Johnny Martin and Greg & Judy Hrehovcsik’s 1957 Chevy was named 2018 Ridler Winner last evening in Detroit! After some drama regarding leaked build photos (and a potential disqualification) the spectacular, chopped silver 1957 Chevy hardtop from co-owners Johnny Martin and Greg & Judy Hrehovcsik from Alamosa, Colorado drove off with hot rodding’s most coveted prize.

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Built by Johnny and Ryan Martin of Johnny’s Trim & Rod Shop (winners of a Great 8 award in 2011 for a ’62 Corvette), they reconfigured the hardtop roof (that was once modified for gull-wing doors for an unfinished previous build!), which is chopped 3″ (the same amount the body has been channeled) and also wedge-sectioned one inch in front and 3 inches in the rear.

CLICK HERE to see the full photo gallery and how it all went down courtesy of our friends at Fuel Curve.