Megaspeed Grand Champion: The Boot Hill Automotive Resurrection Hauler


Before I get back into another round of Mega Speed coverage (read: finish editing the photos) I thought I would put up some snaps of the 2013 Mega Speed Grand Champion, the ’56 Hauler.

Mega Speed was actually my second time seeing this truck in person. The first time I saw it was at the Detroit Autorama (where it took home 1st place, Radical Truck, Best Truck, and Outstanding Display).

The reason you didn’t see any photos of it in the Detroit Autorama coverage is because every time I tried to get a photo it was surrounded by a wall of people.

Here in Toronto the truck was still mostly surrounded at any given time but thanks to (yet another) riding friend who works for the company commissioned to build the truck —Boothill Automotive located in Erin Ontario— I was lucky enough to get a chance to step inside the display and snap a few photos of this immaculate ford.

The list of body modifications done to this truck is very extensive and yet none of it is in your face
One modification that caught my eye instantly was the incredibly cool manually operated, gas shock assisted, cable latching, hinged front end
Underneath the hinged hood sits this Roush 588 EFI motor
The box of the truck is scratch built with custom fenders that are 2 ¼” wider than stock and 1 ½” longer in the front
The interior like the rest of the truck was beautifully resto modded with carbon fibre, steel, and leather 
½” thick carbon fibre/honeycomb bed boards line the floor
This photo is a little weird as it was shot in a mirror but shows the Ride Tech suspension, 3″ mandrel bent exhaust, modified rear end
Great looking trophy, well deserved, trophy for the folks at Boothill

Much more info about the final product and the build can be found at

This reminds me that I’ve got some shots from the 2012 Boothill BBQ still to post up….


  1. That’s one gorgeous machine. The 53-56 F-100 customizing community is probably just as cutthroat, if not more, than any traditional rod community.

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