This year marks the 10th anniversary of the passing of Ed ‘Big Daddy’ Roth. Roth was described by famed journalist Tom Wolfe as the Salvador Dali of the hot rod world during the late-fifties and early-sixties. Big Daddy was not only revered for his iconic artwork but also for his help in cultivating the American hot rod culture.
The Los Angeles Times recently sat down with Big Daddy’s youngest son, Darryl Roth, to remember the hot rod legend. Roth tells about growing up having Big Daddy for a father and how even after ten years, seeing his father’s artwork makes him swear Big Daddy was still alive.
You can read the LA Times article here.