The People Behind AmericanSportsCars.com
Fred and Deanna Roth have been in the car hobby for the entire 52 years
they have been married. Both were educators and enjoyed their summers
restoring their treasures and traveling to shows across the country.
Our son Christopher Roth has been actively involved in the love and restoration
of the collection since he was 16. Learning on a 1957 Chevy, he soon graduated
to our 1955 Corvette, where he did the majority of the research and restoration.
When he turned 16, our grandson, Randy Barker, began to involve himself
in the family hobby.He has a dead eye for details and detailing!
At the age of 16 I was well into my passion for cars. In 1954 I bought this
Hornet powered '49 Commodore Coupe. This started an insane passion for
Hudson motor cars of which I have owned 37 to date. It was the Hudson
Italia that got us into collecting American Sports Cars back in the late 60's.
Fred & Deanna with with their Woodill Wildfire & Muntz Jet at Pebble Beach
The Biography of a Car Nut!
You might say Fred Roth was born with a steering wheel in his mouth. In the
early 40's, at the age of four, he would stand next to his father on the
front seat of their car (no seat belts in those days) as they were traveling down the road and rattle off
the year and make of every oncoming car, no matter how fast they approached.
The Roths are very proud that all the restoration work, including the faqct that all paint, mechanical
and body work was done by Fred and his son Chris, plus wife, Deanna, has done the majority of the upholestry on these cars.
Everything is done right there at their home in Thousand Oaks.
Their restorations have won many awards, the crowning achievement being their
Muntz, which came in second only to the beautiful one-off Bosley at Pebble
Beach, as well as their restored Hudson Italia, winning a similar award at Pebble out of a field of 13 cars.
All their restorations have won a first in class or a best of show at one time or another.
The most notable being the Muntz Jet at Palm Springs in 1997, the Hudson
Italia at the 2000 Muckenthaler Motor Show, the '55 Corvette, at the Red
Line Corvette show in 2002,and the Maverick Sportster winning first in class in 2007
at the Amelia Island Concours in Florida, as well as a best in show at the Muckenthaler Motor Show in 2008.
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