How ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons’ Desire For A Hot Rod Turned Into An Iconic Car

ZZ Top’s Billy F. Gibbons iconic 1933 Ford “Eliminator” started off as a way to fulfill his desire to have a hot rod. Little did he know it would become a celebrity of its own. If you don’t know what Eliminator is, well, you haven’t done much listening of rock music since the 1980s. It was a big hit with “Gimme All Your Lovin’” and “Sharp Dressed Man” which made it a star of its own.

Gibbons credits the car with doing a lot for the band, lovers of hot rods, and also the sport of hot-rodding in general. Eliminator helped bring what some consider a dying hot rod culture at the time to the famed “MTV Generation”, helping launch the custom hot rod world to where it is today. All you fans out there will be happy to know the car is still going strong!

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