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The Aggressively Elegant Cars of Andy Leach | Ep. 5

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Episode Summary:

Keep the car what it is. Refine the car, but keep it what it is.

That’s just a small piece of the philosophy driving Andy Leach, founder of CAL Automotive Creations and our guest on Episode 5 of What Moves You, a Speedway Motors podcast.

Ever since Andy’s dad whipped the car around to check out a ‘34 Chevy, Andy only wanted to work with cars. For better or worse along the way, Andy put enough dedication and time into chasing his dream that people started coming to him. Today, it’s for the better, and CAL Automotive Creations regularly builds breathtaking cars with a team dedicated to building the best.

Andy and his team have established themselves as consistent executors of classic hot rod visions. They’ve built a ‘40 Ford Coupe that won 2013’s Ridler Award, a wicked ‘71 Barracuda, a perfect ‘30 Model A Coupe...the list goes on. See all the builds for yourself at

Andy’s team brings passion for do-it-right, hot rod philosophy to every build, whatever it takes. They’re making cars that make statements and, if you can believe it, are actually cars. When the team is finished, the clients are going to rack up miles. CAL Automotive Creations builds cars meant to drive.

Andy Leach and CAL Automotive Creations build insanely beautiful cars, nail every detail, and they’re building these cars to drive. That’s why they receive so much acclaim from the global hot rod community.

Get a peek behind the curtain and the brains of one today’s modern hot rod visionaries.

This Model A coupe made the Great 8 in Detroit. It's a study in Andy's philosophy of "Aggressive Elegance".
The '34 Chevy that started it all. Here it is in front of Jeff and Jim's dad's Old Car Company prior to the Leach family's ownership.
The '34 Chevy Bonneville car made a stop at the Museum of American Speed recently.
Here's "Checkered Past", the '40 coupe that started it all.
Here's a better look at the race car in its natural habitat.
The '62 bubbletop. These cars really are built to drive.
Here's Andy's garage, full of late 50's and early 60's Pontiacs and Buicks.
Kent Matranga's 'Cuda, one of the most recent CAL builds.

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