Hot rod 'bug' takes hold in All Black camp
Sam Cane joins Brodie Retallick in hot rod project
The hot rod 'bug' is spreading through the All Black camp, days before they take on Wales this weekend.
A bespoked roadster hot rod is being built for Brodie Retallick at Jonesey’s Garage in Hamilton.
But now his All Black and Chiefs teammate Sam Cane wants one too, and it will be a lot more powerful than Retallick’s.
While ‘The Broadster” hot rod will be powered by a eight-cylinder Lexus engine, Sam Cane’s hot rod will be powered by a BMW V12 engine.
Brodie Retallick sizing-up his new hot rod
The T-Bucket hot rods are being built during the lead-up to the CRC Speedshow in Auckland next month.
The hot rods are the inspiration of the host of television’s Hot Rod Show, Doug Bell.
“We can now use the working title ‘The All Blacksters’ as we are now building a car for Sam Cane,” he told Driven today.
“Same everything except a BMW V12 motor instead of the Lexus.”
Doug Bell said the chassis rails and engine for Cane’s hot rod would be mocked up at the speedshow, while Brodie Retallick’s car would be built before the show, taken apart and reassembled in front of the public during the show.
Retallick is a petrol head from way back, having owned various customized cars, including a classic Chevrolet. He currently drives a classic HT Holden, as well as his All Black car, a Ford Ranger ute.
A Harley Davidson Fatbob cruiser motorbike features on Sam Cane’s Facebook page.
See more about the projects on a special preview edition of this week’s episode of The Hot Rod Show, on Driven.co.nz. The full show screens on Face TV, Sky Channel 83, at 9 tonight.