From dream to reality, there’s nothing like building a hot rod


A few years ago I met hot-rod builder Steve Moal at the California Mille. Someone else at the rally was driving the Ferrari-powered Gatto, a sleek sports car Moal had created that was inspired by 1960s Maseratis and Ferraris. I’d already been thinking about getting one of his creations, but seeing the Gatto sealed my fate. People associate me with exotic cars, because that’s what I usually restore and sell. The truth is, I’ve loved everything about hot rods—particularly the build process—since I was a kid.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/06/21/carini-on-building-hot-rods