Red Kap names Ladd of Hollywood Hot Rods as new Craftsman

Sept. 15, 2015
Red Kap, manufacturer of automotive workwear, has selected L.A. Roadsters 2012 Builder of the Year Troy Ladd as the third custom car icon to be added to the growing stable of Red Kap Craftsmen.
Red Kap, the world’s largest manufacturer of automotive workwear, has selected L.A. Roadsters 2012 Builder of the Year Troy Ladd as the third custom car icon to be added to the growing stable of Red Kap Craftsmen. Ladd owns Hollywood Hot Rods in Burbank, Calif. He has been designing, building and restoring incredible custom hot rods out of that high-profile shop for more than a decade.

Ladd is known for his work on the TV shows Rides (2003), Ultimate Car Build Off (2010) and American Icon: The Hot Rod (2010). He’s been honored by enthusiast magazines like Hot Rod Magazine, Street Rodder Magazine and Rod & Custom. Other major wins include Grand National Roadster Show 2010 Builder of the Year and the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association/SEMA 2007 Trendsetter Award. The Newport Bach native’s trademark touch combines a strong reverence for past icons with an eye toward the future.

Watch "The Builder" - Troy Ladd - Red Kap's The Craftsmen Series

The Craftsmen is a video series profiling custom builders who embody Red Kap’s core values of heritage, craftsmanship and passion. “The Builder” is the first of two videos profiling Ladd. Viewers will hear Ladd’s unique stories while seeing the high-performance works of art that earned him a place among this elite group.

“Red Kap’s Craftsman series was developed to celebrate individuals that have a passion for building and follow those dreams to build, whether they are an expert or novice craftsman.  They are not always professionals - many are weekend builders or hobbyists - but all have an unrelenting aspiration in a job done right, and we want to honor these individuals," says Chris Holcombe, vice president and general manager of Distributor Brands, Red Kap.

Red Kap is committed to developing purpose-built workwear for the automotive world, and to supporting and inspiring craftsmen at all levels throughout the industry. The company will continue to add more Craftsmen to this program in the months ahead.

Visit http://www.redkapautomotive.com/Distributors for a complete list of Red Kap Distributors.

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ABOUT RED KAP
For 90 years, Red Kap has been known for the highest quality workwear – everything from work shirts and pants to jackets and coveralls. Red Kap outfits over 16 million hardworking professionals in its comfortable, durable apparel. While the company serves the manufacturing, transportation and construction industries, it specializes in performance workwear for the automotive industry. Red Kap is a division of VF Imagewear, Inc., which is part of VF Corporation, the world’s largest apparel manufacturer. Visit redkapauto.com for more information.

ABOUT TROY LADD
Troy Ladd began working on vintage vehicles at a young age. He developed his building skills on personal vehicles before going into business building specialty cars for customers at Hollywood Hot Rods. Ladd prides himself on building vehicles which show respect for hot rod tradition while carving out its future. Ladd has produced a series of noted hot rods including The Full Metal Jacket 2014 Ford Mustang GT Convertible, as well as the Street Rodder Road Tour ’40 Ford Coupe. Visit hollywoodhotrods.com for more information.

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