On this week’s episode of Roadkill, the Hot Rod guys make a special delivery to a fan in Paso Robles, Calif. Since a road trip is all about the journey, the guys make a few stops on the way, including the Hot Rod Ranch in Lompoc, and Gambino Kustoms in San Jose, where they pick up the special delivery: a 1950 Mercury.
Before the guys embark on their journey up north, they pick up an old friend first: the dog from the infamous El Camino engine swap episode. They then make a pit stop in Lompoc to visit the Hot Rod Ranch, where they ogle over some of the projects in the shop. Little did they know there was much more to admire on the actual ranch. Before they go check out what’s stored on the ranch property, they perform some burnouts, ironically in front of the sign pointing to the Lompoc Penitentiary. While they could’ve spent all day at the ranch, the guys still had to go to Gambino Kustoms in San Jose to pick up a 1950 Mercury for a fan. The car doesn’t run, but with some help from the guys at Gambino, they make it work well enough to drive it up to Paso Robles, Calif. to deliver it to the proud new owner, Jim Norman. While in San Jose, they visit another Hot Rod reader, who at just 16 years old, owns a 1951 Pontiac. On the road, the duo is surprised the Merc is doing so well until it starts to rebel only six miles from their destination.
Will Norman get his dream 1950 Merc after all? Watch the video below to find out!