On this episode of HOT ROD Unlimited, we get a closer look a Ridler Award winner! At the 2013 Detroit Autorama, eight cars were chosen to compete for the prestigious Ridler Award. The winner was Ron Cizek's 1940 Ford, "Checkered Past", built by Andy Leach at CAL Automotive Creations. Andy and Ron invited us out to Bennington, Nebraska to get a closer look at the supercharged, flathead-powered Checkered Past, and meet some of the talented fabricators who made it possible. We take the car on its first street drive, and stop by a local car cruise to see what the enthusiast scene is all about in Bennington. Andy also takes us through the CAL Creations shop to give us a sneak peek at some of the current projects, including a '71 'Cuda and a land speed racing car.