Creative Industry Rides

Volume 1, Catalog Series #4

Darcy Batlach’s 1936 Ford Model A Rat Rod

Darcy, head of experiential marketing for Northern Tool + Equipment, blames her passion for Rat Rods on Billy Lane of Choppers Inc. fame. While working with Billy during his Biker Build off days, which aired on Discovery Channel, he acquired a Rat Rod truck and from that moment on, she knew she had to have one.

Hers is titled as a 1936 Model A and originally had green paint. Built by the Thompson Bros. in Utah , it was often run on the Bonneville Salt Flats. Weighing just over 1,000lbs, with a 406, it is the fastest vehicle she owns and has also had the honor of having Richard Petty and Billy Lane make an appearance in it, and autographing it for good measure.

Possibly even more amazing than a visit by Richard Petty, the Ford is Darcy’s daily driver during Summer and Fall, but she tucks it away for the Minnesota Winters.

Or before she exhausts her luck and gets a speeding ticket.

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