For the third time, young builder Matteo Medoro has risen to the top of the list in competition.
This time, the Edmonton builder’s 1947 Dodge truck creation was named the top truck entry in the Masterpieces of Metal contest. In each of the past two years, the autobody student at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) has been recognized by SEMA in the Young Guns competition.
His 1947 Dodge Truck is a ground up build with body from a 1947 truck, chassis from 1991 3/4 ton 4×4 first generation Dodge chassis. Under the hood is a 12 valve Cummins with a BD Diesel turbo. It’s equipped with ABS, and Toyo 38″ x 15.5″ tires.
Powered by Westin Automotive and presented by The AAM Group’s Event 2020 virtual trade show, the Masterpieces of Metal vehicle-build contest invited automotive builders to submit their best creations and pit them against the work of other metal-minded overachievers.
Event attendees voted for their favorite builds across four categories, with the winners taking home a custom trophy. In addition, the overall top vote-getter received ultimate bragging rights and a Superwinch winch of their choice.
The four champions are as follows:
CAR (and OVERALL WINNER): Jerry Taliaferro Race Cars, 1969 Ford Mustang
JEEP: Ultimate Truck Offroad—Marty Choyeske, 2020 Jeep Wrangler
SUV: Elite Broncos—John Cole, “Viva Oly” 1970 Ford Bronco
TRUCK: Shabba Motorsports and Customs, “Matteo Medoro” 1947 Dodge WD-21
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