Back in April, we told you about Top Gear on History co-host Rutledge Wood and his plan to build a 1949 Chevy Step Van in time for the Hot Rod Power Tour. Wood enlisted the help of American Resto Mods, Summit Racing, and other top automotive aftermarket manufacturers to complete the one-of-a-kind Step Van in time for the Power Tour, which is in full swing right now.

You can get an overview of Rutledge Wood’s 1949 Chevrolet Step Van in our original post on the project, see build photos on the American Resto Mods site, and look for future OnAllCylinders tech articles on the build here. First, check out video of the van’s maiden voyage and see pics from the Power Tour below:


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David Fuller is OnAllCylinders' managing editor. During his 20-year career in the auto industry, he has covered a variety of races, shows, and industry events and has authored articles for multiple magazines. He has also partnered with mainstream and trade publications on a wide range of editorial projects. In 2012, he helped establish OnAllCylinders, where he enjoys covering all facets of hot rodding and racing.