I saw this in person at the Winnipeg World of Wheels car show last winter and knew it had to be built eventually. Aaron Grote built the original Ed Roth style rod. Mine is built for the LUGNuts 2nd birthday challenge.
Thanks to Mariann, "Modelgal," Asanuma for hooking me up with the dome bits. And also, thanks to Heather and Alex of Slickbricks for the license plate tile.