O'Connell Specialties

Builders of award winning street rods and custom automobiles.

Recipient of the 52nd Annual Detroit Autorama Ridler Builder Award.  Located in Plainfield, Illinois, O'Connell Specialties is here to help you design your custom hot rod and bring your dream to life.

On this episode of Competition Ready, Bob McKee, Mike Philips and their team of expert surface technicians receive a call from Tim O'Connell, one of the top builders in the country and a Legend Cup contender at the annual Chicago World of Wheels show.

See the 52nd Annual Ridler Award Winner come to life. The 47 Willy's was built by Tim O'Connell. Tim O'Connell was the first to ever receive the Ridler Builder Award.

Starting up a nearly finished 1968 Pontiac LeMans

1968 Pontiac LeMans Throttle Check

Tim O'Connell from O'Connell Specialties discusses the details of the 52nd Annual Ridler Award Winner.  Tim O'Connell was the first to ever receive the Ridler Builder Award.