Ed "Big Daddy" Roth was a hot-roddin', gear head, mad scientist and struggling artist who financed his inventions by selling drawings and t-shirts at drag events, fairs and car shows. He created cars in his garage including "Little Jewel", "Outlaw", "Beatnik Bandit" and "Rotar". Some of the characters Roth created included Rat Fink, Drag Nut, Mother's Worry and Mr. Gasser.
In 1963, Revell paid Big Daddy a one cent royalty for each model sold. Mr. Roth made $32,000 that year in royalties. That's over 3 million models sold. Slightly popular. Big Daddy passed away in 2001. His creations live on.
National Street Rod Association, Bakersfield California 2015
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