Ben Thomas is the head wrenchman and owner of Rancho Deluxe in Melbourne, Australia. He’s a down to earth guy who builds some incredibly beautiful, no-nonsense hot rods that are a very accurate representation of what hotrods are supposed to be, or certainly what they started out as. Stripped back, simplified racers that were built to thunder across the upper-crust of a dried salt lake.

Rancho Deluxe Hot Rods

Photograph by Mr Blanc
Short Film by Bandit Films + Fuel Tank TV

Ben Branch Profile Picture Silodrome - Silodrome Sunday Cinema: Rancho Deluxe
Founder & Senior Editor Silodrome

Ben Branch has had his work featured on CNN, Popular Mechanics, the official Smithsonian Magazine, Road & Track Magazine, the official Pinterest blog, the official eBay Motors blog, BuzzFeed, and many more.

Silodrome was founded by Ben back in 2010, in the years since the site has grown to become a world leader in the alternative and vintage motoring sector, with millions of readers around the world and hundreds of thousands of followers on social media.

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