#MTSEMA18: Hanro’s Engraved 2018 Ford Expedition
This May Be the Coolest SUV
We caught up with our friend Hank Robinson of Hanro Studios Engraving, the guy who uses Dremel tools to engrave crazy artwork on metal surfaces. You may remember him engraving the F-150 named “Freedom Blues” in the American Force booth two years ago, or his crazy engraved Super Duty “Aluminati” from last year’s SEMA Show, which landed the cover of the January 2018 issue of 8-Lug magazine. His work is simply amazing, and, as I like to say: You had me at Hanro.
He’s back at it again (actually, he’s never stopped) for the 2018 SEMA Show, this time engraving the Mrs.’s 2018 Ford Expedition named “Ominous” in the outdoor DUB booth. The leather smock isn’t a Halloween costume, and he’s not a serial killer. He’s spending the week actually engraving the Expedition in front of large crowds along a main thoroughfare to and from the show.
Although not the biggest SUV at the show by any means, the Expedition is actually pretty legit for what it is, and it’s definitely the only engraved new SUV we know of. It features custom engraving on the sides, which Hank will flesh out as the week progresses. The rear has a tasty tramp stamp, including an “Ominous” engraved badge, and the 22-inch TIS Forged wheels wrapped in 35-inch Nitto Trail Grapplers are also engraved.
Hank is no one-trick pony, as these SEMA builds aren’t the only thing he does all year. Landing a gig engraving for Monster during this past year, he’s been busily working with the energy drink mogul, engraving stuff and drawing crowds at different events across the nation. You better believe we picked up a few cans of Monster at the DUB booth to keep us going strong the rest of the day.