I received a new issue of SRM and R&C this week and I think it is my age causing me difficulty with current hot rod magazines. Â I find both publications, which I have subscribed to for many years, contain very little content that I can relate to. Â I have reduced my subscriptions dramatically during the past year and I find myself reading the publications in the Â grocery store or book store. Â If I like the issue, I purchase it, otherwise I wait until next month. Â I know that is not good for the publishers but it is good for me. Â The internet provides me with all the coverage I need of events as well as technical articles. Â I can locate them in a hurry with Goggle and have no storage problems with the bulk of magazines. Â I only keep one year on the shelf, whereas, I used to keep 30 plus years in plastic containers in the garage. Â I must have moved those magazines 15 times over the years and decided when I retired I didn’t need them anymore and donated them to Vista Publishing in Burbank. Â I have a great memory of those books and used to be able to tell what issue a car was in and the name of the owner. Â I have a hard time remembering my name these days but I somehow manage to eventually recall my past. Â I am impressed with the GG’s publication and continue to be a member. Â Some nights require sitting in the chair to get comfortable and I need a good magazine to read while watching the TV. Â Retirement is a tuff life so keep working if you can.
Have a great weekend and drive the hot rod to the Donut shop tomorrow. Â You will be glad you did.
Frank is not happy unless he buys a new car every month. Â He just drove this one back from AZ and is having fun with the ZZ4 motor and Â primer painted Deuce. Â I need to go over and look at this one. Â I have never set in one with the windshield laid back that far. Frank likes to have a full fendered version and a hiboy in his collection.
He also owns this fendered version of the popular Deuce roadster. Â This one has a flathead and is basically stock in appearance.
I don’t think Frank has had one of these rare birds.
My neighbor is moving to CO where it is nice and warm and never snows. Â I think he is in for a surprise when the snow hits CO. Â A very nice Deuce sits in clean driveway with snow on the yard. Â It is a” warm cold” so they say.
I am a fan of these big boys also. Â Maroon seems to be the most popular color on these cars and this one shows you why. Â The wife is happy with cars that have roll up windows and a heater. Â The stance is what make these large cars look good. Â This one is right on the money in my mind. Â I have owned three of them and I am looking for another one.
I have not forgotten about QC’s I just don’t think I need one anymore. Â The is my style with the 40 housings and a Model A spring. Â The disc brakes and knockoffs are a nice feature and about as cheap as building a set of Buick Drums and backing plates.
Bill purchased this from Dick many years ago and has been slowly putting it back together. Â He brought it home in the back of a pickup truck. Â Note wood structure of doors. Â I know repo’s are not the real thing but the SAR and Wescott bodies are far superior to the originals. Â If you put a SBC, nine inch and paint it Washington blue, does it reallly matter. Â In my mind repo’s are real cars. Â They go down the road and have the look of the real thing without the headache. Â I know you don’t have bragging rights but you have a real nice car…maybe even a AMBR winner. Â I think he should give it to me for storage.
Don made a Wescott roadster into a real show winner and captured the hearts of the model 40 crowd. Â The car was an instant hit and several people copied him in subsequent years. Â Good job Don.
Today’s Model 40 roadster…..I keep this on my wall.
While this is a drawing of a Henry roadster, the SAR one is a close as you would ever want to a real one and much, much cheaper. Â Have your ever seen a real model 40 body for sale recently that was under $35K? Â Lynn Williams took delivery of his second one prior to his passing. Â He installed a stock firewall and front floors to make it more original.