I know most of you have big plans and lots of resolutions for the year and I hope they all come true by December. Â I have been setting goals and objectives for myself for many years and try to measure my accomplishments throughout the year. Â Some years I do good and some years time just seems to pass by without any accomplishments. Â I have specific target dates for this years goals and I thought I would share them with you. Â My first target date was to drive something in the Pasadena Roadster Club Reliability Run which has now been cancelled for 2011. Â I presume it is due to the increasing popularity of the event and the manpower and financial responsibility to handle the increasing attendance and spectators. Â I have not reached Mr. Lacey for an official comment but will try to do in the coming weeks. Â I really rank this event right at the top of what hot rodding is all about to me. Â A super bunch of nice people and hot rods that I really respect the builders expression. Â Maybe next year I can persuade them to hold the event again. Â I am sure many folks would contribute to the event if required to do so.
Objectives for 2011
- The first objective is to drive a car in the PRC Reliability Run which has now been cancelled. Â I have a good excuse for not making this one. Â Maybe next year they will have another one or someone will start their own Reliability Run.
- The second objective is to drive one of my cars to the LARS in Pomona. Â I have the cherished roadster cups and plaques from shows and would like one more. Â I will report on this after Father’s Day.
- The third objective is to drive a 40 to the Forties Limited show the following weekend and enjoy this great event in a 40. Â I been attending this event for over 20 years and have only driven a 40 to two of them.
- The fourth objective is to drive to the Deuce Day in Northern California in a Deuce of any kind. Â I have not attended in a long time so this is the year to go.
- The fifth and final objective is to attend the NSRA Nationals in Louisville where I have not been in many years.
As we go through the year I will report on my progress. Â As my wife always tells me there is nothing wrong with dreaming. Â She is always right.
Have a wonderful weekend and send me some photos of your garage scene.
Roy built this Wescott beauty a few years ago and I have always like the look of a full fendered model 40 roadster.
The beauty of the 33 over the 34 is the hood reveals and slim grille surround. Â The original 33 hoods and grilles command big dollars today even in the reproduction market.
The 33 phaeton is really a rare car but each year I see more and more of these showing up at the events. Â This one looks like a stocker.
I am not sure I like the model 40 as a hiboy but they could convince me to own one. Â This was a low dollar cherry pie at P-Town a few years ago.
Looking at the rear view the tank looks better on these than on a Deuce due to the Â lower body reverse curve.
The 36 roadster makes a fine hot rod and stands out in a sea of Deuces and Model 40’s. Â Gary would like this one for his bride.
A long time favorite of many people is the full fendered Deuce. Â Note Bop Top, Firestone Dirt Trackers and big headlights. Â Drive this one to Pomona and you will have lots of company for the weekend.
I know this will get your heart pumping for the weekend. Â Thirty four 3 windows have long been on the must have list for collectors. Â Tom is a big fan and has a couple in his fleet both hiboy and fendered.
A long time friend, Ron has owned this hiboy for many years. Â He loves the Dirt Trackers and Americans. Â Eastwood built the chassis and Fat Jack helped with the construction. Â The paint scheme is from and early P&J T shirt.
Todays 40 Convert…dreaming!
A real survivor showed up at P-Town pulling a bike. Â I loved the patina of the cool 40 rag.
Period perfect is the SBC with painted valve covers and cast exhausts manifolds. Â I also liked the generator.