The weekend was filled with car show activities all over the LA area and the Central Coast.Â I spent Saturday morning at the Town Center looking at some really neat cars and talking to owners about their builds. Â I find the guy who struggled through the building process the most interesting to interview. Â If you have been to paint and upholstery jail you can appreciate the time your car spent in each facility completing the build. Â One particular 31 hiboy roadster spent the better part of a year in the paint and body shop to make the car ready for a laser straight black paint job. Â The owner expressed his anxiousness during the process but the end result was worth the wait. Â Bob O had his 40 coupe at the event and was plagued with a dead battery which was caused by the recent upgrade to a 12 volt system. Â It seems the regulator was not working properly and the battery went dead. Â Hot rods are really challenging sometimes. Â The problem was diagnosed as an incorrect installation of the regulator and generator wiring. Â I will cover this problem later on this week.
Sunday started off great and our gang arrived at CCC early and secured some great parking spots on the main street. Â The day went by quickly and after too much lunch we all headed to our cars. Â I must be a jinx because Jim’s beautiful 34 phaeton wouldn’t start and had to be flat-bedded home. Â The culprit this time was thought to be the module in the distributor. Â I now am worried about going anywhere with anyone as they may have trouble starting their hot rod. Â Walt has had the problem as well as Bob O and Jim so I hope this is the last time. Â I am keeping my fingers crossed and have been treating Ruby really nice. Â Thanks to NSRA and CCC for a great Sunday.
Steve was busy all weekend also and took some great photos of their activities in the Central Coast area of California. Â I must admit the scenery was magnificent and I hear they have great wine in the area. Â Don’t tell my wife.
Small groups of hot rods on the back roads really excites these old bones and maybe next year I will head up to the Central Coast and join in the activities.
Here is our gang parked in the “Red Zone” with police approval.
The phaeton had a problem with starting and had to call AAA. Â I did not have anything to do with the problem. Â That is Walt’s 37 parked next to the phaeton so it couldn’t have been Ruby that had the curse.
We headed over to the CCC office and took a peek inside at Jim’s vast array of merchandise he has for sale. Â Talk radio is live each year and Kaplan does a magnificent job of keeping you informed.
Robert had his 3 window coupe with a chopped top and red interior. Â He shows up at most events in the Valley.
The front lawn is packed with high end cars and this B&E Willys was looking to take on all comers.
If you like 40 pickups this one could be yours for $45K. Â I think this truck was built by Jim a few years ago. Â The truck was very, very nice.
Jeff had his hemi powered 40 standard parked next to the food area. Â I really like the black hiboy parked next to him as this is the perfect pair.
I see this 40 coupe at most events in the valley but have never talked to the owner. Â Note bumper and hood striping.
Frantic has his hand in all of these cars. Â Steve’s 37 is the first car Fred built in his new shop. Â Buggy springs front and rear have served him well for over 25 years.
Yes, that famous team of Eastwood & Barakat have purchased the original chassis and our building another clone of the original. Â See the HAMB.
Today’s road trip….dreaming!
Steve is driving his flamed 40 sedan and shooting pictures of the long gray line. Â I would pull over if I saw this line up coming toward me. Â More tomorrow!