I was just plain lazy this morning when I woke up. Â I had planned on going to Bakersfield for the March Meet, but instead I rolled over and slept in. Â I guess the thought of driving 100 miles and walking many more miles didn’t appeal to me today. Â I always enjoy the event when I arrive but I will wait until the NSRA event to go to Bakersfield. Â Walt called early and wanted to come to Da Rod Shop open house and NSRA inspection on sunday which I though sounded like a great idea. Â I have not been to a car event in a couple of weeks so maybe I will get back in the grove this weekend.
Skot from Santa Cruz stopped by this morning and we did some bench racing while looking at the roadster. Â He is a former GM employee so we had a lot to talk about. Â He owns his own hot rod shop now and is doing fabrication, painting and body work which is what he did for GM. Â I was thankful for him stopping by and we had a great session. Â I love when people come over and just talk about cars and their passion for the hobby. Â I am trying to persuade more homeowners to stop by and see what they are missing. Â It is not junk I have in my garage… it is the beginning of a Picasso.
I need to put another coat of black paint on the engine today and take the manifold to the bead blaster for a tune up. Â I plan to leave it in the natural finish as all the other aluminum parts have been done in the same finish. Â I like to the OEM look in the engine compartment.
Enjoy the weekend and please take the roadster for a drive.
I always liked this look….wire wheels, bones, correct top and a louvered trunk lid.
Kevin still set the bar real high when he had Pete build this one for him. Â What more could you want? Â Maybe a matching sedan hiboy.
Jim had the trunk full at a recent LARS event. Â Bias tires made me take a second look and it was worth it.
Another Washington blue hiboy and bias tires. Â Tacoma cream steel wheels are the right ones in my book.
John was at the 75th in Detroit and fell in love with this old one. Â Can you name the windshield ?
If you require more room have Roy build you a Rat’s Glass hiboy roadster as he did for Poteet.
Every year this one shows up and every year I take photos. Â Note early Mustang steering box and 4 bar mount.
The all brick houses in the background tell me this one is not from California. Â I would guess Oklahoma, Ohio or Michigan.
Kevin has a nice roadster with an Eastwood chassis. Â Jump in and have some fun with plenty of leg room.
Rory put together this special model 40 with lots of old time tricks.
Here is one I captured on the net and it appears to be the real deal. Â Note front aprons that have been formed around grille.
The weekend hot rod couple…..Really!
Tim and his wife have been active in racing and building hot rods for many years. Â She is in integral part of the passion for cars. Â I think he is related to Henry Ford and has a small 40 coupe factory in Northern CA.