The morning started off on a bad note. Â I was watching the news and they showed a photo of a hot rod that was involved in a terrible accident. Â The driver was killed as he was thrown out of the vehicle. Â Memorial Day always is a bad weekend for auto accidents but not normally early in the morning. Â I don’t know if the driver was headed to the West Coast Kustom event in Santa Maria but I suspect he was. Â Wherever you go this weekend in any type of vehicle , please drive carefully and responsibly as I want you around on Tuesday.
A very tragic accident happened just a few miles from my house. Â I did not know the car or driver. Â Please drive Carefully.
Even with high gas prices many people are headed out today for the long weekend. Â We have some local events that will keep me off the main freeways and hopefully very safe in Simi Valley.
Long before I started to modify old Fords, I restored them to their original form except for the mechanical brakes. Â I added hydraulic brakes to my Deuces. Â My high school buddy Dave, sent me some photos of one of his garage visits to a V8’r in his town. Â I think you will enjoy the photos and appreciate the work involved to return old sheet metal into new again. Â I have seen the cars at the National V8 meets and they are flawless. Â I believe the fellows name who built the cars is Jensen a long time V8 club member.
Chuy’s is starting up again Saturday night and the wife and I will cruise down to start the weekend off in our hot rod. Â We all have a lot to be thankful and I wish all of you a wonderful and safe Memorial Day Weekend.
One of Henry’s best is the 39 convertible coupe. Â The color is a deep maroon almost black/brown.
The convertible sedan is another winner and started my search for one several years ago. Â The wife loves these cars. Â You won’t find a better one than Jerry’s.
Why would you ever want anything more than a stock interior in these cars? Â I think he did his own upholstery work.
Every 39 collector needs a tudor sedan to go on tours. Â Remember what I said about sedans yesterday.
The 39 sedan has a great looking dash, steering wheel and heater that hot rodder’s rob for their cars.
Jerry is a busy man. Â This 51 Mercury convertible will be in the same class as the 39’s as far as workmanship goes. Â Try to find a clean 49-51 Mercury convertible these days.
Gary’s son has a new ride that will provide a very comfortable ride on his way to and from the events.
Today’s Model A Roadster…..Dreaming!
I saw Bill’s roadster last weekend at the Town Center and fell in love again. Â He is a professional graphic designer and his photography is first class.