Friday’s Fun

I am very happy that my town was not hit by the 75 mph winds that swept through the southland yesterday.  We have had a very mild Santa Ana condition so far.  I did take precautions by moving any parts I had outside to the garage area just in case. The pool suffered the worst but I was able to help the pool man with the cleaning this morning.  I will be heading back to the Bay area on Monday so today will be the last blog until I return.

My wife and I are going to decorate Ruby for the parade next weekend in Malibu so she will feel right at home in the parade.  Nothing too fancy but just the right trimmings to let everyone know the holidays are special for Woodies.  Walt suggested we put the decorations on the inside to save them from the wind while driving. Last year the weather was really great and it looks to be good again this year.  I love the holidays and hope you have time to drive your hot rod to some of the many events that are taking place.  If I am home next week I plan to attend the NHRA Twilight Cruise on Wednesday.  The last one of the year is always a well attended event.

I am still working everyday on Andre and will keep you posted on my progress.

Have a wonderful weekend and remember to purchase a gift for your hot rod.

Stay Tooned!


As a young man, (16 years old) I thought this was the best engine for a 40 coupe.  I did not have money for speed equipment but I painted the engine red and the firewall white with decals.  I liked it.  Honest Charley had chrome covers for a few items that I purchased as money became available.

While I was in college I purchased a used intake and heads for the tired flatty. They looked cool but the car still overheated all the time.  I have owned several flathead powered cars during my life time and they all overheated and were hard to start after driving.  It seems that problem has stuck with me all these years.  Ruby had the same problem but is now working great.

While not Lyon blue, this little coupe was standing tall at Bakersfield last year. Forties come standard with red wheels.

I do love the convertibles with their top down and a mild rake.  Perfect!


A 46 black convert looks good also.  More room but they are hard to fit in the garage.

A plain and simple 33 tudor sedan makes a good cruiser and feature a roomy interior.

Joe had a nice roadster and sedan that his children now own.  He was my inspiration for my roadster.  I miss him and Lois.

Lobeck used a lot of fiberglass bodies for his creations.  This “Final 8” example was on of his best model 40’s.

A very stock looking 34 roadster was actually a Wescott bodied car that fooled most admirers.


Today’s roadster…..dreaming!

Lucy would have had fenders eventually as I really fell in love with this one a couple of years ago.




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