June is Roadster & Forty Ford Month

June brings two of my favorite Hot Rod shows to LA. The LARS and the Forty Ford Day both long standing shows in the LA area. I have attended both over the 30 years I have lived here. I will devote the first few posts to roadsters and the last to 1940 Fords. Many from the around the world will be headed to LA to enjoy this famous roadster show. Under new management I sure the show will seem seamless to most with improvements in most areas including the Swap Meet area. Please register ahead of time in order to avoid the long lines to enter. This goes for the roadsters and preferred parking areas. See the LARS site for information.

I am looking forward to seeing all of my old friends and meeting some new ones at the show and various open houses. Jane usually tags along for the SO-CAL Open House on Friday night so I hope to see many of you at the location. This Open House will be a tribute to Pete for all he contributed to our hobby over the years. Not sure about parking, but you might check with them for the required tickets to park in their lot. Street parking is available and very safe.

Update on Pepe — Now at 1000 miles on the rebuild he is doing fine except for a transmission leak which I will deal with this week. The 700-r4 is not know to leak like the 350 but mine does from sitting for 6 months on jack stands. An easy fix at the local transmission shop who will change the filter and check it out for me. Jane and I are enjoying our cursing time with the Back Road Boys and are looking for a summer of fun in Pepe and maybe a roadster.

Stay Tooned!


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This famous logo has stood the test of time and for the first time will be hosted by a new promotor, Rod Shows. I’m positive it will still be the greatest show on earth for roadsters just as the GNRS has been since leaving Oakland.

What a beautiful site with this 102 year old passenger riding around in a Deuce roadster enjoying some wonderful memories.

Diane caught the group filling up their tiny gas tanks on the annual Roadster Roundup in SLO.

I am partial to the model 40 roadsters so expect a few this month.

If the wife won’t head to LA then take the dog.

Long a favorite of mine this one still does it for me.

Phil’s is another favorite with the Duvall and the hardtop.

Brizio outdid himself with this masterpiece 33 roadster.

The current trend in hiboy roadsters is one I like. The Dick Rodwell/Stanley Wanlass windshield and Real Wheels really make this roadster stand out in a sea of Deuce roadsters.

A roadster that I have followed for many years and through many owners in now being upgrade again.

Earth tones seem to be popular on the current builds and I like them. I will always be a basic black fan but the new colors are also very attractive.

As you know I like the Duvall windshield and thanks to Bill I will be putting one on my next roadster.

The classic Deuce hiboy will always be a the top of most old timers who remember these priceless jewels from their youth.

Keith made a beauty from the Kent Fuller body and chassis. Ford powered sets it apart from most with the SBC.

Walt owns this Body built roadster and former AMBR contender. The ride in these cars is exceptional for a short wheel base chassis. (108″) Boyd extended all his chassis by 2″ using   Just-A-hobby boxed rails. I fit in this one.

The late Joe Mayall built this one in his garage and now Louie is the caretaker of this very nice 33 roadster.

Jim drives his tub to exhibit some of the skills his shop has with Deuces.

A 33 would be a nice project for Pewsplace.

An old sedan made into a tub looks good for the 80’s. Note Centerlines which were the rage after Zenith wire wheels.

The Uno Numero in my book is this Brizo built 33 Phaeton built for Bruce Canepa. None better in my book.

A blueprint for perfection in a hiboy roadster.

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