Monday – Monday The Need for Speed

Yes, even after you retire, Mondays always start a new week for you and the wheels start to turn. I guess that’s the way it has always been for me. I like to think this week will provide more opportunities than the previous week (Always think positively). The NHRA Museum Twilight Cruise is this Wednesday and if I can muster up some of the gang we may venture out for the afternoon. The Museum is always a fun place to visit and a reminder of how Drag Racing was and still is a big part of the hot rod scene. I, for one, think Drag Racing guided me into building cars that go fast and looked exceptional. As the sport grew, and the cost of racing continued to rise, street hot rods and street rods were a direct derivative of the function. The same thrill of going fast on the strip became a reality on the streets and although illegal, we still participated in our youth. I don’t know about you but I still like the seat of the pants feel when you hit the throttle and feel the adrenaline beginning to flow. I sometimes try on some of the guys on the street but not often and only on secluded roads our gang travels. As the saying goes, “Old Men need Speed too.” Right Walt?

As a reminder, if you are sending me photos to post on my site they need to be 640 x 480 to show up. I want to accommodate all of my viewers but I can’t post photos that are sent in the smaller sizes. Your computer should allow you to select the correct format.

Look for some good opportunities this week and take advantage of them.

Stay Tooned!


Doane loved speed and built some dynamic examples in his days. His now famous roadster is just that, “Famous” and Fast.

Eric Clapton likes to go fast and his Brizio built 40 coupe is in town so Frank went over and snapped a nice photo. This is the smaller of the two engines that were installed.

Do you know the song? Eric has a way with words.

Boyce loved to go fast, Dave loved to go fast and now John is trying his hand at putting this roadster back together. Note chassis structure on front end.

John has quite a collection of cars which includes 40 Deuces. He likes speed also along with beauty. Thanks Tim for photos.

The Mexican Blackbird was built for speed, comfort and beauty. I have seen this one and it is really sweet. The cockpit looks inviting.

Looks are important when you want to go fast…. If it doesn’t do it, you still look good.

Roy can build you a “Speed 33” with a nice street motor to satisfy you quest for speed. Nice profile.

If you are low on bucks then build a mor-door with a built flathead. Leave as is and look for the easy prey.

Yesterday and today this hot rod phaeton has the look so many of us wanted. Down and dirty and loads of fun.

Monday’s Hot Rod!

Glenn picked up this beauty to satisfy his need for a stocker with late model horsepower. Larry Braga built this one and it is very nice.

This is an “Age Appropriate” hot rod for all of us. Your grandkids will love it. “Grandpa’s old car sure is fun to ride in.”

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  3. Good to see the pictures of the ’40 Tudor here! Gary sent me a few photos to tide me over until the truck arrives but I forgot to grab these two before the ad disappeared. Can’t wait to take the grandkids for a ride. Thanks!

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