Monday’s Mood

October brings a whole new series of events to the southland. The Throttlers Picnic, the Hot Rod Reunion, Woodies at Dana Point, Kernville and the list goes on. We will have an event every weekend to attend. I only will attend a couple of them but they should be fun and filled with hot rods and woodies.

I spent the day watching football and working in the yard. The wife wanted to go for ice cream so off we went in Curvy. The evening drive was nice, even though it was very hot today. We both love ice cream but limit the quantity to once a week. Funny how people of all ages gravitate toward a woody when they are parked. I don’t care what age you are, woodies are a magnet to most folks. Woodies can be hot rods or stockers it doesn’t seem to matter. The wooden car has always been an attraction to the beach crowd, but also to the people who admire the wonderful varnished finish on the cars. Ford’s Iron Mountain, MI factory (similar to Nick Alexander’s garage) was a wonderful facility that turned out those beautiful cars. Women love the woodies and my wife is one of them. For many years, she would always ride along with me to Wavecrest and say, “Why don’t you build one of these?” Now that is my kind of wife.

I saw some of the photos from the Rodders Journal show and it looked like it was very successful. Steve is from that part of the country and knows lots of hot rodders. See the HAMB for photos.

Finally, the grandaddy of all swap meets, Hershey, is this month and draws people and cars from all over the world. Dave is headed out to see what he can add to his collection and he starts his shopping on set up day. I wish I could go and see the cars and parts but will settle for his great photos.

Have a great month and enjoy the fall colors in your hot rod.

Stay Tooned!


The San Luis Roadster had a fall run to Bass Lake and Yosemite. The brisk mountain are with the scent of pine trees makes riding in a roadster a memorable event.

What a life these roadster boys live…sitting in the parking lot filled with cars and good friends among the neat cabins in the background

Here is the fun part…touring down the hi-way and enjoying the free spirit of driving a roadster. Thanks Mike for the photos. I am jealous.

I stole this one from the TRJ event. I am a big fan of the 33/44 roadster hiboy roadsters. I bet Don Small likes this one. The top louvers are definitely unique and must have cost a fortune. Johnson’s Rod Shop had a similar set up on their roadster.

Jim has one nice 40 coupe that is flathead powered and detailed to the max.

Here is a nice simple exhaust system in a Deuce. You can do this in your garage with  minimal tools. Note neat hangers on x- member.

You old timers will remember how this was the first thing to go in our deuces. Today they are gold and being reproduced.

Another delivery out of Ohio Cars. Bob finished this a year or so ago after adding Artillery wheels and other cool touches.

Andre wants a new floor like this to replace the old scarred up wood I removed. Lot of work but the look is priceless in my mind.

Today’s Woody!

Ruby and I saying good bye while the sun set over the mountains. John is enjoying the car when he isn’t racing his Cobra.



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