Monday’s Mood

The weekend in Santa Barbara was near perfect for our group of Woody lovers. We all meet for breakfast at our favorite Beach Cafe in Summerland and then headed up the road to Santa Barbara for the show. The early morning fog is always present in the area but soon cleared up for a beautiful sun shiny day overlooking the Pacific which was filled with beach goers and sail boats. The venue is atop a grassy knoll on the Santa Barbara City College Campus and is always well maintained.  The event is sponsored by the Santa Barbara Woodie Club and attracts about 100 woodies and 30 or so other early make Hot Rods. We enjoyed the day looking at cars and talking to old friends who we see each year at this event. Our group always brings their own lunch and this year we were treated to Dave’s Tri-Tip, Jerry’s Tamales along with Val’s delicious Smores and Chicken. We never go home hungry from these events. I took one last tour of the cars and headed home down the scenic PCH encountering very little traffic which was good for Pepe and me. Thanks to the Santa Barbara Woodie Club for another great show.

I will be taking Pepe apart for some analysis and maintenance so will be busy until the next event which is near the end of August.

Good luck to all who are headed to the Northwest Deuce Days in Vancouver. Keep the photos coming on FB.

Stay Tooned!


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Early morning arrivals at the Beach Cafe for breakfast.


Woody crew just waking up at the Beach Cafe.


We grabbed a nice spot close to the registration and sidewalk for easy walking.


My favorite of the show was this 40 with a matching teardrop.


I like the use of the 53-56 Ford pickup steering column in the 40 Ford. Pepe has the same.


All the comforts of home including TV and tunes.


Lunch will be ready soon.


The party begins early in the day with Pop Ups set up and ready to go.


There were a several 40 Fords Woodies in attendance today. This was a Hot Rod Woodie.


The two 40’s on the right were stockers, one restored and one original patina which I loved.


Yes, they did make standard model 1940 Woodies.


Jim installed a ZZ430 in his 46 Ford Woody and it moves the lumber down the road.


Not seen a lot these days is this 28 sedan which was really nice.


No event is complete without a Deuce and this sedan was looking real good with larger diameter tires and wheels.


This cutie showed up just as I was leaving. The Mercury hub caps are a favorite of mine.


I had Pepe all shined and ready for the show. He ran perfect but the low oil pressure must be addressed.


For the Woodie Guys and Gals this kind of said it all!

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