We have been blessed with high temperatures and humidity this past week and I think I am living in Atlanta again. I feel sluggish all day long and seem to not have any energy to get going. We did manage to make it to Koffee and Kix and the Coachmen Cruise night but that’s it. I am watching football tonight and getting ready for the season. Is it that time already? Where did summer go?
I talked to several of my friends in Louisville and they were still enthused after all these years of attending the big event. I was surprised to see all the tents that are erected on the fairgrounds so I asked how that was possible. Andy told me that his group rents them ahead of time and they have a nice spot to park everyday. Sounds good to me. I will probably never make it back there but I would love to go one more time. He said the quality of cars was outstanding and wanted to win the RPU giveaway car. I liked that car also. I guess you would receive a 1099 for about $50K in parts that would add to your happiness but that’s O.K. – Well worth the tax liability.
I want to thank all of you who contributed the nice photos for today’s blog. I really appreciate your efforts and your stories. I am more than happy to share them with my readers.
I have very little planned this week as home improvement duties are still my top priority. The Santa Barbara Woody meet is next on my agenda and that’s about it for the month.
Have a wonderful week.
The Union Hotel dates back to 1879, long before the Deuce was available.
The Bay Area Roadster club had an outing to Occidental and the Union Hotel for a fabulous lunch. My friends Tom, Gary and George all drove their roadsters and enjoyed the day in the beautiful venue. Gary has not driven his Hot Tub in a long time so I was glad to see him get it back on the road. George built his roadster, 3rd from left, 50 years ago and is still driving it when possible. Sid and Mike finish the line up in front of the hotel. Sounds like fun to me.
Dennis drove his mega nice Moal built roadster on the trip to Occidental. You need to spend some time looking at this one.
Gary’s tub has been done since the 80’s and is still in pristine condition as it stays in a luscious garage most of time. Sometimes it serves as a playground for the grand kids.
When not driving his coupe or roadster, George works on his sedan delivery project which is running and soon will be heading to the upholstery shop. This car will be a show stopper when completed.
He just completed the front floor boards and now can install the seats. Nice work George.
Steve had his new roadster on the trip and it looked like a fun car. Brookville body on an original chassis makes it a nice ride.
A nice photo of two custom forties waiting for the group to reconvene on their journey. Dave would like the convert.
Dave took this photo on Friday night and sent it along. This beauty was at the LARS this year in the Track Master booth. Power is from an LS3 Chevrolet. Â Lots of hand built one-off parts on this car.
The NSRA RPU giveaway car was a big hit with my friends at the Nationals in Louisville the past weekend.
I am a model 40 fan and this little 3 window caught Rodger’s eye so he snapped a photo. Very nice in black Rodger.
If you must have fenders, then this one will do the trick. Again, done in black with large diameter wheels and tires seems to be a trend this year.
Â Monday’s Photo Winner
You need to drive your roadsters and stop for every photo opportunity you can. I love these classic photos.