The cold weather was here this past weekend and I am glad the football games were on both days. Â The weather promises to be warmer this week so maybe I can get something done on the cars. Â My big challenge this week is to pass my drivers license exam at the DMV. Â In CA when you turn 70 they want to see if you can still handle the wheel of your car. Â They told me to make an appointment but there are no appointments available so I will go over tomorrow and stand in line. Â We have a wonderful DMV department in CA and I presume like a lot of other states under staffed.
I receive a lot of photos from my viewers and over the past week I received some photos from the builder of the roadster used in my Logo for Pewsplace. Â Dan sent me some nice photos of the car and advised me it is for sale. Â While I would love to own the roadster, I am not in the position to purchase a car of that quality at my old age. Â If any of you have an interest in the car let me know and I will put you in touch with Dan. Â I don’t think you will find a nicer example of a 34 hiboy than his.
The GNRS is coming up at the end of the month but I have not heard of any new creations being built for the show. Â I am not sure who will be in the 10 spots they have available for the Big Trophy but I hope there are some traditional roadsters that I can relate to. Â Last year several traditional style roadsters were entered, of course, none of those cars stand a chance against the mega dollar hand built cars that compete. Â I never complain as I like to look at all of them even if I don’t know what they are. Â Maybe there should be a traditional only building for people who like old hot rods (the Suede Palace works for me). Â I look forward to the show each year primarily for the camaraderie of fellow rodder’s and the vendors who show new cars and products. Â I have been going to this show for over 25 years and never grow tired of the event. Â The move to the Pomona Fairplex greatly improved the venue in my opinion. Â If you have not attended one you are missing a great show.
Well I am off to the DMV so wish me luck.
Dan had the roadster mocked up with the 37 Ford truck grille and 34 hood. Â When they are in this stage the excitement begins.
The Bop Top enhances the side profile and creates a speedster look. Â I also like the cream wheels to offset the all black car.
The rear view with the 37 tail lights, louvered deck lid and Model A spring really complement the look. Â I don’t think you could just walk by this ride.
The 8BA flathead motor keeps the build theme true to the period. Â A finned oil cooler is a perfect accessory for the roadster.
The camel and off white interior really looks comfortable and cozy. Â This is a steel body from SAR.
This is the photo that wins awards. Â Can’t you imagine sitting behind the wheel getting ready to head out to the Prom with the Homecoming Queen. Â If you have an interest in this car please contact me for Dan’s number. Â You won’t be sorry.
My high school Prom car was something like this and I didn’t attract the Prom Queen but we had a great time anyway. Â Model 40’s 5 windows are cool in the chopped hiboy configuration. Â My date had to have lots of clothes on to stay warm in the IL weather.
From the HAMB this nasty Deuce 3 window is looking good. Â I still like the front frame horns but this look is gaining in popularity. Â This is not a RB’s build but a MN build where they have lots of time in the heated garage. Â Nice work and super profile.
Here is some nice sheet metal work on this hiboy coupe. Â The aprons and hood look super. Â This photo is from the HAMB also and is shown under 34 Social Club.
You don’t need to buy a $$$ steel body when you can build one like this and still have the look and ride you want. Â I am not sure whose body this is but it looks nice.
A 34 Vicky is a rare car and one this clean is very rare. Â The all black beauty appears to have a solid axle under the front with a 4-bar. Â Black wheels on the black car seems to be popular today.