I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends. Â We really enjoyed our trip even though the traffic and fog were super bad both ways. Â I did not have time to look at any cars but did receive some photos from Steve of his outing on the Hop Up run. Â I also talked to some people who attended the Del Mar meet. Â They had a good time looking at cars with the grandkids. Â You need to start them young and keep them interested. Â Our new grandson did not arrive yet so we will be heading back to the Bay in a few days.
December brings the Christmas spirit and thoughts of what do you want for Christmas. Â I always like to be done shopping by now but I have not started this year. Â I plan to obtain some list from the kids and wife then head out and do it all in one day. Â I have hinted about 34 roadsters, 40 coupes and 32 sedans but I don’t think they are listening. Â Santa listens but always drops the presents at the wrong house. Â I am very happy with Andre and have lots of work to do for next year. Â I will be happy with a new Hot Rod shirt again this year.
I do know that Santa dropped off and early 40 coupe to my friend’s house last week and he is busy dreaming on the build plan. Â The search has ended until the next dream arrives.
John sent along a photo of what the original Edsel Ford speedster looked like. Â Note the grille which is more clearly a 1934 design than the current rendition. Â I like this one better. Â Thanks John.
Santa dropped off an early Christmas present to Frank this year. Â Santa has his location in his GPS permanently. Â This is one of Franks best in my opinion. Â Flathead Fred needs to see this one.
A newly constructed roadster took advantage of the weather and went on the Hop Up tour. Â Note louvers on side and top.
A 41 pickup also was in attendance and looked good with the orange steel wheels.
This very cool shoebox was sitting on the ground and was a welcomed addition to the past 48th street cars on the run. Â I love shoebox Fords.
Here is a 5 window hiboy that I never tire of seeing. Â The bias tires help the look.
Here is a nice full fendered 5 window that Mike drove on the run. Â The 41 delivery came from Santa Barbara to see how that old flathead would purr up coast highway.
Bob O and John know how to build the Carson style top for their tubs. Â Here is one under construction that would look good in my garage.
I sent this photo to Santa and locked in my GPS address so I know he won’t forget me. Â This is the classic 40 coupe with Americans.
Tom’s coupe is coming along real nice. Â I sure need to haul Andre down to Hot Rods and Custom Stuff for a good blasting job. Â Note the cherry sheet metal.
I found this on on the net and John could have this one on the ground in about a week with Bob O’s help.