Monday’s Weekend Recap

Huge weekend in LA for car shows. You could not attend all of them. I did manage to go to Bakersfield on Friday and Johnny Carson Park on Sunday. Both were excellent shows. My friend Walt offered to pick me up and drive me to Bakersfield in his 37 Woody. As you know, I like very traditional style cars and Walt likes hi-tech, Boyd style cars. His woody is one of a kind and is really a work of art. I did not know what to expect as far as how it would ride but was pleasantly surprised by the car’s ultra smooth ride. The car is equipped with air ride and offers a very comfortable ride under all conditions. I will never say anything bad about air ride. Woody’s are usually very noisy while in operation. Walt’s was very quiet and tight. I think the Mike Nickels woodwork has a lot to do with the quietness. Gary’s should be just as quiet. We spent most of the day enjoying the cars and nice weather (not hot). The trip home was uneventful and the car performed flawlessly. Thanks Walt.

Saturday was rest day and I worked on the Deuce chassis. I now have the new shock mounts fabricated and ready to weld in. I hope they are stout enough.

Sunday I was up early and headed to Burbank for the Kiwanis Car show. I arrived early and the park was full. This is a nice venue to hold an event. Burbank is full of nice cars both traditional and modern. I walked around a shot a few pictures and was back home by noon. I had enough cars for one weekend.

Here are some photos.

Stay Tooned!



My ride for the weekend was Walt’s beautiful riding 37 Woody. We had a lot of fun at 80 mph. Hold on!


My friend Bob wants one of these track T’s. This was a nicely done Zipper model. Iron Duke engine with QC.


This was one of the first 37 cabriolets that hit the streets. Teddy Z in Michigan built it and sold it at the Nationals in the 80’s.


Very nice original 40 coupe with a Canadian head flat motor. Detailed to the maximum.


I don’t know if it is true, but the roadster was the first one to go 200 mph at B’Ville. The car had a great race car sound.


Sedan delivery from Oregon was looking good. I have lost interest in these at the moment.


Beautiful 33 Hiboy from the Hot Heads in Sacramento. This was my favorite. I had seen this car at P’Town last summer.


Forty and forty one pickups were everywhere. The popularity of this model is still growing. There were also lots of 46-48 Ford convertibles in attendance.

Today’s ride…dreaming.


Mike’s, Simard built 3 window was available for $165K. You would walk right by this coupe as it is really understated but perfect. If money were no object this one would be in my garage.

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