Monday’s Weekend Update

Jane and I ventured down to San Pedro on Saturday for the 25th annual LA Wood event held right next to the water among all the fishing boats, overhead cranes and magnificent pleasure yachts. I made a few wrong turns and ended up in the Yacht Club clubhouse but we finally arrived at the destination. Walt had saved us a place under the trees and had the pop up installed. I have been to this event previously but the layout was different this year. We were parked on the grass adjacent to the water and the wife loved the location.

The event was well attended by woody owners, LA Roadster club members along with some “Bombs” and Nomads. I enjoyed the diversity of the event and had a wonderful time looking at cars and eating some delicious sandwiches. The Swordfish looked tasty but Walt sprang for some wonderful Italian sausages with all the trimmings. Several Bands played the entire day and folks were having the time of their life in a wonderful venue on a very sunny California day. Thanks again to Walt and Lorraine for a great day in a Woody.

I spent Sunday painting the axle again and this time it came out perfect. The proper preparation of your equipment makes all the difference in the world in the final results. Now the black urethane final coat.

Finally, the sports events in LA this weekend should help solve the cities budget problems. We had all of our teams plus the Amgen Tour of California cycle event crowding the streets of Los Angeles and that is a good thing. The Staples Center served up 21,000 hot dogs on Saturday. Now that is a party at its best.

Stay Tooned!


This is a small portion of the Woody show area. Were parked under the trees by the water. Nice job Walt and thanks for parking Ruby. I can’t back up a car so Walt did the duties.

Ruby was looking good as I had just finished waxing her on Friday. The front keeps settling and will need to be raised up soon. The car ran smooth and cool even in the heavy traffic and hot weather in the Valley.

Walt drove one of his other handy woodies that he just had tuned up for his boss. His car is lower than Ruby by a bunch but has 15 inch front tires and wheels versus Ruby’s 14 inch.

A 46 with lots of history was parked across from Ruby so I went over and talked to the owner. Woody folks always enjoy telling you about their woody.

The original paddle board was fastened to the woody with homemade mounts fashioned from wood. The owner did the woodwork in his garage and it was superior.

I am not a tudor fan but this one was really nice and unique with several modifications.

A 40 standard woody is a rare site and this CMG one was right on the money with a black plate and full restoration.

Old Dad’s brother was present with his old time 40 deluxe BRG woody with a P&J chassis from the real P&J. Gray featured this one in Hot Rod many years ago and I still love it.

Now this is what I am talking about. A very large grassy area with good bands and good food. You don’t want to miss this one next year.

When I grew tired of looking at woodies I went over to the Nomad section and fell in love again. I have a weakness for these cars. All of the Nomads were fully done and beautiful.

If you prefer roadsters the LA Roadster club members were out for the event. Their big show is just a month away.

A 50 tin woody was sitting over with the Chevrolets and it was really nicely done and must have been bagged to achieve the lowness.

Now this is what I like about woody events. You can bring the whole family and really lay back. This fellow had it all. The 49-51 Woodies are really popular today.

Today’s Favorite Deuce!

From the past or the present the Deuce tudor sedan has long been a rodder’s favorite. This is me.

I had not seen this one but Norm had it shiny and well staged for all to view. The body is a dark green with black fenders and highly polished Halibrands. This is a very nice sedan.


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