Each year Jane and I look forward to attending the Outriders Picnic. This year was no exception. Thanks to our friend Walt, we were invited to the show. IMHO this is one of the premier events in the LA area. The day promised to be hot but Irvine Lake provides lots of shade to keep you cool. I missed the turn off for the first time in many years. There was a car broke down at the turn off so we focused on going around and not the sign that was posted. After many miles, I finally turned around and made my way to the park. I don’t know the number of cars but the place was full when we arrived. I am guessing 700 or so cars show up for this event. You see cars here you never see all year long.
The band was really good, the food was excellent and the weather could not have been better. Welcome to Southern California. Some of the Woody guys stopped by and so we enjoyed hearing about Wavecrest which was held on Saturday. The Outriders are pro’s at planning and making sure everyone is happy. Thanks for the great day.
Today, Bob-O and I are going to try and take out the flathead in Andre. I have installed grade 8 bolts in the crank pulley so he can turn the motor over. The next project will be to remove the front fenders and then unbolt the body. Hopefully this will be accomplished this week. I talked to Jason at the Kennedy Boys and he can install the patch panels and repair a couple of rust problems. I love those guys.
I am always excited about football season and predicted the upset of USC by Washington. They do not do well in the North. Ha!
The best game was the Dallas – Giants game. You can always count on a Quarterback named Manning to never give up. Last minute drives are his claim to fame. Pete Carroll needs to take a good look at his coaching staff and see what went wrong before playing any more teams in Oregon and Washington.
Outriders Picnic 2009
Entrance view of the front park area. Lots of cars on grass and people under the many trees. Perfect venue for a show and shine.
Across the pond was the back lot which was expanded this year and was full of more cars.
Resto-Rod Deuce tudor in silver and black. I like them like this also. Nicely done.
B400 was looking good. I don’t know who owns this one but it was nice.
Cabriolets are rare and this one was the only one in attendance that I saw. Most of these models run fenders but they look good as a hiboy also.
Lots of Deuces were in attendance but this row had the most . Always the first love of most Hot Rodders.
Very high end, just finished 1934 Ford 4 door. $$$$ paint and upholstery. More on Friday.
This 40 standard is mint and now has a $$$ blown flathead. Sounds great.
We followed this T coupe out of the park and we laughed at the sound the Chevy banger motor made. Lot’s of unique work on this one. The owner and his wife were having fun.
Fresh from Wavecrest was the very red 46 Woody. This is the top of the line in Woodies.
Magazine car. Very low, owner built truck with a dynamite Quickchange.