Roadster Month — Pomona or Bust

FB has several photos of various travelers to the LARS. I love seeing all these roadster lovers headed west for the largest gathering of roadsters in the world. I have such a short drive but I still love seeing them on the 210 freeway stacked up in traffic wondering — “What did we get into” and then they remember — We are in LA! We love our traffic and always plan ways to avoid it but it is not always possible. I hope to have an electric fan installed to avoid overheating by next week. I had to park along side the road last year to let Pepe cool down. Hot Rods get Hot! Just as a reminder, the SO-CAL Open House will be very crowded and starts a 1:00 PM. This is where I overheated and had to park in front of an industrial site for about thirty minutes. Avoid busy traffic times if possible.

I feel you really need to budget your time at the LARS as you cannot do it all and cover the area in one day. If you are a die hard swap meet fan, you could spend half the day doing this and nothing else. I only go on Saturday anymore as I spend Friday’s at the Open Houses. I usually walk through the Preferred Parking where I park my car, then look at the roadsters on the way to building 4 stopping at the outside vendor booths on the way. It is now noon and I usually meet up with Walt for lunch and BS. After lunch, I tour building 4 and run into lots of friends who are trying to stay cool in the air conditioned building. I spend about an hour and half in the building and then head to the rows of roadsters between the buildings and were ever I see something I like. It is soon 4:00 PM and I need to meet up with the gang for Dinner at the Pomona Mining Company which has long been a tradition of mine. Nothing fancy, but a super salad bar and a nice cold beverage of choice. This schedule allows me a nice drive home without the major traffic we have in our “City of Angels.” If you wonder around without a plan the day will soon escape you and you will have missed the show. Saturday is the day to see it all. Make a plan and work the plan.

See Ya Soon!!!

Stay Tooned!

Lynn


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Sid has his original roadster back, redone it, and will be in Pomona. Make sure you stop by his booth to see his roadster and his excellent upholstery skills.

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Here is his new interior which is always at the top of the scale.

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Sid does drive his roadster as a member of the Bay Area Roadsters.

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Headed to Pomona and doing it in his roadster. I love these guys and gals.

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“Those Ol Guys” stopped at Mickey’s for breakfast before a long day ahead of them. I think Mickey’s sells a 32 oz. Egg McMuffin!

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Now, if this photo doesn’t make you want to drive to Pomona, you are looking at the wrong site.

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Rick stopped at the Cadillac Ranch on his way to Pomona.

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Michael will be joining Sid in his Brizio roadster for the trip down from the Bay Area.

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Danny is bringing his RPU out for the show. I will get a good look at this one. His does great work at Bruce’s Rod Shop.

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Not sure if you will see many like this but I hope so. Memories are always great at the LARS.

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Only available in the Preferred Parking area, but worth the walk, is a very nice 40 rag. Bring checkbook.

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Even though the LARS is about roadsters, there are always a group of Woodie owners who park together for us Woody lovers. I need one of these 46-8 Woodies!

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RPU’s are popular also and there will be a few to have a closer look.

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Dave, from the Prescott, AZ group, has beautiful 31 RPU that is a step above most I’ve featured. Love the hubcaps. (Lyons?)

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John has a tough choice when it comes to choosing his ride down from the Central Coast region.

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He recently added this beautiful Deuce sedan to his portfolio and I am a big fan of this one.

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I will give this one 3 photos as I really like it!

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Real traditional interior fits the build perfectly.

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Dennis wanted me to show you his stocker is not so stock as I indicated. Love this roadster and the style. Dennis has quite a collection of model – 40’s

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I should have picked up on the tires but I ran those on my stocker. Beautiful roadster!

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Father and Son legends are always at the LARS and welcome you to stop by and say Hello! They know about  driving roadsters better than most.

Comments 1

  1. I REALLY APPRECIATE WHAT YOU DO FOR OUR SPORT……….EVERY GARAGE
    SHOULD HAVE A ROADSTER IN IT……..DON

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