My friend George has a vast collection of Deuces and stories to go with them. Â He took his flathead powered Deuce roadster on the “Lucky Bastards” Reliability Run last weekend and sent along some photos of the event. Â He also told me a story about this Deuce Roadster that his good friend and he hauled home more than 30 years ago. Â It seems the fellow’s son finally put the car together and drove the car on the run with George. Â The trip was about 150 miles and they made it safely back home. Â I love stories than have a happy ending.
The wife and I cleaned the garage yesterday and she did a great job. Â Now I need to keep it that way for another 6 months. Â I seem to get dirty just walking out in the garage without even trying. Â I have never been a neat freak but my wife is over the top on keeping things in their proper place. Â I have her to thank for keeping my garage presentable.
I saw some roadsters in town for the show this morning. Â I didn’t recognize the cars or drivers but maybe they will show up at Toppers for lunch. Â I am sure more cars will arrive tomorrow for the big event. Â I need to make sure I have a spare battery for my Canon. Â The excitement begins in two days.
Here is young George, Al’s son Mike and Jim after they purchased this old project 32 roadster. Note 25 louver hood inside the cockpit. Â The car came with all the good stuff we cherish today.
Here is a photo of some of the parts that were included with the car. Â That old shed concealed this gem for many years.
Fast forward 30 plus years and the roadster is on the road again. Â Those smiling faces are (from the left) George, Mike and Jim. Â The biggest smile is the current assembler.
Here are three of the four original roadsters that went on the tour. Â The car on the right is George’s which is un-chopped and with all the good stuff, including General Jumbo wheels. Â He likes the real stuff on his Deuces.
Here is the fourth Deuce that went on the run with the other 19 cars. Â I am a sucker for a maroon car with black fenders.
Yes, I would be smiling also if I was driving this Deuce on the scenic roads of the wine country. Â Where is mine?
This is the tail lamp for his 32 sedan delivery that he wants to drive next year. Flathead powered and by shifted by a smooth BW 5 – speed. Â The black plate is a requirement on the real deal Deuces. Â The 832 is representative of the number of Deuces George owns. Â Yes, it is registered and up to date.
This 1961 Watson Indy roadster was on display at JCP. Â The restoration was immaculate. Â How about the original Halibrand Â 18″ wheels!
Speedway Engineering, maker of QC’s, always has their hi-tech car in the show. Â Look for his booth at the LARS.
Just in case you are a Woody lover there will be some examples of some outstanding metal work in the vendor area. Â Just add steel wheels and you have a perfect car .
Nothing fancy, nothing new, and plenty of patina make this one of my many favorite 34 hiboys.