The morning air was brisk and I knew I needed to arrive at the DMV early in order to accomplish my drivers license renewal in a reasonable amount of time. Â I left early and arrived with only one person ahead of me. Â I have seen the line go around the building over the past few days so I was very pleased to arrive early. Â The whole process took less than 20 minutes and I was on my way with another 5 year drivers license. Â I don’t think I have taken a drivers test (exam) for many years. Â The eye and hearing test are the only ones to worry about when you get older. Â I left the DMV feeling good about the whole experience and headed for the “Office” for a quick coffee and donut. Â For some reason the morning grew colder as the day progressed. Â Toppers was buzzing with last night’s game in which the Ducks were beaten by the Tigers. Â I watched the game and thought it was really a well played game after the second quarter. Â Cam is certainly and amazing quarterback and I am sure destine for stardom in the NFL.
We finally discussed the GNRS Â and are still puzzled why we haven’t heard more about the Top 10 contenders. Â I could only think of one car that maybe in contention. If Bill had SO-CAL finish the Howerton Special, which has been a long term build by Jackie and others, then it should be in the show. Â This car needs no paint to win. Â I don’t know what color you would paint it to be different, but if you could clear the aluminum it would look best in my mind. Â I saw this car being built at Moal’s home garage over 10 years ago and was amazed at the overall concept and workmanship exhibited. Â Hopefully it will be in the show.
The last subject of discussion is why on such a cold day doesn’t the heater work in your hot rod. Â Most of the older installations have a shut off vavle to open and close the water passage, but on the new Vintage Air units the servo is controlled electronically using a knob on the dash. Â Gary has one installed in his coupe and it doesn’t work, Ruby has the same system and it doesn’t work and we could not figure out why. Â The most obvious reason was the switch wasn’t opening up to allow the hot water to flow through to the heater core. Â We left without resolving the problem as no one wanted to stand outside in the cold and locate the problem. Â Bob O had disconnected his so we were left puzzled until the “Office” tomorrow. Â These are real old folks problems and they take time. Â The weather is down in the 50’s so we are really cold.
Here is a great photo from Don’s Hot Rod Page. Â This old patina 40 sedan delivery looks right at home on the salt. Â I am not familiar with this car but I like it. Â Andre would feel right at home parked next to this one. Â The RB coupe is on the right. Â This is what it is all about.
Yes, a 40 coupe fits in the scene at B-ville. Â I love the louvers and Tacoma Cream wheels with the black and white R&P interior.
I showed the front last week and now here is the rear view of a very nice hiboy 33 roadster at the GNRS.
The outdoor display on Saturday is really great and draws a lot of nice cars. Â This tudor was fresh and looked very well built. Â You don’t see Moon Disc on many cars today. Â They were a fad in my younger days and we drilled the rims to screw them on.
My vote was for Marks 32 roadster. Â This has to be one of the best built in recent years and shows off Simards work and tenacity for perfection. Â That is me smiling in the photo. Â Nice work!
Outside of the Suede Palace there were plenty of traditional rods to keep me looking all day long. Â A Â PRC regular.
The under construction cars in bare metal always attract my attention. Â This one was a true gem. Â Wire wheels, bias tires and full louvered hood make the car.
Another model 40 inside by Hot Rods by Dean was one of my favorites. Â An almost CMG color and lots of class made this a show winner.
Pat had his fresh roadster on display last year and while in a corner I managed to find it and shoot some photos. Â I don’t know how he fits in the car but he does. Â Joe would be proud of Pat’s efforts. Â Cadillac power, Auburn dash, Purple paint and bias white walls is all it takes for me to fall in love.
Today’s possible GNRS Roadster contender…dreaming!
Here is a photo of the Howerton/Lindig car that I hope is in the show this year. Â This is how it looked at SO-CAL’s open house last June.
Bill also has this one going together at SO=CAL. Â I watched the Kennedy Boys chop this one and it is perfect. Â A blown, Ardun equipped aluminum flathead powers this Brookville coupe. Â Maybe it will be in the SO-CAL booth.