Topper’s Tuesday

The conversation at lunch today contained very little about cars and a whole lot about the economy. It seems everyone is concerned and wondering what will happen next. I guess we will just have to wait and see. The slow economy is a Global concern not just in the U.S.

Speaking of Global cultures, I am happy to see that Hot Rodding is alive and well in Australia. A friend sent me some pictures of a recent event which looks as exciting as the runs we have in the U.S. It is nice to know that during these tough economic times that people all over the world are still enjoying the automobile. Both men and women express themselves through their passion for cars. Whether we will run our cars on gas or some alternative fuel is of very little concern. What car manufacturer survives still remains to be seen but regardless as long as people maintain their passion for the automobile some brand will be available for us to modify.

If you read this blog you know that I am a huge fan of Barry Lobecks original roadster. The car was my first encounter with a first class Hiboy. Today’s ebay has his clone roadster for sale. The original car owned by Bruce Meyers was not restored to its original style, but the clone is close. Keep up the great work Barry.

Stay Tooned!



Australian 34 roadster in Monnich Tan. These bodies were different in that they had a lot more wood and a metal pan below the doors. This car has the look I like.


A nice pair. Roadster and pickup look fantastic and road ready.


Nice 3 window with the look.


Full fendered Deuce in beige. Nice stance and appointments. Steel wheels are in down under.


A pair of tubs, a 29 and 32. Styling is not far from the U.S. cars.



Lobeck built his clone as close to original as possible. Changes were made using a Wescott body, remember those, automatic versus a four speed and a late model Halibrand with axle tubes not 40 style. The original car has an A spring also not coil overs. This car was built in the nineties and has been across country several times.

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