I was up early and headed to Frantic’s to see him prior to his leaving for P-Town. Â He was busy adding A/C to his 66 Nova convertible. Â He used a Vintage Air unit that looks like the old Mark IV units. Â The unit works well and will keep him cool on his trip. Â I was looking at all of his projects and noticed the perfect radiator hoses for Lucy. Â He uses 57 Chevy upper and lower hoses for 1932-34 Fords with SBC engines. I went next door and ask if they had any in stock and they didn’t so I will check with NAPA after lunch to see if they have any available. Â I hope that solves my dilemma. Â Sometimes all you have to do is ask a man who build cars for a living and he can quote you the numbers…NAPA 7670. Â The trip was worth the drive.
I have a lot of Bonneville photos to share with you today and I hope you like them. Â I have several contributors to thank for the photos who make my daily writing much easier. Â I receive lots of good comments from people who don’t live in an active Hot Rod town such as LA which makes my efforts seem worthwhile.
The night time was just right for looking at the cars in the hotel parking lot. Â This little sedan was really hammered and full of salt.
Dennis had his nice sedan in attendance. Â He has driven this one many miles back and forth across the country.
Another 3 window with the RB look. Â Note drilled bones and side steering. Â Do the louvered top inserts make these cars whistle when going down the highway?
Tom and Justin had some problems early in the week but got them sorted out by Thursday.
Rick, Bob O’s son, was watching the car while the photos were being taken. Â Mark one off his bucket list.
A very striking 34 coupe was all shined up for the race. Â I would think the cleaning time after a trip to the salt would be substantial on a car like this one. Â I like the painted grille shell.
I am sure you 40 guys will appreciate what has been done to this 39 coupe.
Daytime cruising was good in the Hotel parking lots. Â This is quite a line up of hot coupes and sedans.
Bonneville can be a big lake at times and this year was not an exception. Â Note the driver is driving very slow as to not kill the engine.
Larry caught this group of Hot Rods at the starting line. Â I believe that is Jim Shelton’s Deuce in the foreground.
Today’s Sedan….riding in style.
Bob O likes sedans and this wire wheeled black beauty caught his eye. Â Plenty of comfort for the 1200 mile trip.