The weather is really hot today and the garage is almost impossible to work in this afternoon so I decided to quit and come inside where it is cool and write my blog. For many years, I have heard about Mike McKennett’s Restorations and Reproductions in Oregon. Â He is known for turning out some great V8 cars with a little hot rod flavor as well as authentic restorations. Â My friend Tom drove up to the R&R breakfast and sent along some great photos of the event. Â I think you will enjoy the old Fords.
Many of my friends left for P-Town today and I hope it cools down for the weekend. It can be very hot this time of year in Pleasanton. Â I am sure the place will be packed with lots of nice cars. Â I will have to settle for the photos from my viewers. Â I know the late model cars are growing at these events but there are still enough early rides to keep you busy looking all day long. Â Frantic is going again this year and he always looks forward to the nice town and fairgrounds. Â Maybe next year I can take the roadster….dreaming for sure.
I had a lot of good comments on the Bonneville photos so I will publish some more tomorrow. Â It seems like lots of folks made to the Speed Week this year. Â Don’t forget the World Finals is coming in a couple of months.
Stay Cool and Tooned!
RR is a wonderful place for old Fords to hang out and feel right at home. Â The 40 Woody was making sure you didn’t miss the entrance.
Deuces always dominate any show where old Fords are welcome. Â This line up looks impressive to me.
Roy built this one when I lived in the Bay Area and I fell in love all over again. Â The owner sold it to the fellow in OR who still owns the car. The original owner had Roy build him a clone with a Brookville body and stock windshield post.
The trendy roadster going together has all the old tricks. Â Note 36 door tops, pinched chassis and front and rear bones. The 34 in the Â background is my friend Tom’s.
The top is a very nice piece and looks identical to the one Steve Davis made for the 55 car.
My favorite view of this style roadster is the A spring and the QC peeking out from under the rolled pan. Â The top metal work is flawless.
This looks like Steve’s car but I am not for sure. Â Note small blister on the lower hood side.
If you like fenders then this one would be a keeper in my books.
A CMG 40 pickup makes a nice addition to anyones fleet of Fords. Â Orange steelies look good with CMG.
The hardtop Mercury certainly looks like a nice ride for the cruise in.
Today’s Sedan Delivery….dreaming!
Tim’s 40 Ford Factory has turned out another delicious sedan delivery in Folkstone Gray with maroon steelies. Â I need to get going on Andre.
Tim is waiting for the bumpers to be returned from the chrome shop and then off to the upholstery shop. Â He is using a split bench front seat which is what I am using in Andre for now. Â Nice work Tim.