The Forties Unlimited event was the largest I have attended in many years. They lined up the Forties on one side and non-Forties on the other side. There was only room for one more row of Forties. Wow! Jane and I walked and talked to people most of the morning and really enjoyed the show. There is plenty of shade at LaPalma Park, so we could just sit, relax and watch the cars. The day was very sunny and hot but we were comfortable under the trees.
Several new cars were in attendance this year as well as many long time attendees. This shows attracts people who love 40 Fords. I been attending for over 25 years, sometimes in a 40 but mostly as a spectator. In 1990, the 40 is 50 tour ended here with a huge turnout of 40 Fords. My friend Tom won best open with his new convertible.
Promises to be hot in LA this week so I had better get the A/C in good working order in the sedan. Fillmore is on Saturday and it is always very hot in Fillmore.
Here are some 40 Fords if you are tired of roadsters…
My view from our seats. Forty Fords everywhere. We watched all of them drive in and register.[singlepic=2625]
Orv had his new sedan down from Oregon. As usual, this is masterpiece in detail using an OEM theme. I saw his 37 SD at the first NSRA Nationals in Peoria, Il and was impressed with his talent. Note the stance, perfect.[singlepic=2626]
Front view showing lowness and simplicity of build. The engine is a SBC painted orange with 327 stickers and decals.[singlepic=2627]
Interior is stock LB with 40 wheel on van column. Square weave carpet used throughout the car including trunk.[singlepic=2624]
Jane liked this clean sedan in light cream with orange wheels.[singlepic=2623]
Andy would have liked this Vineyard Green 40 standard. The paint work was superb.[singlepic=2622]
Long time attendee with a very nice convert. He changes wheels from green to red to obtain a new look. SBC power.[singlepic=2621]
Yes, there were several SD in attendance. This one had Illinois license plates. Vinyl top was different. I wonder what it was hiding?[singlepic=2620]
Lots of 40 pickups but this one was very photogenic.
Cloud mist gray convert, restored and gorgeous. Jane’s favorite car.[singlepic=2619]
Rear profile. The tops on forties need a bow lowered to look right in my mind.