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Post  Carps on Fri Aug 30, 2013 3:29 pm

Nah, that was just 10,500 cars, the following weekend, en-route to Bonneville from Central California we hit Reno for The Hot August Nights event, where it's reported the car count was 25,000 plus.

Now that was truly awesome, as you'll see when I start posting those pictures.

In the meantime let's head back to st Louis, Mo.[size=18]


When I arrived at Jack and Harry’s workshop, the 'Walker Morrison' roadster was being polished up ready for its last drive in Jack's hands.  That’s Jack’s newly finished  turbocharged flatty powered 4 coupe behind it.
 

 
Nothing under here is newer than 1952, except the removable electric fan, fitted in order to allow the car to cruise at rod runs and operate in heavy stop start traffic.  Remember there was a reason these things were called hot rods.
 

 
From this angle everything is period perfect and a match for the images in the 1949 issue of Honk (later Hop Up) magazine that the car was first featured in.
 

 

 
No matter where you look or from which angle, this car is so sublime it's almost the perfect '32 Ford Highboy.
 

 

 

 
And it is restored exactly, to the condition it was in the late 1940s, including all the chrome plating.
 

 
Since Jack was driving the roadster over to George's garage to be picked up by the transporter that would take it to California, somebody had to drive the black coupe. 
 

 
This thing is drop dead gorgeous and it drives like a new car, although it was down to Jack to demonstrate the awesome power of the turbocharged flathead.
 

 
Early Ford officianados may notice something not quite kosher here, such as the use of LEDs to make the old fuel gauge function like a new one, what you can't see is the rare original Ford accessory combination oil pressure and water temp gauge and the working original Ford ash tray wireless.
 

 
Did I mention it moves down the road like a new car and with almost 400 horses on tap, it scoots along quite nicely than very much.
 

 
Notice too how straight is the body work.
 
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Post  Carps on Fri Aug 30, 2013 4:37 pm

Here's me with Jack and some more of his handy work.
 

 
The '33 coupe is another stunner and long-time favourite of mine, it has a modern small block Ford, toploader & 9” drivetrain.
 

 
The deuce roadster will always be Jack's '32 and it has as strong a hot rodding pedigree as the Morrison car, if not stronger.  The Morrison car has a black dash plaque indicating the best speed it ran at the dry lakes, but not a record speed.  The first part of nhewer car’s pedigree is linked directly to the red SCTA tag on the dash and the license plate which reads 209 MPH.  Y'see a red SCTA timing tag indicates that the speed shown was also a new class record.  In 2001, I was lucky enough to join Jack, Harry and George when they towed the red oxide primered roadster out to Bonneville.  I remember the panic it caused in the scrutineering bay when the tech dude asked Jack to remove the trunklid so he could check the fuel cell and was told by Jack that this is a street rod and it has a stock '32 Ford gas tank.  The tech guys couldn't believe it and pointed out to Jack and Harry that even the cars that run street rod classes at Bonneville are 98% race car and it's only the lights and fenders make them anything close to street legal.  It was also pointed out that the class record for street roadsters with a supercharged (or turbo charged as is this car) 250 to 300 cubic inch engine, was 176 MPH.  Three runs later that record was 209MPH!  After the record was in the bag and Jack was inducted into the 200MPH club, the race kit was removed, stock seat, windscreen and street trim then reinstalled in the car and it was driven over 2,000 miles back to St Louis.  It is nicknamed the 996 special, because the destroked and turbocharged 327 (now 290 c.i.) engine in Bonneville spec. pumped out 996 horsepower.
 
After Bonneville, the car was set up for a couple of nine second trips down the quarter but it was a tad hairy so that didn't continue.  Next step was to blow it apart, so all the bits could be detailed and painted, before reassembly and a trip to the Grand National Roadster show, where it was a top ten contender for the big trophy.  Whilst it just missed the big dust collector it did win Best Engineered Street Rod, Best Engine Compartment and Best Paint awards.  Nowadays,  it's just Jack’s roadster and attends local runs or anything else that's happening on days when the weather is fine and well suited for roadstering.
 

 
The Deuce 3 window is built to pretty much the same formula as the '34, except it's flathead engine is not turbocharged.
 

 
Much as I want a wooden car, I could live with either or both of these.
 

 
I mentioned in another thread that I’d be visiting the black ’56 Crown Vic when in the US and here it is.
 

 
This car is laser straight and stunningly gorgeous.  That's George the car’s owner getting a little animated in the background, something he does when the talk turns to cars.
 

 
Like all of George's cars the '56 is clean simple and drivable.  In fact if they don't get driven, then they are sold, because George is a firm believer that cars are for driving, even show cars.
 

 
Even if they have big highly strung and exotic engines like this all aluminium 490.
 

 
Did I mention this thing is laser straight?
 

 

 
George also has a full set of Corvettes and each one is restored to pristine or original, equal to or better than new.
 

 

 

 
Some of you may have read in Australian Street Rodding the story of my adventure trip to Bonneville in 2011 with Gary Blakemore and his crew.  Well this is Garry's daily driver.
 

 

 
Yes, the badges are indicative, it really does have a Chrysler 392 Hemi under the hood, which is kinda ironic since Garry's 176+ MPH record holding salt racer '40 coupe has a flathead.  I'll be headed back to Bonneville with Gary and the gang next year.
 

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Post  Carps on Sun Sep 01, 2013 10:13 pm

We arrived in Reno a day before the official start of Hot August nights and all was relatively serene.



However there was a little traffic that suggested what was to come, not the least being one of the sponsors bringing in their huge shopping trolley.



This early '50s Olds was looking rather nice as it cruised through town.



And as we strolled around to get a feel for the layout of the place, more cool cars cruised by.





These guys looked like they were ready to party.



This two door Falcon wagon was parked outside a pawn shop, hope they got what they wanted for it.



The town was generally pretty quite with little pedestrian traffic and not much else happening.



However the local cop rode by on his Harley.



Followed shortly after by the learners on their pushes…….



……and a couple of MOPARs….





Still all was quiet…



Another sign of what was to come, was parked at the end of the main street………….
I think this is what they call a 'donk'…………..  maybe not.



Inside the 'Golden Nugget Casino' they had the old goldmine in fully operational order.



Anyhow, since there wasn't much happening, Don and I headed back to the hotel to tease the cat, as blokes do when they get bored.


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Post  Carps on Sun Sep 01, 2013 10:13 pm

Next morning we woke up, ate a big brekky and headed out into the sunshine, where things had changed from yesterday, for some reason the fire brigade had parked all their gear in the underpass between the two big casinos.



I guess they don't use this stuff too often as it seems to have not worn out since it was commissioned…..







The centre of the city had been completely closed off to outside traffic and only pedestrians or cool cars were now allowed in.





Some of the parking arrangements seemed a little odd to me as an outsider.



There we many cars to look at and this '49 Olds convert was a stunner, so I got out my camera and started shooting.



As is always the case, if you want some moron to stand in front of a car, just point a camera at it.
This was the precursor to how the entire weekend would pan out, so many cars way to many people.



I managed to get a couple more shots of this stock appearing 'Rocket 88'.






However, it proved to be anything but stock…….



Again there is the same person in the middle of my shot…..



And yet again he's there, so………….



I decide to aim my camera where he can't get in the way.



Look closely, there's a couple of girls climbing that building…..



They did say "you'll see some word stuff in Reno".



Not for me, I'm going back to taking pictures of cars……



If this chicks were to fall they'd have landed on top of this matching numbers Superbird….



And the numbers also said it was factory built with a race Hemi.



Not to be outdone, this Dodge variant had a 44o six pack under the hood.



Within an hour or so, the crowd had built up and the streets were filled with very high quality rides.


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Post  Carps on Sun Sep 01, 2013 10:14 pm

This big Hudson was gorgeous, I think it had more chrome on the dash than a '58 Buick has on it's whole body.



This Camaro, had the race car look….. and sound, down pat!



Not to be out done, this Studebaker had a blown Kieth Black Hemi with two giant MSD magnetos and sixteen spark plugs.



Think this Olds wagon may be the local baseball club team car.



'39 Chevy looked like it may once have been a contender at the big indoor shows.



So too this sweet little Henry J…



Engine bay detail was awesome.



Interior pretty sweet too.



This Valiant Two Door sedan, was wearing it's original paint with some very way out modifications, but more on that later.



Had Uncle Henry done a Dodge style Brougham in 1934, this is what it may have looked like.



This radical '39 Chevy coupe literally sparkled with a combination candy and metal flake red paint job.



Among the show type cars this Merc almost seemed out of place.



Everywhere I looked there were little pockets of single make or model types….



The standard of finish on everything was very high, even the work truks.

 

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Post  Carps on Sun Sep 01, 2013 10:14 pm

Late model Chrysler 300 F or whatever, was a rare one with factory cross ram and four speed.





 

Just up the way a tad, another MOPAR, this time an early coupe….



…. powered by the venerable Hemi.



Further down the street, a show quality '54 Chevy convertible.



Normally I'm not a big fan for the tiled grill look, but the owner of this jail bar has pulled it of quite well.



Mis Daisy was on hand too….



Along with more than a plethora of vintage Corvettes.





Don't see too many here, but the Oldsmobiles were everywhere we cared to look.



As is usual in the Us, the Willys boys were also out in force.





I liked this Pontiac Bonneville, but I have a soft spot for them.



Quite a few early sixties Chevies on hand, but each one very different from the next.



Did I mention that the work trucks all looked like show cars?



Not my style, but this Mustang displayed fantastic detail and finish.



Especially under the hood.



Blown and chopped, 34 Tudor almost seemed understated in this crowd.



Unrestored, stock '41 Ford woodie wasn't lost in the crowd.



A roadster seemed like a contemporary, street able hot rod.



And this was just the first hour……..

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Post  Carps on Sat Sep 07, 2013 3:25 pm

In Reno, during the week of Hot August nights cool cars can be see everywhere around the Reno area, here's a couple we spotted in a local supermarket parking lot.



Chevy had some neat Kustom tricks including MOPAR tail lamps and Pontiac side trim.



This woodie appeared to be the sister car of the '42 model I fall in love with at Louisville, the body carries all the same tricks.



However, the insert panels appeared to have inlaid veneer strips, giving it a somewhat unique appearance.



Back in the Casino precinct, the car shows continued in hotel parking lots for 24 hours each day.



The  mix of cars and range of modifications was mind blowing.



Even the more common makes and models were built and detailed to a very high standard.



Not too many veterans turned out but this brass era Cadillac was everywhere.



I loved the old Caddy's high tech parking brake.



There was even cars that could swim, which was just as well since later this same afternoon, the heavens opened up to deliver a parking lot flooding hailstorm, yeah, out in the middle of the desert..



Just as well this guy had his injector tubes plugged.



Did I mention that this even includes everything imaginable?  
Right down to a flip top '33 Ford Tudor.



And…….. an AP6 Valiant powered by a blown Keith Black Hemi.



The wagon's owner clearly is a person with a fine sense of humour.



The orange pearl on this low rider looks a treat in the late afternoon sun.


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Post  Carps on Sat Sep 07, 2013 3:25 pm

At another time, in another part of town, the early morning sun makes this Chevy wagon look pretty good.  This was a seriously worked over car that looked to be part 210 wagon, part Nomad and a whole lot custom fabricated.



Here's one from the beach boy's song, a dual quad 409!



Need a means to carry your stock of Coke?  



This dinky little Crosley had it covered with a built in fridge.



I used to think the mid fifties Buick Caballero hardtop wagons were rare, not any more.



The early morning sun works pretty good on candies and pearls.



Look carefully and remember this car.  
If it challenges you at the lights, do not mess with it because it will only end in tears, your tears.



Here's why and it's backed with a top loader four speed.



I probably wouldn't mess with this Nova either.



Pontiac Bonneville was largely stock but had incredible platinum pearl paint job which is kinda lost in the photo.



Some folks were clearly not too fussed about the outdoor show and just left their rides with the other daily drivers in the multi level hotel parking lot.


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Post  Carps on Sat Sep 07, 2013 3:26 pm

Dark storm clouds couldn't take the shine of this Mercury.



Or this one.



However as the sun cut through the grey, it really lit the cars up.



The owner of this one really made everybody laugh.  As the clouds rolled in, it got darker and darker, the wind thunder & lightning forks, stronger and more frequent. 
We all know the feeling and smell in the air just before the storm hits, well that's when he grabbed his bottle of Meguiars, a big rag and started franticly polishing his shiny billet wheels.  
It's a real cool pick-up, but the wheels needed to be polished again an hour later.



I love the way the sunlight works through the storm clouds.



Probably the most common cars in the US are tri-five Chevies, this one has that special something that makes it stand out from the crowd.



High stepping MOPAR will get the kids home very quickly.



Flare-side Willys pick-up was very smooth and slick.



However this one was just plan mean and nasty looking.



I was reliably informed it's a regularly street driven machine that just looks like it might do OK in a race, yeah sure!



Looks innocent enough, but the plate gives away it's secret.



How could anybody not like the lines of a model 40 Ford?



How could anybody call the 37 model year Fords ugly?  This one is all class!



The La Salle grille has been used to alter the appearance of many a '36 Ford, here's what it looks like in it's natural habitat.



Remember the red Hudson convert?  Here's what it has under the hood.



And here's the highly chromed dash panel.


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Post  Carps on Sat Sep 07, 2013 3:27 pm

Down on main street, one of the more affluent guys was showing off his trophy wife.  
The car was pretty nice lookin' too.



This late Chevelle was an interesting choice for a huge investment in time, money and effort.  Smooth as a baby's bum all over it also had some very unique modifications and wheels.



Friday on the main drag and I don't think I saw as many big ticket cars even at the Grand National Roadster Show.  This one is a past winner of Goodguys Street Rod of the Year.



This one was a contender at the GNRS this year.





Funny how some people just seem to know the right colours to paint their car, so it stands out from the crowd.



This radical '56 Ford Sunliner won the coveted Riddler award a few years back.



And with this under the hood, it sounds like a top fuel dragster……



….and out on the highway, runs like a scalded cat!



I'm still in two minds as to it being to my taste, but you gotta admit even if you don't like the style, it's bloody well done.



Remember the Valiant Coupe I posted earlier?  Well this is what it looks like on the inside.



And here's what it has under the hood, a new age Hemi with old Hemi bits to dress it up so it looks pretty.



This '56 Ford Club Coupe took a bunch of gold at the GNRS and it's easy to see why.



Candy red Willys can hold it's own against any of the show cars.



Probably do the same in the traffic light contest too.



This model 40 Tudow was another incredibly detailed show car.



Here's a close-up of the tail lamps and exhaust outlet, the interior is mind boggling, so Imay post a couple more shots of it later.



Even the mundane four door isn't outclassed in this company.



This Dodge Coronet was one of the very few cars not finished with glossy paint and lots of bling, but was done to an equally high level of quality.



So now you've seen em parked, I guess it's time for a little cruising action, because this event moves all day and all night.

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Post  Oceanside TB on Sat Sep 07, 2013 5:01 pm

Fantastic .  Keep them coming Carps, enjoying it all.
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Post  Carps on Sat Sep 07, 2013 9:26 pm

Before the cruising commences, we all stand to attention as the National Anthem is sung, then the police ride by ……



……and the marching folks follow.





First vehicle down the road is the local radio station, with the mobile studio and DJ hooked up to a nice early '50s pick-up truck.



The cruisers follow like this gorgeous '60 Ford Starliner.



Mild custom single spinner has real fire flames.



This early 'Vette looks dandy in light yellow and white.



That shopping trolley turns out to be a real driver with big block Chevy power.



Colour and movement is the order of the evening.



Whatever your style, somebody will have something to make you smile.



Traditional flames suit this old body well.



There was a strong Corvair contingent but it is looking like I missed the best license plate, the letters read FU-NADER!  The late coupes like this one are great looking cars.



Of course I think this is an even better looking car.


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Post  Carps on Sat Sep 07, 2013 9:26 pm

The vehicles bearing John North's family name, come in all shapes and sizes.









In fact that's part of the joy of this event, all the different shapes and sizes.  Some even have unique themes.



Some of the cars even seemed like they may have been size reduced.



Others seemed similar, just different colurs.





Early '50s Ford Kustom was tastefully altered.





Whilst Betsy appeared pretty much unchanged from the time she left the factory.



As is typical in the US, GM models are popular as hot rods.



However there's a strong Ford contingent too.



Another nicely customised Mercury.


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Post  Carps on Sat Sep 07, 2013 9:29 pm

Here's a scene you're not likely to see here in Oz, a cop riding alongside a well finished rat rod themed model T Ford with an insane chop and channel.



Or how about helping out an old hot rod that's ceased to proceed (it was out of fuel).



Maybe a Police escort for a high stepping loud piped gasser is something you'd like to see here?



My new camera proved itself a fine unit for recording images in almost complete darkness.



In fact it is quite adjustable and can almost turn night into day.
I'm counting it as a good investment.



Fun was the order of both day and night.





These guys appeared to be having more fun than maybe they should have been allowed.



The low riders were out en mass and performed all manner of hydro induced vehicle movement.



Quite a few folks stopped in at Reno on their way to Bonneville.



I guess it's maybe the lack of a radiator that makes Volkswagens cool cruisers?



The variety of cars never stopped amazing me.



Woodies were a bit thin on the ground but this '49 model was a quality unit.



Mid fifties Mercuries seemed more abundant that the same year Ford models.



Later model Chevies provide room for all the family and then some.



The '39/40 era models seem to be the most popularl pre-WW2 Ford models.



Are we having fun yet?


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Post  Carps on Sun Sep 08, 2013 12:18 am

Lets keep rolling with more cruising action, in our '40 Mercury convert.



I kinda like the look of this race inspired Chevy, versus the high steppin' gasser style.



What is it with these Ford retractables, is there something wrong with the roof mechanism that it doesn't open or close completely?  
Seems every time I see one the top is in between open and closed, even when the car is on the move!



Pink often suits a large car like this Thunderbird.



It even seems to work OK on this channelled '32 Ford coupe.



Often overlooked entry level commuter grade Pontiac coupe is somewhere between a 'Pro Touring' style and Donk.



Lincoln continental looks like it may have originally been customised some time in the 1980s when rectangular headlamps were popular.



T buckets are just a bunch of fun.



So you have a rusty old Falcon sitting around the yard, what do you do with it?



A little cut here, a trim there and zap it back together as a cool hot rod highboy.



The Falcon is cool, but I'm kinda endeared to Uncle Henry's model 40.



This Chevy is a bit like the Poncho in that it doesn't seem to know for sure if it's a Donk or a low rider with hydraulic/air suspension. 



And this early bow tie also looks like it may have hydraulically assisted suspension.


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Post  Carps on Sun Sep 08, 2013 12:19 am

This one definitely has hydraulic pumps to make it dance.



This guy was playing the same kind of music as the previous Chebbys,, but he had a whole different kind of car.



I think I know who pinched the headers offa Grandpa Munster's coffin!



Speaking of Grandpa M, methinks the owners of this C Cab may just be related.



Unlike others who ran out of fuel, this one puked it's coolant after getting a little steamy in traffic and a radiator hose let go.



This one just chugged away all night going 'round and 'round and 'round, they seemed to be having lotsa fun.



It's younger cousin, didn't seem too worked about overheating either.



Many rare old things come out at night in Reno, like this mid sixties letter series MOPAR convertible.



And this Oldsmobile 442, Indy Pace car.  
Did you know that the 442 performance package was originally meant only for Police pursuit cars and the 442 designation stands for 4 barrel carburettor, 4 speed transmission and Two exhaust tail pipes?



Not quite so common as the GM fastbacks, Chrysler also did a similar body during the late '40s, early '50s.



Clean and stock model A was one of but a handful of restored antiques being given the evil eye by those nasty hot roders.


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Post  Carps on Sun Sep 08, 2013 12:21 am

Hey Toad!  Is it really you in that beautiful car?



Not as many Dak Daks turned out as I was expecting to see, but what was there was cool.



This combo was pretty neat with the boat used as a removable roof for the campier trailer which was fully equipped with kitchen, bedding and wet bar.



As it got darker some of the kids seemed to tire and not wave so much as the laps continued.



Some cars, stood out even when it got dark, thanks to radical paint jobs …….



…….or under car lighting.



1941 Ford wagon was an unmolested original.



These guys were having way to much fun making their big ole convertible dance as it cruised.







This guy appeared like he was doing 100mph just to keep up.



Doc Hudson seemed to be just pottering along, but wasn't having any trouble sticking with the young-uns.


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Post  Carps on Sun Sep 08, 2013 12:21 am

Just when you think you've seen it all along comes a cadillac fitted with a grand piano and PA system cumin out the five bar honkey tonk!  The cat playing it is a well known local celebrety.



Yellow bubble top was simply scrumptious.



Orange '35 coupe looked cool in the dark of night.



This model A would have looked right at home out on a deserted stretch of two lane blacktop at the edge of town.



Custom Merc clearly had illusions of being a low rider.



Lowrider seemed to have illusions of being an off roader.



I'm not usually a fan of silvers and greys, but with the right lighting it looks OK in the dark of night.



Showed you this Olds in the daylight earlier, it looks just as good after dark and on the move.



Inter truck is easy to see with bright green paint.



Model A coupe was just straight up bit chin!


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Post  jptbird on Sun Sep 08, 2013 9:24 am

Carps, I feel like I have just been on holidays.
Thanks very much for your postings.
Terrific job.




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Post  Carps on Thu Sep 19, 2013 11:20 pm

There's more but I've been travelling the country for work, so not home to get pics up.

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Post  Carps on Sun Sep 22, 2013 12:03 am

OK I'm back, so here's some more pics from Hot August Nights (or days as the case may be) which wasn't very hot at all.

Let's start with a couple of Willys' one of which is a little shy.



What this is, I'm not sure, it appears to be made from old Chevy pick-up truck sheetmetal with a MOPAR grille and gawdaloneknows what else, but it was bloody well built and the owner was having fun, so does it really matter?



Here's what it looks like at the other end.



Here's a pick up truck with more conventional styling.



The mid sixties Riv's are quite popular but the later models look pretty cool too.



Pair of Avanties were almost identical, however I'd prefer the one with the factory blower and four speed stick.



Americans really like the bolder colours and graphics.



On the other hand some are more subtle and prefer different shades of the same colour.



'50 Merc had integrated sound stage in the trunk, complete with matching guitar.



Chevy pick up was very tasty.



As too was this Plymouth coupe.



Same year Ford was showing some serious muscle.


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Post  Carps on Sun Sep 22, 2013 12:04 am

This is what is known as the calm before the storm.



Before Corvette was a sports car, it was a Nomad wagon prototype, originally shown to the world at the Waldorf Hotel, it became known as the Waldorf Corvette.  This isn't that car, but a very good replica.





Quite a few of these early Plymouth Barracudas were on hand over the weekend, think of it as an AP6 Valiant fastback.



This one caused quite a buz among the Oldsmobile fans, it's a limited edition 442, with unique to that model colour and upholstery.



Remember the red, 'radical & tubbed 34 Tudor,  here's a few more details,  exterior rear vision mirror.



Grille & headlamps.



Dash and interior.



The '39 Chevy coupe is not the most attractive car, but this one sure got folks attention with red metalflake and candy apple red two tone finish.



And it never sat around for too long either.



The owner even found a MOPAR to match race in the street parade.



They didn't really race each other.

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Post  Carps on Sun Sep 22, 2013 12:04 am

Here's another special edition, the Dodge La Femme, painted in a unique shade and fitted with a range of accessories to appears to the lades of 1956.



Henry used a slightly different shade of pink.



I guess this is what happens when a rat rodder gets the urge to detail his car to show standards.



The rare '37 Ford 3 Window coupe.



Not a car one would expect to see modified, this mid sixties Lincoln wears it well.



'71 Plymouth GTX, doesn't need any modification, it's already bad ass!



On the other hand, this Camaro was bitchinn'



And this early Plymouth Fury, with 426 Max Wedge and dual fours on a long cross ram, was race ready.



I think Batman may have been nearby.



Big Hudson pick-up was superbly restored.



How do you like your Mustang?



This '59 Chevy was laser straight and painted a deep Candy wine colour with pearl white and white leather.



Checking a few things on the internet at the airport the following weekend as I was about to leave for home I saw a report that this car had been stolen from it's garage in northern California.



I hope the owner gets it back in one piece.


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Post  Carps on Sun Sep 22, 2013 12:05 am

Another AP6 Valiant, this time a regular coupe, imagine if we got these to compete with the early Falcom hardtops.



In america, car guys and gals get all warm and fuzzy about some strange vehicle, although this one did have documentation to verify it's bonafides as Morry number 1,000,000.



Along with a few shortened try-five Chevys at the event was this Dak Dak yoot.



This one is apparently a fifties era motor home, designed during the period of transition from trailers to motorhomes.



Here's another tasty '48 Plymouth coupe.



Speaking of tasty, this '58 Poncho Bonneville was just that and very desirable with the big horsepower tri-power engine option.



And what I reckon is the best GM dash for the 'year, or maybe ever.



Boss Hog showed up just after lunch.



If you like  chrome, aluminium and stainless trim, than maybe the '58 Buick is the car for you.



Personally I think this '57 Ford Fairlane is very classy.



Need to keep your grog cool and don't want to drag the fridge all over town, then hire one of these outfits and drive it.



'36 Ford Cabriolet is very tasty.



Likewise this rare  convertible sedan which doesn't seem to know if it's a '40 deluxe or a '39 model.



Nice blend of gloss and flat paint finishes makes this deuce more interesting.


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Post  Giobus on Sun Sep 22, 2013 7:53 am

As always Pete,

A great selection of car, there are some real different types af cars in the USA!


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