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Why I missed another VHRA Show.

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Post  Carps on Sun Mar 02, 2014 2:47 pm

Here's another angle on that orange Chevy Fleetline.

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Nice Buick Riviera Convertible.

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Channelled coupes are not a common sight in California, so this one is chopped and it's body sits highboy style atop a deuce chassis.

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I've seen this early '60s MOPAR wagon at a few events and I've liked it each and every time.

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This Merc may provide a hint to the answer to the quiz question I asked a couple of pages back.

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Chevy Nova is a great car, it would have made a perfect substitute for the EH Holden in GMHA's local line-up.

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It's a shame too, that we never got the fewer door models of the less popular early '50sd Chevys.

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I have a feeling this car has been around for many, many years, it looks just like the one I photoshopped the wheels from for Don's A coupe back in the early '90s.

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Speaking of Don, this is Tony Miller's smooth as silk '55 Fairlane, it is very tastefully customised.

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So what's it got to do with Don?

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Well, Don is doing Tony's next car in his shop, Highway 99 Hot Rods.

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It's equally as subtle as the Fairlane only a lot more radically modified.

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This wheel is on a '55 Chevy, I asked the driver what the deal was and he explained that the car is built on a full circle track chassis, hence the circle track race car wheels.

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Pick up trucks remain the most popular thing outside of roadsters in the Us hot rodding whorld.

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Some 'shine' in more ways than others.

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And they come from all manufacturers, like this GMC

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Some of 'em are even used to haul old race cars.

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And for some folks, the only thing better is a pick up with a long roof.

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Of course others like the high tech roadster look.

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And others prefer the comfort of a later model coupe.

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1956 Plymouth Fury seems to have some Aussie Chrysler Royal DNA in it.

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It's always good to see variations on a theme and old mixing with new.


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Post  Carps on Sun Mar 02, 2014 2:47 pm

Not often that you see a model B Three window deluxe coupe, or is it?
Check out the car in the background.

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'36 Tudor makes a nice family car.

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Hemi powered deuce looks like it could be a handful on a wet road.

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Steve Coonan's similar but different roadster would definitely put your heart in your throat if the clouds decided to let go.

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The arty farty effort, not sure if it succeeds.  

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Here's the next quiz question, can anybody tell me what make and model this is?

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Here's the the B model 3 window that was in the background of the earlier shot, the cars are almost twins.

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Here's another angle on the green '34 coupe that Don liked so much.

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Purple '39 Coupe looked innocent enough.

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Until you looked under the bonnet.

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Not to be outdone this little Hilman Husky van was packing some serious horse pressure.

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The timing tag in the window showed its a consistent low 11 second runner.

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I want one of these, just so I can bug (pun intended) the VW Kombi guys at Phillip Island next year.   Laughing  Laughing  Laughing 

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Last of the compact Fairlanes was also the least attractive.

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Think they'd already spent the upgrade money on developing the new Mustang by this time.

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Sad that we didn't get all the early Falcon models, not as pretty as the convertible or hardtop, but the club coupe or Tudor is still quite a decent looking thing.

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Post  Carps on Sun Mar 02, 2014 2:48 pm

Don loves to pick on me for my penchant towards four door cars, but when all is considered, that can be a lot more fun than the two seaters coz you can take all your friends along with you.

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It's really good to see such a wide mix of styles and types of car in one place at one time.

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This one had me thinking Larry was here shooting a feature for ASR, however I'm not sure the Mercury Division ever did a Comet sedan delivery.

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Speaking of such things, it's sometimes the more subtle ideas that get people's attention.
As we walked through a sea of cars this one stopped the locals in their tracks!  
Why and what was so special about this car?

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Elementary my dears, General Motors never built a convertible Chevrolet Monte Carlo.

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It is so well executed it looks like a factory stock deal.

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This Buick was really hard to photograph, the colour is such that it was surrounded by people with cameras almost all day, just as well once again that I'm a patient man.

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Unfortunately, this is one of those times where the camera does no justice to the paint job.

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Here's another mild custom Buick, lowered with Cadillac wheel caps and Mercury side trim.

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I jokingly asked the owner of this coupe if he couldn't have fitted bigger tyres.
He responded by telling me the bigger size rubbed on the quarter panels, so he had to go one size down.

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Neat looking coupe is pretty cool no matter which way you look at it……

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Closer inspection made it even cooler thanx to some pretty hard to find, almost obscure, speed equipment.

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Of course, what we consider rare might be a tad more common in the US.

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This old gal was closer to stock than most of the Deuces here.

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Sometimes it's hard to tell where the customiser started….. is this an Olds with Chevy bits or a Chevy with Olds bits?

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The clue to the ability and craftsmanship in any customised car is easily confirmed by how much of the small stuff still works.  
Whoever chopped this one did it right by making sure everything works exactly as it always did.
Check out the operating quarter vents and door ventilators.  The body work was flawless too.

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It's really great to see all the old MOPARS finally getting some recognition with more and more finding their way back onto the street.  
This one is not so seriously modified, provided you ignore the top chop and yes it sure looks good.

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Touring cars are still an uncommon sight even at US events, this Deuce was pretty nice.

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Here's that old Buick 'Special' again, it's got some really cool parts in it.

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Post  Carps on Sun Mar 02, 2014 2:49 pm

Was just thinking there's a bunch of family trucksters in the picture file, so I figured we should pluck some out for a look.

Some we already looked at, but like this Willys I reckon a few are worth a second look.
What looks like an Arudun is actually a late model with ardun covers hiding the coil; packs.

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Another one on the inside is this Buick Kustom, I showed the front a few pages back.

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Red n white '56 Nomad was one of many GM Sports Wagons on the show floor.

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This custom '55 Nomad was another.

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Twin spinner woodie was one of many around the grounds.

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By far the most prolific long roof family tricksters are the tri five Chevies.

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This one was super sweet.

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I guess you noticed they aren't all Nomads.

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There was even a couple or three suburbans.

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Including this one with big block and dual lie rear end.

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Post  Carps on Sun Mar 02, 2014 2:50 pm

Ford wagons were a little harder to find, but there were a few nice ones.

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Fairlane woodie had seating for nine.

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Compact Fairlane would be right at home here pin Oz and seats six comfortably.

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Early Falcon was out there, the paint being a nice precursor to the interior.

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The 'family' were equally out there, really nice folks who didn't look like typical car folks but were definitely into the seen and extremely knowledgable.  The paint and interior were all done by the owner.

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I did mention the interior was wild din't I.

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Later model Thunderbird has an Old's Vista Cruiser wagon roof grafted on to the back, makes a very unique and interesting F Truckster.

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Just as Chevy steals the mid fifties show, Henry's finest from Iron Mountain, own the early station wagon business.

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Another from Henry, although not strictly a Family Truckster, it carried what seemed like a hundred people into the park.  So full it was that the suspension broke.

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YThis must have been the only MOPAR wagon there, at least it's the only one I photographed.

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That's probably because it's a really neat one.

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'57 Olds is one of the classic mid fifties cars and the pillarless Super 88 Fiesta wagon confirms that.

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I missed this '57 Nomad too.

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I showed you the business end of this Caddy Amliance previously.
Maybe this is the business end, who knows?

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'56 Fairlane two door was kinda cool but y can see what the Nomad was so popular.

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Dunno how I missed this one before it's got wood on it.
OK so it's no really wood but DiNoc, which is good enough for me.

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I dunno if this Chevelle Nomad is factory or something some one has made up.
If it's made up, they've done a damn fine job of it.

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This Camaro Nomad is definitely 'made up' and should look like the inside of a duck* when it's done.

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* The ducks guts..

It's amazing how Coby's van sitting on the ground looks so much smaller than the hippie version.

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And it didn't matter which ends you looked at, the optical illusion was the same.


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Post  Carps on Sun Mar 02, 2014 2:50 pm

So that covers the wagons, now let's check out how much muscle was on the beach.

Although I believe the first real Muscle car was the '49 Old's, many people reckon it was the early Poncho GTO.  As a Pontiac fan, I can live with it and this was one very tasty GTO convert.

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My favourite Muscle car is the '70 Roadrunner, but y'know, I'd have a 68 if that's all there was, coz they are pretty tuff too.

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Tha gal who owned this one was almost as tasty as her car and no, I'm not going to upset you by posting her picture.

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And of course I did manage to find a '70 Roadibird, complete with Beep Beep horn and 440 six pack.

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The owner was a super nice guy who told me to open the doors and hood to take pictures of whatever I wanted.

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This is a matching numbers original car with only a partial restoration to maintain it's integrity (and value).  
What sets it apart from others is the bucket seat interior with console.  For me it's the Hurst pistol gip shifter hooked to the factory four speed that really does it.

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The factory installed 427 side oiler in this one qualified it for this page.

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More your sports car than muscle car, but to me an 800hp injected 429 Cobra Jet qualifies as serious muscle.

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Likewise, this one might not normally qualify as a muscle machine either, but I was talking with the owner's club mates and they tell me it has a Sonny Leonard Mountain Motor and runs mid 8 second quarter miles all day long (without the wheel caps).

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The body is close to flawless and everything about the car is understated, but look closer at the rear tyres and tail pipes.  
We heard it leaving the fairgrounds later in the day and it made the pavement vibrate and windows of buildings and other cars rattle just idling past.


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Post  Carps on Sun Mar 02, 2014 2:52 pm

Now it's back to hot rods and customs.

Don and I bump into this guy everywhere, his roadster isn't quite as cool as Don's but it is an older resto that's now been hot rodded.

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Maybe I should have included this one in the Muscle section?

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Volksy had a Chevy power plant stuffed under the front hood.

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I showed the front of this '41 Plymouth earlier, it's going to be one fine custom when it's done.
Yes the owner confirmed it will have body work and smooth shiny paint.

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Another MOPAR, this time a '55 looking somewhat stock, but I guess that's OK when you're packing a 'dual 4 bbl 392 Hemi from the factory.

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This Chevy looked like an original restored hardtop until it hunkered down on it's suspension.

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It's just as nice inside and out.

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No matter which angle you view it from.


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Post  Carps on Sun Mar 02, 2014 2:52 pm

This '59 Chevy is an old custom, built back in the day and remains unrestored.
It's currently party of The Galpin Motorsport Collection and for sale to whoever has the correct number of dead presidents.

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It looks pretty good from any angle and it's in great condition considering it's unrestored.

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Even the interior is in really good shape.

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Here's the other end of that simple trad styled '39 deluxe, I think it's the paint colour, stance and those cool lincoln wheel caps that make it.  Although the white interior helps.

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I guess you could get away with turning this late Willys into a gasser, but it's kinda cool as a mild mannered street rod too.

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Spent a few minutes chatting with the owner of this oh so neat Buick Invicta, it was built from a low mileage original and repainted the original colour……….

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………. which is not freakin' pink!  OK?

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This Cusso was built and painted by Aussie Matt Egan, who lived in L.A. for most of last year.
We caught up at the 2013 GNRS before he painted the car, but he was back in Melbourne for this year's VHRA show.

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Not sure if he sold it when he returned home or still owns it so he has transport when he returns.

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Up there with the Invicta when it comes to early sixties classy, is this Oldsmobile bubble top.


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Post  Carps on Sun Mar 02, 2014 2:53 pm

Had you ever told me you were going to install '58 Chevy quad headlamps into the front fenders of a 48 Plymouth, I'd have told you you are crazy.  I'd have also been wrong!

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Hell if you told me you were going to build a beautiful custom from a '48 Plymouth, I'd have said there's not enough time or lead left on earth to achieve it.  I'd have been wrong again.

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This car proves you can turn a pumpkin into the princesses coach, it just takes a little vision, effort and talent!

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This one had the purists jumping out of their skins, apparently it's one of only three early Corvettes done in this colour & trim combination from the factory and it's an unrestored, 100% original car.

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It's also one of only a handful of early 'Vettes with beige upholstery.

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The engine looks like it belongs in a truck, purrs like a kitten.

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Here's one for the Ford guys, can anybody tell me what's different on this US '36 lotsa doors touring ceedayn, compared to the Australian version?

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Model A looked quite innocuous, but was packing some serious equipment.

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Here's some Studebaker carbs fitted to a Cadillac engine.


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Post  Carps on Sun Mar 02, 2014 2:53 pm

It's not often you see a bone stock '50 Mercury, especially at a hot rod show.

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I guess here's where I throw in another rusty old thing just to maintain some balance.

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And for the Jeep lovers, there's this one

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And this one, which looks set for some serious off road work.

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Here's another quiz, any ideas what this is?

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Of course we all know this is an old hot rod.

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And this is a nice red truck.

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And this is a similar but different truck.

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Thes Fleetline Chevys seem to be coming out of the woodwork at an alarming rate, I never knew they built so many.

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At the same time, these are as numerous as model T fords, but I've never seen two the same.

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See what I mean?


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Post  Carps on Sun Mar 02, 2014 2:54 pm

Custom Merc's are more like what you'd expect to see at a hot rod show and they are regaining in popularity too.

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And '39/40 Ford coupes will never go out of fashion.
This one was for sale in the high forties range.

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Same applies to Shoebox Fords.

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This early '30s Desoto Cabriolet is probably rare, but nobody cares, it's perfect hot rod fodder, especially if you're after a big comfortable cruiser.

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Stance is everything and I'd love for my sedan to sit like this coupe.

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Don tells me it's a high mileage street car that turns up anywhere from Pheonix to San Francisco most weekends.  That straight rear bumper is from a model forty sedan delivery.

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'57 Chevy parts look right at home on '53/4 Ford.

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The way that black coupe sits had me salivating, then II saw this and almost wet my pants.

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It's had some suspension tuning but not much else, but boy oh boy does it have the stance!

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That folks, is mostly original 1933 Ford, the trans tunnel covers a muncie four speed hooked up to the 327 Chevy under the bonnet.  It has J2 Olds rocker covers, just to keep the droolers dribbling.

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This bare metal coupe was parked next to the '33 sedan.

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This shiny thing (pun intended) was parked on the other side.

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Seriously lowered '34 International Truck was parked just up the way.

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As were these classy old ladies..

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Speaking of classy, they Buic Riv exuded it all over the street.

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I believe this is what's known as an 'improved' model A Ford?

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Brian's daily driver model A runs a Chevy II four banger, the deuce was once owned by the late Tom Senter and was to have his famous Ardun installed in it, but now runs a more conventional drive train.  It also has a dozen sets of wheels so looks different every time I see it.

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I'm thinking this might be all the GNRS show images. lest I start duplicating them, although it doesn't seem like over 4,000 shots, but hey, I gotta keep some secret, hey?

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Post  Carps on Sun Mar 02, 2014 2:55 pm

I'm often asked and again the question has been put to me by many; "Which car really impressed me at the Roadster Show?"

Over the years I've seen more than my fair share of impressive cars.  At every show or event I attend, there's always more to impress me, including some favourites that look forward to seeing again and others that I've not seen before that make me say, "WOW that's a damned impressive machine".  With respect to the Grand National Roadster Show it's a difficult question to answer because as you've seen, there were many really impressive cars on show and even more outside in the parking lot.  To be frank, you don't get a place on the show floor unless your car is very impressive.

However, this year and I think for the first time in many years at any event I've attended, there was one car, that as it followed us through the gate on Saturday morning, simply took my breath away!

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Building a hot rod or kustom is like pin-striping or any other art, the black part of the art is to know when to say, "Enough!" and stop making changes or adding more colours etc..

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Many customisers, like Neil Emroy, Harry Westerguard, The Alexander Brothers and sam Barris had/have 'IT'.  Others didn't/don't and their vehicles whist usually fine examples of the art, ended up with alterations that get lost in a sea of changes.

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Terry Hegman is one of the rare few body men who get it!  His car is a prefect example of restraint, with mind glowing attention to detail and a level of fit and finish that defies the rules.

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The modifications to Terry's Merc are many, most so subtle they go unnoticed.  Every thing about this car is perfect, the panel gaps do not fluctuate and the width of the gap is identical at any point on any panel you may care to measure. 

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The body is completely metal finished and so straight it would defy even the line of a laser.  The paint is truly flawless!  Just check out the perfect reflection of palms and picket fence.

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The mouldings and trim pieces are all perfect and there's not one that's escaped modification of some sort, yet the entire car appears to have simply grown this way.

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Notice any joins in the chopped original stainless window trim?
Also pay attention to the reflections, especially the C pillar to see how perfect the body is.

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The interior, defies the words subtle and perfect.  The window frames have been cut into many pieces and welded bad together, yet the chrome is perfect and does not show one single point where anything has been cut and joined back together.

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The vent windows don't just work as they should they fit and seal out water and dust better than when new and all the windows operate perfectly with no binding or noise.

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Can you see where three tailamp lenses have been cut and joined to make one?
Even when Terry showed me, I could barely see the join and you don't want to know how long it took to make the joints seamless.

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So, in answer to the question, Yes lots of the cars impressed me, but this one left me breathless!

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Post  Giobus on Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:23 pm

Well Pete,

You have done it again - WOW!!

What a holiday, how do you manage it ??? fit so much in in such a short period of time.

It was like you were only out of the office & then back and you covered so much.

Would love to get to some f those places one day.

Thanks for sharing  Very Happy


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Post  jptbird on Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:36 am

Hey Carps, I am happily exhausted reading through and enjoying the story telling and photos of your recent trip.
Thank you very much for posting.


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