It's that time of year again... The time to think about the things that really matter. The things that matter in life, of course, but as a carnut, I can't help thinking about the things that matter in carlife, too. Things like simplicity, purity, the essence of mechanics. There are few cars that capture this as good as a traditional fenderless 1932 ford roadster. Photo taken in early december 2009 at Custom Parts & Wear in Mellingen, Switzerland.
Just found this cool period picture on my computer... A mild chevy hardtop coupe, a beautiful custom merc and a hot rodded truck waiting alongside a country road. No idea about the whereabouts of those rides until I realized that the filename included the words winfieldmerc... Well, no more questions. And after a little research I ended up on Rik Hoving's Custom Car Photo Archive where I was confirmed that the Merc used to be one of Winfield's personal rides.
By pure coincidence, I dug up this old ebay auction from last month. It's one of the most beautiful belly tank lakesters and a great piece of history with impressive craftmanship. Fortunately, there are still lots of amazing shots from literally every angle and even a video. According to bringatrailer.com the price went up to at least $75k.
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For decades, that's a combination known to work well. And how cool is it, if the girls are actually driving the car? Notice the old Barris building in the background of this awesome picture I found on the web. Have a nice week!
While checking out Roger Starkey's pics of the Dragmasters BBQ from a couple of years ago, I stumbled across this cool unrestored roadster. The BBQ was hosted by Dode Martin, drag race legend and co-founder of the Dragmaster company. But what also intrigued me was that maroon 1949 chevy coupe in the background...
The pic above always used to be one of my favourite car culture related shots. I found it as a postcard in a gift shop I don't remember where and attached it to my refrigerator door, where it still is. My whole relation to this photograph changed in january when I visited fellow ACES member Bob Hill, son of the ACES founder Bob Hill Sr. who had started the car club in 1952. During my visit, we went to check out his garage where I spotted the very same photograph I got in my kitchen but in bigger size. I told Bob that I know that picture. But Bob told me, he knows the guys on that picture. Especially the third from the right: his dad.