Each year in fall, the Rockabilly Bombardment weekender is stirring up Hohenems, a small border town in Austria. Saturday afternoon usually means car show time with a couple of local four- and two-wheeled rides. The weather was fabulous and the evening light amazing. Click here for more pics.
What they call indian summer in the states is called Altweibersommer in german speaking countries. Which literally translates to old women's summer. Maybe this means I should take the '49 out for a ride and attract some older women.
While I'm cultivating my laziness, others are busy as hell. Take Raphael, for example, the guy building his one-off three window model a coupe. After he got the car running this summer, he decided it might need a nice shiny hood and matching hood sides. As usual, he wasn't happy with the stuff from the shelf so he started with a couple of sheets of aluminum and after a little hammering here and some pounding there, voilà, this is what he came up with.
Two door coupe and wagon are by far the cooler body styles of post war cars. So, it doesn't get much better than a two door wagon. That's why I, even if I'm not a big fan of tri chevys, adore the '55 nomads with their slanted side windows and radiused rear wheel wells. This one must be my favorite. (photos © Dutchman Photos)
Maybe you remember that drive down sunset strip in 1964. Here we got something similar but what really adds to the awesomeness is that it is from the 1940s! Hot rod archeologists may have to pay special attention at 1:49 and 3:22. Enjoy! (via Powerglide, source Archive.org)
The 1940 Ford Coupe is one of the nicest cars of the 30s and 40s. It's a beauty in stock condition but also makes for a great kustom and even works with a hot rod stance. This is how I saw Paul's forty Ford in person. And before it got a bit of tweaking on the suspension.
And these are the "after" shots. The new stance looks much more aggressive and fits the coupe perfectly. I couldn't hardly decide between the two looks. Could you? But I keep being amazed of what stance can do to the attitude of a car.
The annual Headbanging in Finsterwalde, Germany is the closest you can get to entering a time machine and heading back to the post-war era. Limited to pre-58 cars and taking place on an old military air base, there's no modern junk to distract the viewer's eye. Once more, it's our man at the eastern front providing us with a lot of great pics. Thanks, Beat! (photos © Beat Schuppli)