Sunday, August 26, 2007

Car shows, part #10,987,355

...more cool stuff.

The Great American Hot Rod: '31 Ford roadster body and frame, Dodge "Hemi" engine, lots of TLC...



A rare '40 Mercury convertible. Candy-apple red paint, a padded white top, a full-race "flathead" V8...this is, if you'll pardon the expression, the whole enchilada, Kustom-wise...



Talking about "low and slow," gotta love this early-'50s Chevy Suburban given the full lowrider treatment. It probably wouldn't be much fun when all eight seats are full, as it can barely get up a driveway without scraping its bottom with only the driver on board...



Finally, a near-stock '58 T-Bird. If you love chrome and convertibles, this one's for you...



Next: a final wrap-up.

5 comments:

DAL said...

I love the 40 Fords and Mercs. There is just something about the way the design came together.

The top--is that what they call a Carson top?

MrScribbler said...

dal -- That's a close approximation of a Carson Top. The real thing -- and I'm old enough to have seen a few, damnit -- was a bit heavier looking. But the idea was the same.

John said...

That 31 Ford roadster really grabs me.

John said...

Does that mean I am hard core greaser, or redneck?

MrScribbler said...

john -- that's a hard-core greaser car. Get out that tube of Wildroot Cream Oil.

That was actually the car I most wanted to take home. The Stude was second.