Wednesday, 29 February 2012

1931 Cord L-29 LeGrande Speedster prototype replica


Tuesday, 28 February 2012

a quick glimpse of the Desert Classic Concours d'Elegance at Westin Mission Hills Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage, California

much more coverage of this past Sunday's show to come, it's going to take a lot of time to work the photos first before posting them.

Beautiful day, great venue, marvelous variety of cars, and I'll be there again next year. This was my first year there, and I am getting a bit farther from home a bit more now that I have a new car with 38-39 mpg to range  farther out into So Cal


very cool and extremely rare tungsten spark plugs still in the tin cans, and marked Ford


I can't believe I came across 2 NOS sets of old Champion spark plugs, wrapped in cosmoline too


Things I had to take home with me from the swapmeet. Doesn't being at a swapmeet make you realize you have to buy at least one thing that is cool, but you don't need?

 Hell no I am not going to work on Carter carbs, but I couldn't pass on this tool set for 20 bucks.

 I've never heard of Marvel Mystery Oil Company making anything but oil... so this had to find a home in my garage for 10 bucks
Starett is high quality, and this is accurate to one thousandth of an inch. Perfect for 20 bucks


How to make your garage fire extinguishers cooler


How one guy entertained himself and friends at the swapmeet while stuck at his booth

 a dollar bill on a fishing pole cast into the road between booths


Pablo is hot rodding in Uruguay, and he's got a pin-up for a girlfriend... is he a lucky guy or what?!?!

 Pablo and his 48 Fleetmaster, above and below

 Sofia.... and Pablo's Fleetmaster
 variety of Uruguay hot hod moments


Kelly is curious about cars in her family's really old photo albums, can anyone identify these cars? If so, please use the comment function, or email me directly so I can thank you proper, and credit the correct people!

Nancy and Dennis were first to respond with "The first one is a home built body, not sure of the make. Second, both are post war GM, one in back is '47 Chevy. Third and fourth, '47 Chevrolet Fleetmaster and it was Easter. Fifth, definitely not a Ford! Might be a Plymouth. Last is a '41 Ford Super Deluxe with a lot of aftermarket accessories. Fog lights, bumper ends, headlight visors, spotlight, radio antenna on fender (stock is above windshield)."

 I think the car on the right is the same as the car below in the front, and rear view photos. Tom says the car on the left looks like a 41 Chev
 Just a guess that the above and below are the same car
Robert commented "2nd pic, car on the left looks like a 41 Chevy, the 4th pic looks like a 37 Plymouth"
 above is likely older than 1937, that is the year Fords started putting the headlights half into the fenders
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I'm pretty sure the bottom one is a 1940 Ford Super Delux


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