THIS MONTHS’ COVER
Sam Strube fed at this monster-makin’ trough way back when. First car. It got away like they all do.
THEN THIS TURNED UP A THE TURLOCK SWAP WITH NO RUN GEAR
Among his other purposes, like a hot rodded Model A coupe and a stock one that was in the family while he was growin up and..and…yeah..he’s got it like the rest of us…anyway, he recently caught up with a Falfa-inspired ‘55 that he’d remembered from Turlock swaps a bit more recently but still a fur piece back, got hold of it and at LARS last month he invited me to sit in it and light the nasty ol’ SBC. He said I had a weird look on my face and he was right: I was scared to death he’d want to take me for a ride (I’ve seen the chump in action before, ya know?) and even more afraid he’d offer to let me drive it and, Boys….that could have been the beginnin’ of another tangent entirely…..............
Among his other Ford sidelights, he’s building a steel ‘23 T car to go racing in the V4F class at Bonneville and elsewhere, too. It looks like the future is OK when some of the rest of us DNF.
Not a whole lot to slay this month but hell, the on-line coverage of LARS and all the rest of ‘em on-line oughta keep a guy in the hunt. There’s a fresh look at certain situations in MORT’S SHORTS (click on that up there on the right). An’ we’ll have another trip under our belt and a dose of fresh perpective next month.
DOLIN DUO OF ROADSTERS ARE HIS ‘n HERS
LYING IN WAIT
It’s a capital offense - lying in wait to murder somebody.
Cops can’t ‘profile’ racial minorities.
ICE can’t hang out at Home Depot to look for illegal aliens.
I don’t think cops can stake out a bar to wait for drunken patrons to get in a car and drive.
But California emission checkers can lie in wait, hang out, to profile hot rodders at the LA Roadster show. They are there on Thursday for a long weekend of citing poluters.
Are you gonna wake up? Express outrage?
This one is going to be presented the ACLU; let’s see if they want this one…yeah, right, Baby…one that would defend ‘middle Americans’. Bet me.
WHO IS JOHN GALT?
LA ROADSTER SHOW
Inspiring for what it is. Not all roadsters (at least in the real world of preferred parking and the swap). Eclectic offering of really good cars. Check the HAMB, Don’s Hot Rod Page and other on-line places for the photos of all the right stuff. Seems like billet almost doesn’t exist out there in the real world.
Hop Up Annual Volume X was presented for the first time to the pleasure of everybody with good sense.
But, eclectic gathering or not…roadsters? Man, have we ever gotten our wish of a swing in taste toward traditional? Holy Moly!!!!!!!!! Oodles of correct, trad roadsters… and if yer jaded you’d say, “Christ, another ‘32 roadster?” but still want one. The ones that are similar? Cookie cutter trad? So what! They’re all bitchin! Those that show some adventurous personality without departing from trad? BITCHIN!
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MORE TO SAY IN MORT’S SHORTS