T n' A
Northern California Deuce Day: missed it!We didn't DO anything, but still drove old iron about a thousand miles, so maybe it wasn't so bad after all. What a life. We did accumulate some parts and do some demolition to advance the Hop Up Beater build. (magazines are always featuring a "build" series so the guy can get free parts from the advertisers, and write off the whole thing). I wonder if we can do that? More on the project , starting in January.
Gold Coast Racers Gas Up: missed it!
Throttlers Picnic: missed it!
Outriders Picnic: missed it!
Prowlers Picnic: missed it!
A regular column, T n' A, started last month, but was un-named. You can figger out that it will hilite earlier style T's and A's. You know, when we first were involved in this scene (the picture above is dated April '65), Hot Rod clubs generally didn't accept cars built after '34 as Hot Rods....The fatfender cars were more like customs, but they didn't get a bad rap or anything, they just were not the rods. Now the fatfender movement has fixed that, and we approve of it, as you will see in 'Neater Beater', further on.
Nonetheless, lots of cats don't understand A's and T's, so we that do, want to spread that gospel, too. One of my idols once told me," Real Hot Rods are cars that originally came with headlight bars !" That may be a little narrow, but narrowness of focus gives the rest of us a starting point from which to find out where we are.
Next month we'll start having guest editorials from real journalists who for some reason will do this for nothing, too. 'Spect it will be fun to hear what they have to say under this off-beat banner.
If you're in So Cal, don't miss the November 15 Rod and Custom Magazine art show at Studio 111. The flier appears here, again.