Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The Grand National Roadster Show 2009

A few survivor hot rods on display in the "Suede" building. 

A nicely patinated '40 Willys gasser complete with period small chevy sporting side by side dual quad set up. 

Remarkable '29 A-V8 roadster that made its way through the years, trends, and fads, and somehow escaped unharmed and 'as built' circa 1949. 

1 comment:

biggearhead said...

Both of these cars are fantastic. The Willys, of course, gets my heart trip-hammering. Had I something like that, I'd probably try to drive it to work every day. I don't think I'd ever change the paint. I'm wondering about the intake setup. Looks like it might be a set of Edelbrock carbs, but hard to tell from the photo. I can't think of the company that would have produced that intake manifold.

The roadster is simple as an anvil and just as effective. It's a bare bones hot rod with the right stance, probably very similar to what a lot of cars looked like running around on the streets back in the day. A pretty nice driver in its time.