|Claude brought his 1960 split screen kombi |
over to my house on the Saturday morning for
the short cruise over to the show.
|After about an hour's driving we arrived at Billing|
Aquadrome, and driving through the venue we
spotted lot's of rods and we could tell this was
going to be a good day.
|I let this 1932 roadster pull out from a junction|
just so I could follow it.
|A lovely red and white early bay parked up.|
|There were hot rods and customs parked up |
everywhere. I think Claude may have got
distracted once or twice as we drove along.
|Once we had parked up we could start enjoying|
the rods and taking a better look. A lovely black
1932 roadster in a traditional hot rod style.
|This gorgeous white over mint green split |
screen cruised past, there were quite a few
VW's at the show.
|A true British classic, the Ford Pop. This one|
has had the traditional roof chop and sat low
and wide. A nice twist on the normal black and
flames paint job, was the deep Burgundy with
lime green flames.
|The British rodders favourite car, I have had|
2 of these over the years, although maybe not
to this standard.
|A lovely candy red 1934 3 window coupe. This|
'34 was immaculate and the paint was flawless.
|Lovely flowing lines along the length of the|
body. I love those wheels, they look as though
they are made billet alloy.
|On the left is a fully fendered 1930 Chevrolet, |
5 window coupe in matt black and on the right
a 1932 Ford roadster.
|The Chevrolet had such a lovely shape, which|
is so similar to a 1932 Ford it's almost
impossible to tell the difference.
|Again from the back, the similarities are |
uncanny. The only difference I can see are
the leaf spring mounts and the shape of the
petrol tank along with the chassis shape.
|A beautiful fully fendered Model 'A' Sedan in|
a dark bronze pearl paint with a tangerine
bottom and bronze flames.
|It's un-usual to see a rod that hasn't had a |
roof chop, but the stock height roof looked
good as did those chrome smooth wheels
with chrome hub caps.
|A lovely 1927 Model 'T' coupe in Royal blue.|
I love those rear American racing wheels with
the whitewall tyres.
|This '27 looks as though it has had the body|
channelled over the chassis to make it sit this
|This sky blue Model 'A' pick up drove past as|
we wandered around the show. It's one thing
to see the gorgeous cars parked up, but to
see them actually driving around is something
|This fender less Model 'A' sedan looked good|
with colour coded matching steel wheels with
white wall tyres.
|This RAT looking 1956 Chevrolet step side|
pick up pulled up in front of us. As the driver
got out he flicked a switch and the hydraulic
suspension lowered the truck so it almost sat
on the grass.
|This truck was up for sale at a reasonable |
£15,000. That is a lot of truck for your money,
and I think Claude took a liking to this one.
|The classic shape of the Chevy Pick up. I |
have to say that I quite liked this, if only I had
a spare £15.000
|This 1947(ish) Chevrolet 3100 truck looked|
awesome. I think the colour is some sort of
paint effect rather than real patina, although
I could be wrong... whatever it is I love it.
|Such a beauty from every angle. I liked the |
1950's tail lights and the hub caps.
|A modern twist on an old classic. This 1934|
3 window has been built to the highest possible
|The classic shape of the '34 has been |
smoothed out, and with the single colour looks
right at home in the 21st century.
|Not a very good photo, but you can just make|
out how modern the dash and interior looked.
|A lovely blue 1957 3100 Chevrolet step side |
truck in a lovely shade of blue with white
detailing on the grille and bumpers.
It makes a change as most trucks seem to be
|Blue must be the 'in colour' this year as this|
Model 'A' proves. The little roadster had a cut
down Model 'B' grill shell and a small block
Chevy engine to push it along.
|How about this for a rear end? This 1932|
Model 'B' looked awesome running fenderless
and as for all those louvres on the trunk are to
|This 5 window has been around for years now, |
but it still looks fresh. I have always liked the
chequered scallops on this cream coupe.
|This '32 Ford roadster looked sweet with bright|
red paint and a white hood. The blind in the rear
window was a nice accessory.
|Another neat accessory was the drilled sun|
visor, normally only found on Model 'A's and
the bobbed rear fenders.
|Yet another blue hot rod was this late 1950's|
Ford Popular. I didn't see what motor this was
running but looking at those huge 15" x 15"
rear wheels it must have been big. A nice
touch was to use the original Ford Pop tail
|Now this satin blue Model 'A' pick up was so|
nice. I liked the polished bulk head and the
Moon disc's over the wheels, it looks kind of
like a salt flat racer.
|Another 1932 Model 'B' 3 window coupe, in |
red with a nice black scallop down the side and
sitting very low. These coupes have simple lines
that make these cars stand out.