|To start off this blog entry we have a very low|
matt black beetle with a fierce roof chop and
fenderless. This Bug fits into the hot rod scene
|Huge rear wheels with the white wall tyres and|
the engine exposed, as close to a rod as a
Volkswagen can get.
|In the same group of cars was this stunning|
gloss black oval. Gorgeous white steel wheels
with chrome hub caps compliment the faultless
|Alongside the black ovel was this beautiful|
green and white oval. How nice is this early
|It looked just as nice from the front, the paint|
was un-believable, almost perfection.
|Great mix of trucks, beetles and period cycles.|
|OK I admit it, I have no idea what this is... all|
I know is I love it. It is such a lovely shape and
that swage line that goes over the roof is so
nice. The split rear window looks cool too.
|It had a big BMW motor in the front and I |
noticed it had Porsche disc brakes and
callipers so we know it must go and stop well.
|This very bright 1927 sedan looked fantastic|
as the metal flake paint shone in the summer
sun. With a stock height roof and running with
out any fenders, and being channelled this
sedan looked awesome.
|Such a lovely looking rod, it reminded me of |
the 'Hot Wheels' cars I used to have as a kid,
I suppose it was the colour scheme and the
overall look. A drilled sun visor on a '27
always looks good and this was no exception.
|Looking through the rear window, the sense of|
space was incredible. The light that comes
through those stock height windows was amazing.
|I think this is a 1939 Ford deluxe coupe in a|
lovely Burgundy colour. The chrome wheels
with white wall tyres compliment the paint
really well, as does the chrome grille and
|I love the shape of this deluxe coupe from|
the rear, the sloping curved bodywork looks
|OK, I'm not doing very well here as this is yet|
another car that I don't know what it is or rather
what it was originally. It looks like it has so
many bits and pieces from other cars that it's
hard to tell, all I know is, this is a real RAT rod.
|From the rear it's even harder to identify, but|
I just loved looking at all the accessories.
|Even the kids can get in on the fun. This tot rod|
looked great. I love the miniature 'Moon' tank
on the front.
|A totally standard 1961 Chevrolet Apache 10|
in cream with a black roof, well standard apart
from the American racing wheels.
|This Chevy is so ugly it's beautiful. Such a |
lovely 1960's station wagon.
|A nice selection of hot rods around every|
corner at Billing Aquadrome.
|The interior of Russell's coupe is finished to |
the same high standard as the outside. The
seats have had to have a recess made due to
the body being channelled over the chassis.
The base of the seat now sits level with the
|In the trade section I spotted this 'Radio Flyer'|
tri-cycle from the 1950's. If I had young kids
they'd be riding about on things like this, how
cool would that be.
|A beautiful 1932 Ford fully fendered roadster|
finished is a lovely shade of red.
|Another '32 roadster in a more traditional hot|
rod guise. Black body with red steels wheels
and white wall tyres.
|Such a lovey shape, I must admit I do prefer|
roadsters to be fenderelss.
|This lovely high top split screen panel van was|
parked up. Now that is one straight body as
the reflection shows. Red tinted windows
looked surprisingly good.
|This panel van sat really low and with that high|
top it looks menacing.
|I just love these Airstream trailers. They are|
made from aluminium which is polished.
Airstream trailers date from the 1920's -
1974. Now this is quality period accommodation
to tow behind your hot rod.
|A really nice looking 1970 early bay. It looks |
like a US import with the side markers and
that full length roof rack finished off the
look of this bay.
|This Model 'A' pick up was a real RAT rod, I|
just love the overall look of this truck. I'm not
sure what those head lights are off but they
suit the pick up nicely.
|This fender less '34 5 window looked great|
with out fenders and the '54' painted on the
doors. Traditional red painted steel wheels
with white wall tyres compliment the look.
|Hot rods of all ages and styles were present|
at Billing. The '27 T in the foreground was
really cool with it's bright green body with
flames paint job. I bet that straight through
exhaust sounds good.
|Now this '32 5 window looked just about|
perfect. Sitting high with big and little wheels
and fender less this beauty caught my eye.
|Another '32 5 window, a very similar spec as|
the one before but what a difference having
the body channelled over the chassis makes.
This one sits much lower.
|A very nice looking coupe with a colour coded|
chassis, which is a refreshing change.
|This 1940's Willys looked tough as old nails|
as it sat on the trailer. It is a pure race car
through and through. Those massive 15" x
15" rear wheels with slick tyres, that rear
wing on the boot and the parachute are all
there for a reason.
|I didn't see what motor it was running but I'm|
guessing a big block of some sort. Hopefully
this will be at the NRSA hot hot drags later
in the year so I can see it race.