|All American Car Day 2002|
|I couldn’t believe it when I bumped into this magnificent Rambler. I’ve only ever seen one other back in Perth. It was a little rough and someone had put a 289 Windsor in it.|
This one has all the right gear. AMC360, TH400 and a 9” diff.
|I found the owner and we had a good chat, of course, he showed me his, so I had to show him mine. He liked mine almost as much as I liked his…. Hang on! We’re talking about Ramblers!|
Apparently only 16 of these were brought into the country as factory RHD. I’d love to get my hands on one.
|I’ve always liked the ’69 Firebird. This one had a kind of flip flop paint that was sometimes blue, but mainly a great shade of purple.|
It was For Sale for around $36,000. Full leather interior and very nicely put together.
|I think this is a ’55 Desoto, but I’m not really sure. It might be hard to tell in the pic, but those rear wheels are H-U-G-E!!!|
Another very nicely put together car. I really like the Mercury grille that’s in it ;^D
|I have a real soft spot for ’55 Chev’s and it’s not too often you see a two door post model. Very smooth, killer motor, great paint colour and a killer stance.|
Doesn’t matter how you do a ’55, Hot Rod, Custom, Gasser style, they all look cool to me.
|There weren’t too many Hot Rods there. Probably because you had to pay $10 to display your car… or maybe because they know how HOT it gets up there.|
This is a neat little ’32 pickup which the owner has used baby moons to try and hide the Street Rod wheels. Nice try mate. I still noticed. It probably looks really good when the car is moving, you wouldn’t be able to tell.
|There weren’t too many bikes there, but this one really caught my eye. I’m no expert on Harley’s, but I’m pretty sure this is a WL model.|
Love the colour combination and the very restrained use of custom bits.
|This VERY trad ’32 roadster belongs to Matt Joyce, triple carbed flathead, lever action shocks, wires and whitewalls i.e. ALL THE RIGHT STUFF.|
Of course, he had to wait for 10 minutes to get in the place and it turned into a steam engine. This is where it stopped.
Nice parking Matt!
|This Deuce coupe belongs to a mate of Matt’s (I’ve forgotten his name), and yep, that’s a Model A grille on a ’32.|
Suede blue and ’53 Chevy taillights make it just a little different to most of the ’32 3 windows you see driving around Sydney.
|Just in case you were thinking that this doesn't look like a shopping centre... you're right.|
After a Hot Day at a Hot Rod Show, what does every good Aussie Hot Rodder do? He goes to the pub of course!
This is early evening at the Botany View Hotel. I think the Whiteliners were playing that night.
With Matt's '32, Darren's Chev and my Rambler, there was a pretty good lineup out the front.