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Monday, September 30, 2013

Tararua Rodders Hot Rod Show

It was a “Boys Day Out”  yesterday when Geoff and I went to ogle all the fancy cars at the Hot Rod Show.  Just by way of any example of what was on show was this 1948 Ford Club Coupe, which has been completely rebuilt over the last 16 years.  The running gear has been fully restored, together with the 351 Ford Cleveland engine, the upholstery renewed, and the original paint was stripped right back.  It is now painted in Ford’s Phantom purple.

P9290018 1948 Ford Club Coupe

There were many fine examples too many to choose, but another that took my interest was a pick-up truck that had been completely reworked and looked like it had a lot of Dollars spent on it.

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The show was a case just about every vehicle was V8 powered.

There was only one caravan in the show that I saw, so I had to take a photo it. The retro look of the 1960s Lilliput caravan towed by an appropriate car of a similar era looked classy together.

P9290016 Lilliput Gazelle Caravan all decked out retro style

Another area that was right up our ally was an area outside where some extreme 4X4 vehicles were showing off their paces over a couple of mounds of dirt. We both would have had a go at that as we both done 4 Wheel driving previously.

P9290021 Highly modified 4X4 Toyota (I think!)

We also met an old work mate of mine who just happens to have a very valuable 1960s Bathurst Holden Monaro and was cruising around the show.

A good way to spent a wet Sunday morning.

1 comment:

Faye Lougher said...

Great shot of our 1973 Lilliput Gazelle and 1963 Ford Thunderbird - I have no idea who the kid is sitting on our deck chair though!