The event organizers were told it had to be racers only. That meant no car show, no swap meet, no vendors, and a big loss of revenue! But the organizers wanted to preserve the history of the event and decided to hold the racers-only event. So everyone showed up with their face masks on and put on one hell of a race!ABOVE: Early morning on the Ranch @favcoast in his 1932 Ford truck, he was not taking hay to the cows. He was getting ready to race this mostly original truck at the Santa Margarita Ranch at RPM Nationals Flathead Drags. I think Frank may have caught the race bug as he was thinking about doing some engine upgrades.
ABOVE: Tim McMaster’s dog Rosie can just taste the victory in the air! Tim’s little red roadster went on to win its class!
ABOVE & TOP: This was one of my favorites, the red wheels and grille just popped with the gloss black paint!
ABOVE: This young racer looks like he’s ready to go!
ABOVE: @svm99T had his Dad’s speedster running great. This beautiful car looks like it just rolled out of a museum.
ABOVE: @gcustom’s track nose roadster always blows me away! This sucker looks like it should be running in Bonneville. Is he ever going to paint it? I think not.
ABOVE: There was a large group of photographers in attendance.
ABOVE: Last minute prep before the race.
ABOVE: @rickthecarfixer brought this rail, the old Outsiders club car known as “The Thing.” It has been rebuilt by Rick (with a few minor updates) and now runs under the “Aces” car club banner.
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CRAIG CHERRY 1964 FORD GALAXIE
Craig Cherry’s Galaxie is a perfect example of a muscle car time capsule.
CRAIG CHERRY 1938 Chevrolet Cabriolet
While walking through Craig Cherry’s massive car collection one car stuck out and caught my attention more than the others; it was his 1938 Chevrolet Cabriolet.
RPM NATIONALS 2020 - Santa Margarita Ranch
It was touch and go there for a while. We all followed the RPM Nationals on Instagram waiting to hear if there was going to be a 2020 event? Then word came that they were going to have the event but were not sure if spectators were going to be allowed. So again we patiently waited to find out if it was going to be a racers-only event.
SPEEDWAY MOTORS MUSEUM OF AMERICAN SPEED
“This place is a national treasure!” was the answer I gave the docent when he asked what I thought of the museum.
The Bob Frey Collection
So why does the “Mopar guy” have a 1965 Mustang?
INSTALLING A/C IN YOUR ‘A' BODY! PART ONE: UNDER THE HOOD
Since I’m still waiting for the QA1 lower control arms to come in, we’ll have to hold off on doing the front suspension until later. In the meantime let’s get our Vintage Air (VA) A/C installed on our project car!
This beautiful 1932 Ford Sedan just screams “Hot Rod!” when you look at it and maybe that’s why its owner, Dave Lozano, wanted it so badly.
What is it about shop tours that we all love so much? I think we’re all curious to see the next batch of upcoming hot rods, but it’s something more than that.
Project FIXER UPPER
The latest news is that all the suspension and brake pieces are on backorder until mid-July! Dang COVID 19 has really slowed things down.