Well, still posting pictures from the basement of the Cobo Center at the 2008 Detroit Autorama show. I could have stayed in the basement the rest of the day, but the wife was starting to "move a little quicker" through the show. She not a big car show "goer" so I certainly appreciate the fact that she even agreed to the trip. (thanks honey....I love you!)
Well, this morning's pictures are of a few examples of some traditional hot rods. Cars from the 30's make such nice rods! You see a lot of early Fords, and a few less Chevrolets, but even early Plymouths look great fender less, with a chromed out mill and some wide whitewalls. Regardless whether you prefer the patina look, flat paint, or gloss, there is no denying these cars make a statement.
This "custom" wagon was in the area of the Detroit Road Devils, so I'm assuming it belongs to one of their members. Just a nice example of how creativity and Kustom Kulture can transcend the world of automobiles. I've seen some nice examples of kustom wagons, mailboxes, bicycles, etc. (In fact, I customized our mailbox and have a Kustom Kruiser bicycle myself. My youngest owns a slick "flamed" pedal car too.)
O.k...this ride was strange, but also intriguing. In between the two halves of my career in education, I spent 3 years working in a Human Resources department as the Training Coordinator for an area Steel Casket Manufacturer. I'm not 100% sure, but the hardware on this casket looks very familiar and it is possible that the "body" of this interesting vehicle may have came from East Central Indiana.