A buddy of mine that I'm trying to talk into joining our car club has his recently built Rat Rod for sale on eBay. If you were at Beatersville in Louisville, KY or at the Indy Road Rocket Rumble on Saturday, you might have got an "up close and personal" look at the car. If not....here is a description and some pictures. If ya like it....help a poor boy out. He's got a wife and kids and wants to start on his next project. :)
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
WOW! Can you believe June is coming to a close? A third of the summer has come and gone already! Well, since it's the last day of June, you are in for a treat. I've got so many pictures from other events waiting to be posted I thought that I would finish the month with the rest of the pictures from the Branson Auto Museum.
Another one of my favorite cars at the Museum. This '32 Ford roadster was done-up in traditional hot rod fashion. Although the wide whitewalls and flathead V8 were pretty typical, the unique blue paint would make this little Ford stand up and "scream" at any carshow or cruise-in.
I'm still a sucker for the T-buckets!
Have ya seen enough kool today?
Besides the cars indoors, there were several for sale outside. Although this Chevrolet wagon had an amateur paint job, it was pretty straight and could be had for $7900. The '57 Chevy below was priced at $33,000.
Well, that's the last of the pictures from Branson. The Auto Museum is worth a stop if you are ever in Missouri. I've got lots more pictures in the weeks ahead from area shows, including over 140 pictures from the 10th annual Indy Road Rocket Rumble. Make Suede and Chrome a daily stop to make sure you don't miss out.
Monday, June 29, 2009
By far the koolest and most unexpected car in the Branson Auto Museum was the Lil' Coffin II.
This 1949 Chevrolet was of interest to me because the '49 is almost identical in styling to my Nifty Fifty. If memory serves me, this car could be had for $13,900.
Another 1949 Chevrolet. This one was pretty stock and an older restoration. The price tag was $7900.00, which made me feel like I made a pretty good investment with the Nifty Fifty.
Bubbletops are kool in my book.
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Today's post has an interesting mix of pictures. We start the day with a kool little trailer for pedal cars. I took the picture because I own a little cooler like the one pictured and my 3 year old has a couple of pedal cars. Thought it would be cool to find a trailer since we sometimes take his flamed pedal car to shows.
This Indy car could be purchased less engine. Reminded me of a fellow from somewhere around me that I used to occasionally see a few years ago at area shows. He had a "street legal" Indy car that he had put a 350 in. Can you imagine seeing this in your rearview mirror?!?!
O.k...guess I need to go to the local video store (yes there are still a few around) or check out Netflix to rent the movie "Death Match"? According the the plaque, this car was used during the filming of the movie. One would have to be a HUGE fan of the movie to pay the HUGE pricetag.
Friday, June 26, 2009
Well, still posting pictures from my visit to the Branson Auto Museum in Branson, MO. I snapped a photograph of this kool looking 4-door Mercury (I think it's a '56) because it reminded me of "one that got away". A few years ago my buddy "Trader" Don had one like this I could have had for a few hundred bucks. Granted, it wasn't restored, but at the time I thought....I really don't want a 4-door Mercury. Looking at this one, I realized they were pretty kool.
Man, I love the old teardrop trailers. My understanding from doing a little research is that you could send for the instructions and build your own "back in the day". This would have been in the heyday of Route 66. You and the Mrs. could hook up the teardrop to the family car and head West. What an adventure! There is a kool little shop that is owned by one of my Facebook buddy's families in Indianapolis called Bubba's Trailer Park. They build custom teardrop trailers using modern materials. Their place is one Gasoline Alley in Indy.
Zephyr V-12 anyone?
The back story on this 1936 Packard was that it was once owned by notorious mobster Al Capone. According to the story, most of Capone's cars were actually registered in other names, however this one actually has Ol' Al's name on the registration. The car was a barn find and is still in "barn fresh" condition.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Whizzers are kool no matter whether they are original or a reproduction. I'm not a Whizzer expert, but the one in the background looked to be an original, while the one in the foreground looked to be new.
If you are "into" Corvettes, there were several to admire. My favorite years of Corvette Styling are the original Stingrays of the early '60s.
This 1963 Split Window was very kool.