I would have to say my love for cars began at 15 when I bought my first car, a 1948 Ford Club Coupe. I saw it across the street from the car dealership in Covina, CA where I was looking for something I could afford. It was locked away in a lot to be junked. I fell in love with it and just had to have it. It didn't run, had no battery or linkage hooked up to the carb. We had it towed home, bought a battery, linkage, primed the carb. and believe it or not, she fired right up. I was in 7th heaven. And the rest is as they say, "just the beginning".
I've had many cars over the years of all makes and models, mostly cars from the 50 through 60's. In 1980, a friend of mine & I built a '23 T-bucket from the ground up. The wife got pregnant and we needed a family car so I traded the 23 for a '37 Ford humpback sedan. Was offered a '34 Chevy Towne Deluxe Sedan in trade for the '37, re-built it, drove it around for 15 years. Put the '34 up for sale (much to the disappointment of my sons) and purchased a bone stock '41 Chevy Coupe and turned it into a great lookin' & ridin' Street Rod (the previous owner was not a happy camper). After a few years, I sold the '41 and purchased a 50% completed '56 Chevy 210 post and finished it "my way". When I sold the '56 in 2007, I had a real bad case of "burn out". As of today, I don't have a hot rod, unless you want to call my lowered '07 Silverado a hot rod. Perhaps soon another ride will be in my garage.
1948 Ford Club Coupe
1941 Chevy Coupe Street Rod
There are so many cars that I would love to have. But if I had to choose 1 it would have to be a custom 49-50 Merc.
I was a member of Street Rods Unlimited, So. Calif. for over 30 years.
— Profile last updated: Jan 20, 2012