Back in the old days...

1937. Buttermilk Junction, Martin County, Indiana

Rust In Peace...


Midweek Music - Terraplane Blues

Terraplane Blues is a blues song recorded in 1936 in San Antonio, Texas by bluesman Robert Johnson. "Terraplane Blues" is among only a handful of songs that were released during Johnson's lifetime, and it became a moderate regional hit, selling 5,000 copies.

The guitar licks and riffs in Terraplane Blues are very similar to those used in Cross Road Blues. The Terraplane Blues song is also performed by: Eric Clapton, Foghat, John Lee Hooker
The car model Terraplane becomes a metaphor for sex. 

1934 Terraplane...




Last Photo edited from Black & White to more sephia by me,
Original Photo by Vincent Palangio: palangio_v's Bucket

Dale's 1939 Ford 1 Ton Pick Up Truck... For Sale!





My fellow CC member and good buddy Dale, from the UK
has his truck up for sale, here's his story...

This is not an easy thing to do, 
but I've got to put my beloved truck up for sale,
the only reason for this being I need to make time,
room and money for my model a project.

This is a big 1 tonner with the 122" wheelbase so 
great for parts hauling or using for work.
 It also has the heavy duty back axle and 4speed box.

The truck was restored in the states a few years ago
 but never finished,my friend from holland then shipped it over
but it sat in his garage for a few more years
until I bought it in February and finished it.

There is absolutely no rust or rot in it anywhere and
all the fenders are steel which is rare in these trucks,
the bed is a repro which has had fresh wood fitted,
but I've been using this truck as what it is and 
that's a truck so don't expect the bed or the paint to be
perfect,there's scratches and a few dents.

Mechanically it's fully sorted and will go anywhere,
I've done about 2000 miles since putting it on the road,
it's been to pendine,the hayride and the trip out as well 
as driven regularly locally,the engine and the gearbox were rebuilt,
a Mallory sissy with electronic ignition other than that the motor is stock, but runs sweet.

The front wheels have been swapped from the original split rims
 to 40's ford steels,it's also been lowered significantly,
I have all parts to turn back to stock.

There's a few issues with it that have not been sorted,
the fuel neck leaks where it go's into the tank under the seat,
I've tried to seal it but to no avail so will need to be looked at more closely,
as the fuel has leaked it's also lifted the paint around the sills and lower cab area.
I also lost the tailgate hinge the other day
but I'll get another one ordered it'll just need painting.

I'm looking for around £14,000 Ono 
I will consider trade ins but only upto around the £8k mark 
as I need the money for my model a.

Anymore info or pics needed just let me know.

Cheers Dale 07970319551

Truck Tuesday

1951 Ford F1 Custom

Traffic Thursday

Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 1959

VonSkip... Guest Appearance @ Tigre Blanco ***** Roll The Nickels

Tell me... when have you ever seen a Hot Rod driving up on a stage at a theater show? Well here it is...
Tigre Blanco pulling out all the stops!

Tigre Blanco "Roll The Nickels"
A Video... me & my 1930 Ford Sedan, Live at Tigre Blanco's Amazing Theater Show... "het Tijgersnest".
5 oktober 2014. Parktheater Eindhoven.

Sound: Geurt Engelsman
Lights: Koen van Kollenburg
Videoprojection: Ruben van Cauteren
Stage: Rob van Nieuwamerongen
Decor: Krijn Peters
Drawings: Rutger Termohlen
Direction: Lenneke Maas
Props: Von Skip
Special thanks to Parktheater Eindhoven
Special appearance by...
Aveyanda Skye (dance) 
Roel Spanjers (piano, hammond and accordeon) 
Mike Roelofs (content video projection)
Will be posting more of this unique show later on...
In the meantime... watch more of Tigre Blanco at www.tigreblanco.nl

COE Yard Art


Midweek Movie - Gas Pump Girls (1979)

Gas Pump Girls

Released:  1979
Runtime: 86min
Genre: Comedy 
Director: Joel Bender
Writers: David A. Davies, Joel Bender,
Starring: Kirsten Baker, Linda Lawrence, Sandy Johnson

Storyline...
June and her friends take over a service station formerly run by her uncle. They perform every trick in the book to attract the customers.


1961 Chevrolet C-Series and 1969 Chevrolet Impala

1972 Ford Gran Torino

1973 Cadillac Fleetwood 75

1967 Buick LeSabre

Ford F Series Towing Truck(s)


1935 Ford 5 Window Coupe...


1960 Chrysler Imperial Crown... R.I.P



1960 Ford Starliner...



Truck Tuesday


1963 Ford E-100 Pro Street

Readers Ride's - Felipe Paris Style's '59 El Camino

Here's one hell of a 1959 Chevrolet El Camino,
Owned by Felipe Paris Style, he did a three years restoration on this stunning ride and that shows...
Felipe asked me if I would be willing to post this movie overhere...OF COURSE! I'm honoured! Here you go... hope you enjoy this awesome ride for a long time Felipe!

Thanks 4 Sharing & following me page...

Movie Directed by Cyrille DOE & Pierre-Arthur BENGUIGUI

1940's...

1940, Jimmy Lord and Bob Hollingshead are enjoying the company of their girlfriends knowing that these salad days will not last much longer.

276.460 is Lord's Aspinall bodied P type, possibly PA0490.
193.219 is a J3, J3756 owned by Hollingshead who was a mechanic with Kellow-Fawkner.

This car has a history which includes the LeMans 24 Hour race and record breaking at Montlhery. The J3 is now owned by Walter Magilton. Magilton Collection.

M(ech)anic Monday


Sedan Sunday

1930 Ford Model A Sedan / Hot Rod

Sled Saturday

1956 Buick / Willem / Scrapers CC / The Netherlands

T.G.I.F


GoodYear


Let's Go Surf...

Although It's October, the wheater is fine, so why not...

This weeks... Interior work


So here they are,.. the old Willy's Jeep bench seats I'd scored this week.
First I'd cut up the frame as they where not fitting.
The upholstery was bad, first i'd thought to let them be reupholstered but then I'd didn''t like the idea of a plain black bench seat and I'd wanted to keep the truck "Rat Rod" stylisch and like to do as much of the work myself. So went to the local miller and got me some coffee bean bags and went sewing myself, By hand...old school style.

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In the Truck...
Turned out just fine by me ;-]