Sunday, February 14, 2016

Roadster Hot Rods at the Sacramento Autorama

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This is Darryl Hollenbeck's traditional 1932 Ford highboy roadster  which
recently won  America's Most Beautiful Roadster at the Los Angles Roadster Show 

For comparison this is the restored 1951 America's Most Beautiful Roadster award winner. It is a 1923 Ford Model T with a nose track turtle deck roadster  originally built by Rico Aquaglia with hood and nose formed by Harry Westergard the master metalsmith from Sacramento. The car is now owned by Carter Fisher.

Displayed nearby was the "Blue Bayou," a 1931 Ford roadster owned by Chris Evans. It is powered by  1954 Chrysler 334 cubic inch engine with six Stromberg carburetors converted to electronic fuel injection  

Brian George owns this midnight-blue 1931 Ford roadster powered by a Ford V8-flathead engine fitted with Ardun Overhead valve cylinder head. The Ardun conversion heads were built by the father of the Chevrolet Corvette, Zora Arkus-Duntov and his brother Yura. Before he worked for Chevrolet, Zora unsuccessfully attempted to qualify for the the 1946 and 1947 Indianapolis 500. 

 Finally, we found this 1927 Ford "T Bucket" hot rod owned by  
Jeremy jack on display in the Suede Palace

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