The popularity of barn finds and survivor hot rods has created a whole new segment of the hot rod hobby. Cars with history are much more interesting than something built in the modern era, but we had to convince Charles Berry that his ’34 Plymouth, his high school hot rod, was a really special piece
Read the rest of Tommy’s article here
Edsel Ford’s restyled 34 Ford was a team effort, designed by Edsel, Coachwork in Germany, Interior from Detroit.
Edsel christened the car “Luxus” German for luxury.
Read the rest of Richard Lentinello’s article at Hemmings
Really nice to camera piece from ArcLite Fab in which Brian discusses his approach and Hot Rod philosophy.
As a bonus I’ve also added the Gas Monkey piece to camera with Brian during his recent Hot Rod build collaboration which was featured on the cover of Hot Rod Magazine
Whilst watching a recent edition of Jay Leno’s Garage on YouTube I was reminded of what a cool car “The Duesenberg Hot Rod” actually is!
I saw some pictures of the car years ago and with the mainstream coverage of the old car hobby these days it was nice to see it up close via Jay’s channel.
The car was built back in the 40’s by Hal & Bill Ulrich.
Dave Blake shares an important piece of hot rod history the car won the first nationally sanctioned SCCA drag race!
The Blake family has owned the car since the mid 70’s, Mr Blake’s Father saved the car from being sold and broken up for parts, Mr Blake couldn’t afford to buy the car but traded it for a Cadillac.
Watch the video to hear about the history and the modifications to this piece of Hot Rod history.
The car pictured in 2011 via The Hot Rod Disorder blog is I believe based off a 1934 Ford body and Duesy chassis and running gear.
Here’s another shot from Howard Gribble on Flickr with some background on the car.
There is also a really interesting thread on the car from the ACD Club forum here
Edsel Bryant Ford
A nice compilation of articles on Edsel Ford from the Edsel owners club website
Edsel Ford 32
Edsel Ford 32
Edsel Ford 34
You can read the article here
Great Hudson story from Daniel featured in Hemmings some years ago.
Two weeks’ punishment: Hudson-Terraplane’s Ruggedness Run
The story highlights the trouble that manufacturers took to demonstrate the toughness and reliability of the their product to the general public.
This is how Hudson did it in 1934!
A 1934 Ford Model 40 DeLuxe roadster cracks the top-10 in Auburn
1934 Ford Model 40 DeLuxe roadster. Photos courtesy Auctions America.
When it comes to vehicles selling in an auction’s top-10, a Ford Model 40 generally isn’t the first model that comes to mind. While some restored examples have reached impressive heights (like the freshly restored black Model 40 DeLuxe roadster that sold at RM’s 2012 Monterey sale for $88,000), most change hands for considerably less money. In Auburn, Indiana, last weekend, a 1934 Ford Model 40 DeLuxe roadster sold for an impressive fee-inclusive price of $77,000, roughly $16,000 higher than current NADA high book value, breaking into the sale’s top-10.
An absolutely lovely 1934 Fordor Sedan Deluxe for sale on Hemmings. if only I could afford it 🙂
1934 Ford Model 40 Fordor Sedan Deluxe
1934 Ford Fordor Deluxe. Frame off restoration. Four suicide doors. 21-bolt flathead V8. 3 speed. Rare cigar lighter radio. Drives nicely. Coker Godfather whitewall tires. Reds dual nice mellow sounding exhaust system. Folding luggage rack with trunk. This Ford creates excitement everywhere it goes. It is a beauty. While my car is not perfect, it is perfect enough for most car lovers. Won several car show plaques. Terms: cash or bank wire transfer.
Nice article from Rod Authority by Lindsey Fisher on the iconic Pete Chapouris 1934 Ford Coupe from the film California Kid. Read more here