One of the great features of The Race of Gentlemen (TROG) is the variety of engines that you can spy in the hot rods on the beach. Though Ford ’banger and flathead V8s are the most popular, over the years more of the less-common traditional powertrains have shown up on race weekend, giving the field the variety that helps make the experience well-rounded.
The traditional Ford mills often come with some of the rare speed parts that make hot rodders turn sea-foam green with envy. You’ll see Blue Oval four-cylinder machines built with high compression heads, and some even with prized OHV conversions from makers such as Riley and Cragar. Flathead V8s built with rare heads and hard-to-find intakes also get the senses going.
IOWA MUSCLE CAR HOARD AT AUCTION! THE COYOTE JOHNSON COLLECTION AUCTION
VanDerBrink Auctions is pleased to bring you the amazing Coyote Johnson Collection. This 40 plus year collection has never been seen by the public till now. Coyote got his name from chasing those Road Runners. If you had a hot car, you got the girls. In the Glory Days, Muscle Cars were plentiful and cruising the streets of Red Oak. Coyote spent a lot of time drag racing his Road Runner and just having fun. With money in his pocket from working, He would grab the paper and scan the classifieds for his next ride. You had to get there first, and Coyote did. Chevelle’s, GTO’s, MOPARS, and all those great Muscle cars he raced against in High School. Soon they were filling up his yard and he built buildings around them to protect them. Many walks through the buildings took Coyote back to his Glory Days, but now all will be sold at auction to the highest bidder. Approx. 90 Muscle cars and parts will be sold to you so you too can go back to those great Days of American Muscle. Plan now to attend this amazing Muscle Car Auction.
Coyote Johnson chased those Muscle cars on the street and to collect. He would get those classifieds and buy all the muscle cars from his Glory Days. The collection has never been seen by the public,. Over the past 40years he accumulated nearly 100 Muscle Cars, MOPAR, Chevrolet, Pontiac, Ford, and more.. Now the collection will be sold at auction and your chance to bid on those great Muscle Cars and Parts. All being sold No Reserve! EVERYONE WELCOME!
George Poteet is no stranger to the winner’s circle. His vehicles have won just about every honor, award, and accolade imaginable, from Detroit’s Ridler Award, to the Hot Rod Magazine trophy awarded to the fastest car at Bonneville Speed Week. Two titles he has never won before this year, though, are the coveted America’s Most Beautiful Roadster trophy at the Grand National Roadster Show, and the prestigious Goodguys BASF America’s Most Beautiful Street Rod honor. The “Three Penny” 36 Ford roadster built by the team at Pinkee’s Rod Shop earned him the former title in Pomona in January, and this weekend in Pleasanton at the West Coast Nationals the refined roadster beat out four other finalists to take home the Goodguys AMBR crown!
The roadster’s quiet, simple elegance belies the years of labor and magnitude of work involved in bringing it to life – more than 20,000 man hours, according to Pinkee’s owner Eric Peratt. Like so many of today’s top-caliber builds, it’s essentially a coach-built creation, with only a few small areas of original ’36 Ford sheet metal that have been left untouched. It’s still unmistakably a ’36 Ford, though, which was a key objective on the build.