The Famous Horse Beating 1932 Ford “Pete Henderson” Roadster Sold for $192,500 at RM Sotheby’s Hershey Auction

1932 Ford

1932 Ford “Pete Henderson” Roadster

 

As the story goes, back in 1944, a guy with a quick quarter horse won countless bets challenging hot cars to a race. This roadster, however, had a reputation as the quickest car in the San Fernando Valley. With Pete Henderson behind the wheel, in a specially staged race held in La Habra, and witnessed by a large crowd, including speed equipment gurus Vic Edelbrock Sr., Ed Winfield, and Phil Weiand, this deuce was the only car that ever won. Ernie McAfee took a famous grainy photo showing the roadster edging out the horse. Noted hot rod racer Ak Miller and writer Gray Baskerville always said they could trace the origins of ¼-mile drag racing to that famous contest.

The full listing can be found here

 

 

The McGee Roadster : Hot Rod Legend

The McGee Deuce roadster, one of the most iconic hot rods ever, is now the focus of an exciting full-length documentary by the Historic Vehicle Association. Packed with vintage and contemporary action footage, and interviews with guys like Ed Iskenderian, the roadster’s current owner, Bruce Meyer, and TRJ senior contributor Pat Ganahl and senior editor Greg Sharp, the film captures the spirit of the car and the era it was born from. Click here to see a one-minute teaser and the full 20-minute documentary.

So you want to build a ’32 Ford Roadster? – Blog

So you want to build a '32 Ford Roadster?

So you want to build a ’32 Ford Roadster?

The blog hasn’t been updated for some time but contains good information

Legendary Navarro roadster to run at The Race of Gentlemen West – Daniel Beaudry Hemmings

Legendary Navarro roadster to run at The Race of Gentlemen West

Legendary Navarro roadster to run at The Race of Gentlemen West

Article from Daniel Beaudry, Barney Navarro’s famous roadster which will be appearing at TROG West in Pismo this weekend. Read the article here

Visited Oceanside and Pismo a few years ago on holiday, great spot for TROG West IMHO!

1934 Ford Model 40 DeLuxe Roadster Cracks the Top 10 in Auburn (Kurt Ernst Hemmings Motor News)

A 1934 Ford Model 40 DeLuxe roadster cracks the top-10 in Auburn

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.

A Top-Notch Classic: Dean Scott’s 1932 Ford Highboy Roadster – Lindsey Fisher Rod Authority

Excellent article from Lindsey Fisher at Rod Authority taking a close look at Dean Fisher’s 32 Highboy. Read it here

Dean Scott’s 1932 Ford Highboy Roadster

Dean Scott’s 1932 Ford Highboy Roadster

Dean Scott's 32 Highboy

Dean Scott’s 32 Highboy

1932 Ford High Boy Roadster; Metallic Blue, “Miller Automotive Chino”

I keep seeing pictures of this lovely 32 High Boy, finally I found some more detail on the Sports Car Digest website coverage of the Auctions America California 2013 auction report:

Lot # 759 1932 Ford High Boy Roadster; S/N AB5055556; Metallic Blue, ‘Miller Automotive

Lot # 759 1932 Ford High Boy Roadster; S/N AB5055556; Metallic Blue, ‘Miller Automotive Chino’/Grey Naugahyde; No top; Original, modified for competition or performance, 3 condition; Hammered Sold at $48,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $52,800. No Reserve – 221 flathead, Offenhauser heads, Offenhauser intake with three 97s, Harman-Collins magneto, alternator, quick change axle, steel wheels with hubcaps and trim rings, 5.50×16 front, 10.50×16 rear tires – A sweet old thing clocked at 142.97 mph at Bonneville in 1954. Tired, dull old paint, chipped frame, dirty engine. I love it. – This may be the coolest car in Auctions America’s Burbank auction. It just reeks of early hot rodding days in southern California and on the salt flats. Its condition, while aged and neglected, is sound and complete. For a moderate price someone bought a resurrection project that will bring a real historic high boy back to life. Will it be worth it financially? Probably not, but a concours trophy or two, a run at Bonneville Speed Week and a few mornings’ admiration and accolades at Cars & Coffee will flesh out the financial cost with ample psychic income. It represents full value for money at this price.

Edsel’s Hot Rods an update…

After my recent post on Edsel Ford’s hot rods, an Italian gentleman named Riccardo Grasso has built a tribute to Edsel’s 1934 speedster.  An article from Hemmings Motor New can be found here