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A1A - Daytona Beach

Well, the '09 LA Roadster Show is right around the corner...and it seems like we were just there riding around in the little '31 on Deuce rails..."Chili Verde" This year we are bring my own personal car out to drive, the Imola Red McGee stunt double...ha. So I have spent the last couple of days getting m it ready for the trip. its a good idea to put a wrench on the important bolts every now and then, especially when it seems like I haven't done anything but drive the hell out of this car in the two years its been on the road. Here is the full gallery Imola Roadster I took it out for a couple hour run up the coast this afternoon...what a great car this is. sometimes it takes a fast ride on a cool evening, with the ocean air flowing through the cowl vent to remind you of exactly why we love these cars...

This year, on the Friday night during the Daytona Turkey Run, we will be having some friends over to the shop. This will be highly informal deal.... a gathering of cool hot rods and good people. More details to come...

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Day 5 at the ‘08 LA Roadster Show By Tim Davis Semi-Pro Karaoke Singer

I actually had 2 people ask me at SoCal’s open house tonight why I didn’t post Day 4. I’ve become a quasi-celebrity…. In LA, the land of celebrity -  How big must I be in Omaha at this point? Read more »

100_01321I think I may have worn out my digital camera taking pictures of the McGee Roadster. But more on that later. After my normal morning routine, and a quick breakfast it was back in the road and into the cool crisp SoCal morning. The weather at 8am here is about 70 degrees with a light breeze – ever breezier in an open car. First stop of the day – The Nethercutt Collection. This is in an incredible museum, located in Sylmar California just North of downtown LA, featuring the collection of Mr. Nethercutt – founder of Merle Norman cosmetics. Every aspect of this facility is top notch – the buildings are incredible, and the cars are even better. As we topped the stairs and Max swung open the regal front doors of the building, the first words out of his mouth were, Read more »

chili-small Well, My second day in SoCal started off with us setting out on the 57 freeway today heading to Boyd's in La Habra. As some of you may or may not know, Boyd Coddington passed away recently, and has left is shop in the hands of his wife Jo, and the competent staff that has turned out some great cars over the years. When we walked in the door, Read more »

by Tim Davis CHR Cherry Picker 100_0073Well, today was the first day in SoCal for the LA Roadster Show – I flew in Friday night, but as mentioned attended the ROAR 1/8 scale Buggy Nationals in Beumont CA over the weekend – it was great to see everyone out at the race, including Gil Losi, longtime member of the Over the Hill Gang, and owner of the steel yellow Boydster II, among other notable cars. The “St. Louis crew” had an interesting night out in Banning CA on Friday, with the night wrapping up with me spraining my left ankle leaving a local watering hole. It was a great time. Along with the race, Beumont was celebrating their annual Cherry Festival. I was unable to attend personally, but I met a nice girl, Vanessa, and she was so kind to pick me a small bag of cherries from her own backyard crop and bring them to me the next day. I would not say I am a big cherry fan, but Read more »

by Tim Davis Janitor @ CHR So next week I'll be flying out to LA - attending the famous LA Roadster show. This is a Father's Day tradition that every hot rodder should attend at least once. The first time I attended was in 1999, I took my father with me, as a gift. I was 21, he was 59 and had never been to California. He was a car enthusiast his whole life and that trip was really special for both of us. I was planning to fly out on Wednesday the 11th, but I am currently trying to move my flight up to Friday or Saturday so I can attend a Radio Control car National Championship in Beaumont CA. I'll be there with the rest of the FL boys - riding around with Max Brogdon in that little green '31 on '32 rails we turned out of the shop last fall - I be updating the blog daily  - we should have an interesting time - both during the day at the shops and show - and you can all count on some great play by play of the night life from the sports bar next to the Shiloh Inn in Diamond Bar.......haha. Also, the Lakers will be playing 2 NBA Finals games while we are there, so I definately plan to take in at least one of those games from the Staples Center.......