The fairground in Puyallup Washington was once again filled with hot rods from all over the country. The weather was perfect with sun and temps in the low eighties.
Armed with 100 SPF ultraviolet protection goop smeared all over my thin Northern European skin, sturdy boots with clean socks and my Canon shooter I embarked on a photo safari.
Let’s start with the gassers. These high in the nose ruppety-ruppety cars are seen (and HEARD!) cruising around the fairgrounds all weekend. That’s a good thing as vintage cars and hot rods in motion is far more interesting than static parked vehicles.
Like this Willys gasser…coming…
The Puyallup fairground offer perfect “roads” for cruising around. You can just pull up a chair and add a cold beverage and enjoy a rolling cars show. You would see this nasty looking Chevrolet gasser rolling by…Cool !
…and there it goes!
Robin Rickard from University Place brought his bad ass 1955 Chevy gasser. Ooops, I said ass. Oh well, it’s just that…bad ass.
With a power plant like this, Robin only has one message:
RACE ME !
OK, enough of the gasser stuff. Let’s look at some trucks!
Rex Faubion did not have to travel very far since he lives in Puyallup. He did however bring a very nice truck.
This very stock 1965 Chevrolet C-10 is flawless.
The interior is as nice as the outside.
The original High Torque 292 six is still doing great as the truck has very low miles. Sixes are sexy!
Wayne Seeley from Bremerton brought this super clean 1953 Chevrolet pick up powered by the most trusted engine and transmission combo in the world: 350/350. ’nuff said about that!
Trevor from Snohomish rolled in with style in his just assembled 1940 Ford truck. Powered by a Y-block it moves along just fine. Hauling a bad ass chopper did not hurt the look either.
I think we can archive this under trucks as well. I am not a big fan of the blingy wheels but I dig the colors and stance.
I don’t like to see the hood open as it looks like they are broken down by the side of the road waiting for AAA to show up! When I asked the owner (very politely) if he could close the hood for a photo hi snickered at me. Maybe he thought I was stupid, I am not sure.
Doesn’t that look better? Anyway, moving on…
Moving on to hot rods
Dave York from Surrey, BC brought down his 1932 Ford Roadster built in a traditional hot rod style. Even the top was made in stained but nice material and it looks great. In the background you can spot Doug Grande’s equally traditional 1932 Ford five window coupe.
Looks good from any angle. Love the aggressive stance.
Mike Bach from Ellensburg brought this flathead powered 1935 Ford Roadster.
Roy Rockwell from Hoquiam brought this very nice 1930 Ford Model A Hot Rod.
If…I say IF, I really mean it…IF…you are going to insist on putting a small block Chevrolet in a Ford hot rod…THIS…is the ONLY way to do it. Make it look like it was just pulled out of a low mileage 1957 Chevy at the junk yard.
Very tasteful hot rod.
Mike Bach brought this flathead powered 1939 Ford coupe. Looks freshly built but it was already for sale. I am guessing he builds these things for a living.
Nice…but that’s a lot of blue me thinks…
Brian Aldridge’s 1932 Ford sedan is a stunner. Brian does ALL the work himself including a professional paint job.
Yup, looks great up close.
In the never ending parade of rolling iron we spotted this copper 1940 Ford coupe. The beige steelies and thin white walls works well on this car.
Your Humble Editor’s latest build was displayed inside. It landed Magnum Axle Top Award, kinda cool for the owner.
Let’s end this report with some hi tech stuff. A 1969 Ford Mustang Fastback called “Mach Forty”
With a mid mounted engine from a GT40 car it is very different. Workmanship and quality is bar none. I did hear that the bill ended around 2 mil, I can actually believe that.
There you have it folks, another day in paradise !