California Hot Rods

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Saturday 07 September 2013

For the first time since 1975, Ventura is having a Hot Rod show on Main St.

A few of my neighbors turned out this morning for the first Main St. Hot Rod fest in a long while . . .

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Actually, it was more than a few.  In fact so many folks crowed onto Main St. that it was difficult to capture photos.

On display were Rods of every kind lined up on both sides of Main St.

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The “other” side of the street is shown below . . .

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Red is a popular color for Hot Rods.

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OK, but what is the thing shown below ?!  (You might ask.)

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It’s called the “Speed Demon”. (I reply).

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The rear end of the Speed Demon shows where it gets it’s push from two rocket exhausts . . .

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Checking out a more conventional engine . . .

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The photo, below, shows a “Rod”  created using a Studebaker “starlight Coupe” as a base.

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When I was a much younger kid I owned one of these, but I never turned it into a Hot Rod.  I did, however, wrap it around a tree, and that’s a story for another day.

One “Odd Rod” that caught my eye is this one . . .

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This rather strange looking beast is powered by a huge V8 engine.

The show could go on, and on, . . . but if you have come this far, it is probably time to go find something else to look at.

Hope you enjoyed your visit.

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About w6bky

Retired 29 May 1987. Now do hobbies: blogging, ham radio, gardening, etc.
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