It’s Important To Thank Those That Give Sound Advice.

Recently a friend of mine was at a car show with his ’63 Thunderbird.  It’s a really nice driving car, has a perfect interior, and has very few flaws in the paint.  The chrome is beginning to show it’s age, but it’s far from rusty.  That day at the car show, a guy came over to my friend and voiced his amazement at how a car that appears to be falling apart (while pointing to my friends T-bird), can actually still be driven.  Needless to say, the conversation ended somewhat abruptly.

Fast forward several weeks, I’m at a different car show, and I see this Chevy panel truck-shaped beauty.  From a distance I thought it was quite cool because you don’t see many of this body style out there in the wild.  I walked up to it, and meandered around to the drivers side to find something truly spectacular.  On the side of this truck, in some kind of chalk or wax pencil, it read:

“Hey thanks for telling me how nice this will look with paint and that it’d be a shame not too!”

I instantly began to wonder if the owner of this truck had met the same courteous individual that commented on my friends t-bird weeks earlier! They do say it’s a small world ya know…

1953 Dodge Truck: A Lesson In Kustom.

Over the weekend I had the pleasure of hanging out with an absolutely fantastic group of car and motorcycle enthusiasts. It was known as the “Return To The Milltown Hot Rod N’ Kustom Rock N Roll Weekend” in Sturbridge Massachusetts.  If I may be so bold, I’d say it was the most amazingly creative / awesome selection of old rolling metal that I have ever seen in one place.  Not only were the cars great, but the people were too.  Throughout this week, I’m going to be posting up pictures of some automotive eye candy that I spotted while I was there.

To start off the week, I’ll post up one of my favorites. It’s a 1953 Dodge B Series Truck that I had originally spotted (pre-roof chop) over on killbillet.com several months ago.  Back then I was thoroughly impressed at how little money he spent building it.  His truck’s ratio of greatness to dollars spent was completely off the charts.  Sure enough, he had made the trek all the way from New York to the depths of Massachusetts to be part of this amazing event.  Simply fantastic.