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Features And Specifications
Car: 1952 Ford Popular Built by: Stu Clifton (ex Alamo Racing team) Body: Fibreglass nose cone and boot lid while the rest of the body is steel. The rain gutters have been trimmed down and there’s custom side louvres Paint: 2K custom green featuring
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Back To The Fifties 2019 Part 1 Americana On Steroids
THE Minnesota State Fairgrounds in St Paul was once again packed to the gunnels with 11,445 cars and classic trucks at this year’s 46th edition of MSRA’s Back to the 50s. It’s a hit with car enthusiasts and spectators alike because it was voted 2019’
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Added Bonus DAVE POMEROY’S ’49 PICKUP
DAVE Pomeroy was actually looking for a boat when he first saw this ’49 Ford pickup project in the same shed. This was in Auckland thirty years ago, when Dave was holidaying in his home country while living and working in Australia and New Guinea. He
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Wooden Wonder
SCOTT Williams runs his Swillco Speed Shop in East Bethel, MN and built this 1930 Ford Model A Woody for the special display honouring the 90th anniversary of the ’28-’31 Model A at the 70th annual Grand National Roadster Show back in January. The wo
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Publisher’s PODIUM
I’VE been itching to write this editorial for quite some time. It’s been on the list of thought starters for a few months and because it’s timeless in nature there’s no urgency to publish it. It’s not related to vehicle safety, governance or other A-
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Box 573 Orewa LETTERS
HELLO PAUL, I would like to thank you for a fabulous feature on my ‘32 Roadster in the latest issue, the magazine has a lovely flow to it, the photography by Alistair Ritchie is superb and a great story by Bruce Taylor. I am taking a copy of the maga
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Industry NEWS
GMS Hot Rods have the ever-popular Re-Tire Whitewall cleaner back in stock. As shown, its available in a spray bottle of US one quart size and is effectively a simple spray on and wipe off product. Incredible results are achieved due to it being an e
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Just in PASSING
THIS month we’re reaching out to readers to see if you can help Mark Gover identify these roadster body parts. He bought them a few years ago and apparently they came from Kansas, USA. He’s been online trying to identify against 1930s model American
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Upcoming EVENTS
> 1 Henry Ford Memorial Day Display & Swap Meet hosted by the Waikato Mustang Owners Club at the Claudelands Event Centre. Entry from 8 am via Gate 4 on Brooklyn Rd. Open to the vehicles of Henry Ford from 1900 to the present. Entry fees: $10 per sho
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Family Falcon
DUNCAN’S interest in cars stems from his early childhood days back in the early ‘70s. It was there in Sherwood Avenue, Te Atatu South he spent time playing with trolleys and it was from there his mechanical aptitude grew going forward. His oldest bro
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Armchair Drag Racing
DAVE Gale was an Australian Drag Racer from the mid-‘60s to the early ‘80s, most famous for his Model A Cabriolet with Weber-carbed smallblock Ford engine which ran 10-second ets. This was in the early ‘70s! Dave even shipped the car to New Zealand a
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FEATURES & SPECIFICATIONS
Car: 1965 Ford Falcon XP Hardtop Built by: Ford and a few friends Body: Standard with radiused rear fenders Paint: The colour is Dynamic White DeBeer system supplied by Phil at Wairau paints. Engine: 302W featuring Edelbrock heads with roller rockers
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Flynn’s Wrecking Yard Right-Hand Drive Vintage Tin
VAL and I have just finished managing a motel in Cooma which is located near the Snowy Mountains 120 kms south of Canberra. One of the attractions in Cooma, especially for people like us, is Flynn’s Wrecking Yard, which covers several acres and conta
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Flying FAREWELL
BRIAN was born in Pukemiro in 1948 and in the early years grew up in Rotowaro then Huntly. It was there, in the 1960s he always hung out with the Huntly Boys who all were into cars and hot rods. He had a brief stint as a panelbeater before heading ac
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California Vintage Tin Spook Finds A Hoard In An Almond Farm
GRANT Eckers is an almond farmer in Waterford California who owns a large collection of ‘50s and ‘60s cars plus a handful of hot rods. We stumbled on this collection by chance. We were going for a walk down the road and met a restorer who owned a Mod
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Getting It Straight
IN a past issue, we took a look at the professional flaring tool offered by Earl’s Performance. If you recall; tool set is engineered to make short work of almost any type of tubing up to and including ½-inch diameter. But that’s not the only pro plu
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Pop Mad
MANDY Pearce is one passionate enthusiast and has taken that passion to the limit in her quest for fun. Her story is best told in her own words so here goes: I have always had an interest in nostalgic hot rods and drag cars. The first memory I have o
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Industry NEWS
WHILE the Beach Boys sang about a real fine 409, it’s a 348 Chev W motor which is being squeezed into this Brookville bodied 1932 Ford roadster at GMS Hot Rods. The interesting project will also run full fenders, but with the typical hiboy wheel and
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A Blast From The Past
THE first Flatlands Motorama was held at the Autotron Expo in Rosmalen, the Netherlands on April 6 & 7. Event promoters are not beginners in our sport, Henry Van Uden ran a successful show for nine years the Rockin’Jalopies, and Miles Sherlock was pa
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Upcoming EVENTS
> 1 Yank Tank Thursday at Botany Downs from 6 pm ‘til 9 pm. > 2 Orewa Cruise Night: From 7 pm ‘til late and open to all American, Australian, hot rods, performance & classic cars to cruise The main meeting area isMuldoon’s car park Moana Ave. Cruisi
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Matt’s Bucket List
DURING Matt Brown’s high school years in the late ‘70s, he would cycle to Ruapuna Drag Meets. This struck a chord. I did the same thing a few years earlier. When Matt was still a student, he built a model of Ron Collett’s first rail. He even wrote a
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Publisher’s PODIUM
LOOKING back 15 years to to this day in July 2004 you’d have found me with my hands firmly on the wheel of this magazine for the very first time with Rob Campbell (RIP) sitting beside me as we worked together assembling the very first fully digital m
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Just in PASSING
THE concept of an aircraft bomber-style seat is now well entrenched in the traditional rodding psyche but have you ever considered taking that concept thru to the trunk and making a matching battery box. Frank Wallic has done just that and has these
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Box 573 Orewa LETTERS
YOU’RE right Paul these must be pretty rare as I’ve never seen one or even heard of them. I’ve seen a few four-door sedans using the Ford body, but certainly not the coupe. I wonder why they made the change? Eddie Ford, Restored Cars Australia Magaz
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Arrivals New
LONG-TIME hot rodder and Tri-Five enthusiast Richard Adlington landed this two-owner 1955 2 door post sedan from Chattanooga. It was purchased from a retired pharmacist’s 22-car collection and came available during a “thinning of the herd”. The tudor
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Cream Puff
I DON’T usually do this but being a slightly unusual car I decided to look up a few quick facts about the 1968 Oldsmobile 88 Holiday coupe and was very interested in my findings. The car was produced by General Motors as a full-size executive car. Th
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