Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Deuces Wild...Roundup!

Three things define the birth of hot rodding: World War II, boredom, and easy access to dad's junk. No, that wasn't an ill-conceived joke, however, it was the opening line to this month's challenge called Deuces Wild. I'd explain it to ya all over again but I'm just too damned lazy. Plus I'm not so good at re-telling stories. What am I, Garrison Keillor? The "punchline" anyway is lots and lots of '32 Fords with a smattering of other weird stuff thrown in. Let's show ya what I mean.

Johnni D starts us off and shows us just how versatile a '32 Ford is for hot-rodding. First up is this sweet little red roadster pickup.

'32 Ford Roadster Pickup

Next on the Johnni D slab is a roadster pickup in black. Yes, the '32 Ford comes in both pickups and roadster varieties. Maybe I should have explained that in the intro, but...yunno...lazyness.

'32 Ford Roadster Pickup

Just know that they come in all kinds of varieties, OK? Do I really have to explain this to you ad nauseam? They spawned the birth of hot rodding for cripes sakes! Anyway, here is yet another variety, a yellow 5-window coupe.

'32 Ford 5 window coupe

Speaking of yellow 5-window coupes, Ralph Savelsberg built the most famous '32 Ford in the history of the world ever, the one from American Graffiti. We already have our most famous hot rod ever so that's a wrap. Thanks for reading everybody. Now get outta here! Go on! Git! There is nothing else to see here!

Milner Coupe revamped

Oh wait, there's more. John Marshmallow builds a 1936 Chevy 3-window coupe he calls "F136". It sounds more like the medicine they give you to cure...yunno...that itch you don't wanna tell anyone about.

1936 Chevrolet 3-Window Coupe F1 Car "F136"

All that aforementioned weirdness comes into fruition with this Delage Dordeloto built by Vinny Turbo. He tells us don't even look try looking it up on the net. I wouldn't recommend it either. My last internet search for weirdness led to a trip to the Mac Store and some disconcerting looks from the techs cleaning my hard drive.


Coming up on more than a few weird internet searches would be my own entry. Lino Martins (hey, that's me, but we've established that already, right?) imagines what Russian hot-rodders would do with their 32 GAZ's. This spaced out custom ride is called Cosmonaut.

'32 Custom GAZ...Cosmonaut

Someone named by primozm builds us two of the smallest hot rods we've ever seen. First up is the minuscule channeled 1928 Ford Model A Sedan rat rod in black with an iron cross. Arian oppression never looked so cute!

Microscale 1928 Ford Model A Sedan Rat Rod

Next up on the by primozm slab is pretty much the same thing except without the iron cross but in all white with a black roof. They must be like two studs wide. Cute!

Microscale 1928 Ford Model A Sedan Rat Rod

Now its time for what we call; The Wrath of Peter, a whole flurry of entries from Aussie engineer Peter Blackert. First up is this 1932 Ford Model 18 V8 Tudor custom called 'The Phantom', which makes me hungry for red hot dogs for some odd reason.

Ford 1932 Custom Tudor V8 - The Phantom

Customizing hot rods are a personal thing as evidenced by this green Tudor Custom called 'Kermit the Frog'. No frogs or hot dogs were harmed in the making of this render. Cool bicycle and street corner though.

Ford 1932 Custom Tudor V8 - Kermit the Frog

Two things are no longer considered cool in today's times: Making fun of fat people and Bill Cosby. But back in the day, not only were those two things cool, but expected. Here's a 1932 Ford Model 18 V8 Custom Roadster Hot Rod called 'Fat Albert', named for the Cosby-made cartoon of yore.

Ford 1932 Custom V8 Roadster - Fat Albert

Speaking of drugging and fondling scores of women, Donald Trump isn't cool either but we elected him anyway...or rather the dumb half of our country did. Or maybe it was neo-nazis. Or was it our grandparents? Or fake news? Or Russian hackers? I don't even know which story to believe anymore. What I can believe in is this black and chrome roadster called Black Beauty.

Ford 1932 Custom V8 Roadster - Black Beauty

You like sitting in a bathtub? Sure, we all do! But who has time for that anymore? Anyway, Peter tells us that sitting in this dark red low-boy would be akin to sitting in a bathtub. Some bath salts, a glass of wine and some soothing jazz ought to round out the experience nicely.

Ford 1932 Custom V8 Roadster - Low-Boy

Women enjoy a hot bath and soothing jazz. And also ZZ Top, which frankly is like the exact opposite of soothing jazz and a hot bath. Some are even OK with groping if you ask nicely, but not if you're Bill Cosby. Now I'm not even sure what women are into. There's no steadfast rule other than this famous Eliminator is probably alright in moderation.

Ford 1933 Custom V8 Coupe - ZZ Top Eliminator

If you really like something, why not do it twice in the same challenge and give the blog writer anxiety about having to write fresh new jokes for it. Here's Black Beauty again in a smaller scale. Let's see, fresh new joke...um...Russian hackers like sitting in the bathtub?

MotorCity Ford 1932 V8 Roadster

Nothing says hot rodding like wearing a paper ice cream scooper's hat. That's why Lucky Eddie dons his paper hat while posing next to his dark red '32 V8 custom coupe. Turns out Lucky Eddie is just no good at Poker, Craps or Go Fish. the moniker is for ironic purposes only. 

MotorCity Ford 1932 V8 Coupe - Lucky Eddie's Speed Shop

In the hot-rodding world, we're so used to racing slicks, flames and outsized engines that we hardly know what a 1933 Ford *actually* looks like. Turns out its quite a bit like this dark blue number.

Ford 1933 Model 40 V8 Coupe

But why leave a '33 Ford the hell alone when you can hot rod the ever loving bejesus out of it? That's what this Blue Devil is all about. I particularly dig the aquamarine colored engine with this otherwise understated black paint job. Peter provided a link to the real inspiration.

Ford 1933 Custom V8 Coupe - Blue Devil

There existed a problem in Australia in the early 30's. You like a sturdy workhorse to take the pigs to market but you also want something nice enough to show up at church without looking like a total ingrate in front of God and everybody. What's a farmer's wife to do? Behold the 1933 Ford Bandt Ute. God would be pleased.

Ford 1933 Model 40 V8 Coupe-Utility (Bandt Ute)

When I proposed this challenge Peter thought it would be chock full of "little deuce coupes" from The Beach Boys song. Turns out we all had other things in mind, like Russian space themed hot rods and F136's. But thankfully Peter averted that crisis by submitting the Little Deuce Coupe. God would be pleased.

Ford 1932 Custom V8 Coupe - Beach Boys - Little Deuce Coupe

When it comes to pleasing God, Tim Inman knows no bounds...which could explain all the restraining orders against him. Still, the guy has got some mad skillz when it comes to playing with legos. Here's his Pro-street 32 Ford truck in dark red.

Pro-street 32 Ford truck

Well, that sums them all up then. It wasn't the most populous of challenges but all in all we did alright. Good quality entries here. What does the future for the world's most popular blog then? I'm guessing more pictures of cats who want to haz cheezburgers. But for us, we have a little challenge this month called Cars Noir...all about cars, trucks and bikes with a dark palate or purpose. Sounds like some scary-ass stuff! Let's see what we do when this group moves to the dark side, but for now, leave your intelligent and insightful comments in 3-2-1...


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The tiny collection is really sweet i would love to have for my young boy, I am expecting soon he will be able to play with such toys and will love to have them..

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very cute collection of tiny cars.i wish i can play with these cars.