Car Wars: Custom Hot Rods Go Head to Head
America loves their automobiles. We are the most mobile country on the face of the earth.
We love nostalgia and we love our cars. From the rolling uniqueness of a Brass Model T, to the most tricked out custom street rod to the young persons WILD tuner.
I have the distinction of being in charge of a pretty successful little car show, called Cruisin’Pallooza… and I’d like to think I know a little something about cars… now you’ll get to vote on your favorite car of the week….
Like this: A custom 1955 Chevy Nomad. It’s slammed to the ground and looks Awesome!
According to Wikipedia…. 1955… Chevrolets received all-new styling. Advertised as “The Hot One,” the boxy new Chevy was crisp, clean, and thoroughly modern-looking. Nomads, like Bel Airs, came loaded with interior carpet, chrome spears on front fenders, chrome window moldings, and full wheel covers. For 1955 Chevrolets gained a V8 engine option. The new 265 cubic inches (4,343 cc) cubic-inch V8 featured a modern, overhead valve high compression, short stroke design that was so good that it remained in production in various forms, for many decades. The base V8 had a two-barrel carburetor and was rated at 162 horsepower (121 kW), and the “Power Pack” option featured a four-barrel carburetor and other upgrades yielding 180 brake horsepower (130 kW). Later in the year, a “Super Power Pack” option added high-compression and a further 15 brake horsepower (11 kW). It had room for six passengers.
And this 34 Ford Five Window Coupe. This car has got custom wheels and all the bells and whistles.
According to Wikipedia... The Model B is a Ford automobile produced between 1932 and 1934. It is a much updated version of the Model A and was replaced by the Model 48. The B has an improved four-cylinder Model A engine of 201 cu in (3.29 L) displacement producing 50 horsepower (37 kW; 51 PS). Ford also produced a similar car with its new flathead V‑8 engine, marketed as the Model 18, and commonly simply called the Ford V‑8; other than the engine, it was virtually indistinguishable from the B.
So what’s it going to be….. The Chevy Nomad…. Or the Ford 5 Window Coupe as your winner of this weeks… Car Wars? Comment Below…… and comment often.