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Pink Roadster Perplexity

There’s nothing far more interesting than regional sizzling rod historical past. As a man or woman who’s passionate about the past, I enjoy pondering again to a diverse time in this very same place. What type of cars and trucks were acquiring created? Who was making them? Lately, I have been chipping away at a San Francisco-centered Jalopy Journal aspect that I’m truly excited to share with you in the coming months.

That post has me considering about local incredibly hot rodders. To be properly truthful, I have not encountered too lots of in the earlier seven decades. I’ve crossed paths with a lot from encompassing spots, but the types who have truly designed and driven hot rods inside of the town limits are few and significantly between. I did, nevertheless, satisfy one although acquiring 1932 Ford axle bell jack stands for the duration of the early stages of my Design A build. Here’s how it went down.

“I noticed these jack stands on Craigslist a couple months in the past and tonight I eventually got them. I acquired them from a gentleman named Nick who lives in the Monterey Heights community. The story goes that back in the 1950s and early-’60s he was a member of the Pitmen (?) vehicle club listed here in San Francisco. In people times, he drove a seriously channeled, pink Deuce roadster with a 59AB flathead. I questioned him if he experienced any photos and he shook his head. ‘We just did not choose a lot of photos of things back then.’”

I’m not a betting male, but I’d wager that there weren’t as well quite a few pink ’32 Fords running all over Northern California all through that era. The a lot more I investigation, the far more I think he might have owned the Johnny Weston roadster but didn’t know it by that title. It checks all the containers. It’s greatly channeled, it’s flathead powered—and it is pink (Tropical Rose, according to Andy Southard’s Very hot Rods of the 1950s e book). Johnny was based mostly out of Richmond, California, which isn’t far from San Francisco.

Though I have no responses to offer you you at this time, I do have a trio of pics from the late Rudy Perez. I’m not sure when I’ll see Nick again but, when I do, I’ll demonstrate him this vehicle and probably it’ll stir up some recollections. I can only hope so.

Joey Ukrop

 Pictures from the Perez thread, which is loaded with heritage.


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