Daily Archives: October 10, 2010

Street Rods – Part 1

If it has an engine, it’s of particular interest to my husband.  So from April through October, in addition to car races and boat races, we spend quite a bit of time at car shows, also called cruise-ins.

Cruise -ins, for the most part, feature street rods.   The term “street rod” might mean different things in different parts of the country.  In our neck of the woods, it usually refers to a vehicle built from the 1920’s to the 1960’s.  A street rod usually has been restored/rebuilt and has a pretty paint job, a nice interior and a FAST engine. Motor Man says they’re “performance engines”.

Motor Man built the engine in this pretty blue Buick.

He’s just checking to be sure the engine’s still doing okay.

The best cruise-ins have a dee-jay playing oldies from the 50’s and 60’s.  Our local cruise-in dee-jay is Tom.

Tom is a great announcer, plays the best oldies and is a classic car collector.

This is Tom’s 1946 Chevy Panel Truck.

Street rods have a way of taking you back in time; they may bring back memories of a vehicle your parents owned or a car that you drove when you were younger (or one that you always wished you could drive!).  Seeing those great old cars and listening to the oldies: it’s a good time!

Coming tomorrow: Street Rods – Part 2 – Rat Rods