Saturday, April 25, 2009

Cool Ford... I think it's a Galaxie XL... a 1966?



I've never seen this tach before, it's perfect!

I love the Moon Eyes on the fuel cell

If you're a San Diego native, you may listen to the DSC and have heard Dave pick on Ruth 66 for being distracted constantly by something shiny...






in the Syndicate parking lot


The grill, the color, and the stance all had this catch my eye... the grill especially. I won't give two burps for most T-birds... but this one earned compliments and respect for the look. Bravo!

Friday, April 24, 2009

the Coronado Sandman... is making street art and not letting life get him down.

video



"If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the host of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well." -
- Martin Luther King Jr.



video
http://www.myspace.com/coronadosandman

James has a cool Nash Statesman Super, and he's switched to an 87 Corvette powertrain, and bagged it. It is bitchin!



My favorite parts of rarre cars... the speedometer and the radio, and these are two of the best looking!





and the Kaiser in the magazine below? That is what James is going to make next!

Two guys couldn't get what they wanted. One built this car with parts off a wreck caused by a 16yr old who had a temper and destroyed his dad's GT/CS

An example of "what if" Ford had sold convertible 1968 GT/CS to the public, was put together by starting with a 1968 convertable stang, and using the unique parts from a real GT/CS.
Those rare parts were holding together what remained of a California Special that a kid thought his dad should have presented him with on his 16th birthday. When he didn't get his way, and blew his top, he put sugar in the gas tank, and broke the windshield.



See also: http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2006/11/can-you-tell-what-makes-this-gt-cs-one.html

Oldsmobile Holiday 98 at Coronado









Thanks S R Management for correcting me... of course it's an Olds... I was tired when I posted this!

Cars needed for a invite only champagne brunch/car show... there are some congressmen, senators, and assemblymen that are going to be hosting a party

these photos are from the last event
Do you have, or know of a car in this list that would like to be at this event on Sunday April 26?
1957-64 tbird
1930-40 Coupe or roadster
any Nomad
1958 Chevy Impala

If you are in San Diego, can drive one of these to the event, give Doug a call!

"These legislators and supporters helped defeat the legislation against our classics last year.
The guests are very appreciative, treat the car owners very well and we participate in all of the festivities - great food, entertainment, pro photographers and the Bali Hai. They ask nothing in return ( not the normal $500. per couple) just our presence.
Although you won't know it because they're simply there to enjoy the brunch, the other guests and our cars, there are over 40 Congressman, Senators, Assemblymen, Mayors, Fire Chief and major business owners attending.
It is fun and an opportunity that does not come along often - and they support our classics.

Hope you can participate, send a vehicle or refer one
call asap if anyone has an interest.
Doug Jones
Encinitas
760 427 9700
http://www.dorseeproductions.com/news.html

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Colors at Coronado's annual car show




















For more Coronado car show photos, see Tere's reflections series.. she's looking at the cars in a cool new way: http://justacargal.blogspot.com/2009/04/coronado-motor-cars-on-main-street_20.html