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1949-51 Mercs and Fords
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Vibrance Automotive Finishes
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Flowmaster Exhaust
Goodguys Rod & Custom Association
Fresno Autorama
$2.95 Shipping
40 FORD
Alfred From Batman
Brian Basquez
The Naked Milner
Optima Batteries
Fender Guitar - Gene Winfield
All Amercian Get-Together -- Del Mar
Wild Cad
Car Warriors
Previous Newsletters
Bunch Of Hot Air
National Hot Rod Association
Coker Tire
Cruisin Nationals
Vintage Fridays 2011
Mary Cahal Passes
Swap Meet
White Knuckle Performance
CARS 2 - Coming Soon
GM Futurliner
Show Highlights
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    Celebrating Our 42nd
Anniversary
 
1969 - 2011

  

  Thank You!

 
 

Official DJ's of the

Vintage Friday's

Car Shows!

 

Music & Entertainment

at our shows for
13 YEARS and still going strong!

 

Sherry's new ride is on display in our lobby but not for long! She wants to DRIVE IT!

 

  





 
Ol' SKOOL RODZ Magazine



 



Barris Kustom
Industries




Thanks For The Support George!

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Dealer!



Sacramento Vintage has 3 Barris sections:

Batmobile Related 

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&
The Munster Koach

 

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Celebrating
Our 42nd
Anniversary

1969 - 2011




Thank You!

 


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Thanks to Hooters Restaurants for the many years of support at our events!



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Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational
 

Forty of the SEMA show's finest street car show vehicles compete in a series of challenges to determine America's top street car.

 


Every year in November, the hottest show vehicles in the world make their way to Las Vegas to be featured at the SEMA Show, the leading specialty automotive trade event.  

 

For the third year in a row, 50 of the most highly-modified, pristine and street-legal vehicles shown at SEMA were selected by a panel of industry experts to compete in the OPTIMA Batteries Ultimate Street Car Invitational (OUSCI), presented by
K&N Filters and MagnaFlow.  


This exclusive media event, held immediately following the close of the SEMA Show, takes place in Pahrump, Nevada and will once again be nationally televised, premiering on SPEED™.  

 

This one-hour action-packed broadcast brings viewers an insider look into an event that takes a variety of industry-leading vehicles, from both import and domestic manufacturers, and puts them to the test through a series of performance and design events, in order to crown the 2010 OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car.



 

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EVOLUTION - DESIGN - RACING
HOT RODDING


 

Notable for its streamlined style and deco details, the '40 Ford has gained in popularity among today's classic car nostalgists and hot rodders who remember the models as monsters of the drag strip and as affordable first cars or hot rod platforms of their youth.


In this illustrated history of the '40 Ford, auto historian Joe Cabadas delves into the archive of The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Michigan, to offer a complete history of the 1940 Ford: the design and production process that led to the car; the various body styles; motorsports (both circle-track and drag racing); and hot rodding.

Sidebars feature prominent, key figures within Ford, the cars in popular culture, significant contemporary automobiles from competitors, and more. Two hundred rare photographs and illustrations from the collections of The Henry Ford and from photographers around the country marvelously illustrate the iconic automobile.
Hardcover, 160 Pages
Size: 9.5 x 11.125
Illustrations: 26 color  &  163 b/w images
Published: March 24th 2011

Our Part Number  9276-1    Price: $35.00

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Alfred From 'Batman' Passes Away



Michael Gough, the British actor best known for playing Bruce Wayne's butler Alfred in a series of Batman movies, has passed away at the age of 94.

 

Gough appeared in more than 150 movies and television shows, including British science-fiction show "Doctor Who," and recently voiced characters in Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland" and "Corpse Bride."  

 

But he remains best remembered for his role as Alfred Pennyworth in the Batman franchise, opposite three different Batmans: Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer and George Clooney.

 

The veteran actor died at home in England, surrounded by family, his ex-wife Anneke Wills said through her agent.

Wills, who herself starred in the "Dr. Who," said in an obituary posted on its website: "As his body was deteriorating this week, he said that he wanted to hang on for St. Patrick's Day. And he did, just. In the end ... there is only love."

 

Gough starred in "Batman Returns," directed by Burton in 1992, and "Batman Forever" in 1995 and "Batman and Robin" in 1997, both by Joel Schumacher.

Gough's breakthrough in the Alfred role has been carried over effectively with Michael Caine's rendition of the character in the current series. So, next year, when we experience that version one more time in The Dark Knight Rises, some props definitely need to go out to the late Michael Gough.    R.I.P.


The Barris Batmobile over at Sacramento Vintage courtesy of Barris Kustom Industries and Advanced Restorations.



Brian Basquez
Goodguys Street Rod Shootout Champion 




Check out the April 2011 Issue of the

Goodguys Goodtimes Gazette Magazine




Nostalgia Nationals Saturday Afternoon

Photos courtesy Brian Basquez
Article courtesy 'goodguyjohn'

October 16, 2010

It's mid afternoon Saturday here at the 3rd Nostalgia Nationals and action has been hot & heavy on the drag strip all day. We just finished running the 1/8th mile Street Rod/Hot Rod Shootout which featured a record 17 entries! The race is a special 1/8th mile heads up, run-what-ya-brung drag race for car show participants only - no race cars allowed!

This head-on street shot is Brian driving down U.S 465 in Indiana during the Goodguys Hot Rod of the Year Competition in 2009. Later that day, the 32 was the quickest and fastest car on the 1/8th mile against 40 other Hot Rods.  

 

 The Street Rod Shootout featured heart break for Indy winner Roger Burman but sheer unadulterated joy for Sacramento, California's Brian Basquez. Basquez's journey to Kentucky began last Wednesday evening.  

 

"I was sitting at my home in Sacramento on the fence asking myself if I should go or not," he said. "That's when I just said - heck with it - I'm goin!" He went to U-Haul, rented a car dolly, hooked up his Brizio-Built black '32 Ford roadster behind his pickup and drove straight through here to Bowling Green stopping for just a few hours at night to sleep in his truck. He arrived here just this morning!

  

At the onset of eliminations it appeared Burman and his wicked black '32 5-window were going to Waltz to the victory. Burman was some 7/10th's of a second faster than Basquez but as it turned out, Burman had to be shut off on the starting line due to a leak in his semi final race with Bill Reeves. That left a bye run for Basquez into his first-ever final. He'd run a career best 6.851 @ 103.41 in the semi's but that wasn't going to cut it against Burman but he caught his lucky break when Burman broke. The racing God's indeed had smiled upon him! In the final, Basquez dispatched Reeves with a 7.255 @ 86.92 to the loser's 8.719 @ 79.08. "That's racin' he said," fists pumping in the air upon pulling into the winner's circle to collect his first Goodguys hemi trophy. "This is the 3rd time I've competed in the event and have driven back to Indy twice and now to Kentucky. I'm so happy!"

 

He went on to thank Roy Brizio for building him the roadster, Roseville Rod & Custom for installing the  427-inch Smeding Performance small block Chevy and John "Action" Jackson for helping him with travel arrangements over the years to get back to the Midwest to compete in the Shootout. He then promptly accepted his first Goodguys hemi trophy, packed up his things and started the 2,248 mile journey back to Sacramento!



 


'THE NAKED MILNER'

 

Over At The American Graffiti Booth at the Sacramento Autorama 

 

  They Sold Out of these very cool posters.

  

 

Mark Spurlock with A & M Deluxe Customs answering questions about the Coupe.  The Original Milner's Coupe is on the right, owned by Rick Figari. 

 

 

 

 

The last we heard.....they may just leave the Coupe finished in bare steel!   

 

 

Candy Clark

(Debbie),

Bo Hopkins

(Joe)  

Paul LeMat

(Milner)


At the Sacramento Autorama  

(These photos courtesy Mark Spurlock)

 

Last week at the Portland Roadster show with a full size undercarriage backdrop.



A & M Deluxe Customs booth at the Portland
Roadster Show.


  

   A & M Deluxe Customs, Inc.

1134 N. Fremont Lane
Cornelius, OR 97113 

Telephone: 503-992-1988
Fax: 503-992-1978

 

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OPTIMA BATTERY


Available at your local OPTIMA Batteries Dealer.

CLICK

above to find a dealer near you!



Optima Batteries were given away to help with our Make-A-Wish efforts at ALL of our Vintage Friday's Events last season. Not just one, you had have several chances to WIN an Optima battery of your choice at each of our events!

A big THANKS to the folks at OPTIMA!


THIS WILL BE VERY WILD....YET COOL!



&




Check back to see what Sacramento Vintage is up to with the folks at the the Custom Shop over at Fender Guitar  and Gene Winfield's Custom Shop
........stay tuned!
 



29th ALL AMERICAN GET-TOGETHER 

 

 

This weekend's 29th All American Get-Together will take place no matter what the weather conditions are!  All aspects of the event (car show, vendor exhibits, swap meet & car corral etc) take place rain or shine so Goodguys is looking forward to seeing you there! In fact, the weather forecast for Saturday and Sunday has already improved as the week has progressed! We're proud of the fact that this is the Bay Area's longest running automotive event!

 

The All American Get-Together features 1,000's of American powered rods, customs, classic cars, trucks and late models, a spectacular indoor show with the world's top custom cars as they compete for the Goodguys/Mother's Polish West Coast Custom of the Year award, indoor and outdoor vendor exhibits, a giant swap meet & cars for sale corral, arts & crafts, model car show and lots more family fun!

 

This year's Pleasanton giveaway car - a 1969 396SS Chevelle presented by Live 105.3 FM, CBS5 and J Rockcliff Realtors will make its debut.  

 

 

Stop by the Live 105.3 booth Saturday or Sunday

and enter to win!


For a complete look at the event, visit www.allamericangettogether.com

 

Event Hours:
Saturday 8am - 5pm
Sunday 8am - 4pm

Don't miss the first big Northern California event of the year! Be there rain or shine!






Don't miss this huge indoor & outdoor car show featuring:
  • Over 2,000 Rods, Customs, Classics
    and Muscle Cars thru '72
  • Vendor & Manufacturer Exhibits
  • Swap Meet & Cars 4 Sale Corral
  • Goodguys Autocross
  • Indoor & Outdoor Show'n Shine
  • Hot Rod Seminars
  • Model & Pedal Car Show

CLICK above for all the details



WILD CAD



Details & Images Courtesy: Mario, Catriona and Andy Colalillo  -  Sydney, Australia

 


Completed in July 2010, WILD CAD has only made selected appearances at limited shows

in Australia and the United States.


� 454c.i. big block Chevy 450hp  � TH400 3 speed automatic  � 9" Ford Differential with 4-link
� IFS  � Right Hand Drive � Air-Ride Technologies with Dakota Digital control panel
� Classic Instrument gauges  � Wilwood booster and braking
PPG Vibrance "Fade-away" custom paint by Gene Winfield
� Custom fabricated grille: 1955 Desoto centre bar and teeth with 1955 Caddy bullets


CLICK

on any of the images for additional photos,
videos and details on WILDCAD


AWARDS

� Australia's Top Custom @ Sydney Motorex, July 2010


� Kustom D'Elegance Finalist @ Long beach Motorama, September 2010


� GM Design Excellence Award @ SEMA Las Vegas, November 2010


� Top Radical Custom Hardtop & The George Barris Kustom D'Elegance Award at The Grand National Roadster Show, January 2011


� Crowned the "King of Kustoms" and Kustom D'Elegance Finalist including Best Engine and Best Engineered at the Sacramento Autorama, February 2011.



 

WILDCAD is now on display in the

Sacramento Vintage Showroom


CLICK

on any of the above images for additional photos,
videos and details on WILDCAD


Thanks to Paul over at CRUZIN Magazine, Australia, for sending over the twin covers!


 



Car Warriors

An intense 72-hour, no-holds-barred car customizing competition between a team of hand-picked all-stars and the best local shops from around the country.

'The Judges'

'Mad Mike' Martin is considered an electronics genius within the automotive industry. As Customizing Supervisor at Southern California build shop Galpin Auto Sports, 'Mad Mike' has been in the industry for more than 25 years, best known to television audiences for his prominent role in television series, Pimp My Ride. Martin, who was an U.S. Air Force Radar Operator & Technician during Operation Desert Storm, is currently helping Air Force's recruiting efforts by spearheading Galpin's build of two customized vehicles - a 2009 Ford Mustang called 'The X1' and a new Dodge Challenger named 'The Vapor.' Martin has also appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Jimmy Kimmel.

Known as 'The King of the Customizers,' the legendary George Barris and his world-renowned Barris Kustom Industries has built some of the most famous automobiles of all time, including the original Batmobile, The Munster Koach, the original Green Hornet and The Beverly Hillbillies jalopy. He's also built some highly recognizable hot rods like the Voxxmobile and Red Foxx Wrecker. Still heavily involved in the industry, Barris recently completed a New York Times-commissioned Toyota Prius custom, while General Motors had Barris customize a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro.

Jimmy Shine, star of television show Hard Shine, is the lead fabricator at the world famous So-Cal Speed Shop. Many of his customized bikes and cars have been featured in Rod & Custom, Popular Hot Rodding and Speedhunter magazines. A racer and member of Utah's Bonneville 200-mph Club, Shine has built motorcycles for Billy Idol, Mickey Rourke and Bruce Springsteen.
By the way, 'Shine' is a nickname, as he's stated that going through life as James Dennis Falschlehne was a little hard to digest.

 

CLICK to view 




CAR WARRIORS on SPEED

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WHAT?  A Bunch Of HOT AIR?



Check out the May 2011 issue of Ol' Skool Rodz Magazine for the tech article by Josh Mills, 'A Bunch Of Hot Air'.

 

The article follows along as Josh over at Mills & Company installs a Sacramento Vintage Ford old school style heater in a 1936 Ford.

 

These compact heaters are available in 6-volt and 12-volt versions.  

 

 

CLICK above for more information 

   




National Hot Rod Association


Photo courtesy NHRA     

 

With 80,000 members and more than 35,000 licensed competitors, NHRA is a thriving leader in the world of motorsports. Parks initially started NHRA as a means of getting hot rodders off the streets and on to legal dragstrips.  

 

Since those early days, NHRA has evolved into the largest promoter of professional drag racing in the world. Today, with more than 300 dedicated employees, NHRA offers drag racing opportunities for hot rod enthusiasts of all levels, from kids ages 8-17 in the NHRA Jr. Drag Racing League all the way up to the top of the Professional ranks with the organization's NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series. CLICK above. 

 

 

 Link will take you to the NHRA Book Store

 

 

 

 

 

NEW DATES: Thursday - Saturday, June 16-18, 2011, Beech Bend Raceway, Bowling Green, Kentucky.

The 9th annual Holley NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion is a 3-day festival of speed, hot rods and American automotive enthusiasm. Featuring loads of family-fun activities such as the sensational Cacklefest and SoffSeal Show N Shine, the Holley NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion brings to life the sights, sounds and people who made history in the early days of drag racing.  

 

CLICK above for additional information and registration forms over at the NHRA Motorsports Museum

 

 



COKER TIRE COMPANY

 


Another Cool Vintage Friday's
Car Show Sponsor!

 

Thanks Corky! 



30 YEARS! 


� 2011 Santa Maria City Cruise - Friday Night
* for registered participants only

� "Show-n-Shine" Saturday & Sunday     
Event open to pre-1961 American made vehicles only
� Others by invitation only

� Tons of vendors � Model Car Show � Live Music

� Meet many of the great "Legends of Kustomizing"

� "Hall of Fame" ceremony & Special Guests on Saturday

� Pin Striping Panel Jam Party & Auction 

� Swap Meet on Sunday 
 Don't Miss The West Coast Kustoms
30th Annual Cruisin' Nationals

May 27, 28, & 29, 2011


2011 Admission: Adults $12.00
$20.00 2 Day Pass
Senior's 60 & Over $6.00
Children 10 & under Free  Military Free with Military ID

 
CLICK above for the park and show details




VINTAGE FRIDAY'S 2011
Car Shows and BBQ  -  Our 13th Season  
 

Sacramento Vintage presents our   

13th Annual Season of  

Vintage Fridays' 2011

 

 

All pre-1973 U.S. makes and models welcome! Participant parking is limited, please no saving spaces.

 

Join us for a relaxed, family cruise night with good friends and their rides! No car? No Problem!

 

Come on by, check out the cars & trucks, grab one of our famous burgers or hot dogs, a Coke, a bag of chips and enjoy the evening. There is no entry fee for vehicles or spectators. Event starts 5pm until 9pm. 

 

Oh...and Win Stuff! Excellent prizes from our great sponsors and supporters! Remember to relax, we have tables and chairs at the BBQ which starts at 5 pm. Check out the NEW products and cars in our showroom. 


Home & Garage Accessories, Cars on Display In The Showroom and All Kinds Of Neat Stuff in the Gift Shop!







 
MARY CAHAL PASSES

 

Photos Courtey John Sweeney 

 

Courtesy John Sweeney, Cruisin' News

 

Mary Cahal, 83 of Valley Springs, CA, passed away on Monday, March 7, 2011.   

 

Mary is the wife of Dave Cahal, the NSRA's Southwest Division Director. They had just celebrated 50 years together. Dave and Mary are 25 year members of the National Street Rod Association. You could always find Mary's smiling face at the registration table for the NSRA Appreciation Days in Lathrop, CA and the NSRA Golden State Nationals in Sacramento. Mary was born in 1927 in Topeka, Kansas. Dave and Mary produced 4 great kids. Mary & Dave were both honored as the Valley Springs Citizens of the Year in 2004.  

 

She was also a member of the Over-the-Hill Gang in Sacramento, Foothill Classic Car Club, and the Cal Vintage Rods in San Jose. Mary was a one-of-a-kind Street Rod Gal, who also had a passion for the Slot Machines.   

 

God speed Mary and don't worry, we'll take care of Dave for you ... A celebration of life is being planned for Mary in May or June.  

 

Photo and Words courtesy Dave Cahal

 

We lost a beautiful lady on March 7, 2011.  Mary Cahal loved working in registration at NSRA events. She worked at the Western Nationals in Bakersfield for over 20 years, and The Golden State Nationals in Sacramento for 9 years. She just loved the Street Rodders coming in and always welcomed them with such a big beautiful smile.  

 

She shared a passion of Street Rodding with her husband Dave. They drove all over the USA and Canada in their 1929 Ford and 1940 Ford. Mary helped Dave along with Frank & Cheryl Sloup and Dwayne Harrold start the Nor Cal NSRA Appreciation Day 21 years ago. Last year they had 440 cars.   

 

In recognition of her welcoming spirit she was awarded the Nor Cal Street Rod Lady of The Year in 1999 and honored by the NSRA Washington State Safety Team in 2003. The over The Hill Gang paid tribute to her 2004 for all she did to personify Street Rodding as a hobby.


To witness Mary flash her smile, you just knew she loved people and having a good time. But most of all she loved her family. She had four children, Tara, Tracy, Robert and Cathy. She also has five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and one more on the way.   

 

We will miss you Mary.... 


    

A Couple Of Area Swap Meets

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLICK on the flyers more more information on the meets.  

 



INTERCITY LINES

America's premier enclosed auto transport company

 


Intercity Lines, Inc., has been in the enclosed automobile transport business since 1980.
Automobile transportation is their only business.



Intercity Lines features state of the art 53' FULLY ENCLOSED air ride trailers.

CLICK above to see what Jay has in the trailer. He has wanted it since he was 14 years old..... 


WHITE KNUCKLE PERFORMANCE

On Sale!

 


ON SALE!

  Our White Knuckle Performance Shop signs are on sale! These are printed on rough wood slats and measure 14" x 24". They include a hanger for easy mounting in your garage, office or dining room.

Item Number 02950-10      Was $20.00

NOW ONLY $12.95

while supply lasts!
Click above to order
 


CARS 2
In Theaters June 24
 


Star racecar Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) and the incomparable tow truck Mater (voice of Larry the Cable Guy) take their friendship to exciting new places in "Cars 2" when they head overseas to compete in the first-ever World Grand Prix to determine the world's fastest car.

But the road to the championship is filled with plenty of potholes, detours and hilarious surprises when Mater gets caught up in an intriguing adventure of his own: international espionage. Torn between assisting Lightning McQueen in the high-profile race and towing the line in a top-secret spy mission, Mater's action-packed journey leads him on an explosive chase through the streets of Japan and Europe, trailed by his friends and watched by the whole world.

Adding to the fast-paced fun is a colorful new all-car cast that includes secret agents, menacing villains and international racing competitors.


CLICK Above - In Theaters June 24, 2011

  (Images and Links courtesy Disney/Pixar) 

FREE STUFF!  Stop by our June 24 Vintage Friday's Car Show and see what CARS 2 stuff we will have for the kids. 


Auction Pulse: A Futurliner emerges


Courtesy David Traver Adolphus - Hemmings Daily

Hemmings nearly deleted the press release from RM's Auction America about a Futurliner at the May 12-15 Auburn auction, thinking it was a display. But not only is it actually going to cross the block at the auction, we didn't even recognize it as one of the nine known GM Parade of Progress show vehicles.

It turns out it's actually one of five Futurliners once owned by Joe Bortz, who famously saved them from being chopped up into diners. He sold this and another to a California collector in the mid-Eighties, and it's been essentially unseen ever since.

It is a "known" Futurliner, although Joe says he was never able to establish a number for it, and we didn't recognize it because it's been spiffed up a little for the auction with new tires, windshield and siding. It's not running but should contain a near-complete restorable original drivetrain. Additionally, Joe says it's the most complete of all the Futurliners, with original features that no others had, and when restored could be the most authentic.

Auctions America estimates $450,000 to $600,000.

CLICK

above to read the article and view the photos at the

HEMMINGS BLOG



SHOW HIGHLIGHTS






Over 50,000 people flooded the Pomona Fairplex January 28-30, 2011 for the 62nd Annual Kragen O'Reilly Grand National Roadster Show. With more than 600 vehicles inside all eight Fairplex buildings, and 1,200 more joining outside, all three days were needed to experience the entire event. Noted builders and hobbyists alike brought their latest creations to be displayed at the longest running indoor car show in the world. With participants and media representation from at least 12 countries, the buzz was well spread throughout the global hot rodding community.



The 61st Annual O'Reilly Sacramento Autorama made custom history again with 12 Cal Expo buildings filled with the hottest customs of the day. All weekend February 11-13, custom car enthusiasts were wowed by the vehicles on display. The weather was sunny all weekend, which helped make for the largest turn out to-date for the Autorama Drive-In.  Builders, including Builder of the Year Robbie Azevedo of Pacific Coast Customs, brought their work to be shown at the "Kustom Capitol of the World."

 Robbie's 1932 woody roadster will be on display in the Sacramento Vintage showroom for your to check out after April 1, 2011.

2011 Custom D'Elegance
Doug Beattie
1940 Ford Coupe


Over in Sacramento was Lee Reherman, host of Battle of the Supercars on the SPEED Channel. The former American Gladiator shows his muscles with little ole Darold of Sacramento Vintage Ford.


At the Grand National Roadster Show, the 2010 King of Kustoms Ring was presented to Mr. James Hetfield for his 36 Auburn Roadster by Rick Dore Kustoms.

The profile of the Auburn is custom cast on the side
of the ring.

Stop by Sacramento Vintage

to view the actual prototype of the King Of Kustoms ring courtesy of John Buck and Rod Shows.


CLICK

on any image to read the full article.

(Photos and links courtesy Rod Shows)

 

 

 

Sacramento Vintage Ford Autorama Photos: 

  

Autorama Set-Up Day

The Show

Legends Luncheon

Panel Jam & Auction

Awards  

Pin-Up Contest

 



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 Dad's Top 10 How Did This Happen?

 

10. Things Don't Just Break Themselves!

9. Do I Look Like I Was Born Yesterday?

8. Don't Give Me That Innocent Act!

7. What Where You Thinking?

6. You're In Big trouble Now!

5. What Do You Have To Say For Yourself?

4. This Is Coming Out Of Your Allowance!

3. You Know Better Then This!

2. What Do You Mean "I Dunno?"

1. Just Wait Till Your Mother Sees This!

 

 

Ole and Clarence 

 

Ole lived across the Minnesota River from Clarence Bunson, whom he didn't like at all. They were yelling across the river at each other all the time.

Ole would yell to Clarence, "If I had a vay to cross dis river, I'd come ofver dere an beat you up good, ya shoor... you betcha... by golly!"

This went on for years. Finally, the state built a bridge across the river right there by their houses.

 

Ole's wife, Lena , says, "Now iss yer chance, Ole.
Vhy doncha go over dere and beat up dat Clarence like you said you vud?"

Ole replied, "OK, by yimminy, I tink I vill do yust dat!"

Ole started for the bridge, but he saw a sign on the bridge and stopped to read it, then turned around and came back home.

 

Lena asked, "Vhy did you come back?"

Ole said, " Lena , I tink I changed my mind 'bout beatin' up dat Clarence. You know, vhen I yell at him from across da river he don't look so big. But dey put a sign on da bridge dat says "Clarence is 13 ft. 6 In."

 

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