Last week I posted some pictures of the Redding/ Lajoie '33 Coupe, and in the post I stated I was thinking about doing a regular "feature" car scanned from my stack of old magazines. A couple people thought it was a good enough idea, so here is the second installment. I think I'll try to do this once a week as long as I'm not too busy, and as long as you guys want to see more. I think this will be a good learning tool for those of you new to hot rodding and/or without any resources to learn about our past. I also liked the fact that last week some of you spoke up with information about what happened to the Redding/Lajoie coupe...and if any of you know what happened to the car I'm posting this week, please share. Rialto, California's Dick Patterson and his '31 Model A Coupe were featured in Hot Rod Magazine, January 1966. Here are the captions transcribed from that article, corresponding with the pictures below. "A study in blue, even to the vacuum formed plastic roof, Patterson's extraordinary '31 Model A Ford has been chopped and channeled over a boxed and chromed frame of the same year, rides low between Astro wheels carrying Dunlop tires and Bruce slicks. Custom project was started 11 years ago." "Lowness of coil-suspended rear is further accented by wide stance of 9 inch wide slicks. Fog lamp and headlight shells were cleverly employed on several occasions: to create individual seat headrests, and also to form body nacelle opening for steering drag link. Taillights: Buick, Corvair lens." "Spicer type 4.27 rear end is bolted to '50 Ford driveshaft, sprung with '63 Chevy pickup coils, contained by short radius rods and sway bar. Front end is a dropped beam axle setup with spindles swapped right for left to place tie rod ahead of axle, allowing frame travel with lowered chassis." "With dual McCulloch superchargers pumping into two four-throat carbs, the nominal displacement 312 cubic inch T-bird gets ever stronger with the rising revs, encouraged by an Isky E-2 cam, Jahns pistons with Grant rings, and a Mallory distributor, plus a pair of ported and polished heads." "Looking for a novel (and obviously cool) upholstery idea? This clever setup utilizes exhaust pipe tubing contured and fitted with padded horizontal brackets. The ribbed theme has been carried over onto the doors where the strips are secured to sheet aluminum panels. Show you a little class?" "Blue flock provides a soft look to the shortened and sectioned '40 Ford dashboard. On the floor, a deep pile rug and the stick of a '39 Ford box. Late model Ford hydraulics and a '65 Mustang steering wheel, plus a complement of Stewart Warner gauges, complete this car's trophy-winning interior."