A Tribute to Tweedy Pie
It’s been a busy week across the board. For the past few days, I’ve been helping a friend move his shop over to the East Bay. We’ve hauled wheels, tires, engines, art, artifacts, machinery and more. It’s been a whole lot of fun—but also a fair amount of work. Nonetheless, I’m enjoying every minute of it. Good exercise, right?
Even after being around hot rods all day, cars are the first thing on my mind when I walk through my front door. After cleaning up and settling in, I like to unwind and tune into some of my favorite YouTube series. As of late, I’ve been enjoying the latest from Mad Fabricators.
The new series, dubbed “The Car That Ate My Brain 2,” chronicles filmmaker Piero De Luca’s journey to clone the famed “Tweedy Pie.” Just like his previous project on Lucky Burton’s Model A land speed racing efforts, this next installment is well-made and informative.
It’s interesting to note that the original Tweedy Pie’s still exists. Its history has been well documented, and it currently resides in Beau Boeckmann’s expansive Ed Roth collection. I had the pleasure of checking it out in person while writing about Galpin Speed Shop for Rodder’s Journal #79.
This is a small car with a big backstory, and Piero’s roadster is shaping up to be one hell of a tribute. I’ll be watching closely as more episodes are released. If you have some time this weekend, you might enjoy the videos below. I know I did!