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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by 36 Penny Coupe, Feb 1, 2019.

  1. redoxide
    Joined: Jul 7, 2002
    Posts: 403

    redoxide
    Member
    from Scotland

    Is that Shug Hanchard in the picture. ? If you see him say hello from me from chilly Scotland :)
     
  2. hotrodmano
    Joined: May 3, 2011
    Posts: 309

    hotrodmano
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    from Norway

    On our way to Dusters last summer. around 500 miles roundtrip in my white 29 roadster...I dont have any roof on it and we got some rain but nothing heavy.[​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  3. Yes it is, after years of promising my wife a driving hot rod, Shug had this one and we cut a good deal, and she has driven it almost every day for going on three years.
     
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  4. Cool 33
    Joined: Jan 13, 2008
    Posts: 36

    Cool 33
    Member

    I have always driven my cars as much as possible and sometimes out of necessity in all kinds of weather to work etc. Here are a few pics from over the years. The 33 BB isn't a hot rod, but it does have big and littles.. A w-camper.jpg A_pulling_black_pickup.jpg A_pulling_trailer.jpg 33_4-door.jpg 2003-2006.jpg
     
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  5. John Stimac
    Joined: Jan 15, 2008
    Posts: 481

    John Stimac
    Member

    Driving in Arizona IMG_5328.JPG
     
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  6. hudson48
    Joined: Oct 16, 2007
    Posts: 2,255

    hudson48
    Member

    Today I went on the mid-week lunch run with 25 other cars and drove the Hudson. Last week it was the Sunday morning coffee run and took the Buick Riviera and a few weeks before that the roadster went out. The Hudson has some miles on it now especially since the trip last year to USA and driven from Oakland east to Detroit
    (via R66, Dewey OK,St Louis MO, Auburn IN, Detroit), and then back west to Santa Maria for WKC Nationals.
    Still summer weather here.
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  7. curbdogs
    Joined: Jan 29, 2002
    Posts: 73

    curbdogs
    Member

    Been driving my 37 around traffic and in the rain with sloppy roads..
     

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  8. 34fordjay
    Joined: Sep 10, 2009
    Posts: 86

    34fordjay
    Member
    from Mass USA

    I wish that I could drive mine more often. Winters in Mass. means roads that are slathered with snow and salt. When it is not snowing, the roadways are white with all the chemacles on them.
     
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  9. birdman1
    Joined: Dec 6, 2012
    Posts: 611

    birdman1
    Member
    from USA

    I wish I could drive my 1955 T-Bird, but since the body is not on the frame yet, I still have a lot of work to do! But yes, I drive my old cars all summer long.
     
  10. F&J
    Joined: Apr 5, 2007
    Posts: 13,174

    F&J
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    as you can see below, we had light snow AGAIN last night, but I need to go out today for some new work shoes. I am not going to plow the upper driveway, I think I can get out with a running start uphill..supposed to get to 49F this afternoon... I hate winter
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  11. alfin32
    Joined: Jun 20, 2006
    Posts: 1,281

    alfin32
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    from Essex, Ma.

  12. alfin32
    Joined: Jun 20, 2006
    Posts: 1,281

    alfin32
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    from Essex, Ma.

  13. Kiwi 4d
    Joined: Sep 16, 2006
    Posts: 2,442

    Kiwi 4d
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    4 days ago on a 700 mile road trip , no bugs were left unharmed, well this was a reasonably clean screen as we were only a few 100 miles into our journey.
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  14. < DD - 3500 miles since 1-1-19 ;)
     
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  15. RustyDogg
    Joined: Oct 8, 2014
    Posts: 94

    RustyDogg
    Member

    That's outstanding!! Right on man
     
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  16. Cool 33
    Joined: Jan 13, 2008
    Posts: 36

    Cool 33
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  17. F&J
    Joined: Apr 5, 2007
    Posts: 13,174

    F&J
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    how cool is that... two of them, out rolling.:cool:
     
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  18. shopdawg
    Joined: Sep 22, 2012
    Posts: 80

    shopdawg
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    from alberta

    IMG_0209.PNG In 2011 I left my place with 21 miles on a fresh build and drove to Bonneville to experience the Salt. Had a few hiccups along the way but nothing serious. When I got home my odometer read 1939 miles, thought that was cool being the cabover was a 1939.
     
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  19. shopdawg
    Joined: Sep 22, 2012
    Posts: 80

    shopdawg
    Member
    from alberta

    IMG_0317.PNG Hopefully going to The Salt in my new build this year.
     
  20. fourd
    Joined: Jan 17, 2013
    Posts: 64

    fourd
    Member
    from Colorado

    B9EEDD89-E8E3-4258-8537-D16B928EBF6D.jpeg Fun once in the snow.
     
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  21. Gotta watch the brine and salt by me. They usually spray the brine in advance of an expected snow or freezing rain. It leaves tracks like a street sweeper. We had snow early this past week, followed by a good rain, so I was out with my Ford after work yesterday. The roads were bone dry too.
     
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  22. My daily driver for quite a while. Don't drive it as much now (build is over 20 years old!) but do take it out on a good day now and then to cruise around. Due for a tear down are refresh.

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  23. billybones
    Joined: Dec 27, 2009
    Posts: 36

    billybones
    Member

    These are probably the best photos I've seen on The HAMB Ron.....the past, present and future all in one shot.
     
  24. blowby
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
    Posts: 5,828

    blowby
    Member
    from Nicasio Ca

  25. texkbc
    Joined: Apr 27, 2007
    Posts: 378

    texkbc
    Member

    Drive mine every week. its good therapy :) IMG_0639.jpg
     
  26. 36 Penny Coupe
    Joined: Jan 7, 2014
    Posts: 162

    36 Penny Coupe
    Member
    from VA

    I agree texkbc. A pre war Ford can offer therapy no one can buy. A short drive can clear your mind.


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  27. jimmy bruns
    Joined: Jun 21, 2011
    Posts: 68

    jimmy bruns
    Member
    from Chatsworth

    My merc is my daily driver.. its down right now while i chop it but as soon as its done i'll be driving it again. 20180607_120153.jpg
     
  28. clem
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
    Posts: 2,311

    clem
    Member

    Saw your roadster at Cooly Rocks, in 2016.
    A beautiful car.
    Only problem was I couldn’t get up close to it to have a good look as it was always being driven.
     
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  29. 0ldhippie
    Joined: Aug 16, 2015
    Posts: 53

    0ldhippie
    Member

    I sold my pick-up so I would have no excuse not to drive the A. Takes me everywhere I need to go...

    More fun to drive a slow car fast than a fast car slow...
     
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2019

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