February 14, 2018

RAT RODS

…or a Franken Dodge at it’s best.







Rat Rods.  They are not really cars or trucks, instead they are artistic creations.  This one has a BMW engine.  Tires, wheels, hubs, brakes, rear axle, engine and trannie are BMW too.  There’s another truck on a Toyota frame.  There’s real rust and fake rust, and an amazing amount of enthusiasm whatever it is for the creativity.  Several of these creations are daily drivers.

I share this Dodge because I once had a truck whose drivers side floorboard had rusted away.  George cut out the shape he needed from an industrial cookie sheet.  Here, there just isn’t a floor board at all.

The show manager, Pandora, traveled from state to state to find these cars.  They truly give us a wonderful and entertaining show…a perfect Valentine’s day gift for any car guy or car girl.

San Diego Automotive Museum
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  • Himself:  He says he is really pretty good today.
  • Me, myself, and I:  I ate some peanut butter and was in agony from mid-afternoon on…even through the opening show.  This morning I declared it a bread and butter day.  A little better every day.  Still eating and nausea are part of my days.  The texting system at the docs isn't functional for me.
  • Reading:  Louise Penny….wonderful, captivating stories.  Three more are coming from ABE books.
  • Captain Poolie:  They announced her death after the meeting and dinner.
  • Gratitude’s:  That I am feeling still better this morning.  


8 comments:

  1. These things are delightful.

    And all the best to you.

    Happy Valentines Day

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  2. Our 1936 Dodge coupe was the family car. It had a ram hood ornament, with a circle plus horns. Pointy. My uncle ripped his trousers on one, and sawed off both. My father was livid.
    These look so familiar to old eyes.

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  3. Peanut butter really upsets my digestive system, so I feel for you. Hope the bread and butter day gives you relief.

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  4. I rarely touch peanut butter -- it gives me indigestion. I'm o.k. again -- made a huge pot of veggie-beef soup and that's helped. Regular doses of acetaminophen helps as well.

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  5. No Nutella or Peanut Butter for a while.

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  6. I have never seen such an art piece. Thank you for sharing!

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  7. Had to smile at the no drivers side floor board. I had an old Metropolitan like that and use to get the backs of my legs washed in a rain storm.
    So sorry peanut butter is such a villain. Hope you are all better now.

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