Old Classic Hot Rods Street Rods Resto Mods And Custom Cars

My Uncle Roger Coburn (Left) Feared by All Dragsters of 60's & 70's

Uncle Roger Coburn
Uncle Roger Coburn

The Hot Rod Street Rod Resto Mod and Custom Cars

It all begins way back before World War II. Teenagers and young adults addicted to customizing cars and the need for speed, were racing Model T Fords in the Southern California dry lake beds of Harper, Muroc, and El Mirage and they were also racing down the streets of Los Angeles way back in the 1920s. El Mirage racing has continued to this very day.

These were the original Speed junkies, who should not be confused with the modern day Harley Speed Junkies, who have somewhat hijacked the term. These original speed junkies would hop into their Rods in Los Angeles and drive two or three hours to the dry lake beds.

The place of choice for drag races were the back streets in Town. The dry lake beds became popular drag strips because of all the flack the rodders were getting from the local Police and citizens. I can still remember dragging down the main street of Palmdale back in the 70's. As the town grew, we had to move over to the local drag strip in Littlerock.

My Dad had a great story he always told about his first encounter with a Hot Rod. When he was young, he lived a few miles from town. One day as he was walking to town, a souped up Model T Hot Rod pulled over and the driver asked him if he wanted a ride. My Dad said, sure, and off they sped.

Up until this event my Father had never been in a vehicle that topped the speed of 30 miles per hour. As they drove on, the old Vintage Model T Hot Rod was increasing in speed. My Dad said that when the car hit 40 miles an hour, he told the driver to slow down, the driver just smiled and continued on.

When the Hotrod neared 50 miles an hour, Dad told the mad man to pull over and let him out, he didn't. Finally, at about 65 miles per hour, Dad reached up with his fist and knocked out the drivers side windshield. The hot rodder pulled over cussing, let Dad out, and sped off into the sunset.

What really got me hooked on speed and Hot Rods was a little book I stumbled upon in my local Library. As I read the book, I came across the name, Roger Coburn, this just happened to be my Uncles name. As I read on, sure enough, it was my Uncle in Bakersfield.

The book told the history of my Uncles drag racing and all the records he had set. This boy was bad, and I was so busy being a teenager, I had never noticed, not until I read this little old Hot Rod Book.

If the truth be known, this tinkering with hot rods is either an illness, or an addiction. I have even gone so far as to rip out the engine and transmission from a Chevy and replace them with Ford parts.

The Ford engine had more horse power, and the Chevy tranny was an automatic. The Ford had a four speed tranny. You all know what I had to go through to make this work, Man, what a job. It was my first experience with cutting a drive shaft, I liked to never got the thing balanced.

Once the project was completed though, it was a screamer. After replacing the transmission several times, I eventually moved on to other projects.

If you are ever looking to buy a rod, contact me, I find projects and ready to go hot rods and classics all the time. If I can't find what you're looking for I know someone that can. When I find a great hot rod, custom or other, I'll put it here on the Hub.

And do not forget to attend the Goodguys Car Shows.

1937 Willys Street Rod

1937 Willys Street Rod
1937 Willys Street Rod

1937 Willys Street Rod

Check out the features on this Street Rod.

  • High performance Smeding Performance 383 Stroker Hot Rod Motor with Dual Carbs
  • A TCI 700R4 Automatic Transmission
  • Power Four Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Hiedts SUPERIDE Independent Rear Suspension
  • Power Rack and Pinion Steering
  • Vintage Air Conditioning
  • Luxury Leather Upholstered Interior
  • Power Windows
  • A state of the art multi-speaker CD Stereo System
  • Custom Paint

This is no low quality Street Rod Here. I was talking to the seller and this baby has been shown some real love. Imagine cruising down the highway in this machine. You can talk with the seller at Street Rod.

For Sale 1928 Ford Show Pickup Truck Complete Resto 30 32 HotRod

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1928 Ford Street Rod Truck Frameoff Nut and Bolt RestoRod

This is the "First Year Model A" 

This Truck Runs Excellent, Drives Excellent. Only 6700 Miles. Drive this 1928 Ford and Show It.

Just take a quick look at all the pictures of the undercarriage.

I doubt you will find many in this great condition. A Frame-up California Hot Rod, every nut and bolt is either restored or is brand new (less than 7000 miles). Drive Train and Body are Excellent, Regular Maintenance and Always Garaged. Drives perfectly.

Here are some of the Highlights of this vehicle:

It has a set of New Chevy 350 V8 w/ Dart Heads. Automatic Transmission Turbo 350, Disc Brakes All 4 Wheels, GM Tilt Steering w/ Vega Box, All New Cooling System w/ Walker Radiator, Electrical 12 Volt, Model A Cab Is Original (not chopped), TCI Frame, Magnum Front Axle, Tri 4 Bar Coil 8 Inch Ford Rear, Brookville Bed Glass Finders, Rootlet 3 piece Hood, Budnik Wheels w/ Michelins, Interior by Leon Jones, Grey Tweed Upholstery, Custom Dash, VDO Gauges, Alpine Stereo, Garnet Red Paint (Typical 6000 miles rock ticks).

Lots more. Everything works, No issues with this Street Rod. This truck is absolutely ready to drive and enjoy; only one lucky bidder will get it. Ebay Motors houseofddd

This hot rod, called the Elvis Car because it was The King's ride in the 1957 movie Loving You, started out as a Model A Ford.

For Sale Red 1951 Mercury Street Rod

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For Sale Custom 1951 Mercury Street Rod

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Harry Westergard created cutting-edge fadeaway fenders for his 1940 Mercury custom car.

Leave any comments here. 13 comments

ralphy taylor  5 years ago

how much is the 28 29 marone pick up truck and where is it , im in perth australia


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2tewdream 5 years ago

My son and I are right in the middle of a resto of a 68 SS Camaro. We just got a 454 Big Block and can't wait to see how fast we can burn off the tires. :)


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born to be free 6 years ago Author

hello vietnam vet,

Thank you for your service to our country and our families. You bring up a good point, not only have the cars lost their style and class but so have many Americans.


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vietnamvet68 6 years ago from New York State

There is nothing like an old car, the new ones have no style they all look alike anymore.I remember as a young boy every time a car would pass you could name it but not now days. Love your hubs on the old cars.


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born to be free 6 years ago Author

Mypyramids1, sounds like you should check out some of those old cars on eBay for their value and maybe make a deal with the owners to sell them for them on eBay.


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mrpyramids1 6 years ago

in my town there are old cars and cheap too , people do not relaize the value of it .


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born to be free 6 years ago Author

Pamela99, thanks for stopping by. I love these old cars too, they really had style.


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States

Interesting hub. I love the old cars.


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born to be free 6 years ago Author

Hello Al,

Nice one it is. I will be in touch


al denice 6 years ago

nice29ford pickup asking price my email albertbdenice@yahoo.com


Terry 6 years ago

Hi,

Does anyone remember the "Green Flames" 1949-51 Mercury Coupe custom car. I took a picture of the car in the summer of 1979 in Detroit. The car had California licence plates.

The color of the car was candy red with green flames.

I wonder who built the car and when, and I wonder if the car exists to-day


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born to be free 7 years ago Author

Hello eovery, thanks for stopping by friend.

Tell me about it, I remember when we didn't need a thousand dollars in special tools to rebuild a car. Of course this is still true for the old muscle cars and classics etc. A Model T at 120, oh man...:-0


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eovery 7 years ago from MIddle of the Boondocks of Iowa

BAck in the days when you played with you car and then drive it.  I wish today cars were as easy to work on. 

I love hotrods.

I have a few friends in town who has hot rodded a few cars.  One used to hold the record for the fasted stock engine in a Model T on the Salt Flats in Utah. He is now building a stock engine that he is going to put in the Model T that appears that it should top 120.  And give him back the record 

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