I was invited to travel along by a father and son, Ron and his son Rich McKnight. They were invited up by a great guy with whom they have done some parts and car trades. A very hospitable Jack Varley. He and his brother took us to a couple of their buddies private shops with a lot of great rides. We met a bunch of great guys.
Another of our traveling companions has been rodding since the 60's, Jerry Hubbard, a local Temperance, Mi. rodder. It just so happened he brought along a couple of old photos from the first Streetrod Nationals in Peoria, Ill. 1970, Wow.... On the back of a couple of these antique photo's it was written "Guys from N.Y. Jack, the fellow who invited us up was looking at these pics and said hey, these guys are here....in fact one of them was Ken Schmidt, of Rolling Bones. Needless to say, they were amazed. Pretty neat stuff.
The party was in the "Rolling Bones" shop. When we got there it was jammed. Guys from all over New England, in fact, one from across the pond... That's right , England. Not many parties with Dick Spadaro and the famous photographer, Peter Vincent in attendance. At least 150 people and a bunch came in Steetrods. Keep in mind , it was cold, in the 20's. Highboys and snowmobile suits... "Cool" .
In the shop there were some of the "Rolling Bones" cars. Wow, a 34 three window coupe hammered 7" with a track racer front nose, a deuce 5 window with a 6" chop. Both are being prepared for 1 lucky client. Also a hammered and nasty 32 deuce sedan, just a bunch of cool rides.
Special Thanks to Jack and Pat Varley, Butch, Matt and Al. The guys who took the time to show us all of their way cool cars and garages. And a special thanks to Kieth Cornell and Ken Schmidt of "Rolling Bones" for having us. It was a great time. Really Cool Stuff..