30th Annual Forty Ford Day
La Palma Park
Anaheim, California
June 24, ‘07
Story & photographs by Roger Rohrdanz



  On the morning of June 24, over 120 Forty Fords started gathering at La Palma Park in Anaheim, CA. Along with the Forties, all pre-’68 makes and models are welcome. The total car count was near 300. The Forties Limited car club of Orange County did a great job as the host club. They guided the hot rods into position with Forties on one side of the park and the rest of the cars on the other side. Goody bags given to the first 250 participants and they included an event T-shirt. Forties Limited supports Children’s Hospital of Orange County and donates money from the 50/50, the Bake Sale and Barbeque. The Forties came from as far away as San Jose, CA, San Diego, CA, and Oregon. An exhibit of 15-20 Whizzer motorbikes was interesting. Amoung them was a tandem model, according to Ron Houk it was made in Luxemburg. He also pointed out the canvas covered trailer it pulled.

Some of the award winners included; (I was given only first names)

Presidents Trophy, Dale- Laguna Niguel, CA – ’40 Pickup
Peoples Choice, Will & Cindy- Stillwater, OK – ’40 Ford Tudor
Best Open, Larry- Lake Forest, CA – ’40 Convertible
Best Sedan, Dan & Ginney- Fountain Valley, CA – ’40 Sedan
Best Non-’40 Coupe, Guy & Esther- Lemon Grove, CA – ’36 Ford Coupe


Dale Hadfield of Laguna Niguel, CA. carries home the “Presidents Trophy” in his ’40 Ford Pickup.




This ’40 Ford Convertible is an amazing piece of work. It belongs to Michael Denis of Mission Viejo, CA.




– The Forties side of the park




The non-Forties side of the park.


Scenes of the whole event.




The “Best Coupe” award went to Jim & Barbara Daleo’s very clean ’40 Ford Coupe from La Verne, CA.


Nice nostalgic ’41 Ford Pickup work truck. It belongs to Dan Debin.


A very nice restored ‘40 Ford 2 door Sedan belonging to Glenn & Ginny Dunham of Redlands, CA.


A very clean ’40 Ford Convertible and it belongs to Jerry Hoffman.


Among this exhibit of 15-20 Whizzer motorbikes was this tandem model, according to Ron Houk it was made in Luxemburg. He also pointed out the canvas covered trailer it pulled.


The first Whizzer motorbike was built in 1936. This is a 1936 model.




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