After many long hour nights that turned into mornings there was a sigh of relief on Wednesday, January 23rd when at 2:30 in the morning we rolled our recently completed '29 Ford Woody Roadster in the trailer to head to Pomona. After just 4 short hours of sleep we were on the road in a successful attempt to beat the road closures on the way to southern California.
We unloaded our Pacific Coast Special into the main hall at the 2008 Grand National Roadster show at 9:00 that night. We were all relieved after weeks and months of day to day long hours of work. Four short months ago we decided to take on the task to complete the project for the 2008 show season and after re-doing 95% of all the sheet metal work, we were pressed for time on paint and assembly once January rolled around.
We went to compete for the America's Most Beautiful Roadster honors and after seeing the other cars in competition including the original Ala-Kart, Undisputed, Magnitude, and numerous other cars, we were intimidated but felt we were right in place among the best at the show.
Competing with a low budget and relying on creativity and imagination is not always easy but when the awards ceremony came and we were called for one of the "outstanding" awards in the AMBR class, all those months of hard work paid off. With 14 cars in the AMBR class we are proud to say that we won Outstanding Engine in the class!
We would like to thank all of our sponsors for their help on this project and believing in us. We would also like to thank everyone who helped out on the car throughout the years we've been working on it and making it better with each thing we do to it. With one show under our belt and many more to go with much more driving ahead of us, we hope to see you at a show in the future! Until then, here are some photos from the show: