Jim’s Blog: Hot Rods on the Streets of Reno

Yesterday morning’s car show outside our hotel caught us by surprise. Today, we were ready for it.

We walked about a mile up the Reno strip this morning, which was lined with cars on both sides. Again, everything from vintage hot rods to restored American muscle was well-represented, as well as some oddball entries, like a handful of vintage fire trucks and a Ford Falcon that had been shortened and narrowed into a highboy roadster.

By far my favorite of the day was a ’32 Ford Roadster in black with a red leather interior. It was powered by a Corvette-sourced mechanically injected small-block Chevy and an automatic transmission. It just screamed custom vintage cool. People swarmed all over it, taking pictures and all sizing each other up, each thinking the guy next to him might be the owner. Of course, he was nowhere to be found.

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