Sema: The hot rods

The term “Hot Rod” means many things to many people. To me today, for the sake of this post, mean roughly ’30s to ’40s cars and trucks modified in an appealing manner.

Side note: I do not know much about these old things. I can usually identify a Ford but that’s about it. Please comment with what a particular make and model is if you know it!

Silver Sedan: (Ford?)

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Tradition flamed convertible: (Ford?)

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This thing had many trick design features, note the pop-up headlight in the hood! (Ford?)

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The E-stop Ford pickup.

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Bagged ’33 Ford 2 door.

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’33 Ford 2 Door coupe:

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Another Ford Coupe:

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Welderup Vegas had a bucnh of wicked Rods out front. This is “Quit your bitchin.”

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The famous Welderup smoke machine, packing turbo-diesel power.

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Here’s a link to the afore-mentioned burnout: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVOFWcXffs0

Welderup turbo diesel number dos.

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Clean black and red sedan.

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Guess what powered this little number?

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A 2.3L Ecoboost 4 Cylinder!

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Accuair fat fendered (Ford?)

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This picture of this black and red sedan convertible is terrible but the car was immaculate!

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You don’t see many convertible pickups!

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This rust colored rod had a ton of cool touches!

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The T-bucket roadster is a staple of the hot rod scene and this one had a;; the right mods!

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Fenders work on this copper colored beauty!

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Would you trust Honest Charley?

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This Edelbrock equipped truck was immaculate!

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Sema Action Network Ford Highboy.

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Clean blue and cream Ford Highboy.

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The Brookland Special.

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I loved the chunky tires on this T-bucket.

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As I said, help me identify these!

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Been a long time coming: SEMA 2014

I’ve been out of this site for a long time, but I’m planning to get back into it again. I went to the Sema show and it was an  increbile fulfillment of a childhood dream. I will be back! Here are some highlights of the show.

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