Our Friend Jess

Lindsey Fisher of Rod Authority wrote a really nice article on our friend Jessica MacKichan. Jess and her father John came to the Hot Rod Hill Climb last year with the Speedway Motors sponsored Hot Rod First-Aid tent, providing supplies like oil, shop rags, carb jets, etc for the participating Hot Rods.

Read the article about Jess here

Jess in her 1933 5w Coupe at the 2013 Hot Rod Hill Climb

John is bringing his 1931 Model A Roadster, it will have a Model B 4-banger engine with a Cragar head, and Halibrand quick change rear end this year.

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LA Roadster Show

We are off to the LA Roadster Show for the 50th Anniversary, learn more here.

 

Look for us in the Swap Area Friday and Saturday, come by and meet us and check out all the photos from 1953 and 1954! We will have the 60th Coupe on display and some new shirts!!

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Event Poster!

Our 2014 Event Poster is now done!

The feature is Cal Kennedy and Don Scroggs 1934 Chevy Roadster, T-33

To get the word out, we are offering 2013 and 2014 Event Posters for $17   …..SHIPPED!  (in the Continental US)

Buy your collector 60th Anniversary set now!

 

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Support! Chrome Insurance

We have a brand new supporter this year, Paul Leuenberger and Chris Larson with American National Property and Casualty Collector Car Insurance

Chrome Insurance

1.  No age restrictions on cars–All make’s and model’s qualify
2.  No driving restrictions–drive the car when and where you want
3.  No mileage restrictions
4.  Project insurance coverage
5.  Agreed Value
6.  10% car club discount

CALL them TODAY & Thank them for supporting the Hot Rod Hill Climb!

Paul Leuenberger                        303-619-9891       North
Chris Larson                                 719-276-0211        South

Learn more at Chromeinsurance.com or Anpac.com

 

Support! Blast-Tech

At Nick’s Garage, we have been taking parts to Gary for years, motorcycle and car frames, motors, sheet metal, even the old heat registers from my house!

We are pleased to have his support, please let him know you do to!

 

Blast-Tech, Inc. is a paint and rust removal company that specializes in automotive paint and rust removal.

Their process uses the latest technology in plastic media blasting to remove paint and primer along with soda blasting for the more exotic aluminum-bodied cars and parts.

For rust removal we use a fine blended sand mixture, designed to be more automotive sheet-metal friendly, and not the regular coarse sand normally used by sandblasters.

 

Call Gary TODAY and turn that rust bucket into fresh metal!

3775 S Kalamath St Englewood, CO 80110   •   (303) 806-9992   •   Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm; Saturday by app’t   •   www.blasttechdenver.com/

 

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New Jersey Represents!

We met Jim in 2013 at ‘The Race of Gentlemen” on the sands of the WildWoods!

Well, he’s coming to Colorado in September!

What is he bringing?

Hot Rod Details
1927 Ford Model T on a narrowed model a chassis
Hand built body
Model a banger dual carb aluminum Thomas head
Side drive magneto
Rear mounted water tank
Single seat

New Jersey Jim

New Jersey Jim

 

 

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1934 Ford Raced 1941 Lands End Hill Climb

Brothers Jim and Kent are bringing the recreation of their dads 1934 Hill Climb Car.  The original car was raced at Lands End Hill Climb, south of Grand Junction, Colorado,  in 1941 by their 26 year old dad. He competed against Louis Unser finishing 7th overall. The 1941 course had 212 turns over 14.5 miles, a 5,000 foot elevation gain to 10,300 feet. The race was AAA Sanctioned and had over 12,500 spectators.

The replica was hand built in 1982 by the original driver, Bob Baughman at 67 years old!

The car has a 1946 Mercury flathead backed by a 39 3 speed trans and a 4.11 ratio 1934 banjo out back.

We are thrilled they are coming to celebrate the 60th Anniversary with us!

Read more about the early years at Lands End here

 

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Valve Cover Races – Rules

The Colorado Springs Rod and Custom Car Club is hosting a Valve Cover race following the feature Hot Rod Hill Climb Saturday September 13th, 2014.

 

1. Racer dimensions are

  • Max Length    30”
  • Max Width    10”
  • Max Height    10”
  • Max Weight    10 lbs
  • Max Wheel Diam    6″

2. No Engine, propulsion or moving weights. Gravity is your friend

3. There must be a total of four wheels, either inside or outside of the valve cover

4. There must be a non metallic wheel surface contacting the track

 

 

 

Find out more about the Colorado Springs Rod and Custom Car Club here

Road TRIP!

Mike and Emily Panos made the trip to Georgetown, Colorado (1 hour west of Denver) from Lawrence, Kansas in 34C, their 1934 Chevy Pick-Up.

They were lucky enough to get rain both ways along I-70, however they agreed, “the time of our life”.

Take a ride with them up the Hot Rod Hill Climb course!