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So-Cal Speed Shops Open House 2008

By Mike Harrington, Photography by Mike Harrington

The LA Roadster Show was gearing up this June weekend and So-Cal Speed Shops held its annual open house. Hot Rodders of all types, makes, models, engines and displacements clogged the local Pomona city streets on their way to So-Cal. Free In-N-Out Burgers and tons of American iron to gawk at. What's not to love about that?

My neighbor, who lives on the other side of the block, came over in his trusty rusty Rat Rod and we were on our way. Open headers were belching and bellowing as we made the four-mile trip to So-Cal. If the distance were any further, I might need to see a proctologist after rough-riding in the Rat Rod.

I love bare bones hot rods and custom-type lead sleds. My first sled was a '59 Buick with a 364 Nailhead, and it did have lead in the body, because I put it there. One of these days, I'll get around to building my 1920 Dodge touring body. I already have the touring body of course, I traded a '27T roadster body for it. And I have the all-important 331 Chrysler Hemi, as well as a few other miscellaneous parts. But that's a story for another day and a project for another year. Enough of me yakking, dig the photos, man!

By Mike Harrington
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