Poster Child |

Poster Child

All over town you will see posters for the upcoming Roamin Angels “Cruisin’ the Pines” Car Show that have an ice blue ’34 Ford roadster on it. It is very appropriate for it to be there because Chuck Fletcher bought it at the same car show last year. He first saw it at the car show the year before and liked it. But then he was looking for a ’32 Ford, the proverbial Deuce. Last year, though, he gave up on finding a decent Deuce for a decent price and bought the ’34. He has not regretted that decision. After all, it was a great car and wife Doreen liked the color. And that’s important. The job of making it a rod had been done right, with a TCI frame with a Ford nine-inch rear end and front disc brakes. The removable Bop Top gives cover if it rains, but Chuck and Doreen never drive it in wet weather so they never use it. The 350 CID Chevy engine mated to a 350 Turbo auto trans has more than enough power to cruise on down the highway. There were a few problems, though. The first was easily solved. The trunk was filled with a fuel cell, which he replaced with a ’34 Ford gas tank. The second one was also easy, a sound system. Chuck installed a Sirius radio. The last one was not so easy. Chuck is a dyed-in-the-wool Ford guy. That means the Chevy engine is a problem. Although this reporter cannot divulge his source, there is a rumor that the Bow Tie (Chevy) will be replaced with a FoMoCo (Ford) in the future. If you want to see this roadster in person, go to the car show on September 6th & 7th at the Fairgrounds. The poster child will be in the main building.

For more information about the Roamin Angels Car Club, go to, call 432-8449 or write to Roamin Angels, PO Box 1616, Grass Valley, CA 95945

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