Out of the blue…

Sonny Hess’ ’40 Ford sedan. Such a cool car.

The last few weeks have been busy, with work, Thanksgiving and being distracted by the ’54. Last night, after a 4 1/2 hour drive, I got checked in to my hotel and sat back to relax. Out of the blue, I got cool e-mail from Sonny Hess. He reminded me of a conversation that he and I had about a ’40 sedan that he had owned. It had old paint on it that had been rubbed through and had peeled from some sun baking, but it sat just right and looked like a blast to drive.

UPDATE:

I sent an e-mail to Sonny, asking him whatever became of the ’40 sedan. He replied that he had an opportunity to trade for a ’32 roadster, which was on his list of cars that he wanted to own.

Sonny's roadster, with the top up.

Sonny’s roadster, with the top up.

And with the top down

And with the top down

Sonny says that he’s on the hunt for another ’40, too!

Thanks, Sonny, for giving me a shout! Always fun to take trips down memory lane. Hopefully, on one of the trips that I make up through your neck of the woods, I can swing by and catch up with you again!

Bret Chrismer
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Hauling Home the F100

Checking to see if there was any water in the oil.

Checking to see if there was any water in the oil.

While it will NOT be a featured vehicle on this site, since it is post ’48, this past weekend, Doug and I made a run up to St Charles, so we could haul home my ’54 F100. The truck has been sitting in Dad’s basement since I went off to college, in the fall of 1984.

Getting ready to load on the trailer.

Getting ready to load on the trailer.

Quite a big difference from the old 15x10 wheels that used to be on back.

Quite a big difference from the old 15×10 wheels that used to be on back.

Loaded up and ready to move to SWMO.

Loaded up and ready to move to SWMO.

While in St Charles, and just over the hill, we decided to “Trick or Treat” with a Halloween visit to Dick Carroll’s house. While the Hershey bars were tasty, the garage visit was the real treat! It’s ALWAYS cool to see what he’s got going on in his garage.

A shot over Dickie's '29 Roadster

A shot over Dickie’s ’29 Roadster

The "Coupie", one of my favorite '32 5 window coupes

The “Coupie”, one of my favorite ’32 5 window coupes

The '29 Phaeton.  This things gonna be cool!

The ’29 Phaeton. This things gonna be cool!

The "Confusion" '34 Ford roadster.

The “Confusion” ’34 Ford roadster.

And the '38 Convertible.

And the ’38 Convertible.

I’m sure that I will be quite distracted, this winter, messing with the ’54 and trying to get it back on the road, the ’40 Stake truck and coupe will get to make several trips back and forth between Doug’s shop, so I can work on it. It’s not gonna show up on the site anymore, unless it’s visible in a background shot of my garage.

Bret
Bret@StreetRodder.Net

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The FUN is in the RUN!!!