Today while working on our next issue we ran across some photos of the “Ala Kart” that we shot awhile back. We thought you might get a kick out of them. But a little explanation is probably in order.

 

Along with an interesting assortment of hot rods as well as restored early Ford V8s, you'll find half a shoebox woody and on occasion a very large fork-lift in John Mumford's car collection. The following photos are supplied for entertainment purposes only; please don't try this at home.

Along with an interesting assortment of hot rods as well as restored early Ford V8s, you’ll find half a shoebox woody and on occasion a very large fork-lift in John Mumford’s car collection. The following photos are supplied for entertainment purposes only; please don’t try this at home.

 

Our friend John Mumford has a very impressive car collection both in terms of the facility as well as the cars that it contains. In fact, it is a two story building with cars on both levels. What John hasn’t felt the need to invest in, however, is a lift or elevator to get cars from one level to the other. Instead, he has built a wooden pallet-like structure that a car will fit on and then rents the mother-of-all fork-lifts to lift the cars up and down.

We were there the day John was putting the Ala Kart back in its place of honor on the second floor. It is bit of a nerve racking task, but one that John seems to thoroughly enjoy, if for no other reason than it seems to worry his friends to no end. We are happy to report that it all went without incident and that no AMBR winners were harmed in the creation of this email blast.

John Mumford putting the Ala Kart back upstairs

John Mumford's Ala Kart going up...

John Mumford landing the Ala Kart

 

The Ala Kart upstairs

The Ala Kart on skates

The Ala Kart is safe and sound back in its Northern California home after completing a lengthy tour which included stints in both the NHRA Motorsports Museum in Pomona and The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn.

The Ala Kart is safe and sound back in its Northern California home after completing a lengthy tour which included stints in both the NHRA Motorsports Museum in Pomona and The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn.