At first glance the black and white photos of Gary Lang’s ’36 Ford roadster and Cam Grant’s Deuce highboy look as if they could have been taken sometime back in the 1950s. These photos, however, were taken in 1991 at the GoodGuys event in Puyallup, Washington. I had ventured there with Joe Kress on assignment for American Rodder. We were immediately drawn to this pair of roadsters that had ventured down from Canada. At the time Gary and Cam were partners in Past Tech, a company that made the Du Vall style windshields that both roadsters are equipped with. Both of the British Columbia-based roadsters utilized smallblock Chevy engines and were fitted with wide whitewall bias-plys.
As I remember, the weekend at Puyallup had its fair share of rain. But both these roadsters seemed to look good with the rain beading on the sheetmetal and we found an old train yard that seemed to serve as the perfect location.
The attention to detail of these cars was evidenced throughout, but that was to be expected. I remember the first time I came across Cam Grant’s name was in an old issue of Street Rod magazine from the early-‘70s. Cam’s Model A roadster was featured complete with a detailed cutaway illustration. The article stated that Cam had built the entire fiberglass body from dozens of molds that he had made himself. Impressive, these guys not only made their own ‘glass bodies, but manufactured their own windshields as well.—Steve Coonan