Over the weekend, the Northern California Reliability Run brought close to two dozen rods and customs on a day trip to Mount Diablo State Park in the East Bay. The flathead-powered roadsters were out in full force; from left to right we have Mike Buegeleisen’s maroon ’32, Rick Hall’s black Deuce and Dave McIntyre’s A-V8.
Like many great hot rods, Mike Buegeleisen’s Deuce spent part of its life in a barn prior to returning to the streets of Northern California. The full-fendered roadster runs a 255cid flathead with Eddie Meyer heads and intake. Scroll down to learn more about the late Doug King’s ’27 T roadster.
San Jose-area hot rodder Frank Schonig built this Ardun-powered ’27 T roadster decades ago and eventually sold it to Doug King. Highlights include an independently-sprung quickchange rear and an array of early circle track components. Doug’s son Brian drove the car on this weekend’s run.
No shortage of fun in this group, as witnessed by Houston Percival’s new name for his nicely patina’d ’30 Model A sedan. Houston also had his Model A Victoria out on Sunday’s run. That’s Craig Owens’ chopped Model A visible just behind the sedan.
Recognize this pair? We shot Brandon Flaner’s tail-dragging ’36 alongside two other prewar Fords on a trip to the Sacramento Autorama for TRJ #75, while Darryl Hollenbeck’s AMBR-winning ’32 appeared on the subscriber cover of issue #69.
Traffic jam views from inside the Hollenbeck roadster. Note Police Special speedometer and original Andy’s waterslide decal on the windshield.