We are daydreaming of the summer months that lay ahead so that we can get out on the road. With winter’s hold still strong on most of the country, we will have to get by with photos of road trips past. Last week we announced our “Road Trip Photo Contest” and we were blown away by the response. With over 200 submissions, choosing a winner was a hard task that we were happy to leave in your hands! The photo with the most “likes,” and the winner of the FREE one-year subscription to The Rodder’s Journal, was Lars Mapstead with a photo of his ’40 Lincoln Zephyr.
There were so many fantastic entries and we appreciate your enthusiasm with the contest. Here are some photos that deserve another look. We hope you enjoy and please take part in future contests!
Road Trip Photo Contest winner submitted by Lars Mapstead of Aptos, California. “1940 Lincoln Zephyr road trip to the Monterey Shoot the Loop Reliability Run.”
The “Leg Show” T was featured on the cover of Rod & Custom in 1971, and has to be one of the most radical hot rods to be driven across the country. Owner, Danny Eichstedt of Downey, California, was a member of the Early Times Car Club. John at TBucketPlans.com submitted the photo.
Bill Greener. “This shot is from my first trip to Bonneville last August. We started the day before from Tucson and this was on the last leg of our trip from Salt Lake City to Wendover. It had been overcast most of the day, but as we neared the salt flats the sun broke through. This was my first view of the salt flats and It was like making a trip to Mecca! My friends were in front of me in their ’40 Ford coupe, and I was driving my ’32 five-window.”
Barry Klassen. “One of my favorite road trip photos, but not of me. I wasn’t even born yet. Jim McGowan drove his roadster from Vancouver, British Columbia to New York for the Worlds Fair with his wife in 1954. Over 3000 miles each way. Unheard of in those days.”
Chris and Nancy Nicholes. “1935 Ford roadster Ute unique to Australia. Pictured at the Ford dealer in Tumut New South Wales, Australia late ’30s.”
Scott Strickland. “Lucky Bastard’s Reliability Run 2012. I had the honor of riding shotgun in Timmy Elwess’s Flathead powered hot-rod truck for the 150 or so mile run through the east bay hills and up to the 3,849 foot summit of Mt Diablo State Park. There were at least 20 pre war hot-rods, trucks and cars on this great event!”
Jo Kerr. “Took the old girl on an amazing road trip from Indiana to the Jalopy Showdown in Pennsylvania. Got to visit the AMA Museum, Williams Grove Speedway, Eastern Museum of Motor Racing, and take a lap around the dirt track at the Latimore County Fairgrounds.
This picture shows us homebound passing through one of the Pennsylvania mountains. Over 1,100 miles roundtrip, all with amazing weather!”
Dan Benck. “A shot of my flathead powered ’36 Ford coupe rolling home to St. Louis, Missouri from the Lone Star Round Up in Austin, Texas last year. Nearly 2,000 trouble free miles in an Early Ford V8!”
Kevin Olsen. “Going west after the NSRA nats in 1973. I’m the kid ridding with a young Dave Simard while my mother and father are in the red model A. Picture by Donald Olson.”
Lars Friborg. “Palle Johansen (Jack Stewart Ford), Tim Kirkegaard, Tore Fogh and myself on the way to the A Bombers meet in 2013.”
Ron and Lois Beard. “Coming home to Eugene, Oregon from Kool April Nights in Redding, California. No heater or windshield wipers.”
Click here to visit our Facebook page and view the complete album of road trip photos. We hope to see you on the road soon!