Cruisin' Grand Ave.

September 21 was supposed to be "Customer Appreciation Night". We had sent out invitations to customers and invited them to come down and show off their cars in return for some Dalton's BBQ. Then, the whole week prior the weather gurus at the local news outlets started warning of an impending storm that was to hit Friday. The "Storm of the Year" they said. So, with the idea that Cruise Night on the 21st would be called on account of rain, we called all of the folks we had invited and told them that "Customer Appreciation" night would be rescheduled, and we cancelled the Dalton's BBQ.

So, of course, it turned out to be a beautiful, rain-free evening! A pox on weather forcasters everywhere!

Nevertheless, a few brave souls did show in the face rain predictions.

1956 Ford F-100

One of those who braved the chance of rain was Even Chang. He showed up in the '56 F-100 we built for him.

Click the link to see more of Evan Changs 1956 Ford F-100.

Evan Chang and his friend Doria.

Evan Chang and his friend Doria.

1932 Ford Roadster

Chick Koszis' 1932 Ford Roadster "Bare Bones" is a true road warrior that has logged over 50k miles since we built it. It has been driven coast to coast and up in Canada and back. Chick has blog you can go to and read about some of his road trips and see photos he's taken along the way. We knew it would take more than a threat of rain to keep him away. Click here to see more of Chicks 1932 Ford Roadster.

1932 Ford Roadster 1932 Ford Roadster

1932 Ford Roadster

1956 Ford Victoria

When Lance Patterson restored this 56 Ford Victoria, he let us do the paint and body work. We're glad he showed up to show it off.

1956 Ford Victoria 1956 Ford Victoria

1956 Ford Victoria

1931 Ford Sedan.

This jet-black '31 Ford belongs to Bruce Snyder. It's been a couple of years since we finished work on it, but it's still looking good.

1931 Ford Sedan.

Thanks for braving the threat of rain guys!

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