Last Friday night in Geelong welcomed the first of hopefully many Meet & Greet car nights in our picturesque little town. I’ve been told by one of the organisers, Pozo who, along with the help of his saintly partner, Mel that it will be a regular event to be held in a different location each time. This’ll keep it fresh and interesting as the scenery changes with the seasonal weather.
Rolling off the production line for the first time in Dearborn, Michigan, the impact the 1932 Ford V8 would create on a subculture known as hot rodding in California would not be fully recognised until decades later as it spawned a billion dollar industry for aftermarket speed parts. Companies such as American hot rod, Outlaw Speed, Fast lane speed shop and So-Cal just to name a few have looked favourably upon the 32 coupe as their bread and butter when it comes to sales of aftermarket parts.
Eighty three years on, there’s probably more 1932 Fords on this globe than were ever originally produced yet every one of them that has received the hot rod treatment is as unique as its owner and can be looked upon as an extension of their personality.