That’s No Volkswagen…

During one my early morning visits to Bonneville I was making my way across the expanse of the pit area in my car when I spotted a strange looking shape in the corner of my eye. From a distance it looked like a pretty wild VolksRod so I drove towards it to get a better look.

As I got a little closer, I realized it was not based on a Volkswagen at all, but instead on a 1940 Ford Tudor Sedan. Up close the car was much larger than a VW Beetle of course, but the rear end with its fenders removed bore a striking resemblance to an early VW – split rear window and all.

From the front it looks much less like a Volkswagen, but then again it doesn’t look a whole lot like a Ford either.  You can see the front axle sits well forward of its original position.

The interior is equipped with all sorts of modern safety features, such as that big pad in the middle of the steering wheel. Not sure if there are side impact airbags or not.

I’ve got some more rat rod features from Bonneville coming up shortly, but I thought this would be a nice little appetizer before the main course.

I’ve also included a pair of desktop wallpapers below for your enjoyment.

-Mike


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9 comments
oldmanhotrodz
oldmanhotrodz

@G2theJizzay real cool mate the salt flaties are one of a kind

HeathvanderWaerden
HeathvanderWaerden

Oh man that paint is so damn sexy! Love it haha, wonder if it was competitive? lol

Baube
Baube

the steering wheel reminds me the ones found in bumper cars

 

David
David

I'm digging how he stuck the wing on there. I think it fits that rat rod pretty well!

racecarshots
racecarshots

Haha, the wig is new this year.  Have pics of it from last year, doesn't have that.  Crazy car.

Brent
Brent

Would be perfect without the wing on the back!

Mike Garrett
Mike Garrett

@David I wasn't sure what to think when I first saw it, but I do think it adds to the jalopy/circle track vibe.


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