1932 Ford Roadster
The main reason I went to the Pop's Cruise-In Car Show in Wadsworth a couple of weeks ago was to see a car being exhibited by some friends of mine: a 1932 Ford roadster street rod.
The car belongs to Richard Canestraro Sr., who did the original build. Here he is with his son Joe at the show.
When Richard bought the car back in 1959, it was nothing but a collection of parts in boxes. The build took about two years to finish, with the help of a friend. The fenders are fiberglass, but the rest is the original 1932 steel body, and the car's overall look stays pretty close to its roots.
It was originally blue and yellow, but was repainted into this eye-popping Chrysler red eight or nine years ago. The fancy rims are a more recent addition.
The interior features a really nice wood dash, and the automatic's shifter is cleverly disguised to look like the original three-on-the-floor.
To my mind, at least, the upholstery is what really makes this car.
I am happy to report that the roadster went home with the Sponsor's Pick trophy, an honor it richly deserves.
--Cookie the Dog's Owner