This custom built 1931 Ford Model A Woody Wagon was previously owned by Mary Tyler Moore and part of her collection. The dashboard is autographed by her as well. This Ford was customized with an all handmade wood body that seats 8-10 people. It was originally built for use at the Lake George tourist area in upstate NY. It is powered by a Buick V-6 engine and has an automatic transmission. It has independent front suspension and a Chevrolet rear end with leaf spring rear suspension with air shocks. The exterior is a two-tone black/green with a brown interior and leather bucket seats. The title is in Mary Tyler's Moore name. **TITLED AS A 1984 FORD**
The Pick of the Day is a 1930 Model A restored as a police ‘paddy wagon’ that seems accurate for the era
Founded in 1973, Rootlieb Manufacturing produces metal hoods and other panels for the collector car restoration industry. The Pick of the Day is a 1928 Ford Model A Rootlieb Speedster.
Once again, the Hagerty crew has created a drivable automobile in just 100 hours and sourced completely from the piles of used parts at the Hershey Swap Meet.
The idea of Hagerty’s Swap to Street Challenge sprouted from a simple concept often heard at the Hershey Swap Meet, that you could build an entire car from the used parts.
‘I’m a Ramblin’ Wreck from Georgia Tech and a hell of an engineer…”
Often a popular car to turn into a classic hot rod, the 1930 Ford Model A was created to help Ford maintain a strong presence in the market during a time when other cars began to be more affordable and practical.
“Dry lake” means something different in Southern California than it does in the rest of the world. Speed-obsessed hot rodders since the late 1940s have viewed the flat, dusty expanses of prehistoric lake beds as perfect places to go fast.
The Monterey Peninsula isn’t the only place the automobile and its role in American life is being celebrated this weekend. In the Detroit area, it’s Woodward Dream Cruise weekend.