World War Two Memorial – Too Many Stars

World War Two MemorialWorld War Two Memorial

The Washington DC area has plenty of memorials and monuments but for me, the World War Two Memorial is most striking.  Daily you see elderly men and women coming to pay their respects for their friends and comrades.  It is quite touching to see these people coming to honor others.  They truly are part of the greatest generation.World War Two Memorial States

We take a detour from the general automotive theme of this blog to honor all those who fought in conflicts, to allow us to live in freedom.

Too many starsWorld War Two Memorial Stars

On the back wall of the memorial is a sea of gold stars.  Each star represents 100 Americans who died during World War Two.  There are four thousand and forty-eight stars for the 405,399 casualties from the war.

World War Two Memorial Explanation of Stars

Thank you all !

Triple Nickel via the Grand National Roadster Show

Triple Nickel Driver's SideWhen you go to a roadster show, you expect to see roadsters. At the Grand National Roadster Show you’re going to see LOTS of roadsters. In fact eighteen roadsters were vying for the title of America’s Most Beautiful Roadster (AMBR). The winner came out of Bobby Alloway’s shop, but we also saw this 32 Ford and so did our friends at Hot Rod. They are featuring the Triple Nickel in the July 2015 issue of Hot Rod magazine.

AMBR Award

Now to be eligible for the roadster award you have to meet these requirements

  • The car must be a roadster (no hardtop),
  • have no windows in the doors,
  • younger than 1937
  • and not been entered into any previous public show.

And while the judges selected another car with an unconventional “top” last year, I don’t think they wanted to buck “tradition” twice in a row, so by displaying the car at the Pomona Fairgrounds with the stainless steel top attached, the owner might have lost a little interest.

Triple Nickel

But there is no denying the look and stance of this car is killer. And those wheels! Those are actual cast magnesium wheels that were then CNC’d to the final design to mimic the old Hallibrand looks. When is the last time you saw actual magnesium wheels on a new car? Yeah, I though so….Triple Nickel Magnesium Wheel

So enjoy our look at this Hot Rod featured car.