There is a chap in Minneapolis, Minnesota in the USA who specializes in selling rare and classic vehicles. Since a young student John Snell has been dealing in motorised art.
If it’s beautiful, or ugly in a beautiful kind of a way and if it makes a noise, which indicates there’s life under the engine hood then John will help you sell it (or buy it) depending in which class of crazy you happen to qualify for. He has a website of some really interesting vehicles at Sunset Classics, so check it out.
He recently was involved in the sale of this outstanding vehicle – a 1936 Fiat Topolino Street Custom/Hot Rod. How these guys get all the equipment into a standard body shell beats me, but they do and sometimes the end product is just amazing.
You’ll see on the back of this red hot rod it’s called “mad mouse”. You can find out why in another article – Fiat 500 Topolino -.
I’ve listed some of the bits and pieces these engineering superdudes crammed into the tiny Topolino.
350 cubic inch, 300 HP Engine
Mallory Electronic Ignition
Ceramic Coated Headers
350 HD Automatic Transmission with Cooler
B & M Shifter
Polished Edelbrock 4 Barrel Carb Intake & Valve Covers
Custom Engineered, Fully Boxed Frame
Pearl White Flames Over Viper Red, PPG Delton Paint
Aldan Adjustable Coil Over Shocks
Rear Leaf Springs
102 Inch Wheelbase
Weld Prostar Wheels
Chrome Steering Column with Tilt Wheel!
Flaming River Steering Box
Posi-traction Rear End with 356 Gears
10 Gallon Fuel Cell
Aluminum Radiator with Electric Fan
Custom JAZ Racing Bucket Seats
5 Point Quick Release Racing Harnesses
Panasonic Stereo with 10 Disc CD Changer, Remote and Subwoofer
The Westrand Car Show is a Classic Car Show. TO QUALIFY FOR ENTRANCE TO A COMPETITIVE CLASS, VEHICLES MUST HAVE BEEN BUILT OR REGISTERED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 1999 OR EARLIER. Only the first 180 QUALIFYING vehicles will receive a commemorative medallion. Any newer vehicle is welcome to be entered as a “non-competitive vehicle” and to be placed on show just because of “the spirit of motoring” and the desire to share the joy that your wheels bring you, with all of the rest of us. See the list of classes below and the entrance form. Remember its a fun day, so don’t take it too seriously.
Non-Competitive vehicles may enter at the gate on the day.
The Westrand Car Show is an alcohol-free event and any person found to have in their possession or to be consuming alcohol will not be admitted and/or will be asked to leave the premises of Dr. Havinga School.
Die Westrand Car Show is ‘n klassieke motorskou. OM TE KWALIFISEER VIR TOEGANG TOT ‘N KOMPETERENDE KLAS, MOET VOERTUIE VIR DIE EERSTE KEER IN 1999 OF VROEËR GEBOU OF GEREGISTREER WORD. Slegs die eerste 180 KWALIFISERENDE voertuie sal ‘n gedenkmedalje ontvang. Enige nuwer voertuig is welkom om as ‘n “nie-mededingende voertuig” ingeskryf te word, en dit net te danke aan” die gees van motor” en die begeerte om die vreugde wat u wiele vir u bring, saam met ons almal te deel. Kyk na die lys van klasse hieronder en die ingangsvorm. Onthou, dis ‘n pret dag moenie dit te ernstig opneem.
Nie-mededingende voertuie mag op die dag by die hek inteken.
Die Westrand Car Show is ‘n alkoholvrye gebeurtenis, en enige persoon wat bevind is dat hy in besit is en/of alkohol inneem, sal nie toegelaat word nie en/of gevra sal word om die perseel van die Dr. Havinga skool te verlaat.Competition Classes Enter Your Vehicle