Moncton '32 3-window Giveaway
From Dakota Digital
The folks of the Greater Northern Moncton Street Rods organization are a friendly, giving bunch. I suppose this could be said for most Canadians; we have a stereotypical view of Canadians being exceedingly kind. However, up north or not, one cannot argue with a tremendous four-day show put on by a completely volunteer crew that tops it all off with handing over the keys to a turn-key street rod!
The host club of the Atlantic Nationals Automotive Extravaganza takes no profit from their show, quite the contrary; the proceeds go toward all sorts of terrific causes around the area. In the past 10 years, the show has raised more than $680,000! To steal a line straight from the Nationals’ website, “For four days, close to 2,000 cars and thousands of spectators will turn the city of Moncton into a hot rod and classic car paradise. Top it off with North America's largest prize pool, some very cool special guests, and the renowned Maritime hospitality and you've got a Canadian Hot Rod Mardi Gras that gearheads should have on their bucket list.”
In the past, the Nationals has given away an incredible amount of prizes, including partially built, ‘finish your way’ giveaway cars. For 2011, the ante was upped and a fully finished, turn-key ’32 Ford 3-window was the grand prize. The Sikkens-painted Deuce sports a GM 350 crate engine, a Vintage Air AC system, steering column from our friends at ididit, Inc., and a sound system from Clarion all placed on a Fatman chassis and rolling on Billet Specialties hoops wrapped in Bridgestone rubber.
With nothing more than a rendering by Eric Brockmeyer and a Rod Action body, the crew at Untamed Rod & Custom went to work assembling and tweaking the car. The Rod Action body includes headlights, grille insert, the hood and gas tank, so everything fits together like it should. Another cool feature is the one-piece firewall, body and floor, and the wooden substructure making this one stout ’32. Round the inside of the Deuce you’ll find a Glide seat stitched in supple leather by the wife of Bill Doherty, the show chairman! Ya see what I mean about the entire operation being on a volunteer basis? In addition to the aforementioned ididit column, you’ll find a set of Dakota Digital’s new VHX-1013 universal analog instrument system. Arranged in a timeless triple-round layout with a large center gauge flanked by two smaller units, the VHX system fits the theme of the giveaway car perfectly.
If you find yourself way up north in New Brunswick, Canada in mid July, make sure you check out the 12th annual Atlantic Nationals. You might be driving home in something a whole lot cooler than you showed up in.