Valley Cruisers – Pahrump, NV, May 24-2014

Here are a few of the “new and unusual faces” that showed up for the Memorial Day weekend 2014 Valley Cruisers Show.  This event had a nice variety of traditional street rods, customs, antiques, sports and muscle cars, and more than a sprinkling of rat rods of various sizes.   My personal favorite was

the “Subie-Ghia”, a VW Karmann Ghia fitted with a 200 HP Subaru flat-four water-cooled engine.  The interior, body work, and paint appeared flawless, including  the engine compartment.   Another unusual creation was a VW beetle body, minus the front fenders, sitting on a front engine tube chassis with a 5 liter Mercedes V8 for power.  The owner built his own plenum style intake manifold topped with 3 two barrel carbs.  This car had a number of unique features, including a specially constructed independent front suspension, rear mounted radiator, suicide doors, and a chopped top.

Also catching my eye was a custom tow rig hauling 3 beautifully resto-mod’ed Mopar products.  The builder took a ’49 Dodge truck cab and fitted it to a ’98 Freightliner chassis.   The attached 3-car trailer also appeared to be a custom creation with matching paint scheme.  All very nicely done.

Here is Part-1.  Be sure to also see Part-2 with another 76 images.

Be sure to also see Part-2 with another 76 images.