MSRA-Rondex Rodarama 2009

This past weekend marked the annual Manitoba Street Rod Association’s big show, “Rondex Rodarama.”  As usual, the show didn’t disappoint-the East End Arena was stuffed with more great hot rods and specialty cars than you could shake a stick at.  Why you would shake a stick at a car is beyond me, but if that’s what your Rice Crispies tell you to do go for it.  Just stay away from my station wagon.

MSRA - Rondex Rodarama in Transcona

MSRA - Rondex Rodarama in Transcona

1956 Mercury Wagon

This beautiful 1956 Mercury came courtesy of Don Swaffer.  Just a few weeks ago, he also rocked the crowds at World of Wheels with his nifty wood-panelled surf wagon.

1971 Plymouth Road Runner

Dean Markusa brought another car that had been seen at World of Wheels.  The only difference between his 1971 Plymouth Road Runner and the 1956 Mercury (besides everything) is that Chip Foose signed the Plymouth Road Runner’s trunklid.  

1954 Pontiac sedan delivery

With the recent news of Pontiac’s demise, it would be downright insensitive not to put at least one arrowhead-badged car on today’s post.  First up, Piston Ring’s 1954 Pontiac Sedan Delivery…  

1978 Pontiac Trans-Am

And second, Gerald Huhtala’s all-original 1978 Pontiac Trans-Am.  

Lucky Devils Car Club

The Lucky Devils Car Club was out in force this year, in the exact same spot as last year’s display.  What was different was the sheer number of cars-at least five rides made an appearance this year, compared to last year’s three.  Then again, this is the club that has thirteen cars between three members.  

Lucky Devils Car Club

The Lucky Devils even brought toys for smaller boys to the show.  These pedal cars date from 1915 to 1966.

Brent Hoitink's "Bare it All" ChevyBrent Hoitink displayed his “Bare It All” 1950 Chevy coupe for the first time since finishing construction this past winter.  And yes, that’s the sight of ground-down metal all over the car.  He didn’t paint his last hot rod, either.

Travis Cool's T-BucketMiraculously, Travis Cool managed to get his crazy 70’s T-bucket to the show.  I say “Miraculously,” because Travis got nailed by one of Winnipeg’s own sh**ty drivers less than a week before the show.  See that fender on the left?  Yeah, it was recently a mangled and twisted piece of scrap metal.  

A&W Root Bear

It’s not a car show until the A&W Root Bear shows up (ba-dump, ba-dump….)  

Doctor's Coupe hot rod Model T

Finally, we have two beautiful T-buckets.  The top is a brand-new, just built Model T “Doctor’s Coupe” style hot rod, while the bottom is Hot Rod Liz’ own machine.  This purple beast will be going its 12th annual Lipstick Tour this summer.

Liz Kitzul's purple T-bucket

 That’s it for today, but click here, here, here, and here for last month’s World of Wheels coverage.  And if that’s not enough check out the Facebook group by clicking here.  It’s a great chance to meet fellow gearheads, talk shop, and post pictures of your own bitchin’ ride.


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