Downtown Encinitas was overrun with classic woodies today. Since most were in motion, and since I was out for a road ride, I didn't go out of my way to hunt any down. However, this gem was parked on Coast Hwy:
A classic 1949 (I think) Ford. Probably one of my all-time favorite American cars.
This one looked just about perfect, basking in the late-afternoon sun in a quintessential Southern California beach town. Note the widened rear steelies. Subtle but a nice mod. Let's check out that wood in detail:
Seems to me that every classic woody owner has a collection of surf decals on the back windows. And why not?
Inside we see some mild customization work in the form of modern speakers and door hardware bolted to the door panels. I'll take mine with a hidden stereo and crank widows please.
Front novelty plate references Huntington Beach - aka "Surf City USA".
I would venture to guess that the communities of northern San Diego County have the highest concentration of classic woodies (and VW vans) of anywhere in North America.
Unintended palm reflection shows up in the "Custom" badge photo above. And my replacement Easton EC90 front wheel. I'll happily trade my wheels for these.