Early December morning in San Dimas. The California drought seems far away. It pours outside the hotel door. The bed feels warm and the dawn is grey. But none of these matters. Because we were about to look for what cannot be found. For the treasure at end of the rainbow. For the Find, The Steal or anything on our list that can please our restless searching for parts and inspiration.
Pomona. This Amazing Swap meet is relaxed in December. The heat and stress from August are all gone. The California Winter is a like a Nordic Summer. Rain and Sun alternates while the temperature hovers around15-20degC.So we felt at ease, rose to the occation and drove down to the open space of ethernal oppertunaties.
And we got Lucky. Let me try to tell you how.
Bare sheet metal Buick -38 custom. I rain. I piece of art. Not a weld seem to much.
Carina on her restless move to something amazing.
What it is? No use asking me, neither the owner because he had the same question.
What I Think? I love it.
The mysterious object front
Nice rear end, same mystery.
Pick you piece. An Oldsmobile 1938 beyond repair.
Hard to resist. An old 2 cylinder boxer lawn mower. Luckely Carina was out of cash.
Not there yet, but a first sign. We were closing up. The end of the Rainbow was near.
If you haven't been looking for a -49 Oldsmobile bench seat you might not know what I mean, but imagen that you've been searching eBay for half a year continuosly with limited success. Then you'll know…
Nirvana. The (current) ultimate goal. A 1949 Oldsmobile Rocket 88 bench seat.
Yes, the rain stopped.
Leaving the gates of heaven with a smile and a light burden.
It was time to go home. It was time to face cold hard Nordic rain again.
To endure darkness, survive Christmas and look forward to next race season at
Bonneville Speed Week 2020 and pray for a hard dry surface of salt.