The potent Ford comes from the Smeding catalog and offers 427 inches producing 460 hp and
The Shadow Rods PPG Sonic Blue painted body (outfitted with a C. Cook Enterprises hood and grille shell and filled with an Alumicraft grille insert) is loaded with plenty of Dynamat to quiet and cool the occupants, Rod Tops top and window curtains (the truck is equipped with Steele Rubber Products weatherstripping), Wise Guys seating in conjunction with Time Machines Unlimited interior, and Flaming River steering column and wheel. The Vintage Air heat/cool system, Custom Autosound stereo, Auto Meter gauges along with the Greening Automotive lighting are coupled via Painless Performance wiring. Keeping the paint and brightwork shining and looking like new falls to California Car Covers latest new product Golden Shine car care products. (Of course, the real challenge will be teaching Road Tour chauffeur Jerry Dixey how to use a polish rag!)
Visually one of the focal points on this year's ride is the pickup bed. The bed wood comes by way of Bed Wood and Parts, add to this a very nifty rack, cargo locking system from Mac's Custom Tie-Downs, and custom gear bags. Cotati built the good-looking "floating" platform that sits above the bed (Bed Wood and Parts) and between the wooden sides, which holds the oversized gear bag made by Francis Minaglia.
The steering column and wheel come by way of Flaming River. Auto Meter gauges and the Vint
The interior is loaded with street rod delights, like a Time Machines Unlimited interior and the Wise Guys fully adjustable, heated bucket seats. The dash is fitted with Auto Meter gauges, Vintage Air heat/cooling ducts and their respective control knobs, suspended from the dash is a Flaming River steering column and wheel. Other rodding components include the Lokar Lakester Series throttle and pedal pads, shifter, and one very important item you can't see but surely can hear-the Custom Autosound Secret Stereo.
When you read this article, Dixey will have driven the '10 Road Tour roadster pickup nearly 15,000 miles well on his way to 20,000-plus miles for the summer. That's pretty incredible when you think of it-a street rod driven upwards of 25,000 miles in one summer from coast to coast. How many of us have driven our street rods 25,000 miles, regardless of the number of summers, and thrown in nearly faultless performance? I dare say precious few. The Road Tour proves you can have a good-looking, well-performing street rod using nothing more than what's available.
The Wheel Vintiques cream-colored artillery wheels with caps and rings are wrapped with Co
The Wheel Vintiques black powdercoated rims with red centers with "V8" caps sans rings and
The Wheel Vintiques OE black steelies roll with spider caps all surrounded by the always-p
Custom Autosound provides the cool tunes via a hidden stereo that's remote controlled, whi
Auto Meter supplied the traditional-style gauges (pictured from right to left) is the oil