Wes Collins' 1934 Ford

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Photo from the Ron Brooks collection.
Photo from the Ron Brooks collection.
Wes' Ford at D & B Auto Sales. This photo will be published in The Rodder's Journal 51 in a story by Pat Ganahl where he tells about his efforts trying to uncover the full story of the long lost custom.[1]
The car as it appeared in the souvenir pictorial for the 1950 National Roadster Show.

1934 Ford Roadster owned by Wes Collins, a member of the Road Runners SCTA Car Club and crew member of Vic Edelbrock.[2]. Wes' Ford featured a pair of fender skirts, a custom dashboard and a DuVall Windshield. The stock headlights were replaced by LaSalle units. 1940 Lincoln Zephyr bumpers were added both front and rear. Solid hood sides were fit in stead of the stock units. Wes' Roadster rolled on wide whites with Spinner Hubcaps. [3]

A photo of Mark Skipper's 1934 Ford roadster taken September 18, 2020. Mark is on a mission to recreate the long lost custom. Photo courtesy of Mark Skipper.

January 19-22, 1950, Wes' roadster was exhibited at the first annual National Roadster Show. By then it had been painted white, and it was owned by Al Marx. According to this years souvenir pictorial, Al's car was powered by a 1942 Mercury engine.[4]

Mark Skipper recreates the car

In September of 2020 Mark Skipper of Fresno, California was in the progress of recreating the Wes Collins Custom. Click here to check out Mark's recreation.

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