A Look into Hot Rods
Jack Look of Nobleton Ontario, has been a “Hot Rodder” since the first time he saw someone remove fenders from a ‘32 Ford and put open exhaust on a V8 flathead motor. Jack is from the “old school”, he bolts together old parts and builds unique vehicles as a hobby like the old days, no modern technology here! Well, the Flathead motor turned into a hairstyle and out went that motor and in went a Chevy small block V8 and there you have it, “Lookie” the Hot Rod man. “Hot Rods can have anything on them you want them to be” he says, “It shows the personality of the owner through their car, nothing is “incorrect”. Jack says he likes the “fendered” look of a’30s car and that’s why he chose to leave them on his 1932 Ford Roadster nicknamed
“The Honeymoon Roadster”.
This is the same car he and his wife Marion drove to California some 52 years ago on their, you guessed it, “Honeymoon“. They still own this car today after all these years and gets driven regularly during the summer to events and shows all over Ontario. One of the highlights of this car for Jack and Marion was when they once again drove the California trip on their 40th anniversary. There was a show held in Pomona with over 4000 participants. They were thrilled to receive the prestigious “Memory Lane Award” due to the great story attached to the car. Something special to myself as well, is the fact I’ve known Jack and his car my whole life as a friend of my family. I used to get taken on joy rides in Hot Rods with Jack when I was a kid and what a thrill. Today it still continues as just this week, my 8 year old son Nicholas also had a thrill and went for a ride with Jack in this ’32 roadster. My son calls him “His best grown up friend”. We should all know someone like Jack. J.
Written by Perry Mason