Link to all Photos, click on “View Slideshow” for best visual experience.
The New Kid on the Block
This was the first car and truck show hosted by United Pacific Industries. This company specializes in many interesting products for semi trucks, classic cars and now reproduction ’32 Ford steel bodies. The most wanted and sought after Ford is hands down, the 1932 Ford. Designed by E.T. Gregorie under the watchful eye of Edsel Ford, this year body style has the best proportions and styling for custom or traditional hot rods. United Pacific even has licensing from Ford to reproduce the body along with replacement steel panels. They invested in the tooling to get the proper fit and finish expected from an auto manufacturer.
Their dark blue finished example was built by famous car builder, Roy Brizio. The fresh steel body was chopped a few inches and placed on deuce rails for the period correct look. The coupe is powered by an Edelbrock small-block Ford crate engine boasting 438 HP wearing Classic Series engine accessories. The whole project came out sweet!
Semi trucks? Yep. United Pacific distributes many accessories and more importantly, LED lighting for these full size heavyweights. The changing and evolving automotive aftermarket is expanding with the LED applications which is also trickling down into motorcycles. You may have noticed some of these on cruiser bikes and Harleys while out on the freeways or local events.
United Pacific prides itself with the integration of the old school blue dots into LED tail lights. The new design incorporates a special circuit board that emits the proper bluish color to the diodes where your dot would be centered on the light. Installation for these is simple with wiring to the original harness connector. Slick.
This event probably would have been a little better attended without the dark clouds that eventually opened up on the crowd after we left thankfully. Getting stuck in the rain at a swap meet or car show blows. Rain in July? It sure did. The event had a few local vendors, food trucks, live music and raffle prizes. The show was in the parking lot of the brand new commercial building.
The Sultans Car Club of Long Beach helped organize the event and they had some great cars out in the lot along with a mixture of mostly muscle cars, customs and a few pickups. Overall, a pretty neat local show with the addition of the big rigs. We hope to see more ’32 Fords next time.