with the next generation of Rodders
The Rod and Wheelers clubs “Getting Involved” initiative is designed to identify and encourage the next generation of rodders. The Rod and Wheelers club members are committed to handing down their passion and desire that drives our love for the hot rodding hobby. Hot rodding is generational. The passion for craftsmanship, creativity and personalization is often passed down from fathers and grandfathers. It’s the challenge and pride that comes from creating and building something that is shared with each generation. It becomes a social endeavor where you share and enjoy the hobby with friends and family. This is why Getting Involved with the next generation is important for the future of hot rodding.
Many Rod and Wheelers club members are Getting Involved with sons and daughters, grand kids, youth groups and high school auto shops for example. This web page will highlight the club members Getting Involved experiences.
A great example of how Getting Involved is helping support our future rodders:
The Discovery Bay Chapter of the Rod and Wheelers and the Discovery Bay Lions Club are Getting Involved to support future rodders in our hobby. Purchased with funds from the Lions Club car show, the late Jeff Moore and his wife Linda presented an emissions tester to the Liberty High School auto shop. The Rod and Wheelers club thanks the Lions Club and everyone who contributed for all they are doing to support our next generation. The group shown in the photo below represent the next generation of hot rodders. Our hobby is in good hands.
Father and Son Project
Rod and Wheelers club members Dave and Scott Rail took on a father and son project to create a cool looking Model A rat rod. They started with a field find 1929 Model A two door sedan body. It had the typical rust, bullet holes and weeds growing out of the gas tank. They chopped it 5 inches, channeled it 7 inches over the custom fabricated frame which is Z'd front and rear. The 16 inch wheels are from a 1935 Ford. The running gear starts with a Buick nail head hooked up to a turbo 400 and a Ford 9 inch rear end. The paint job was done with 40 rattle cans of sage green paint with remarkable results. A manufactured patina gives the sedan that "lived in" look. This project turned out to be one of the coolest hot rods ever. The thing we are most proud of is how Dave shared his passion about street rodding with his son Scott and passed down his knowledge of building hot rods to a younger generation of street rodder.
Scouts, Ice Cream and Hot Rods
The Rod and Wheelers club and a local Scout group got together to experience the world of hot rods. The Scouts supplied the ice cream and the club provided the hot rods. They had an opportunity to meet with the car owners, check out the hot rods, ask questions and together we all had a great time.