40s NorCal Hot Rod Photos part 3

40s NORCAL RACE TRACK PHOTOS

Ed Jensen’s Collection shows an series of unique Custom Car and Hot Rod photos from the ’40’s Nor-Cal scene in his collection. This is part 3¬†of the series on Ed’s Hot Rod photos.

 
Some time ago we did an article about¬†photo’s from the Max Ferris ’36 Ford, perhaps better known as the Vern Simons¬†Harry Westergard built Ford.¬†This article was a part in the¬†series of articles on the¬†Ed Jensen’s Photo Collection. What we did not know at the time we did the article, was that Ed Jensen actually owned this car at the time those photos were taken. In fact, Ed owned the Harry Westergard built 1936 Ford Roadster¬†for quite a while. It was Tim Cunha, who informed us about the fact Ed own the car, it was also Tim who pointed out, that in some other¬†photo’s in this collection, we could see Ed¬†himself in the picture as well. Until then, we had not shown most of those photos, since we were unable to identify the people in the picture. But now we know that the owner of the collection, Ed Jenson is in them its time to share them here on the CCC.

[box_light]The photos in this article come from the Ed Jensons Collection. They were shared by Tim Cunha and scanned by Curtis Leipold. More amazing photos from the Ed Jenson 1940’s photo collection can be seen in the Ed Jenson section.[/box_light]

CCC-ed-jenson-hot-rods-3-08Ed Jenson posing with his 1927 Model T Track Roadster. 
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Most of the photo’s showing Ed were taken at the old Oakland Stadium on East 14th st in San Leandro Cal, where Ed and his friends raced their roadsters. Ed had a 1927 model T Ford Track Roadster, the “Jensen Special“. Several of the photos seen here have been seen in the other articles about Ed’s Collection, but I figured since they belong together, I add theme here again as well. All the photos are taken in the early 1940’s.

Ed was the man who took most of the photo’s in his collection, some were taken by friends, but all where taken with¬†his camera. Ed put all of them in nice photo album, and kept it safe and sound all these years. These¬†great snapshots from the early 1940’s were mostly taken in Sacramento, and surrounding area’s.

CCC-ed-jenson-hot-rods-3-07Ed’s number 88 Roaster was towed to the Race Track.
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CCC-ed-jenson-hot-rods-3-02Close up of Ed’s Roadster The Jenson Special 88 with the tow bar still attached to the roadster.
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CCC-ed-jenson-hot-rods-3-01Great looking Model A Roadster Hot Rod on the streets of Sacramento. 
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CCC-ed-jenson-hot-rods-3-031936 Ford with dual carb intake.
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40s NorCal Hot Rod Photos part 2

40s NORCAL HOT ROD PHOTOS

Ed Jensen’s Collection shows an series of unique Custom Car and Hot Rod photos from the ’40’s Nor-Cal scene in his collection. This is part 2 of the series on Ed’s Hot Rod photos.

 
[dropcap]W[/dropcap]e have been sharing some of the amazing photos of the Ed Jenson Collection in a few other CCC-Articles The link to those can be found in the bar below this writing. Sadly Ed is no longer with us, and he did not provide any information with these photos. So many of these cars are unidentified right now. But perhaps some of our viewers can help us identify these cars and we can add names to the car owners. What we do have is a selection of really great snapshots from the early 1940’s Sacramento, and surrounding Hot Rod scene.

These snapshots give us a really good feeling how it must have been back then, dirt or dirty roads, bare to the bones Hot Rods driving the street and used for the races and on the lakes in the weekend. We hope you will enjoy these 40s NorCal Hot Rod Photos.

[box_light]The photos in this article come from the Ed Jensons Collection. They were shared by Tim Cunha and scanned by Curtis Leipold. More amazing photos from the Ed Jenson 1940’s photo collection can be seen in the Ed Jensons section.[/box_light]

CCC-ed-jenson-hot-rods-11Connie Weidell’s nicely styled Model T roadster with side mounted exhaust and two carburetor stacks protruding thru the hood. Cut down ’32 Ford grille and good looking big and bigger white wall tires. (thank you Harley Peters for identifying it)
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CCC-ed-jenson-hot-rods-20Model A-Roadster with a ’35 Cadillac¬†dash adapted for a much more exclusive look.
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CCC-ed-jenson-hot-rods-14This ’29 Model A-Roadster is probably the same one as the photo above with the ’35 Caddy dash. I guess its the owner who is hiding out behind the two Carb intake.
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CCC-ed-jenson-hot-rods-17’39 Ford Phaeton with winter tires on the back.
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CCC-ed-jenson-hot-rods-16Another Model A Ford Roadster, this time one with the fenders still on. It looks like it was dressed up with some longer chrome plated headlights.
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CCC-ed-jenson-hot-rods-15Model A-Roadster in the works at this small size garage.
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CCC-ed-jenson-hot-rods-13Nice looking ’32 Ford Roadster with chopped windshield, dressed up two carb-ed flathead engine and nice looking ’36 Ford headlights.
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CCC-ed-jenson-hot-rods-25’42 License plate is mounted on this ’32 Ford Roadster with removed front fenders and running boards.
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CCC-ed-jenson-hot-rods-23Apparently the guys from the Sacramento scene also visited the speed shops in So-Cal. The guy in the photo looks like one of the owners of a ’36 Ford Coupe in another Ed Jenson article here on the CCC. The were visiting the Eddie Meyer Sunset Blvd. shop in Hollywood and thought it was special enough to take a snapshot of it.

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CCC-ed-jenson-hot-rods-26Close up of the two carb-ed four banger engine from Model A-5-window coupe we showed in the first article on the Hot Rod photos of ed.
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CCC-ed-jenson-hot-rods-27Two more two Flatheads with stock heads and two carb intakes.

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CCC-ed-jenson-hot-rods-29’29 Model A-Roadster with ’32 Ford grille and frame on the streets of Sacramento.
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CCC-ed-jenson-hot-rods-21’46-47 Cadillac Sedanette with Spotlights added.¬†
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CCC-ed-jenson-hot-rods-22Model T Roadster at the race tracks Getting ready for the race.

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