Oh, so you thought the battle of the 1955 Chevys the other day was a tough barn burner, but those shoe boxes have nothing on these two truly iconic hot rods. That’s right, we’re placing the 1932 Ford of John Milner into the death match ring with the famous Pete Chapouris built 1934 Ford known as the California Kid. Holy smokes, this ought to the interesting. But first, as we do each day, let’s review yesterday’s match up!
[box_dark]It was Broson VS Norris, Ford VS Dodge, truck VS truck and the winner….
The 1968 Ford F100 of Charles Bronson DEFEATS The 1982 Dodge Ramcharger of Chuck Norris
BRONSON DEFEATS NORRIS…STOP THE PRESSES…IS THE APOCALYPSE AFOOT?[/box_dark]
Ok, so here’s the deal. We’re pitting two of the most iconic movie/tv hot rods of all time against one another. John Milner’s foe, Bob Falfa went down in another public, flaming defeat the other day so the American Graffiti crowd may circle the wagons around the yellow deuce coupe known as the “fastest car in the valley”. With a small block Chevy, chrome reverse wheels, a roof chop, bobbed fenders, and all the comic rightness in the universe around it, Milner’s car is pretty boss. The car is not without faults, though as Milner admitted to Toad nearing the end of the movie that he was losing to Falfa’s 1955 Chevy at the point that Bob put ‘er in the weeds. The car is pretty heroic and there isn’t a BS reader who hasn’t hunched over, hung his arm out the window on a warm night, and channeled the spirit of John Milner in the evening air.
The flamed, lettered, and Martin Sheen driven 1934 Ford known as the California Kid sits in this corner. Power comes from a 302 Ford backed with an FMX transmission. Like the ’32, this ’34 was involved in a climactic race which resulted in its foe being damaged beyond repair. The good news for the ’34 is that it helped end the reign of a true villain in the form of the evil sheriff who killed speeders by pushing them off the road into a canyon. The ’34 sounds boss hoss in the film clip below and seems to have more attitude than Milner’s car, but that’s up for you to decide. Both of these hot rods were the scourge of the local PD. Of course in the case of the ’34, the local PD was also staffed with a cold blooded killer in a massive old Plymouth. The stakes were pretty high in the clip below when the hot rod spat in the eye of evil and sent him off a cliff!
NOW IT IS TIME FOR YOU TO DECIDE! VOTE BY COMMENTING BELOW! IS IT THE 1932 FORD OF JOHN MILNER OR THE 1934 FORD OF CALIFORNIA KID FAME? WHO LIVES AND WHO GOES TO THE HOT ROD BONEYARD IN THE SKY? YOU TELL US!