≡ Menu

Noted In Passing: At the Elks Annual Chico Car Show

Me: My Lord, man, what is that?
He: International Harvester flatbed dragster.
Me: Where do you park it?
He: On my farm about 20 miles out of town.
Me: What’s it like to own that beast?
He: It’s like eighty dollars in gas to get here.

Comments on this entry are closed.

  • Dirk April 20, 2022, 9:43 AM

    Nice ride, all our friends are into street rods, we’ve got a 61 Ford Unibody pick up,,Rat Rod. Built 289, slap stick, transmission, lowered. Haven’t driven it in along time, just like all the other toys in the toy garage.

    Anyway that guys rigs a nice ride!

    • Klaus April 20, 2022, 12:38 PM

      Hey Dirk I also have a 61 F100 unibody longbed still original configuration. 292 Y block 3speed on the column dealer ordered Dana posi rear with 373s in Caribbean Turquoise. It’s kinda my daily driver now if I need to leave the homestead that is.

      • Dirk April 20, 2022, 2:54 PM

        Klaus, very nice. I have power steering and front discs to add, just haven’t. Anyways bitchen tucks!

      • ed in upstate ny April 20, 2022, 4:50 PM

        Wait! Klaus, a unibody in ’61?? Who knew!

        • gwbnyc April 20, 2022, 8:53 PM

          and earlier, IIRC.

        • Dirk April 21, 2022, 1:45 PM

          Ford Unibody 1961 thru 64?

          • Klaus April 23, 2022, 5:11 AM


        • Klaus April 23, 2022, 12:36 PM

          Unibody meaning cab and bed are one and not separated. It’s still a frame chassis though.

  • gwbnyc April 20, 2022, 12:30 PM

    …I said PINTO!

    • Vanderleun April 20, 2022, 1:00 PM

      So classic it is starting to look cool.

    • Gordon Scott April 20, 2022, 2:06 PM

      I bought a well used Pinto that was not this pretty back in, oh, about 1990 for $300, for the stepdaughter to drive. It served her well until one snowy night when she gently rolled it into the center ditch on US 10. Then I had it towed to the house, and it sat in the front yard with the roof in a V-shape. A few months later I sold it for $300. It still started and ran just fine.

    • Terry April 20, 2022, 6:37 PM

      A friend and co-worker had one of those Ford Pinto’s. He was always looking at the rear view mirror when driving in traffic. Those cars were referred to as a “Ford microwave” back then. Get rear-ended and the fuel tank exploded in a great ball of fire.

      • Gordon Scott April 20, 2022, 8:51 PM

        Now if you had the Pinto with the Firestone 500 tread-shedding tires, you had a real beast!

      • gwbnyc April 20, 2022, 9:05 PM

        one version had a completely glass hatchback that was cool looking.

        the pinto and vega were ford and GM’s answer to each other as america’s reason to buy a foreign compact.

        …I was there. Fifty-two years ago.

  • ghostsniper April 20, 2022, 2:13 PM

    I’d like to see more of that truck.

  • ThisIsNotNutella April 20, 2022, 5:29 PM

    Got the makings of a Technical, but they’ll hear it coming.

  • Christian April 20, 2022, 8:25 PM

    One must suffer for one’s art.