CAL-RODS FEATURED CAR FOR JUNE 2015
By Doug Bithell
OWNER: LEONARD KNIGHT
YEAR: 1929 MAKE & MODEL: FORD ROADSTER
COLOR: BLACK WITH REDDISH ORANGE & WHITE PIN-STRIPING
UPHOLSTERY: BLACK LEATHER
ENGINE: 1967 440 DODGE TRANS: 727 AUTOMATIC
REAR END: FORD 9” WHEELS: ORIGINAL AMERICANS
June’s featured car is the very different looking 1929 Roaster of Leonard Knight. Leonard keeps on coming up with the good looking & different. The low mounted body, the 33 Packard grill, the 24 Studebaker axle & the cross flow Chrysler 300 intake manifold of this car gives it a very sinister look, an appearance people are not used to seeing. With its deep black paint job & sharp stroked pin-striping this car just says, “Bad___”. I asked Leonard, why this car? He replied “No reason, needed a car & I liked this one”.
He bought the car from a Mopar guy in the Bakersfield area & has had it for about a year. He claims that with those dual Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetors he gets 60 miles on the 10 gallons of gas the tank holds. Leonard has taken the car to Redding, the O.C. Cruising for a Cure, La Verne Cool Cruise & other local shows. You know I never asked him how many pit stops he made going to Redding. I'm sure he drove it because he said he broke a front spring coming back.
Another good addition to the Cal-Rods list of fine cars, Leonard.