52 Ford update
Sony Xplod Beach Hop 11 Hauraki Hauler Ford Pick Up Truck Update
Great news! Ron & Sharon from Custom Auto Glass have supplied and fitted new tinted safety glass and rubbers to the truck and done a superb job. Ron is a total professional and takes utmost care with the tricky job of installing glass. The new glass really makes the truck look sharp….
And while Ron was busy at work with the glass, Charlie “Chaz” Allen was busy laying down some KILLER pinstripe lines on the truck. His amazing work has really brought Geno’s flames to life and almost look 3D. Next up Geno will be flow coating the truck with clear and then it’ll be on to the next stage….
You can check out the photos of all the work being done at our website http://www.beachhop.co.nz/
Sony Xplod Beach Hop 11 Ford Thunderbird Update
Colin Willoughby at Compression Technology (COMTECH) has been a friend of Beach Hop for many years – he supplied and installed the rebuilt engine for the Model A Roadster that found a new home at Beach Hop 10. Colin has taken onboard the project of putting the 62 T Bird through the compliance and VIN processes. He’s changing the headlights, installing a high level stop light etc using parts supplied by REPCO. We plan to have both vehicles ready for the summer car show season, so you’ll be able to check out what you might take home on 26th March 2011 at the Sony Xplod Beach Hop 11.
Kiwis on Route 66 Tours
Our team member Noddy Watts is currently back in North America and has made some great contacts to make these tours even better. The Beach Hop has special a relationship with Route 66, as it was in its prime during the 50s & 60s – which is exactly what the Beach Hop is all about. Noddy will take you to Bakersfield (home of hot rod shop Kiwi Konnection), Las Vegas, Mt Rushmore and explore the sights and sounds of Chicago for 3 nights. From there Noddy will take you back to LA along Route 66, which is full of old car wrecking yards, diners, motels and characters – the REAL USA. You’ll visit authentic towns dating back to the 1800’s and stay in a genuine western Motel which the likes of John Wayne and Doris Day have stayed out. And of course no trip to the USA would be complete without a visit to the Grand Canyon!
Once back in LA, Noddy will take you to the world class Peterson Auto Museum, Disneyland, Wally Parks National Hot Rod Association Museum, SO-CAL HQ, Mooneyes Speed Shop which opened over 50 years ago, and many other places. The May/June Tour will conclude at the LA Roadster Show where over 1000 Hot Rod Roadsters will be on show, while the Aug/Sept Tour will conclude at the Route 66 Rendezvous Show in San Bernadino - which is just like the Beach Hop.
The tours cost just $8100 per person twin share for 28 days and includes return flights from Auckland to LA with Air NZ, quality accommodation, late model Ford Mustang convertible, GPS, car insurance, most breakfasts, USA cellphone with credit, tour T shirt and cap plus much more - and of course your personal guide, Noddy Watts.
You can visit http://www.kiwisonroute66.com/ for more details or to book your place on the tours as space is limited. PLEASE NOTE: ANYONE WHO PREVIOUSLY REGISTERED WITH HOUSE OF TRAVEL WILL NEED TO RE-RGEISTER WITH US ASAP.
Last Updated (Tuesday, 25 January 2011 12:51)