- Mar 19, 2011
Video: Australian man brings SoCal hot-rodding to Oz
Ben Thomas and his Rancho Deluxe Roadster – Click above to watch video after the jump
Australia's obsession with automobiles is as strong as the passion we feel for them here in the states. Bandit Films recently brought us a clip showing one man's love for his Ford Falcon Squire. Now it's produced a new film showing one man's ode to the dry lakes racers from a bygone era in California's automotive history.
Dubbed the Rancho Deluxe Roadster by its owner Ben Thomas, this 1932 Ford Model B is powered by a flathead V8 and just drips with classic hot rod cool. Thomas parks the car at his shop, Rancho Deluxe, which specializes in working on American cars from World War II through the sixties. It's also a place for folks to hang out, have cake and coffee, then talk about cars. Click past the jump to see Ben Thomas talk about his roadster and his passion for cars.