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Street Rods In Town For Big Competition

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(Sacramento, CA)
Friday, October 5, 2012

It's called the "Golden State Street Rod Nationals" and it's at Cal Expo. Tom Wilkerson drove his custom car here all the way from Kansas City.

"It's an old '47 flat-head motor in a '32 Ford Roadster."

More than 1,600 specialty cars will be entered into various contests. They're all pre-1981 vehicles renovated on the outside with flashy paint and shiny chrome...and modified on the inside…
"They're putting a brand new motor in 'em, they're putting a brand new up-to-date transmission..."
The cars range in value from $10,000 to $100,000. But Wilkerson says the love of restoring old cars is about more than that...
"When I work in the garage, I know in my heart that I'm going to be driving for days on end for every hour I put in on that car. That's my time away from the fax machine and the phones."
The street rods are on display at Cal Expo now through Sunday afternoon.
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