Hot Rod Magazine "This Ultra-Rare Essex Terraplane Stands Out in a Crowd" May 2020

VicTor ZVicTor Z Posts: 689Senior Contributor
Great Looking Essex Terraplane "Hot Rod". 


  • 5433HET5433HET Posts: 73Expert Adviser
    Not a "33 Essex Terraplane at all, going by the sole original part the instrument cluster, it's a 1935!
    How ironic this article brags about the Terraplanes features,specs  and outstanding records it made back when it was new,plus telling how rare they are,and then show this generic rod that in no way resembles the car it started life as, either mechanically or style wise....Go figure! 

  • RichardDRichardD Posts: 670Member
    edited March 11
    Edit: I commented w/photos a day after original post but after reading subsequent comments other folks can judge by finding the photos themselves ! 


  • GeoffGeoff Posts: 3,761Senior Contributor
    So if it's "Ultra-rare" why make a mockery of it?  Sorry, but  these guys rile me a bit. 
  • GrimGreaserGrimGreaser Posts: 810Senior Contributor
    Personally, I seek the not-Fords and not-Chevys anymore at the car shows...
  • ken1962ken1962 Posts: 257Member
    Geoff, its only rare because it isn't a bog standard chev/ford hot rod variation you see hundreds of at car shows and become boring after awhile... Just thinking of the last car show I attended... Oh its a 350 chev motor and you did blah... Next car oh its a 350 chev and you did blah blah. I think they did a good job and happy they love it... Its only rare in the same vain as finding a rolls Royce hotrod or bugatti... Cheers ken 
  • GeoffGeoff Posts: 3,761Senior Contributor
    I'm just being a Curmudgeon really!   To me it's like going and shooting a  white Rhino because its' rare.  Hot rods are like Hip-Hop - should never have been invented!
  • Old Fogey UKOld Fogey UK Posts: 215Expert Adviser
    At the risk of being a Curmudgeon, I'm with you Geoff ;)
  • ken1962ken1962 Posts: 257Member
    Ha ha... It really comes down to drinking scotch... Some like it straight, others with a little water and some like to ruin a single malt with Coke.... But if you pay for the drink who cares... Cheers ken
  • VicTor ZVicTor Z Posts: 689Senior Contributor
    I'll Drink to That Ken! 
  • 54coupe54coupe Posts: 289Member
    If I had to choose between a 34 Ford and a 34-5 Terraplane , on looks alone, I would choose the Terraplane every time, and twice on Sunday. It is simply a better looking car. I can't blame them for their choice, it's simply good taste.
  • MikeSheridanMikeSheridan Posts: 91Member
    I don't see a single part on there that looks like it is an unmodified Hudson part. I don't really understand why hotrodders cling to the name of a car company when they do something like this. Yuck.
  • syddthekiddsyddthekidd Posts: 229Expert Adviser
    Should say was ultra rare, now just another street rod.
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