Once a year for 22 years guys have come together to sport their Woodrow’s. This year is no exception and on Saturday, May 14 for the 23rd year LA Wood 2011 will rock and roll from 9am – 4pm at Ports o’ Call Village in San Pedro, California.
This might be the largest collection of “Woodies”- classically restored wooden cars in the west. Using wood to build cars was not an unusual thing, European coachbuilders used wood, the famous Morgans from England were made from wood and during the second world war steel was needed for the war effort and domestic car makers used wood to mass-produce station wagons. By the late fifty’s and early sixties there were plenty of cheap poorly maintained wooden wagons that became very popular with the surfer crowd. They were perfect to haul longboards up and down the west coast searching for the best waves! Today these classic rides are being restored to factory specs and beauty by a few very talented craftsmen and enthusiasts. LA Wood is a great place to bring the family, enjoy live surfer music, eat great food, and admire classic historical cars.
Here are some images from previous shows, and don’t forget to mark May 14th on your calander