I have owned my 1930 Ford Model “A” Coupe Hot Rod, aka the “Little Yellow Car”, since 2001. The car was built by two brothers in their garage in San Bernardino, CA during the 90’s. It’s a classic American hotrod with its aggressive stance, chopped top (3” rear; 2” front) and channeled, smoothed and filled all steel body. It is painted a bright Dupont yellow with red pin-striping and Mr. Horsepower images, and has shaved doors and trunk and a sunroof.

Powered by a 454 “30 over” cu. in. balanced and blueprinted Chevy big block with a polished BDS 671 blower, two Holley 750 double pumper carbs and a nitrous oxide injection system. The engine has polished custom Hooker headers and 4” side pipes. With an Art Carr Turbo 400 tranny and a ratchet shifter and a chrome Ford “9” rear end. Aldean coil-over rear shocks and a 4 bar rear link suspension. Power brakes and windows, and a custom interior by Ron Mangus. A flush dash with classic Sun gauges, tach and a roll bar. It rides on Boyd’s billet wheels with Mohave Touring AS 185/70R4 tires up front and Hoosier 31×16 50R15T Pro Street tires on the rear.

During the 22 years I have owned it has been serviced from time to time by Ramjet Speed Shop and Hot Rods by Dean. It has won several awards at local car shows including the “Awesome A” Award” at a Goodguys Rod & Custom car show. In addition, it was featured in promotions and was an award winner in the recent Desert Diamond Casino Classic Car Show produced by Nancy Perry.

As you might suspect, my “Little Yellow Car” is a fun hotrod to drive and take to valley car shows – it’s a real head-turner and always attracts a lot of attention.

– Dave Wallace

Photos by

Rod Loveless