Mark Fords “MF/MF” Model A at Austin Speed Shop

Austin Speed Shop is doing its fair part to bring some automotive shenanigans to a city with a history of ambivalence toward hot rodding. It doesn’t hurt that Jesse James of West Coast Choppers fame is now involved. Among the sweet rods that roll out of the their South Lamar shop is this ridiculous Model A.

Mark Fords “MF/MF” Model A at Austin Speed Shop.

via Mark Fords “MF/MF” Model A at Austin Speed Shop.

'50 Ford at the Pig Stand

One thing about Friday nights at the Pig Stand, you can be guaranteed to see some real rods. For instance, check out this hot little ’50 Ford done up in the old-skool way. These real rods are great because there are no $20,000 paint jobs to worry about, they don’t cost a fortune, the owners have a little more creative license, and they turn just as many heads. So what if they don’t get a cover on Hot Rod! That’s what Real Wheels is for.

This is ’50 sports a cool suede blueish-gray paint scheme and classy whitewalls and dog-dish hubcaps. We are unsure as to what motorvation it contains, but it looks groovy. Mexican blankets serve as seatcovers and a few well-chosen kitschy decals give it a little more personality. The body appears to be completely stock including all original chrome pieces save the missing emblem on the trunk.

If we were to guess the old Ford’s name, we’d say Cyclops in deference to the bullet nose-turned-giant eyeball in the center of the grill. Note the numeral 6 in the pupil, which we guess (in our limited knowledge of pre-’60s iron) means the car rolled off the line in Dearborn with an inline six.

If this is your car, holler at us and get your props.