Slide Show: Cruise Night car of the week Q & A

07/16/2011 5:38 AM |

Bill Armstrong of Hampton Bays owns the News-Review Cruise Night car of the week for July 14. Scroll down to see what he had to say about his 1930 Model A Ford.

Mr. Armstrong was selected as the car of the week owner by previous car of the week owner, Greg Schlachter of Southold.

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1) When did you get the car?
A long, long time ago.

2) What shape was it in?
It was very rough. Basically I had to construct the whole car. Everything you see here.

3) What was the biggest challenge in restoring it?
Just about everything — seriously. It took years. Hot rods are always evolving. They are never done. I couldn’t say what it would look like two years from now. Things change.

4) Did you do the work yourself?
Oh yes. I have a very large shop at my house. I have a man cave. I can do anything automotive there.

5) What’s your favorite thing/feature on the car?
Everything, literally everything on it. You find parts everywhere: junk yards, farm fields and the internet.

6) What was the first car you owned, make and model?
A 1957 gold Chevrolet Bel Air which I got in 1963 and it was the first car I worked on. My parents bought it new and I owned it for about 10 years.

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Bill Armstong of Hampton Bays posed with his 1930 Model A Ford hot rod which has a Chevrolet 383 cubic inch engine,

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