A parking lot is a parking lot—unless it’s the Summit Racing parking lot. On any given day or time, the lot outside a Summit Racing store can turn into an impromptu mini car show, depending on who’s stopped by the store. On Wednesday, we often share a notable parking lot find—another benefit of being powered by Summit Racing Equipment.
Manufactured from 1927-31, the Ford Model A was the successor to the legendary Model T.
The Model A sold more than 2 million examples and was an integral part of the FoMoCo’s growth as the Model T’s popularity began to fade. Ford offered several different body types for the Model A, including a Tudor sedan, a Business Coupe, Roadster, and pickup truck.
We were happy to see this particular Model A thunder into the Summit Racing parking lot in Tallmadge, OH last fall.
The owner was eager to talk about it, and assured us that it gets plenty of asphalt under its tires.
With it’s gleaming orange paint, custom wheels, and small block Chevy V8 under the hood, we’re more inclined to refer to this customized Model A as a hot rod than a Tudor.
But whatever you call it, don’t call it a ‘Deuce.
To the untrained eye, the Model As look pretty darn similar to the the Model B (a.k.a. Model 18/Model 40 or “Deuce”) produced from 1932 to 1934, but they are very, very different automobiles.
Without getting into the technical nitty-gritty, we’ll say that the frames and wheelbase were different, the engine options were different (the 1932 Model 18 introduced the Ford Flathead), and the bodies were different. Another key change was the relocation of the gas tank from the front cowl to the rear.
Model A ≠ Deuce
So, now you know—cue the heartwarming music.