The purpose of this Blog

This blog is to detail my 46 years (1973 - 2019) with a 1928 Chevrolet tourer, affectionately called "The Red Chev".

The acquisition, restoration, improvements and my experiences over the years are covered in as much detail as I can remember.

Some of the later postings include car club outings and other vintage car items that I hope will be of interest to people.

If you have the time, scroll back to where it all began in 1973 and follow the journey so far.

Thanks for dropping by.

Regards Ray Dean

See my new section "The Red Chev - Repairs, Improvements, Maintenance and Technical Details" located on the left hand side of the screen.


Monday, March 31, 2014

Chev Speedster (Any body heard of a Gow Job) from the 30's

Found this on Ebay

Listed as a 28 Chev , but apart from a 28 engine the rest of the car looks early 20's. I have never heard of  a Gow Job, so if anyone has any information would love to hear from you.

The posting reads as follows (with great pictures by the way)

This is registered as a 1928 Chevy Speedster, its a Pre Hot Rod, called a Gow Job, 35 hp engine, 3 speed, runs and drives great, even in the snow. This is your opportunity to own a piece of Hot Rod history, there is history, lore, and tall tales of Gow Jobs that explain the obscure origin of the term ‘hot rod’.  These cars were built with parts back in the 1930's for weekend racing, check out the American Hot Rod Foundation web site to learn more about these race cars and their origin. 

Vintage Cars (Part 14) Mainly Chevs

Classic Cars (Part 15)