One sweet hot rod

Published September 25, 2003 / by Steve Berentson

David “Ed” Duarte of Anacortes spent about five years building this hot rod out of a 1930 Ford Model A body and chassis he bought in South Dakota. Ed said he fabricated many of the parts. The hot rod features Ford spindles, Dodge rotors and rear end, Chevy calipers and a Chevy 305 with tri-power. Like many car buffs I’ve met, Ed reports that he misses working on “the project.” The car’s paint job is flat black primer for now, but Ed’s in no hurry to change that. He’s just happy to cruise the streets and highways of Skagit County in his sweet Roadster.

About Steve Berentson
A fourth generation Skagit County native who was moved kicking and screaming from this island community in 1960. I finally reclaimed an Anacortes address in 1980, and I have been in constant celebration of my return since that time. Many of us who call Anacortes home love Fidalgo Island for its natural assets: among them are rugged beaches, pristine lakes, thousands of acres of forestland and some awesome views of the Skagit Valley and surrounding islands. Another element of my love affair with this community is its people, both natives and immigrants. They will “star” in many of my journal entries.

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