Ernie Bottenfield

I bought this car the 4th of July weekend of 1970. Having had other projects before, I had always wanted a 1932 five-window. I was in the process of doing a ‘33 three-window but the five-window was more complete. I completed the project shortly before joining the ColoRODans in 1974. The car was powered with a 283 Chev with a four carburetor manifold and a four speed. It was lots of fun but I wanted more.  About two seasons later I put in a 327. That was okay, but not nearly enough! A couple more seasons and I put in a blown350.   At that point the whole car needed a total rebuild. I tore it apart and and was in the process of that rebuild when I got involved in other activities and the coupe was put on the back burner.

Time goes very quickly when you get a few years behind you and it becomes very easy to let a project just sit. It was always in the back of my mind to continue on and finish the car and I finally made the commitment about three years ago.  I’ve been working on this commitment ever since.


          This time around it will be a “Resto Rod“. It will be flathead powered with a modified old Ford driveline (top loader Ford trans with a Jeep top stick conversion, torque tube drive line with a V8 quick change rear.) Body and paint work is done but chassis still has to be completed and the interior upholstered. My plan is to have it out summer 2015.


Parts & Pieces


I have been involved in street rodding since before it was called street rodding. I have always wanted a car from in the 50’s.  My first car was a ‘34 Plymouth coupe at the ripe old age of 17. I still have as much desire to be a part of the car world now as I did at that age! I have totally enjoyed being in the hobby of street rodding and I have met many, many very good people over the last 50+ years.


I hope to make it many more years. I feel by being a part of the street rod family my life has been richer than it would have been had I not been in the "Street Rod Fraternity". Thanks to all street rodders for all of the support and good times. I hope I can give back as much as I have taken.



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We had a great outing at the Colorado National Speedway on the 13th of August, 2022. Here is the video of our group doing some parade laps.

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You are a part of the Collector Car hobby, and we need your help. The Collector Car Council of Colorado (CCCC) wishes to increase its effectiveness and influence at the Colorado Legislature. One of the best ways to do this is to make campaign contributions to candidates supporting the important issues to car hobbyists.
The CCCC created a Political Action Commitee (PAC) that will collect money from Clubs, Suppliers, Collectors, and Individuals like yourself who wish to increase the visibility and clout of the car hobby at the State Capitol. This commitee is nonpartisan, and contributions will only be made to candidates that are favorable to our hobby. This is a way you can do your part to protect the car hobby in our State.

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The Club participates in several family-friendly events each year — including many that also give back to various organizations within our community, state and some that extend beyond Colorado's borders. Once a year, the ColoRODans host a special annual event, The ColoRODan’s RodFest.  2020 will be our 50th Annual Rod Fest! 



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