Saturday, May 08, 2010

Hot Rod Pizza--look at this vehicle! You'll be so happy that you did. Honest.

Hot Rod Pizza, 14585 SE McLoughlin Blvd., Milwaukie, Oregon. Milwaukie is suburb of Portland. I didn't see the car there, though. It was parked on a street off SE Division, not too far from where Lamont lives. I saw it as I drove by in the Buick, then went around the block to get these photos. I know nothing about the pizza, but I know that I love this car. I also know that I am thrilled that I got the chance to take these photos. Over the driver's side front wheel, "Might be early/won't be late ..."

"Leaves You Happy" sounds quite appropriate, doesn't it, for the words atop the trunk of a vintage Plymouth GTX?

From the Hot Rod Pizza Web site:
First and foremost, we love pizza. Our roots lie in the Midwest where we grew up in the 60’s and where pizza is almost like a religion. Detroit and Chicago, our home towns, have all sorts of styles: thin and crispy New York style, the Classic deep dish Chicago approach, a more doughy Greek pie and Detroit’s own Sicilian method. We’ve had them all many times over as we gathered with our friends to talk about the important issues of the days like baseball, football, hockey and, of course, cars.

You see, eating pizza with friends is a social activity. Sharing a pie in the back of our convertibles was just part of growing up. Think American Graffiti, think Grease. Summer days, music blaring out of our AM Radios or an 8-track. The tune choices were set by the DJs and we could sing them all. Beach Boys, Beatles, Sinatra and whatever the one hit wonder of the week was. Who was Casey Kasem’s number one going to be this week? We’d listen while crusin’, soakin’ in the happy times.

Our dream cars were pure American. Chevys, Fords, Dodges and Plymouths. Camaros, Mustangs, Chargers and Furys. A time when you could understand the world and your cars. A hot rod was a car you could afford and not so complicated under the hood that you needed a lot of fancy tools to work on it. You made a statement with cool wheels, exhausts that roared, paint jobs that stuck out and engines tuned to make it a car that could never be beat. The hits and the cars just kept on coming and the pizza was so good. It was really fun. And at Hot Rod Pizza that’s what we’re about. Having a good time. By creating a fun atmosphere we think you’ll have fun each time you visit Hot Rod Pizza. The music will be rockin’, the cars roarin’ and the pizzas cookin’. Keepin’ it simple, and leaving you happy! Life is good. Enjoy it.

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