Featured Member of the Week: Watson9510

Please tell us a little bit about yourself.

My name is Randy Watson. I build and drive street rods. I’ve been working on and building cars about as long as I can remember.

How did you first get interested in this hobby/passion?

I’ve always loved hot rods. My dad worked on cars some and I had cousins that were always building some kind of street rods or muscle cars. They were my biggest influences.

What Rides do you currently own?

Right now I have a ’34 Ford Pick Up that I built during winter and early spring of 2011. It’s a Club Cab which gives a lot more room and comfort. I built the truck from the frame up in 4 months. I had a show I was trying to finish it in time to go to. It was also our wedding truck for July 30th, 2011. I’m also working on a ’38 Chevy 2dr Sedan and a ’68 Volkswagon Bug.

What do you like most about your Cool Rides?

I really like my ’34 pick up. It’s different with the extended cab and very comfortable to drive and ride in.

What is the best memory you have with your favorite ride?

I’d have to say that with the pick up being our wedding truck makes it very special. Even after I sell it, that memory will always be with us.

What was the first car you ever owned?

My first car was a ’68 Mercury Cougar. I bought it when I was 14. It was not in very good shape, but it was my 1st car.

What is/was the BEST car ever made?

That’s a hard question. There were many great cars. I guess my favorite though would have to be a ’34 Ford 3 window coupe.

What is/was the WORST car ever made?

Cadillac Cimarron

How did you first hear about the Cool Rides Online website?

My wife found the website and told me about it.

Is there anything else you’d like the Cool Rides Online members to know about you?

I’m very passionate about my rides and my work. I drive my cars, not haul them. A true Cool Ride should be driven and enjoyed!! My cars I build completely myself. For the ’34 pick up, I built the frame, engine, all the welding and extra fabbing, all the paint work and even the interior.

How do you store your ride(s) during infrequent use, and what maintenance tips can you provide for readers?

When not in use I store my 34 truck in a separate bay in my garage. When maintaining your cool ride, always use quality products, and remember to make sure oil is changed by time not mileage due to the fact cool rides are not always driven a lot.