This 1937 Ford Roadster was spotted at the 2014 Murrieta Father’s Day Car Show and belongs to Shelly Petralia of Murrieta, CA. The burnt orange paint job was probably the best paint job of the show. It’s highlighted with flames running down the sides of the car, and more subtle flames on the hoods and fenders that can only be seen when the light hits them just right.
The flame motif carries on under the hood, too and the same ghost flames can be seen on the fender wells and on the chrome air cleaner sitting atop the 350 CID Ford motor.
While the flames didn’t seem to find their way into the burnt orange paint in the interior, or into the tan upholstery, the chrome “flame-spoked” steering wheel reminds us of just how hot this car is.
The pictures really don’t do the paint job justice. The ghost flames on the fenders actually reflect into the high gloss paint on the sides of the body. It really is a work of art, and if you get a chance to see it, is worth taking the time to thoroughly inspect just how fantastic the paint scheme is on this beautiful car.
Your best chance of seeing this 1937 Ford Roadster is probably at the 2015 Murrieta Father’s Day Car Show. Nothing has been added to the City of Murrieta’s website regarding next year’s show, but we’re sure it will take place as usual since this year marked the 44th annual occurence of this event. Check pack and visit our events calendar for the latest info on this and all events.