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Doheny Wood!

Classic Woodie Car Show Video

This special car and truck event video includes:

  • interviews with owners of featured cars (including restoration stories and tips)
  • historical footnotes and woodie trivia throughout the video
  • highlights from the show including awards
  • so cal woodies on sandy beaches under swaying palm trees!

More details below...


1938 Ford Woodie–black, stock, brakes upgraded to hydraulic system, original wood and glass, a beautiful classic depot hack!

1940 Pontiac Woodie–stock Pontiac gray, stock on the outside custom on the inside, originally a six cylinder, now a 468 big block V8, automatic transmission with overdrive, holly carburetor, air conditioning, power steering, power brakes, complete ground-up restoration/customization, all new wood!

1946 Mercury Sportsman Woodie Convertible–this is the ONLY remaining factory-built ‘46 Sportsman in the world, maroon, only 205 manufactured, 100 point car, 16 year-old restoration, Philippine mahogany and fiddle-back maple, rare hydro-electric windows converted from brake fluid to automatic transmission fluid, rare with flair!

1946 Ford Super Deluxe All Wheel Drive Marmon-Herrington Woodie–another rare auto, built for engineers and surveyors, all original, 4-year restoration in and out, removable sunroof, owner restores woodies for a living and gives brief “how-to” tips!

1947 Oldsmobile Model 66 Woodie–body by Hercules Manufacturing Company, owner found car in a barn in Montana, modern drive train, 350 tuned port motor, 700 R4 transmission, positraction rear end, power steering/brakes, air conditioning, wooden roof rack with surf board, 1-year frame-off restoration, rare olds woodie!

1948 Chevrolet Fleetmaster Woodie–stock maroon color, 1 of 10,000 manufactured, stock restoration, wooden roof rack with surf board!

1948 Ford Super Deluxe Woodie Wagon–custom, 44 man-month restoration of a junk yard jewel, used in a “Jan and Dean” promotional video, mostly original wood, bird’s eye maple, 1 of 45 manufactured, custom color (burgundy), top and interior, modern drive train, 1948 was the last year for all-wood ford wagons.

1949 Chrysler Town and County Convertible Woodie–1 of 150 surviving examples, Gulf Green, new owner of a Colorado car, all original restoration, original upholstery, rolling art!

1949 Plymouth Special Deluxe Woodie–rare North 4T “movie” car, original, Edminton Beige paint, ash with mahogany, manufactured in Los Angeles, swing-away rear bumper to allow rear door to open.

1950 Ford Custom Woodie–owner restored, repainted, unique handmade wooden hood ornament, 80% original wood, panels re-veneered, surf boards!

Dozens of other Ford, Mercury, Chevy, Packard, Buick, and other stock and custom woodie cars and trucks appear throughout the video and in several music montages.


This Southern California car show event was organized by the Southern California Woodie Club.

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