There’s nothing better than hopping in an old hot rod and taking a road trip, especially if it’s with your best buddy. Chuck Yaeger did just that with his ’33 Ford coupe, making the trek from his hometown of Macomb, Illinois to Fort Myers, Florida. The springtime trip made for a great ride, and his friend David Riley was in the passenger seat to help him enjoy it.
Chuck’s three-window coupe features a fiberglass body, and sits nice and low over a set of polished Americans and BFGoodrich radials. Under the steel three-piece hood is an LS1 engine with a few modifications to easily put it into 400hp territory. Behind the fuel injected engine is a six-speed manual transmission, with a 4.11 gear set out back. Talk about a hot rod that’ll get up and go–this one will definitely pin you back in the seat.
Chuck’s coupe looks right at home in front of Honest Charley Speed Shop.
That’s Chuck Yaeger on the left and David Riley on the right.
The duo said that temperatures were barely over freezing when they left Illnois, but with sunny skies and temperatures in the 80’s they’ll have a great ride home. They picked a great day to stop by Honest Charley Speed Shop and we grabbed a couple of shots of them before they hit the road again.