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A Crazy Hot Rodder Headed to Bonneville!

Anglia Ute Road Trip

You may take a summer vacation to Disney World, dragging your wife and kids along the way. That’s perfectly normal and acceptable. But when it comes to a MAN-cation, our new buddy Adam nailed it. He decided to hop in his incredibly awesome Anglia Ute, leave his home in Florida and head across country with a final destination of the Bonneville Salt Flats for the World of Speed event. This thing is rocking a blown and injected small block Chevy, spindle mount front runner wheels and NO front brakes. Adam is our new hero.

Anglia Ute Road Trip

His route brought him to Chattanooga, but an issue with his starter brought him to Honest Charley. We invited him into the (air conditioned) shop to swap the starter, and he knocked it out quickly. We couldn’t help but get the scoop on this wild and crazy hot rod, and he happily obliged with lots of cool info.

Anglia Ute Road Trip

Anglia Ute Road Trip

This thing has an electronic fuel injection system, hidden within the awesome Hilborn four-port mechanical injection setup. He crammed everything he could into the Anglia, and decided that hoods were for sissies. With the limited engine bay space, he moved his cooling system to the bed of the Ute, where a huge aluminum radiator does the trick. Adam fabbed up a bunch of cool stuff out of aluminum, including the louvered tailgate, hood surround and lots of other brackets. The wheels are 18-inch spindle mount front runners, wrapped in Coker Firestone motorcycle tires. The rears are Halibrand-style wheels, with fat cheater slicks providing traction.

Anglia Ute Road Trip

Anglia Ute Road Trip

We wish Adam the best of luck on his trip to Bonneville, but we did notice an unfortunate announcement on Apparently, the salt flats are flooded and they have cancelled the event. But hey, he’ll still have a blast on his cross-country adventure in his crazy Anglia Ute. We hate that he had starter issues, but we’re glad it gave him an excuse to stop here and hang out a bit!

Anglia Ute Road Trip

It’s pretty cramped inside the cockpit, but that’s to be expected with an Anglia!

Anglia Ute Road Trip


  1. Sandy Graham on September 5, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    Absolutely Amazing !!!!

    • Tom Wilkins on October 20, 2013 at 8:51 pm

      Great looking ride! I have a completed 36 chevy panel, blown 468, etc, but am in the process of building a 48 anglia Thames…I purchased a pair of 18″ spindle mount spoked magnesium wheels , like yours, and am glad to see how nice they’re going to look!
      I’m at Bonneville every August for the SCTA Speed Week….hopefully you can make it on another trip.
      Its well worth the drive! Again, NICE RIDE!

  2. Cool pop ute on October 20, 2013 at 11:13 am

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  3. Jim Pullen on November 2, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    It doesn’t get any “cooler” than that. Adam is not only a hard core hot rodder but also an excellent fabricator with no pretenses.

  4. Gary smith on April 2, 2015 at 11:40 pm

    I wonder if that is the Anglia I shipped to the U.S.A. around 13 years ago,from Brisbane Australia,Went to north Carolina?

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