The Desert Rattler Run is Ready to Go…

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23 Aug The Desert Rattler Run is Ready to Go…

This is the modified 1929 Model A Ford Snowmobile that is taking on the Desert Rattler Run. The build of this vehicle has taken Rod a full five months with the assistance of his mechanic and auto electrician Matt Dawson. The gearing is unique with a 30% under drive from Mitchells in LA. The wheels and tyres on the front are for the sandy deserts and with the tracks off, there will be matching tyres on the rear. This has been a trial and error exercise and we are hoping the errors have all been corrected!! From bare chassis to completed ready to go 1929 Model A Ford has been a real challenge and Snyder’s Antique Parts in the USA have been generous and just ever so helpful with whatever was needed to make the Rattler what it is.

Again what a beautiful noise and what a unique vehicle that can hopefully create history by being the first pre-war car, rear wheel drive to cross from the furthest point west, Steep Point WA to the furthest point east Byron Bay NSW via Australia’s five deserts including the Simpson Desert and the notorious Big Red.

Follow our latest adventure…