"The car is 1931 Ford Model A four door sedan.
The boards are a hollowed out red wood plank and a reshaped plank by
Simmons on top. A good comparison between the old planks and Simmons’
light displacement boards.
The Ford was marvelous in Mexico. It rode
over rough roads, traveled on beaches with the tires deflated, and could
be repaired easily. It had a gravity fuel tank. Tom and I were likely
the first to discover the Tijuana Playa which was a dry wheat farm, we
went into the area through a swinging unlocked gate on a dirt road, and
found huge untouched lobster nests. The Playa is now a huge beachside
development South of the Tijuana Sloughs and Imperial Beach. No one was
there and it was a pristine, a virgin area full of lobsters and fish. We
traveled with pliers, a screw driver, and bailing wire to fix things on
the car if we had too. We often had too. We never saw any surfers or
divers in Mexico during this time. We were the first and went often. It
soon changed fast!"