to the oldest Hot Rod website on the internet.
- The famous BUCKET
TOUR_1 where we circled the nation. Take a ride along with us in
a 50 foot car trailer, knocking over street signs, and jumping curbs,
from coast to coast. We take the Ridler award winning 1932 B400 sedan
to street rod meets literally across the nation. We are going back this
year, this time to Pebble Beach.
- This tour takes
us to famous Pebble Beach Concours of 2010 BUCKET
TOUR_2 where we took Frank Morawski's 1927 T roadster to be featured
with 9 old time Bonneville Racers. This was the Spade-Carrillo roadster
that went 178 MPH in 1951 and was featured on the cover of Hotrod magazine.
Beautifully restored, the little yellow roadster was a star once again.
to the Ford Motor Co, I had a Shelby
GT 500 Mustang to drive for a week and the blog is now posted. I
compared the new Shelby to the original GT 500 I drove over 40 years
ago. Dang I am getting old. This is Bucket Tour #3.
- Mustang Drivers:
a great source of Mustang parts and accessories, as well as information,
tips, and guides. If your Hot Rod is a Pony, you'll want to check these
new articles about the 3rd bucket tour of yours truly to the frozen
north to the 60th Detroit Autorama. I went to the Henry
Ford Museum, the Chrysler
Museum, The Automotive
Hall of Fame, The Auburn
Cord Duesenberg Museum, The National
Auto and Truck Museum, and The Kruse
Automobile and Carriage Museum, the last three in Auburn, Indiana.
Festival in Dawsonville, GA Dawsonville, GA is the original home
of Bill Elliott, the moonshiners heritage that became NASCAR, and the
infamous Dawsonville pool hall. The town is packed with old stock cars
and drivers from the greatest era of stock cars. Don't miss this show.
great Andy ''Rodfather'' Brizio Rod Run across America. We ride
along with Kirk Jones and the Goodguys organization as they travel with
hundred of hot rodders as they visit some of the most interesting places
in the USA. Over 7 albums of photos in the 2012
Virtual Rod Run section. From ''Speedy Bill's'' museum to a Texas
junkyard full of vintage tin, it is all there.
Poteets annual BBQ Bash Thanks to Richard Ramsey For the photos
from the George Poteet BBQ. It was a very cool event. In addition to
the car collection and the BBQ, the crew that made the Speed Demon 439mph
record possible were there (Ron Main, Kenny Duttweiler and others).
This is now on my bucket list if I can get an invite.
you are looking to customize the exterior of your Pony, check out all
body kits or install individual body parts like a hood, scoops or
Poker Run Thanks to RabidWabbit For the photos from the Swindlers
Poker Run from Leavenworth WA, to Monroe, WA. for traditional rods and
Billetproof Thanks to ''Kustombuick'' on the HAMB forum for the
coverage, back to the roots of Drag Racing! Heads up style, run what
you brung. You dont need a top fuel rail to compete, bring your stock
flathead 4 banger and have a ball.
Washington Flathead Thanks to Chris Swenson for coverage of the
Washington State E vs W flathead reliability run. A great day full of
fun and some great flathead cars.
College rod run in Cleveland, Ga. An annual small show at Truett-McConnell
College in Cleveland, GA. Small show, but the quality of the cars is
Journal Revival The Rodders Journal is well known for the quality
of their magazine, and now they have produced their first cruise in
show on the chesapeake Bay in Baltimore Maryland. From all reports,
it was an overwhelming success.
of the Past
Thanks to Gator on the HAMB forum for the photo coverage. For lovers
of classic cars, hot rods, customs, street rods and anything automotive,
this is definitely a rod run you don’t want to miss.
The 2012 Shades of the Past took place on September 7-8 (Friday and
Saturday) at Dollywood’s Splash Country in Pigeon Forge, TN. During
the show (and the days before & after) the parkway will turn into
a parade of rods, customs, and classic cars with people sitting in lawn
chairs all down the strip. You could literally walk from one end of
Pigeon Forge to the other faster than you could drive through all of
Follies Thanks to Joe and Julie Bandor for the coverage. Since 1975,
each August the E'ville Iron Street Rod Club has put on a rod run for
street rod owners. It is held at the Vanderburgh County 4-H Center in
Evansville Indiana. At the first event we had 44 registered street rods.
Since that time the Frog Follies has grown to average over 4000 street
rods each year. The event became known as the Frog Follies after the
club had a bull frog race at the first event. We've had entries from
Alaska, Australia, Canada, and all 48 continental states over the years.
Since 2010 we can boast that the Frog Follies "is THE largest PRE
49 Street Rod event anywhere in the world!"
East 2012 Thanks
to Allen Witman for the photos. Welcome to LEAD EAST 2012, an Oldies
Music and Old Car Weekend unlike any event held anywhere. This is the
30th year for this cherished event. LEAD EAST is a giant 50's PARTY,
offering more unique events than 15 normal car shows added together.
It is a conglomeration of dozens of groups of people who come together
every year, set up their pop-up tents and BBQs next to one another and
kick back to wallow in the good vibrations that permeate the area for
this magic, nostalgic weekend.
H.A.M.B. Drags! Thanks
to Nick Hoesing, Malcolmm on the HAMB. It started in the 1950's when
just enough of a corn field was cleared in Asbury, Missouri for a strip
of concrete, a timing booth, and some parking. As the track grew through
the decades, little actually changed. Today, MoKan Dragway is almost
a spitting image of the track that was built in the golden era.
It's this very track where they make history every year. Early style
dragsters, gassers, rails, bikes, and stock cars, hot rods, sports cars,
roadsters, coupes, all roar down the quarter mile in a setting that
hasn't been duplicated since the late 50's. These traditional hot rods
and race cars along with the passionate people that build and maintain
them join forces to create the event they call the H.A.M.B. Drags!
Speed Week In
the Virtual Rod Run section we have 3 full folders of the 2012 Bonneville
spped week. Contributor Doug Hayes has provided some spectacular coverage.
Southern California Timing Association has taken over the salt flats
for speed week since the thirties.
Viva Las Vegas Viva
is a cool show that pulls oput all the stops and has many cool cars
and beautiful ladies. Lots of sun and parasols.
Lonestar Roundup From deep in the heart of Texas, comes the coverage
of the fast growing Lonstar Roundup. Thanks to Cory Taulbert for the
photos and story. This is really turning out to br a great show with
a traditional theme.
Boston World of wheels Mark Lewis sends the photo coverage of the
Boston World of Wheels. Lots of cool stuff this year including the Dean
Jefferies Manta Ray from the sixties.
more great shows from both sides of the fence. The Billetproof
2012 and the Amelia
Island Concourse 2012. A little bit of something for everyone.
new 2012 rod runs and car
shows from Cincinatti to Sweden and some great new stuff in the articles
section. Also the latest from the Grand
National Roadster Show.
HEARTLAND NATIONALS Thanks to Kirk Jones and the Goodguys organization
Iowa State Fairgrounds, Des Moines, IA. A great shoiw in the middle
of the country.
CAR REUNION / CAR SHOW in Englishtown, Nj .. A typical scorcher
temps in the 90's with a track temp 110. A great showing of Hot Rods,
NETO cars, Gassers and Funny Cars making it a great day. Thanks
again to ''Big Al'' Liebman
@ THE GROVE. Everything from a Car Show to Fuel Altereds & Nostalgia
Nitro Funny Cars. Awesome time and great weather even found a few Hambers
making the trip to Reading, PA show. Thanks
to ''Big Al'' Liebman
ANNUAL ANTIQUE NATIONALS
The Antique Natl's is the original nostagia drag race. Doug Hayes sent
us the pictures of the festivities at Auto Club Raceway Fonatana,CA.
Mirage Out on the dry lake beds of California, hotrodders gather
to run for speed and beat each other in the elapsed times. They have
been doing this for 70 years or more and it is still a ball. Bring your
World of Wheels Thanks to Big Al Liebman for the coverage of the
2010 Boston World of Wheels.
Little Book Covers In the early years section of the Virtual Rod
Run folder is a group of little book covers that have been scanned by
Doug Hayes. It is a great collection and brings back many memories.
Great Eight The cream of the crop of showcars that enter the Detroit
Autorama every year. These are the cars chosen to compete for the prestigious
at the Autorama Thanks to Chad Reynolds at Bangshift.com for allowing
us to use 25 photos that he took at the 2010 Autorama. Check out Bangshift
for more coverage.
Photos from the 2010
Autorama at night Many say that the Detroit Autorama is the biggest
and most prestigiuos indoor car show in the country. Since thebeginning,
the Michigan Hot Rod Association has been there throughout the night
to guard and provide security. Here is their view when the lights are
low and the place is empty.
New coverage from
Sacramento Autorama For over 50 years, the west coast show of the
season has been the Sacramento Autorama and this year it was greater
than ever. Thanks to Brian Rusk for the coverage.
New coverage from
National Roadster Show with great photos. Thanks for great photos
by "Big Al Liebman" for this article plus the one below
you want tradition, the Suede
Palaceis the place for you at the Grand National Roadster Show.
A building set aside for the coolest of the old style stuff.
famous BUCKET TOUR where we circled
the nation. Take a ride along with us in a 50 foot car trailer, knocking
over street signs, and jumping curbs, from coast to coast. We take the
Ridler award winning 1932 B400 sedan to street rod meets literally across
Turkey Rod Run From the infield of the Daytona International Speedway
, the Daytona Street Rods presented the annual Thanksgiving weekend
show. This is a must see for the cars and especially for the swap meet.
El Mirage Speed trials Fall meet More photos from Doug Hayes of
the trials at the dry lake beds of El Mirage in California.
Moonshine Festival My annual trip to the Moonshine Festival in Dawsonville,
GA. The beginning of stock car racing was here in the Georgia Mts.
and this is a great collection of 40 Fords and other beauties. Pictures
by Bob Nugent.