Sunday, April 27, 2008

Still MORE photos from the Richmond Ivy Tech Car Show

This late 30's Chevy coupe was a nice example of the time of "hot rod" built in the late 80's. Lots of chrome on a late model power plant. Unique paint color combination with matching custom interior and a set of billet wheels with matching steering wheel.

Here are a few more photographs taken at the 2008 Ivy Tech Car Show held in Richmond Indiana on April 26, 2008.

This beauty looks like it was recently pulled from a time capsule. Very vintage looking customizing. The interior included rolled and pleated vinyl, including covered bomber seats. Wide whitewalls and spun aluminum hubcaps set off the cars exterior.

I would once again like to thank all those who read my blog. Whether you are a one time "fly by" or a regular visitor, I certainly appreciate the chance to share my interest in cars with you. I would especially like to thank those who take the time to leave comments. Positive feedback is ALWAYS welcome (heck if you've got ideas to make this blog even better...I'd appreciate that too.)
I'll have to be honest...I had to look at the tag in the window to realize this is a 1946 Nash. The car has been heavily customized and finished with a "manhood shrinking" custom pink paint job.

And a special "shout out" to Mike! Thanks for the tip on the leaded vs. unleaded gasoline question I posed last week. Also thanks for the info about Hagerty Classic Car Insurance.

Here is a 1958 Chevrolet Del Ray. The Del Ray did not have all the "bells and whistles" of the more expensive Impala, but still was a great looking car.

Here is a picture of a nice restoration of an early Model T truck. For some reason I'm thinking they called these "Hucksters" Am I right? There were actually TWO of these trucks at the show. The other was painted black.

Thought I would take the time to clarify my interest in cars. Please don't get me wrong. I certainly enjoy restored classic cars. I also equally enjoy seeing old cars that have been re engineered with all of the upgrades, technology, and goodies of today. But I have a real interest at this point in my life in the "traditional hot rod". Cars that highlight what a creative guy can do on a shoe string budget, in a small garage, working on weekends with his buddies. I like cars that have very unique features...not that there is anything wrong with some old iron with a late model Chevy 350 under the hood, but to me that is pretty common. I would rather see a guy bring something to a show that isn't the "norm". That's why I think I plan to hop up the straight six-cylinder under the hood of my 1950 Chevrolet vs. looking for a more powerful, modern power plant to cram between the frame rails.

When I saw this truck pulling into the show, I thought it might be a Shay A reproduction. However, I was quite pleased upon inspection that it was the "real deal". I commented to my father, "This thing is 'barn fresh'!" As you can see from the photos, the truck was covered with dust. Whether it was due to this being the first show of the season, or the owner just liked the barn fresh look....the bottom line is that this truck was "Suede and Chrome" worthy!

Well...that's it for this post. Still have several photos from the show that I will try to get posted this week. Have an AWESOME last week of April. For those of us that work with kids in the state of Ohio it is state achievement testing this week will be busy for me! I'm looking forward to finishing the week and enjoying another beautiful Indiana weekend. Rumor has it that there is a car show in a little berg near Hagerstown, Indiana next Saturday. Maybe I'll be able to get the Chevy over there! If so, I'll be sure to take the camera!