Sunday, August 31, 2008

Goodbye to Another Year at AFI...

I used to work with the owner of this "little red Corvette".

I thought these photos were nice representations of two different styles...The Red Model A pickup is a nice example of a Hotrod, while the Suede Black truck is a great example of a more traditional rod.

I'm not a "Ford guy", but this was an absolutely beautiful car!
Here is a GREAT looking 55 Chevy. What I like best about it is it doesn't has a nice paint combination that is a bit different that many restored 55's.
My father works with the owners of this Chevelle.

Well, with this post, I say "goodbye" to another GREAT year at the Aesthetic Finishers, Inc. Open House/Customer Appreciation event! It was a GREAT time, and the longest trip I've taken Ol' Blue on to date. Besides a few local shows, my next trip of any considerable distance will be the James Dean/Rebel Run weekend in Fairmount and Gas City, Indiana.

In the coming week, I plan to post some pictures of a cool Model T pickup "find" and some photographs of WWII Nose Art taken recently at the Dayton Airforce Museum. Until then..."Keep your tires on the pavement Daddio!"

The owner of this 55 Chevy "Gasser" took home the "Spirit of Hotrodding" trophy. It is my understanding that he worked his "gluteus maximus" off to make some modifications on the front axle of this car and get it to the show on time.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

A Couple of "Big Bangs"...

I'm trying to finish up the AFI set of postings. I FINALLY got the time to figure out the problems with my high speed wireless Internet thought I'd end this set of photos like they end a Fourth of July fireworks display....A GRAND FINALE WITH A WHOLE BUNCH OF PHOTOGRAPHS IN A COUPLE OF POSTINGS.

The cool thing is, I have a lot of new stuff to upload for future Suede and Chrome postings. Highlights of upcoming posts include: Nose Art pictures from a recent trip to the Wright Patterson Airforce Museum in Dayton, Ohio, pictures taken of a cool original Model T pickup I ran across in the back of a local service station, pictures of recent updates to Ol' Blue, and more event pictures from local shows!


My dad's custom work on the tail lights of his 47 Chevrolet.

A rare Kaiser.
Crazy custom tail lights on a 50's Thunderbird.
Another pic for Mustang Mike!

I saw this and thought, "I'm not sure I've ever seen a 1958 Impala Sedan Delivery".
If I'm not mistaken, this was an original color choice.

This awesome looking Studebaker was for sale.

Friday, August 29, 2008

What Can I Say That Hasn't Been Said?

It's always great to say rare vehicles. This Hudson pickup truck was pretty slick.
Custom chameleon paint makes these flames "pop".

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Can You Believe I've Got More AFI Pictures?!?!!?

This would be my father's "motto".
I took this picture for reader: "Mustang Mike"
I liked the metalflake on this rods roof.
Cool Chevy wagon...a bit pricey for me.

This Graham is something rare and special!
By midday the grounds were packed and the sun was HOT.
This Mercury was another example of rare vintage iron.
Speaking of rare vintage iron. This unrestored Indianapolis Pace Car Camaro was rough, but still pretty cool.
It's hard to beat the looks of a 1958 Chevrolet...And convertible 58's are pretty rare too.