Saturday, May 31, 2008
Please Note: Online registration closes at midnight on 5/23/2008. (2 weeks prior to the event) Event Registration Drags-for payout and class information, click here
O'Reilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis (317) 291-4090 http://www.irponline.com/
Friday, June 6: 8am to 5pm
• Over 5,000 Rods, Customs, Classics thru ’72; Race Cars thru ‘72.
Free at ORP
For Commercial Vendors/Exhibitorssales@good-guys.com2702 E University Dr Ste 103-122Mesa, AZ 85213Phone: (480) 460-1932; Fax: (480) 460-7810
Contact Ed Capen at (925) 838-9876 ext. 139 firstname.lastname@example.org For Advertising
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No Arts & Crafts at this event.
Brad Roe260 N. Wayne St. Martinsville, IN 46151Ph: (765) 352-1330Click here for more info.
RV Camping available in the pits for racers. RV Camping available at Raceview Family Campgrounds Call (317) 852-5737
Click here to download a registration form.Open to Rods, Customs and Classics thru ‘72. Pre-Register on-line by selecting the "registration" button at the top of this page, or call Goodguys at (925) 838-9876.Show'n Shine Registration is at the Clarion Hotel Thurs. 9am-6pm, Fri. 7am-6pm, Sat. 7am-3pm, Sun. 8am-NoonRacer Registration will be at ORP- Enter Gate 1: Thurs. 10am-3pm, Fri. 8am-5pm, Sat. 8am-10am.
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Basic Event Info: (925) 838-9876Media Info: Besty Bennett (503) 246-0237 firstname.lastname@example.org Race Tech: For info call Troy Coker (317) 496-9056
Facility Map &Hotel Info
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Please Note: Online registration closes at midnight on 5/23/2008. (2 weeks prior to the event) Event Registration
Today I was surfin' the net looking for sites containing information about 1950 Chevys. While doing so....I ran across a site called 50Chevy.com. The site isn't completely finished yet....sounds like the site's webmaster has loads of great plans instore...ie tech tips, etc. However the site DOES contain a BOAT load of great stuff! If you are interested in 1949-54 Chevys, this site is definitely one to bookmark in your favorites!
While at the site, I ran across some photographs of some chevrolets with some sic graphics. I would really like to add something to the exterior of my chevy to give it a bit more eye appeal. I get a lot of positive comments about the color of my car, but it looks a bit plain. I've been tossing around the idea of laying down some flames, but I'm really liking the look of some well placed narrow scallops. Here are a few photos that caught my eye.
Love these flames! If I go this route, I definitely like the old school flames that extend across the top of the car.
I REALLY like this! Very simple yet very cool. These scallops look like they would be pretty easy to lay down as my first custom automotive paint project. I've layed flames and scallops on things like mailboxes and my kids batting helmets, but haven't taken the "plunge" to my cars.
These scallops look pretty simple too.
This scheme is more of a paneled look. Looks like a little more than I want to do.
This is a little more complex....in fact not sure you can still call these "scallops".Pretty classy looking scallops on this black Chevrolet. Notice the scallops on the hood intersect.
Drove my Chevy to school on the last day for students. It was the longest distance I've driven the car since I've had it...(about 100 miles roundtrip). No problems and the staff/student reaction was very positive. The coolest thing was the response from parents. We had an award ceremony and 8th grade graduation the last two hours of the day. After the program, several parents talked to me about my car. The coolest thing was that the mother of one of our 8th graders and I spent about 20 minutes or so discussing cars and racing....very cool! Turns out, she has a 54 chevy that she and her husband are working on...As she commented, "It will have a traditional "rat rod" look, but be all business under the hood". Can't wait to see it! I also found out that she races cars (not drag, but oval track) and will be featured in the next issue of Ol' Skool Rodz for a new product that she has invented. She has her own vinyl graphics business and has invented some sort of template to help do-it-yourselfers lay pinstriping on their rides. Can't wait to learn more about that as well.
No area shows this weekend. Haven't finalized any plans...but the Goodguys Indy Nationals are next weekend. Need to things....1) Good weather 2) An understand wife!
Have a GREAT week!
Monday, May 26, 2008
Friday, May 23, 2008
The following schedule was taken from www.beatersville.com
10:00 AM Car registration starts at and is only $25 and includes up to, two adult admissions. Regular adult admission is $5, under twelve free.
1:00 PM the Miss Beatersville contest starts, be sure to vote for you favorite. Ladies interested in the Miss Beatersville contest should contact us by email to register before the event. Registration will be available at the show but it is highly recommended that it is done before the show so we can get your picture on the net. Details about the contest can be found on www.beatersville.com. Last years winner, Missy Anne went home with over $400.00 in cash!
2:00 Our first musical act Mach Twang will begin.
2:45 Mach Twang off.
3:00 The Phantom Cruisers from Bloomington Indiana take the stage.
4:00 Phantom Cruisers off/ Judging begins
4:30 Louisville’s own kings of swing, King Sonic.
5:15 King Sonic off
5:45 Mandy Marie and The Cool Hand Luke’s, from Indianapolis, take the stage.
6:30 MmaTCHL off
7:30 Finals of the Miss Beatersville Contest.
Rain or shine, NO outside food or drink.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Right as we were leaving, a couple of guys "tooled in" in a couple of COOL vintage Ford Model T trucks.
Bored sitting by your ride at car shows? This Chevy (see first picture I posted from this show...ie Red Chevy Sedan with black racing stripes) had a flat screen TV and DVD player in the trunk. Can you say...."Tom Petty"?
On the way home from the cruise-in, dad and I stopped at the old grain elevator in Woodington, Ohio. A friend of mine's father has an old chevy sitting back in the field and we pulled in to take a look at it.
Have a GREAT week! Only 1 week til Memorial Day weekend....then the Cruise-In/Car Show schedule really picks up!
Well, here are the first pictures taken of the blankets after I laid them on the seats of the car this afternoon. I've got a third blanket. I don't know if I should redo the front seat and use one blanket to cover the seat and one to completely cover the back of the front seat....OR my original idea was to use it to redo my door panels and rear interior panels.
For now though....I think the blankets really brighten up the interior and are an easy way to give the interior a custom look.
Another thing I did this week was purchase some cool "bullet hole" decals on eBay. When I got the car, I noticed there was a couple of spots on the hood where the paint had cracked. There were also a couple of rock chips here and there. Well...bullet hole decals are an inexpensive and "fun" way to easily cover a scratch.
I haven't been able to get a good picture of it yet, but my wife had found some "pimp my ride" decals clearanced at Target the other day. She brought them home and gave them to me...but I really couldn't think of a good use for them. Well....so as not to disappoint the wife...(I just thought it was awesome she actually bought me something for my car!)...I decided to use the small letter decals to put the web address to this site across the center of the rear bumper. Now when I take the car to cruise-ins or just drive it around town, I can hopefully bring a few new readers to this site.
Saturday, May 17, 2008
This '55 Chevy belongs to the 6th and 7th grade math teacher at the middle school were I am principal.
This Chevy belongs to the father of my math teacher.