Sunday, February 15, 2009

Indy Autorama 2009 Post #2

I realize this blog is dedicated to traditional hotrods and tries to stay away from coverage of the high dollar, trailer queen show cars....but this Corvette was very kool.

Again, not a traditional hot rod, but a very nice Muscle Car. The two main buildings were filled with many show cars like these. Although VERY kool....I was really looking forward to finding the building containing the Motorama 1962 show sponsored by the Indy Road Rockets.

Well, this was the first time I have attended the Indianapolis Autorama, and I must say, compared to the Detroit show, I was a bit disappointed. Maybe because the show was spread out over several buildings, but it seemed like the event was smaller than the one held in the Cobo Center in Michigan.

My wife was a HUGE "Nash Bridges" fan when the series ran on television. I was surprised to learn that this 'Cuda was one of four built for the show.

One thing that I would suggest be changed for next year was the parking procedures. They absolutely sucked. Although it appeared that there was plenty of available parking in the front of the Toyota Pavillion as we drove by the fairgrounds we were directed to enter gate #1 then set across the fairgrounds to park. I stopped and asked one of the "boys with orange flags" if this was the parking for the dog show or the car show, and he replied, "It's all the same". We had our two-year old son with us and ended up having to walk clear across the fairgrounds in the cold Indiana wind to get to the Toyota Pavillion, on the way, we saw SEVERAL available parking spaces much closer to the show.

O.k....first, let me say that I'm sorry if I offend someone with what I'm about to say, but I think this whole "DUB" thing has gotten extremely ridiculous! I stood my 2-year old son next to this wheels to illustrate that point. I didn't see the price this vendor had on a set of these wheels, nor did I see the actually size of these wheels (i'm guessing they are pushing 30 inches)....but I'm sorry, they are really stupid looking.

More from the Indy Autorama tomorrow, as I'll finally get to the pictures I took in the Motorama 1962 traditional hotrod part of the show. Also....I'll be taking my bumpers to the chromeplater's tomorrow to start the stripping process.

Have a GREAT week!