Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Indy Autorama Post #4

I'm not sure my wife would agree, but for me, it was worth the $14 dollar price of admission to see the cars in the Motorama 1962 area of the 2009 Indianapolis World of Wheels Autorama.

The Motorama 1962, sponsored by the Indy Road Rockets, had a GREAT number of traditional home built hotrods. Fact is, I'm wishing I would have sold my wife on the idea of entering my '50, cuz it would have looked right at home.

There was a good mix of familar cars (cars I have seen at area car shows), and unfamilar cars. There were several cars and bikes that I immediately recognized from feature articles in magazines like Ol' Skool Rodz and Hometown Hotrods.

The sic bobber pictured above was the subject of a photo spread and accompanying store in Old Skool Rodz a few months ago.

The building choice for the Motorama was outstanding! The brick walls provided a very kool backdrop for these pre-1963 automobiles.

I remembered seeing this Rambler wagon last summer down in Nashville, Indiana at the "Hillbillies and Hotrods" event.
If I'm not mistaken, this car was recently featured in Ol' Skool Rodz as well.

Anyone who reads traditional hotrod mags should recognize this car. It belongs to "Ms. Metal". She usually has an ad or two in Ol' Skool Rodz.
This Chevy was sitting beside Ms. Metal's car, and if I'm not mistaken, I think I might have seen it last summer before the kool gold metalflake paint had been applied. I love the mexican blanket interior!
In contrast to the metalflake exterior, the dash had a nice green finish with kustom pinstriping and graphics.