Wow! It's hard to believe today is the last day of June! The summer is going quickly. Fortunately, I've had the opportunity to attend lots of the best June shows in the Midwest so far, and I've got lots and lots of pictures waiting to make it to the virtual pages of Suede and Chrome.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
We spent some time in the Gasser Corral before making our way to the vendor area. This '55 Chevy gasser was VERY kool.
Snap-On tools had the coolest display @ the show. Lots of cool samples of their tool and toolbox lines to look at, but also a couple of cool custom one-off vehicles that you could get "up close" and personal with. The Snap-On Glowmad is a custom '75 Chevrolet Nomad that uses ALOT of tools to carry a Snap-On theme throughout. Notice that the side trim and tailgate trim are made from Snap-On wrenches.
And check out the underbelly of the car. A custom from was built to include large crossed wrenches. Heck, even the wheelie bars are made from wrenches!
Another cool part of the Snap-On Tools display was the custom chopper built by OCC. I can remember watching the boys build this bike on American Chopper...(man, I miss that show.) The same themes of the Glowmad are carried through on the Snap-On Chopper, with uses of Snap-On tools and custom parts to resemble tools. Check out the cool custom wrench wheels.
It's back to pictures of Hotrod National participant cars tomorrow! Come back and visit.
Monday, June 28, 2010
WOW! I hadn't made it down to the GoodGuys show in Indianapolis for several years. Everything seemed to fall in place this year in order to go, and my oldest son and father were able to go as well. When we headed out of Muncie, on Saturday morning, the skies looked pretty dark. By the time we hit New Castle, Indiana, we were in the middle of a heavy down pour.
We actually pulled into the New Castle WalMart parking lot and contemplated scrapping the trip and turning around to head home. But optimistic thinking prevailed, as we headed to Interstate 70 to make our way to Indianapolis.
The "Gasser Corral" is always one of the first stops we make as we enter the show.
Well, as you can see from the first few pictures in this set, the rain lifted by the time we reached Indianapolis, but initially it was still pretty overcast. Dad had packed rain gear for everyone, but my son and I both said optimistically, "We don't need no stinkin' ponchos!" lol
By early afternoon, the sun was out and it became very hot and humid. Lots more from Indy in the days ahead. Come back tomorrow to see more pictures from the Hotrod Nationals!
Sunday, June 27, 2010
It's always kool to see vehicles from the early 1900s at shows.
I stood and talked with the owner of this Lincoln for a bit. Loved the suede blue paint, the metal flake roof, the low stance, the rear pipes, and the super sik scallops.
The only thing I didn't get a picture of on this car was the cool leather upholstery. Can you say gray with blue ostrich inserts?
Suede black and red is always kool in my book!
If you are into gold-plated chrome, this '53 Buick would have been right up your alley.
There is that Impala tubbed Impala again. My son was happy to see it, as it received "Kolson's Pick" at the Wheels for Williams show our club hosted back in May.
The WGE Credit Union show is always a good one. And it's for a great cause as proceeds went to the Relay for Life Cancer Fund. This may be the end of the pictures I took in Muncie, but have no fear. I'll begin posting pictures from this year's Goodguys Hotrod Nationals in Indianapolis, Indiana starting tomorrow!