Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Indy GoodGuys Post #3

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.
I'm not normally a big fan of the oversized rims with narrow sidewall tires, but on the right vehicle, I'll have to admit, they look pretty cool. This Firebird was part of the RPM display. I just got to wonder how that rim and tire combination would ride on Indiana county roads? hahaha
Now this is MUCH more MY speed. This little "number" may look familiar to you. I've seen it on several magazine covers and in several articles over the past year. I believe it won the GoodGuys 2009 Hotrod of the Year last season. Now this would look right at home sitting in my garage next to the Nifty Fifty.
This car probably had the largest crowd around it of any cars at Indy. Unfortunately, that kept me from getting a nice picture of it. It's a sweet little pickup truck with lots of chrome. If you want to see some real pictures of it, I think it might be on the cover of Street Rodder this month.
Well, this website tries to bring readers coverage of the traditional hotrod/rat rod/kustom kulture scene, and tries to stay away from the high dollar, billet-ridden, Boyd want-a-be scene. But at an event like the Goodguys, one has to at least appreciate the aesthetics of a finely crafted automobile. This silver roadster was one such vehicle.
And speaking of cool that are WAY out of my budget, how about this slick rear engined RPU!?!?!
And finally, thought I'd end today's post with a very sweet little ride. For some reason, of late, I've really been thinking alot about old International Harvester vehicles. Actually was bidding on a patina'd Travelall last week, but how cool would it be to own a little custom Scout like this one? My father owned one about this year when I was in high school. But it was just a donor for a sik and twisted little four-wheel drive project he built out of my first car...a 1976 Chevette. lol (yes, I'm admitting that my first pleasures behind the wheel of Detroit steel came from a mid-70s compact! But when your 16 the thrill of independence and the road outweighs the thrill of driving a classic. And certainly the high mpg's of the little booger was pleasant on a young man's wallet.)
Hope your summer is treating you well! Come back tomorrow and start July with more coverage of the 2010 Goodguys Hotrod Nationals at O'Reilly Raceway Park.