Friday, August 13, 2010

Suede and Chrome Extra: Weesner inspired Emerald Tide Build...

Well, it's finally Friday again. Looks like it's going to be another scorcher in my neck of the woods. Radio weather man said there is a heat advisory for Delaware county (that's me!) and several of our neighboring counties today. With the heat index it will feel like a muggy 105 degrees this afternoon!

Looking forward to the weekend though. Tonight, my wife and I are planning to head into Muncie for Freaky Tiki Friday. It's a cool little thing that area Muncie merchants sponsor throughout the summer. We've been wanting to go, but have never gotten around to it. Looking forward to the live music...tonight's band..."The Easy Leis" lol

Tomorrow, there are about 3 places I'd like to be. I'll be starting the day off by driving the Nifty Fifty into Muncie for the 1st Annual Hillcroft Car Show. The show will take place in their parking lot and is a benefit for their programming. Hillcroft provides opportunities for individuals with disabilities, so we definitely want to support their efforts.

After the Hillcroft event, I'm planning to drive the '50 to Mooreland, Indiana to make registration at the Mooreland Fair Car Show. A car friend of mine, Bud Grubbs, and his wife Rita put on the show every year. I've never taken the Nifty...so thought I'd make an appearance.

I REALLY wanted to head down to Dayton, Ohio tomorrow afternoon/evening  for the 2nd Annual Festiki. I attended the event last year, at it was pretty kool. This year, it's at an even better venue, and promises to be bigger, better, and even kooler. Lots of "traditional hotrods", surf guitar and rockabilly bands, tiki carvers, sand sculptures, vendors, and all around kool stuff. Unfortunately, my wife and I have another committment that will keep up away this year. If any Suede and Chrome readers are planning to attend this year's Festiki....TAKE PICTURES!!!! I'd love to feature reader photos from Festiki, or any other event in the Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, and/or Kentucky area.



Well, if you're plans for the weekend involve kicking back with a cold drink in your air-conditioned home, I would encourage you to check out this link on the H.A.M.B. Weesner inspired Emerald Tide build. I'm a big fan of Keith Weesner's art (actually met Keith @ the Hunnert Car Pileup), and when I had the opportunity to see this little truck for myself at this year's Indy Goodguys Event...I was FLOORED! Once I began to do a little research on the car and found out it is all hand fabricated and all the work was done by the owner....well, let's just say that I'm still "on the floor". What?!?!?! Not a H.A.M.B. member? Well, you should be. Lots and lots of cool "eye-candy" as well as tech stuff there...So put a little umbrella in that cold drink, pick some surf guitar station on your Pandora account, and spend some time reading through this build.