Thursday, January 26, 2012

Scottsdale Favorite Five

I received this interesting article in an email today and thought that I would share it with Suede and Chrome readers....Enjoy!

Scottsdale Favorite Five

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Team Cutters!!!

Man, I absolutely love it when I get feedback from readers! And I really dig it when they send me pictures and/or links of their rides and the stuff that they think is cool! Thanks to Team Cutters for sending me the following links to their website and facebook page. You guys truly know what is KOOL! Great site and awesome pictures!!! Best of all, sounds like these guys are doing things in life for the right reasons! Keep it up guys!!!!

These guys host some awesome events....and they do it all for a good cause!!!

Monday, January 23, 2012

MG & The Gas City 3....VOTE!

 Hey Suede and Chrome Readers!!! Some of my buddies are in a contest to be able to open for Jane's Addiction and The Roots at a Super Bowl tailgating party in a couple of weeks. These guys are "local" and really know how to kick out some great Rockabilly/Rock and Roll. Do me a favor and follow the link below and give these hardworkin' guys your vote!
Vote for MG & The Gas City 3

Thursday, January 19, 2012

New Event Dates for 2012

I posted lots of new events for the 2012 season on the event page of Suede and Chrome this morning. To view them, click on the "Event" tab at the top of this site.

If you have an upcoming event you would like to see listed on Suede and Chrome, email the information to me at

Friday, January 6, 2012

It's That Time of Year Again...

 Well, it's hard to believe, but it's winter again in the Midwestern United States. That means that the car shows in the greater Indiana/Ohio/Michigan/Illinois/Kentucky area are pretty much over for the year. And while I took lots of pictures in 2011, I have "officially" depleted everything I had in reserve.
 That means that for the next couple of weeks, posts will be slim, if any. Our car club does plan to attend the Indy Autorama/Motorama 1962 hosted by the Road Rockets, which will be held at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, Feb. 10th - 12th. However, until then...not much to post.
 If readers have pictures of their current project, photos of their current rides, or photos of their pinstriping work, low brow art, or custom bikes, etc. PLEASE send them to We would LOVE to feature them in the coming weeks.
 Until then...keep the shiny (or patina'd) side up, and stay warm.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

My Amazing Friend Rob

I am truly blown away sometimes by the talent of some of my friends. Whether it's the ability to turn out some INCREDIBLE home-built hotrods, customized bicycles, amazing artwork, kickin' music, or down-right amazing pinstriping....I've got lots of friends with lots of talents.

Take for instances my friend Rob Riley. Avid Suede and Chrome readers may remember some of the features I've posted on Rob in the past. His kool custom, motorized bicycles, to his incredibly detailed scratch-built scale models...the guy has a real "gift". So why should I have been surprised to learn that he picked up some One Shot and some brushes over Christmas break and tried his hand at pinstriping?! The truly amazing part was the results....Here are the pictures he sent me of his FIRST 6 ATTEMPTS!!!

You are truly amazing my friend!!! Can't wait to see what you do once you "get the hang of it"!!! hahahaha

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Last Post from Packard Museum, and a stop at DaddyKatz

Lots and lots of cool vintage Packards to check out at the Packard Museum.

Another shot of the convertible prototype.

Cool vintage Edmund intake manifold and dual carb set-up.
Since the museum had originally been a Packard dealership, there were lots of cool vintage parts and advertisements throughout the place.

This was a pretty cool carb display.

Love the vintage neon sign that stands on the corner of the museum building.
You know that ANYTIME I'm in the Dayton area, I have to make a point of stopping to see Bill Winger and the folks at DaddyKatz!!
 A couple of cool vintage Chevrolet "more doors" for sale in the parking lot. I believe they belong to the owner of the tat shop that is in the same building as DaddyKatz.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Monday, January 2, 2012

More from the Packard Museum

The second building of the museum was literally packed full of all kinds of cool "Packard stuff"...Early speedsters, race cars, an ambulance, a couple of woodies, and several marine engines built by Packard during WWII, just to name a few.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy 2012!!!!

Another cool photograph at the museum.

This Packard had a pretty cool background story. Apparently, it was a convertible prototype Silverhawk, created the last year of the Silverhawk (note the "Packard" name badge). Car historians may remember that Packard and Studebaker merged to avoid bankruptcy. The story goes, that the convertible was never built, and when the prototype's designer retired, he got the car as part of his retirement. Pretty cool.