These avid automotive buffs will spend hours and hours in their shops trying to get their chosen vehicles back to pristine condition. Well, most of them do, some actually surprised me with their vehicles; but we will get to that later.
I believe I read that the newest year for a vehicle to be included in this show was 1972. So, for many of us, it was like taking a step back in time; back to high school or back to the old movies we used to watch. I have taken a few pictures and will share some of these with you.
First, I need to let you know that the 'secret room' clean up did happen and Rocky, my brother, had a nice place to sleep--I may post pictures of the finished room later. He needed a nice relaxing place to rest each night because this was a very busy four days for us. Thursday started with check in and then a big cruise and party at the famous Pinkee's Rod Shop. Pinkee's has been featured on TV many times for some of his million dollar paint jobs.
There are many of these auto buffs who have the money and pay big bucks to get their vehicles brought back to life. Then, there are just as many that build these vehicles from rusted out junkers. My brother is one of the home built editions. He is big into 1955 vehicles and brought his '55 GMC pickup this trip.
It's all about the display, by the way, show cars are just like our art shows! Check out the engine.
Flames on the air filter, on the engine, on the oil cap, etc. The theme is consistent throughout.
|Battery cover with flames and Rat Fink|
|Tiny truck on air filter|
|Home built trailer|
Flame dog collars
Okay, stay tuned for tomorrow's lesson on FLAMES!!!! Wow, not all flames are created equal!!
Leave me a message and let me know if you enjoy these old cars.