Post Number: 131
|Posted on Wednesday, March 04, 2009 - 1:55 am: || |
It's finally here, the car show I wait all year for. My girlfriend and I and another couple have our rooms all set at the Book Cadillac, I have several restaurants picked out for the four days we'll be in town. Thanks for everyone's suggestions earlier. Tonight I finally got my hot rod as ready as it's going to be. I planned on driving into Cobo but some last minute parts didn't show up so it looks like I'll be pushing the car around when we get there. It's a great show but don't forget to head downstairs for the more traditional/homebuilt hot rods and customs. That's where I'll be, parked with the Nightmares Car Club. Stop by and ask for Scott. It would be cool to meet some members form this board, plus I'll have a big cooler of beer with me. Here's some shots of the almost finished product.
Post Number: 956
|Posted on Wednesday, March 04, 2009 - 2:55 am: || |
Nice ride Scott, Maybe one day soon I'll get my car home to work on it. Meanwhile I will settle for another year of going to Autorama. Every year since 1983 minus 1 one I've been there.
Post Number: 28
|Posted on Wednesday, March 04, 2009 - 5:47 am: || |
I will probably go friday. A local 60's style, surf band,The Volcanos are playing downstairs where you will be, with sets at 3:00, 6:00 and 8:00.
Post Number: 123
|Posted on Wednesday, March 04, 2009 - 7:51 am: || |
I do love looking at all the beautiful cars but the reason I go to Autorama may belong in the Dudes We Dig thread! Very talented and not so bad on the eyes. Chip Foose.
Post Number: 128
|Posted on Wednesday, March 04, 2009 - 9:55 am: || |
Nice ride! I will be there Sunday as usual. I love seeing the cars drive out at the end of the show!
Post Number: 4120
|Posted on Wednesday, March 04, 2009 - 10:48 am: || |
Nice upgrade, Bc. I've kept your pics from the past, as I've always loved that old school look.
Post Number: 133
|Posted on Wednesday, March 04, 2009 - 12:42 pm: || |
Thanks Bigb, the car absolutle screamed with the single two barrel and the old Caddy batwing aircleaner. Now I've got six, two barrels so I think I'll get a chance to break some parts especially when I get the pie crust whitewall drag slicks on the back
Post Number: 134
|Posted on Wednesday, March 04, 2009 - 12:51 pm: || |
Hey scooter, the cool thing about Chip is he's a REAL car guy, not just a celeb. A few years ago instead of hanging out with all the fat cats upstairs he came down to the basement looking for Dave Lohr, and Aaron Grote.
These are two regular guys with normal jobs who just happen to have built some really bitchin cars in the home garages. Chip ended up taking them out to dinner. Plus he's a good sport. At Autorama they give out the Riddler award, one the most coveted awards in the business. In 2007 the basement had the "Rubber Riddler" which was actually an adult toy. Chip autographed it, and actually posed for a few photos with it. So he gets it and he's really down to Earth, a great guy.
Post Number: 124
|Posted on Wednesday, March 04, 2009 - 3:53 pm: || |
BC, thanks for the info on Chip. I knew the Riddler was a big deal and years ago found all sorts of info on it. That's when I learned about Chip and was amazed at his sketches and awards. I was tickled that he was on the redesign team for the Motor City Casino. Even this old chick finds Autorama lots of fun!
Post Number: 168
|Posted on Wednesday, March 04, 2009 - 11:05 pm: || |
Bc,I'm also on the H.A.M.B.I'll be there thursday afternoon,Then I think I have a tour with some out of towners on sat.My season usually starts next weekend,so this is the first year I'll get to see the basement.
Post Number: 135
|Posted on Thursday, March 05, 2009 - 12:03 am: || |
Cool Davemarc, there's a HAMB meet & greet at the singlefinger speedshop booth every day I think at 2:00 pm. Make sure you swing by.
Post Number: 655
|Posted on Friday, March 06, 2009 - 8:53 am: || |
Any other cars of particular note that y'all know of that will be there that I should make sure to check out? I like classic stuff like the Barris Merc a lot. Not sure whether I'll spend all my time Sat or split it between Sat and Sun, but I'll make sure to come check out your car, BC. I really really miss kar kulture!
Post Number: 169
|Posted on Friday, March 06, 2009 - 11:57 am: || |
Otter,the merc is there,a replica of the kopper kart,the orbitron,the milk truck and way to much cool stuff to mention.My buddy has a deuce roaster that I'll be hanging out with this weekend.Scott the car looks KILLER in person.Nice job,trad,but not over the top.I'll try to look you up this weekend.Dave
Post Number: 60
|Posted on Friday, March 06, 2009 - 12:02 pm: || |
Don't forget to stop by the model car contest booth.I'll be in and out of there throughout Saturday and Sunday.
Post Number: 9564
|Posted on Friday, March 06, 2009 - 12:13 pm: || |
Any other cars of particular note that y'all know of that will be there that I should make sure to check out?
Check out Ashley Webb. Er, I mean, check out Ashley Webb's hot rod.
Post Number: 128
|Posted on Friday, March 06, 2009 - 12:40 pm: || |
Post Number: 662
|Posted on Friday, March 06, 2009 - 4:45 pm: || |
Thanks, I'll certainly do that. I still build models myself, though I don't hardly spend any time on them these days since I haven't yet set up a dedicated work area in my current apt. or my old one. Naturally I've got a couple of dozen of unbuilt kits that I'll get to one day (hah!)