Rain And Shine

March 15th, 2010

Main_thumb_rainAs much as we wanted to be witty and open this piece with the words, “Oh, the weather outside was frightful,” we can’t. Our feet are still wet, and the joke just doesn’t seem so funny anymore.

The 2009 Mooneyes X-Mas Party

Main_rainAs much as we wanted to be witty and open this piece with the words, “Oh, the weather outside was frightful,” we can’t. Our feet are still wet, and the joke just doesn’t seem so funny anymore.

 

A little inclement weather still didn’t stop the hard-core fans from attending the 2009 Mooneyes X-Mas party Show & Drag, held Saturday, December 12, at the Toyota Speedway at Irwindale in Irwindale, California. Always one of the favorite shows of the year, the Mooneyes X-Mas Party combines hot suede sleds and ratrod-style rides, along with drag racing. Of course due to the weather, the drag racing was not held, but there was still a nice selection of cars and trucks lining the parking lot.

There was also a large contingent of vendors there to tempt the assembled crowd. Thankfully, most of them had E-Z UP tents, and that alone drew the crowds to them and their wares. One of the best aspects of the Mooneyes show (besides the bevy of pinup girls roaming about) is that it draws, no pun intended, many of the Southland’s best pinstripers. From Jeff Styles to Von Hot Rod, they were striping everything from bowling pins to pinups. Personally, we love pinstripes, and with the various styles of those in attendance, it wasn’t easy to decide whose we like the best. We even filmed Jeff Styles as he applied stripes to a bowling pin. The video can be seen on Driveonline.com.

Speaking of pinups, one of the most anticipated features of the day is the pinup girl contest. Some lovely ladies were there, and we’d love to tell you who won, but just as the girls hit the stage, the skies opened up, and we ran for the dry confines of our truck. Sorry, but by that time we were soaked up to our knees, and had had enough of being cold and wet.

Knowing just how popular its annual show is, Mooneyes has decided to show its appreciation and make it up to the vendors and people who drove their cars out in rain by having an ’09 Xmas Party Show and Drag MAKE OVER. That is killer news, and according to Mooneyes, the tentative date is set for Sunday, July 18, 2010, again at the Irwindale Speedway. That’s right! There will be another show, so mark your calendar! You can be sure we’ll be there, and this time we will have our video camera to record everything, especially the pinup contest. So keep reading Drive! for all of the insider info.

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