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Casite Launches “Show Me Your Motor Honey” Promotion on Facebook to Celebrate its 90thAnniversary

Monday, September 2nd, 2013

Casite Launches “Show Me Your Motor Honey” Promotion on Facebook to Celebrate its 90thAnniversary

Monday, April 15th, 2013


Contestants asked to upload photo of themselves and their vehicle

for the chance to win a grand prize of $9,000

(Troy, Mich.) -To celebrate 90 years in business,Casite (http://www NULL.casite off its “Show Me Your Motor Honey” Facebook promotion on Friday, February 1.

Consumers who visit the company’sFacebook (https://www NULL.facebook pagewill have the opportunity to upload a photo of themselves, or a family member, friend, or pet (their Motor Honeys),with their vehicle. Contestants and their friends can vote once a day for their favorite photos. From February through October, those enrolled in the promotion will qualify to win one of nine monthly $90 Visa gift cards. Each of the monthly winners and the top 90 voted entries at the end of the promotion will qualifyto win the $9,000 grand prize, which will be announced on November 6 during AAPEX 2013 in Las Vegas.

More information regarding the “Show Me Your Motor Honey” promotion,including promotion details, rules, regulationsand the list of monthly winnerscan be found on Casite’s website at (http://www NULL.casite (more…)

2011 31st Annual Wavecrest Woodie Show

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Moonlight Beach, Encinitas, California

When the San Diego Chapter of the National Woodie Club throws an event it’s a blast, and this 31st show was no exception. All of the things that make up a great show were included: great organization, around 300 participants’ vehicles and beautiful weather. Wavecrest is now considered the premier woodie owners’ event. The name Wavecrest evolved from the Wave Crest Inn in Del Mar, California, which was the first location of this event back in 1980. In those days, only 20 woodies turned up. (more…)

Matt’s Garage

Friday, January 13th, 2012

A Lifetime of Automotive Passion

Matt Tachdjian has always been a car guy. In the ‘50s, his father Mike Tachdjian had what we used to call a junkyard in Pasadena, California. Pictures from those early years are framed and hang in the lobby of his garage. His collection of 50-60 cars displays his interest in preserving some favorite memories from his past. It’s a family affair with his wife Linda and his son Cole participating in the hobby, as well. (more…)

American Classic Cars and Cal-Rods Team Up

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

Collector Car Appreciation Day

The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), its Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) and the Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) Councils announced July 8, 2011 as Collector Car Appreciation Day. The date marks the second commemoration in what will become an annual event to raise awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society.  SEMA’s commitment to preserving and promoting the automotive restoration industry through its projects and programs is evident in this event. (more…)

Riviera Paradise

Friday, January 6th, 2012

’65 Buick Riviera GS

I live in Pico Rivera, California, and I was initially looking to build a ’64 Chevy Impala, but it seemed everyone was after the same animal. My dad used to have a ’59 Buick Electra, as rare a car then as it is now. I’ve always been a fan of the General Motors Buick line, so I decided to take a path less traveled. I contacted some buddies and they put out feelers in search of a Buick. In the meantime, my friend Rob Fortier picked up a line on a ’65 Riviera. After checking out the Rivi, I fell in love with it, and the next thing I knew I was throwing down cash for the pink slip. With the car finally sitting in my driveway, I just couldn’t seem to get a handle on what I wanted to do to my new ride. After researching to mine a few ideas, I realized that I needed some help. So, I reached out to my friend, the extraordinarily talented automotive rendering artist Steve Stanford from Orange County, California. Steve sketched some incredible masterpieces, and advised candy green and pearl finish, custom interior and cool wheels. (more…)

The 17th Annual Orange Plaza Car Show

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

Orange Sunrise Rotary’s Annual Hot Rodding Effort to Benefit YMCA of Orange

Within the hot rodding and custom car community there are several events held to benefit the lives of others, and the annual Orange Plaza Car Show is one of those events. Hosted by Orange Sunrise Rotary Club, this year marked the 17th annual event with proceeds going to the YMCA of Orange, Youth Literacy and Education Programs. (more…)

Desert Cruising

Monday, December 26th, 2011

Hacker’s Hot Rods & Customs Grand Opening & Car Show

Shop parties and informal hot rod gatherings are some of the best events around. They provide a relaxing environment for us gearheads to show off our rides and get better acquainted with our hot rodding brethren. The grub usually isn’t too shabby either. (more…)

Scenes From the Biggest Moparty in the West

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

Mopars at the Strip 2011 Returns to Las Vegas Motor Speedway

It’s called the Biggest Moparty in the west for good reason, and Las Vegas Motor Speedway is the event’s official home. Last April 8-10, the ninth edition of the (http://www NULL.Paintermotor Mopars at the Strip literally rolled into Sin City with car caravans coming from as far away as Oregon, Texas and Canada. For three whole days Mopar fans were treated to record-breaking runs, as witnessed by Stephen Herbert and his SS/AH Hemi Shootout ‘Cuda’s incredible 8.57-152.93; bumper dragging wheel stands, particularly in the A/FX Nostalgia Super Stock category where there was a big surprise finish; lots of concourse quality Mopars in the car show area; a total of four divisions and 40 classes, like Popular Choice, World’s Ultimate Mopar, Judged and Best of Show/Editor’s Choice; and it all culminated in a parade of champions. (more…)

Run to the Sun

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011