Archive for the ‘Shows’ Category

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…)

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…)

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 Paintermotor.com (http://www NULL.Paintermotor NULL.com)-promoted 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

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Biggest “Little” Car Show

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Reno’s Hot August Nights

While Reno calls itself the biggest little city, the Hot August Nights event held there is anything but small. Now in its 25th year, HAN is widely recognized as the largest classic car and nostalgia festival in the United States, selling out some 6,000 participant vehicle passes, and attracting a gazillion visitors. Way more than just a car show, it celebrates a simpler time with a diverse mix of ’72 or older vehicles, everything from rods to muscle cars to classics. (more…)

Brothers Show & Shine

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Classic Chevy Trucks Gather in SoCal

Let’s face facts, some guys are very brand loyal when it comes to trucks. There are Chevy guys, Ford Guys, etc. who crave anything sporting a Bow Tie or Blue Oval. Brothers Truck Parts has made a name for itself catering to those calling Chevy sheet metal home, offering restoration parts and aftermarket components for classic GM pickups. (more…)

BS Industries Shop Bash

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

Hot Rod Builder Bodie Stroud Hosts a day of hot rods and Gearhead Gabbing in Hollywood

Throughout the past few years, BS Industries in Hollywood, owned and operated by Bodie Stroud, has kicked out some pretty impressive muscle car and truck builds that have landed on magazine covers and pulled hardware at some of the most prestigious events in the country. (more…)

AAA 5th Annual Employee Invitational Car Show

Sunday, November 13th, 2011

The Auto Club Hosts a day of Horsepower in Sunny SoCal

It was June 18 and the city of Fountain Valley, California, was alive as the echo of horsepower hitting the ground radiated through the air and the annual AAA car show got underway at AAA of Fountain Valley. (more…)