Posts Tagged ‘Hawaii’

A Resto Mod ‘62 Corvette From Oahu, Hawaii’s Gathering Place

Friday, November 11th, 2011

The father and son team of Bill Bartenstein Senior and Junior of Corvette Center of Hawaii are renown around the 50th state for performing classic Corvette restorations, as well as brokering pristine examples of these plastic fantastics to an elite clientele based within the Pacific Rim. In recent years, however, the Bartensteins have been favoring the resto mod side of the coin, because after awhile, one restored Corvette, or classic Camaro for that matter, just looks like another, and you’ve got to keep prospective buyers interested. However, before any of you GM purists go running for the tar bucket, we should make it perfectly clear that the two Bills generally find themselves a car in need of saving, a car that in most cases would cost far more to restore than its actual net worth. Such was the case with this Atomic Orange-hued, LS3-powered, ‘62 vintage straight axle Corvette convertible appropriately named 1-BAD-62. (more…)

Aloha Tony Rodrigues

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

Sending a Hot Rod Pioneer off in Style

Anthony, “Tony,” Rodrigues Sr., one of the 50th state’s true hot rodding pioneers, passed away May 27, 2011 at age 69. A native of the Big Island city of Hilo, the retired plumbing contractor attended Hilo High School and enlisted in the United States Army in 1959. (more…)