10th ANNUAL WHEELS ‘N’ WINDMILLS: SOLVANG, CA!

Balmy weather, blue skies and lots of shiny (and rusty) vehicles lined the streets of the picture-perfect Danish town. Packed with happy tourists and locals, the show supports local and National charities. In 2013, the Show donated $30,000 to health-related charities. Jim Palam brings us highlights of this year’s event.

Rick Kistler is a Car Guy and large-scale metal artist from Gaviota, CA. He created this “Throw Away The Blueprints” chopped ’29 Ford Sedan.
 You want thick, wavy and rusty frame rails and skyscraper headers? Kistler delivers!

Norman George’s bright red and chrome-trimmed ’69 Corvette Stingray requires dark sunglasses and sunscreen to view it.

The Danish town of Solvang now has its own Danish sidecar motorcycle, thanks to Solvang Vintage Motorcycle Museum owner, collector and scientist Virgil Elings, Ph.D. The “Nimbus” cycle is powered by a four-cylinder, OHC open-valve motor slung in a flat steel frame.

Guy Martin’s snow white ‘10 Camaro is a study in chiseled style and peak performance. Granatelli Motor Sport accessories tastefully top off the Camaro’s boosted SS powerplant.

John Lynch’s Blown ’56 Chevy 210 “Post” Gasser is not shy when it comes to showing off it’s chromed intakes and exhausts.

Need more gas? Then fill up on the awesomeness of Charlie Merken’s Checkered Past ’64 Dodge Polara 500 – a 1965 AHRA record holder.

“Piss & Moan Car Club” member Art Tabata just wasn’t happy until his two-year search for a stock Ford Fairlane became a reality and he acquired this perfect ’64 Fairlane 500. Grandma’s plastic is still on the seats and as clear as when new!

Retired California Highway Patrol officer Norm Horsley is still on the road, but now in the luxury and comfort of his cavernous ’38 Ford COE service truck.

Words & photos: Jim Palam, http://www.jimpalam.com/

For more information about the Show and the charities it supports, please visit http://www.wheelsnwindmills.com/

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