Mike & Maureen Matune take us on a tour of a shop that does it all. This Rat-Rod checked all the boxes with Ford “Y-Block” power with three deuces, “Z’d” frame and a well thought out combination of seemingly unrelated parts with the right fit & finishes. Rod has a removable roof panel and side windows held in by Dzus fasteners. Amelia Island friends Barb & Allison Griffiths invited us to attend the Spring Open House at their shop, Treasured Motorcar Services LTD (TMS) in Reis...Read More
RODS & CUSTOMS IN CLIFTON: LIONS ROAR!
The Clifton Lions Club presents its 15th annual Labor Day Car Show in Clifton, VA. Mike Matune brings us highlights. Benefiting local charities, the show has become a staple on the Washington, D.C. area car calendar. Here the Fairfax County Police Color guard presents the colors at mid-day. From the buildings in the background, you get an idea of the show’s setting in historic Clifton, about 25 miles West of Washington. In addition to cars, the show featured live music and a Chili Challeng...Read More
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 rust...Read More
STATE STREET NATIONALS: SANTA BARBARA, CA!
Kicked off by a cruise & BBQ the day before, the State Street Nationals this past weekend lived up to it’s name: Santa Barbara’s Premier Car Show. Held in downtown Santa Barbara on State Street this past Sunday, the State Street Nationals showcased some 350 cars spanning 11 picturesque blocks. Packed with great cars, enthusiasts and happy tourists from all parts of the country, the show was a rousing success. The theme this year was “BIG” right down to the flick playing in the Arlington ...Read More