Rolls & Pleats #17
|Mar.-Apr.-May 2005 |
Daniel Shircliff tells us about his car club, The Rattlers - a bunch of friends all living within a mile radius from his home, in Phoenix, Arizona!
Now in its 6th year, the Road Agents' Rockabilly Rumble has managed to establish itself as the leading show in the east for traditional rods, kustoms and choppers.
MOONEYES X-MAS PARTY
Like every year, Stephan Szantai provides us with brilliant shots from the Mooneyes X-mas Party, held in mid-December at Whittier, California's Star Academy.
Lead East is a family orientated, nostalgic weekend focusing on the fifties, which attracts kustoms (hundreds of them!) from all over the East!
"Bedrock" in denmark (now in its 3rd year) is like a smaller scale version of Sweden's "Old Style Weekend", with only about 60 cars but an equally great atmosphere, rockabilly bands, plus hot rod racing in a sand quarry!
Every year on the first weekend of July, thousands of vintage American cars invade the small town of Vasteras, Sweden for the gigantic "Power B ig Meet". During the same weekend, in the same town, but at a different location takes place another event much more interesting to R&P readers - Lead Parkin'!
Chris Ransted reports on the "Nostalgia Nationals" held last July in the very heart of England, in Stratford-Upon-Avon. The 3-day event also featured the "Flathead Meltdown" - a race series just for flattie powered cars - and the "Gasser Circus" for gassers.
THE LOUD MUFFLERS' PARIS SHOW
France's only worthy car show, organized yearly by the Loud Mufflers car club, once again drew traditional rods and kustoms from all over the country and its neighbors.
Reknown painter John Bell sent us some pics he's taken at the Vultures car club's "Asphalt Invitational" car show held last July in Hayward (Nor-Cal) .
SCRAP IRON II
Our cover car - Jim Derzius' oustanding, hemi powered '36 Ford pickup.
THE VW ALTERNATIVE
Fred Hidalgo's wild "Stink Bug" (R&P #7) inspired a few rodders to build similar hot rodded VW's, each of them replacing the ugly stock VW front end by a dropped Ford I-beam. One of them is Martin Smith, who built this '56, except Martin also decided to market the parts needed to install an I-beam on a VW.