Friday, October 17, 2014

SEMA - - it's not just about cars or trucks . . . . .

Every conceivable part of a car and sometimes parts you have never thought about are on display.  Venders hawking their wares in booths that often resemble circus sideshows.  Celebrities and shapely models are on display to draw you into the jaws of the selling sharks.

That is what makes this such a great event.  Other than the shear size of the halls, it is fun from the minute you walk onto the red carpet.

Coming November 4th

Friday, October 10, 2014

BLUEWATER DESERT CHALLENGE

Parker Arizona is hosting this race beginning today.
OCTOBER 10, 11, 12, 2014 – (2-day race / Race in Parker, AZ)
“THE AMERICAN CHALLENGE CONTINUES”
CAR/TRUCK & UTV POINTS ONLY – NO PRE-FUN RUN

The SEMA show revisited . . . .

Custom cars and Hot Rods are represented at the SEMA show by cars like this.

Parts, Shop Equipment, Detail products, procedure seminars and every possible item that you might need for your business is on display.

I'll have details and photos for the items that catch my fancy.

Coming to you November 7, 2014

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Getting ready for the SEMA show . . . .

 The Willy's Station Wagon - available in the early '50s for around $2,000 for the 2 wheel drive version.  I remember riding in a couple of these that my parents owed.

The ad below would have been typical for ads in magazines.

Engines were either a 4 cyl or straight 6 cyl.  Both engines were either flat head or overhead valves depending on which year model.


Monday, October 6, 2014

This weekend in Las Vegas

A new twist to the action at the Las Vegas Speedway - yep, they are going to race Airplanes.  The Red Bull Air Races will be held on Sat and Sunday starting at 10 am local time.  Here is the race layout:


Saturday, October 4, 2014

Memories


As we get closer to this years SEMA show in Las Vegas I got a bit of nostalgia about our 5-1600 race car and my first single seat buggie.  
This car had an 1835 cc VW engine and an early type 2 transmission with alpine gears in the reduction boxes.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Galpin Ford Museum


In the Beginning . . . . . .

After years on the old godaddy quick blogcast system, we are now beginning anew here on Blogger.  Help me out with comments any time and any subject.  Photos will be a big part of this site.  SEMA is coming up in November and I look forward to presenting as many products as possible that will be of interest to me.