Pick-ups are all the rage among hot rodders these days and the older they look, the cooler they are. The pick-up truck was never designed to be pretty as they are predominately workhorses and need to be tough to handle the daily grind of knocks and scrapes. Having said that, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and when modified, make great rods giving the builder many options as to how they want the finished vehicle to look. Read More →
Archive For January, 2014
One way to celebrate Australia Day!
One of the many ways to celebrate Australia Day in Geelong was to get your ride out and go for a cruise! This time, over one hundred tough and cool rides gathered at the Cotton On carpark in Seperation st, North Geelong before heading down the coast to the St. Leonards Hotel for a bite to eat, a cool drink and a catch up with friends. The cruise passed through the quiet country town of Drysdale which didn’t know what hit them as classics and modified rides headed through the main street before turning off in one of two directions towards the destination point. Read More →
Bringing the elite to one place
Once again Melbourne turned on the charm for the 49th Victorian Hot Rod show held at the historic Exhibition Building. Upon arrival, we were greeted with an array of beautifully presented rods lined up around the large fountain in the front garden giving those attending what they could expect to find inside. 32s, 33s and 4s just to name a few along with some cool customs and classic rides gleemed in the morning sun as we headed to the main entrance to peruse the elite rides and club displays on show in the main hall.
Love that country hospitality!
Last weekend saw me pack up the Chev and head to the small country town of Colac located South West of Geelong along the Princes Hwy. This weekend event is put on by the dedicated team of the Colac Custom Car and Bike Show committee. Each year they prepare for the onslaught of modified rides and their owners by ensuring all who attend are well entertained and catered for!
This year the Friday night entertainment at drive in movie was that all time classic from the Seventies,
Respecting those who raised the bar!
Larry Watson was one of the central figures of custom car building in LA during the 1950s. He was a trailblazer of custom paint trends, techniques and tricks. His name is synonymous with candys, pearls and metal flake along with some of the brightest paint jobs seen due to his colour mixing talents. To this day, various styles of custom paint work are still referred to as Larry Watson Scallops, Larry Watson Panel Jobs or Watson flames. His unique style is held in high esteem throughout custom car lore and can be seen adorning custom rides today. Dennis Jones’s 1959 Ford Fairlane is one such car that pays homage to this avant-garde customiser of the past. Read More →
Where’s the locals at!
Every town has its hot spot; the place where like minded people gather, to chat about the latest issues related to their preferred vocation or just to catch up with mates! For the automotive minded in Read More →
Classics in the park
The small country town of Drysdale, located along the peninsula was inundated with another huge turnout of classic cars, bikes and other motorised machinery today at the Drysdale reserve for the Drysdale Classic car show! Great to see the numerous clubs including Read More →
Keeping the 409 dream alive!
Dave Mills is one of your old school drag racers, keeping the tradition alive of racing old school motors in period correct drag cars. But don’t underestimate these guys, they’ll leave you in a cloud of smoke sitting at the Christmas tree with their high horsepower, naturally aspirated 409s pushing out in excess of 800hp! These lost middle childs of the Chev engines have a loyal following in a niche market of old school horsepower production! Read More →