On a recent trip to the States, Detroit was one of the places on our itinerary. Upon arriving in Detroit, we had one thing on our mind, to check out this Woodward dream cruise we had heard so much about. Officially not starting till Saturday, we headed to the eight lanes wide boulevard running between Motor city and Pontiac on Tuesday to find people already cruising the strip although small in numbers at this time. By Thursday, the numbers had grown considerably as automotive enthusiasts from across the country and around the world converged on this landmark strip of highway. Read More →
Archive For June, 2014
Wouldn’t be Hollywood without hotrods…would it??
After a recent trip to America, one of our stops was to the well known custom car and rod shop of Troy Lad’s, Hollywood Hot rods located in Burbank, California. Surrounded by palm trees and flanked on one side by one of LA’s major freeways, this moderately sized custom shop takes you back to a time when small auto businesses like Dean Jeffries and Ed Roth’s custom shops could be found spread among the back streets and industrial zones of Southern California. California had built itself a strong reputation as the ultimate place where cool custom cars and radical rods were breeding in numbers. The long dry summers drew them (American rodders) to the West Coast while the milk shake diners and rod shows kept them here. Customizers drew inspiration off one another as the custom mods and crazy paint schemes was only limited to one’s imagination! Read More →
Muscle car nirvana!
With the history of muscle cars encompassing about 50 years (always contentious when the first one was), it’s always a thrill and very convenient when a large collection of these high horse power beasts are gathered in one place. The Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne once again played host to the Gasolene TV inspired spectacle seeing a fantastic array of Australian and American muscle cars from the earliest perceived machines to the latest high tech muscle on show in all their prime and glory! Well, not quite all but more on that later! Read More →