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 →
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 →
While cruising around LA last year, I guess we had a destination mind, one of the guys spotted a cool looking yellow 32 three window up on a hoist in a garage. Jumping on the brakes in our hire car and turning around, we stopped off to check it out. It turned out to be Braun’s muscle car & Hot Rod restorations workshop and just one of a number of customer’s cars receiving maintenance.
Looking around this old brick premises, we could see numerous other projects on the go through their various stages. Curiosity got the better of us and we ventured inside. Read More →
Today I decided to venture off to a show I knew little about and as this show was only in its second year of running, it is understandable. A great local event located at Bunnings Warehouse in Caroline Springs, West side of Melbourne, this car and bike show brought out the quality of rides normally reserved for much bigger events. The variety of vehicles on show covered many genres giving punters a great in vision into what the automotive scene is about.
With all proceeds going to Westfad, a joint venture between the Deer Park and Sunshine Lions clubs to be distributed to the needy, car and bike enthusiasts alike are more than happy to throw their weight behind such a charity if it’s an excuse to get their pride and joy out for the day! The high temperature couldn’t keep them away and the reserved section of the parking lot quickly filled up.
This is to become an annual event and, with the continued support of Bunnings and fantastic organising skills of Westfad, Bunnings may have to give up more of their carpark for future events! So if you’re looking to feel good about helping charity while needing an excuse to get your pride and joy out, mark this one down in your calendar and we’ll see you there next year!
Keep on cruising!