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Entries in Hot Rods (4)

Friday
Jul102009

Rolling Sculpture Car Show

Every hear in mid July the city of Ann Arbor closes off Main Street and some of the side streets in down town for the Rolling Sculpture Car Show.  You see a bit of everything there, from full on hot rods to some fine European classics.  Here is just a sample of what was there today.  Click the button on the player to enjoy these in full screen mode.  Enjoy!

Saturday
Jun062009

Product Review Meguiar's Plastic Headlight Restoration Kit

For quite some time on my POS daily driver the headlights have been an issue.  They have become so fogged and yellowed that at times it's hard to tell if they are on at night.  I really hate spending money on this truck, because it's not worth anything.  I bought it Memorial Day weekend in 2006 for $900, and have spent little money on it.  A new battery, front rotors and pads and a fuel pump, that's it.  45,000+ miles later, it still runs good and gets 27-28mpg on the highway.  

The lack of illumination has mostly been an annoyance but of late it's hit a tipping point.  Over the last few months I've seen a few products advertised on TV and magazines that are supposed to clear up yellowed and fogged headlights, and I've been curious to see if they would work.  Earlier this week I was at the parts store to buy some new wiper blades and saw this on the shelf, I figured I'd give it a shot.

Thursday
Jun042009

Shelby Car Show At Ford World Headquarters

Sunday, May 31st there was a car show put on by the local SAAC (Shelby American Automobile Club) that happened on the grounds of Ford's World Headquarters.  Out time was short there, but we were able to put this video together.  Make sure to click the HD button to see it in it's best format.  If you'd like to see the individual pics have a look at them on out Flickr page

Saturday
Mar072009

2009 Detroit Autorama

Every year the hot rod crowd of Metro Detroit looks forward to the end of February/beginning of March when they take over the 700,000+ square foot Cobo Hall.  The Autorama is every bit as large as the North American International Auto Show.

On top of this it is one of the most prestigious shows as well, maybe the Oakland Roadster Show is the only other that is it's equal.  The Riddler Award is handed out to best Hot Rod of the show, and as a caveat, to be eligible it has to debut at the show.

Some of the big name builders show up every year, Chip Foose, Troy Trepanier, Justin Padfield, to name a few bring cars that cost in excess of $500,000 to put together and show them off here.  The show RIDES on TLC did an episode about the Detroit Autorama a couple years ago, it's worth checking out to see just how over the top the judges go to find anything wrong with the cars.

All that being said here is a quick little something I put together, sorry for the quality, trying to shoot with a FLIP camera is a bit tough.