Sunday, March 23, 2014

A Great Day At The Races

  Yesterday i went out with my wife to the Street Machine Muscle Car Nationals at Pomona Fairplex to catch the Autocross action, and to meet up with Erich ('66 El Camino) and happened to also run into Doug ('67 Chevelle ss) both of whom i met at the Motor 4 Toys cars show and Hotchkis Cruise last December.
  This was our first time going to an Autocross event and we had a Blast there, thanks to the hospitality from the TCI Engineering guys. I am currently building up my own car ('65 El Camino) to start entering these types of events myself. So this turned out to be extremely motivating for me! I even had the chance to catch a ride along with Robert Byrd (The Racing Byrds) in his 2010 Camaro.
  This post is going to be slightly different from previous posts because i'm adding a video of the action and pictures mostly of the race cars, and some of the show cars, which i took from my Go-Pro camera, along with several pics from my phone. I hope you guys enjoy these pictures and video!


Sunday, March 9, 2014

50th Anniversary of the Goat!

  This past Saturday morning I headed back out to the Automobile Driving Museum, as they were hosting a car show for the 50th anniversary of the GTO. It turned out to be a perfect sunny southern California day. As we pulled up and looked for a place to park, I noticed a great turn out of cars on the lot. We were motioned to park on the far lot just south of the Hot Rod/Car Craft garage where we found what I feel to be a couple of the hidden gems from the show. There was the Yellow GTO I had seen before at the Downtown El Segundo car show last year, and that beautiful blue GTO in front of the red Garage.
  Apparently I just noticed after going thru all the pictures I had taken, I gravitated towards the '67 and earlier models. There was also a couple of non GTO's at the show including the Hurst Oldsmobile, the Chevy Nomad, and '70 Chevelle that was actually the cover car from OPG's 2014 parts catalog. I hope you guys enjoy these pictures!


Wednesday, March 5, 2014

A Son's Great Gift

  This morning as I was heading to make one of my deliveries at work. I noticed this clean GTO parked across the street from my stop, and a couple of guys checking it out. I was running early, so I decided to head over and talk to them about the car. I also wanted to invite them to the Automobile Driving Museum's Tribute show for the 50th Anniversary of the Pontiac GTO this weekend.
  After talking to them for a couple of minutes i came to find out one of the guys there, Adam had just got the car back from a 1 year restoration, and it was a gift to his dad Steve (who was the other guy there) for his '65th B-Day. Who unfortunately will not be here to bring the GTO to the anniversary show this weekend, which would've been pretty cool with his new baby. Although i know he will be having a blast driving this beauty up to San Fransisco, then having the car shipped home to Canada where he's from.
  I was honored to have been able to meet them at this time, and enjoy seeing such a great gift be given from Son to Father.