Tuesday, December 29, 2009

12-27-09 Gasoline Alley

This was the last show I attended this year and it was appropriately the last Gasoline Alley that Shelly & Regis will host at Original Mike's. They may start up again next year at a new location and you'll hear about it here if they do. Lots of nice cars for this final event.

See all the pics here or the slideshow here.

Monday, December 28, 2009

12-27-09 Million Dollar Breakfast Cruise

Here's a few pics from yesterday's Million Dollar Breakfast Cruise, held on the first and last Sundays every month at Enderle Center in Tustin. This is always well attended with new cars showing up every time! All the info is on my Events page.

See all the pics here or the slideshow here and come out and join us next Sunday!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

12-26-09 Cars and Coffee

This weekly Saturday morning gathering in Irvine, CA never fails to please. There is always something new that catches my eye, or old favorites that I never get bored looking at.

Click here for all the pics or here for the slideshow.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Hot Rod's Feb 2010 Cover Car: Packard Straight 8 Rat Rod

The latest issue of Hot Rod features this supercharged Packard flathead straight 8 Rat Rod on the cover.

I first saw this car in the parking lot of a Salt Lake car show back in May 2008. I always wander the parking lot before leaving a show just to see what might be there. This one obviously caught my eye! Here's what I shot that day and a few You Tube videos I found on it, enjoy...

Now that you know what this Packard powered Hot Rod built by Brian Thomas looks like, lets hear it run and take a ride...

...a little more

Check out 48packards8's Channel on You Tube for more video and pick up the Feb. 2010 issue of Hot Rod to read more about this one.

Friday, December 18, 2009

2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS to pace Indianapolis 500

Officials from Chevrolet and Indianapolis Motor Speedway unveiled the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS Indianapolis 500 pace car at the Speedway’s Hall of Fame Museum today.

 “We’ve enjoyed a great partnership with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway throughout the years, and are proud to once again have the privilege of pacing the Indianapolis 500 in a Camaro,” said Jim Campbell, General Manager, Chevrolet.

The 2010 Chevy Camaro Indianapolis 500 pace car is a 21st century sports car that looks to the future with a nod to both the car’s and the race’s heritage. The first year for Camaro to pace the Indianapolis 500 was in 1967, the year the Camaro made its debut. Camaro has since paced the race in 1969, 1982, 1993 and 2009.

This year’s pace car features an Inferno Orange Metallic paint scheme with White Diamond rally stripes that travel from the front to the rear over the top of the body, as well as extending to the instrument panel. The design is a modern interpretation of the original rally stripe that debuted on the 1969 Indianapolis 500 Pace Car.

“Chevrolet has done it again with the 2010 Chevy Camaro SS Pace Car, it is simply beautiful,” said Jeff Belskus, president and CEO of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corporation. “The car’s tribute to ‘500’ history and its sports car feel will be a big hit with our fans, and it will look great leading the Indianapolis 500 field on Race Day.”

This year’s pace car is equipped with a stock 400 hp 6.2L V-8, an RS appearance package and leather interior with Inferno Orange interior accents. The pace car also features unique design cues that further enhance the Camaro’s head-turning design. Features unique to the pace car include:

    * 2010 Indianapolis 500 event logo painted on doors and embroidered on driver and passenger headrests
    * 2010 Indianapolis 500 event logo badges on front fenders
    * All-new front grille insert that Chevrolet plans to offer as a future Camaro accessory
    * Amber lens tail lamps
    * Complete safety strobe light system with custom interior light bar in the rear window (no rooftop light bar)
    * All-new GM Accessory floor mats with red and orange accent stitching


 The public will get their first look at the 2010 Chevy Camaro SS Indianapolis 500 pace car when it makes its auto show debut at the Indianapolis Auto Show starting on Dec.26. For 2010, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway will play host to the Indianapolis 500 on May 30.