Southwest Nats Picks and Thanks
This event is a great show each year… the weather, the cars, and the chance to set the pencils down for a couple of days and catch up with friends, colleagues and clients out at West World in the fall is one of the perks of being an AZ resident.
This year was no different in that respect… Thanks to Scott and the guys from Billet Specialties for their hospitality, Mike at Schott Wheels for taking time from his busy day to shoot the breeze and discuss some pojects, Kyle from Detroit Speed for doing likewise, Melissa and Tina over at Hot Brod for being such cool friends and supportive clients (and having a spot in the shade!), and to the many new friends we made wandering row after row of great cars for making it another great weekend full of memories!
I wanted to throw a special congratulations to two of our good friends (and design clients, no less), Tom with his Buick Special wagon, and Keith, another Valley local and all-around good friend with his Kaiser (a Hot Rod Magazine 2008 Top Ten pick… unfinished no less! Keep your eyes on this kid in the years to come—he’s a talented, visionary builder). Each scored a pick this weekend at the Southwest Nationals! It’s great to see such good folks recognized for their hard work and dedication. Seeing two home-built cars with working-man’s budgets parking amongst the “big boys” makes my day… and being fortunate enough to play a part in these cars is icing on the cake!
To both of you, thanks for your friendship and your dedication to a hobby you obviously love… It’s great to see others appreciating your hard work, and my hat’s off to both of you once again for a job well done!
Good on ya both…