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Vintage Torque Fest 2011 - Maquoketa Iowa April 29-30 2011

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posted in: vintage torque garage, news on February 23, 2011 at 03:12 AM
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Name of Show: Vintage Torque Fest Dates: April 29-30, 2011 City State: Maquoketa Iowa Address: 1212 E Quarry St Maquoketa IA 52060 (this is a 30 minute drive from Galena…

Vintage Torque Fest Update - Cover of CK Deluxe

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posted in: vintage torque garage, news on November 12, 2010 at 06:22 AM
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It has been over a month since posting and I figure I should give ya’ll a heads up. Things have been going pretty smoothly with the City Council in Maquoketa.…

Cruise to the Woods Fort Dodge Iowa - KEEPS ON GROWING!

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posted in: vintage torque garage, news on October 05, 2010 at 10:37 PM
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tags: cruise to the woods, fort dodge, iowa, car, show, hot, rod
not sure there is a show that is better than Cruise to the Woods in Iowa. Of course Good Guys is the big boy on the block – but that…

Relix Riot & Barnyard Boogie - 2 shows SAME weekend

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posted in: vintage torque garage, news on October 05, 2010 at 09:51 PM
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I dont get it…....I just dont get it. Why is the Relix Riot not a HUGE show? The place is amazing….....The Gilmore Museum is one of the top five car…

Mecum Auction Sept 16-19 Chicagoland - I drove the Judge!

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posted in: vintage torque garage, news on September 21, 2010 at 09:50 PM
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tags: hot, rod, car, show, auction, mecum, chicago, st charles, illinois
Well, after being self employed since 1992….I had to get a J O B. OK….it was not a full time gig, but it was definitely work. There is a LOT…

Greaserama 2010 - 10th Anniversary of the Best

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posted in: vintage torque garage, news on September 21, 2010 at 09:42 PM
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tags: los punk rods, car show, rat, fink, hot, rod
Los Punk Rods celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Greaserama Sept 4-5, 2010. And what an anniversary celebration it was….. Cars from all over the midwest made it to the…

2 shows in 1 Day - CHEATERAMA & Bombers Bombs Away Bash

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posted in: vintage torque garage, news on September 01, 2010 at 09:53 AM
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The Cheaters Car Club are one of those car clubs that you want to hang out with. The guys in the club all drive truly traditional hot rods and each…

HAMB Drags Mo Kan Dragway Nostalgia at its BEST

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posted in: vintage torque garage, news on September 01, 2010 at 09:22 AM
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I have heard about the HAMB drags for years, and always wanted to go. This year the dream turned into reality and it was worth the 19 hour roundtrip drive.…

SYMCO SHAKEDOWN is a MUST ATTEND

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posted in: vintage torque garage, news on August 23, 2010 at 04:17 PM
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Symco Shakedown is an amazing time. What more can ya say? Despite all the rain that came in on Friday, the true hot rod faithful would not be denied. It…

KKOA and More - Life on the Road

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posted in: vintage torque garage, news on August 03, 2010 at 02:43 PM
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tags: car show, kustom, kustom kemps, america, rat, fink, hot, rod, drag, races, meltdown, voodoo larry
I am going to have to re-think my current diet. It seems the diet that I am on gives me only enough energy to work 10-12 hour days. I am…

Vintage Torque Summer Schedule - COOL SHOWS YOU SHOULD BE AT!

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posted in: vintage torque garage, news on July 20, 2010 at 01:40 PM
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VINTAGE TORQUE SUMMER 2010 OK - I know – I know – I have not been emailing people lately – well…...we have had a bit of drama here at the…

Road Rockets Rumble 2010 & Gears n Ears

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posted in: vintage torque garage, news on June 28, 2010 at 03:42 PM
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tags: road, rocket, rumble, hot, rod, car, show, rat, fink, gears, ears, indianapolis
I had always heard about the Road Rocket Rumble….....watched the video….heard the stories….......but BEING there was a much greater experience than what I had hoped. I pulled in there on…

Beatersville in Louisville Kentucky is THE place to be from here on out!

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posted in: vintage torque garage, news on June 07, 2010 at 12:35 PM
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tags: beatersville, hot, rod, car, show, rat, fink, louisville, ky, kentucky
I drove all night (literally) from Iowa to get to Louisville KY by 7am for set up….....it was worth it. The cars at this show are of really great quality…

Video from Vintage Torque Fest 2010

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posted in: vintage torque garage, news on May 25, 2010 at 10:28 AM
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https://www.hubgarage.com/mygarage/videos/12558 or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxnfSwiMuag This is a direct video link to what you may have missed at the Vintage Torque Fest 2010. If you were there – you may just see…

Jalopy Showdown - The Perfect Hot Rod Show?

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posted in: vintage torque garage, news on May 25, 2010 at 10:16 AM
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Jalopy Showdown 2010 York Springs Pennsylvania has a hidden gem called the Jalopy Showdown. Well, it USED to be a hidden gem. Over the past few years this show has…

Hunnert Car Heads Up Nostalgia Drag Races=FUN

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posted in: vintage torque garage, news on May 25, 2010 at 08:04 AM
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The Chrome Czars put on a little shindig every year called the Hunnert Car Pile Up…....perhaps you have heard about it? If not – it is the greatest single one…

Vintage Torque Fest Pictures - About 150 of them

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posted in: vintage torque garage, news on May 11, 2010 at 12:54 AM
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/41399653@N06/sets/72157623907659331/show/with/4594095920/ The above link will take ya to the 150+ photos from Vintage Torque Fest.

Thanks to all those who came out for the Vintage Torque Fest

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posted in: vintage torque garage, news on May 07, 2010 at 03:12 PM
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May 1, 2010 was one of those life changing days. The outpouring of support for our little girl was humbling and brought me to tears, literally. There are so many…

Vintage Torque Fest THIS WEEKEND

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posted in: vintage torque garage, news on April 28, 2010 at 02:00 PM
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Just a last minute heads up for everyone – we will be at the Speedway from 9am til midnight on Friday. This is for the pre party and the cruise.…

Vintage Torque Fest

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posted in: vintage torque garage, news on April 19, 2010 at 02:15 PM
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Not much time to let everyone know what is up – so I am just going to put down all the major points for the show. If you wanna volunteer…

Lonestar Round Up 2010 - Another amazing show!

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posted in: vintage torque garage, news on April 12, 2010 at 07:44 PM
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Well so long Austin – it was great hanging out there again for a few days. The Thursday pre party started out at Reggies again – he is a member…

Des Moines World of Wheels....first and last?

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posted in: vintage torque garage, news on March 24, 2010 at 04:29 PM
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Mini bikes, go karts, bike races, live band, and overall shenanigans made this a pretty fun time in Des Moines this past weekend. The Motorama section of the show was…

Omaha NE - Hot Rodders are very happy staying in NE

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posted in: vintage torque garage, news on March 16, 2010 at 09:00 PM
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Omaha NE About 35 traditional hot rods turned up for the Omaha World of Wheels. This was the 55th Annual World of Wheels in Omaha and this year saw plenty…

New Location and Date for Chicago World of Wheels

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posted in: vintage torque garage, news on March 10, 2010 at 03:36 PM
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tags: chicago, world of wheels, car show, voodoo kings
This weekend saw a major change for the Chicago World of Wheels. In the past the show has always taken place at the McCormick Place in downtown Chicago. For whatever…

Good Times at the Minnesota World of Wheels

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posted in: vintage torque garage, news on March 10, 2010 at 03:09 PM
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Minneapolis World of Wheels is always a great time for me. It seems that this is what car shows should be about. Friendship and good times. The show itself is…

My Classic Car w/ Dennis Gage to Film at Torque Fest

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posted in: vintage torque garage, news on February 23, 2010 at 08:04 PM
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The big news is that Dennis Gage will be supporting the Vintage Torque Fest. He feels this is a unique event that deserves his support. We thank him for getting…

Kansas City World of Wheels - More Drama in 2010

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posted in: vintage torque garage, news on February 18, 2010 at 10:09 PM
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tags: los punk rods, kansas city, world of wheels, greaserama
Have you ever walked the entire length of Bartle Hall in Kansas City? MAN - that is a HUGE hall! Bartle Hall was opened up to include all the halls…

Polar Bear Cruise 2010 - Getting the Rods out in the Middle of Winter

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posted in: vintage torque garage, news on February 08, 2010 at 08:49 PM
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Super bowl sunday is a national holiday for the football faithful. But in the Chicago area there is a growing group that seem to be creating their own holiday. The…

Mopar Museum & Wild Wades Swap Meet Feb 1, 2010

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posted in: vintage torque garage, news on February 04, 2010 at 03:42 PM
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tags: wild wades swap meet, des moines iowa, vintage torque fest, mopar, little red wagon
Every so often you get a call to get somewhere – NOW…..and it is not one of those hospital or bailbond calls…..it is something cool. Well – the other day…

Quad City Hot Rod Show Rock Island IL

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posted in: vintage torque garage, news on January 25, 2010 at 09:08 PM
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It was great to meet so many guys that I have known here on the internet for so long….... it is weird – I did this show when I first…

Peotone Bike Swap

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posted in: vintage torque garage, news on January 22, 2010 at 12:37 AM
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Sometimes you just dont know what to expect when you do a show. Some that are expected to be really great turn out to only be so-so. Then others that…

Milwaukee World of Wheels - Traditional Rods and Cheaters

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posted in: vintage torque garage, news on January 13, 2010 at 06:36 PM
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tags: cheaters, car club, hot, rod, show, indoor, world of wheels, rat, fink,
A new year is upon us and this means all the indoor car shows are getting ready to really start hitting hard. Milwaukee World of Wheels was held at the…

Reverend Horton Heat Big Blue Car to be shown at Torque Fest!

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posted in: vintage torque garage, news on January 04, 2010 at 01:46 PM
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Reverend Horton Heat’s BIG BLUE CAR that is right – the car that inspired songs from the Reverend Horton Heat will be at the Torque Fest woo hoo The owner…

Rain Go Away - Mooneyes Christmas Party & Chopper Fest

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posted in: vintage torque garage, news on December 16, 2009 at 06:06 PM
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tags: mooneyes christmas party hot rod car show rat fink dave mann chopper california
I lived in California for 12 years and when I first moved out to the West Coast I laughed at the way the locals would freak out at the extreme…

Billy Gibbons & Mexican Blackbird at Yokohama Mooneyes Hot Rod Show

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posted in: vintage torque garage, news on December 08, 2009 at 01:52 PM
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tags: hot, rod, show, yokohama, japan, 2009, mooneyes, custom, rat, fink, vintage torque
Sunday December 6, 2009 marks the beginning of the indoor car show season. One of the biggest shows in the world is held at the Pacifico Yokohama – the giant…

Muscle Car Show in Chicago & Hunnert Car Pile Up Rumors

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posted in: vintage torque garage, news on November 24, 2009 at 12:22 PM
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The Muscle Car & Corvette Nationals was full of the best from across the country. Cars from New York to California were represented. There were also some historic racing cars,…

Final Touches on the Hunnert Car Pile Up DVD

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posted in: vintage torque garage, news on November 13, 2009 at 03:26 PM
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Cool Stuff & Vintage Torque Thanksgiving Update Well, Thanksgiving is fast approaching and we have a LOT to be thankful for this year. I hope you can take a minute…

Cedar Rapids IA Swap Meet - THANKS to all

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posted in: vintage torque garage, news on October 20, 2009 at 02:31 PM
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Wow – the Cedar Rapids swap meet was really encouraging….. I had people coming up all weekend that already knew about the show (www.vintagetorquefest.com), and were needing posters to put…

Hunnert Car Pileup - WORST Car Show EVER

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posted in: vintage torque garage, news on October 13, 2009 at 09:59 PM
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tags: hunnert, hunnert car pile up, chrome czars
THe Hunnert Car Pile Up started out small, and then grew and grew….until it is now something that seems to be the equivalent of the pilgramage to Mecca. This is…

A cruise in - from different STATES!

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posted in: vintage torque garage, news on October 07, 2009 at 11:22 AM
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After living in Iowa for 5 years, I thought I was “in the know” on all the big hot rod shows in the midwest. For some reason I had never…

40th Birthday in Gas City, IN

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posted in: vintage torque garage, news on September 28, 2009 at 05:05 PM
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/41399653@N06/3963160598 Since I moved to the midwest, everyone always told me that the Gas City/James Dean Run was one of the better car shows in the area. In the past…

CHICAGO area- 3 Different Shows in 1 weekend!

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posted in: vintage torque garage, news on September 21, 2009 at 05:24 PM
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Three shows in one weekend. The Chicago area was the place to be this weekend. Good Guys came to Joliet with the usual excitement of their autocross and track exhibition.…

Vintage Torque Fest May 1 2010

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posted in: vintage torque garage, news on September 13, 2009 at 05:33 PM
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So after doing the Jalopy Showdown, I was altered. I kept asking my wife the entire way home….....Why is this show not EVERYWHERE? It was so much fun getting the…

Greaserama - The REAL hot rod show in KC

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posted in: vintage torque garage, news on September 08, 2009 at 01:28 PM
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tags: kansas city, hot rod show, rat fink, los punk rods, vintage torque
I always look forward to heading down to Kansas City and hanging out with the Los Punk Rods. These are guys that know how to wrench and they have some…

Rumblers NEW YORK CITY - the Big Apple Baby

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posted in: vintage torque garage, news on August 31, 2009 at 08:46 PM
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I had always heard about this show…..and had always wanted to go. Something about NYC, a city that is SO old and yet always on the cutting edge, made me…

HAMB Drags & Springfield Swap Meet

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posted in: vintage torque garage, news on August 25, 2009 at 05:17 PM
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Well – a couple of people told me…but I would not listen. I drove down to southwest Missouri this weekend to participate in one of the biggest swap meets in…

Hunnert Car Heads Up - Great Lakes Dragway Aug. 9

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posted in: vintage torque garage, news on August 12, 2009 at 05:34 PM
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tags: hunnert heads up, drag race, traditional hot rod, rat fink car show, union grove, great lakes dragway
Hunnert Heads Up – Union Grove, WI Aug. 9 SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SUNDAY! You remember the old radio advertisements that would promote the local drag races all over the country. Well,…

Symco Shakedown - 1 of the Best Shows of the Year - & it's only the first annual!

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posted in: vintage torque garage, news on August 12, 2009 at 05:24 PM
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Symco Shakedown – Symco, WI - Aug. 7 & 8 Mike Rosenow promoted this show hard. He seemed to be at all the events I was, from Lonestar Roundup to…

Voodoo Larry & All the Wild Rides at the Open House

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posted in: vintage torque garage, news on August 12, 2009 at 05:17 PM
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tags: hot rod, car show, rat fink, voodoo larry, voodoo kings
Voodoo Larry Open House-August 2-Schaumburg, IL Every year Voodoo Larry Customs has an open house to show appreciation for all the customers of the past year, as well as others…

Vintage Torque DVD #4

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posted in: vintage torque garage, news on August 06, 2009 at 07:02 PM
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http://www.hubgarage.com/mygarage/coolstuff/videos/3720 ok – sorry for the lack of a real blog this week – I have been doing the latest DVD non stop – as a result I have not…

Kustom Heaven - Salina KS July 24-26, 2009

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posted in: vintage torque garage, news on July 30, 2009 at 12:41 PM
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tags: rat fink, alex gambino, brad masterson, kkoa, kustom, kustom kemps, barris, bill hines, hot rod, car show, traditional rods customs
I can tell ya after driving non stop from Syracuse, NY to Iowa, I was not looking forward to driving non stop from Iowa to Salina, KS. I got there…

Summer Tour almost Complete - Columbus & Syracuse NY

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posted in: vintage torque garage, news on July 22, 2009 at 09:02 AM
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tags: right coast national car show, columbus good guys, max grundy, rat fink, hot rod, 1947 chevy truck
Seems as thought the masses keep on turning out to the mega car shows. The recent Good Guys Columbus and Syracuse NY shows were no exception. While there were a…

Des Moines Good Guys July 3 4 5 - Getting by with a little help from Friends!

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posted in: vintage torque garage, news on July 07, 2009 at 09:09 AM
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Every so often in life you just gotta roll with the punches. This is what this past weekend was like for me. Every year we do this Godzilla Convention in…

Gears and Ears-FREE corn & pop! And Cool Cars. Chicago Yorkville IL June 28, 2009

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posted in: vintage torque garage, news on June 29, 2009 at 10:00 AM
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tags: yorkville, il, midwest street rod association, car show, traditional, hot rods, rat fink, voodoo kings
A buddy of mine that we shall call Mr. Ek, helped start the Midwest Street Rod Association of Illinois the year I was born! Back in 1969 6 guys got…

I am EXHAUSTED! Back to the 50s St Paul Minneapolis Minnesota June 19, 20, 21 2009

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posted in: vintage torque garage, news on June 23, 2009 at 05:22 PM
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tags: state fairgrounds, st paul, minnesota, back to the 50s, car, show, hot, rod, kustom, rat, fink
Back to the 50s is THE show if you live in Minnesota….....or Iowa….or North Dakota, or Wisconsin, or – oh – you get the idea. Over 11,000 hot rods, stockers,…

Indy Good Guys - No RAIN!!! WOW!

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posted in: vintage torque garage, news on June 16, 2009 at 12:16 AM
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tags: indianapolis, indiana, good guys, rat fink, hot rod, car show
Good guys Indy is notorious for getting rained out. Four years ago some of the vendor area was sitting in water over 12 inches high. Last year the rains were…

Wayland, MO or BUST! Rust Revival 2009

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posted in: vintage torque garage, news on May 31, 2009 at 01:18 AM
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tags: rust revival, hot rod, car show, rat fink, kustom kulture
As ya’ll may know I am lucky enough to be able to eek out a living by going around to different hot rod shows every weekend and sell my stuff…

Quality COUNTS in CA - Santa Maria gets the BEST

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posted in: vintage torque garage, news on May 28, 2009 at 02:11 AM
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Why is it that I forget the QUALITY of the cars that are in CA? It seems that everytime I go there I get freaked out. I will never be…

Jalopy Showdown 2009 - WOW - Best show of the year?

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posted in: vintage torque garage, news on May 19, 2009 at 11:49 PM
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tags: jalopy showdown, hot, rod, rat, fink, car, show, kustom, culture
Have you ever been to a show where you just had fun the entire time you were there? Usually at shows I attend, there are always a certain percentage of…

Chicago - Lets get them STARTED

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posted in: vintage torque garage, news on May 04, 2009 at 08:18 PM
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So Justin from One Shot Kustoms called me and said, “I am having an open house – you gotta be here.” I said – “Yes you are right – I…

Jefferson WI - Finding the good stuff CHEAP

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posted in: vintage torque garage, news on April 28, 2009 at 09:54 PM
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Every spring sees the old and young alike getting ready. Ready to finally get that finishing touch done on the project that has been sitting in the garage. Or in…

From KY to Lonestar

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posted in: vintage torque garage, news on April 21, 2009 at 02:44 PM
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tags: lonestar round up louisville kentucky swap meet car show
As a small business owner it is hard to realize that there are some things that are as important as keeping the business afloat (which means paying my mortgage and…

OMAHA NE World of Wheels Show-Youth is HERE!

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posted in: vintage torque garage, news on March 25, 2009 at 10:55 PM
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Omaha saw the winding down of the indoor car show season. Now that daylight savings time has kicked in – we have extra hours of daylight and that means extra…

Kansas City Great Show but Help was NEEDED

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posted in: vintage torque garage, news on March 03, 2009 at 07:25 AM
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tags: hot rod kansas city car show los punk rods rat fink
DISCLAIMER: The old saying “opinions are like a certain part of the body – Everyones got one” should be considered when reading this. I am not lumping entire categories of…

Starbird Show Another Success - Tulsa February 20 , 21, 22 2009

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posted in: vintage torque garage, news on February 24, 2009 at 11:33 PM
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I thought the show was about the same as last year – and the year before that – and the year before that…..... That said I still think this is…

Motorama 1964

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posted in: vintage torque garage, news on February 17, 2009 at 02:04 PM
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Tom Culbertson and his better half Naomi know how to get all the right rods together and know how to have a good time. That is what I heard from…

Minneapolis St Paul World of Wheels

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posted in: vintage torque garage, news on February 11, 2009 at 02:18 PM
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tags: rat fink hot rod minnesota car show minneapolis st paul tuck old skool customs kustom
When I was considering the shows to try out in 2009 Minneapolis/St. Paul was not high on the list of “must do” shows. I had done this show once before…

Polar Pix

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posted in: vintage torque garage, news on February 04, 2009 at 04:03 PM
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not sure how to post more pix here on the Hub without posting each time….......sorry I just put more of the photos in my vehicle section if you wanna see…

Polar Cruise Pictures!

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posted in: vintage torque garage, news on February 04, 2009 at 04:00 PM
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In my last post I told a little bit about the Polar Bear Cruise that takes place every Feb. outside Chicago…..well here are some of the cars that had the…

you gotta drive em - Even in the winter

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posted in: vintage torque garage, news on February 02, 2009 at 02:13 PM
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tags: polar cruise chicago event coverage traditional hot rods
So every year The Bare Bones Car Club from Chicago area host a cruise that makes only the die hard hot rod guys turn out. It takes place in Feb!…

Yes, I was a Virgin.....

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posted in: vintage torque garage, news on January 27, 2009 at 10:25 AM
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Yes, I was a virgin….I had never been to the Grand National Roadster Show (GNRS). All the people I had talked to over the years told me – “Ya gotta…

Cincinnati - Chicago & GNRS coming up

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posted in: vintage torque garage, news on January 13, 2009 at 10:56 AM
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Hey – just wanted to let everyone know that I really appreciate all the help this weekend in Cincinnati – everyone seemed to really be happy with the coverage we…

Yokohama

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posted in: vintage torque garage, news on December 10, 2008 at 03:11 AM
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Just got back from the Yokohama Hot Rod Show in Japan – I will try to post the pix this week. While I was gone the garage door broke so…

Scottsdale AZ

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posted in: vintage torque garage on October 30, 2008 at 09:37 AM
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We will be heading out to the Good Guys AZ show in mid November – be sure to come by and check out all the hot rod DVDs we have…