Monday, September 27, 2010

2010 Quad City Vintage Rods car show

an occasional sidebar from the usual art & music posts here...
this past sunday, my dad and i hit up Black Hawk College for our annual man-date - the Quad City Vintage Rods car show. the turnout seemed smaller than years prior, but i overheard that there were still over 300 cars. i took twice as many photos as i did last time; sorry if it's overkill. first off, my dream suite - some of the 55, 56, and 57 chevy cars that were on hand. click on any thumbnail for a larger view...

when i was 15 i worked at an auto body shop as an errand kid who swept up and stuff. that shop painted this car. it's my dream to own a '55 like this in yellow & white:

in my opinion, the goddamn classiest thing in the show. '56 bel air hardtop, all restored original:

a '57 nomad. we have a friend who is almost finished with a '55 nomad. love 'em.

a duo of street rods owned by a married couple whom my dad has known for at least my entire lifetime. husband's:


the elusive Willy's Coupe (a '34?...). this was to be my pops' last project, but his 4 back surgeries throughout the last 15 years have halted that. sucks. i had never seen one in person before, and i was really intrigued by the sheetmetal work on the rear of the car - see the spot for the spare tire?

enough of my ramblings; here's the rest of the roll:

1 comment:

Leisa Dreps said...

Those are some sweet rides! Every car enthusiast would surely love to have any of those cars. Who wouldn’t? Remarkable designs, awesome builds, and performance that could match the modern autos – what’s not to love?