Edelbrock’s Rev’ved Up 4 Kids carshow and charity gala made it’s 8th annual presentation in as many years. This year’s gala charity dinner was a bit different as it was also the kickoff for Edelbrock’s 75-year Anniversary. Legends, racers, builders, media, and spectators gathered for a great cause – check it out!
What started out as a way to generate funds to help a local schools has turned into something more than even Christi Edelbrock, the founder of the Rev’ved Up for Kids charity event, could begin to imagine. From meager beginnings, Rev’ved Up For Kids Car Show has now become one of the Southwest’s finest shows.
As with the rest of their events, the Goodguys 13th Meguairs Del Mar Nationals left jaws dropping and everyone wondering why weekends are only two days long. But we all had to leave some time, and the weekend was over before we knew it. Check out some of the cool rides and scenery inside!
The Vintage drags/car show Texas Thaw is held at North Star Dragway in Denton, Texas and is opened up to 1973 and older vehicles. This year a good mixture of traditional hot rods, kustoms, musclecars, full out drag machines were in attendance for both the show and the GO! Check it out here.
Like the world’s largest display case, the Detroit Autorama is one of the biggest and most coveted custom car shows of the year. Considered the “Super Bowl” of street rods and hot rod builders worldwide, the nation’s top builders compete for the coveted Ridler Award as the crowning achievement of car builders.
Temecula is the capital of Southern California’s Wine Country, and it’s also the home of the annual Temecula Rod Run, a custom and hot rod festival filled with plenty of vendors, some of the West Coast’s most beautiful iron, and of course sunny skies to enjoy a weekend full of hot rod fun.
For those of you unaware, Southern California is the mecca for road racing and autocross. As your author has recently moved from the Midwest to SoCal, the best way I can describe it, is an automotive version of Heaven. There are quite a few events you can attend throughout the season.
The 3rd annual Northeast Rod & Custom Nationals, a three-day beauty parade of hot rods, took place once again at the Philadelphia Expo. The show has more than 300 of the finest vehicles on display and ended this weekend with the presentation of the Northeast Cup to one of the Elite-6 you see here.
The Goodguys Spring Nationals played host to the 30th Anniversary season opener and kick-ass hot rods came out in droves! Despite a bit of rough weather on friday, the weekend turned out to be a an exciting display filled with vendors, rods and customs, tire smoking autocross and much more – check it out here!
Check out our new series, Five Questions with – where we bring you an inside look with some of the industry’s best designers, builders, artists, events up close and personal. This month we sit down with Murray Pfaff from Pfaff Designs, check it out here!
You may have noticed that our new Event Editor is bringing LIVE and up-to-the-minute show coverage from shows around the country. We are glad to have Dennis Pittsenbarger on hand to share an inside look at some of the country’s best shows – including this weekend’s Portland Roadster show, check it out!
Standing in front of the 50th annual Ridler award winning 1940 Ford, we found ourselves amazed to hear directly from Ron Cizek what his favorite part of the car happens to be. Obviously stunning detail and one-off parts throughout make this Ford a winner, but read on to see Ron’s favorite part of the build is!
The Detroit Autorama has once again opened its basement up to real world hot rods and customs that we can actually aspire to build and own. While, competing for the Ridler is the car builder’s version of “gold” – let’s be honest, most of us will never get that chance, but here’s some cars we can all dream of!
As promised – Rod Authority brings you the “Great 8″ LIVE from Detroit Autorama. These are the top eight contenders for the coveted “Ridler Award” which will be announced live from the show this Sunday. We will continue to bring you coverage LIVE, so make sure to keep checking back.
LIVE from the 61st Annual Meguiar’s Detroit Autorama, we wanted to share with our readers a few shots of some of the wicked rides here on display. There is definitely more to come soon, so make sure to keep checking back for the latest updates as we’ll bring them to you LIVE right here on Rod Authority!