Located at the dramatic eastern front of the Sierra Nevada’s, the Grand Sierra Resort and The Taildraggers CC played host to the second annual Reno Rockabilly Riot. Partners Robert Mcghie & Paul Samson have managed to pull out all the stops for this show. They’ve brought an entire weekend of Rockabilly Kulture to the Biggest Little City In The World, all under one roof at the Grand Sierra Resort. “The location was specifically picked because the resort provided an all-inclusive weekend for guests attending the show,” Paul tells us.
The ample lots in the resort provided plenty of space for the car show, which has doubled in size in only a single year. This year there was a wide variety of customs to please every single car enthusiast taste. From Rat Rods to VWs to Choppers to full blown restored works of art – they literally had it all.The 100ft drags grabbed attention throughout the weekend, along with the white clouds of smoke and the squealing tires from the burnout contest.
Next up, not only did the Miller’s Chop Shop bring out slumberous radical customs, but the crew also brought out something that you just don’t get to see too often amongst the show cars. They were fully chopping the top of a Model A sedan right there for all who gathered. “If you’ve never seen a car being chopped, it was a sight to behold” said the crew at Miller’s.
Other demos included pin-stripers and local airbrush artists showing off their talents. Lucky for me, because I was more than delighted to have my vintage hand bag pinstriped by Tom Cat while I snapped some shots of the infamous Nash~ty Habit.
The location was specifically picked because the resort provided an all-inclusive weekend for guests attending the show.
Also inside at the Grand Theater, their were a few live bands including the Tops Chops who really rocked the joint. While back outside the main stage was graced with the likes of Wanda Jackson, which provided the lovely Pin Up ladies a place to strut their stuff. This is definitely a must see to believe kind of show.
I’m already looking forward to the next Reno Rockabilly Riot. Thanks again to A. Bomb entertainment and the Taildraggers Car Club for an amazing second year.
For more information on next year’s event, be sure to visit the Reno Rockabilly Riot website for all of the up-to-date action. “We’d also like to welcome aboard and give another special thanks to our official R/A freelancer Tracy Grant for this one-of-a-kind coverage. Stay tuned to see more of her amazing pics and stories right here on Rod Authority!”