• Eastwood Daily News

    • I'll be posting some of our favorite entries from the contest over the next week or two! http://fb.me/I9B1xKJc #
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  • Winner of the Ugliest Truck Contest 2011

    After sifting through loads of entries, we found our winner. We argued a bit over which trucks were the ugliest, but in the end this one seemed to have the least attractive look out of all of them. I myself am quite partial to rusty old trucks.. so I found myself saying "Oh that would be awesome lowered on some shiny wheels with a big engine" to a number of the "ugly entries".. so it was a tough decision!

    Ronald F won with this 1984 Chevy C10 Silverado. Here is what he had to say about it.

    "1984 Chevy C10 Silverado
    200,000+ miles Bed and cab rusted so bad the bed walls flap in the wind, bed floor is cracked and loose, cab is cracked. Drivers door doesn't always close and it won't stay in park. Still runs great! Had birds build a nest in the drivers door last spring. Taught 3 of my 4 daughters how to drive in it.

    Congrats to Ronald, and thanks to all that entered! We will be showcasing some of our favorite photos on our Facebook Page from time to time. So "Like" us on Facebook and keep an eye out for your entry!

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  • Eastwood Daily News

    • Here's the full write-up and a nice batch of photos from the Hotrod Hoedown Show I attended this weekend. Enjoy!... http://fb.me/15SMjExQP #
    • Here's the full write-up and a nice batch of photos from the Hotrod Hoedown Show I attended this weekend. Enjoy! http://fb.me/MSkZl684 #
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  • Philadelphia Rats, Rods, Rust +Race Coverage

    More and more these days you are starting to see more "lifestyle" grassroots types of shows and events popping up. It seems you could fill every weekend during the summer hitting all of the gatherings for cars, trucks, bikes, etc. With this, comes a lot of events that fail because they are done for the wrong reasons, have poor planning, or just have a bad vibe overall. These things can easily ruin it for everyone. When we put on our Eastwood Summer Classic event we had to avoid those very same pitfalls, it really is a chore to put on a automotive gathering!

    One show this season that was put on in a near "perfect" manner was the "Rats, Rods, Rust +Race Event. It is put on by the folks over at Philadelphia-based Hotrod Hoedown. This event was the first of a few this season held at a hidden gem called the Simeone Museum. And as the title suggest, anything from vintage gassers to rusty rats were welcomed to show, and like-minded individuals were urged to attend.

    I showed up early, and was pleased to see cars lined up early. Many of the swap meet vendors were in place as well, and they had a wide variety of nostalgic "stuff" to browse through. Regardless of some heavy traffic on highways bringing you into the show; vehicles were rolling in steadily. It was nice to see such a wide variety of vehicles cruising in, a nice break from traditional Hot Rod or Street Rod shows where the cars tend to blend together.

    After viewing a pretty diverse show field, I took my free tour of the museum and gawked at the extremely rare collection held in the Simeone Museum. I really do suggest if you are in the area to come check it out. There is hundreds of years of racing and automotive heritage in that building, some so rare you may never see them again! I'll be doing another entry soon with my photos from inside the museum, so stay tuned.

    After picking through the swap meet, and grabbing a new shift knob for I was thoroughly pleased with the event, and very happy I made the 1 hour drive to check it out. I want to thank everyone that put on the show for such a nice laid back event at a perfect location. I'll definitely be back for more of your shows, and hope I can bring my pile of rust next year!

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