Tag Archives: antique

  • Das Awkscht Fescht 2014 Celebrates The Dodge Brothers Heritage

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    For many antique automotive enthusiasts Das Awkscht Fescht has become a yearly tradition. Each year some pretty rare and unique cars come out of the woodwork for this event. The idea of the show is pretty simple, if it's an old car and relatively stock, it's welcomed into the show. This gives a nice mixed bag of cars and trucks that will satisfy everyone. The show also differs each year by the featured car manufacturer that they put in the spotlight. This brings out some rare and early cars of those makes, but it trickles down through the field and you often see other relevant cars throughout the show.

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    For the 51st year the show celebrated the heritage of the Dodge Brothers. Dodge Brothers owners were given a prime spot on the field, a tented area to put their favorite examples, and space for the Dodge Brothers Club to set up shop. I stopped by Friday to check out what had been dug out of the garages of collectors for this event. Under the tent I found a couple beautifully restored cars and two World War I Dodge Brothers military trucks that were decked out in all of the period correct accessories that took you back in time.

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    Outside of the tent I found a handful of additional Dodge Brothers cars in varying states from original barn-fresh condition to fully restored cars. It was really interesting to see some of the cool details these vehicles had new from the factory like tailpipe tips and taillight lenses with Dodge Brothers logos! The large original dealership advertisement signs were a nice touch as well in front of some of the cars, I wish I had a time machine to go back and purchase a few of these at those prices!

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    Throughout the field the MoPars were out in force with representation from every later brand related to the Dodge Brothers. I especially liked the two original 1960 Desoto Adventurers together in the field. These cars were true survivors that were in amazing shape for their age. I'm a sucker for over the top styling of the late 50's-early 60's and these had my attention for quite a while.

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    The field was also dotted with MoPar muscle in just about every color scheme available. The barracudas, chargers, and challengers were out in force dominating the later Mopar section of the show. I'm not much of a muscle car guy myself, but there's something about the lines of the body and the side graphics on a 60's MoPar muscle car that gets my heart pumping. You really missed out if you couldn't attend!

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    Even though the weather forecast was dismal for the weekend, the show was well attended and the weather cooperated as much as it could considering! I can't wait until next year!

    -Matt/EW

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  • Eastwood’s ‘Shop Talk’, Episode 33.5: Courtney Hansen of Powerblock TV

    We're all big fans of the talented Courtney Hansen - who wouldn't be?

    On television, Courtney shows off million-dollar rides, rare classics, tricked-out vehicles, and interviews celebrity collectors and enthusiasts like Jay Leno & UFC President Dana White as well as automotive legends like Mario Andretti and Daryl Waltrip.

    For 8 years, Courtney and Kevin  worked together on Powerblock TV (now Powernation TV), and are now sharing the microphone on this installment of Eastwood's Shop Talk.

    So sit tight & listen to Kevin as he previews what's to come next week, when he interviews Courtney Hansen.

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  • Eastwood’s ‘Shop Talk’, Episode 33: Tim Strange – TV Personality & Owner of Strange Motion

    It takes more than just bolt-on parts to make a statement in the hot rod world. Tim’s vision, creativity, and experience are the passion behind all of Strange Motion’s high-end hot rods and customs.  Click Here To Read Full Post...
  • How to Quickly Restore the Shine on Your Brass Headlights

    I recently purchased a pile of antique lights and after going through the pile I found a few I liked for my own projects I decided to play with restoring a couple to resell and pass on to other collectors. I had a couple key things I wanted to accomplish with this project. I wanted to bring the "bling" back to the lights, without taking away from their "age". Most of these antique lights had brass headlight buckets and trim rings with either cast iron, steel or brass bases.   Click Here To Read Full Post...
  • Eastwood’s ‘Shop Talk’, Episode 32.5: Tim Strange of Strange Motion

    Sit tight & listen to Kevin as he previews things to come on next week’s episode of Shop Talk, where he talks with Tim Strange, owner of Strange Motion  Click Here To Read Full Post...