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  • Northeast Rod and Custom Show 2012

    This year was the second annual Northeast Rod and Custom Show and after last years great turnout; we decided to stop by again and see what rides were on display this year. We were happy to see some of the familiar faces of local shop owners and car builders, but we were surprised to see some cars that had traveled very far to attend the event. This is proof that even though fuel prices are on the rise, the hot rod and custom scene is as strong as ever on the east coast!

    The show is nicely laid out in the Philly Expo Center in Oaks, PA. and took up pretty much every square inch of the building. The showing of cars was a nice mix of traditional restored classics, muscle cars, hot rods, street rods, custom classics, and even some low riders and super cars in the mix. There was something for just about everyone to drool over at this event.

    It seems the trends we noticed in the past couple SEMA shows are trickling down to the hot rod and custom scenes locally, with more flat paints showing up and larger wheels and tires setups being coupled with older vehicles. It is interesting what combinations enthusiasts are installing on their ride to make it stand out from the crowd. One of our favorites were the cars with plus-sized wire wheels with replica center caps and low profile tires. Those wheel/tire setups kept the "look" that is so classic with these older cars, while giving a fresh twist on a normally mundane wheel.

    We already are counting the days until next year, and can't wait to see what shows up next year! Check out the full coverage in photos below!

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  • Northeast Rod and Custom Show A Success

    This past weekend here in Eastwood country there was the sound of exhaust, the smell of oil and gas, as well as the shine of beautiful paint jobs as hundreds of Hot Rods, Customs, and Classics entered the Greater Philadelphia Convention Center. I took the trip down and managed to snap off some pictures to share.

    The show was one of the most diverse shows I've been to recently (aside from SEMA 2010). Even though the styles and types of vehicles varied greatly, everything seemed right at home together. The locals represented heavily, but it wasn't unusual to see license plates from all over. I know this is one show I will be looking forward to next year! Enjoy the pictures!

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