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Every year I'm still amazed at how many hidden "gems" there are in the show. You could walk rows and rows of products, models and through thousands of people, and suddenly you turn a corner and there is a beautiful car tucked in a booth. It's almost like a treasure hunt for us. We try to cover a lot of the show floor and find some of these hidden gems for YOU.
Day 2 we seemed to stumble upon a lot of these types of cars. In fact right under our nose I found a small booth that was really different then the others.. no flashy lights, half-naked models, or an eager sales crew trying to lure you in with freebies. Just a beautiful deep red retro hot rod. After finding the builders, we got to talking and this very car is a true show car from the '50's that was found in sad shape. They brought it back to its former glory and added some additional custom work to get it looking as good or better than it did in its glory-days. This car is featured in this months HOTROD Magazine and we'll be doing a video feature on the car with the builder. Stay tuned!
Even leaving the show walking outside, I found some amazing rides hiding in every corner and inch of the lot. This beautiful Kustom Ford is a Gene Winfield creation and he worked with his crew until hours before the show to get it ready and entered in the show. He had great things to say about Eastwood and we're honored to be doing an exclusive video feature on the Ford.
Here's some of the best rides we found during day 2 of SEMA 2012 show. We'll do our best to keep seeking out the best rides for you!
As mentioned in our last post about Crosleys Being Featured at Das Awkscht Fescht 2012, we stopped by the show to get some footage of what the event is all about. Das Awkscht Fescht has a great laid-back vibe and Macungie, PA has the small-town-USA atmosphere that we love, so it's become one of our favorite shows of the year. Swap meet vendors and enthusiasts start showing up as early as Wednesday or Thursday and by Friday the fields are starting to fill up. Show goers quickly find their favorite shady spot to sit and talk cars for the day. We're always excited to see what sort of rare collectible vehicles show up each year. This year was no different, especially with the Crosley club coming together to put on a great display. Check out some of our pics and the video above to see what you're missing if you aren't hitting this show!
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![thethe-image-slider name="Northeast Rod and Custom 2012"]
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