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Weekend Trifecta

Three for three isn't a very bad record I am happy to say.  Great shows Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  I hit Barrington and duo of Dog n Suds over the weekend and it was a blast.  Now you might notice the car counts of these shows are a bit down, and they were.  Maybe folks headed north to go "Back to the 50's".  Who knows?  That said the rides that did turn out for these shows were top notch all the way around.  Have a look for yourself. 

The Best of Barrington Thursday Cruise Night

Dog n Suds, Richmond Friday Car Show.

Last but not least Miller's Dog n Suds, Saturday Cruise Night.

Come on friends, get out and support your local cruise nights!

'Til the next time - Keep on Kruzin!

It was Heads Up Time

The Chrome Czars are at it again.  It was Midas with the "golden touch" but it's the Chrome Czars that have that "old skool kool touch".  These Kats put on events that make the squarest of squares "kool"  for the afternoon.  It was D.A.'s, PBR and old school rods all day at the Great Lakes Dragaway.  The day was packed with back to back heads up racing featuring gassers, hot rods. old school dragsters, and some unique customs rippin' down the quarter mile.  With a real flag man/woman to boot.  And if that wasn't enough 2 live band performances rounded out the day.  It was really like going through a time warp Saturday at the Hunnert Car Heads Up, the historic setting, the nostalgia drag racing with no car newer than a '65 vintage, and that throw back to the vibe that the Chrome Czars are so expert at creating.  It was the bees kneees my friends.  

Just check out the line up for the tech inspection.  You would almost have to check the calendar to make sure it was 2011!

 Cast an eyeball at the fine rides that were out to play at the Heads Up.

Some racing action.

Not to worry if you missed the Heads Up.  You have another chance and rubbing elbows with these Kool Kats.  The Chrome Czars have partnered with the Meltdown Drags at the equally historic Byron Dragway to create a special nostalgia drag series.  The next event is July 23, 2011 - be there or be square Daddy-O!

 Til the next time - Keep on Kruzin!

 

Summer Has Started!

 It finally feels like summer now that the 1st (actually the second, the May show was rained out)  Park on Park is complete.  A true testament to the success and reputation of Park on Park is that the mercury was topping out at 95' (at 6:30pm that is!) and severe  storms were rolling into the area and still 300+ cars showed up for the event.  And let me tell you the 2006 factory air I had in my car wasn't really cutting it in that heat I can only imagine that there were some pretty hot folks in all those hot rods that lined Park and Seymour Streets in downtown Mundelein.  

 

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The less than cooperative Mother Nature did not deter the crowds either.  Folks showed up in droves to check out the show.  I spoke with a woman who said she brings her family all the way from Joliet for the monthly show, she told me it would take "a lot" for her to miss a Park on Park!  FYI friends, Joliet to Mundelein, can be up to a 2 hour ride.  To that I give a big nod to Pete and Tony Christie who have worked tirelessly to create such a fine event!  Keep up the great work.  For those of you who couldn't make it enjoy the slideshow!

Til the next time- Keep on Kruzin!

Blacktop Barons Roadblock 2011

This was one roadblock you'd be happy to stop for.  It was a way out happenin' scene on Saturday when the Blacktop Barons hosted their 6th annual "RoadBlock".  Held at the Lyon Farm Historic Village, the Barons "Roadblock" was a huge success.  The customs, rods and classics that lined the fields were off the carts Daddy -O and let me tell you I know a thing or two about cool chariots man.  And to round out the Kulture of Kool that was happenin' Saturday, there was live music from the Devil Dogs, Crazy Rocket Fuel and the Muddy Udders - this was one gem of a show.

Check out a brief video of the show with the Muddy Udders playing in the background. 

Up close and all personal like!

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I'm packing my gear for more shows!  The season has begun!

Til the next time - Keep on Kruzin!

Leave Your Gas Money At Home

Are you like me and have you been lamenting the price of gas?  Since when is $4.00 a gallon considered a deal?  Well, while waiting for the weather to turn around I came across these pictures.  I saw this amazing ride at the GoodGuys Nationals in Columbus last year and it's easy to see why I had to stop and take notice.  What does a trick truck and the price of gas have in common you ask.  Well, I looked up the builder of this ride - Steve's Restorations and Hot Rods and  found out that this 460 big block powered 1956 F100 with aluminum heads and many other high performance mods runs, are you sitting down, on 100% liquid propane!  According to the folks at Steve's it produces "the same if not more horsepower" than a pump gas engine.  Go figure.

As you can see there are many other cool custom touches on this truck.  It's got 4 link rear suspension, remote operated air ride suspension, swivel seats and what to some might look like a paint effect is really handmade copper bedsides, interior trim, grille and engine bay.  The wheels and steering wheel were custom built for this F100.  This is one trick truck that wont suck your pockets dry, that is after you have to dig real deep to pay for it of course.  

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 Here are some more shots in motion.

The sun is finally out and there are many many cruise nights and car shows on my horizon - stay tuned!

Til the next time - Keep on Kruzin!

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