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KEN BLOCK'S GYMKHANA FOUR; THE HOLLYWOOD MEGAMERCIAL

I know our primary focus at KruzinUSA.com is the world of hot rodding but, I'm gonna divert a bit and give wild props to Ken Block and the Ken Block's Gymkhana Four; The Hollywood Megamercial.  How can anyone ignore nearly 3 million hits on YouTube in only 2 days!  This video is currently top spot on Kruz Tube, worth the few minutes and I know my fans are not faint of heart!  

There are times and places for being purists but for the love and appreciation of all things internal combustion, this guy can't be ignored.  He has mad skills and can handle a car like no other.    

Two things; Ken Block where ever you are can I please be a passenger, talk about a thrill ride of a lifetime.  Second, can we start a movement to get Ken Block on GoodGuys AuotCross track.  Once in his car and once in a anything pre '72 and rear wheel drive.  That would truly be a thing of beauty!

Check out some of his other videos, in my book this guy ROCKS!

Stay tuned, there is still the GoodGuys Chicagoland Nats. photo wrap up and my friends at Park on Park will get their due.  Just too much cool stuff going on and coming up, Orphan Auto Picnic anyone?  So exciting.

Til the next time - Keep on Kruzin!

Chicagoland Wrap Up.

It is always so hard to sum up an event, especially a Good Guys event that spanned three days.  In a word; great.  In many words; it was fantastic, I'm exhausted and I can't wait for the next one!

There was so much to see that it took me until Sunday to see this awesome '68 Camaro.  Apparently I wasn't the only one that thought it was awesome because I saw it in the Winner's Circle!  Go figure.  That and the Ford Wagon "Stinger", I thought deserved a closer look.  

They were able to get the track ride in Sunday, although the folks at the end had a bit of a wet ride.  Of all things, I watched from Victory Lane.  Gee, I finally made it to Victory Lane!  

The Crown Vics played again Sunday and I have to say they are GREAT!  So great, I have my calendar marked for an upcoming event in September.  Check out their site for more info, they really put on a show!   

Now have a look and a listen to some of the Sunday fun. 

Another cool thing about Sunday at GoodGuys was it was Super Sunday, open to ALL American makes and models.  So mix Super Sunday and the AutoCross and see for yourself what turned out.  Yes, that is a '90 Blazer with a Ford front end.

Stay tuned for the photo wrap up of the Chicagoland Nats.  I'm gonna try to let the pics do all the talking and not me.

Til the next time - Keep on Kruzin!

GoodGuys Saturday

A great day at GoodGuys Chicagoland Nationals.  What is there to say?  There were about double the number of rides that were out yesterday, there was AutoCross action all day and there was live music by the Crown Vics, mix in a Cherry sno cone and some great converstion and I call it a 10.  A bit of a bummer was Old Mother Nature busted up the fun a little early and the track ride didn't happen. And I might add I had a track ride in Brent Jarvis' awsome ISSC Gran National Champion '65 Vette - the award winning red one featured  on our homepage - all set up!  DANG!!!  But, as you see there was so much packed into the day the rain really didn't change anything.

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Some more of the cool things that were out at the Chicagoland Nationals.  The wagon - seriously!

I must insert a few personal notes here.  First , Brent - thank you so much for the offer for the track ride.  I am still going to hold you to it.  That darn rain!  And Dick, there are more pictures of that awesome '41 Chevy in the "Most Recent Show Gallery" - check them out!

For the first time GoodGuys is opening up the show to All American cars tomorrow, I can't wait to see what shows up for that!  Stay tuned.

"Til the next time - Keep on Kruzin!

 

 

GoodGuys 5th PEAK Chicagoand Nationals

Quality and Quantity!  It's got to be GoodGuys and I'm talking about the 5th GoodGuys Chicagoland Nationals at the Chicagoland Speedway.  It's happening all weekend and I'm here for every bit of it.  I must admit I think this venue is just so cool.  Walking around the infield and garage areas with the banked track surrounding everything really just adds something extra to the show experience  And what a show.  The best rods, customs and classics around, AutoCross competition, a test and tune night at the Rt. 66 Dragway and track time for all the rides Saturday.   You get my drift; this is a heck of a show.  I'm looking forward to an exciting weekend.

Here is a just sample of some of the awesome rides that were out today.  Don't you agree the bleachers and the score tower are just so cool. 

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Check out some of the AutoCross action.  I think I saw the BEST AutoCross finish ever today.  You be the judge.

Here is some of the Test and Tune racing that was open to all participants at the Chicagoland Nats.

 If you are in and around the Chicago area I strongly encourage you to come out and experience this show for yourself.  Trust me on this one.  Check out GoodGuys for all the info.

Til the next time - Keep on Kruzin!

 

Quiet For A While

Yes, I know I have been a little quiet for a while but quiet does not equal laying around.  In fact, I have been very busy behind the scenes.  So busy in fact that I have added, are you ready, 1,400 new pictures to the Member's Gallery.  !,400 of the coolest of the cool and hottest of the hot from all over this beautiful country of ours.  I have pictures from local cruise nights to National events that draw in over 5,000 rides!  And my friends that is just scratching the surface of the archives I have and am going to be adding to the Member's Gallery of the site.  Stay tuned for updates on my progress.  

I also attended a new show this week.  It was a great local show with lots of quality rides.  In fact, I saw the only '49 Nash Ambassador Brougham in the country, stay tuned for that one.  Things are really cookin' here at KruzinUSA - next week GoodGuys Chicagoland Nats.  You know that's going to be a great one.  This summer is really heating up! 

Til the next time my friends - Keep on Kruzin!

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