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    • May 22
      Tim, aka "Mr. Clean", is giving our #cougar a little tummy tuck...
      #cougarsarehot #movingmetal @gapracing @detroitspeed @ppgrefinish #TopEliminator


    • May 22
      #persistance is coated in its shiny new coat of custom-mixed #pearlot and liberal amounts of #D8152 @ppgrefinish clearcoat. Now, it's time to put the doors back on and take the cab to to Tennessee to get filled with the hides of several dead Italian cows while we paint the rest of it... #ppg #ilovedeadcowskin #roadtrip



    • May 22
      #TopEliminator, our sexy little '70 Cougar convertible project, is getting the final touches put on a custom stainless steel exhaust system. The #supercharged 4.6 Cobra engine will be very grateful...
      #superchargedkitty #cougarsarehot #ppg #heartheroar


    • May 21
      #persistance finally gets her just due as our custom-mixed color, "Pearlot" is applied. Tomorrow, after a little sanding and two more "glasses of Pearlot", the @ppgrefinish 8152 clear will be liberally applied...
      #customcolorsrule #ppg #workinglateagain #pearlot



    • May 17
      @gapracing is doing all he can to single-handedly revive the Texas oil economy...#roadtrip #drillbabydrill #almosthome #ilovedeaddinosaurs



    • May 16
      There was a #Stampede in Franklin, TN today...
      #civilwar #battlefield @ppgrefinish @gapracing @comptoninteriors


    • May 15
      #Raytona & #Stampede decided to go see some of old Franklin, TN this morning...
      @gapracing @ppgrefinish #battlefield #civilwar #franklin #ilovehistory


    • May 15
      #Raytona took me out to see a little history this morning...
      #civilwar #battlefield #nashville


    • May 15
      Taking in some serious Southern history while in Franklin, TN...
      #roadtrip #civilwar #nashville @gapracing


    • May 14
      Goodguys Nashville pre-party...
      @gapracing @goolsbycustoms @advancedplating @ppgrefinish @greeningautocompany


    On the Road

    January 9-11, 2015

    47th Annual O'Reilly Auto Parts World of Wheels

    Chattanooga Convention Center
    1150 Carter Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402
    Chattanooga, TN (A, L4)


    Janaury 23 - 25, 2015

    66th ANNUAL GRAND NATIONAL ROADSTER SHOW

    Fairplex, Pomona
    1101 West McKinley Ave.
    Pomona, CA  91768


    March 6 - 8, 2015

    63rd Annual Detroit AutoRama

    COBO Center
    1 Washington Bloulevard
    Detroit, Michigan 48226


     

    Goodguys Truck of the Year????

    We took the Hudson up to the 2014 Goodguys Lone Star Nationals in Ft. Worth last weekend in hopes of becoming the 6th and final Finalist for the Goodguys' Truck of the Year - Early (pre-'53). We arrived just in time to line up amid well over 100 phenomenal trucks all vying for the last spot in the coveted contest. Only in Texas could you see this many "over the top" trucks in one place.
     
    In a effort to for once write a quick, to the point blog, we were selected as the 6th national finalist to compete for the coveted Truck of the Year - Early Award. We cannot thank the Goodguys organization enough for the privelidge and honor of the selection.
    I am not sure when the selection is made, as I understand they do it by "committee" in their offices versus at the actual show(s). I guess that is because the 6 finalists are chosen from select Goodguys events around the country versus from one show as with the "Street Machine of the Year" and "Street Rod of the Year" awards, among others. So, we wait. Presumably, the selection will be made this week and the winner announced.
    Whomever the winner is, they will be invited to appear at the final Goodguys show of the year in Scottsdale, AZ next month. If the stars all line up, hopefully we will be writing again from sunny Arizona. Stay tuned.
    One of my favorite moments was when this young man walked up to me, stuck out his hand and said, "Hi, my name is Hudson". He proved to be a polite, interesting young man with a great handshake. Someone has done a great job planting the right seeds in Hudson. I hope to meet him again.
    Two Hudsons in one picture
    One of the other 5 Truck of the Year - Early candidates
    I don't know whom the other 5 candidates are, except this gorgeous black Ford pickup. Obviously, the stakes are high and I'm sure the other 4 trucks selected are equally as attractive and worthy. The Hudson has its work cut out for it.
    Also, the folks at Bangshift.com were kind enough to take an interest in the Hudson and shot pictures for an upcoming article they will post in their popular online magazine. I'll post a link to it as soon as they let me know the article is released in to the wild of the Interwebs.
    The following images are a few of the things that cought my eye while hanging out in the Heart of Texas.
    Vaya con Dios,
    Randy
    phenomenal '62 Corvette
    A very cool Pontiac
    A very sexy Zephyr...
    2014 Street Rod of the Year and a Great 8 finalist
    Love these old Dodge bodies...
    I know a certain Chevelle that needs these...
    Nice bullets...
    Never too low...
    Finalist 6 for Truck of the Year - Late
    Coolest tow rig ever...
    Dead cows and aluminum...
    Hell yes....

     

     

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