• October 21
      Take a peek under Raytona's skirt...

      '63 Raytona
    • October 15
      Raytona's gauge panel is assembled and ready to install. Thanks to Classic Instruments for the execution of the Eric Brockmeyer-designed gauges. #classicinstruments, #ericbrockmeyer, #raytona

      '63 Raytona
    • October 14
    • October 14
      George Poteet walked away from this 370 mph crash virtually uscathed. Blessed is an understatement. Hats off you you and the builder of the car...

      The accompanying videos of the 370 mph crash that George Poteet walked away from provide ample testimony to the extraordinary quality of car construction and...
    • October 14
      And the winner is...not the Hudson. This year's 2014 Goodguys Truck of the Year - Early was won by Art Varrath and his interesting little '29 Ford Model A Roadster pickup. Congratulations to Art and many thanks to the Goodguys organization for selecting our '47 Hudson project to be a part of their 6 finalists. Stay tuned, we're not done yet...

    • October 13
      Mr. Caegan Allen, come on down! You are our lucky #1000 Liker! One PAINTHOUSE t-shirt is yours to cherish for the remainder of your life! Get in touch with us at 281.477.7781 with your size and shipping information. I'll make sure our carrier pigeon is fed and ready to go. I hope you know you are now the envy of The Interwebs...
    • October 13
      A new, albeit tardy, bloggy-thing for your perusal...

    • October 11
      Well looky there - we've topped 1000 likes! If I can figure out whom #1000 is, I'll send them a PAINTHOUSE t-shirt.
    • October 11
      Thanks to M&M Hot Rod Interiors for giving us the royal treatment and showing us how they make things beautiful with their stash of dead Italian cow hides...

    • October 8
      This cool OZE-Bodied '40 Ford is in for a set of engine mounts. Yes, PAINTHOUSE can do a quickie...

      Daily Photos at the Shop

    On the Road

    October 3-5, 2014

    GOODGUYS Lone Star Nationals

    '47 Hudson Truck
    Texas Motor Speedway
    3545 Lone Star Circle
    Fort Worth, TX 76177
    We're making a run at the Goodguys Early Truck of the Year...

    October 4, 2014

    Guitars N Cars

    Cool PAINTHOUSE projects

    Sam Houston Race Park

    Houston, TX



    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 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,
    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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