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    • November 24
      It's 2:05 am, PAINTHOUSE is officially closed - for the next 4 hours and 55 minutes...
    • November 24
      I held out as long as I could...
      1,3,7-Trimethylpurine-2,6-dione, do your job!
      #Raytona #2014houstonautorama #itsalsocalledcaffeine


    • November 24
      Still polishing...
      #Raytona #2014houstonautorama #motherspolish #ineedcoffee


    • November 23
      The curse of being a perfectionist- the rear edge of the hood wasn't good enough. Mask the car, sand & polish...again. #doesiteverend #waitressineedadrink #2014houstonautorama #Raytona


    • November 22
      #Raytona 'seams' to be nearing completion...
      #2014houstonautorama #seewhatididthere #whoorderedallthisdust #paulatkins


    • November 22
      The Hudson is in the trailer with literally one minute to spare. DO NOT OPEN UNTIL THANKSGIVING!!!
      #2014houstonautorama #47Hudson #whew #wheresthesnow #next....


    • November 22
      #Raytona would not be complete without the "Hi! My name is..." license plate...
      #2014houstonautorama #hashtag #ineedsleep


    • November 22
      A couple more of the #Raytona puzzle pieces...
      #closer #lightattheendofthetunnel #2014houstonautorama


    • November 21
      The #Raytona honker ready to be honked...
      #detailsareeverything #areyoudoneyet


    • November 21
      Etching #Raytona's horn honker...


    On the Road

    October 4-7, 2014

    SEMA

    '47 Hudson Truck
     
    Las Vegas
    Convention Center
    Las Vegas, Nevada

    Nov 27 - 30, 2014

    55th ANNUAL AUTORAMA

    George R. Brown
    Convention Center
    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 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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