Archive for July, 2013


During my trip to Vegas, I visited the Shelby Car Museum (didn’t even know it was here!). Super hot, but super cool. It was like a mini HotRod Hotel!

Chris & Dale have been hard at work on Joe’s car over the past few weeks. I stopped by today & it was glistening in the sunshine, almost 100% done! There are some miscellaneous things to still take care of, but she looks ready to rock and roll. She starts, she runs, she’s shiney, and she has a whole new carpet kit – almost showroom floor new.

*Original gallery has been updated – to view more pics, please refer to the original blog post, here.

Drifting!

This past weekend, I visited my good buddies at FRSport during their Top Drift Round 3 – Streets of Willow at Night event. Here are some pics from the Qualifying session – it got a bit too dark to get good pics after that (and I started getting pretty tired). It was super fun & I got to get really close to the action since I was a photographer. There were all sorts of cars and engine configurations. The LS1 setup into a “rice rocket” seems to be gaining a lot popularity, as well as a lot of smoke during drifting.

Of course, there were still the good ‘ol Mustangs giving a good smoke show as well.

More pics here: Top Drift 2013 – Round 3 – Streets of Willow at Night

This is another one of HotRod Hotel’s customer’s cars: ’66 Mercury Caliente w/ a special ’62 Ford block. Dale recently finished fixing some leaks and mechanical fine-tuning on this Caliente.

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