The Hunnert Car Pileup 2011

Saturday, October 8th, 2011

The Hunnert Car Pileup is a car show for hot rodders who build their cars, and drive them. The Pileup is about hanging out, meeting new friends, and seeing old ones. It is about checking out the craftsmanship in others’ cars, and showing off your own. It is about great music, art, and finding that rare part. It is a nod to a bygone era that lives in each of us. It is about the drive there, the drive home, and the story that goes in between.

2011 will mark our 10th Pileup, and the 11th Anniversary of the founding of Chrome Czars Motor Club, so we are making this a special show!

There will be:

* A KILLER line-up of musicians (see below)!

* A 1927 Kenworth customized in 1963 for the stage!

* Special HCPU OK! stickers for show cars!

* Hot rod movies at the pre and post-show parties at Snappers!

* Limited Edition Hunnert Car Pileup Posters!

* Antique tractors pulling wagons around the spectator parking lot and show area!

* An ever-expanding swap meet and vendor area!

* More tents, and picnic tables made at the local prison!

We hope to see you there!

The Chrome Czars Motor Club,

Since  this is our 10th Anniversary we went all out on entertaiment and lined up some really great acts from all over the USA!

Friday – the only Official Pre-Show Party – 9pm
Snappers Bar in Clinton, IL – only a 15 minute drive from the show and hotels!

Three Bad Jacks (Los Angeles, CA) This full throttle trio fuses the best parts of rock, punk and rockabilly into a unique sound. If you’ve ever seen a band on fire on stage (literally!!), then you’ll know why we brought these guys all the way out from the land where hot rodding was born!

Hot Rod Hucksters (Chicago) These guys forge an unholy sonic amalgamation of Eddie Cochran, Johnny Burnette, The Cramps, and some say the Stray Cats. Featuring members of the Chrome Czars and Blacktop Barons car clubs. (photo courtesy of Kim Petersen)

Th’Empires (Bloomington, IN) – It’s hard to describe a band that infuses the raw distortion of garage rock and rockabilly rythmns with the frantic jump of the blues, especially when it’s only one guy! If you missed Hasil Adkins back in the ’50s, then you need to check out Th’Empires. (photo courtesy of Molly Burkett)

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Saturday at the Hunnert Car Pileup, Progress City USA, NOON

Junior Brown (Austin, TX) Grammy-nominated, guitar-designing, country & western star Junior Brown! If you haven’t heard “Highway Patrol” just wait until you hear the man himself play it next to a ’55 Chevy police car on a stage pulled by a ’27 Kenworth customized in ’63 for the hot rod show circuit. It will knock the grease right out of your hair.

Art Adams (Indianapolis, IN) This original 1950s’ rockabilly recording star came out of retirement a few years ago and got a band together. This cat still has what it takes to rock the house! Get out your dancing shoes, dad.

The Reckless Ones (Minneapolis, MN) This is one super tight rockabilly band with incredibly catchy hooks that go along with a great stage show. If you miss 1980′s Neorockabilly bands like The Quakes, Polecats, Restless, and the Stray Cats, then you’ll want to be up front and center when these guys take the stage.

Saturday Night – the one and only Official Weekend-Ending Blowout Post-Show Party @ Snappers – 9pm

The Gravetones (Chicago, IL) For everyone who laments missing the very first Hunnert Car Pileup 10 years ago at Marty & Sons Body Shop, then here is your chance to relive those days. The Gravetones tore up the makeshift stage (and floor) at the first Pileup with what may be best described as a mix of the Misfits, Cramps, and Elvis… in other words, great rock and roll! They’re the ONLY band that played the first Pileup that’s still around.

MG & the Gas City 3 (Indianapolis, IN) These guys kick out some hard-driving rockabilly and rock & roll. Don’t be fooled by the street rod in the photo, these guys rock! If you like the Rev. Horton Heat, you’ll dig this band.

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1954 Mercury Monterey $69,900

        1954 Mercury Monterey Custom Woodie and matching one of a kind Camper. Just completed 5 year off body restoration with limited mileage. Mechanical features include power 4-wheel disc brakes, a 9-inch Ford rear end, an Ididit Steering Column, Vintage Air an aluminum radiator, Torq-Thrust Wheels (17 & 18) Nitto Tires a Fat Man front suspension and an Air ride system with four controls. Extensive body mods include frenched headlight molded quarter- panel extensions, a shaped and extended hood scoop, shaved door handles Custom made wood metal wood grain moldings with custom painted Cedar effect. Low mileage only 300!! Over $130,000 invested Call 570-650-0278 anytime Must Sell


Grease, Gears & Grooves 2011

In 2011 Iron Age Tattoo, Full Throttle Midwest Magazine And Liquid Illusions have teamed together to present the largest Hot Rod & Custom Motorcycle Showcase in Saint Louis. The event will house Hundreds of unique Cars & Bikes as well as top related vendors, shops,custom builders

 Grease, Gears & Grooves is expected to grow into an annual regional destination event that will draw thousands to Saint Louis for a day of fun, music, food & drinks. The cars & bikes will be judged by industry experts. For autos, Best of Show and 1st & 2nd runners up will receive custom trophies created by Bill Bierman of Creative Customs, Pre-69 Traditional Customs, Hot Rods & Rat Rods will be eligible, and for Motorcycles, Best of Show and 1st & 2nd runners up will receive custom trophies created by Darren Williams of Liquid Illusions.

Hope to see you guys down there!

Rockin’ Jalopy’s Motorama


            Yeah we know, it’s still a long time to go before the third Rockin’ Jalopy’s Motorama will be held. But be sure to mark your calenders now for the best hotrod and custom car event in the Netherlands!

Greaser Alley now offering Rotating Assemblies


Greser Alley is now offering Rotating Assemblies through drop us an email at for any of your stroker kit application questions. We offer kits for Model “A” / Model “T” , Chevy, Chrysler, Fords, Mountain Motors, etc. We also offer Kustom Billet Cranks.

  • Exterior profile fully machined
  • All four counterweights machined to exact symmetrical position and mass
  • Electronically balanced to +/- 2 grams
  • Ground to exacting tolerances
  • Micro-polished for maximum bearing wear
Part # Description Mains Stroke *Weight List Price
7-T-4000 Model ‘T’ Replacement 1908-1927 1.250″ 4.000″ 31 lbs Email Us
7-T-4000H Model ‘T’ Replacement 1908-1927 1.250″ 4.000″ 31 lbs Email Us
7-T-4250 Model ‘T’ Stroker, 4.250″ Stroke, Model ‘A’ Rod Journal 1.590″ 4.250″ 33 lbs Email Us
7-T-4250H Model ‘T’ Stroker, 4.250″ Stroke, Model ‘A’ Rod Journal 1.590″ 4.250″ 33 lbs Email Us
7-A-4250 Model ‘A’ Replacement 1928-1931   4.250″ 35 lbs Email Us
7-A-4250H Model ‘A’ Replacement 1928-1931   4.250″ 35 lbs Email Us
7-B-4250 Model B/C 1932-1934, Uses Model ‘A’ Rod 2.000″ 4.250″ 36 lbs Email Us
7-B-4250H Model B/C 1932-1934, Uses Model ‘A’ Rod 2.000″ 4.250″ 36 lbs Email Us

Note: “H” designates “with oil holes”.
*Weights are approximate, actual may vary.

Metal Fabrication Videos I Made At Work


This video gives instruction on the proper use of the Mittler Bros. Hem Step Roll Set. This easy, three-step process creates hem rolls approximately 1/4″ deep on steel or aluminum up to .040″ thick without marring pre-painted aluminum. Rolls are available in HEAT-TREATED STEEL or COMBO STEEL & NYLATRON.


In this video you just drill a pilot hole for the draw bolt, then apply the tool and tighten the bolt for a smooth, flared or beaded hole in one easy step. Punch hole only by removing female flare ring and use punch and die. Easliy mounts in our Bench Presses.

You can call me at 636-745-7757 ext 116 for all of your metal forming equipment.
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