Posts Tagged ‘Automobile’

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!


   So, Chevrolet, being GM’s big sales and profit division, campaigned to GM to “kill” this car. When Chevy was coming out with its 6-cyl. sports car with its 2-speed  “powerglide” transmission and side curtains, here was a sports car from Olds with a big old V-8 and power windows.

GM said no to Oldsmobile on building this car. The world’s rarest automobile:  a 1954 Concept Old’s Rocket F88 – the only one in existence. John S. Hendricks, (Discovery Communications founder) paid in excess of 3 million to acquire this 1954 Oldsmobile F-88 Convertible Concept Car .

After spending decades as a collection of parts stuffed into wooden crates, the F-88 was reassembled.  In 1954, the F-88 was a Motorama Dream Car, and was one of only two, or an unconfirmed possible three, ever created.  The F-88 seen here is literally the only car left of its kind, and was sold to John and Maureen Hendricks at the prestigious Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction in Scottsdale , Arizona , for an unbelievable $3,240,000. 

This acquisition made automotive history, and is the cornerstone of the Gateway Colorado Automobile Museum, in its own special room in a rotating display, worthy of the F-88!

     I have found a different project I want to tackle. So I have for sale my 1966 T-Bird Town Hardtop. All original 90K mile car. This car is an excellent candidate for restoration or many parts. This is a complete never touched or molested 390 factory car. The interior is very nice it will need new door skins, carpet and head liner.Also The frame is very solid and you can see the red oxide primer from the factory under the car and in the engine bay. The front and rear frame rails are solid. The rear torque boxes are solid. The trunk has the most rust.  The car has all of the trim. The front and rear bumpers are in good condition. The car is sold as is and has a clear clean title. I have placed a battery in the car the other day and the brake lights came on the interior lights etc. The car has full power windows and power vent windows. All glass is good and the doors shut and close tight. The car has never been wrecked and is a straight car. I am asking $850.00 firm.

Car is located in Wentzville, MO 63385 – Will help load car up..


       In my opinion the ’59 wasn’t designed for someone to walk away from a head on crash. The crumple zone on the ’09 absorbed most of the impact energy and wrecked the car, limiting the damage to just the front half, and keeping it out of the occupant area. The ’59 wasn’t designed to crumple, so the entire car is involved in absorbing the impact energy. Since there is no plan for the energy it deforms the entire car, including the cabin.

 Saturday, October 9th, 2010

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.

2010 will mark our 9th Pileup, but our 1st show at Progress City in Decatur, IL. We know its going to be a great one!

If you have never been to the Pileup, you should check the show’s Entry Criteria to see if your car will pass inspection. The show is strictly limited to 1964 and earlier hot rods and customs, built in a “traditional” style. Check out some of the previous years pics to give you an idea of what we consider to be “traditional”. It is not about attitude, rust, or how many skulls can be painted on a hood. It is about real hot rods and customs. The Pileup is not about trophies. We don’t give them, so don’t expect them!

The price of admission for show cars/trucks/motorcycles is $20 and spectators is $5. Parking is free for spectators and non-show cars. The gates open at 9am and the show will go on rain or shine… or snow.

Buy stuff from the Pileup sponsors! They support this show, so you should support them. Check them out on the Sponsor page.

When at the Pileup, Progress City asks that you abide by some common sense rules:
1. No Glass Containers! You can bring in drinks as long as they are in plastic or cans.

2. No Irresponsible Vehicular Behavior! Burnouts or anything that is reckless is unacceptable. There will be many small children running in and out of the cars and lanes.

3. No cruising or driving around in the fairgrounds! Once you are parked, your car must remain parked until you leave.

4. No riding bicycles, mini bikes, pit bikes, golf carts! You can bring them to show, but leave them parked. This includes the Swap Meet and vendor areas. If you need a vehicle to get around due to medical conditions, please ask.

5. No Pets! Guide dogs are the only exception.

6. No Fires! Even if it’s cold, even in a fire pit, no fires at all.

7. No Under Age Drinking! The Fairgrounds are no different than anywhere else. You will be arrested.

8. No tents, including pop-ups! There are a lot of electric lines and pipes near the surface that could be damaged by stakes and tents may blow over and damage a car. Finally, they obstruct the view of the cars and ruin the look of the show.

If you do not follow the rules, you will be asked to leave promptly. Local law enforcement will enact the local laws as needed.

Here’s what the traffic & parking flow. There will be police officers and volunteers directing traffic. Pay attention and show them respect. This map will hopefully help you prepare.

The Chrome Czars Motor Club,
Django, Hellfish, Jester, Kansas, LowPunk, Lucky, Magnet, Pappy, and Ray Gun