The shop will be closed from Wednesday – Tuesday while the whole staff is attending the Street Rod Nationals PLUS in Louisville KY. Paul and Dorothy are driving the ’40 down, and I’m driving the ’32. If you see me in the 32, reach in and grab a shop rag!
We will still be checking emails and voicemails while we’re away. If you’re on Facebook, please follow us – I’ll be posting pictures and maybe even doing some live videos during the show. www.facebook.com/paul.hortons.welderseries/
Hope to see you there!
I’m not bringing any cute girls with me this year 🙁
The 40 should flip 100,000 miles this summer!
I’m getting ready to leave for the Syracuse Nationals Wednesday morning, and Paul & Dorothy are heading down on Thursday. That being said, if you call the shop and someone answers, please keep them on the line while simultaneously calling the RCMP, eh.
I’ll have our new shop rags, catalogs, and coloring pages in the ’32 which will be parked beside the Tucci Hot Rods tent, right in front of the main vendor building. There is a coupon in your event program which will get you a free rag!
See you at the show?!
Update: We had a great weekend! All the rags were given away, starting first thing Friday morning. You can check out the Welder Series Facebook page for pictures.
Note: Sorry, but this is going to be “Louisville Pics, Days: First to Last”. I don’t have time to separate them into individual days, and really, whether a picture of a car was taken on Friday or Saturday, doesn’t make too much of a difference in your life. Enjoy!
Day 1 being Tuesday Aug. 4th.
I left home after a late lunch and decided to cross the border at Port Huron instead of Detroit. A pretty uneventful drive for the most part. It still excites me to think that I can be so far away in only a few short hours. Only a couple generations of humans have been able to travel the way we have… and I choose to do it in a loud, tiny car.
As it began to get dark, I started thinking about finding a hotel. By about 10:00, I still hadn’t decided and the miles clicked on. I don’t mind driving at night, but the thought of heading down I-71 through northern Kentucky in the dark wasn’t high on my priority list. I kept saying to myself “I’ll just get through Dayton” and then “I’ll just get through Cincinnati” and even when I did stop for a room, my GPS led me right back on the highway and told me to turn right on the on-ramp. I figured that was a good enough sign for me, so I pointed south and put the hammer down. Until the traffic jam in Cincinnati.
Last stop before leaving Sarnia.
Up and over into Michigan!
Pilot Transport trailer is nice and shiny – a good time to check for bugs in my teeth.
11:10 in Fort Mitchell. I stopped to see if I could find a hotel and all I got was this awful picture in front of a fire station.
Kept pushing through… stopped in traffic for a little bit.
This is the bowling pin I built for a trophy for the BMX race on Saturday night.
Perfectly sitting ’40 coupe.
Great weather until I was 20 minutes from home!
Try and keep up with Dave Tucci pulling a trailer!
The BMX race podium finishers. Scott Sandoval, Tim Strange, and Dave Tucci.
The first time the 32 has been inside stanchions! The BMX track manager “didn’t want to take any chances”. Very nice of him to do.
Post BMX race meal.
A nice line-up at the hotel.
Dave can hardly believe his eyes – a coffee cake booth with his name on it, on his birthday!
Neat quarter eliptical setup.
John Jackson is getting ready to try out his new BMX bike.
This ’34 was TRICKED OUT. Tail light brackets mimic F1 front shock mounts.
Quite the fan shroud.
The heater is in the trunk and the vents run up the B pillar and out by your head.
The heater is actually a box which houses all the controls.
The panels are press-fit and just pop out when you tap on one side.
Cool hood hinge. The one section is bolted to the hood, and the other is attached to the body. If you look close, the angled piece is actually two pieces bolted together. You could unbolt the hood without losing the alignment.
Spinelli’s downtown… … …
Dave changes the brakes in the hotel parking lot… in about 10 minutes. Seriously.
We’ll be heading to the Syracuse Nationals next weekend (July 17/18/19) which is always a good time. For a couple of years we didn’t have vendor space, but this year we decided to get 20′ outside, right in the thick of things in the same aisle as Tucci Hot Rods. The Welder Series ’32 will be there, along with the ’40 sedan. We’ll have some display parts in the “booth” but it’s mainly going to be a home base so that we can meet people there and still enjoy walking around the show.
You’ll also want to keep checking in to the official door prize booth because we’re giving away a couple sway bar kits and a few gift certificates again this year! There will also be a way to snag a free Welder Series T shirt, before they’re gone.
Here are my photos from Louisville and some on the way down and back. It was a great event!
We’ll be closed Thursday until Tuesday for the Syracuse Nationals in… you guessed it, Syracuse NY. I’ll be posting from the show, but we won’t be able to answer the phone. We should be able to get to emails.
Hope to see you there!
No, where are you headed, man?
Once again, we’re going to Syracuse and Louisville this year (with a smattering of other spur of the moment destinations in between). Yup, we’re pretty predictable.
Syracuse is always a bunch of fun… lots of things to do for the whole family, live music through the day, great tech seminars and lots more. Here’s the link for the show if you’re on the fence: http://rightcoastcars.com/syracuse-nationals.php
We really enjoy Louisville too, and this year shouldn’t be any different. I’ve been riding a little BMX bike at the Hot Rod Industry BMX Challenge that Tim and Carrie Strange put on every year… what a blast! Here’s the link to the Louisville show: http://www.nsra-usa.com/Events/default.asp#. You’ll have to scroll over to get to the info for the show. Here are some pictures from BMX Challenges past: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.368982859832912.85490.368921386505726&type=3
Syracuse: July 19-21
Louisville: August 1-4
Also, Paul and Dorothy will be driving the ’40 this year and I’ll take the ’32! The ’40 has been on the road since 1988, but has been parked since 2005.
Hope to see you there!
It was another great trip to Louisville this year- always fun to see old friends, meet some new friends, and have fun with cars.
Wrapping up the trip with a few Canadian pictures.
Last leg of the trip through Indiana and on to Ontario Canada.
Paul & Dorothy visit Parr Automotive in Oklahoma, as well as a few other hot rod shops in the area.
One hour and 16 miles through the worst road the '32 has ever seen... made it through without a hitch!