We took two rookies, and one veteran to this year’s Classy Chassis Concours D’Elegance show and what a show it was. This show is full of the best cars to be found from around the country. There were cars here that I have never seen before and probably never will see again. It is such an honor to be invited to show off our projects amid these pieces of rolling art. Duesenbergs, Ferraris, Pierce Arrows, Mercedes, classic hot rods, vintage race cars, modern super cars… I could go on and on. The fact that Penny Weiss’ 1955 Thunderbird “Blue Belle” took a first, and Mark Freund’s 1951 Chevrolet truck “‘Ol Joe” garnered a third place in a very tough class of restored classics is extremely humbling to me amid such a prestigious field of participants.
Blue Belle, on the floor of the Reliant Stadium. Luv ya, Blue!
Jeff and Ann Smith’s 1957 Chevrolet “Candy Apple Blond” was invited back into the winners circle as a returning First Place winner from last year’s event.
This was also a big year for us in that we had our first ever PAINTHOUSE booth at the show. We met a lot of people and planted many seeds. Time will tell if they take root and grow.
The following pics are few of the cars that “spoke” to my soul…
and last but not least… the “Best of Show” DeLage.
That’s all for now, folks. Stay tuned as we prepare for a trip to Powerblock, then the Columbus, OH Goodguys show, at the end of this month. Its about time to get back on the road. This time, I think ice shouldn’t be a problem!
until next time,