A quick pictorial of the show in Boise. What a fantastic collection of the best cars in the country assembled at what would seem to be an obscure show in the middle of nowhere. It was quite a pleasant surprise and quite the honor to take home Outstanding Custom for the ’67 GTO and Outstanding Sports for the ’55 Tbird. All, including the Mustang “Night Mare” won First in Class. This was a very competitive show and we are honored to take home such prestigious awards.Forgive the absence of a picture for the Blue Belle’s awards (First in class and Outstanding Sports Car of the show).
After Boise, we were able to detour to Sun Valley, Idaho for a few days of R & R at the home of the ’55 Tbird’s owners, Richard and Penny Weiss. Breathtaking does not do this home (mansion) justice. In a word…WOW.
We went up to the top of Mount Baldy. The view is amazing to say the least.
We’ve also been able to see a cool, retro shop belonging to Phil Huff up here in Hailey, Idaho.
I’ll put up some pics of our ‘fun’ in the next session. Take care, all.
Blew Bayou, Noel Irvin’s ’67 GTO was our big winner having recieved First in Class, Outstanding Detail (not an easy award to win), Outstanding Paint (0ur personal favorite!), Outstanding Display and on top of all that was voted Outstanding Custom of the Show. Yes!
Blue Belle, Penny Weiss’ little ’55 Tbird has borught home First in Class, another Outstanding Paint (Yay us!) and was chosen as Outstanding Sports Car of the Show. Fine job, Mrs. Weiss.
Dana Irvin and her ’65 Fastback Mustang grabbed some gold from Salt Lake City as well. First in Class, Outstanding Interior and earned Outstanding Street Machine of the Show! Nice!
As it turns out, between our 3 cars, we won every outstanding award that was available to win. I think that is quite a success. This has been a great experience. The show has been nothing polite, clean and fun, not to mention some very high-end stuff to look at. I’ll post some of my favorites later, when the interweb is available to me again. Thanks, Salt Lake, we’ll be back next year to pick up some more of your trophies!
So, we finally made it to SLC (Salt Lake City) and are showing off a few of our “wares”…
Blew Bayou, Noel Irvin’s ’67 GTO…
Blue Belle, Penny Weiss’ ’55 Tbird…
Night Mare, Dana Irvin’s ’65 Mustang…
Some guy named “Charlie” REALLY liked Noel’s GTO…
Sorry for the short blog. Although we have never been to Salt Lake City before, this is a really good show. We will definitely return. I will post pics of some other cars I really dig in my next installment. You can see a few of them on our Facebook page.
It has been very busy around PAINTHOUSE since we returned from the Grand National Roadster Show in Pomona, California. We are returning to this year’s Dallas Autorama with last year’s CASI Cup winner, “Blue Belle“, owned by Penny Weiss. Also tagging along are two rookies to this show, “Blew Bayou” belonging to Noel Irvin and “Night Mare“, stabled by his wife, Dana Irvin.
Also showing this year will be our long time buddy and road-tripper, Mac Bernd, bringing his newest toy, an all-original 1969 SS Camaro, big-block, 4-speed. Although we didn’t build this beauty, we did do a final color sand and polish on it to bring out the best in the classic Hugger Orange color.
Don’t miss a chance to see all 4 of these cars up close and personal this coming February 17-19, 2012 at the Dallas Market Hall. We’ll look for you this coming weekend.
Day 2: We left out of Deming, New Mexico around 7:00 with the temperature being “really damn cold”. Shortly thereafter, we stopped at an awesome little restaurant in Lordsburg, New Mexico, Kranberry’s, for some much needed breakfast. Thanks to my buddy Mac Bernd for the recommendation.
I drank alot of this:
Despite my best intentions, the burning orb in the sky beat me to the left coast. We were a close second.
Day three brings us to our show prep. We unloaded the Stang at Ron Mangus’ shop in Rialto, California and began final preparations for the show. Day 4 will bring more fine-tuning and then on Wednesday we get in and begin set up of the three cars and our PAINTHOUSE booth. This stuff is alot of work!
842 miles later, we made it to Deming, NM. Noel Irvin, the owner of the ’67 GTO, towing Night Mare, his wife Dana’s ’65 fastback Mustang; Richard Weiss pulling his wife Penny’s ’55 Thunderbird and myself pulling Noel’s ’67 GTO.
We are headed West to the Grand National Roadster Show in Pomona, CA. This will be the first time PAINTHOUSE will have brought 3 cars at once to this show. Getting them ready has been a monumental task, one that I never could have pulled of without the help of our crew at PAINTHOUSE: Bruce, Tim, Mike, Steve and Craig. Oh yeah, let’s not forget the one that keeps this ship afloat and sailing in the correct direction, my beautiful wife Jennifer.
I think we quite possibly created a need for this proposed US-Canada oil pipeline as we have bought, and burned, ALOT of diesel!
So far no incidences, just lots of junk food, coffee and sunshine. Thank God for Sirius XM radio.