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.
No, this is not an award given by the Beatles! Blue Belle, our ‘55 Thunderbird project, has been selected into the rarified air of the Fab 4 here in Dallas. Much like the Detroit Riddler has a Great 8, or Houston’s Millwinder selects the Magnificent 7, the Dallas Autorama has a Fab 4 that ultimately leads up to their big award.
Although I think I know who will ultimately win this award, I am humbled and honored that Penny’s little hot rod was chosen to be one of the four. The thanks goes to my crew back at PAINTHOUSE. So, “Loose” Bruce Woodings, Mike Stuart, Cliff Groontok, Tim Kubelka, Craig Kelly, Jennifer Borcherding (she’s mine) and not to forget James Klouse, Ed White, Eric Brockmeyer, Ron Mangus and Skylar Petroski: Good job guys. Thank you.
Tomorrow with bring the results and finally a trip home to my family. See y’all Sunday.
Make sure you tune in to Spike TV this Saturday and Sunday (October 17 and 18, 2009) as Mac and Shelley Bernd’s ’32 Ford "Red Hot Meltdown" will make it’s TV debut on Powerblock. She’s a ‘looker’, so dont miss out!