Wednesday, June 23, 2010

2010 LA Roadster Show & Swap

On Father's Day weekend for the last 46 years the LA Roadsters plans and opporates the largest roadster show and swap meet in Southern California. 800 pre-36 roadsters and 1,500 pre-72 specialty cars congregated at the Pomona Fairplex last weekend. The sun came out in full force to welcome people from all over the world who would never miss this show. There is something for everyone at the LA Roadster Show featuring a '35 & '36 hot rod corral, cacklefest, builder showcase, this year Dave Bell a.k.a. Henry Hi-Rise, pin stripers circus and more.
For more information on the LA Roadsters who are known for their beautiful roadsters, red shirts and white pants since 1957 go to
Below are pictures taken by the newest Hagerty Intern and McPherson graduate Hagerty Tim. For more pictures and coverage on the 46th Annual LA Roadster Show check out
Make sure to bring your dad to the 2011 LA Roadster Show on Saturday, June 18th and Sunday June 19th.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Model A Restorer's Club National Meet 2010

The Model A Restorer's Club (MARC) held their National Meet in French Lick/West Baden Springs, Indiana this year! You couldn't have asked for a better location; beautiful hotels, great roads for driving, and plenty of activities! The Meet officially started Monday, June 14th, but many rolled in (driving their Model A's) on the previous Saturday. Model A's are amazing machines and extremely fun to drive! To learn more about upcoming events or joining MARC, please visit their website: . You can also learn more about their National Meet by checking out the following link: .

One thing awesome about the Members of MARC is that they like to DRIVE their A's! It's great to see people coming from all over the country.......and they didn't trailer their cars!!!

Check out all the activities that were provided for everyone in the photos below. These aren't even all of them!

Yes, that's Hagerty's Model A! The employees of Hagerty restored this wonderful masterpiece as a way to learn more about collector vehicles and get hooked on the hobby! I know where they can find good insurance when they all get classics of their own!!

The awards ceremony for Touring Class. Each Model A in the Touring Class had to complete a long tour in order to receive any awards.

The Model A's lining up for the Tour.

It's always great to see people working on their A's. A repair shop was set up in the parking garage for anyone who needed assistance. One great thing about these enthusiasts is that they LOVE to work on A's, so it was busy in the parking garage!

The kids had an opportunity to learn about pinstriping. This seminar, along with many other activities is provided for the youth to get them more involved in the hobby, with hopes they will someday be driving an A!

One of the Fine Point cars in front of the house that concluded the tour.

Model A Firetruck; judged in the Preservation Class!

A 'cut-out' Model A was on display in the lobby of the Hotel. This was so neat to look at and see how great the development of the A was.

Writer's choice! (because I can!)

Who needs fuel?

Also a writer's choice for favorite colored wheels!

This truck was in the atrium of the West Baden Hotel along with other Fine Point Judged A's.

Hagerty had a booth in the swap meet, showcasing their pride and joy!

Hagerty also sponsored Youth Judging. This is a group who helped Judge the A's, learning more and more on what to look for on a vehicle and how to judge it!

One of the neatest events of the week, Youth's assemble a Model A! It only took them 2 1/2 hours, WOW!

Fine Point display

Yours truly in front of the Hagerty Model A!

Of course we had to get it pin-striped to fit in with the rest of the A's!

You won't see many of these around! Not sure on the production numbers, but it was low!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

19th Hot Rod Nationals

Call it what you will, Good Guys, Hot Rod Nationals, cool show at ORP (O'Reilly Raceway Park); this show rocked out last weekend! Customs and classics from all over the U.S. and Canada descended upon Indianapolis, Brownsburg to be exact, to show, race, and cruise. Rain has been an unpleasant visitor the past 5 years and made an appearance again this year too. That didn't stop people from coming out to support the show. To learn more about Good Guys shows around the U.S., check out their website:

What a beautiful Hudson!
Steve Anderson in front of his Custom Stage Coach. This was overlooked as a definite show winner for design and originality! I personally went for a ride on top of the stage coach and couldn't tell you how many people stopped us to take photos. What a crowd-pleaser!!

Hagerty's Employee-restored 1930 Model A. Yep, that's right! Hagerty employees restored that beauty. They learned what it takes to restore a vehicle and gained a deeper understanding of why people are so hooked on the hobby!

Driven all the way from Canada! This car was custom built by the owner!

Quad Cities Cruisers Open Run XXVII Car Show

It was a beautiful evening in Moline, Illinois last Saturday, the site of the annual Quad Cities Cruisers Open Run Car show. The show got off to a slow start due to some threatening early afternoon weather, but as soon as the skies cleared up the sweet rides started cruisin' in! It was a great turnout this year as car nuts both young and old showed up to make this a great family event. There was even a hot air balloon on site offering tethered rides for the kiddies! Here is the link to the Cruisers site (, make it a point to check out one of their events this year, they are a fun group! Here are some pictures from the show, enjoy!