6th Annual Hot Rods n' Hillbillies

Monday, May 21, 2012

2012 Big Al's Unfinished Show

The Gravel Draggers East Coast Nomads made the run to Big Al's Toybox/Hot Rod Heaven for his annual unfinished show.

This show can be a little hit and miss, as far as taste and and build quality, but it has its own charm. We got a late start, so we probably missed most of the more questionable stuff, and saw some gems.

The open house really is the best part of the show. Aside from the world-class engine shop, there are some tasty relics of an age of thunder.

 On the plus side, this is one of the few shows where our rides are some of the nicer ones in the show.

The award was for "The most non-original parts." I'm not sure if it is a subtle way to say that chrome-reverse wheels are played out. The weird part is that last year the truck won, "Best original under construction." It doesn't really matter, because the trophies are giant, and make you feel like a man, at least for a little while.

Gravel Draggers East Coast Nomads