View Full Version : Come see me at the Car Show!

06-26-2008, 11:36 AM
Hi everyone! (Use Dr. Nick Riviera voice here http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/laugh.gif)

July 6th is the Return to Renton car show that will be held right in the heart of Downtown Renton. For the first time in 18 years my car will be in the show. It's a 1973 Dodge Challenger that I've owned for more than 20 years and is currently undergoing restoration. I wanted to get the judges input for guidance in the project. The exterior looks good from about 10 feet away but shows the years of road wear from college that it took on many years ago. However the interior has been restored to new condition by yours truly and I wanted to show it off a little.

Here are some teaser photos...
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The back window graphic was created by my good friend in Minnesota and is based off an original drawing by rockabilly artist Coop. He's famous for doing various concert posters and album covers. A little obnoxious, but sure beats those Calvin relieving himself on whatever cliche is currently en vogue.

So if you're in town, swing on by. July 6th. Goes until 3:00 PM. Let me know how I'm doing on it!

06-26-2008, 11:45 AM
Sweet, and I dig that gas pedal. I'm pretty sure I can make the show. I'll be the guy drooling over the old Mustangs and Cobras.

Link to the show's website if you're interested. (http://www.gorenton.com/carshow.htm)

Any advice on where to park for the show?

06-26-2008, 02:37 PM
You'll like the show then. Plenty of them last year. If you like the Shelby Cobra, swing by Park Place Ltd. in Bellevue. I went there to pick up some Griot's Garage car care stuff (Yes, this is a shameless plug-but the products are amazing! They WILL save a paintjob!) and they had about six of them for sale. A little intimidating to roll on the lot though. I don't think there was a car under 100K there.

06-26-2008, 03:12 PM
Wow, very, very cool! Congratulations on getting it all fixed up and restored. It must be nice seeing all the time and money spent on it finally paying off!!

06-26-2008, 06:07 PM
I have a friend that used to work for Griot's. We always called it "Gree-otts". http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

06-28-2008, 12:47 PM
Greetings from Binghamton, NY. Home of IBM, Edwin Link (Creator of the flight simulator), and Rod Serling.

I've been thinking of opening a detail shop that just uses Griot's stuff. I'll work the "Gree-otts" angle to rope in the Star Wars crowd. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/laugh.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

07-01-2008, 05:53 PM
Griot's is awesome! We get a good chunk of stuff for our MG there.


(Stock image of our car. Ours does not have a moon roof.)

07-08-2008, 12:52 PM
Sorry Bobster, I completely forgot about the show last weekend. How was it?

EDIT - 2500th post, I move up in rank! Now I'm only 12,000 posts behind JoshEEE http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

07-09-2008, 08:47 AM
Good morning from Motown, Detroit Rock City!

The show was a huge success. Very cool to be in downtown and have the whole thing shutdown. An amazing variety of cars and bikes. The only complaint that was voiced was that the cars were scattered and not organized by make. (Chevys with Chevys, etc.) IMO, I think it added to the show. It made you move around and look at all the different cars.

I got a lot of good feedback with my car. I still have a perverbial moutain to climb before it's where I want it, but it met with great approval and I have a lot of contacts for skilled restorers. Met a lot of really great people as well. I talked a lot with the Maple Valley Street Rats Auto Club. These guys almost had a heart attack when they found out I was one of the founding members of the club. Even showed them the proof. Never thought I would actually bring my high school yearbook out in public again. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/shocked.gif I even showed them my old club jacket. (Yes, it still fits. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/laugh.gif)

All in all, good times-great oldies. Props to Doc Zoltar's ride. It would have fit in with the crowd and would have been a great addition to the show. Guess I'll see ya next year!

Hey! See ya all next year!!!