Sometimes we grow weary of paddling around the internet, in search of the best Custom Classic Trucks-related websites. But then we remember the many loyal subscribers and newsstand buyers of CCT. We're honored to have you as readers, so much so that we'll surf the net till our fingers and toes are numb. Here are 10 more hot rod hauler and automotive enthusiast sites for all of CCT's highly esteemed readers. Thank you for your patronage! If we've missed some of your favorite internet destinations, please send suggestions to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
1.www.automotivegraffiti.com - We've had Darrell Mayabb's automotive renderings grace the pages of CCT in the past. Check out some of his other works here.
2. www.johnscustomz.com - John Barbera, the founder of Johns Customz & Performance, started working on engines when he was just 10 years old. He discovered his lifelong passion. The shop is located in Torrance, California, and specializes in: 100-point concours restorations, building high-performance engines, custom paint and design, hot rods, suspension alterations, import concepts, and kit cars.
3. www.good-guys.com - The Goodguys Rod & Custom Association, founded by President Gary Meadors in 1983, is the nation's leader in producing and promoting exciting automotive enthusiast events. As an Association, Goodguys offers a fraternity-a fellowship of hot rod enthusiasts featuring over 70,000 members worldwide. As an automotive event promoter, Goodguys offers 22 annual events across the country from New York to Florida, from San Diego to Seattle, and all points in between.
4.www.nsra-usa.com - The National Street Rod Association produces 13 of the world's biggest and best specialty vehicle events and provides valuable services to its membership. The premier event in the sport is the NSRA Street Rod Nationals, the world's largest automotive participant event.
5. www.possonart.com - Steve Posson is a sculptor who creates fine automotive art in lost wax bronze. The cool images of his work speak volumes.
6.www.antiquecar.com - Antique Car provides free classified ads for old classic cars and parts. Hot rods, roadsters, antiques, vintage, musclecars, and custom vintage trucks are all for sale at Antiquecar.com.
7. www.roadsters.com - Dave Mann created Roadsters.com back in the summer of 1996 and continues to update it every day. The site is used by thousands of automotive professionals and hobbyists to quickly access organized links to around 8,000 quality automotive and motorcycle websites. Roadsters.com also sells '32 Ford roadster components.
8.www.streetrodstuff.com - Street Rod Stuff is a source for street rod parts, accessories, friends, and fun.
9.www.reflectionsinwood.com - Jim Arnold turned a 35-year hobby into a business-Reflections in Wood. The company specializes in building custom-made, finely detailed, scale wooden display models of trucks, equipment, and aircraft. Each scale model is individually handcrafted and unique, with movable parts and fine details distinguishing these wooden display models as exquisite display pieces.
10.www.larrydennis.com - Larry Dennis has been in business for 20 years. The company started on January 1, 1979, with 2 employees in a 2,500-square foot building. With continual growth through the years, from 2,500 square feet to 6,000, 16,000, to its current 42,000-square foot facility, Larry Dennis serves auto trimmers, marine upholsterers, and furniture upholsterers.
EventsDecemberDec 4 - Pomona, CA: The West Coast's Largest Antique Auto, Corvette, Porsche, Street Rod & VW Swap Meet & Car Show held at Fairplex, Pomona, CA. For more info, write George Cross & Sons, Inc., P.O. Box 3923, Tustin, CA 92781; call (714) 538-7091; visit www.pomonaswap meet.com
JanuaryJanuary 20-22 -Pomona, CA: The Grand National Roadster Show, to be held at the L.A. County Fairplex, has over 300,000 square feet for up to 400 hot rods, customs, and motorcycles on display, drawing all the motorheads in Southern California to the mecca of Motorsports, the Grand National Roadster Show. The Fairplex is known for its automotive events, including: The L.A. Roadster Father's Day Show, The NHRA Museum and Drag Racing Events, Goodguys Nostalgia Drags, George Cross & Sons Swap Meets, the Pomona Nitro Nationals, and now the Grand Daddy of them all!
FebruaryFebruary 25-26 - Monticello, IA: The 37th Annual O'Reilly Auto Parts Rod & Custom Car Show will be held Saturday and Sunday at the Monticello Berndes Center (Youth Center Building). Prizes include travel money, Budweiser trophies, and Hardee's cash awards from street rods, customs, street machines, race cars, pickups, and motorcycles. For more info, contact Galen Muller, 853 Southhaven Dr., Monticello, IA 52310; call (319) 465-5119 or (319) 465-5380; visit www.rodandcustom carshow.com