Though we'd rather be spending our time in the great outdoors at some vintage custom truck event, or burning up the pavement in our project trucks, visiting cool truck- and car-related Websites is pretty fun. Below are 10 more interesting sites to get that motor oil flowin' through your veins. If we've missed some of your favorite internet destinations, please send suggestions to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. www.pacificcoastcustoms.com - Robbie Azevedo, then only 19, founded Pacific Coast Customs in 2003. PCC is striving to become one of the premier hot rod and custom car shops in the nation. We featured Robbie's '48 Impression while under construction and most recently, in finished form, in the May '06 issue. Check out what PCC is up to now.
2. www.jalopyjournal.com - The Jalopy Journal was formed to spread the gospel of traditional hot rods and kustoms to hoodlums worldwide. The journal's intention is to be the voice of the working man, a tool in the toolbox of the guy who does it himself, and a place where citizen journalists can show the "big-time" media a thing or two. See if they're succeeding in their intent.
3. www.vintagevettesllc.com - Who doesn't appreciate vintage and new Corvettes? Here's a Website that sells them.
4. www.carsinbarns.com - When visiting Cars in Barns, severe truck and car lust will very likely occur. A colleague recommended this address. It's a good one!
5. www.mershons.com - Physically located in Springfield, Ohio, Mershon's World of Cars specializes in selling vintage Corvettes and classics, including musclecars and street rods, to folks around the world. Theyhave been in business since 1981.
6. http://www.chevrolettruckservice.com/ - Here's a location whose sole purpose is to help anyone interested in Chevy and GMC trucks from 1955 through 1959. Count us in!
7. www.cachassisworks.com - Chris Alston's Chassis-works manufactures suspension components, chassis, rollbars and cages, steering, brakes, interior sheetmetal, and many other components for drag race and street car applications.
8. www.kristkustoms.com - Krist Kustoms offers award-winning kustom automotive interiors. The company is physically located in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
9. www.hilborninjection.com - Hilborn Fuel Injection Engineering invented fuel injection. Check them out!
10. www.tciauto.com - Founded in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1968, TCI Automotive was born with a racing background. They're leaders in the automatic transmission arena.
EventsJuneJune 2-4 - Loveland, co: The 9th Colorado Nationals, presented by Optima Batteries, hits The Ranch at the Larimer County Fairgrounds. Featuring over 2,000 rods, customs, classics and musclecars through 1972, as well as a vendor and manufacturer exhibit, a swap meet and sale corral, a kid's play area, a model and pedal car show, and a kick-off party, this event is sure to be fun for the whole family-just don't bring your golf cart! Cost is $15 per day; kids under 6 get in for free! For more info, call (480) 460-1932, or visit www.good-guys.com. Tell them CCT sent ya!
June 3-4 - pleasanton, ca: The Goodguys 13th Summer Get-Together arrives at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton. Check out more than 40 outdoor show 'n' shine awards and the 2006 Muscle Car of the Year finalist. Ogle the YoungGuys, Homebuilt Heaven and Mighty Muscle ('55-72) parking areas. Shop at the enormous swap meet, Cars 4 Sale Corral and Goodgals Gallery. Call (925) 426-7600 or visit www.alamedacountyfair.com for more information.
JulyJuly 7-9 - BloomSburg, PA: Work off the aftereffects of those Independence Day pounds at the 19th Annual Summer 4-Wheel Jamboree. Located at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds, this mother will feature Comp Cams NMRO mud racing presented by TCI Automotive, Dodge monster truck competitions, a Mickey Thompson Tough Truck competition, rock crawling, burnout competitions, a performance marketplace, and thousands of show 'n' shine vehicles. $65 pre-registration or $80 at the gate. Contact http://www.familyevents.com, (317) 236-6515, or e-mail email@example.com for more information.
July 14-16 - Puyallup, WA: Check out the 19th Pacific Northwest Nationals at the Western Washington Fairgrounds. This event is packed with all kinds of fun stuff, including a model and pedal car show, a Goodguys Choice product giveaway, the 2006 Brush Bash! pinstripers exhibition and competition, a poker run, a kid's make 'n' take model-building demonstration, special car parking areas including Homebuilt Heaven, Deuce Doins and Kustom Korral, and last but not least, carousel rides. Call (253) 848-1405 or (253) 841-5045 for more info, or check out www.thefair.com