The World Wide Web is an invaluable resource for publishing Custom Classic Trucks each month in terms of verifying information for feature, tech and show coverage articles. During the workweek, we often surf into some interesting sites. Sometimes the Web addresses are cool enough to print here, as is the case with the 10 destinations below. If we've missed some of your favorite Internet destinations, please send suggestions to: email@example.com.
1.www.collection-schlumpf.com/www.culturespaces.com/schlumpf/index.html - We mentioned The Schlumpf Collection at the National Motorcar Museum, which is filled with ultra-rare and expensive Bugattis. The history of how the museum came to be is also intriguing. Visit the museum's Website to see what we mean, either the French or the English version.
2. http://ffden-2.phys.uaf.edu/211.web.stuff/sill/ - Matthew Sill wrote a bit about physics and the automotive industry, which isn't as stuffy as it sounds.
3. www.gearheadgallery.com/index.php - In business for 15 years, Gearhead Gallery's a good place to find automotive artwork.
4. www.gearheadracingparts.com - GearHead Racing Parts has an online catalog that features a complete listing of all the top name-brand high-performance racing parts, racing engine parts, street racing parts, import racing parts, and performance accessories to keep a car, truck or SUV looking and performing its best.
5. http://gearheadcity.com/index.htm - Woodsy's Gearhead City is in the middle of Corn Country near Champaign, Illinois. Since 1969, they've built fun rides for clients, including Dearborn Deuce and Superformance Cobras. They also sell some pretty cool automobilia-posters and such.
6. www.gearheadgospel.com - We may receive letters from listing this Website. So be it. It is the mission of the Gear Head Gospel to encourage the mechanic to pray and ask for God's help. Collections of personal testimonies of God's amazing and intimate love combine to become the Gear Head Gospel.
7. www.gearheadclothing.com/home.asp - Gearhead Clothing, Inc. was founded by custom bike and hot rod owners for custom bike and hot rod owners. If stock factory bikes, cars and vintage trucks aren't your style, Gearhead Clothing may be for you. People who own customs want to make a statement and stand out in a crowd.
8. http://autopedia.com/html/HotLinks_Museums.html - Since we talked about automotive museums in this month's editorial, here's a listing of auto museums. It's unfortunately not all-inclusive.
9. http://www.aaca.org/ - The aim of the Antique Automobile Club of America is the perpetuation of the pioneer days of automobiling by furthering the interest in and preserving of antique automobiles, and the promotion of sportsmanship and good fellowship among all AACA members. The AACA uses the term "automobile" in a comprehensive sense to include all self-propelled vehicles intended for passenger use (cars, race vehicles, trucks, fire vehicles, motor-cycles, powered bicycles, etc.). Similarly, the term includes various power sources, such as gasoline, diesel, steam and electric.
10. www.autobarn.com - The Auto Barn is a source for auto parts, supplies and accessories.
EventsJulyJuly 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, the show 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.