Monday, June 17, 2013

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Rat Rods & Rockabillies - Reno Rockabilly Riot

....that was a lot of 'R's, lol.

Hot Rod at Reno Rockabilly Riot

This past weekend, my friend Stephanie and I visiting Reno Rockabilly Riot, a cute little event with a few vendors and a lot of cool cars.

Reno has a lot of car stuff going on - Hot August Nights is our annual city-wide classic car celebration.  We also have the National Automobile Museum; a large, private collection of vintage military vehicles; the Barrett-Jackson supercar auctions; and even Keke Rosburg's Formula1 race car chillin' in a hidden bunker in the middle of town.  On top of those crazy things, we've Reno Rockabilly Riot, which I consider an art show, really.
Rat Rad at Reno Rockabilly Riot

Rat Rods are like the Steampunks of the car world - cobbled together, tinkered with, boosted, frankensteined, chopped, all of it, and nothing at all to do with historical accuracy - it's the creation of fantastical automobiles by whatever means possible, not unlike the way Carol Shelby brought the infamous Shelby AC Cobra to life back in 1962.

By the way.......I like cars.  A lot.


Anywho, it was a fun day.  I wore my old sailor pants and a red bandanna, and lots of sunscreen.  Good times. :-)
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3 comments:

  1. If you ever find yourself in Los Angeles, I heartily recommend visiting the Petersen Automotive Museum. It's across the street from LACMA and has everything from vintage cars to concept cars to super-sleek modern beauties.

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  2. I really enjoyed reading this blogpost, keep on writing such interesting posts.
    rockabilly

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  3. What a beautiful parasol! The cars are very cool, and it looks like you had lots of fun. :)

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