Take a lap through the 2023 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals with us after hours! The 2023 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals show once again was jammed with unbelievable cars and displays. In this video, we take a walk-through the show after hours where the general public was not allowed to get up close in personal with many of the cars and feature exhibits. We cover the great “Who’s The Boss?” Ford display, the dual engine 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado, then we see the big bodied Buick display, cars from AMC and Pontiac and Chevrolet, special featured 1968 Ford Torino GT 428 Cobra Jet, Saleen Mustangs, and much more.
1970 Oldsmobile 442 W30 Convertible in PLUM CRAZY at 2022 MCACN Show Muscle Car Of The Week
This amazing 1970 Oldsmobile 442 W-30 convertible is wearing an unusual color for an Oldsmobile, it’s actually a factory Chrysler color called Plum Crazy Purple! However, this amazing car was painted by General Motors in this Chrysler color back in 1970 and is considered correct for the car. How can this be? We got the whole story from restore Allan Steinbock at the 2022 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals show in Chicago.
This is not just a pretty face, as this 442 features the 455 V8 engine with the W-30 performance package, including an aluminum intake manifold, hotter camshaft, tuned carburetor, and other blue-printed engine parts. It also features sport suspension, and the W 27 rear axle as well.
Although it is not a typical car, it is typical of the types of amazing and rare muscle cars found each year at the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals Show in Chicago, we hope to see you there!
#442 #mcacn #musclecar
Are you familiar with the Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation? They are always there for those in the Auto Aftermarket if something bad happens. I had a quick conversation with my good friend Joel Ayres about the foundation and how they are there when you need them. It’s a great operation and worth supporting.
Honoring Veterans And The Birth Of Hot Rodding on Veterans Day 2023
Today’s hot rodding and high-performance parts industry can be directly traced back to veterans who enthusiastically put their newfound skills to work following World War II. This was a time where their enthusiasm and passion for speed and creating machines was coupled with an availability of low cost jalopies and cars to hop up, And a booming American economy, provided financial resources for them to make it happen. We love the fact that many veterans have started high-performance parts businesses many years ago that are still in business today helping us all realize our passions and enjoy our cars with friends and family. Thank you to all veterans From the V8 Speed Shop team! ￼
Muscle Car fans from around the world are gearing up for the 2023 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals show in Chicago, and we have MCACN Managing Partner Bob Ashton on the V8 Radio Podcast for an exclusive show preview! We are really looking forward to seeing legendary designer, engineer, and racer Peter Brock at the show, in addition to all the amazing cars! Bob, Kevin Oeste and Mike “Q-Ball” Clarke throw down automotive trivia questions, laughs are had, and much more on the V8 Radio Podcast!
#carpodcast #v8radio #mcacn #musclecarandcorvettenationals
The TMI TRIM Awards at The SEMA Show 2022 set the industry on fire. With the lack of awards from a few companies that are normally at the show, TMI Products stepped up to give the recognition that these builders deserved. Builders from all over the world entered for the coveted title of Best of Show – but only one amazing ride was able to take home that trophy.
Seven other winners were awarded in their respective classes and the TMI TRIM Awards were firmly cemented into the SEMA Show history books. After the week, coverage spread like wildfire of the TRIM Awards and they were seen by over 57 million enthusiasts.
The TMI TRIM Awards pay homage to the craftsmen who hand cut, stitched, and designed all the amazing interiors at SEMA. Too often though, the paint, wheels, or engine received most all of the recognition – no longer is that the case where TMI is now honoring fellow tradesmen who have perfected their craft.
TMI Products has been hand crafting some of the finest automotive upholstery for over 40 years now. With 40 years in the rear-view mirror, it was time to give back to the community and recognize those special builders. TMI is continuing this new tradition with the TRIM Awards for the 2023 SEMA Show.
Last years Best of Show winner wasn’t even a TMI Products interior, showing how serious TMI is about recognizing the best of the best. In fact, TMI doesn’t even choose the winners; for that, a completely independent panel of six industry veterans go over every inch of the car and then determine the winners.
The expert panel of judges include:
- Kevin Oeste- The Voice of the SEMA Show and TRIM Awards Host, V8 Speed & Resto Shop Owner
- Sean Holman- Owner of Use For Adventure and Co-Host of The Truck Show Podcast
- Sara Morosan- Owner of LGE-CTS Motorsports, 2021 SEMA Person of the Year, Multi-time Ford Design award winner
- Theresa Contreras- owner of Baja Forged, Multi-time Ford Design award winner, PPG Brand Ambassador
- Marcel Venable- co-owner of AutoRevolution on Amazon Prime, OBS-Clash, Car Guy Confessions Podcast
- Jason Mulligan- co-owner of AutoRevolution on Amazon Prime, OBS-Clash, Car Guy Confessions Podcast
The TMI TRIM Awards are designed to not only honor the builds and the craftsmen behind it, but to celebrate them in a public fashion. Wednesday November 1st at Noon all the judges and builders will convene at the stage in the TMI Products booth. Here, the judges will go over some of the highlights and announce winners in front of the entire Central Hall at The SEMA Show 2023.
The trophies are just as unique and custom as the interiors and can easily be hoisted in the air in a show of appreciation and accomplishment during the awards ceremony. While there are a few winners, only one ride will be crowned as the Best of Show!
To be eligible for the TRIM Awards, you need to have a vehicle that’s registered and on display at the SEMA Show 2023. There are categories for TMI-equipped vehicles, and categories for non-TMI-equipped vehicles. Having a TMI-equipped vehicle though does not offer a better chance of winning, as proven by last year’s Best of Show winner, that was not TMI-equipped.
TRIM Awards Categories include:
- Best Car –Open to any car that features TMI seats
- Best Truck –Open to any truck that features TMI seats
- Best Custom SUV or Wagon –Open to any SUV or wagon, either two-door or four-door
- Best Full Interior –Open to any vehicle of any type that is running a full TMI interior. A full TMI interior includes all the available components from that model line
- Most Creative –Best usage of patterns, colors, and overall execution
- Best Color-Matching –Best usage of patterns, colors, and stitching that matches vehicle exterior
- Best Custom Car Interior (open to all Cars at the show) –Can be any vehicle with any type of custom interior
- Best Custom Truck Interior (open to all Trucks at the show) –Can be any vehicle with any type of custom interior
- Fan Favorite (Chosen Online) –Finalists that the TRIM Award Judges have chosen will be voted online by fans worldwide.
- Best of Show Champion –Judges will vote on their favorite interior of SEMA 2023 and crown it with the TRIM Award’s highest honor
SEE WEBSITE FOR COMPLETE RULES AND INFO AND ENTRY FORM
Judging for the 2023 SEMA Show TRIM Awards will begin Tuesday afternoon October 31st with the announcement from TMI’s SEMA booth of the top 20 vehicles. Competitors are encouraged to register online to let judges know where to find their vehicles.
The crowning of the inaugural TRIM Champion will take place on November 1st at TMI Products SEMA booth #24477, 12:00 noon PST.
Our hosts Kevin Oeste and Mike “Q-Ball” Clarke are joined by Ross Berlanga of TMI Products on this special episode of the V8 Radio Podcast! They cover the long friendship of Ross and Kevin and lots of hot rod stories along the way, all the way up to the upcoming 2023 TMI TRIM Award to be held at the 2023 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. The TMI TRIM Award celebrates outstanding interiors of show cars and trucks, and provides great content and even market research for new TMI interior product ideas. Kevin acts as a judge and Emcee of the TRIM Award, and you’ll learn all about it here. And don’t worry, there is plenty of silliness and Automotive Trivia as well, on this unrivaled episode of the V8 Radio Podcast!
Or show starts off with Kevin Oeste and Mike “Q-Ball” Clarke sharing the story of his Kevin’s recent invite from Jimmy Shine and Billy Gibbons to be a guest at a recent ZZ Top concert! Kevin was super excited, and it only escalated when the topic shifts to recap the amazing new Hot Rod, Kustom, Street Machine, and Truck event called the Triple Crown of Rodding! Kevin, Kelle, and some of the V8 Speed & Resto Shop crew had an unbelievable time seeing some of the hottest cars in the country and hanging around with great friends and builders like Troy Trepanier, Alan Johnson, Gary Case, Chip Foose, Dave Kindig, Jesse Greening, Ken “Posies” Fenical, Roy Brizio, Mike & Jim Ring, Troy Ladd, Bobby Alloway, Phil and Jeremy Gerber, Johnathan Goolsby, and many more. While there, Kevin connected with Larry Erickson.. you know, the guy who designed CadZZilla… and his documentary project got a shot in the arm! It’s a heavy episode book-ended by Automotive Trivia and the usual nonsense, so we’re hope you’re fueled and ready for the V8 Radio Podcast!
The Triple Crown of Rodding event celebrates Hot Rods, Customs, Classics & Muscle Cars thru 1972, AND…. American-Made Trucks thru 1998! We’ll be there September 8-9, will you?
HERE’S JUST A SAMPLE WHY THIS EVENT WILL BE WHERE ALL THE PLAYERS….. COME TO PLAY!
• Brand New 2023 Chevrolet Pickup Hot-Rodded by Alloway’s Rod Shop to
be given away by LUCK-OF-THE-DRAW to one lucky registered participant!
• 50/50 drawing with 1/2 the proceeds going to one lucky winning ticket & the other 1/2 going to charities.
• Over 40 State-Of-The-Art Beautifully Machined Billet Aluminum trophies and show chrome plated (6) of the Triple Crown Winners… Best Street Rod, Best Street Machine, Best Street Cruiser, Best Truck (up to 1972), Best Truck (73-87). Best Truck (88-98)
• Win the Prestigious Triple Crown Trophy & a Gibson guitar! (gotta give some guitars away we’re in Music City USA)
• The top (3) cars will be featured on the cover of Modern Rodding magazine and the Top (3) Trucks on the cover of Classic Truck Performance magazine with full inside features on all 6.
The Top 6 Triple Crown Winners will be invited to compete for the Barrett-Jackson Cup & $20,000.00 Jan. 21-29, 2024 in Scottsdale, Az. (Only 50 vehicles Nationally invited with a
minimum of 6 from this show!)
• “Huge” Exhibitor Midway – Over 100 Vendors
Large Swap Meet & Car 4-Sale Corral
Nostalgia Nitro Dragsters Demo
• Concerts and fun for the whole family!
• AND MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!
TRIPLE CROWN OF RODDING • SEPT. 8 & 9 • 2023
Event will be held at the Nashville Superspeedway
4847-F McCrary Rd, Lebanon, TN 37090
Friday Sept 8 from 7am – 5pm
Saturday Sept 9 from 8am – 5pm
Event is open to all Hot Rods, Street Rods, Street Machines, Classics & Customs up to 1972 AND All American-Made trucks up to 1998.
#triplecrown #hotrodshow #streetrod
This video was from the very beginning of the 2023 75th Annual SCTA Bonneville Speed Week. In addition to streamliners and race cars running on the Bonneville salt flats setting land speed records, each night there is a very cool custom and hot rod show at the Nugget casino in Wendover Utah. Join us for a lap to take a look at some of the cars on display at Bonneville In 2023! There are everything from gasser Corvettes, 1932 to 1934 Fords, Chevrolet Impalas, and all kinds of other hot rods and customs in this video.
The Bonneville Salt Flats are home to the Southern California Timing Association SCTA Speed Week, and 2023 is the 75th year of the event. Each year, Hot Rods and Customs converge on Wendover along with all the land speed racing cars, motorcycles, and trucks to set world records on the salt.
#v8speedshop #bonneville #speedweek