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!
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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
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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.
The Triple Crown Of Rodding is a new event that celebrates Hot Rods, Customs, Classics & Muscle Cars up through 1972, AND…. American-Made Trucks through 1998!
The Triple Crown of Rodding is going to be a hot rodder’s paradise.
Enter your ride to compete for the coveted Triple Crown award! They will be presenting over 40 State-Of-The-Art, Beautifully Machined, Billet Aluminum, show chrome plated trophies to the 6 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)!
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.
AND – The Top 6 Triple Crown Winners will be invited to compete for the Barrett-Jackson Cup & $20,000.00 in January 2024 in Scottsdale, AZ. There are 50 vehicles nationally invited to the Barrett Jackson Cup, and a minimum of 6 will be selected at Triple Crown of Rodding!
And even if you don’t enter the Triple Crown competition, you can still win all kinds of cool stuff!
Check this out – You can WIN a brand new 2023 Chevrolet Pickup – custom built by Alloway’s Rod Shop – just by walking through the gate! That’s right – This killer truck will be given away by LUCK-OF-THE-DRAW to one unbelievably happy & lucky registered participant!
The winner of the huge 50/50 drawing will split 1/2 the proceeds with some worthy charities. There’s even a chance to win a Gibson guitar! The event IS in Music City, after all!
But there is far more than just the competition and giveaways – They’ll be setting up a huge Meet & Greet with industry celebrities and top builders! You’ll see cars that are winning at other 2023 national events.. because tons of them will be competing for the Triple Crown! Cruise the Track with your registered vehicle! Find NEW parts in the huge exhibitor midway! Find OLD parts in the big Swap Meet & Car 4-Sale Corral!
And just to keep it loud, there’ll be Nostalgia Nitro Dragster Demos, Concerts, and fun for the whole family!
Register online now at Triple Crown Of Rodding.Com, and be prepared to take in all the action.. in just 2 days! This event wraps Saturday night so everyone can get home safely Sunday without being a zombie at work on Monday!
See YOU at the TRIPLE CROWN OF RODDING • SEPT. 8 & 9 • 2023 at the Nashville Superspeedway!
Learn more at https://www.triplecrownofrodding.com today!
#triplecrownofrodding #triplecrown #hotrodshow
This clean yellow 1966 Dodge Coronet convertible arrived at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop in need of some maintenance and TLC to make it a reliable and fun cruiser. It’s got a 383 under the hood, fed by a F.A.S.T. EFI system, and it spins an automatic transmission. The cool part is that this is a family heirloom car that has been passed to the current generation, and will always remain in the family. The owner’s parents had a ’66 Coronet like this one brand new, and recaptured those memories when they purchased this one a few years back. Today, their children and grandchildren are excited to enjoy the car and continue the legacy.
Contact the V8 Speed and Resto Shop for help looking after your Classic or Muscle Car, we’re happy to help!
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From the Cars, Stars, and Roll Bars site: “Kevin Oeste, Owner of V8 Speed and Resto Shop, has been a friend for many years and it was great to have him set aside time to be my featured guest. He is a lifelong automotive and motorsports enthusiast who’s passion was sparked at an early age. After receiving a degree in Broadcast Communication from Illinois State University, Kevin was able to merge his two passions by getting hired at Hot Rod Magazine in Los Angeles, eventually producing Hot Rod TV on Speedchannel. Shooting NCMA races and events like the Hot Rod Power Tour led him all over the country, eventually meeting his wife Kelle 6 states from home after his 1962 Ford Galaxie 500 XL convertible broke down on the Power Tour.
In 2005, Oeste and Kelle launched the V8 Speed and Resto Shop in Red Bud, IL, a world-class restoration, custom, and performance center currently employing 25 dedicated professionals building award-winning cars for discerning customers all over the world. Kevin handles the media and helps customers visualize their dream cars, and Kelle is the operational force that runs the business. Their first car was a 1969 Camaro SEMA show car, and it’s been full throttle ever since.
The mission statement of the V8 Speed and Resto Shop is “To connect people with the best times of their lives through things with wheels.” Kevin and Kelle Oeste remain immersed in automotive business, media, events, and culture, noting that it’s not about the cars… it’s all about the people and their stories. It seems they’ve written quite a story for themselves along the way.”
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1960 Ford Starliner Barn Find Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals Muscle Car Of The Week MCACN
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