Car Shows Overseas (non Australian)
Art Deco Festival 2016 - Napier, New Zealand

Art Deco Festival 2016 – Napier, New Zealand

This spectacular 4-day festival celebrates Napier’s many Art Deco buildings along with pre-war vehicles, fashions, music and more. Napier suffered a massive earthquake in 1931 which devastated the town and killing over 250 people. The town was rebuilt in the new style of the period (mid 1930’s) – Art Deco. Many of the buildings remain...
Goodguys 24th West Coast Nationals - Pleasanton, CA (Aug 2010)

Goodguys 24th West Coast Nationals – Pleasanton, CA (Aug 2010)

396 photos from this spectacular 3-day event held at the beautiful Alameda County Fairgrounds. Some of America’s best attend this premiere Goodguys event.
Beaches Cruise-In - Portland, Oregon 2010

Beaches Cruise-In – Portland, Oregon 2010

This weekly Wednesday night (Summertime) event at Portland International Raceway draws over 1,000 cars. We were fortunate to hear about it from our Bakersfield Hot Rod friends and fortunately we were going to be in Portland on a Wednesday. 67 photos.
Goodguys 9th Great Northwest Nationals 2010 - Spokane, Washington

Goodguys 9th Great Northwest Nationals 2010 – Spokane, Washington

I was able to attend this event with my good friend Russell Dirks who attends every year and lives only 20 miles away, just over the border in Post Falls, Idaho. Five minutes from Russell’s home, the Hot Rod Cafe hosted a great cruise night to open the event. Then off to Spokane Fairgrounds to...
21st Arroyo Grande Valley Car Show 2010 - California

21st Arroyo Grande Valley Car Show 2010 – California

When we told our Bakersfield Hot Rod friends we were coming to the USA, they said you need to come with us to this little event at Arroyo Grande (just Nth of Santa Maria). What a great event at a seaside town. 138 photos.
Cruisin' Nationals 2010 - Santa Maria, California

Cruisin’ Nationals 2010 – Santa Maria, California

Hosted by West Coast Kustoms, this event is THE premiere kustom car event in the USA. I decided at short notice to fly over from Oz for a 4-day trip just for this event. My mate Larry Cricelli said “yes” almost immediately when asked to come with me! What a blast we had! All the...
Bombs at Cruisin' Nats 2010, Santa Maria CA

Bombs at Cruisin’ Nats 2010, Santa Maria CA

A ‘bomb’ is a ‘fat fendered’ pre-1954 automobile, usually of round or curvy bodystyle. A bomba is usually refered to as a lowrider and is the earliest style within the lowrider scene, showing the ‘roots’ of the movement. Low ‘n’ slow is the motto, and ‘style’ is king. The ‘Viejitos’ club is the worlds largest, with...
12th Annual California Hot Rod Reunion 2003 - Famosa Raceway

12th Annual California Hot Rod Reunion 2003 – Famosa Raceway

Gary Salau invited me to this iconic event for a quick 3-wk trip. If you like traditional race cars, hot rods & customs, this is for you. On the final day of the event, my friend Phil Stroud insisted I drive his ’32 roadster (black, fenderless, 4-carb 392 hemi, ETIIIs & 10-spokes wheels) the 20...

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