Check out how low the running...
Check out how low the running boards sit on Rick Bentley's '50 Suburban!
Iden penned down some cool...
Iden penned down some cool illustrations of this custom ice-cream truck.
Just The Facts:
Show Name: Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend
Dates: April 13-16, 2006
Venue: Gold Coast Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada
Spectator Attendance: 10,000
Total Vehicle Entrants: 400
Special Awards Given:
-Shifters club makes custom trophies that are given to the best hot rod, custom, and furthest-driven vehicles.
-Road Zombies Club donated a trophy for its favorite pick, which was a newly built flathead Ford-pow-ered red-oxide-primered chopped, channeled, mid-'30s Ford truck with a '38 Hudson grille that was built and brought out by the Canada Dry boy.
This Event is four days long and is way more than a car show.
-Whether you're into the whole retro/rockabilly style or not, this is an event filled with fun things to do.
-Vehicles are usually only in the raw or primered forms at this show. Glossy paint is not a necessity here. The show caters to the vintage Rat rod-type cars and trucks (unfin-ished pre-'63 vehicles). No fiber-glassed, musclecars, lowriders, or high-tech billet vehicles are allowed and are turned away at the show.
-The car show portion takes place on the top level of the Gold Coast Hotel parking structure, and it is always filled with custom vehicles.
-With all the older vehicles, bands, and spectators dressed in vintage clothing, you would think that you have been taken back a few decades in time.
-There was close to 50 rockabilly bands playing their hearts out from noon to 7 in the morning. This goes from Thursday all the way through Sunday.
-There were spectacular displays of hot women showing some serious skin in burlesque competitions.
-There was a host of 200 vendors to fill your vintage vehicle or attire needs.
Shifters, with help of Budweiser
Contact for Future Events: www.vivalasvegas.net
James Gerber of Jak'd Up Kustoms...
James Gerber of Jak'd Up Kustoms in Yuma, Arizona, brought out this seriously low '34 Ford pickup. There is very little sheetmetal that makes up this thing. It's practically two seats strapped to a big motor. You can see a massive burnout shot of it in our Busted Knuckles section in this very same issue.
Nothing works like a set of...
Nothing works like a set of Bullhorns to get the "outta my way" message across to other motorists.
Just proving the point that...
Just proving the point that the more uncomfortable it is to sit in your custom, the cooler your ride is. It's a simple law of physics discovered by hot-rodders.
Danni Delgado laid down a...
Danni Delgado laid down a set of wicked stripes on the spot at the show.