Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Goodguys 11th Annual Nashville Nationals Car Show

Classics on display at the Nissan Stadium parking lot during the Nashville Nationals.




The 11th Annual Goodguys Nationals took place last weekend in Nashville, Tennessee. It was my first time at the car show and was the kickoff point for our annual summer road trip. The car show is held at Nissan Stadium, just across the water from downtown Nashville. The Music City is an ideal place for a Goodguys Car Show. With all of the music venues, museums, bars and restaurants just minutes from the car show, it is definitely worth the trip. Here are some highlights from my visit to the Goodguys Nashville Nationals.



A nicely updated Chevrolet Nova.



Low enough for you?




Looks like the classics are on the right side of the tracks.

Just one of the many custom pickups on display at the Nashville Nationals.


The Auto Cross is always a popular destination for spectators. Professional and amateur drivers take their vehicles on timed laps around a road course.


Brian George and the crew at Roseville Rods took home the honor of Tank's Hot Rod of the Year.
Check out where California Car Cover and I will be next by following us on this blog or Facebook.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Back to the Future DeLorean Debut at the Petersen Museum


A few weeks back we were invited to the debut of the recently restored Back to the Future II DeLorean at the Petersen Museum. The Petersen Museum is home to many famous vehicles from movies and television shows, so it is fitting that the DeLorean would end up there once it was completed.


One of the Hot Wheels lead designers was on hand to show off the special anniversary edition of the Back to the Future II DeLorean. This scale replica will be available later this summer.

Have a time traveling DeLorean of your own? Give us a call. We can cover it.
Thank you to everyone at the Petersen for letting California Car Cover be part of this unique event. We were glad to we could help the directors and designers keep the DeLorean under wraps. Want to see the DeLorean? Then it might be time to schedule a visit to the Petersen Museum.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

34th Annual Classic Chevys of SoCal Car Show at Rancho San Antonio 2016


This past Sunday was the 34th Annual Classic Chevys of SoCal Car Show at Rancho San Antonio in Chatsworth, Ca. The annual car show attracts a few hundred classic cars and hot rods to the Boy's Town in Chatsworth. The show is hosted by local car club, Classic Chevys of SoCal, and is a fundraiser for Rancho San Antonio.






Custom Gauges

Not just Chevys attended the event. Plenty of other late model vehicles and classic cars end up at Rancho San Antonio.


The Bake Auction is a crowd pleaser. Car show attendees bid on custom cookie jars and baskets donated by club members and event sponsors.



All lined up.



It started out a hazy day, but once the sun came out the grounds of Rancho San Antonio were covered in cars and people enjoying the car show.



A few Tri-Fives owned by members of the Classic Chevys of SoCal car club.

Each year, a local modeling club hosts its annual show inside the gynasium at Rancho San Antonio. It is impressive to see the detail and work that goes into these scale replicas.

The staff from Fusion Motorsports brought over one of their custom Eleanor Mustangs.



Well maintained Packard.



Of course, the California Car Cover Crew was on hand to support the event and display.
Thank you to everyone at Rancho San Antonio and the Classic Chevys of SoCal for hosting another great car show and open house.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Father's Day Catalog Cover with the Jarels'


The annual California Car Cover Father's Day catalog cover always features a family of automotive enthusiasts that is as passionate about cars as much as we are. This year is definitely no exception as we visited the workshop of Mark and Haven Jarel.

We first heard of this father-son duo and their craftsmanship at the Deus Biker Build-Off. If you haven't seen the Petrolicious feature on the Jarels' it is worth a watch on You Tube. Mark and Haven are both enthusiasts and builders. After we found out that they were SoCal residents and fans of California Car Cover, we knew we found the right guys.



Mark and Haven live and breathe anything with wheels. From slot cars and skateboards to motorcycles and Model A's their shop is a vintage museum. We had a blast checking out the collectibles and memorabilia they have accumulated.

Mark's 1929 Ford Model A is a hot rod using 1940's technology and styling. It features a '36 flat head engine and 3-speed transmission.

One of a few custom built slot car tracks in the shop.




The 2016 Father's Day Catalog Cover
Mark and Haven drive, build and surf together on a pretty much daily basis. The love of automobiles is being passed from one generation to another. Thank you to the Jarels' for opening their shop to us and participating in our photo shoot.

Monday, April 25, 2016

30th Annual CPW Spring Fling XXX Chrysler Car Show 2016







The 30th Annual Chrysler Performance West Spring Fling took place this past weekend. The event attracts hundreds of new and old Chrysler vehicles to Woodley Park in Van Nuys, Ca. The two-day car show features a large swap meet, show & shine, plus awards ceremony on Sunday. The California Car Cover Crew was on hand again in a Midway vendor. Below are some photos from the weekend.









It wasn't just 1960's era Chrysler vehicles at the Spring Fling. There were a number of late model cars and trucks including this pretty clean 1989 Dodge Pickup Shelby edition.






A large group of vintage Plymouth Superbird and Dodge Daytona cars were on display at the CPW Spring Fling.


Thank you to everyone at Chrysler Performance West for the hospitality. It was a fun weekend for the California Car Cover Crew to interact with some Mopar enthusiasts. We will see everyone at the Fall Fling!