Monday, July 16, 2012

National Collector Car Weekend 2012

 National Collector Car Day was this past Friday, July 13th, so there were a lot of automotive activities going on all over the country. I was able to make it out to a few events and here are some photo highlights.

Friday night I drove down to El Segundo for the Hot Rod Magazine relaunch party. The magazine is getting a new look with a lot of new and interactive content. There were some cool cars on display. Here are some photos from the show I made with Instagram. Are you are Instagram? If so, follow along with me (Tony DeFrank) and calcarcover to get cool photos from car events all over the country on your smart phone.

Studebaker Champion


I was a big fan of the Icon Bronco at the show. This retro styled "new" Bronco is really cool. The Hot Rod Magazine event gave me a chance to catch up with some friends and colleagues at various automotive magazines.

Saturday afternoon, it was off to Thousand Oaks. A few local car clubs and companies hosted a National Collector Car Day Show in the parking lot of MB2 go carts in Thousand Oaks. It was a laid back event that attracted a few hundred cars from Ventura County. California Car Cover was one of the event supporters and sponsors.








VW Bus Pin-Up Interior


 The show attracted a lot of people and cars. The event was free for spectators, plus no charge for car owners either. The California Car Cover Crew and I were on hand talking car care and custom fit car covers. We were also promoting our upcoming Summer Cruise Nights at our store.

















The highlight of the afternoon was a set by The Tokens. This oldies band who had a handful of top hits, did a great job entertaining the crowd with their own music, plus played covers of a variety of popular oldies.

Late in the day, the event promoters passed out raffle prizes to a number of lucky attendees and held a pin-up contest. It featured some local beauties with vintage style. As the sun went down the show ended and we called it a night after a fun afternoon in Thousand Oaks.

Horsepower for an Hour was broadcasting from the show.

Cadillac Tails

Chevy Nova Wagon








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I had Sunday off so I cruised over to Super Car Sunday in Woodland Hills, Ca in my Chevy Nova to pass out some fliers for this week's Summer Cruise Night. Here are some photos and Instagram pics from SCS.







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I parked my Nova at the show and another cool Nova pulled up next to me. Are you a fan of Novas? If so, hopefully you can make it out to our Nova/Chevelle event in October.