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Vol. 17 Issue 7 Feb 16–22, 2017

inside It’s All The Gearhead News You Can Use! The Staff Jim “Jimmy B” Brandau Jim “Jimmy B” Brandau Larry Williams – WILLIAMS GRAPHIC’s “Jimmy B” & Butch Pate/P8 Photography Jack Cobb - Writer Emeritus: Ed Woodard Contributors “PC Svcs, SEMA, SVE,

Publisher / Editor Feature Writers Art Director-Designer Photography Web Producer Senior Feature

Advertising Publisher: Jim “Jimmy B” Brandau Car Show & Event listings, Cruise Night Listings, Personal FOR SALE/SWAP ads, Car Club Listings are all listed for free. For all other advertising cost & availabilities contact Jim Brandau at 615-3002003 8am—6pm CST or at Editorial content is the sole property of the GEARHEAD GAZZETTE. All information contained in each issue is the sole opinion and comments of the editor. The opinions and comments expressed in this issue do not reflect in any way either written or implied on any of the Sponsors or Advertisers in each issue. No portion of the GEARHEAD GAZZETTE maybe reproduced in any form, without written permission from the publisher .All information relating to dates, times and locations of events is only as accurate, as provided to the GEARHEAD GAZZETTE. The GEARHEAD GAZZETTE will not be held responsible for any errors in the information provided.


The Fun Starts Here 5 Road Rumblings 6 Southeast Car Shows 8 Midwest Car Shows 8 Western USA Car Shows 10 West Coast Car Shows 12 GNRS—AMBR 2017 14 Upcoming Car Shows 20-30 Swap-N-Sell 32 Cruise-In’s Across the USA 34 Cover: AMBR 2017 Winner by Jimmy B Contents Page: Pedal Cars at GNRS 2017 by Jimmy B twitter@gearheadgazzett Instagram@gearheaddgazzette Send submissions via email or direct mail to GEARHEAD GAZZETTE 2685 Buckner Rd Thompsons Station TN 37179

“ Ya Gotta know where to Go….The FUN Starts Here….” “their word and handshake is the only deal you need” There is another description of “hot rodder” for us too. This is a person who has their own specialty vehicle, who is there for you when you need a hand working on your car, who would stop in a rain to help you if you broke down, who would let you use their shop if needed. Everybody knows them and their car or truck. They say what they mean and always honor their word and their handshake is the only deal you need.

What is a “car person”? Who is a “hot rodder”? Everybody will have their own idea/ opinion on these questions...and that’s ok. Other magazine editors and writers will have their thoughts also. Your feelings, thoughts and opinions are shaped by your own experiences in our hobby/lifestyle. To us, a “car person” is someone who enjoys some type of motorsports or many types. They may not own a specialty car or truck, but still enjoy seeing them, being around them or going to any of the various events there are that happen around cool vehicles.

Here in Middle TN we lost a REAL HOT RODDER this past weekend, and I lost a friend. Richard “Beaver” Helleis is and was a real “hot rodder”. Everybody remembers Beaver for the Willys he wanted for a long time and built. So many friends, always ready to help another hot rodder out. He was one of the good know what I mean.

To us, a “hot rodder” is anyone who has a cool car or truck, built or bought, that they enjoy, drive, show off, work on, etc. We use the term loosely as it can encompass hot rods, muscle cars, antiques, classics, restored, race cars, well you get the drift. A “hot rodder” has taken it up a notch as they have a “specialty vehicle” of some type.

Our prayers go out to his wife Linda, his children, family and his friends, especially his good friend Bill. Rest in peace friend…..

To us the term hot rod means the vehicle you have modified whether for race, form, function or just showing.

Jimmy B.

“the fun starts here”….


Road Rumblings….

Hagerty Insurance has identified its list of current production year vehicles that will be classic collectibles of the future.

the TT-RS corners at an extreme 1.2 gforces and accelerates from 0-62 mph in only 3.7 seconds.

Ten vehicles in the 2017 production run by major worldwide automakers stand out as the likeliest to grow in value and appeal to classic car enthusiasts, according to Hagerty.

Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 ($61,140)—The Camaro has seen many generations and performance upgrades, and this is the most important one yet. The 2017 Camaro ZL1 has a stat sheet that would make last year's Corvette nervous, and comes to the table ready to race. The legend continues to inspire today just as it did 50 years ago, as the Camaro reaches a whole new audience with this instant collector's item

"All 10 have that 'it' factor that makes them stand out from the crowd," said McKeel Hagerty, CEO of Hagerty. "In some cases it's power, in some cases it's innovation or drivability, but all of them have the qualities that define a future classic."

Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 ($40,995)— Americans love their trucks, especially purpose-built, off-road versions. The ZR2 comes with a suite of off-road tech including dynamic shocks, locking front/ rear differentials, increased ride height and widened track. Its future collectability lives in the hands of Chevrolet's production volume planning staff

In order to be eligible for the Hagerty Hot List, a vehicle must be produced within the 2017 model year and have an MSRP of less than $100,000. The Hagerty Hot List for 2017 includes: Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio ($72,000) —Packing 505 horsepower, the Giulia Quadrifoglio can reach 60 mph in 3.8 seconds from a complete standstill via a biturbo V6 engine. Beating every other car in its class around the Nurburgring, the Giulia Quadrifoglio takes the crown in its segment

Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport ($65,450) —With a sprint to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds and an 11.8 second quarter-mile time, the Grand Sport has the technology to compete with the big boys while offering a striking visual reference to its ancestors: the 1963 and 1996 Grand Sports Fiat 124 Spider Abarth ($28,195)—When Fiat announced they were resurrecting the classic 124 Spider, many enthusiasts were ecstatic.

Audi TT-RS ($60,000 est.)—Bringing supercar speed to the sports car market is the wildly popular follow-up to the TT-RS. With 400 horsepower from a widelyacclaimed, new five-cylinder,


When the firm announced the architecture would be shared with the Mazda Miata, which made last year's Hot List, roadster fans knew they were in for a treat. With a zero to 60 mph sprint in 6.3 seconds, the 124 Spider provides more power than its cousin through a MultiAir turbo engine with true Italian verve

turbocharged, flat-four engine, the 718s offer 25 more horsepower than previous models, even with reduced displacement

Toyota 86 ($26,255)—Since 2013, the Scion FR-S has been the darling of the entry-level sports car market. Now, its spirit lives on in the upgraded Toyota 86. The 86 brings on more aggressive styling with a wider stance while agility is turned-up a notch through shock tuning and a spring rate change. The Toyota 86 comes in a manual, which is a major win for driving fans who indulge in the purity of a three-pedal car

Ford Raptor ($49,520)—The original Ford Raptor defined a new production truck segment when it debuted in 2009. The first generation special edition F-150 made it through the economic collapse, fuel crisis and the Baja 1000 and due to conservative production decisions is already becoming a collector favorite. For 2017, the Raptor is back with bigger muscles and a makeover, featuring additional horsepower and weighing 500 pounds less Mazda Miata RF ($31,555)—This familiar face is a popular alumnus of the 2016 Hot List. This year it brings an exciting new feature: a hard top targa roof. Featuring the same fantastic qualities that make the roadster Miata such a hit last year, the RF opens the door to a new market with a more rigid structure and coupelike design Porsche 718 Cayman / Boxster ($53,900$56,000)—Those who have a love for cars have a love for driving and few things are better to drive than the 2017 Porsche 718 lineup. Featuring a brand new 7

FEB 2017: FEB 18: PAINTSVILLE KY: 4TH ANNUAL EAST KY GEARHEADS SWAP MEET: Located at Paintsville Recreation Center 232 Preston St. 10am-4pm early set up 7a. Inside spots only $10, Outside spots $5. Reserved spots paid by February 4. Hotrod, Garage & Car Related items only. NO YARD SALE ITEMS PLEASE. Concession & Refreshment will be sold. For more info: email or find us on

Facebook @ east ky gearheads FEB 19: LEBANON TN: MIDDLE TENNESSEE REGION WINTER SWAP MEET: Located at Ward Agricultural Center, 945 E Baddour Parkway. 7am – 4pm, $6 admission, with free parking. 252 Indoor heated vendor spaces, NEW state of the art facility, new and used car and truck parts, collectibles and memorabilia, car corral. For more info: or email For vendor site reservations, 615-308-0586 or 615-444-7315 or 615-400-2054.

FEB 2017: FEB 17-19: COLUMBUS OH: SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT SHOW CAR SERIES: Summit Racing Equipment Hot Rod and Custom Show: Located at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 North High Street. Show hours are Friday: 3pm-10pm, Saturday 10am-10pm and Sunday 10am-6pm. General admission $16, Children 6-12 $6 under 5 & under free. There will be special appearances and events for times and location during the show. For more info: 330-628-243 or email

FEB 19: ST CHARLES IL: 26TH ANNUAL BUICK OLDS PONTIAC CADDILLAC SWAP MEET & CAR CORRAL: Located at Kane County Fairgrounds, 525 S. Randall Rd. Open to the public 8am-2pm. Public donation $6. Heated indoor spaces-food-paved outdoor spots. Lots of Spaces, Easy indoor load/unload, Trailer allowed inside. Large lobby and eating area. Paved parking & Car Corral Area. Vendor Fee: $40 per indoor space (chairs, tables extra) Jan 31st deadline. $45 fee starting February 1st-so reserve early. Vendor set up Saturday Feb 18th 6-9 pm and Sunday Feb 19th 6-8am. All Buick, Olds, Pontiac, and Cadillac clubs will be here. For more info: 630-865-4349 or or email 8


FEB 2017: FEB 17-19: DALLAS TX: SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT SHOW CAR SERIES: 57th Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts AutoRama: Traditional Rods, Customs,& Motorcycles. Entry Fee includes 2 weekend passes & a club plaque. There will be a special section of AutoRama. Wild, Customized, Han-Built Class & Special Awards. The 9th Annual Dallas Diamond award $2,500. First time shown at an indoor show in the Dallas-Ft Worth Metro Area. Swap meet 3 Full Days 1 price. The sweep meet special features Automobile Literature, Vintage Parts, Bicycles, Pedal Cars, Slot Cars, Antique and Obsolete Toys, Memorabilia and more! Standard swap space $150. Rates are for three days. All spaces priced in 10’x20’ increments. For more info on the swap meet: 346 -666-9669 or Get all the details for a fun-filled weekend among car enthusiasts by calling 346-666-9669 or email or visit FEB 17-19: TULSA OK: DARRYL STARBIRDS 53RD NATIONAL ROD & CUSTOM SHOW: Event being held at the River Spirit Expo at EXPO SQUARE FAIRGROUNDS. “Go for the Gold” $10,000 cash award, outdoor Cool Car Corral, Rockin Billy Bash and more. For more info call 918-406-8966 or go to FEB 17-19: TULSA OK: 2ND ANNUAL ROCKIN’ BILLY BASH: Located at River Spirit Expo Expo Square. The Place for Traditional Hot Rods and Kustoms. This is a celebration of the spirit of the traditional Rod and Kustom Kulture, as well as the do it yourself attitude that everyone can relate with we’ll have pinstripers, tattoo artists, rock n’ roll and more throughout the entire weekend. Enter your car for the day or weekend? Now you have the option to do both with the excluxive indoor cruise in

format. Got a business that is geared toward the greasers and pinups? We’ll have a room in the area for vendors to setup as well. Cars that personify what the Rockin’ Billy Bash is all about, a trophy as a part of the New Found “Dirty Dozen” by no means a trophy for the prettiest or best but instead an indictment to the twelve cars that truly display what the Old School Rod and L Kustom Kulture is all about. For more info: 918-406-8966 of go to



FEB 2017: FEB 18-19: DALLAS TX: AUTORAMA OUTDOOR LOWRIDER CRUISE-IN: Located at outside the Dallas Market Hall: Show time 9am-4pm. Includes 2 weekend passes to AutoRama! Meet Joe Ray! Editor of Lowrider Magazine and Lowrider Nation. For more info: 214-356-0352

FEB 19: CAPE GIRARDEAU MO: 51ST ANNUAL INDOOR & OUTDOOR SWAP MEET: Located at arena building-Arena Park-Highway 61_ 410 Kiwanis Dr. Featuring antique & classic Car, Truck, & Tractor parts. Vendor unloading 6:30am – 9:30am, Vendor Loading 2:30pm – 5pm. Open to the public 6:30 am – 2:30pm, rain or shine. Heated arena- tables and chairs available for rent. Free entry to arena building-food and drinks available. For guaranteed inside reservations—each space approx. 8’x12’. Motor vehicles not allowed in the building except to unload (6:30-9:30 am & load 2:30-5:00 pm) Floor must be protected from sharp and heavy objects. For more info: 573-979-34554

FEB 2017: FEB 17-19: SACRAMENTO CA: 67th Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts Sacramento AutoRama: Event Located at Cal Expo. Over 80,000 in cash and awards! Sacramento is the Custom Car Capital of the World! See the best of the best at this event. See thousands of Hot Rods, Street Machines, Customs, Trucks and Motorcycles. Visit with the hottest builders, celebrities and vendors at the event. For more info: 877763-7469 or FEB 18: EL SEGUNDO CA: MUSTANG CAR SHOW: Located at 610 Lairport St, Automobile Driving Museum. Show time: 10am-2pm. Registration $15 per vehicle, includes entry for exhibitor and one guest. Tickets are: $10 Suggested donation, $8 for Seniors, $5 for children (11-17), kids 10 and under FREE. Awards are: Peoples’ Choice Awards, Best Paint, Best Engine, Best Interior, Best Coupe, Best Convertible.Register online at or call 310-909-0950. 12


Story & Photo’s by Jimmy B

2017 to say the least.

For the 68th time, AMERICA’s MOST BEAUTIFUL ROADSTER was crowned at the Grand National Roadster Show in Pomona Ca.

The competition for the AMBR award is always fierce, and no one envy’s the judges who are faced with the difficult task of picking a winner every year. It’s often very difficult to predict which car will drive away with the coveted prize, but this year show goer’s could tell the Mulholland Speedster was on a different level.

Actually one could say that “the buzz” on this years winner actually started a year ago at the 67th GNRS. Troy Ladd & Hollywood Hot Rods had the Mulholland Speedster on display in all it’s bare metal glory, showing everyone what was to come in a year. Obviously no disappointment in the finished vehicle.

The build was truly the talk of the show, with huge buzz on social media and big crowds gathered around it all weekend long.

While the 1936 Packard garnered a lot of attention all weekend long, there were 12 other Roadsters vying for the AMBR Title also.

The car is owned by Bruce Wanta and was built by Troy Ladd and his team at Hollywood Hot Rods in Burbank CA. It took Troy and his team six years to complete the build. The majority of AMBR winners, which are hot rods in the more traditional sense, the Mulholland Speedster is inspired by the historic coach-built automobiles of the ’30s.

Most years the AMBR contest is all hot rods, like ‘29 fords on deuce rails and any number of ‘32 Ford roadsters. This year, while the hot rod roadsters were there representing very well, besides the “coach built” Packard, there was another “coach built” roadster from Rick Dore. Some new dynamic’s for the judges in 14

HHR’s sculpted, streamlined and smoothed out a ’36 Packard body. To say it looks positively stunning, especially when covered in a gleaming coat of red paint from M.G.J. Enterprises, is an understatement. The paint just draws you closer. Features like the power retractable roof that smoothly tucks away in the trunk area, and it’s one of the few roadsters that looks equally beautiful with the top up or down.

The Goolsby Hot Rod Shop built “The Time Merchant” Roadster Pick Up was probably second in talk about who would win. From it’s Oldsmobile engine to the “bicycle” style fenders on all four corners, to its’ gleaming paint, this hot rod generated a lot of interest.

Power for the Speedster is equally exotic! A 292ci Lincoln V12 with Hogan aluminum heads, Winfield carbs and a Latham supercharger power this cruiser. The transmission is a T5 5-speed manual while the custom independent rear suspension includes a Winters quick-change differential. There is so much more and not enough room to list it all in this article.

The “Hill Country Flyer” out of the Austin Speed Shop drew big crowds also. From it’s orange hued exterior, to it’s understated engine and wheels, it attracted a big following too. This ‘32 Roadster showed that with great detail work, like the painted and lettered Hemi Valve covers for just one item, you can go a long

Some of the other hot rods in the AMBR competition had lots of support and folks were talking about them too. 15

Owner: Bruce Wanta Builder: Troy Ladd-Hollywood Hot Rods, Burbank CA. 16


way in the AMBR contest.

The very cool “MUROC Speedster out of STOKERS HOT ROD FACTORY, caught a lot of attention with it’s mile deep black paint and simplistic build, takes us all back to when running the dry lakes in the late 30’s and before the war meant running a “banger” and mechanical brakes versus “juice” brakes. More than one time over the 3 days we heard comments on the brake rods and the true “’ol skool” set up this car has. This one showed how our hot rod hero’s raced back at the beginning of hot rodding!


Judge for yourself, which one you like the best out of the 13 contenders here on these pages. They are winners all, as they had the right stuff to make it into building 4 at the Fairplex at the 68th GNRS and be part of an elite group going after the title of AMERICA’s MOST BEAUTIFUL ROADSTER.


FEB 2017: FEB 24-26: BATON ROUGE LA: 39TH ANNUAL R.O.D.S. RUN: Street Rod Show! Located at 11271 Reiger Rd. Vendor displays, event T-shirts. Swap meet, door prizes, mall shuttle. Pre 1949 Street Rods only. Registration $30- $25 before Feb 1st. For more info: 225-921-7530, vendor info: 225-933-3535 or call swap meet: 225-571 -2011 or email FEB 25: HENDERSONVILLE TN: 2nd Annual MOPAR Strong GTG: Event Location is at the Lakeside Grill, 248A Sanders Ferry Road (Right across from Old Hickory Lake & Creekwood Marina). Starts at 2 pm til the last one leaves. We are MOPAR Strong, a MOPAR Enthusiast Club and it's our Official Car meet location. Bring out the MOPARS and join with us. Event page: events/667120490154849/ (and) our Mopar Strong page: groups/moparstrong/ FEB 25-26: LOUISVILLE KY: CARL CASPER’S 55th ANNUAL “CUSTOM AUTO SHOW”

FAREWELL RETIREMENT TRIBUTE CELEBRATION!: Located at Kentucky Fair & Expo Center. After 55 incredible years of 1963-2017, Final Farewell Celebration. Final Gigantic Show. 2 Big Days. Custom Auto Show, North Wing & South Wing A, Low Rider Hopping Nationals, Coliseum, Koolsville, West Wing, History of Rock & Roll, West Wing. The West Wing has been added to the Coliseum, North Wing, South Wing, & East Halls A & B. The crowds are going to be Record Breaking. It’s a fantastic opportunity for you to participate in this once in a lifetime event! For more info: find us on FB or call 502-741-1229.

FEB 2017: FEB 24-26: MILWAUKEE WI: SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT SHOW CAR SERIES: 55th Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts World of Wheels: Located at Wisconsin Exposition Center. State Fair Park. For more info: 262-490-0256



FEB 2017: FEB 24-26: DETROIT MI: 65th Annual Meguiar’s Autorama: Presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts at COBO CENTER. America’s Greatest Hot Rod Show. Friday, February 24 - Noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, February 25 - 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, February 26 - 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Over 800 of the Most Beautiful and Outrageous Hot Rods, Customs, Trucks and Motorcycles From Across America and the World. And featuring a Special 65th Anniversary Collection of the Most Famous Cars Ever Seen at Autorama Including the Batmobile, The Little Deuce Coupe, The Zingers and many more - all in one place at one time. Show Kicks off With an Outdoors Hazzard County Stunt Show, Featuring the Flying General Lee! Home of the “Ridler Award”. Winner Receives $10,000 Plus, the Ridler Trophy. One of the most popular additions to Autorama is Autorama Extreme covering the entire 100,000 sq feet of Cobo Center’s lower level. It features more than 200 traditional rods, customs and bobber bikes inspired by the 1950s. A show within a show, it also features

Gene Winfield’s “Chop Shop” Demonstrations sponsored by Summit Racing Equipment as well as continuous entertainment by Rockabilly Bands and the Miss Autorama Retro Pin Up Girl Contest that takes place on Saturday, February 25 at 5 p.m., presented by Vinsetta Garage. ADMISSION At Gate: Adults - $20, Children 6 to 12 years - $7, Children 5 and under free. DISCOUNT TICKETS are available at O'REILLY AUTO PARTS. Discount tickets are: General Admission - $18, Children 6 - 12 - $6. Group tickets are also available. For more information call 248-3731700. Go to for up to the minute information and last minute changes. FEB 24-26: DETROIT MI: 65th ANNUAL AUTORAMA EXTREME: Located at the Cobo Center Michigan Hall. Traditional Rods, Customs & Motorcycles. Wild, Customized, Hand-Built Class & Special Awards. Includes 2 weekend passes & a club plaque. 2017 Pin-up girl contest. Travel money-All vehicles over 150 miles paid to approved entries over 150 miles-must be entered by January 20, 2017. For more info 248-651-4155 or 248-804-5552



FEB 2017: FEB 24-26: MILWAUKEE WI: SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT SHOW CAR SERIES: 55th Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts World of Wheels: Located at Wisconsin Exposition Center. State Fair Park. For more info: 262-490-0256 FEB 25: APPLETON WI: 8th annual Rat Bastards Winter Car Show: Show off the ride you've been working on all winter!! Cans of Pabst will be just $2 all day!! Brats,

burgers, full bar, and the best part?!!! All proceeds benefit local veterans!!! Come on down for the day, but be sure to stay for the bands, it will be epic!!! Event being held at the Appleton VFW located at 501 N. Richardson St. FEB 25-26: SCHAUMBURG IL: 10TH ANNUAL RACE & PERFORMANCE EXPO: Located at Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center. 1551 N Thoreau Dr. Introducing the VIP Speed Pass, Get 2 days pass early entry and more! Only $25. Network with: Racing Retailers, Race Engine Builders, Race Car Builders, Race Tracks, Race Sanctioning Bodies, Race Car Fabricators, Race Car Trailer Sales, Perf Parts Manufacturers. For more info: FEB 26: MEDINA OH: MEDINA INDOOR SWAP MEET: Located at Medina County Community Center, 735 Lafayette. Indoor Swap meet, over 150 vendors, car related items only!


Event is being held in Hendersonville TN 25

FEB 2017: FEB 25: COLUMBUS OH: OHIO MOTORSPORTS EXPO & WINTER CLASSIC SWAP MEET: Located at Ohio Expo Center & State Fair, Lausche building. Ohio Motorsports Preseason Warm Up! Drag-Stock Car- Open Wheel-Road Course-Short Track-Dirt-Off Road-Pulling and more! All Mopar and High Performance Car Show, Swap Meet & Car 4 Sale Corral. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet representatives from area race tracks and promoters, and get everything ready to plan your upcoming season. Or just pick up those needed parts and accessories to get your vehicle in top shape. Show hours: Saturday 9am-5pm. Vendor Check-in: Friday noon-6pm. Saturday 7am -9am. Overhead doors will accommodate full size tractor trailers. No Saturday drive -in unloading permitted after 8am. Drive-in loading begins at 4pm. Building must be vacated by 6pm Saturday. Spectator Admission: Choose your price! Early bird admission $10 (7am-10am). $5 (10am-2pm) Free admission for all after 2pm. Children under 12 free. Car Show A special car show display will feature a variety of significant and unique high performance vehicles. Car Corral $45, Swap Meet $45

10x20. Car Corral & Swap Meet entry includes one adult admission per space. Commercial Midway: Premium indoor, main aisle spots. Includes display pipe and drape. Must be reserved in advance. 10x10=$100, 10x20=$175, 10x30=$250, 20x20=$300, 8’tables $10 each. Electricity $50 per outlet, serviced directly by Expo Services. 740-454-1202. Commercial & Car Show entry includes two adult admissions per space. Additional Helper:$10 each. Good fro Friday and Saturday early bird. Required for anyone in attendance during Friday check-in. Sorry, no refunds. Security will be 24 hours. Camping: The fairgrounds offers camping in their Korbel Campgrounds. Cost is $30 per day & includes electricity. No tent camping. Reservations are not accepted, call 614-644-4000 for questions. Car Show: A special car show display will feature a variety of significant and unique high performance vehicles. Call 614-268-1181 for consideration or more info.



FEB 2017: FEB 24-26: CONROE TX: LONE STAR THROWDOWN 2017: Located at Lone Star Expo Center, 9255 Airport Rd. Show hours: Saturday 8am-5pm, Sunday 8am-5pm. Vehicle registration hours, Thursday, noon – 8am, Friday, 8am-9pm Saturday 8am-5pm and Sunday 8am-noon. Spectator Fee $20 weekend pass, pre-registration/ registration $60. Show Awards: Top 100 & Best of Awards. No Glass, No pets, No

golf carts/ATV’s, No Burn outs, No Bands/DJ’s, No stock vehicles. All BBQ pits must have Fire Extinguisher. For more info: or FB Lonestarthrowdown.,,, FEB 25-26: MONTICELLO IA: 48TH ANNUAL ROD AND CUSTOM CAR SHOW: Located at 766 N Maple St, Monticello Berndes Center. Saturday 11am-10pm Sunday 8am7pm. Adults $10-Childre 12 & under $5. Children 12 & under free with paid adult. Bring canned food item to benefit Four Oaks and get a dollar off admission. Street Rods, Custom Cars, Motorcycles, Street Machines, Race Cars and Pickups. Two fun filled days of family entertainment! For more info: 319-465-5119 or

FEB 2017: FEB 24-26: SAN DIEGO CA: 51ST ANNUAL BIG 3 AUTO PARTS EXCHANGE & CAR CORRAL: Event being held at Qualcomm Stadium located at I-8 & I-15. Car corral for 1990 or older. For more info call 619-599-0708 or go to



FEB 2017: FEB 25: WHITTIER CA: 6TH ANNUAL WHITTIER AREA CLASSIC CAR SHOW: Located at Whittier Area Community Church, 8100 Colima Rd. This car show is open to all makes and models of American and Foreign, Classic and Collector Vehicles, 1976 and older. All net proceeds from this event will fund community projects in the Whittier Area. Attractions: Live Music, Vendor Booths, Sponsor Info, Food Trucks,

Raffle Prizes, Opportunity Drawing, Event T-shirts, Games, Kids’ Activities, Nostalgia Dragsters. Trophies will be presented to: Best of Show, Top 5 Hot Rods, Top 5 Street Rods, Top 5 Muscle Cars, Top 5 Classics, Outstanding Truck, Outstanding Antique, Outstanding Foreign Car, Outstanding Custom and Special Interest. Rules for the Show: Participants are welcome to bring easy ups, all vehicles must remain in place until 3pm, please No alcohol, Day-of registration begins at 7:30am if space permits, parking of cars in the show area will begin at 7:30am. The show will begin at 9am, rain or shine. IMPORTANT NOTE: all vehicles will have a designated registration number and parking space. Space is limited. Please register early! Preregistration deadline: Monday Feb 6. Pre-registration received by Feb 6, $30 per vehicle, includes t-shirt and dash plaque. Registration received after Feb 6, $35 per vehicle, includes t-shirt and dash plaque. You can register on line at: or 562-945-4500, ext 189 or Registration confirmation letters will be mailed a week before the show.



FOR SALE: BBC Motor/TH400 Transmission –NEW PRICE $8000. Motor and transmission in this car is for sale. COMPLETE motor/trans combo with approx. 3K miles on it. Perfect for street rod or muscle car. Drop it in, hook it up and go! Going to put a flathead & C4 in my '33 Ford, so this needs to go. Will consider REASONABLE offers. Shipping costs are Buyer's responsibility. Motor includes: 468 CI (454, .060 over) BBC, Stewart Hi-Flow water pump, Holley 750 doublepumper carb with chrome bowls, nice 'lopey' cam, high torque starter, ceramic coated headers, Billet air cleaner w/K&N filter, Billet timing cover, Edelbrock intake, MSD ignition, chrome alternator, polished brackets, polished finned valve covers, remote oil filter kit, wire looms. LOTS OF POLISHED BILLET OR CHROME! Transmission includes: TH400 transmission w/finned Billet cover. Contact Glen: 815-467-1571 (H) 815-409-6836 or (12/15/16)

FOR SALE: 1932 Ford roadster reproduction fiberglass body. It has the doors hung and latched and trunk hung. Also has a new chrome and stainless windshield kit with glass and rear view mirror. Windshield has been removed for easy transportation. Steel bird cage and wood reinforcements are installed. There is NO title, you will be given a MSO (Manufactures Statement of Origin) and a BOS (Bill of Sale) $5500 OBO call Gerald at 864-208-4426 or email (12/15/16)



SATURDAY MORNING CRUISIN’: FRANKLIN TN: NASHVILLE CARS & COFFEE CRUISE: Cruise runs from 8-11am. Held at the CARMIKE THOROUGHBRED 20 Theatre Complex located right off Cool Springs Blvd. 3RD SUNDAY NIGHT OF THE MONTH: NORCROSS GA: CRUISE-INS AT THE VARSITY GWINETT: Hosted by the Georgia Cool Cruisers. Sponsored by Streetside Classics. Cruise takes place on the 3rd Sunday Night all year long. Cruise runs from 4-7pm. Open to all makes, models and years. Great music. Help support their charities. Cruise located at 6045 Dawson Blvd ( I-85 Exit 99). For more info go to

MONDAY NIGHT CRUISE-IN’S: MORRIS IL: WENDY’S CRUISERS CRUISE-IN: Cruise happens every Monday night from 5-9pm. Rain, snow or shine! Held at the WENDY’s just south of I-80 exit 112(Rt47). Open cruise so bring what you are driving and have fun with us! For more info email to

WEDNESDAY NIGHT CRUISE-IN DOWNEY CA: BOB’S BIG BOY HOT ROD AND CUSTOM CRUISE NIGHTS: Held every Wednesday Night at the Car Hop. Runs from 5-10pm. Hot rods, Classic’s and Muscle cars. Located at 7447 E. Firestone Blvd. Bring the whole family for a night of fun. For more info call 562-928-BOBS


CALLING ALL 2017 Car Shows, Cruise-In’s, Swap Meets or Gearhead Events If your Car Club, Organization, or you produce or coordinate any gearhead type events in the USA, you need to send them to us to list for you. Over 40K readers a month will see your event listing either on our website or in the weekly Gearhead Gazzette Magazine.

The Gearhead Gazzette is free to read and that is why it is so popular with our subscribers and readers. Event Listings are always FREE! Send us your flyer and event info at least 3 weeks in advance to ensure it makes the magazine timely. Email all you event info to



Gearhead Gazzette Vol 17 Issue 7 Feb 16-22 2017  

Gearhead Gazzette issue #7 for 2017 is ready for you to check out. We have this weekends car shows and cruise-in's from across the USA for y...

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