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7: It is difficult to convey the overall magnitude and scope of the Nats in just a few pics. The good news is that the facility has room for more in 2016, and the event has played host to as many as 5,000 cars in the past. weekend. Showing just how timeless their cars could be, the Hay’s pink Thunderbird took first place in Pro Engineered and the Grimes’ Malibu captured a runner-up along with Lemanski’s Vega. Rod Bollini’s wild “Skullzilla” Dodge Dakota garnered Best Paint & Graphics honors. Yet another hit of the show was Bradley Gray’s “Blown Mafia” display that included two Chevy pickups,

a 1969 Camaro, and even a Peterbilt semi and stacker trailer that could only be described as beautiful wretched excess of the highest caliber. While some bristle at the crazy induction systems Gray has conjured and created in his rides, close inspection reveals an attention to detail and craftsmanship that few can approach. His red Chevy pickup took Pro Street Grand Champion, and the incredibly

humble and genuinely nice North Carolina native insisted he plans to return for next year. Gray was also kind enough to allow RPM’s very own Project aPocalypSe Horse to hitch a ride from Virginia Rod Company in the available upper deck of his rig. With a lot of work and a little luck, the Horse will be complete in time for next year’s event. A total of 2,814 participants cruised the

8 8: The Nats again honored Legends and Champions, again organized by Toby Brooks. Seen here left to right, Debbie Hay, Matt Hay, Toby Brooks, Rick Dobbertin, John Baechtel, and Rocky Robertson. Other Legends of Pro Street in attendance but not present for the photo were Gary Buckles, Todd Clark, Wally Elder, and Mark & Diana Grimes. The Hays and the Grimes both took home hardware for their efforts.

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