Posts Tagged ‘classics’

A little late, but better than never. I made a promise after Layd Out at the Park 2014 that a feature was going to be run of this truck in the magazine I was with. I have since left CookieCutter. I left on good terms, and this is no reflection on their abilities as an automotive magazine. But…..there was still the fact that a promise was made, and as a photographer I want to make sure that all features I promise, are met hopefully to the vehicle owner’s expectations. Out of all the vehicles that were at Layd Out, I chose this truck. There was something about it that caught, and held, my eye. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

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Walking by Rusty Webb’s ’54 Chevy, you can’t help but stop and stare. In a park full of shiny trucks, the charm of this truck pulls you in. From the patina’d paint to the barn wood bed flooring, every inch is nothing but classic goodness. Rusty built the truck from the ground up with the love and support from his wife Samantha and son Ian. Ian loves taking the truck everywhere they go, enjoying the looks people give as they drive by. Topping a Chevy S-10 chassis with the renewed body of a 1957 Chevy 3100, it has been reworked to perfection. The engine bay received the attention it deserved with a 355 motor and a Weiland supercharger and blower. With the help of his friend Jonathan, Rusty performed the engine overhaul 3 days before Layd Out At The Park 2013. The Pabst Blue RIbbon Beer theme started with the idea of wanting something different than your run-of-the-mill Rod Shop logo. Once the beer tap was found, everything else fell into place. Keeping with the theme, door graphics were painted to a perfect faded finish by Travis Raleigh. The little things are always what makes a truck stand out, and this is no different. The pinstriping on the B pillars, nose, and intake, provided by Matt Cook, complete the look of the truck. The minitruck bug first bit when Rusty was only 17. His first truck was a 1991 Nissan hardbody. Many late nights and shop hours have been logged getting him to where he is today. Rusty would like to give a big thanks to Mike “Colonel” Sanders for all his time and help with the “crazy gremlins” and other problems he’s faced along the way. With a 1929 Model A sitting next in line at his shop, I’m sure there’s nothing but good things coming from this minitrucker in the future.

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  • Pabst Blue Ribbon Truck
  • 1957 Chevy 3100 w/ S-10 Chassis
  • Owned by: Rusty Webb
  • From: Rogersville, Tennessee

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Saturday was probably the perfect day to be at a show in the north Georgia mountains. Home Depot of Clayton, Georgia, provided the lot for the 3rd annual Driving Away Hunger Car Show and Sound-Off hosted by Diana and Shane Allen. The weather was perfect, sun wasn’t baking down all day and we had a bit of a breeze to keep it nice. People of all kinds showed up to help raise money for the Rabun County Christian Food Ministries. Hot Franklin Imports car club had the lot filling up quickly. There were about as many cars in the show portion as there were that showed up for the sound-off bass competition. Games were held off and on throughout the day, all having some twist for Halloween. The baby bottle contest consisted of contestants downing a bottle full of yummy yet sour grapefruit juice.

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Josue Avila won this game as well as the Insane Hot Wing eating contest.

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Even the little one’s got in on the hot wing action and gave the big boys a run for their money.

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There was a candy corn count that was open to anyone who thought they had the right answer to how many corns were in the bottle. Santiago Mendoza guessed the right number and won the bottle of candy corn along with a bucket full of other candy goodies.
The pumpkin toss was pretty self-explanatory. Teams lined up to see who could catch and return the pumpkins the most times, each return resulting in more space between partners.

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Then came the Taste of Terror. Contestants were blind folded and were fed crazy things consisting of stuffed green olives, lime juice, pop rocks candy, soy sauce, smoked oysters, warheads sour candy, and unsweetened bitter chocolate. They then had to guess what it was. Alejandro Macias from Custom Tint and Sounds won the contest.
The Sound Show held in the bottom of the lot was run by Tim Brown. Classes were Trunk, Hatch, SUV, Truck, and Modified. They also held a Bass Race that was just for fun and had everyone watching on the edge of their metaphorical seats. The rules of the bass race were simple. Stay higher in decibels than your opponent, but do not go any higher than 129.9 dbs on the meter.

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Billy Kovaly won the event beating out 5 opponents taking home a gift certificate to chic-fil-a for a party platter.

Winners of the show were as follows.
Sound-Off Winners by class:
Trunk-3rd place Tyler Gilbreath with 136.4 db
2nd place Billy Blackwell with 136.7 db
1st place Alejandro Macias with 143.8 db also took home the trophy for Best Stereo Install

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Hatch-2nd place Shane Wall with 142.7 db
1st place Isaac Docxc with 150.1 db

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Truck-3rd place Kyle Roberts with 138.9 db
2nd place Caleb Arnold with 139.5 db
1st place Josh Carpenter with 145.1 db

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SUV- 2nd place Fro Orozco with 144.0 db
1st place Brandon McCarthy 146.8 db

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Modified- 3rd place Matt Leisch in his Mazda Truck with 143.1 db
2nd place Billy Kovaly with 150.7 db
1st place Matt Leisch in his Chevy Tahoe with 152.4 db also won Highest SPL of the Day

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Car Show Awards by Class:
Classic/Antique Car- 3rd place 1971 Monte Carlo
2nd place 1956 Cadillac also taking home the Pastor’s Choice Award
1st place 1937 Ford also won Best of Show
Hot Rod/Muscle- 3rd place 1960 Biscayne
2nd place 1996 Trans Am
1st place 1934 Ford Coupe also won trophy for the Brandon Wales People’s Choice
Sports Model/Luxury- 3rd place 2003 Honda Civic
2nd place 1991 Toyota MR2
1st place 2008 Shelby
Import- 3rd place 2003 Mercedes CLK 320
2nd place 1991 MR2 Toyota
1st place 2007 Nissan Nismo 350z
Classic/Antique Truck- 1st place 1972 C10 Chevy
4×4- 3rd place 2002 F250
2nd place 1989 F350
1st place 2005 Dodge 2500
Minitruck- 1st place 1999 Ford Ranger

Congratulations to all the winners this year and here’s to another great show next year!

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Finally made it to the Subway Classic Cruise-In that is held on the second Friday of every month. I was a little worried that the clouds that were rolling in would put a damper on the turn out, but  I worried for nothing. There were quite a few locals that rolled into the parking lot. Showing off their pride and joys and chatting it up with others who share their love of beautiful classic cars. I hope to be out next month to spend more time with this awesome group of people, and of course Super Subway Man himself.

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I’ve decided to be a little retroactive today and cover a show I went to a few weeks back.
The 35th annual antique car show in Clarkesville, Georgia was held the weekend of AUgust 17, 18, and 19th.
This happened to be my birthday weekend, so what better way to celebrate it than by going and
seeing some neat cars. The rain held me back from going on Friday and Saturday, but with a little
blue sky peeking through and some persuasion from a friend, I packed up my camera and “assistants” and
headed to the Habersham Fair Grounds. There was fairly big turn out considering the weather and the fact
that it was the tail end of the show. I’m pretty sure that most were there to enjoy the homemade ice cream
that was being made on site, but we wont tell any of the competitors that. My girls and I made our way through the rows of cars, stopping to look at a 60’s mustang here, and a vintage army jeep with trailer there. There were all types of cars and trucks that made it out to the grounds. Everything from VW Beetles and vans to new model minitrucks. The latter are the current like of my youngest because the airbags facinate her 5 year old mind. Well, enough talking. On to the photos!