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Grand National Roadster Show 2014
The 65th annual Grand National Roadster Show was held January 24 - 26, 2014 at the Fairplex in Pomona, California. Over 500 vehicles competed for awards inside all of the Fairplex buildings, while another 400-800 vehicles were displayed at the 9th Annual Grand Daddy Drive-In.
Click here to see photos from the 2014 Grand National Roadster Show


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Brad Masterson's Barris Fire Party & Open House
December 14, 2013 Brad and his crew held a grand re-opening at the old Barris shop at 11070 Atlantic Ave. The shop had been transformed into a real authentic 1950s shop, with no MIG welder, bondo or fancy tools. The place was filled with people and live music.
Click here to read more about the Brad Masterson's Barris Fire Party


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The Race of Gentlemen 2012
October 19-20, 2012 an epic event known as The Race of Gentlemen took place at the Loch Arbour and Allenhurst beach front at the Jersey Shore in Monmouth County, New Jersey. The Oilers car club filled the beach with traditional styled hot rods and motorcycles racing agains the clock. 15 cars and 15 motorcycles attended the race. Between 2,500 and 3,000 people came to watch the action.
Click here to see photos from the 2012 The Race of Gentlemen


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Ink-N-Iron 2012
The 9th annual Ink-N-Iron tattoo and kustom kulture festival was held June 8th thru 10th, 2012 aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California. The Ink-N-Iron Motorama found place the same weekend under the Queen Mary Dome, amongst the attractions at the Motorama was a Lions Dragstrip display, a Barris Kustoms City display, the Long Beach Renegades car club historical wall and the Wall of Legends.
Click here to see photos from the 2012 Ink-N-Iron


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Jokers Car & Bike Show 2012
June 1-2, 2012 the 9th annual Jokers Car & Bike Show was held in Tidaholm, Sweden. As always, the little show in Sweden attracts hot rod, custom and bike enthusiasts from all over the world. As the members of the Jokers car club have been more into motorcycles than cars recent years, more and more bikes are attending this show. Some great cars are always attending anyhow, and the show is still a must if you live in Scandinavia.
Click here to see photos from the 2012 Jokers Car & Bike Show


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Antique Nationals 2012
The 42nd Antique Nationals was held Sunday, Jun 3, 2012 at Irwindale Dragstrip in Irwindale, California. The drag race was open to any 1954 or earlier type vehicles, except for Ford trucks that are allowed up to 1956. In order to race, your car had to pass tech inspection which required seat belts and helmets in all cars. The car show was open to all cars 1974 and earlier.
Click here to see photos from the 2012 Antique Nationals


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Cruisin' Nationals 2012
The 31st annual Cruisin' Nationals was held May 25, 26 and 27, 2012 in Santa Maria, California. This years Hall of Fame inductee at the legendary custom car show was Dick Jackson. Dick, or "Peep", grew up in Lynwood, California and hang around Barris Kustoms in his teens. He started brooming the floors in the shop at age 14, and went on to become a painter and body man in the shop later on.
Click here to see photos from the 2012 Cruisin' Nationals


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Gene Winfield and Larry Watson Custom Car and Hot Rod Gathering 2011
The 4th annual Gene Winfield and Larry Watson Custom Car and Hot Rod Gathering was held October 15th and 16th, 2011 at Winfield's Custom Shop in Mojave, California. Presented by the Rod Tossers car club, the 2011 Winfield and Watson shows included also a pinstriper panel jam and charity auction.
Click here to see pictures from the 2011 Gene Winfield and Larry Watson Custom Car and Hot Rod Gathering


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Long Beach Motorama 2011
The 2nd annual Long Beach Motorama was held September 30 thru October 2, 2011 at the Long Beach Arena and the Rainbow Park in Long Beach, California. Amongst the main attractions this year was a diorama of one of Ed Roth's shops, and a diorama of Barris Kustoms. Other notable cars included a recreation of the ill fated Stutz Blackhawk Special.
Click here to see pictures from the 2011 Long Beach Motorama


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A-Bombers Old Style Weekend 2011
The A-Bombers Old Style Weekend show and hillclimb is without doubt the largest and most popular traditional hot rod and custom event in Europe. Held in Uddevalla, Sweden, the show attracts thousands of people and cars from all over the world. Kustomrama was there, with crew, filming for Mad Fabricators Society, so look for a moving feature in living colors on the upcoming Mad Fabricators Society Volume 6.
Click here to see pictures from the 2011 Hot Rod Hayride


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Hot Rod Hayride 2011
July 29 - 31, 2011, Jerry Chatabox and the Excecutioners car club held their 7th annual Hot Rod Hayride in Surrey, UK. The show is open for pre '66 cars and it has a wide program including an oval dirt track race, a soapbox derby, the Demon Drome Wall of Death, an art show, and lots of concerts. A show worth visiting for sure.
Click here to see pictures from the 2011 Hot Rod Hayride


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KKOA Leadsled Spectacular 2011
July 29 - July 31, 2011 the 31st annual KKOA Leadsled Spectacular was held in Salina, Kansas. With people and cars rolling in from all parts of the country, the KKOA Leadsled Spectacular is one of the biggest custom car happenings in the world. One of the main attractions during the weekend was "Godzilla Garage" where spectators could watch Bill Hines and Brad Masterson chop the top of a shoebox Ford.
Click here to see pictures from the 2011 KKOA Leadsled Spectacular


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CKOS Lead Parkin' 2011
Saturday, July 9, 2011, the annual CKOS Lead Parkin' was held in Skultuna, Sweden. The show is held by a gang of die-hard kustom enthusiasts from Sweden, organized as the Customs of Sweden. Founded in 1989, the club is still going strong, and contains about 100 members. This years Lead Sled of the Year award went to Magnus Karlsson beautiful 1949 Oldsmobile.
Click here to see pictures from the 2011 CKOS Lead Parkin'


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Santa Maria Cruisin' Nationals 2011
May 27 thru 29 the 30th annual West Coast Kustoms Cruisin' Nationals was held in Santa Maria, California. The West Coast Kustoms club was started by Rich Pichette in 1981. The club grew fast, and with members from both Northern and Southern California joining, Paso Robles was picked as the perfect spot for the first Cruisin' Nationals in 1981. The rest is history, and photos from this years show shows why this is one of the most important custom shows in the world.
Click here to see pictures from the 2011 Cruisin' Nationals in Santa Maria

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Coupe Devils Rod & Kustom Bonanza 2011
May 20 thru 22 the 3rd annual Coupe Devils Rod & Kustom Bonanza was held by the Coupe Devils car club in the deep woods of Norway. The show is open for traditional built hot rods and kustoms, and the Coupe Devils are very strict at the gate, only letting period perfect cars in. The show is growing each year, and at the third annual Bonanza we even had some visitors all the way from Austin, Texas.
Click here to see pictures from the 2011 Coupe Devils Rod & Kustom Bonanza


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Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend 2011
The 14th annual Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend was held April 21 thru 24, 2011 at the Orleans Hotel in Las Vegas. The show is loved and hated, and it seems like some people love to hate it. But if you are into traditional hot rods, customs, rockabilly music, gambling, pabst blue ribbon and tiki pool parties the show is definitively worth a visit as you can find em all under one roof.
Click here to see pictures from the 2011 Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend


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Lonestar Roundup 2011
The 10th annual Lonestar Roundup was held April 1 - 3, 2011 at the Travis County Expo Center in Austin, Texas. Unfortunately I missed this years show, but I have been looking at photos from the event all weekend. From what I have seen, it seems like the show is still growing. It also seems like the quality on cars attending is improving, and this years event was really filled with outstanding cars.
Click here to see pictures from the 2011 Lonestar Roundup


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Cruise to the Lake 2011
The Los Boulevardos were lucky with the weather at this years Cruise to the Lake, and a total of 150 cars came for their annual event. Cars came all the way from Arizona and Northern California, and by looking at photos from the event, the quality of entered cars seems to be high. This years show was moved from the Castaic Lake Recreation Area in Castaic to Woodley Park in Van Nuys.
Click here to see pictures from the 2011 Cruise to the Lake


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Grand National Roadster Show 2011
This years Grand National Roadster Show was a must attend event for every traditional kustom enthusiast. The Kustomrama crew was there, and we bumped into likeminded enthusiasts from all over the world during the show. Building number 9 was home for the "Customs Then and Now" historical gathering, the best gathering of historical significant custom cars I have ever been able to attend!
Click here to see pictures from the 2011 Grand National Roadster Show


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Mooneyes X-Mas Party 2010
Last years Mooneyes X-Mas Party rained away, and due to this Moon decided to hold a Mooneyes Summer party in July to make up for the event that rained away. This year the weather was great, and a lot of cars and people came for the Mooneyes X-Mas Party that was held December 11, 2010 at the Toyota Speedway in Irwindale, California.
Click here to see pictures from the 2010 Mooneyes X-Mas Party


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Yokohama Hot Rod Custom Show 2010
The 19th annual Yokohama Hot Rod Custom Show was held December 5, 2010 at the Pacifico Yokohama International Exhibition Hall in Yokohama, Japan. Amongst the featured rides were Robert Williams' 1932 Ford Roadster, Suzanne Williams' 1934 Ford Tudor Sedan, and Kirk Hammett's 1936 Ford Coupe.
Click here to see pictures from the 2010 Yokohama Hot Rod Custom Show


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Huffarama
Huffarama was a car, music, art, pinup and vendor show held by the Bo Huff cancer treatment fund held to raise money for Bo and his cancer treatment. The show was be held November 27, 2010 at the Old Moss Ford Dealership in Colton, California, and a lot of cars and people met up to pay tribute to custom car builder Bo Huff.
Click here to see pictures from the Huffarama


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Hot Rod Revolution 2010
A Revolution found place at the Austin Power Plant in Austin, Texas this weekend. But not just any revolution, it was the Hot Rod Revolution! After being held in Pennegrove, California for four years, the organizers behind the show decided to move the event to Austin. The cars and surroundings for the show was over the top, and judging from the photos it seems to be one of the best outdoor shows going on in the states these days.
Click here to see pictures from the 2010 Hot Rod Revolution

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Rockin' Jalopy's Motorama 2010
The second annual Rockin' Jalopy's Motorama was held November 20 - 21, 2010 at the Autotron in Rosmalen, Holland. The show is all about having fun hanging out with like minded people, and by arranging a Motorama without prizes you wouldn't find people at this show fighting about who got the best rod or custom.
Click here to see pictures from the 2010 Rockin' Jalopy's Motorama


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Pistons and Paint 2010
The 9th annual Pistons and Paint was held November 13, 2010 at the North Texas Fair Grounds in Denton, Texas. The show, who is hosted by the Chupacabras car club, is open for pre 1965 hot rods, kustoms, and bikes.
Click here to see pictures from the 2010 Pistons and Paint


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Gene Winfield and Larry Watson Custom Car and Hot Rod Gathering 2010
The 3rd annual Gene Winfield and Larry Watson Custom Car and Hot Rod Gathering was held October 23 and 24, 2010 at Winfield's Custom Shop in Mojave, California. Even though Larry Watson passed away earlier this year, Gene Winfield kept the show going, and invited enthusiasts from all over the world to his shop.
Click here to see pictures from the 2010 Gathering


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Jalopyrama 2010
The 7th annual Jalopyrama was held October 23, 2010 at the Annapolis National Guard Armory in Annapolis, Maryland. Jalopyrama is a traditional hot rod and kustom show for pre 1962 cars held by the Rusty Nuts car club. Only 35 cars were invited to be shown inside the armory, all other had to park outside.
Click here to see pictures from the 2010 Jalopyrama


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California Hot Rod Reunion 2010
The 19th annual California Hot Rod Reunion was held October 15 - 17, 2010 at Auto Club Famoso Raceway in Bakersfield, California. Presented by the Automobile Club of Southern California the show featured hundreds of street rods, customs, and muscle cars. This year, the legendary Jungle Pam made a special appearnce at the show.
Click here to see pictures from the 2010 California Hot Rod Reunion


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Bailon's a Blast From the Past 2010
October 17th, 2010 Joe Bailon, the man who created Candy Apple Red held his 17th annual Bailon's Blast From the Past in the Gold Country Fairground in Auburn, California. In the newly published The Rodders Journal 49 Spencer Murray has interviewed Joe about his career. So if you missed the show check out The Rodders Journal 49.
Click here to see pictures from the 2010 Bailon's a Blast From the Past


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Hunnert Car Pileup 2010
October 9th, 2010 the 9th annual Hunnert Car Pileup was held at Progress City in Decatur, Illinois. The show has been growing tremendous recent year, and this was the first show held at Progress City. Nearly 15,000 people and 1,500 cars showed up for this years Chrome Czars car show.
Click here to see pictures from the 2010 Hunnert Car Pileup


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Hot Rod Fall Out V 2010
The 5th annual Hot Rod Fall Out was held October 9th, 2010 in South Glastonbury, Connecticut. The show is about true blue hot rodding and the preservation of their roots. The gate is open for 1963 and earlier only hot rods, kustoms, stocks, race and bikes. Billet street rods and trailer queens are not welcomed.
Click here to see pictures from the 2010 Hot Rod Fall Out


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Chopped Rod & Custom Show 2010
October 1 -3rd, 2010 the 3rd annual Chopped Rod & Custom Show was held at Newstead Race Course in Newstead, Australia. The show is held by Chopped Magazine, and it was the first tim the show was held at the Newstead Race Course. If you missed the fun, be sure to check out the photos from the show!
Click here to see pictures from the 2010 Chopped Rod & Custom Show


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Jalopy Showdown Drags 2010
The 2010 Jalopy Showdown Drags was held October 2nd, 2010 at Beaver Springs Dragway in Beaver Springs, Pennsylvania. Jalopy Showdown Drags are heads up drag racing for pre-'64 traditional styles hot rods ONLY, it is drag racing for fun...if you NEED a trophy, this is NOT for you!
Click here to see pictures from the 2010 Jalopy Showdown Drags


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Showcase of Kustoms & Motorama 2010
The first photos from the Showcase of Kustoms & Motorama at the Long Beach Arena & Marina Green Park in Long Beach has hit the web. As you can see from the photos this show is held in the spirits of old indoor shows from the 1950s and 1960s, and especially the Renegades Rod & Custom Motorama that was held in Long Beach 50 years prior.
Click here to see pictures from the 2010 Showcase of Kustoms & Motorama


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Billetproof Nor-Cal 2010
The 14th annual Billetproof Nor-Cal was held September 18-19, 2010 at Contra Costa County Fairgrounds in Antioch, California. In addition to hundreds of customs and hot rods, the show included a pinstripe panel jam, model car show, live bands, pin-up contest and swap meet.
Click here to see pictures from the 2010 Billetproof Nor-Cal


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Alter Boys Jalopy Jamboree 2010
The Alter Boys Jalopy Jamboree is an annual pre 1960 nostalgia style hot rod and custom car show hosted by the Alter Boys car club. In 2008 the show moved from its original location at Ralph's Diner in Worcester to Am-Vets Hall in Natick, Massachusetts. As always some of the best hot rods and customs can be seen at the Alter Boys' show.
Click here to see pictures from the 2010 Alter Boys Jalopy Jamboree


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Massen Dirt Track Races 2010
If you have ever thought about going to Germany, September seems to be a good month to take your trip. One week after the Hot Head East event at the old airport in Finsterwalde, there is a wild dirt track race not far away in Massen called Massen Dirt Track Races.
Click here to see pictures from the 2010 Massen Dirt Track Races


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Primer Nationals 2010
September 4th and 5th, 2010 the 8th annual Primer Nationals was held at the Ventura County Fairgrounds in Ventura, California. Known as the "Ventura Nationals", the show is primarily advertised as a hot rod and motorcycle show. In addition to all of the cars, there was also a pin up contest and a model car contest.
Click here to see pictures from the 2010 Primer Nationals


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Headbanging 2010
September 3rd - 5th, 2010 the Hot Head East Hot Rod Club held their 10th annual Headbanging in Finsterwalde, Germany. Kustomrama was there, and even though it was a long haul from Norway to Finstewalde, it was worth every Euro in gas. The location was perfect for such a show, and a lot of nice Hot Rods came to both show and race!
Click here to see pictures from the 2010 Headbanging


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The Invasion! 2010
September 4th, 2010 The Invasion! was held in Dallas, Texas. The gate opened 2pm, and during the day more then 150 cars came to party with THEM!. During the day a lot of bands entertained the visitors, topping it off with Big Sandy and his Fly Rite Boys inside Trees at the evening.
Click here to see pictures from The Invasion! 2010


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HAMB Drags 2010
August 21, 2010 the HAMB Drags was held at MoKan Dragway just north of the small town of Asbury, Missouri. The show, arranged by the Jalopy Journal, is a pre 1965 nostalgic drag race event. During the saturday, 200 cars could be seen speeding down the old track. Due to long lines last year, only pre-registered cars were allowed to race this year.
Click here to see pictures from the 2010 HAMB Drags


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Kustom Kills & Hot Rod Thrills 2010
August 21, 2010 the 10th annual Kustom Kills & Hot Rod Thrills was held by the New York City Rumblers car club underneath the B.Q.E in Brooklyn, New York. The show was an important milestone for the active club, and during the Saturday a decade of hard-core hot rods and kustom were celebrated in the big apple.
Click here to see pictures from the 2010 Kustom Kills & Hot Rod Thrills


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Turku Kustom Show 2010
August 21, 2010 the 6th annual Turku Kustom Show was held in Turku, Finland. The show who is hosted by Flying Choppers is open for kustom cars, hot rods, and motorcycles. Evene though it didn't rain at all that day, the show didn't attract as many cars as last years show, but around 1500 people came for the great event.
Click here to see pictures from the 2010 Turku Kustom Show


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Bonneville Speed Week 2010
325 cars and 164 bikes were entered in the 62nd annual Bonneville Speed Week. The Speedfest has been going on for 4 days now, and photos are starting to hit the web. Be sure to check out Coby Gewertz album from this years Speed Week, as he has captured some really magical shots that has been posted on Church Magazine's Facebook page.
Click here to see pictures from the 2010 Bonneville Speed Week


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Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2010
Each year since 1950 the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance has attracted some of the most beautiful and expensive cars in the world. A few years ago the organizers created a class for vintage hot rods, and this year it was announced that there also would be a class for vintage Bonneville racers at the 60th annual event to be held August 15th, 2010.
Click here to see pictures from the 2010 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance


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Symco Shakedown 2010
August 13th and 14th, 2010 the Symco Shakedown was held in Symco, Wichita. Symco Shakedown is a pre 1965 traditional hot rod, custom, bike and rockabilly show featuring 100s of cars, a mini bike race, and lots of live music. A flathead Ford engine giveaway was also part of the program.
Click here to see pictures from the 2010 Symco Shakedown


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Hotrod-A-Rama 2010
August 6 and 7, 2010 the 8th annual Hotrod-A-Rama was held at the Swiss Tavern in Tacoma, Washington. It has been 2 years since the last Hotrod-A-Rama was held in Tacoma, and by looking at the pictures it seems like people missed the show, as the attendance was really high, with a lot of quality cars showing up.
Click here to see pictures from the 2010 Hotrod-A-Rama


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Hot Rod Hayride 2010
Friday 30th of July, 2010 Jerry Chatabox and the Excecutioners car club held their 6th annual Hot Rod Hayride in Surrey, UK. The show is open for pre '66 cars. The show has a wide program including an oval dirt track race, a soapbox derby, the Demon Drome Wall of Death, an art show, and lots of concerts.
Click here to see pictures from the 2010 Hot Rod Hayride


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A-Bombers Old Style Weekend 2010
Friday 30th of July, 2010 the 15th annual A-Bombers Old Style Weekend was held at Backamo in Uddevalla. The weather forecast for the weekend was not on anyones side, but hardcore enthusiasts from all over the world cared less, and took the trip to this huge event. Thursday rained away, but the rest of the weekend was not that wet after all.
Click here to see pictures from the 2010 A-Bombers Old Style Weekend


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Gambino Kustoms The Sit-Down 2010
Saturday, July 10th, 2010 Gambino Kustoms held their first annual open house extravaganza known as "The Sit-Down". The show took place at the Gambino Kustoms shop in San Jose, California. The turnout was great, and a lot of bad ass custom, hot rods and bikes found their way to this 1st annual event by Alex Gambino and company.
Click here to see pictures from the 2010 Gambino Kustoms The Sit-Down


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CKOS Lead Parking 2010
Saturday, July 10th, 2010 Customs of Sweden held their annual CKOS Lead Parking in Skultuna, Sweden. As always the show attracts a lot of nicely done kustoms from all of Scandinavia. This years show was the 4th show at Skultuna Messing in Skultuna, and the 20th anniversary CKOS Lead Parkin' show for the Swedish custom organisation.
Click here to see pictures from the 2010 CKOS Lead Parkin'


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Hangar Rockin' 2010
The 9th annual Hangar Rockin' was held July 2 -3, 2010 in St. Stephan, Switzerland. According to their flyer, the Hangar Rockin' show is the biggest car, bike and rock'n'roll meeting in Europe. I know for sure that there is bigger car shows, bike shows, and rock'n'roll shows in Europe but this one seems to be the biggest one all together, at least by judging the band line-up...
Click here to see pictures from the 2010 Hangar Rockin'


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Hammers Back to the 50's Weekend 2010
The Hammers Back to the 50's Weekend is one of the best kept authentic custom and hot rods secrets of Sweden. In order to keep as high standard as possible on the cars attending their Timewarp, the Hammers Car Club is only promoting their show with invitational flyers. The show is not held annually, and nobody knows when the next Timewarp will take place.
Click here to see pictures from the 2010 Hammers Back to the 50's Weekend


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Bedrock Weekend 2010
June 18 - 20, 2010 the 9th annual Bedrock Weekend was held just outside Aarup, near Odense in Denmark. Even though the show almost rained away, a lot of cars from Scandinavia and Europe attended it. During the weekend one of the main attractions is the popular race in the "Devils Hole".
Click here to see pictures from the 2010 Bedrock Weekend


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Do-Dads Offbeat Weekend 2010
In case you didn't know, the dark woods of Finland are filled with awesome kustom cars and hot rods. June 18th - 19th, 2010 many of them came out of their hidings for the Do-Das Offbeat Weekend. in Karjaa, Finland. Do-Dads Offbeat Weekend Is a meeting for Hot Rods and Customs up to 1962 with a a family oriented party and good overnight facilities.
Click here to see pictures from the 2010 Do-Dads Offbeat Weekend


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Jokers Car Show 2010
June 11th and 12th, 2010 the 7th annual Jokers Car Show was held in Tidaholmsparken in Tidaholm, Sweden. Even though the weather gods tried to fool the Jokers with rain and wind, a lot of cars and people from all over Europe attended the show during the weekend.
Click here to see pictures from the 2010 Jokers Car Show


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Rat Fink Reunion 2010
June 3-5, 2010 the 8th annual Rat Fink Reunion was held by Eileen Roth (aka 'Trixie') at the Ed Roth Homestead in Manti, Utah. An annual pilgrimage for friends of Ed Roth and up and coming car artists and pin stripers. On the last day there was a well-attended car show with some real kool rides.
Click here to see pictures from the Rat Fink Reunion 2010


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Antique Nationals 2010
June 6th, 2010 the 40th annual Antique Nationals was held by the Four Ever Four Cylinder Car Club at the Auto Club Raceway in Fontana, California. The show has a lot of 1940s and early 1950s styled hot rods and race cars, so if you are into the hot rods the way they were back tin the good old days, you can't miss this show..
Click here to see pictures from the 2010 Antique Nationals


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Bottrop Kustom Kulture 2010
June 4th and 5th 2010 some of the best lowbrow artists of USA, Japan and Europe invaded the town of Bottrop in Germany for the annual Bottrop Kustom Kulture Show held at the Flugplatz Schwarze Heide. In addition to the art, the show is also open for traditional hot rods, customs, choppers.
Click here to see pictures from the 2010 Bottrop Kustom Kulture


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Cruisin' Nationals 2010
May 28-30, 2010 West Coast Kustoms held their 29th annual Cruisin' Nationals in Santa Maria, California. It was the third annual for the new location in Santa Maria, and it seems like the show is just as rad as it was when it found place in Paso Robles. Put this show on your bucket list, and visit it before it moves to a new location!
Click here to see pictures from the 2010 Cruisin' Nationals in Santa Maria


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Coupe Devils Rod & Kustom Bonanza 2010
May 21-23, 2010 the Coupe Devils Car Club of Norway held their 2nd annual Coupe Devils Rod & Kustom Bonanza at Bruvollen in Blaker, just outside of Oslo. The turnout was great, with cars and people coming all the way from Denmark and Sweden. About twice as many people and cars attended this years gathering.
Click here to see pictures from the 2010 Coupe Devils Rod & Kustom Bonanza


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Rust Revival 2010
May 21-22, 2010 the 4th annual Rust Revival was held by the Kropdusters Car Club in Wayland, Missouri. The show is a pre 1965 traditional rod and kustom, and from looking at photos posted from the show, it looks like it almost live up to the great poster art by Jeff Norwell.
Click here to see pictures from the 2010 Rust Revival


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Billetproof Michigan 2010
May 15th, 2010 Billetproof Michigan - "The World's Least Important Car Show" was held in Riverside Park in Ypsilanti, Michigan. The show started on Friday night with a pre-party at Depot Town. The show is open for 1964 and earlier traditional style rods, customs, and choppers and bobbers.
Click here to see pictures from the 2010 Billetproof Michigan


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Vintage Torque Fest 2010
May 10th, 2010 Vintage Torque Hot Rod DVD Provider held its first Vintage Torque Fest in at Farley Speedway in Galena, Illinois. The show is a 1965 and prior traditional style hot rod and custom show. Amongst the featured rides was Jack Walker's Blue Danube Clone and Jack Walker's Clone of the Hirohata Mercury.
Click here to see pictures from the 2010 Vintage Torque Fest


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Cruisin' Back to the 50's Culver City Car Show 2010
May 8, 2010 legendary car builder, photographer, and car show promoter George Barris held his 7th annual Cruisin' Back to the 50's Culver City Car Show in Culver City, California. Amongst the main attractions at the show was The Black Beauty movie car.
Click here to see pictures from the 2010 Cruisin' Back to the 50's Culver City Car Show


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Hunnert Car Heads Up 2010
May 8, 2010 the second Hunnert Car Heads Up was held by the Chrome Czars Motor Club at the Great Lakes Dragway in Union Grove, Wisconsin. Drag cars attending the show are restricted to 1965 and earlier only, If your car is newer than 1965, you’re not racing.
Click here to see pictures from the 2010 Hunnert Car Heads Up


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Blessing of the Kars 2010
Saturday April 24th the Royals CC held their hot rod and custom all-dayer called the Blessing of the Kars in Canovelles, Barcelona, Spain. The show included an open garage at the Royals, kool kruisin', an art show, stands, hot rod movies, and live music.
Click here to see pictures from the 2010 Blessing of the Kars


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Beatnik Blowout 2010
Saturday April 24th the first ever Beatnik Blowout was held at the Ventura county Faigrounds in Ventura, California. Beatnik Blowout is a new show for hot rods, kustoms and bikes that has taken the place of the popular "Back to the Beach event.
Click here to see pictures from the 2010 Beatnik Blowout


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Portland Roadster Show 2010
April 16-18, 2010 the 54th annual Portland Roadster Show was held at the Oregon Convention Center. The car was bigger than ever before, and contained over 300 cars. Amongst the promoted cars was Fritz Schenck's Roswell Rod. Amongst the old legends attending the show was Gene Winfield.
Click here to see pictures from the 2010 Portland Roadster Show


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Lonestar Roundup 2010
April 9-11, 2010 the 9th annual Lonestar Roundup will be held at the Travis County Expo Center in Austin, Texas. Kustomrama is attending the show, so be sure to say hello if you see a couple of Norwegian grease monkeys wearing Kustomrama T-shirts!
Click here to see pictures from the 2010 Lonestar Roundup


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American Car Show Helsinki 2010
April 2 - 5th, 2010 the American Car Show Helsinki was held at the Helsinki Fair Centre in Helsinki, Finland. The show is hosted by the Finnish Hot Rod Association, and exhibits a lot of nicely done traditional hot rods and kustoms from all of Scandinavia.
Click here to see pictures from the 2010 American Car Show Helsinki


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Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend 2010
The 13th Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend was held April 1 - 4th, 2010 at the Orleans Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. This was the second year that the Rockabilly Weekend was held at the Orleans Hotel.
Click here to see pictures from the 2010 Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend


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Fresno Autorama 2010
March 19 - 21, 2010 Blackie Gejeian held his 51st annual Fresno Autorama at the Fresno Convention Center in Fresno, California. "The quality of this show is growing each year," Gejeian said. "We've got more top 'out-to-state' cars than ever that are coming to make their West Coast debut."
lick here to see pictures from the 2010 Fresno Autorama


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Salt Lake Autorama 2010
Salt Lake Autorama 2010 was held March 3 - 5 at South Towne Expo Center in Sandy, Utah. Among the cars displayed were the El Tiki roadster, the "Ratical Rod" Altered Street Coupe and the Mormon Missile Diesel Streamliner and numerous contemporary rods and kustoms
Click here to see pictures from the 2010 Salt Lake Autorama


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Galsa Race 2010
March 6th, 2010 the Finnish Street Rod Association held their Galsa Race in Tuusula, Finland. The event looks like a bunch of fun, and it looks like snow is no obstacle for the Finnish hot rod and kustom enthusiasts.
Click here to see pictures from the 2010 Galsa Race



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Detroit Autorama 2010
February 26 - 28, 2010 the 58th annual Detroit Autorama was held at Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan. The first Detroit Autorama was held in 1952 in order to raise money to build a drag strip. In 1956 Don Ridler was hired to promote the 1957 show. By adding bands to the show and scoring with major publicity stories in the news media, Ridler quickly succeeded in developing the Detroit show.
Click here to see pictures from the 2010 Detroit Autorama


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Billetproof Florida 2010
February 27, 2010 the third annual Billetproof Florida was held at the Alachua County Fairgrounds in Gainesville, Florida. Even though it seemed to rain all day, a lot of cars met up for the Poor Boys event. Last year the show was held at the Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing in Ocala, but was moved to Gainesville for the 2010 event due to lack of space.
Click here to see pictures from the 2010 Billetproof Florida



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Cruise to the Lake 2010
February 27, 2010 the Los Boulevardos car club held their annual Cruise to the Lake show at the Castaic Lake Recreation Area, in Castaic, California. The bad weather seems to have scared a lot of people away, but thanks to hardcore enthusiasts a lot of ground scraping vehicles showed up for this happening!
Click here to see pictures from the 2010 Cruise to the Lake



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Sacramento Autorama 2010
February 19-21, 2010 the 60th annual Sacramento Autorama was held at the Cal Expo Fairgrounds in Sacramento, California. Held in "the Kustom Capitol of the World", the Sacramento Autorama is one of the longest running indoor hot rod and custom car shows. More than 450 vehicles were put on display for the weekend.
Click here to see pictures from the 2010 Sacramento Autorama



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Dallas Autorama 2010
February 19-21, 2010 the 50th annual Dallas Autorama was held at the Dallas Market Hall in Dallas, Texas. More than 300 cars were displayed at the show, and amongst those were some cars that also attended the 1st show in 1960 such as Don Deere's 1932 Ford 5 Window Coupe and Bob McNutt's 1939 Ford Coupe.
Click here to see pictures from the 2010 Dallas Autorama



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Kustom Nationals 2010
January 8 - 10th, 2010 the 8th annual Kustom Nationals was held on Phillips Island in Australia. The show is organized by the Kustoms of Australia, and proves that the traditional rod and custom scene is alive and kicking down under.
Click here to see pictures from Kustom Nationals 2010



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Mooneyes X-Mas Party 2009
December 12th, 2009 the annual Mooneyes X-Mas Party was held at Toyota Speedway in Irvindale, California. Even though the show seemed to be raining away, a bunch of hardcore enthusiasts took their car out for a spin this Saturday. Living in a colder place of the world, where rain and snow is part of the everyday life, it is good to see that there is also rain in California
Click here to see pictures from Mooneyes X-Mas Party 2009


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Yokohama Hot Rod Custom Show 2009
December 6th, 2009 the 18th annual Yokohama Hot Rod Custom Show was held in Yokohama, Japan. The show has a wide variety of cars and bikes attending, and I think it is safe to say that if you wants to do something else with your car but you don't know what, this show may be of great inspiration for you.
Click here to see pictures from Yokohama Hot Rod Custom Show 2009


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The First Annual Rockin' Jalopy's Motorama
November 21- 22, 2009 the first annual Rockin' Jalopy's Motorama was held at the at the Autotron in Rosmalen, Holland. The show is an indoor show for traditional hot rod and custom cars. From looking at the pictures the show looks very well organized, and it is really nice to see some of eastern Europe's finest hot rods and kustoms in such a setting.
Click here to see pictures from Rockin' Jalopy's Motorama 2009


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Pistons and Paint 8 2009
November 14, 2009 the Chupacabras Car Club held their 8th annual Pistons and Paint pre 1965 Hot Rod, Kustom, and Bike show. The show has grown a lot since the first Pistond and Paint show in 2001 counting 39 cars, but luckily it seems like it hasn't grown out of proportions like many shows today seems to do.
Click here to see pictures from Pistons and Paint 8 2009


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Jalopyrama 6 2009
October 31, 2009 the 18th Rusty Nuts held their 6th annual Jalopyrama at the Annapolis National Guard Armory in Annapolis, Maryland. Inside the armory a 30+ cars were exhibited, and outside there was a fenced area containing around 200 pre 1962 traditional hot rods and kustom cars.
Click here to see pictures from Jalopyrama 6 2009


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California Hot Rod Reunion 2009
October 16 - 18, 2009 the 18th Annual California Hot Rod Reunion was held at Auto Club Famoso Raceway in Bakersfield, California.
Click here to see pictures from California Hot Rod Reunion 2009



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The Day of the Drag Race 2009
October 17th and 18th, 2009 the Kontinentals Car Club held their 8th annual The Day of the Drag Race at Little River Dragway in Little River, Texas.
Click here to see pictures from The Day of the Drag Race 2009



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Gene Winfield and Larry Watson Custom Car and Hot Rod Gathering
Sunday October 11th, 2009 Gene Winfield and Larry Watson held their 2nd annual Custom Car and Hot Rod Gathering at Gene Winfield's Shop in the Mojave Desert. Honored guests this year was Sam Foose, Chip Foose, George Barris and Bill Hines.
Click here to see pictures from Gene Winfield and Larry Watson Custom Car and Hot Rod Gathering 2009


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Hunnert Car Pileup 8
October 10th, 2009 the 8th annual Hunnert Car Pileup was held by the Chrome Czars in Morris, Illinois. The attendance was overwhelming, and thousands of cars and people were visiting the show, making this the biggest Pileup by far so far!
Click here to see pictures from Hunnert Car Pileup 8


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Rumble to the Lake 2009
October 10th, 2009 the Aces & Eights Car Club of Pennsylvania held their annual Rumble to the Lake car show at Deer Lake. The show featured pre 1964 american made hot rods and kustom cars, live bands, pinstrinping, a swap meet, and much more.
Click here to see pictures from Rumble to the Lake 2009


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Jalopy Showdown Drags 2009
October 3rd, 2009 the annual Jalopy Showdown Drags was held at the Beaver Springs Dragway in Beaver Springs, Pennsylvania. The race was open for pre-'64 traditional styles hot rods ONLY, and is just for fun...if you NEED a trophy, this race is NOT for you!
Click here to see pictures from Jalopy Showdown Drags 2009


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Chopped Rod & Custom Show 2009
October 2-4th, 2009 Chopped Magazine held its 2nd Annual Rod & Custom Show in Newstead, Australia. According to its poster the show is only open for pre '65 traditional styled rods and kustoms. And if you have a fenderless rod, don't expect to be let in if you have an independence front suspension!
Click here to see pictures from Chopped Rod & Custom Show 2009


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Kala Dirt Track Race 2009
September 26th Throwhill and Viken Rod & Custom held their second dirt track race at Kala Raceway in Sarpsborg, Norway this year. The race is open for pre 1964 cars, and a total of 32 cars and bikes can sign up for the race. The car was a great success, and I look really forward to their next race in June 2010.
Click here to see pictures from Kala Dirt Track Race 2009


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Icons of Speed & Style
September 26th a large privately owned collection of historic hot rods, vintage racers, and one-off custom show cars were sold at the Icons of Speed & Style auction hosted by RM Auctions at the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles, California. All cars were offered without reserve, and were sold far under what they were estimated to sell for.
Click here to see featured lot and selling prices


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CustomZone - 2009
September 26 a brand new custom, hotrods and bike indoor show was held in Winterthur, Switzerland. During the 2 days the show was held cars from clubs such as the ACES, Cheaters, Crazy Cruisers, Haters, Los Padres Locos, and Draggers were exhibited for visiting spectators. According to the pictures the show has good potential for further growth in the future.
Click here to see pictures from CustomZone 2009


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Alter Boys Jalopy Jamboree - 2009
September 26th the Alter Boys Car Club held their 8th annual Jalopy Jamboree in Natick, Massachusetts. The show is open for pre-1960 nostalgia style hot rods and customs only, and according to the amount of people that have been visiting the Kustomrama Jalopy Jamboree Page since thursday, the show seems to have been a huge success.
Click here to see pictures from Alter Boys Jalopy Jamboree 2009


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Sleds in September - 2009
September 17 - 20, 2009 the second annual Sleds in September custom car and rod show was held in Branson, Missouri. Featured builders of the year was Larry Grobe, Gary Gerberding, Gary Howard, Dave Dolman, and Jack Walker.
Click here to see pictures from Sleds in September 2009



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Bo Huff Rockabilly Route 66 Car Show - 2009
September 19th, 2009 Bo Huff and Wyatt's Paint & Body hosted the 3rd annual Bo Huff Rockabilly Route 66 Car Show in San Bernardino, California.
Click here to see pictures from the Bo Huff Rockabilly Route 66 Car Show 2009



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Headbanging - 2009
September 4th - 6th, 2009 the Hot Head East Hot Rod Club held their 9th annual Headbanging show at an old airstrip in Finsterwalde, Germany.
Click here to see pictures from Headbanging 2009



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The Invasion! - 2009
September 5th Them Car Club held their 2nd annual The Invasion! Hot Rod and Kustom car show in Dallas, Texas.
Click here to see pictures from The Invasion! 2009



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Primer Nationals - 2009
September 5th and 6th the 7th annual Primer Nationals was held at the Ventura County Fairgrounds in Ventura, California.
Click here to see pictures from Primer Nationales 2009



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Kustom Kills & Hot Rod Thrills - 2009
The 9th Annual Kustom Kills & Hot Rod Thrills was held by the Rumblers Car Club New York Chapter Saturday, August 29, in Brooklyn, New York.
Click here to see pictures from Kustom Kills & Hot Rod Thrills 2009



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Cheaterama Hot Rod & Kustom Miracle - 2009
Saturday, August 29 the Cheaters Car Club hosted their annual Cheaterama Hot Rod & Kustom Miracle at the Nite Owl Drive In in Milwauke, Wichita.
Click here to see pictures from Cheaterama Hot Rod & Kustom Miracle 2009



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Weil am Rhein - 2009
August 28th and 29th the Road Devils Car Club of Europe held their 3rd annual Weil am Rhein Hot Rod & Art Show in Weil am Rhein, Germany.
Click here to see pictures from Weil am rhein 2009



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60th Anniversary Bean Bandits Reunion and Car Show
Saturday, August 29, the Bean Bandits Racing Team held a 60th Aniversary Part and Car Show for Race Cars, Hot Rods, Kustoms and Bikes at the Point Loma Masonic Center in San Diego, California.
Click here to see pictures from the 60th Anniversary Bean Bandits Reunion and Car Show



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Hot Rod Hayride - 2009
14th to the 16th of August Jerry Chatabox and the Executioners Car Club hosted their annual Hot Rod Hayride in Surrey, UK. With an oval dirt track race, a soapbox derby, the Demon Drome Wall of Death, and lots of rockin' bands the show has something to offer for everyone interested in traditional hot rods and kustom cars.
Click here to see pictures from Hot Rod Hayride 2009


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Bonneville Speed Week - 2009
August 8th the Bonneville Salt Flats near Wendover, Utah turned into a mecca for traditional hot rods, and other related fast moving vehicles as the 61st Bonneville Speed Week kicked off. All kinds of cars competes on the Bonneville Salt Flats, but it seems like a majority of the cars and people visiting the event is into the traditional rod & kustom scene.
Click here to see pictures from Bonneville Speed Week 2009


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A-Bombers Old Style Weekend - 2009
The annual A-Bombers Old Style Weekend has grown to become a major rod, custom, bike and rockabilly attraction in Scandinavia. Last year I was actually hoping for the show to stop growing and maybe become a little smaller, but hell no, if the show continues to grow this much I think the guys in the A-Bombers Club needs to find yet a new venue!
Click here to see pictures from A-Bombers Old Style Weekend 2009


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Power Hot Rod Reunion - 2009
July 17th and 18th Power Magazine of Sweden hosted their annual Power Hot Rod Reunion in Malmby, Sweden. The show attracts all kinds of American cars including some really great traditional hot rods and kustom cars from all over Scandinavia.
Click here to see pictures from Power Hot Rod Reunion 2009



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Hot Rod Tsunami - 2009
The Templars Car Club of Spain hosted their first Hot Rod Tsunami Traditional Hot Rod and Kustom Beach Festival July 17th and 18th, 2009 in Barcelona, Spain.
Click here to see pictures from Hot Rod Tsunami 2009



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Atna Early Hot Rod & Kustom Rumble - 2009
26th to 28th of June, 2009 the 4th annual Atna Early Hot Rod & Kustom Rumble was held in the woods of Atna, Norway. A crowd of faithful gearheads showed up for the weekend, and blew up some dust at the yearly hillclimb race.
Click here to see pictures from Hangar Rockin' 2009



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Hangar Rockin' - 2009
3rd and 4th of July, 2009 the 8th annual Hangar Rockin' Meeting was held in St. Stephan, Switzerland. I'm not sure if it is because of the photography of Lowtech Marc, or what it is, but I really feel an urge for visiting this show one time in the future!
Click here to see pictures from Hangar Rockin' 2009



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CKOS Lead Parkin' - 2009
4th of July, 2009 the Customs of Sweden car club held their annual CKOS Lead Parkin'. The event that takes place at the same weekend as the Power Big Meet in Västerås, Sweden was this year also held in the town of Skultuna.
Click here to see pictures from CKOS Lead Parkin' 2009



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Bedrock Weekend - 2009
June 19 - 21 the eight annual Bedrock Weekend was held in the Devils Hole near Odense in Denmark. Bedrock Weekend is the no 1 traditional hot rod and kustom happening in Denmark, and is worth the trip if you have ever considered visiting the home-country of Tuborg pilsner and red sausages.
Click here to see pictures from Bedrock Weekend 2009



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LA Roadsters Show - 2009
June 20th and 21st the largest roadster show on earth was held at the Los Angeles Fairplex in Pomona, California. This year the LA Roadsters held their 45th annual LA Roadsters Show, and their 1st annual Traditional Rod & Suede Show on Sunday in the specialty parking.
Click here to see pictures from LA Roadsters Show 2009



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Road Rocket Rumble - 2009
June 18 - 20 the Road Rockets Car Club of Indianapolis, Indiana held their 10th annual Road Rocket Rumble. The Road Rocket Rumble is a pre 1965 traditional hot rod and kustom weekender filled with cars, bands, pin-ups and vendors,
Click here to see pictures from Road Rocket Rumble 2009



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Antique Nationals - 2009
June 14th the 39th annuak Antique Nationals was held at the Auto Club Raceway in Fontana, California. The nostalgic drag race is open to any 1954 or earlier type vehicles (Ford trucks OK thru 1956).
Click here to see pictures from Antique Nationals 2009



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Road Zombies BBQ - 2009
June 13th the Road Zombies Car Club held their 14th annual BBQ at the Elks Lodge in Santa Clara, California. The show looks like a cozy little event with great cars, people and music. If you are considering visiting the show next year, remember to bring a side dish!
Click here to see pictures from Road Zombies BBQ 2009



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Jokers Car & Bike Show - 2009
June 12th and 13th the Jokers Car Club held their 6th annual Car and Bike Show in Tidaholmsparken in Tidaholm, Sweden. Even though the weather was not so good, with a lot of rain on friday, people came all the way from Finland, Norway, Germany and Belgium to attend the show.
Click here to see pictures from Jokers Car & Bike Show 2009



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Street Car Nats Suzuka - 2009
May 31th the 13th annual Street Car Nats Suzuka was held in Suzuka, Japan. From looking at the name of the show it could be a show for anything from street rods to Japanese drifting cars. But according to the pictures the show attracts a lot of traditional hot rods and custom cars as well.
Click here to see pictures from Street Car Nats Suzuka 2009



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Ink-N-Iron - 2009
if you are into traditional hot rods, kustom cars, bikes and tattoos, I guess Ink-N-Iron is an event worth visiting. The 6th annual Ink-N-Iron festival was held aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California the 5th - 7th of June.
Click here to see pictures from the Ink-N-Iron 2009



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Bottrop Kustom Kulture - 2009
June 5th and 6th one of the biggest Kustom Kulture events in Europe were held in Bottrop, Germany. The show attracts a lot of great hot rods and custom cars from all over Europe, and the organizers seems to do a great job gathering talented artists from all over the world for the event.
Click here to see pictures from the Bottrop Kustom Kulture 2009



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Coupe Devils Rod & Kustom Bonanza - 2009
23rd of May, 2009 The Coupe Devils Car Club of Norway hosted their first annual Coupe Devils Rod & Kustom Bonanza at Bruvollen in Blaker, Norway. The show was a success, and the Coupe Devils have already set the dates for next years show!
Click here to see pictures from the Coupe Devils Rod & Kustom Bonanza



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Cruisin' Nationals - 2009
The 28th Cruisin' Nationals was held May 22, 23 and 24 in Santa Maria, California. This was the second year that the famous Cruisin' Nationals was held at its new location in Santa Maria instead of Paso Robles were it was previously held.
Click here to see pictures from the Cruisin' Nationals 2009 in Santa Maria



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Cruisin' Back to the 50's Culver City Car Show - 2009
9th of May George Barris held his annual Cruisin' Back to the 50's Culver City Car Show in Culver City, California. The show attracts all kind of cars, and is not a traditional hot rod and kustom show only. But it seems like a couple of nice rods and kustoms make it worth the visit.
Click here to see pictures from the Riverside Crazy Car Hop



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Riverside Crazy Car Hop - 2009
8th and 9th of May the Razzlers Car Club held their annual Riverside Crazy Car Hop in Balaguer, Spain. The Razzlers seems to be doing a great job hosting the show, and the quality on cars attending seems to be growing.
Click here to see pictures from the Riverside Crazy Car Hop



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Aces Hot Rod Resurrection VII - 2009
9th of May 2009 the ACES Car Club of So Cal hosted their 7th annual Hot Rod Resurrection Car Show Extravaganza in Santa Ana, California. The Aces is a club with roots going back to Bellflower in 1952.
Click here to see pictures from the Aces Hot Rod Resurrection



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Ramblers' Track Days 2009
The first weekend of May a new traditional hot rod, custom, and bike event was held in Middelfart, Denmark. The weekender was hosted by the Ramblers Car Club, and included a quarter mile race. From looking at the pictures it looks like an event well worth visiting.
Click here to see pictures from Ramblers' Track Days



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SINS III 2009
The 3rd SINS Indoor Hot Rod, Kustom and Bike show was held April 25 and 26 at the Oktoberhallen in Wieze, Belgium. The show is hosted by the Scrapers car club and is (according to them) the biggest indoor traditional Hot Rod, Kustom and Bike Show in Europe.
Click here to see pictures from SINS III



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Lonestar Roundup 2009
The 8th Annual Lonestar Roundup was held in Austin, Texas April 17 - 19. As usual Austin Speed Shop hosted a party after the show on Saturday, this year featuring the Reverend Horton Heat
Click here to see pictures from the 8th Annual Lonestar Roundup



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Local Funktion 2009
April 12th the first annual Local Funktion car show for hot rods, kustoms, lowriders, and motorcycles were held in Japan. The turnout was good, and if they decide to hold a new show next year, it seems to be a good excuse for going to Japan.
Click here to see pictures from the first annual Local Funktion



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American Car Show Helsinki 2009
The American Car Show Helsinki was held April 10 - 13th in Helsinki, Finland. The show is held in the Helsinki Fair Centre and features some really outstanding hot rods and kustom cars from all over Finland
Click here to see pictures from the 2009 American Car Show Helsinki



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Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend 2009
The 12th Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend was held April 9 - 12th, 2009 at the Orleans Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. This was the first year that the Rockabilly Weekend was held at the Orleans Hotel.
Click here to see pictures from the 2009 Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend



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Salt Lake Autorama 2009
Salt Lake Autorama 2009 was held March 27 - 29 at South Towne Expo Center in Sandy, Utah. Among the displayed cars were Jack Walker's Hirohata Merc clone and numerous contemporary rods and kustoms
Click here to see pictures from the 2009 Salt Lake Autorama



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Portland Roadster Show 2009
The 53rd Portland Roadster Show was held March 6 - 8 at Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon. The cars on display included Ron Courtney's 1951 Ford, better known as the X-51.
Click here to see pictures from the 2009 Portland Roadster Show



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Detroit Autorama 2009
Detroit Autorama 2009 was held March 6 - 8 at Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan. Among the displayed cars were the newly restored Lil' Coffin, the Predicta, the Hirohata Merc, Sam Barris' 1949 Mercury, the Ala Kart and the Kopper Kart Clone
Click here to see pictures from the 2009 Sacramento Autorama



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Sacramento Autorama 2009
The 59th Sacramento Autorama was held February 6 - 8, 2009. The Suede Pavilion, arranged by Alex Idzardi hosted a historic gathering of custom Mercs marking 60 years since the first Sam Barris chopped top.
Click here to see pictures from the 2009 Sacramento Autorama



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Grand National Roadster Show 2009
The 60th Grand National Roadster Show was held January 23-25th at the Pomona Fairplex, in Pomona, California. This year the show hosted a reconstruction of “Oakland” as it was in 1959, displaying over 100 historic vehicles that have been in the show at least once before.
Click here to see pictures from the 2009 Grand National Roadster Show



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Kustom Nationals 2009
January 9-1th, 2009, the 7th Kustoms of Australia hosted its 7th Kustom Nationals on Phillip Island, Australia.
Click here to see pictures from Kustom Nationals 2009



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Mooneyes X-Mas Party 2008
Saturday December 13, 2008 Moon held the Mooneyes X-Mas Party at the Toyota Speedway in Irwindale, California.
Click here to see pictures from the Mooneyes X-Mas Party



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Yokohama Hot Rod Custom Show 2008
Sunday December 7, 2008 the 17th Annual Yokohama Hot Rod Custom Show was held in Yokohama, Japan.
Click here to see pictures from the 17th annual Yokohama Hot Rod Custom Show



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Marshall High School Hot Rod Show 1952
May 7th, 1952 Marshall High School was the arena for an annual Hot Rod Show.
Click here to see pictures from the Marshall High School Hot Rod Show



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Hot Rod Fallout III
October 18, 2008 the third Hot Rod Fallout was held in South Glastonbury, Connecticut. The show was a big success and the dates for next year's event is already set for October 17.
Click here to see pictures from Hot Rod Fallout III



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Gene Winfield and Larry Watson Custom Car and Hot Rod Gathering
October 19, 2008 Gene Winfield's shop in the Mojave desert was the place to be as Gene and Larry Watson were hosting a custom car and hot rod gathering. Among the guests were legends such as Bill Hines, Junior Conway, George Barris and Bob Spina.
Click here to see pictures from the Gene Winfield and Larry Watson Custom Car and Hot Rod Gathering


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Hamilton High School Hot Rod Jamboree 1951
The 1st annual Hamilton High School Hot Rod Jamboree was held 29 November, 1951 in Los Angeles, California. Kustomrama has found some pictures from this event in the USC Digital Archive.
Click here to see pictures from the first annual Hamilton High School Hot Rod Jamboree



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Throttlers Picnic and Carshow 2008
The 27th annual Throttlers Picnic and Carshow was held October 12 at Johnny Carson Park in Burbank, California. The show is hosted by the legendary Modesto Throttlers that were established in 1949.
Click here to see pictures from the Throttlers Picnic and car show 2008



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California Hot Rod Reunion 2008
The 17th annual California Hot Rod Reunion was held October 10 - 12, 2008 at Auto Club Famoso Raceway. The show that is hosted by the Automobile Club of Southern California, features hundreds of street rods, customs and muscle cars.
Click here to see pictures from the California Hot Rod reunion 2008


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Hunnert Car Pileup 2008
The 7th annual Unnert Car Pileup was held October 11 at the Grundy County Speedway and Fairgrounds in Morris, Illinois. The show is hosted by the Chrome Czars Motor Club.
Click here to see pictures from Hunnert Car Pileup 2008



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Head Banging 2008
The 8th annual Head Banging was held on September 5th-7th in Finsterwalde far east in Germany, not far from the Polish border. Each year the Hot Head East Hot Rod Club arranged a nostalgic drag race in the small town of Finsterwalde.
Click here to see pictures from Head Banging 2008



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Dixie Fried 2008
Known as the South's original traditional rod and custom show, the 9th annual Dixie Fried was arranged the 30th and 31st of August in Atlanta, Georgia. The show is hosted by the Atlanta Road Kings.
Click here to see pictures from Dixie Fried 2008



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Hammers Timewarp 2008
Hidden in the deep woods of southern Sweden is a small traditional rod & kustom event held by the Hammers Car Club. Minor marketing is done for this event in order to prevent growth. Kustomra'mag was there taking pictures, so look for a full coverage in an upcoming issue of the magazine.
Click here to see pictures from the Hammers Timewarp 2008



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Primer Nationals 2008
The sixth annual West Coast Primer Nationals was held in Ventura, California on the Labor Day Weekend. Kustomrama has found some online galleries covering this great event.
Click here to see pictures from the Primer Nationals 2008



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Kustom Kills & Hot Rod Thrills 2008
The 23th of August Rumblers New York City hosted their 8th Annual Kustom Kills & Hot Rod Thrills in Williamsburg, New York.
Click here to see pictures from the Kustom Kills & Hot Rod Thrills Show in Brooklyn



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A-Bombers Old Style Weekend 2008
Once again Backamo in Uddevalla Sweden hosted the biggest traditional Hot Rod and Kustom car event in Scandinavia. The 2008 show must have been the biggest show so far, more people, more cars and more action in the Devils Peak Hillclimb. Watch for a full coverage of this event in Kustomra'mag # 5 that will be out early next year.
Click here to see pictures from the A-Bombers Old Style Weekend 2008



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Jokers Car Show 2008
Our friends at the Jokers Car Club in Sweden kick started the Scandinavian summer by arranging their annual traditional Hot Rod, Kustom and Bike get together in the woods of Sweden. Kustomra'mag was there, so watch for coverage of the event in Kustomra'mag # 4 that will be out later this year.
Click here to see pictures from Jokers Car Show 2008




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A-Bombers Old Style Weekend 2007
The Coupe Devils car club from Norway, gathered some of their cars and headed down to Uddevalla for the annual Old Style Weekend. As usual loads of cars from all over Europe was gathered in the old army camp Backamo. If the growth of this show continues, the show will probably soon outgrow Backamo too!
Kustomrama's Lomographic gallery from the A-Bombers Old Style Weekend 2007
Kustomrama's pictures from the A-Bombers Old Style Weekend 2007





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Jokers Car Show 2007
Jokers Car Club from Sweden held their annual "car craze" in June 2007. Cars from all over Scandinavia was gathered in Tidaholm this weekend to take part of the Jokers party! We were there, so check out all the faboulous Lomographic pictures we took, and prepare yourself to be FLABBERGASTED!
Kustomrama's Lomographic gallery from the Jokers Car Show 2007
Kustomrama's pictures from the Jokers Car Show 2007





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Lowbrow Showdown 2007
Lowbrow Magazine arranged their first Lowbrow Showdown in order to celebrate the newly born magazine. Kustomrama and the Coupe Devils car club crossed the Swedish border and headed to Eskilstuna in order to take part of this celebration.
Pictures from the Lowbrow Showdown 2007



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Riverside Crazy Car Hop 2007
For the second time, the Riverside Crazy Car Hop was arranged in Balaguer, Spain. Sergio Rodes from the Razzlers Car Club has provided Kustomrama with some pictures from this second annual indoor show.
Pictures from the Riverside Crazy Car Hop 2007



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Custom Hill Get Together 2006
October 22th, Van Nuys Automotive held the 8th Custom Hill Get Together at the foot of Mt. Fuji in Japan. More than 250 cars gathered for the event. Thanks to Mal of www.deucecoupe.net Kustomrama is proud to present you pictures from this popular get together.
Pictures from the Custom Hill Get Together 2006



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Bottrop 2006
Each year Bottrop in Germany is invaded by traditional rods and kustom cars coming from all over Europe. Kustomrama is proud to present this little feature, showing you some of the action going on down in Germany. Photos by Dirk Behlau / Pixeleye.de
Pictures from the Bottrop 2006



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Blessing of the Cars 2006
Thanks to Eric Alcorcha from the sunny state of California, Kustomrama is able to bring you some snapshots from the Blessing of the Cars 2006.
Pictures from the Blessing of the Cars 2006




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A-Bombers Old Style Weekend 2006
One of the best traditional rod and kustom shows in the world once again took place in Uddevalla, Sweden. Thanks to the A-Bombers Car Club hundreds of pre -56 cars, and greasers found its way to this years event.
Click here to see the pictures from the A-Bombers Old Style Weekend 2006







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Blessing of the Beers 2006
Legg Lake in South El Monte, California was the site of the the Blessing of the Beers free car show, hosted by a number of SoCal clubs.
Pictures from the Blessing of the Beers 2006



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Jokers Car Show 2006
It can't go wrong when the Jokers car club is hosting a party. Their impressive line up of club cars is probably the best line up of rod and kustom cars in Europe. For this show, cars and clubs from Sweden, Finland and Norway made the long trip to Tidaholm, Sweden.
Pictures from the Jokers Car Show 2006



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Bedrock Weekend 2006
With its perfect location, there was a magical atmosphere at the fifth Bedrock Weekend in Aarup, Denmark. People and cars came from all over Europe for this gathering. Cheap booze, raucous rockabilly and a wild hot rod race are just some of the ingredients of this show.
Kustomrama's Lomographic Bedrock Weekend 2006 Gallery
Kustomrama's pictures from the Bedrock Weekend 2006





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Riverside Crazy Car Hop 2006
The traditional rod and kustom scene is instantly growing all over the world. Sergio Rodes from the Razzlers Car Club sent some pictures from their first Riverside Crazy Car Hop show in Balaguer Spain. Several cars from The Cheaters, Royals, Templairs, East Coast Cruisers and Razzlers was present at the show.
Pictures from the Riverside Crazy Car Hop 2006



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Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend 2006
Las Vegas, Nevada is more than gambling and "what happens in Las Vegas stays in Las Vegas." It's also the home of the Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend. Kustomrama went over to check out what's happening.
Pictures from the Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend 2006



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Lonestar Roundup 2006
Austin, Texas is more than country and western music. Austin is also the rod and kustom capitol of Texas. Each year, on the last weekend of March, Congress Street is invaded by sleazy greasers and their rides. Kustomrama went over to check out what the buzz is all about.
Pictures from the Lonestar Roundup 2006



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Hunnert Car Pileup 2005
Thanks to the Chrome Czars Motor Club, 836 cars and bikes passed the gate at the Hunnert Car Pileup this year. Thanks to maverick photographer Josh Kurpius, Kustomrama has the pleasure of presenting some of the most outstanding rides of the event. Enjoy the show.
Pictures from the Hunnert Car Pileup 2005



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Road Agents Rumble 2005
Once a year East Hartford, CT is invaded by traditional rod and kustom cars for the Road Agents annual "Rumble". 2005 was the seventh year for the show, the attendance was overwhelming, both by cars, bands, vendors and visitors. Being able to hijack a parking space around the Elks Lodge, you had to be there early.
Pictures from the Road Agents Rumble 2005



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Custom Motor Show 2005
Annual indoor show held in Elmia, Sweden. Every year a famous car builder from the United States brings a car or two for the event. In 2005 Gene Winfield was the guest of honour, bringing his 1961 Cadillac Custom "Maybellene", and his early 60's show car the Reactor.
Pictures from Custom Motor Show 2005



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A-Bombers Old Style Weekend 2004
Last year we all feared it; Jack Baymoore and the rest of the A-Bombers had to move their Old Style Weekend to a new location. More cars, visitors and vendors then ever came for this years show.
Click here to see pictures from Old Style Weekend 2004






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CKOS Lead Parkin' 2004
Every year Customs of Sweden hosts their annual Lead Parkin' rod & kustom show in Västerås, Sweden. On the same weekend there is also a big American car show going on in the same town called Power Big Meet. Kustomrama was there in 2004, and this is the best from both of those shows.
Click here to see pictures from CKOS Lead Parkin' 2004




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A-Bombers Old Style Weekend 2003
Each year the A-Bombers Hot Rod & MC Club hosts the annual Old Style Weekend in Uddevalla, Sweden. With ingredients like a wild hill climb and live rockin' acts, this happening is among the best nostalgic car shows in the world.
Pictures from Old Style Weekend 2003







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