DFW Car Show on Sat July 14, 2012 - House of Hotrods in Mansfield, Texas

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  1. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member

    Saturday, July 14th, 2012
    Starts at 9:00 AM ~ Awards at 2:30 PM

    House of Hotrods and Classics
    is hosting a Summer Car Show and Food Drive in Mansfield, Texas. Come by and enter your car or truck, or just feast your eyes on all that's happening on the 9-acre campus. There's sure to be all types of cars at this event - Hot Rods, Classic Cars, Fully Custom rides, Lifted and Show Trucks and maybe a Dragsters or two.

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    House of Hotrods & Classics
    2301 Hwy 1187 Suite 201
    Mansfield, Texas 76063

    About the Event:

    • Family-Friendly Event, bounce houses for kids and more.
    • Hundreds of Cars - hot rods, restored classic cars, custom cars and more are expected.
    • Several Award Categories ~ enter your car or truck.
    • A Live Band will be playing IN A COVERED building - to keep you out of the sun!
    • Mansfield Fire & Swat exhibits for the kids (and the kid in you).
    • Plenty of Parking, they've even got some reserved parking for car clubs.
    • After-Party at Fat Daddy's in Mansfield starting at 4 pm.

    Here are a couple of the House of Hotrods vehicles that will be on display
    Note: House of Hotrods probably will have out at least 25 or more classics and hot rods for display. This does not include the hundreds of owner cars that will be on display. Plus you will have the chance to tour the facilities and talk with many of the House of Hotrods staff and more during your time here.

    Grasshopper - Custom GMC Rock Crawler



    1949 Mercury Custom “Pinky”
    - 2010 George Barris Award Winner



    1955 Chevy Cameo Pickup


    1982 Custom Corvette - Bo & Jim 30th Anniversary Bash
    Get a sneak peek at the custom 1982 Corvette that we're building for the Bo & Jim Radio Show (Lonestar 92.5). Bo & Jim will be here at some point during the day, so stop by and get your photo taken with these Dallas-radio legends.

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    There's a lot more than I can type up here, but it's going to be a fun event and I'll be there in the morning for a little bit as well, so stop by and say hello!

    Update: I don't work for House of Hotrods directly, but I do have some common interests with them and I will be at the show off and on during the day. Please add a comment to this thread if you are going to be there and bring your truck and we'll get a picture together!
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2012
  2. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member

    Just to bump this, there is a band there and we've got a ton of people looks like this will be a big car show. Bring your car to enter to win or just show up and walk around and chat with folks.
  3. tbplus10

    tbplus10 Super Moderator

    I'm planning on coming out that afternoon.
    Are they gonna have an "in work" or "Project" category? I've got everything rebuilt/replaced and back to factory on the wifes 70 Nova except it needs paint and body work now so the only place it would fit is project, thinking about bringing it out.
  4. TexasTechRaider

    TexasTechRaider New Member

    I might show up, I get back from vacation that friday so I may choose to sleep but you never know..
  5. Coach24

    Coach24 New Member

    Send Pictures as I am back in the rocky mountains
  6. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member

    Bo and Jim from Lonestar 92.5 are going to be out there for the show as well. You can go to the www.txhouseofhotrods.com website for more information ...
  7. tbplus10

    tbplus10 Super Moderator

    Did you guys do the Corvette for their 30th anniversary?
  8. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member

    I don't actually work for the House of Hotrods, but yes they are doing the '82 Corvette for the Bo & Jim 30th Anniversay Bash and I've been told that it will be on display and will be about 90% complete, they're fretting that not enough of the parts and stuff they ordered for the project will be here in time. (For those that don't get it, 1982-2002 ... 30 years ... an 1982 Corvette is probably the best platform to build a custom Hot Rod from those lean "energy-saving" engine years.

    Bo & Jim will be onsite at some point during the day, I can call up the guys at HOHR and see when they think they'll show up.
  9. tbplus10

    tbplus10 Super Moderator

    I'm planning on riding my bike out there with a friend from work, we'll be there about 11:00 so if your still there I'll look ya up.
  10. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member

    They just posted one of the awards that they're going to be giving out tomorrow up on facebook.

    House of Hotrods Car Show Award
  11. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member

    cell phone stinks for my carrier out there, but I was there for a short while, we've been fighting a stomach bug (again) and the kids wants to go home, one of them wasn't feeling well.

    The show's going on for another 90 minutes or more with an after party at Fat Daddy's in Mansfield. I'll try to get some photos of the event posted up here shortly.
  12. tbplus10

    tbplus10 Super Moderator

    I walked around there from about 1100 to 1300, met a lot of great people, got a pic of a late 60's Chevy truck up front laying frame and an awesume early 50's Suburban.
    Lots of nice rides, but no late model trucks.
    Met a lady with a 75 Baja Bug who was when I got there trying to meet and greet every person that attended, she looked pretty worn out by time I passed her on the way home.
  13. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member

    Too bad I missed you! My 1yo has been sick for a week and a half and almost had to go into the hospital to get fluids, then my 4yo and 7yo got sick, then me and my wife as well. Just getting out in the heat for an hour was just too much for them to take. 4yo started to dry heave and they started to fight a bit ... lol, so it was a short outing, but it's just one of those things that keeps popping up when there's something cool and fun to do. I had to miss out on a Google conference because of a stomach virus in May.

    Anyhow, here are some photos that I shot. I'll upload them into two or three posts and won't offer any narration, just show them as they are. You will see a shot from the Bo & Jim Corvette that they're giving away next Saturday.

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  14. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member

    Here are some more shots ...

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  15. tbplus10

    tbplus10 Super Moderator

    I'll give ya a little narration for your shots:

    Dont know how I missed pic #1 but I never saw the Vicky

    The owner of the pic #2 let me sit in his car, one nice bubble top, only partially restored, paint is original

    The blue Tempest started up when I was leaving, after hearing it I'm surprised he didnt have the hood open, hot cam and ready to drag race, he did a lap around the garage before he romped up the side road to where everybody had their car trailers parked next door, he tried to get me to race him on my bike but that roads a little rough and I didnt feel like picking rocks out of fresh wounds after I fell, didnt seem like a good way to end the day

    The young lady standing behind the bug was the owner for tha last 15 years, she started out the day trying to greet everyone, as you can see she got quite worn out and was ready for an airconditioned room later

    pics 19 and 20 second page, the old Dodge Dart, look closely at the air cleaner cover, it's a 49 Dodge hub cap center drilled, the owner is a local buisness owner that specializes in rebuilding alternators and generators.
    Across form him under the carport cover was a 39 Chevy Sedan, another local buisness owner that did the flame work on the dodge and pinstriping on a few other cars out there.

    Somehow I missed the black T bird too.

    I got a shot of the primered Chevy up front on the frame rails and the old Suburban low rider but for some reason I cant seem to get them to download to the site.
  16. bby366

    bby366 New Member

    Buddy and I went.Enjoyed it.Thanks for the heads up Steve.
  17. tbplus10

    tbplus10 Super Moderator

    I know a little late but heres the only two pics I took at the car show last weekend, there was less than a dozen trucks at the show but these were my two favorites. There was also a mid 70's Chevy stepside I liked but the way it was positioned I couldnt get a good shot of it. Enjoy!!
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  18. ChromeSilver02

    ChromeSilver02 New Member

  19. tbplus10

    tbplus10 Super Moderator

    Yea isnt that the coolest burb you've seen in a while, the paint color is a factory offered mint green, with forest green lace paint on the top, optional A/C unit in the side window, factory sun visor, light shades fender markers, the list goes on.
    This particular Burb started out local as a driver with low mileage but it was blue with a white top and no options, the present owner spent 15 yrs fixing it up and hunting down period correct options to put on it so that now it's a fully optioned truck the way you could've bought it from the dealer back then.
    The only modern options on the truck are an air ride suspension to get it in the weeds, lace paint on the roof, slider sun roof, and 18" steel wheels vice the factory 15's.
    The owner also knows where another Burb like this is for sale at a low price that hasnt been modified yet, I'm seriously contemplating a new project, Ive been thinking mid 70's van done retro but I might go with a panel burb if the price is right.
  20. ChromeSilver02

    ChromeSilver02 New Member

    Definitely a panel burb project would be my first pick but 70's van would be good especially since I havent seen too many people restoring vans. But that burb is great and the more options you have that came available with that truck new the better. I didnt know that mint green was a factory color though, but it fits the truck perfectly. The project I really want in the future is a chevy 3100 pickup with an air ride. Definitely post a build thread whenever or if you get a new project, would love to see!

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