Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Road to "Metallica" Part 2

So here we are with part 2 gang, In Atlantic City under the big top with James Hetfield's custom car show. It was great to see so many of my friends that I had no idea would also be there! Dave Perewitz, Steve Bongie, Paul Cox, Lou Calasibetta, Vic Collins and so many other great guys! I wont bore you with a lot of text so we'll just jump into the photos OK. Next time we post, I'll be updating you guys on the "Baja Bandeeto" This kick ass 1947 Indian Chief belongs to Steve Bongie. Like me, he is a big gear head and Major Ed "Big Daddy" Roth fan. The "Munster Coach" & "Dragula", you know you love these Cars. You watched the show every week like the rest of us, and never missed a re-run 'cause of these two Rods. A really clean sweet generator Shovel Head. Lou's Alexander Brother built custom '56 Chevy James Hetfield's radical custom pair at the front of the row. A super cool shoe box Ford custom.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The Road to "Metallica"

So, a while ago I get a call from my friend Rick Dore, that he is putting together the cars to be in James Hetfield's display at this big metal rock concert a la palooza thing they are having in Atlantic City, New Jersey. "Are you and the Roswell Rod available?", "You betcha we are!". It's funny how things work out 'cause the Roswell Rod was fresh off a show tour with Championship Auto Shows and sitting in their warehouse in Detroit. I had to go pick it up anyway, and Detroit is kinda on the way to Atlantic City. Seeing as how I am gonna be so close to Long Island I might as well stop in and do some visiting. So Carrol and I pack our stuff and about 10 days or so before the Metallica show we head off to visit with Bob Larivee and pick up the Roswell Rod. Bob's a great guy and is the head honch at Championship Auto Shows. They put on a bunch of the indoor winter car shows that you have probably been to. Maybe next year they will take the "Baja Bandeeto" on tour, who knows! After I get all loaded and mess with a trailer brake problem that poped up on the road, we are off for long island. One of the fun places we like to stop is at "Skyline Chili" in Ohio. You Ohio guys know what I'm talking about. I get mine on spaghetti 5 ways! I usually go to visit with my folks for Thanksgiving but seeing as how it is Summer and I get to visit I brought my Harley Electra Glide with me so I could bust around in style, while seeing friends and such. The fist thing we did was stop at a diner and get a cheeseburger deluxe. It is a New York thing I guess, there really aren't diners any place else like there are in New York. In part 2 we'll check out James Hetfields hand picked car show in Atlantic City! Fritz