Thursday, December 29, 2011

Iron Invasion Woodstock, IL October 6, 2012

The video is actually footage from shows from all over...
from Japan to Jalopy Showdown in PA........
But the point of the video is to get across to the public the kinds of cars that we wanna see at the Iron Invasion.
Hope you dig it and hope you like the music - Wayne the Train Hancock is playing the show along with the Hot Rod Hucksters!

while you are at it ....
go LIKE the Iron Invasion facebook page

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Did you miss them at the Hunnert Car Pile Up?

if you did not get a chance to see them at the Hunnert Car Pile Up - come and see them on Friday night at the Vintage Torque Fest! May 4 will be here SOON!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

A very Rare Holiday Greeting - The Big E

I am a huge Elvis fan - the above video is an outtake from the documentary That's The Way It Is. Elvis in the 70s was not all fat Elvis......this is proof.
Hope y'all have a merry merry christmas baby.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Chopper Christmas! And mark your calender for Burning Love Chicago in Feb!

Hey all you cool cats! Hope you have a great holiday season!!!

Burning Love 5 is Saturday 2/11/12 @ The Flat Iron....they are helping out the foundation. So we hope you will come down hang out - here some good music and have a great night with the Half Fast crew.

Merry Christmas and Nappy Blue Year.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Have a Cool Yule!!!

such a great song and is one of my new faves - I just discovered this one about 2 years ago.....
enjoy and have a safe holiday

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Mambo

someone took a lot of time to create this.....this is one of my favorite all time Christmas specials. Hope you dig it.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

They are all in it together man......

The Prez, The King, and the (Memphis) Mafia....they have all been in it together for a long time.....proof is in this picture.

Now it is time to go listen to "Merry Christmas Baby" - the full length version...not that edited stuff.

And the other picture shows the Prez getting ready to kiss the ring of the King.

December 21 - 1970.

more info at:

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Monday, December 19, 2011

Only a month til the Torque Fest Pre Party! Rod Custom Show in Rock Island

Time for a party - that is right the Torque Fest pre party will return to the back hall at the QCCA Rod and Custom Show in Rock Island IL on Jan. 20-22. Come on back to the OTHER hall and see the cool hot rods and customs.....we will also have a live band, some vintage racing on the big screen for your entertainment, and a couple of car clubs-like the Coronados and The Bombers, vendors, and artists that will get ya in the mood for the May 4/5 Vintage Torque Fest.
Seeya there!

OH - and the Coronados will have FREE Torque Fest posters as well!!! Get 'em while they are still there!!!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Hunnert Car Pile Up DVD is HERE - just in time for Christmas

It is NOT too late to get these in time for Christmas!
The DVD is $15 and $3 to ship.
Running Time is 95 minutes with some previews at the end.
Order now and you will get these to stuff all the stockings of your gearhead family.

Our Christmas special is still up and running and orders placed before Dec. 20 will make it in time for stuffing the stockings. Our Christmas special this year is getting our 3 event dvds for $45-this price includes shipping! So if you were unable to make the KKOA, Torque Fest, and the final Hunnert Car Pile is a chance to take a look and see what these shows are about. Details on the special are at u can email us at

Friday, December 16, 2011

Teacher says - Everytime a bell rings.....

Galvin Fine Arts Center in Davenport IA.
Join us for some Christmas carols, an appearance by Santa Claus, and the holiday classic shown in glorious black and white.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Daikaiju - LIVE at TORQUE FEST!!! - Escape From Nebula M Spacehunter

I have been a fan of these guys for I will FINALLY get to see them play live - everyone I have ever talked to and read online talks about what a crazy live band these guys are - CANT WAIT!!
Die Kie Jew
in japanese this means - Giant Monster -

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Mean Mother "Dirty Mary" Music Video

I was blown away by these guys at the Sins of Steel show - you gotta check em out at Torque Fest!!!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Helping Hannahs Heart Fund Raiser - NEXT WEEKEND

December 18

1 pm

We are having a Fund raiser!!!

That is NEXT Sunday people.

We hope you will want to come out to the Galvin Fine Arts Center and hang out- sing some Christmas Carols....see Santa Claus....and

Check out - It's A Wonderful Life in glorious Black and White on the BIG screen!!!

Details are at:

there is a facebook page as well:

All proceeds to:

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Only a handful left....Torque Fest 2010 Poster Set

I really need to get organized.....found about 5 of these sets out in the garage.

$20 for 4 posters in a way cool signed and numbered protector jacket.

Shipping will be $6

All posters are 11 x 17 and are suitable for framing. You would not expect anything less from Keven Carter at

Get it now and you will still have time to frame them for the Christmas present that you know that special someone wants..............

send paypal to:

be sure to include info in the notes section telling us what you are purchasing.

Anyone that orders this week gets a special bonus as well.....

Monday, December 5, 2011

Max Grundy - cool cat and amazing talent

this poster is quite large
16 x 16
shipped in a large tube
only $25 + $5 shipping (foreign shipping email me)
Max Grundy lithographs sell for $60-$80
now is a chance to get an amazing deal.
send paypal to:
be sure to include info in the notes section of the paypal.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Asphalt Fiends Coloring Book - great stocking stuffer for Christmas

This is a GREAT stocking stuff for Christmas.
And a good way to benefit the Helping Hannahs Heart fund.
Go to:
there you will see a link on how to order the coloring book.
Special thanks to all the artists that contributed - we hope you will want to do another!!!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Dragstrip Girl - great movie from 1957

you wanna see a good movie from back in the day - do NOT get Hot Rod Girl....she drives a T bird - that is not a hot rod.....

in Dragstrip Girl there are some great sequences.

If you need a copy we got it.

$12 + $3 shipping - comes with full color sleeve etc.

buy one - you will like it.

The above is a really great review of the movie.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

KKOA Leadsled Spectacular DVD Hits the Streets THIS WEEK!

here is the link if you wanna see a preview - lots of amazing rides rolling through Salina in the summer.........

the DVD is $15 +$3 shipping

makes a great Christmas gift.

Buy it.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Iron Invasion Pre Party Announced!

Looks as thought the pre party for Iron Invasion will actually take place AT the grounds!
We have got the OK from McHenry County Fairgrounds to have a get together the night before the show.
We will have at least one band - details on that to be announced shortly.
Plans are for a shop tour at Hopperstad Customs from 430 pm to 600 pm
then we will cruise en masse to the fairgrounds.
Of course times and route info will likely change between now and then - but this is a great start to what we hope will be a great event.
Thanks to Kerry and Sam from the Tin Butchers for helping getting the ball rolling on this.

and- do us a favor and go "like" the Iron Invasion FB page.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Heed The Warning - Koffin Kats to melt your face off

heed the warning.........

the exact location of the nuclear blast that will be going off on May 4, 2012 is Maquoketa IA.

The impact of the blast will be caused by the sonic fury of the Koffin Kats.

Duck and cover.

Monday, November 21, 2011

so good - Mean Mother is coming to scalp ya - Torque Fest 2012

oh yeah - these guys know how to put on a show fer sure -

all the way from Detroit - they know how to rock and are here to school the Iowa crowd
listen to the goodness at:

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Friday, November 18, 2011

Fund Raiser for HHH - Classic Movie Screening - It's A Wonderful Life

It's A Wonderful Life Quad Cities:A new family tradition coming to the Quad Cities in December 10/24/20114

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Kim or John Wells(563) 940-9389 or

It's an old classic with a new twist.

Families from all over the Quad Cities will gather on December 18, 2011 to watch the original black & white version of It's A Wonderful Life on the big screen at the Galvin Fine Arts Center at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa. And it's all for a good cause! 100% of the proceeds from this event will go to the Helping Hannah's Heart Foundation which is a local non-profit established to help children with congenital heart defects.

Before the movie there will be a special appearance by Santa Claus and a Christmas carol sing-along led by a vocal quartet and piano accompanist with lyrics on the big screen so the crowd can join in.

Tickets are $10/adult and $5/child ages 3-12 (kids under 3 are free on an adult's lap). Tickets can be purchased at or at the door on December 18th.

Doors open at 12:30pm and the show begins at 1:00pm. Seating is limited and tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis.
Be a part of this first annual event and start a new tradition with your own family. More details can be found at or

Help us spread the word! Feel free to publish this press release in your blog, newspaper, magazine, etc.

Please send copies of this or similar press releases that you have published to

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Koffin Kats to play Vintage Torque Fest!!!! May 4, 2012

If you have never seen the Koffin Kats play prepared. They will knock you back into the 4th row if you are up front. This will not be due to a kick in the will be from the sheer energy that emanates from the stage. They are there to give their all and they expect you to as well. We had many complain that there were not enough psychobilly bands at Torque Fest......well....complain no more - one of the best in the world are here to give you the shock and awe treatment.
All ages welcome.
14 bands - $10 for weekend pass

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Turn On Tune In Drop Out

Turn On
tune in
drop out

V.T.F. does have camping if you choose to get crazy over the weekend - stay planted and leave the driving to Timothy Leary

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Surf Zombies - kickin it all off on Sat. morn @ Torque Fest

They have a following now at Vintage Torque Fest.....people ask - hey - is that surfing zombie band playing again at Torque Fest?
yes they are.
Surf Zombies will be getting thing started Saturday morning at 11:00 am.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

REAL Honky Tonk at Torque Fest 2012

Lucky Tubb is the real deal people.........
if you are diggin' Hank III, Wayne the Train, Dale Watson, etc
then you are gonna love Lucky Tubb

go check out some of his music:

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Daikaiju to slay at Torque Fest - We can not be responsible.....

man oh man....
I have been a fan of this band for years........
it is not rockabilly
it is not metal
it is not typical
it is
(pronounced Die Kie Jew)
this is Japanese for Big Monster
they are incredibly talented and to call them a surf band is, well - not accurate.
I suggest you go take a listen.
And when they hit the stage at Torque Fest - I think you will stop dead in your tracks from the virtuosity that is being laid down.

PS - Torque Fest can not be held responsible for the mind meld that occurs during a Daikaiju performance. Please be prepared and establish a lifeline to the outside world when in the sonic range of the Daikaiju vibrations.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Metal circa 1989? ...and "It's One Louder Isn't It?"

If you are wanting to hear some bands that go to ELEVEN - then come and see Stage II at Vintage Torque Fest May 4/5, 2012.

The Big Iron, Federation of Horsepower, Daikaiju, Mean Mother, Red Desert.....

all of their amps go to ELEVEN

Happy Metal Day to all....

I am going to go listen to some Rough Cutt or Kix or something......


Queensryche for old times sake (yes that photo above is Queensryche guitarist and my friends circa 1989? 1988?)

Veterans Day - Thanks for all that you have given

My uncle grandfather father served.
I did not.
I have nothing but respect for all those that have.
Veterans Day - a day to remember those that have given their lives or parts of their lives to serve our country.
Thank You.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Vintage Torque Fest is Proud to have Davy Jay Sparrow!!! are disappointed that we don't have Wayne the Train Hancock playing Torque Fest this year.....
Well - Wayne will be playing Iron Invasion on Oct 6 - Woodstock IL.
In the meantime - give Davy Jay Sparrow a chance - this is a genuine product of Kentucky and the music is played from the heart.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


buy them some shots and I suspect they will play a bit longer .....and get a little crazier.....
even if you don't - they are gonna rock your fingernails to the quick.......get ready - they are coming for ya. If you are not ready - they will roll right over ya.

Vintage Torque Fest Art Auction Chad Scheres WOLF Cross

Here is another piece that did not make it into the art auction of the Vintage Torque Fest. We hope you will bid on this and know that this is AN ORIGINAL PIECE OF ART!!! This is hand painted by Chad Scheres (aka Toy Ghoul)

We thank him for the contribution.

For those that dont know what the cause is all about:

the cross is 15 inches by 15 inches

Payment info for Hannah Wells Medical Trust will be provided after the auction is complete.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Red Desert - bringing the heavy from the north

bringing the heavy from the north....
they are gonna be tuning down for ya Saturday on Stage II of Torque Fest.
That's right - 2 stages this year at Torque Fest - one for the old school rockabilly and country - the other for the more "aggressive" music.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

14 Bands for $10!!! Only at Vintage Torque Fest!!!

14 BANDS FOR $10!!!!
Nevermind the hot rods, swap meet, art show, custom cars, vendors, model display area, vintage racing, motorcycle exhibition, bus races, Ring of Fire, pin up contest, and MORE..........
we got FOURTEEN bands playin for you.
Metal, Honky Tonk, Rockabilly, Psychobilly, Surf, and Heavy are gonna get SOMETHING that you are gonna appreciate with the music at Vintage Torque Fest 2012
And just so ya'll know.......
we ain't talkin' the local guys that wanna play for free - these are NATIONAL (and International) acts coming from Austin, Kentucky, Detroit, Minneapolis, Kansas, Alabama, Spain (yes - SPAIN!)etc
Check em out at the show - and purchase a CD or a shirt by one of the bands - they are all needing gas money to get to the next gig.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Volunteer Form is up and Running on the Vintage Torque Fest Site

Just so everyone knows.....

the volunteer link IS up and running on the website.

We have about 30 people that have said YES to a two hour shift.

We appreciate you helping the cause.

We need more to get this event to run smoothly!

On the main page of the site - it says


just click on that and it will take you to the page where you fill out the times you are available, the position you are wanting, and the details of what you get for volunteering early.

Please note that if you are a volunteer - like a person that pre registers - you get to come in early and park where you want....this was a big deal to some people last year. With the possible growth of the show this year - it may be an even bigger deal.

Thanks for helping us out.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Pre Register for Vintage Torque Fest - get the DVD for FREE

did you get your DVD....?
well - if you had pre registered you would have....!
So - GO ahead - pre register.
Vintage Torque Fest is the show that kicks everything off in the midwest - so we know you are gonna be there!
We also know you are gonna want to see some of the highlights of the show a few months AFTER the show is over.
SO - this is the way to guarantee that you will get a DVD in the mail.
And it actually helps us pay for some of the advertising for the show as well.
Other benefits for pre reg -
1- You will save time at the event. Pre registered cars are allowed in 30 minutes early!
2 - Special PRE REG STICKER - exclusive to those that Pre Reg!
3- Pre-registered vehicles will receive FREE DVD of Torque Fest 2012, This will be sent in the mail in summer of 2012. This is why it is important you give a legible current address. DVD will be for sale to public at a later date for $15 + $3 shipping.
4- The first Pre-Registered vehicles are guaranteed a spot on the dirt track - lowest numbers get to get in line first.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Steve Evans - Voice of Drag Racing

Steve Evans - died Nov. 1 in the year 2000. Many of you may not remember - but for many of us he was the voice of a generation. Thanks for all the memories.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Go Buy the new issue of Ol Skool Rodz - Vintage Torque Fest coverage!!!

wow - it is on the shelves NOW - go pick it up!!!

We are super stoked by the coverage we got in the newest issue of Ol Skool Rodz!

Check it!

sorry for the lack of Halloween post - but I am too busy getting out there and getting some candy!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Oliver Built Group PINK HELMET AUCTION - to help pay medical bills

Well - I finally unearthed the last of the helmets that were supposed to be auctioned off at the FIRST Vintage Torque Fest.

yeah - yeah - I know...organization is not my strong suit....

This was a very popular one and the work that went into it was crazy.

Lace work - striping - super nice. ALAN McWILLIAMS did the lace and base paint.

DEN OLIVER did the pinstriping and Oliver Group did the super cool bag that comes with this amazing piece.

Thanks to all involved and hope that you will want to bid to help out with some medical bills.

For those that dont know what is going on:

This auction $$$ will go directly to the Hannah Wells Medical Trust.

Info on payment will be provided once the auction is complete.

For those that dont know about the art show we have every year in conjunction with Torque Fest - you should check it out.

This year we will be getting artists from around the world to do their version of Rat Fink!

At the shows these helmets were bringing about $125-$200

Hope you will go on the HAMB or on Facebook to bid - THANKS