Thanks to everyone who we have met at all the shows around the country this summer! We have had a great time and we are now looking ahead to the fall and the final Hunnert Car Pile Up. The Chrome Czars have always been kind to us and we know that whatever they do in the future will be supported by the hot rod community. If they do a revamp of the Hunnert Car Pile Up - we know we will all be there. Bottom line - we should all support the Hunnert Car Heads Up - the drag racing event they have at Union Grove WI. I have been to all of them so far and it is a good time!
Vintage Torque Fest 2012 is starting to get under way and we have been able to add some things for 2012. By popular demand - we have added a Classic Pin Up contest. This will be sponsored in part by Retro Lovely magazine. If you have not seen this magazine yet....well - imagine Rodders Journal-only with a lot of classy dames in period correct clothing and settings. http://www.retrolovely.com/
We are very happy to have them on board as well as one of the models from Retro Lovely - Chez Schweikert. She will be in charge of this new addition to the Torque Fest and if you have questions about this new portion of the show - feel free to contact her - firstname.lastname@example.org
Vintage Torque Fest will also be adding a second stage for the heavier music this year. The motorcycle area was a success last year - but many wanted to have bands over in that area as well - so.....we are adding a second stage to that area. So far we have confirmed
Federation of Horsepower(redneck metal)
The Big Iron (punkabilly),
and Red Desert (doom/sludge rock).
We will STILL have the rockabilly / old timey country stage as well - where it was last year.
I have had several emails lately asking about the new show that will take place October 6, 2012. This will be called the Iron Invasion and takes place at McHenry County Fairgrounds in Woodstock IL. It will be a unique show with a DIY stunt show and a theater in one of the building to show vintage drags and stock car racing as well as clips from some of the B movie greats from the 50s.
Details at http://www.ironinvasion.com/
The Vintage Torque Fest DVD is off to California to be mass produced and we hope to have this in the mail to all the pre registered people very soon. We appreciate your patience. Some may know I had to get a "real" job and as a result have not been able to put the amount of time in editing the DVD. Well - it is finally done and I think everyone will enjoy it. If you have not seen a preview yet:
Vintage Torque DVD #6 is out now as well - it has coverage from ALL over.We hope you will take a look at it and buy a copy or three.....
or click here for the video preview as well as cover art and details on the DVD
Hope to seeya down the road soon and keep wrenchin on the rides - they gotta get done by May 2012!