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2012 Grand National Roadster ShowL. A. Fairplex at Pomona, CAJan. 27,28,29,’12Story by Richard Parks Photographs by Roger RohrdanzPage 2
Richard Parks & Roger Rohrdanz
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6 of the 10 AMBR contestants are pictured here before spectators arrive.
Eddie Baumann’s AMBR contestant was this ’29 Ford roadster.
Paul Shaughnessy’s ’32 Ford roadster named “Sylvester III” was an AMBR contestant.
Tom Gloy’s AMBR contestant was this ’32 Ford roadster named “Speed Racer”.
Bill Lindig’s AMBR contestant was this ’27 Ford roadster named “Indy Speedster”. This is the 2012 AMBR winner!
Hayden Groendyke’s AMBR contestant was this ’31 Marmon roadster.
Keith Christopherson’s AMBR contestant was this ’28 Ford roadster.
Steve Lyman’s AMBR contestant was this ’33 Ford roadster.
Don Smith’s AMBR contestant was this ’32 Ford roadster.
Dennis Varni’s AMBR contestant was this ’33 Ford roadster.
The 2006 Speed Demon streamline is owned by George Poteet and built by Ron Main. It is capable of speeds up to 500 miles per hour.
The 2004 Ack Attack is a streamlined motorcycle that set an international record of 376.363 miles per hour. It is owned by Mike Akatiff of San Jose, CA. and driven by Rocky Robinson
The Spirit of Rett is a streamliner owned and driven by Charles Nearburg, from Dallas, TX. It is named after his son Rett, who passed away. The car set an FIA record of 414.316 miles per hour.
The Save the Salt committee was on hand to educate the public about thedeteriorating condition of the Bonneville Salt Flats, a National Landmark. Miriam MacMillan (standing), Anne and Larry Lindsley (seated).
Bob & Chris at Wheel Smith was getting a lot of attention
So Cal Speed Shop’s Pete Chapouris, Andy Brizio and “Blackie” Gejeian .
Von Hot Rod had a booth for his pinstriping and he added stamped valve covers with embossed pinstriping into the metal. Contact, www.cfrperformance.com He also has beautiful pinstripe designs on brake caliper covers.
(L-R) Cool car builder Steve Moal, “Speed Demon” driver George Poteet, and landspeed racer Dennis Varni.
This all handmade wooden model was amazing. Jeff Hobgood therealwoodman.com is the artist. The Deuce Coupe he copied was in the booth next to the model.
Jeff Hobgood also made this solid wood table, like 2 huge pistons and rods!
Mary Ann & Jack Lawford’s HotRodHotLine.com booth was a cool place to hang out with (L-R) Melanie, Mary Ann, Anabel
The landspeed ’48 Triumph named The “Salt Ghost”.
Jacob Chaffers loves his new ride.
These are some of the people in the book “Show Car Dreams”. Back row from L-R, Roy Brizio, Rich Guasco, George Brancaccio , John Buck, Andy Brizio, Bill Moller , Greg Sharp, Dennis Varni, Rod Powell , Pete Chapouris.Front row from L-R, Sam Foose, "Junior" Conway, "Blackie" Gejeian , Cute Babe , Gene Winfield, Bob Reynolds, ??, Bob Laravee Sr
A flamed Deuce 3 window, with leopard interior? For a dog??
Wish I could do that.
This is Presli Laitinen, nice stripped pants.
The stripers Charity Auction raised money for a good cause.
GNRS awards to be won.
More views around building 4
America’s Most Beautiful Motorcycle (AMBM)
This sharp 1959 Triumph TR6 belongs to Bryan Thompson of Arroyo Grande, CA.
Ben Beck’s AMBM contestant was this 2011 Custom named “Nitemare”
Gino Llacqua’s AMBM contestant was this 2007 Pro-Street Chopper.
Dawndra Baldi’s AMBM contestant was this 2010 Custom Pro-Street Chopper.
Aki Sakamoto’s AMBM contestant was this 1968 Harley XLCH.
Bryan Cossette’s AMBM contestant was this 2004 Arlen Ness named “Tanzanite”.
AMBM contestant Paul Cavallo 1951 Harley Panhead
Steven Castillo’s AMBM contestant was this 2007 Harley Heritage Softail
Scott Laitinen’s AMBM contestant was this 2012 Custom
Donald Thornburg’s AMBM contestant was this 2012 Custom Softail
America’s Most Beautiful Motorcycle (AMBM) Trophy.
And the winner was!” Dawndra Baldi 2010 Custom Pro-Street Chopper.
This awesome ’64 Chevy belongs to Louie Lemas. He belongs to the talented car club Lifestyle, a Los Angeles car club with seventy members
Paul Michael Glaser, “Starsky” of “Starsky & Hutch”, with the car in the background
Scenes from the Motorcycle Building
Other Buildings & Outside
This radical hand built custom ’36 Ford “Aerosport” is owned by Eric Zausner of Oakland, CA. The builder is Steve Moal.
Travis Noack brought his tilt-front, ’56 Ford F-100 from Fullerton, CA
From Rancho Dominguez, CA. comes Rick Lorenzen and his Super Gas, Blown, ’40 Willys Coupe.
This very slick, channeled, extra-cab, Cadillac powered, ’30 Ford pickup. Owned by Todd Williams of Phoenix, AZ.
Don Lindfors’ ’29 Ford pickup with a little 347ci Ford engine.
This cool looking ’54 Merc Hardtop belongs to Allen Faltus from Ellensburg, WA.
Tuong Lai brought his sharp ‘57 Ford F-100 pickup from Oxnard, CA.
Jerry Logan’s “Lil” Red Truck is a ’34 Ford from Hillsboro, OR. Notice Ford didn’t lean the grille back on the pickups like they did on the ’34 cars.
This very “well dressed T” belongs to Bobby Hull of Pueblo, CO. Hey Bobby where do you carry the hockey stick?
Cruisin’ for a Cure was founded by a special lady, her name is Debbie Baker. This organization runs one of the biggest car shows and the money from this event helps to fund prostate cancer research.
This “Kool ‘35” is a ’35 Ford roadster owned by Doyle Gammell and the graphics are by Mr. Kelly.
This very hot ’40 Ford convertible belongs to Jerry Skelton.
Scenes from around the event.
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