Stop #2 was the Peppermill casino parking lot. This was one of the “officially sanctioned” stops, so there were a few hundred cars on display at this show. I didn’t bother going to the biggest show at the Grand Sierra, because it was a madhouse, and I didn’t go downtown, because that’s always a mess. These few that I went to were enough for me, though. If you’ve seen one parking lot full of hot rods, you’ve pretty much seen them all. The doors at the Peppermill are tinted red, so I thought I’d snap a photo through them. It’s weird.
Why yes, I do, in fact.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen a Nomad in person before. This was pretty cool.
SO MANY TRI-FIVES.
The world needs more Pontiac enthusiasts.
And Buick performance cars.
This was a really cool old Willys. On modern rubber like this one, I bet they can get through most anything life can throw at you.
My fiberglass volkswagen with 50 horsepower is a HOT ROD!
These Corvair folks all parked together. Check the tags.
Every TRUCK needs a flat six!
‘Vair Turbo. But not just any ‘Vair Turbo.
A Corvair Monza Spyder Turbo
Yeah, this is cool.
Don’t see Packards very often. I was so awestruck, this was the only photo I got of it.
Neat road-racer replica. I don’t think this car ever actually raced, but I could be wrong. Nice Monte Carlo bar, though.
The Riverside decal is a nice touch, too.
This truck was cool, but it might have been trying just a little too hard.
My 50 horsepower fiberglass Porsche replica is a HOT ROD!
This nose and the ghost flames had me gagging. Poor-vette.
GT350 Replica. Mostly convincing, but not convincing enough for this eagle-eye.
I really dug this BelAir.
This guy had business cards printed up with his website on them. I… Um…
More Bonny love.
Didn’t Finnegan buy one of these once?
The Strip Teaser (1)
Daytona wing car.
This Cheyenne was effing perfect. Gorgeous truck.
It grabs air, call it the air grabber, duh.
Wrong show, buddy. Hard to pass up taking a picture of an MGA on Panasports, though.
All my friends drive these, apparently.
Why are all these stock brits showing up at hot rod shows?
That’s more like it. #Camero #JailCar
Beautifully patinated paint.