Portland Roadster Show 2012….Part Two

The Portland Roadster Show opened to the public last Friday at noon and ran until 7:00 Sunday night. It draws around 40,000 through the gate each day and with 500 custom, restored, classic and beautiful cars…there are some incredible cars to see and drool over…it is a fun show as we have gone enough that we know some of the people and that makes it special to us.

I love seeing the new cars that come to the show with the various modifications and the creative touches…however it is hard to leave our display as Wild Bill is always in demand to talk to about either restoring someones car or building a dream car or doing a frame off restoration on a car that has been in the family for years, so each night when we leave for the hotel we walk a different route so that we can see more of the cars.

Before I show you some of those I want to show you the 1956 F-100 that we took and also a few more pictures of  the 1972 Bronco…they both won Best of Class in their classes which was awesome for the owners and awesome for us too:)  It is fun for us when the owners tag along with us to show their cars as we have a chance to know them more as friends and share some laughs and memories plus we get to share in their joy when they win!

1956 F-100

The Roadster Show was the F-100’s first show debut…Wild Bill was still putting the last bolts into the hood after we got it unloaded…it is that fresh of a build….in fact it is back in our shop today as we have to finish the wiring yet. It was a show stopper as the color is incredible…the silver looks like chrome in person under the lights…and we used a blend of colors in the blue FORD on the tailgate that makes it pop out.

I love how the motor reflects into the firewall…and the glow of the unusual color as it shines like a jewel. Winning Best of Class was the icing on the cake for Stan and Marie…we were thrilled to see Stan float up to the stage to accept his award. He was here today in the shop to see WB and he is still floating:)

We had a perfect amount of space to display both vehicles in a good way…and parking at a slant was good too as it was not the usual line of parked cars…I like different:)

Look at the color of the Bronco, it is a custom color…in person it is even prettier and has incredible depth…almost like it is 3D…winning Best of Class two years in a row is very cool:)

Lots of colors and various styles of cars…

I love this car…very rare…and the color is gorgeously incredible!

And this car was in your face…outrageous and my hubby loved it.

And then we found this one that emanates “Bad To The Bone.”

I love the paint and the flames…and the look:)

“Quit taking my picture Cowgirl…Grrrrr”…he really doesn’t mean it:)

I took a picture of this very cool Chev. Pick Up as the color on it is British Racing Green. We are considering painting “Jagged” this color as he is a

1928 Dodge Coupe with a V-12 British Jag motor in him, compliments of Wild Bill. Until we saw this color, we were leaning towards black. Now we are re-considering…what do you think?

This morning when we woke up,  “Hello Winter…sorry to tell ya but Spring is here…so vamoose!”

 Have a Fantastic Friday wherever you are…I took a bunch of cool pictures coming home from Portland…so stay tuned:)

And yes I’m still a Cowgirl…just have a bit of Hot Rod too:)

23 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. wendy@chezchloe
    Mar 26, 2012 @ 04:10:10

    Ok… honestly roadster shows aren’t totally my thing. Although we were staying in Chichester England a few falls ago and enjoyed seeing the cars around for the Goodwood Festival. And not to sound daft, but I do love how all the colors in your photos stand out!



  2. cowgirliz
    Mar 23, 2012 @ 20:51:16

    I love the idea of that color green on your ’28 Dodge. It would be so hot. Or hawt as the kids are saying.

    Love the ‘Vettes, have a ’79… needs work but it’s still fun to drive. Someday, when we’re not dumping money into horses, we’ll get a new set of pipes on it and it will even sound like a Corvette again.

    Then there is the Avanti in the barn, sitting there doing nothing… someday it will get it’s makeover and I will get to drive it.

    Horses, Rods and Hogs are all good! It’s just about being able to go what speed you want to.



    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Mar 23, 2012 @ 22:21:23

      Me too…way cool on the 79:) I have long legs and a Corvette was made for that….I can sit so very comfy in them! I hear ya on horses and all that it takes…part of it…and doing it right:):):) Have a good sunny weekend….we actually had sun today…it was heaven!



  3. Heather @ SugarDish(Me)
    Mar 23, 2012 @ 16:54:31

    I could show you a picture of our old rail buggy, but it’s a visual hunk a junk compared to these beauties. But also tons of fun and our pride and joy. Thanks for sharing these with us!



  4. The View Out Here
    Mar 23, 2012 @ 16:54:01

    The paint color on our hitch wagon, when we still had the Belgian geldings, was called British Racing Green though it was much, much darker. I think the BRG color on the Chev pickup is fitting for your ’28 Dodge – I like it. Looks like you guys had a blast…can’t wait to see your pics from the road trip home!



  5. onespoiledcat
    Mar 23, 2012 @ 13:24:34

    Looks like a FABULOUS show! Love all the photos and descriptions – I vote for British racing green by the way for your 1928 Dodge Coupe – – – it’s a GORGEOUS look.

    Pam (and Sam peeking over my shoulder)



    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Mar 23, 2012 @ 16:52:25

      It was a fanfabulous show Sam and Pam…Minnie was not impressed but she is happy now that we are back home:) I love the green too for the Jag…I have come to appreciate cool cars….when we first got married I had no clue…but WB loves building them….he truly has a gift of doing it…and I am a big supporter…so is Minnie:) Have a good evening tonight with some good kitty loving too:)



  6. campfireshadows
    Mar 23, 2012 @ 11:35:23

    No wonder you call yourself the hot rod cowgirl! Nice trucks!



  7. jesusknowsmyname
    Mar 23, 2012 @ 09:43:32

    Go for that green–it is smokin’ hot! I like to look at restored cars also, don’t know nuttin about motors/engines?, but I like seeing the colors and styles. I aways have said that it really doesn’t matter what sort of car one drives as long as it gets you from point A to point B, but wow, I can see what a sweet, fun ride it would be go in style! (personally I want either a new VW or a classic Jag–I’m easy to please.) 😉

    BTW, all the post updates from my Followers have been going into my e-mail Spam folder, and I just figured it all out this morning. So, I apologize for neglecting you. I was wondering why my inbox was so empty! (duh). I’m slowly getting around to everyone. Hopefully, I have the problem resolved, but just to be sure I’ll be checking my Spam file everytime I check e-mail.



    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Mar 23, 2012 @ 16:47:40

      When I married Wild Bill I knew nothing about cool cars…hot rods..classics…etc. We both had Corvettes…mine was a 1964 Coupe and his was a 1966 Coupe…way back when they did not cost what they do today.I paid $3500 for mine and he paid $2600 for his…if we had them both now together they would be valued at around $200 grand…I loved my 64:) I had lots of horses and was the true cowgirl when I fell in love with WB…he actually was both a cowboy and had grown up in his Dad’s shop with cool cars…I love them too…nothing wrong with having your usual get around car and then for fun having your fun car:) I agree on the color for Jagged…I think that green rocks..Jesus rides horses and am sure he has a very cool hot rod too:)



  8. creativenoshing
    Mar 23, 2012 @ 09:13:31

    Loved the F150. Gorgeous. You guys do good work…but then again you know that already.



    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Mar 23, 2012 @ 09:16:30

      Thank you and it always helps to hear from others that we are doing it ok:) Wild Bill loves what he does…one of these days I will do a post on what the before truly looks like…:)



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