Hot Rods Of This And That On HRCG!

Hot Rods of this and that on HRCG is another segment of photos taken the last few years and it may explain the Hot Rod Cowgirl name of my blog.


If you are a serious car guy you will love this post…you can double-click on my photos and they will enlarge:)


In this post I want to share some of the restored vehicles that my hubby has created for our customers.


I hope you enjoy seeing a few of these incredible restorations, custom builds and amazing rides.


Hang on and here we go…Zoom Zoom!


We attend many car shows during the year to display our workmanship and to showcase the vehicles. This is our display at the Portland Roadster Show…we often showcase some of the recent customer vehicles to show the quality of the restorations we do…and people love to walk through our 30′ car trailer as we have photos displayed inside of various cars we have restored and built. We run videos of the vehicles through out the restoration…some restorations have 1000 hours in them from start to finish.


Portland was the beginning of many large car shows to follow…


As well as summer shows that are held in smaller towns with a sense of community and country fun…often the shows attract well over 350 cars with the show held in the downtown area which is nice, we women can shop!

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The photo above is one of my favorites. It was taken at the Portland Roadster Show the year we took 10 of our customer vehicles that WB restored…every car you see was restored and rebuilt to perfection. We brought home 12 trophies that year!


The first year we attended the Portland Roadster Show, we took three of our restorations to display etc. I had been diagnosed with bc a few weeks before the show…WB said no we can not go…I told WB nope we are going to the show! This is the part of the business that is my part, I had approached the Roadster Show about coming…and it was an honor to be chosen to display our work and we were going!


Only the vehicles which show complete perfection are selected to attend…so in a way you have already won to a degree if you are chosen to display your cars. We had six customer restorations displayed at the 2010 Roadster Show…we won six classes and brought home six trophies!


 WB is giving me “The Look” as  he does not like me taking pictures of him….ha! The cars right behind him were our display that first year…1931 Blue Ford Tudor…1948 Red Chev. Pick Up…1946 Ford Tudor with the flames. Guess what? All three vehicles won Best Of Class in their respective classes and that is out of 550 cars, it was the 50th Portland Roadster Show! We were so pumped!!!


I love this 1946 Ford Tudor, it’s a go fast and has all the comforts of today’s car, plus WB’s flames…and Wild Bill is famous for his signature flames!


 Mr. Blue has won six times at the Roadster Show with us over the years…this 1931 Ford Tudor is incredibly cool!


Another one of my favorites and I would LOVE to drive it:)


TV interview day in the Secret Lab with Wild Bill! I love this…my entire married life to WB I have waited for this to happen! I love seeing WB get credit for the work he has done over many years….and I love seeing him talk…hee-hee…he is not a talker and was a nervous wreck!


My hubby is MacGyver to the car world as he has the vision to see a rusted pile of junk restored into a regal vehicle.


The first night of set up at a smaller show of 200 cars….we took the Ford Tudor to display and also some of our flame plates. Wild Bill does a lot of flame plates for the customers in their choice of colors so they can see the color and decide if it is the right one for their car.


I am planning to do a post on one vehicle with before photos and during photos…


This GTO had major rust and the quarter panels had to be changed as well as the floor of the entire vehicle.


And after photos so you can see the process…as it is amazing!


Hang on as we are going to switch gears grabbing more horsepower!


Whew this tire cleaning is hard work and I need a break…


Ahhhh…just what I needed:)


Have a great weekend! HRCG over and out for now…but never for long!

25 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. tchistorygal
    Mar 12, 2014 @ 20:17:49

    How cool that you both love doing this. My hubby would love to be a car guy, but he hires out all the work. He’s had 3 older cars, and an old motor home. We enjoy car shows as well. 🙂



  2. Jonathan Caswell
    Mar 03, 2014 @ 14:43:26

    Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:



  3. lilmisspoutine
    Mar 02, 2014 @ 19:15:21

    Hello Hot Rod Cowgirl,

    I’ve nominated you for the Seven-Awards-in-One Award. Full details may be found here:

    Congratulations and keep those stories coming!



    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Mar 04, 2014 @ 18:01:14

      Thank you so much for the nomination:) I will get to working on it…it might take a couple of weeks but I will post it:) I enjoy your blog and it is nice to meet and connect via cyberspace. Have a perfectly warm peaceful night…today we had sunshine…wow it felt good and looked great:)



      • lilmisspoutine
        Mar 04, 2014 @ 18:02:51

        thanks, Hot Rod Cowgirl! we had a freak snowstorm today for a couple of hours now, but it’s stopped. can’t wait for spring!


      • Hot Rod Cowgirl
        Mar 04, 2014 @ 18:51:22

        Me too….it seems the winter has been longer here…I feel for the poor weathermen as they try to forecast it right but Mother Nature seems off…it will be great to have the extra daylight beginning this Sunday morning:) I hope your snow melts and Spring will show her face!


      • lilmisspoutine
        Mar 04, 2014 @ 18:53:01

        oh, it has already melted. snow rarely sticks around for long in Vancouver. 🙂 and thanks for reminding me, I forgot about the Spring Forward this weekend!


      • Hot Rod Cowgirl
        Mar 04, 2014 @ 19:21:17

        We actually hit 63 degrees today…yah it was great:) I had to travel about 80 miles from here and having my sunglasses on was glorious:) I am sending that nice warm air your way!


      • lilmisspoutine
        Mar 04, 2014 @ 19:22:18

        thank you! wow, that *is* very warm for winter!!


  4. Nylabluesmum
    Mar 02, 2014 @ 13:41:52

    WOW those cars are beautiful HRCG!! Love the Zoom Zoom car!! That blue Ford Tudor is something else too!! Your hubby is a very talented man!
    LOL cars & horses; can’t go wrong there!
    Sherri-Ellen xo



  5. SwittersB
    Mar 01, 2014 @ 08:31:23

    What amazing talent and passion. I have zero talent for such things. But, I have always appreciated it. There is a renovated car show near our house each year in July in Portland…near NE 122 & Sandy Blvd. I usually try to attend for the nostalgia and the age group is close to mine. We also frequent a nearby tavern (The Wooden Chicken) that is replete with older car buffs. How nice of you to sing the praises of WB.



    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Mar 01, 2014 @ 11:24:21

      In early marriage when he brought home a rusty car that he got a good deal, I thought it was to far gone….then he restored it and I could not get over it, it was beautiful. He is creative and often if he can not find a fender or etc. he fabricates one. I love the cars, they are fun and nice to listen too. The car show sounds fun and we will have to check out the Wooden Chicken when we travel to Portland. I can’t help but admire his work and the hours upon hours he puts into the restoration for the customer…we both care for our customers as their dream vehicle is important, sometimes we have vehicles that Grandpa bought new or other family memories and it is fun to see the customer smiling when their baby is done:)



  6. Jim Bluhm
    Mar 01, 2014 @ 07:51:27

    The photo of our three red cars is one of my favorites.



  7. lilmisspoutine
    Mar 01, 2014 @ 01:29:08

    awesome looking hot rods!



  8. neilirving
    Mar 01, 2014 @ 01:21:03

    Incredible cars I’m sat at my desk in work and I can almost smell and hear them lovely motors



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