I love the 67-72 and 73-87 C10 trucks, and I know I’m not alone. Lifted, lowered, rat rod or restored, show or race? Which is best? I’ll let you decide:
“VIP” has grown as a style from the days of big black, mostly stock-bodied Japanese sedans slammed on static suspension and big expensive wheels. Nowadays, pretty much any color and any make is fair game, as well as crazy body kits and loud details.
The new, “Imported from Detroit” Chrysler 300C looks natural dropped on flashy wheels.
The new Hyundai Genesis sedan sitting mean in a dark grey is another example of the new VIP.
Another Genesis sedan.
Fitment being on point is still a big part of the VIP trend as demonstrated on this VIP Y50, or Infiniti M45 as it is more commonly known.
Another Infiniti M45. What are your thoughts on these wheels?
The Lexus LS is a staple of the VIP trend.
A little more traditional style here!
Elvis Skender, founder of Stancenation had his brilliant Lexus LS400 on display in the excellent Toyo Tires Treadpass.
The new Lexus LS.
The term “Hot Rod” means many things to many people. To me today, for the sake of this post, mean roughly ’30s to ’40s cars and trucks modified in an appealing manner.
Side note: I do not know much about these old things. I can usually identify a Ford but that’s about it. Please comment with what a particular make and model is if you know it!
Silver Sedan: (Ford?)
Tradition flamed convertible: (Ford?)
This thing had many trick design features, note the pop-up headlight in the hood! (Ford?)
The E-stop Ford pickup.
Bagged ’33 Ford 2 door.
’33 Ford 2 Door coupe:
Another Ford Coupe:
Welderup Vegas had a bucnh of wicked Rods out front. This is “Quit your bitchin.”
The famous Welderup smoke machine, packing turbo-diesel power.
Here’s a link to the afore-mentioned burnout: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVOFWcXffs0
Welderup turbo diesel number dos.
Clean black and red sedan.
Guess what powered this little number?
A 2.3L Ecoboost 4 Cylinder!
Accuair fat fendered (Ford?)
This picture of this black and red sedan convertible is terrible but the car was immaculate!
You don’t see many convertible pickups!
This rust colored rod had a ton of cool touches!
The T-bucket roadster is a staple of the hot rod scene and this one had a;; the right mods!
Fenders work on this copper colored beauty!
Would you trust Honest Charley?
This Edelbrock equipped truck was immaculate!
Sema Action Network Ford Highboy.
Clean blue and cream Ford Highboy.
The Brookland Special.
I loved the chunky tires on this T-bucket.
As I said, help me identify these!
I’m looking at buying a car soon, and I keep gravitating back to the S197 Mustang. So, here are a few from my week in Vegas:
A few of the V6 rental car, which served us well as we put 1800 miles on the clock in a matter of days:
Meaty fitment on this Shelby:
Saleen’s take on the 2014:
Trufiber designed this conversion kit, where you can swap on the front end of the 11-12 onto the 05-09 model. Trick!
You look’ at me?
I much prefer the Gotta-have-it greenthis car originally was.
Galpin Auto Sports wicked widebody Cobra!
Bagged, boosted and blue.
The rear of the G.A.S. Cobra. Those hips!
Justin Pawlak’s “Sideways S197”. Those Weld wheels are cool.
Hotwheels demo Mustang, such a wild look!
Details of the Vorshlag built track hound.
The Instagram famous @dirtychamba lookin’ good out front.