Rev Up Your New Year with the First Major Indoor Car Show of 2015!
See Warren Johnson's Pro Stock as one of our featured cars!
The Winter Rod and Speed Show presented by Burgerville is scheduled for January 3, 2015 from 9am to 7pm just two days after New Years. The show is shaping up to be another great one as we have quite a few new entries that have never been seen before as well as some of the "best of" that have been with us in previous years.
Headling our show is a car that originates from Sugar Hill, GA and was driven by one of NHRA's greatest drivers of all time. That of course is none other that WJ himself Warren Johnson who has given us his blessing to display his last car that he won an NHRA World Championship in. The display is made possible by our friends at A1 Transmission and rumor has it that Steve from A1 will be allowing kids to get in the car and get their photo taken in the historical race car.
Our other headliner is a local car which was signed up months in advance to take center stage but sadly the owner of the car, Mike Vogler, suddenly passed away since then. Fortunately, the family has agreed to bring the car to the show as a memorial to Mike and the Winter Rod and Speed Show will be dedicated to Mike's memory.
Returning is legenday automotive artist Kenny Youngblood (see below), a giant model car contest including nationally known model car figure Ed January, lots of vendors, great food and Mago the Parrott for the kids!
Bring the Kiddos to Meet "Mango the Parrot" and get a free Hot Wheel car! It's a fun day for all ages!
Remember that a portion of the proceeds go to The Children's Cancer Association, there will be a giant food drive and there is plenty of free parking. And speaking of free we will be giving a free Hot Wheel car to the first 150 kids! It's affordable family fun so don't forget to bring the kids or the grandkids for a day at the show.
Kenny Youngblood Returns as Celebrity Guest!
Drag Racing Hall of Fame and world renowned motorsports artist Kenny Youngblood will be our celebrity guest at the 2014 Winter Rod and Speed Show presented by Burgerville.
This is a tremendous honor to once again have someone of Kenny talent and stature at our show as he is arguably one of the biggest names in the sport that is not a driver in racing. Kenny is the "painter of the stars" and has designed some of the most iconic race cars in the history of drag racing along with mind blowing paintings and other work seen in national magazines and movies. Some of Kenny's work include Don Prudhomme's Army Monza, Tom McEwen's funny cars, the Snake and Mongoose logos, the Blue Max and many more very recognizable cars. But, probably the most seen car Kenny has designed is the ZZ Top "Eliminator" Street Rod as seen on the famous ZZ Top album cover and video.
Kenny is still active in the sport today and at the show, Kenny will custom design a car picture for show patrons to take home free of charge. The pictures measure 11x17 and are similar to the photo above. If you got one last year you have four more to choose from this year!
Car exhibitors that want him to draw a cartoon of their hot rod, can have it done for a fee while he is at the show. The fee is arranged directly between the artist and the car exhibitor. Click here to contact us for an appointment time.
Car Exhibitor Information
The Winter Rod and Speed Show presented by Burgerville is scheduled for January 3, 2015. Now that we won't have any more 80 degree days it's time to start planning for next years show. We will have information on the event as it becomes available. Car exhibitor applications can be down loaded here. Car registration applications are also available at NAPA in Albany, A Step Above Hobbies in Albany and the Filling Station in Lebanon
There is no deadline but the show eventually fills up so get your application in soon!
To see photos from the 2014 show please go to PDX Car Culture HERE