Don't Miss the SAN at the "Grand Daddy" of Car Shows
Have you heard of the Grand National Roadster Show? Now in its 67th year and once known as the Oakland Roadster Show, this event is said to be the longest running indoor car show in the world. The SEMA Action Network (SAN) will have a vehicle display near the Save the Salt booth in Building 9. It will include SAN Director Colby Martin’s homebuilt 1931 Ford Model A coupe and a replica Cobra roadster. The recently completed Model A hot rod will stand as a visual symbol for show attendees of the types of vehicles and equipment that many states seek to restrict and regulate. Meanwhile, the Cobra will highlight the new landmark SAN-supported federal law that will enable hobbyists to purchase turn-key replica cars starting in 2017.
If you make it to the Fairplex in Pomona, please stop by to see these cars and learn more about the SAN’s efforts to keep vehicles like them on the road. Bring a friend with you, as free posters featuring Colby’s illustration of the 1931 coupe (shown here) and other information will be given out at the display. The event runs from Friday, January 29 through Sunday, January 31. Full details here: http://rodshows.com/gnrs/index.html
Click here for the complete list of Legislative Action Alerts.
One might not expect to find a musclecar enthusiast, mechanic, gas station attendant and former racer to be found in Brazil, but Mike Aguilar made the move there three years ago. “I grew up around cars and was raised around my father's Chevron stations from the late ‘60s and through the ‘80s,” Mike explains. “He ended up having three in my lifetime and all were around the area of Mountain View, California. From this experience, I mainly learned about OEM applications, not performance—unless a customer brought in something special, like the Lamborghini and Porsche one had.” His first memories of working on cars were those produced in the ‘50s and ‘60s. Memories of giving his first "full tune-up" to Mrs. Fulghum's 54 Studebaker at age seven was certainly a highlight. Aguilar recalls sitting on the car’s inner fender well learning the process from his father, who was suddenly called away by another customer. “I just read the book and followed the directions, so to speak,” says Mike. “I gapped and installed the plugs, installed and set the points followed by the cap and wires. I just went from there.”