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2015 Fairlane Nationals in Kingsport, Tennessee

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2015 Fairlane Nationals in Kingsport, Tennessee

 2015 Fairlane Nationals   –   Kingsport, Tennessee    Kingsport, Tennessee   –   June...

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Goodguys Great Northwest Nationals

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Goodguys Great Northwest Nationals

       Spokane, Washington   –   August 15-17,...

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Portland Swap Meet

Posted by on Mar 13, 2014 in Events | 0 comments

Portland Swap Meet

  Portland, Oregon   –   Rhino Fabrication booth We are headed to the Swap Meet at the Portland Expo Center  and will be in building D space 3067. We will be bringing some product for sale but our space is limited, so if there is something specific you need give us a call in advance. We are offering our new 62-65 Fairlane, 62-63 Meteor Dash Pads that we have worked on over the winter months.  These pads are manufactured using a vinyl skin back filled with a flexible foam to look and feel just like the factory pads.  We now have new thermal formed ABS Fairlane Kick Panels with speaker pods to offer as well. Our 56 Fairlane Dash pads formed with a Madrid Grain will be debuting also.  These have proved to be very popular since their recent launch and those should be very popular at the Swap Meet. Our brand new BB Ford Fan Shrouds have been selling like crazy so we plan to bring a few extras of those as well.  They fit the FE 390, 427, 428 Engines in the late 60’s. We are hoping that the sun will be out for the weekend, probably being overly optimistic but since we are inside it will be great either way.  Hope to see you there! Come ck out what we have to offer and say hello.  Tell us what you need in the way of parts, maybe they are on our short list as well.   Portland Sway Meet   –   Rhino Fabrication Booth Portland Swap Meet   –   April 4-6...

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Goodguys West Coast Nationals

Posted by on Aug 25, 2013 in Events | 0 comments

Goodguys West Coast Nationals

Goodguys West Coast Nationals   –   Pleasanton, California   Traveling 9 hours down the highway towing our trailer full of products and contemplating our upcoming weekend always allows me time to decompress from the preparation for the trip. Since my son Chase and I run this business as a team we also get to enjoy each other’s company and share perspectives along the way. As I grow, shall I say more mature, I become more and more energized by the young members of our hobby and their enthusiasm to learn our crafts. When allowed to share in the culture that we older members have enjoyed for our entire lives, the younger set seems to launch into completely new horizons that we never imagined possible. I must say that our visit to the Goodguys Rod and Custom West Coast Nationals in Pleasanton, California this past summer certainly confirmed my belief that the hobby will survive long after the plank holders have moved on. The same passion that motivated us years ago still exists in the hearts and minds of today’s younger attendees. I witnessed interaction between the ages that was completely refreshing. The Alameda County Fairgrounds event is an older venue with a very cool flavor for the cars and patrons it was attracting this particular weekend. There was a complete spectrum of vehicles for our review. As always there were the extremely high dollar rides that arrived on trailers, as well as a few drivers that limped in under construction. I must say that the overall quality of the vehicles on hand was exceptional. As always in sunny California the sheer volume of open topped cars was phenomenal. Since we are from the Pacific Northwest it is a change of pace to be surrounded by so many open cars, many that are driven regularly. Chase and I were happy to engage more than a few individuals willing to discuss their construction secrets relating to the 29 Ford Special Coupe that we have in the planning stages. Add to that the numerous vendors displaying so many cool products at our disposal and needless to say we came away with renewed excitement towards our project. As in past shows where we have displayed our Dash Pads and these seemed to be the items of interest. Our commitment to quality production was recognized by many and the feedback from customers was greatly appreciated by us. We came away with so many new products that need to be produced in our shop. One in particular was the 65-66 Galaxie dash pads and the 66-67 Fairlane dash pads. They are in the stages leading to production so please be patient; it is an involved process to get it correct. The weather was very cooperative for the entire weekend and I must say that the staff of Goodguys Rod and Custom organized this event to excellence. Since we were not familiar with Pleasanton from a vendor aspect we were thrilled at how easy it was to set up, commute, enter and park. The organizers even supplied a secure area for our trailer during the show, how cool is that! With that being said we had more time to enjoy the show. The weekend flew by and before we knew it we were again headed northbound back...

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Flashback Cruz

Posted by on Aug 4, 2013 in Events | 0 comments

Flashback Cruz

 Flashback Cruz   –   Bend Oregon 2013 proved to be another great year for the Central Oregon Flashback Cruz held each August and hosted by the Central Oregon Classic Chevy Club. This is always a very popular gathering.  Most attendees are from the Pacific Northwest but there is always representation from the Canadian contingent as well as a few entries from Idaho, Colorado, Nevada and of course California.  With the sunny skies of the high desert, the laid back atmosphere, and endless recreation opportunities it is no wonder this event reaches near maximum capacity every year. The three day event draws excellent entries, owners, and their families from every walk of life.   The main display of vehicles takes place on Saturday in downtown Bend, Oregon.  Vehicles are on display in Drake Park, located along the banks of the Deschutes River.  The lush grass and numerous shade trees of the expansive city park offer an outstanding display for street rods, customs, classics, retros, rat rods, as well as outstanding daily drivers.  With the gorgeous Cascade Mountain Peaks silhouetted just west of the city and unlimited activities available this has become one of the finest hot rod venues in the Northwest.  The usually dry, warm climate of the Oregon High Desert is just right for enjoying your favorite vintage or classic vehicle. Because of the unique location in the heart of the community there are endless boutiques and shops, fine dining, micro breweries, museums, and other attractions located within walking distance from the event.  Free admission and the proximity to downtown seems to enhance the interest of spectators that otherwise might not take in such an event.  It is always fun to see visitors that are getting a new introduction to the excitement we car junkies live for, beautiful rides. Saturday evening the streets of downtown Bend are reserved for Flashback Cruz entrants to gather again for a cruise and to display their vehicles.  It always proves to be the highlight of the weekend and a chance to enjoy a dinner, or a cold beverage with friends, new and old while watching the cruise. The Flashback Cruz should be near the top of your list of events to experience.  The unencumbered, non pretentious, low profile personality of this gathering keep this one of the best kept secrets for automotive events today.  It will not be long before this gathering outgrows the current location so make your move to enjoy it soon. Look us up, it is our hometown, Tim Bend, Oregon   –   August 2-4,...

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Goodguys Pacific Northwest Nationals

Posted by on Jul 21, 2013 in Events | 0 comments

Goodguys Pacific Northwest Nationals

Puyallup, Washington    –    July 19-21, 2013 The Goodguys show in Puyallup is one of our favorites because of the casual and the small community atmosphere. We arrived to the show early Friday morning and most of the crowd had not yet had their morning coffee, let alone arrived at the venue. We had a brief chance to look around the Fairgrounds at what had rolled in the night before and others that were currently streaming through the gates. The place was coming alive before our eyes with row after row of excellent rods. We hurried back to our booth excited to have the chance to engage some of our customers. It was a rather cool morning and after 30 minutes of minimal foot traffic the flood gates opened, without realizing what had happened we were barraged by friends and interested patrons. It was at first totally overwhelming, the amount of interest in our products had mushroomed. In time Chase and I adjusted to the speed of the show and within just a couple of hours had a handle on the pulse of the event. We learned that the attention to quality and detail we find paramount is indeed appreciated by customers and future customers, and the fact that our products are USA Made Products is highly respected, even by our friends outside the confines of our US Boarders. The display of the 1955-1957 Chevrolet Pick- Up Dash Pad was a complete success. The excitement that the prototype generated was more than even we had imagined. Next spring will be even more fun to watch the roll out of that pad and the 62 -65 Fairlane Dash Pad. All of the products displayed within our booth found someone who was interested. From the fan shrouds, console box liners, to our kick panels with speaker pods built in each generated interest because of the quality materials and attention to detail we incorporate. Puyallup in itself is an excellent venue, facilitated and executed to perfection by both the Goodguy’s and the Fairground’s staff. The grounds are old school which in itself leads to the flavor of the event, combine the vintage rides and the attitude of the patrons and you have the recipe for one great weekend. The small community of Puyallaup that is home to the Washington State Fair Event Center is both friendly and simple to navigate. All the elements such as entering and departing the event are so easy. Parking was free and literally directly across the street from the gates. This truly was my kind of show. The best element of The Pacific Northwest Nationals was the continued cruise that takes place the entire weekend. Since our location was on the cruise route we enjoyed a semi constant stream of vehicles for our enjoyment. There was every kind of ride represented, drop tops, fat fendered, stock restorations, classic, high dollar, armature, rat rod, retro, if you could imagine it there was probably on in attendance. Our future will most certainly bring us back to Puyallup for another great adventure soon. We hope that our Canadian friends will continue to represent their contingent and that more and more individuals share their passion for the hobby. Hope to see you all there. Tim Puyallup, Washington    –   ...

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