Saturday, September 20, 2014

More Pics of the '65 VW




Finally had the opportunity to take some pictures of my newly acquired 1965 VW Beetles interior. The car is very clean and complete for being almost 50 years old. The last picture is of the roof rack I just assembled and installed on the car last night.

The Suede and Chrome crew will be heading to Sidney, Ohio today for the Rebel Run, Kokomo, Indiana next Friday night for the Oktoberfest VW show, and Gas City and Fairmount, Indiana next Saturday for the Ducktail Run and James Dean Festival.. We also plan to hit a couple smaller local shows in the next couple of weeks as well....look for a lot of pictures in the weeks to come.

We will also posts any upgrades and/or mods that take place with the VW.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

New Addition to the Suede and Chrome Garage

Well, I've always wanted a vintage beetle, and this week, I was able to find one. A 1965 Java Green VW that is in very good condition. According to the previous owner, I may only be the 3rd owner of the car.
 The car reminds me of my childhood. My father had a black Beetle when I was small enough to ride in the small space behind the back seat. My aunt who was 10 years older than me, had a light blue beetle when she was in high school. I have really enjoyed driving it this week, and plan to use it as my daily driver.


My mother, holding my younger brother, and I standing in front of my father's Beetle in the early 1970's.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Last Post from 2014 Relix Riot















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Peroxide Blonde in a Hopped-Up Model Ford - Brian Setzer

Well I went out a cattin’ on a Friday night
I was dressed to kill, I wasn’t lookin’ for a fight.
I looked in the mirror, just a waitin’ for the light,
I saw a hot chick that really looked right.

I’m draggin’, draggin’ down main once more,
With a peroxide blonde in a hopped up Model Ford.
Now I’m draggin’, draggin’ down main once more,
With a peroxide blonde in a hopped up Model Ford.

Well I pulled on over, she asked me for a ride,
She moved real close, side by side.
I looked out the window and to my surprise,
It was a hot rod Ford just a passin’ me by.

I’m draggin’, draggin’ down main once more,
With a peroxide blonde in a hopped up Model Ford.

Well we drove down Main, just to make a scene.
I barked my tire when the light turned green.
I slapped it to the floor, let out on the clutch.
What was left on the road, well it wasn’t very much.
We flew out of town, we were side by side,
Twin carburetors were open wide.
Tires that smoked, engine started to whine
I tell ya, that blonde left me way behind.

I’m draggin’, draggin’ down main once more,
With a peroxide blonde in a hopped up Model Ford.
Now I’m never, never ever, draggin’ down Main no more,
With a peroxide blonde in a hopped up Model Ford.