Vehicle Builds Add Excitement

Jan 13, 2014

More than 50 project vehicles are already booked to appear at this year’s Hotrod & Restoration Trade Show and the new Restyling & Truck Accessories Trade Show, according Eric Saltrick, vice president of marketing at Steele Rubber Products and project vehicle program coordinator.

The Hotrod & Restoration Display Vehicle Program, which is sponsored by Denver, N.C.-based Steele Rubber for the fifth consecutive year, includes pre-1980 hot rods, street rods, muscle cars, classic trucks, customs, antiques and race cars.

This year’s lineup includes the most diverse variety of vehicles in the history of the program, according to Saltrick. Vehicles scheduled to roll into the exhibit hall in March include a 1928 Isotta Fraschini 8A SS by D&D Classic Auto Restorations in Covington, Ohio; a 1932 Ford Roadster by the Street Rod Foundation; a 1940 Ford Coupe by Truck and Roadsters by Bill in Gainesville, Mo.; a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air by Cool Hand Customs in Middleton, Wis.; a 1967 Mercury Cougar by Wild Wes Paintworks in Dover, Ohio; a 1969 Pontiac Firebird by Zinger Customs in Kendallville, Ind.; and a 1978 Chevrolet El Camino by The Garaj Mahal in Greenback, Tenn.

The deadline for project vehicle proposals is Feb. 28, so there’s still time for hot rod builders to send in last-minute submissions.

Hot rod builders interested in displaying a vehicle at the 2014 Hotrod & Restoration Trade Show should call Saltrick at 704-483-9343, ext. 219, or email him at [email protected].

The Hotrod & Restoration Trade Show and the new Restyling & Truck Accessories Trade Show, which are scheduled for March 26-28 at the Indianapolis Convention Center, are presented byPerformance & Hotrod Business and Restyling & Truck Accessories magazines.