. September was a busy month for me and the C.C. Coupe. Between Goodguys Indy and The Rodder's Journal Revival, I slept in my own bed twice during the last two weeks of the month. As crazy as it was, I had a ton of fun and met boat loads of great people along the way. Since I'm more a picture guy, I thought I would post a pic thread about the road trips and the fun that was had. I was a little disappointed to find out that I could not get any of the pics I took through instagram to post here for some reason. There were some good shots that I had to leave out. If you want to see them check out dpg4410 on instagram. The first day of the trip was Thursday Sept 19th. I rolled into Indy and headed over to JoKerr Fabrication. We had a little prep work to get the car ready for the Goodguys Hot rod of the Year on Friday morning. Unfortunately, almost all of my HROTY pictures were taken on instargram. The HROTY includes a drive out to a lunch stop that is a guys house. he has a fully functional '50's style diner and gas station in his back yard. the place is amazing and the burgers were great. From there we drove to Muncie Dragway for an 1/8 mile pass. Here are a few from the track taken by Kirk Jones. I was the last car in the staging lanes and as you can see in the pic of me in the burn out box, the rain started right before I got to my pass. I did a hell of burnout and came out of the box almost sideways. The track officials let us stage and then roll down the track for the photo op. I was bummed as I wanted to let it rip and see what she'd do. After Muncie we had approx 60 mile cruise back to the speedway for a cruise around the track and our final check point. This is when the rain came and I mean CAME. It was raining buckets for miles and miles. The drive sucked and I was in a coupe. I really felt sorry for the roadster guys. About 25 miles out of Indy the rain let up a little and I was hammer down on the highway. Then, out of no where the car died... WTF. I had driven over 4,000 trouble free miles in the coupe this summer and it decides to die NOW - in the last leg of the HROTY?!?! Oh, well it was a minor problem and my buddy Willie Trump came to my rescue. I rolled back into Indy at 6:45 officially disqualified from the competition for not making the last check point in time. The next morning Willie and I headed into the show and entered the "Deuce Doings" section. While hanging out there this French guy walks over and asked if he could shoot Willies roadster and my coupe for his magazine. He hands us a copy and it is very nicely done. It's thick, printed on good paper and is full of great photography. Too bad we couldn't read a lick of it as it is printed in french. Anyways the shoot took place and Didier says we should expect between 10 and 12 pages of coverage in "American Muscle Cars Magazine". Goin' International baby!!! Didier doing his thing... One I shot over his shoulder... The highlight of the show for me on Saturday was my friends Kirk Brown (Crafty B) and his wife Donelle (Stitch) being chosen as a top 5 in the HROTY contest. The cast aluminum work Kirk does is simply amazing. Donelle did the top and the seats using leather from the cushions of their couch. The whole was done starting with a VERY rough '32 roadster body and a $7,000 budget! Here is a killer shot of Crafty B making his pass at Muncie. Photo again by Kirk Jones. Willy Trump's JoKerr built '32 Roadster also won a "One Fine Deuce Award". WAY TO GO GUYS!!! That night was JoKerr's Hot Rod Gathering at his shop. The event was very well attended and everyone had a fun. I had a great time making some new friends and hanging out with some old ones. Josh Shaw brought out a few toys and cackled several vintage sprint, midget, and Indy cars though out the night. The movie "Deuce of Spades" was then shown drive-in style on a huge inflatable movie screen in the field next door. Being braindead from a busy day, I forgot to take pictures. I did snap this one of Jo's shop after the party. These are just some of the Vintage cars on hand. Sunday was another great day at the show. That afternoon I bolted 6 hours home to prepare for the Rodder's Journal Revival the following week.