A BIG THANKS TO EVERYONE THAT MADE THE WINTER ROD AND SPEED SHOW A HOME RUN
Every year we start with an empty building and wonder how we will top last year's show. But just like every year we topped it again. We had a solid line of people from 9AM until 3 PM until it slowed down and there were breaks in the line to get in. Affordable family fun and the Children's Cancer Association wins again!
As for the cars, we heard nothing but good comments all day about the quality of the show. The line to get a customized Kenny Youngblood poster never stopped and the good news is he's coming back next year as will the Rat Rod and Mini Truck show in the second building. It was all a GIANT Success.
A giant thanks to everyone that attended, showed a car, had a vendor space, sponsored the event or helped out!
To see photos from the 2014 show please go to PDX Car Culture HERE
It's Affordable Family Fun!
Winter Rod and Speed Show Presented by Burgerville is this Saturday in Albany 9-7!
The Duebell and Marrs Competition Coupe
The Winter Rod and Speed Show presented by Burgerville is the first major indoor car show of the year in America and is coming to the Linn County Fair and Expo Center in Albany, on January 4, from 9 to 7 PM. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Children's Cancer Association, an Oregon based charity.
It's truly affordable family fun as a coupon, a Bi-Mart card or a can of food gets you in the show for just $5.00 per person. All kids 10 and under get in free and parking is free. This is a show you can take a family of four for under $20.00. The best deal for your entertainment dollar and it's open from 9AM to 7 PM. Got to work? Come by right after work and bring the kids.
Double Trouble 1932 Ford Roadster selected as one of the top 100 roadsters by Hot Rod
The affordable family friendly event features over 150 show cars, hot rods, muscle cars, street rods, race cars and classics have filled the Linn County Fair and Expo Center. Featured this year is the "Duedall and Marrs" Competition Coupe, winner of the Grand National Roadster Show, the 300 MPH Devastator Jet Dragster and Warped Speed Funny Car, Double Trouble, a twin engine 1932 Roadster that was selected as one of the top 100 roadsters in America by Hot Rod magazine, Steve Tepper's new '41 Willys Gasser and the Photo Op Funny Car.
Darin Bay's beautiful New Devastator Jet Dragster
This year's celebrity guest is Drag Racing Hall of Fame inductee and world renowned motorsports artist Kenny Youngblood along with the return on former OSU and Indiana Pacers star Scott Haskin. Kenny will draw a free customized picture of a hot rod for each patron that requests one.
There will also be a giant model car contest and pinstriping expo located in the lobby.
New this year is a an additional car showin the same comlex, called the Left Coast Sha'Bang for low riders and rat rods being held in the building behind the classic show. One low $8.00 admission price gets you into both shows held in the same facility at the same time.
Free Parking and free Hot Wheels to the first 100 kids through the door. Also, there will be free drawings as now outlined in Oregon State Law, silent auctions and excellent food on site and vendors through out the building.
$3.00 off coupons are available at Burgerville and other area merchants or bring a can of food to the show for the same discount.
$3.00 OFF WINTER ROD AND SPEED SHOW COUPONS CLICK HERE
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Kenny Youngblood to be Celebrity Guest!
A great show just got better as Drag Racing Hall of Fame inductee and legendary, world renowned, motorsports artist Kenny Youngblood will be our celebrity guest at the 2014 Winter Rod and Speed Show presented by Burgerville.
This is a tremendous honor to have someone of Kenny talent and stature at our show as he is arguably one of the biggest names in the sport that is not a driver in racing. Kenny is the "painter of the stars" and has designed some of the most iconic race cars in the history of drag racing along with mind blowing paintings and other work seen in national magazines and movies. Some of Kenny's work include Don Prudhomme's Army Monza, Tom McEwen's funny cars, the Snake and Mongoose logos, the Blue Max and many more very recognizable cars. But, probably the most seen car Kenny has designed is the ZZ Top "Eliminator" Street Rod as seen on the famous ZZ Top album cover and video.
Kenny is still active in the sport today and at the show, Kenny will custom design a car picture for show patrons to take home free of charge. The pictures measure 11x17 and are similar to the photo above.
Car exhibitors that want him to draw a cartoon of their hot rod, can have it done for a fee while he is at the show. The fee is arranged directly between the artist and the car exhibitor. Click here to contact us for an appointment time.
Kenny's appearance is made possible by Walery's Pizza located in West Salem.
Save $3.00 and Help the Hungry in Linn County!
Organizers of the Winter Rod and Speed Show, held January 4, 2014 at the Linn County Fair and Expo Center in Albany will have a food drive to aid local citizens in need of food. Anyone that brings a can of food or other non-perishable food items to the show will get $3.00 off the normal admission price of $8.00. Food Drive Discount can not be used in combination with any other offers. Food collected will go to Linn Benton Food Share via the Linn County Fair and Expo Staff. For more information call 503-370-9164.