Hot Rod Week is here! Four jam-packed days of hot rodding fun will feature shop visits, lunch stops and kickin’ tires with rodders from around the globe! No registration is required and there is no fee. Just show up at the Pleasanton Hilton at 8am each morning this week, get a map and head off to join the fun! All tours leave the back parking lot of the Hilton at 8:30am sharp!
Monday 8/23 – North Bay Area
Hot Rod Week 2010 starts off with a bang, heading to three of the North Bay area’s most treasured stops. We’ll start the day in historic Santa Rosa with visits to Fred Stoke’s Old Gas Station & Oil Can Collection and Vern Tardell’s “Flathead Ranch.” Opening Day will conclude at Steve & Glenda Castelli’s auto and memorabilia collection in scenic Healdsburg. It doesn’t get much better than this folks!
Tuesday 8/24 – Sacramento Valley
Day two will head east to visit California’s Capitol City, long a hot bed for hot rodding, with stops at John White’s “Rams Head Auto Collection” –which features some of the rarest and most pristine Chrysler, Plymouth and Dodge automobiles you’ll ever see, So-Cal Speed Shop and the day’s final stop – the Taj Mahal for traditional hot rodders – Sacramento Vintage Ford!
Wednesday 8/25 – South Bay Area
The Hot Rod Week tour moves to the Silicon Valley for day three with the first stop of the day at Larry Carter’s Car Collection featuring an eclectic blend of American and foreign autos. From there we’ll head deep into the Santa Cruz Mountains for a scenic drive and a stop at Canepa Design (home to some of the world’s most exotic race and sports cars) then back over the hill to San Jose for the day’s final stop at historic Goodie’s Speed Shop – former home to Lew Arrington’s Brutus Funny Car as well as the legendary “Jungle Jim” Liberman car.
Thursday 8/26 – North Bay and Wine Country
Wrap up Hot Rod Week 2010 with a visit to Al Engel’s car collection in Richmond featuring a wide array of classic cars and some great memorabilia. Then it’s up to the beautiful Sonoma Valley to the B.R. Cohn Winery for a visit to the exclusive wine property (which holds weekly classic car shows) and a look at proprietor Bruce Cohn’s private vehicle collection. The final stop for Hot Rod Week 2010 will be at Robbie Azevedo’s Pacific Coast Customs in American Canyon for a look at what this hard charging young customizer and his team are working on!