Raise your hand if you were at the Goodguys 1995 California Rod & Custom Classic at the Merced Fairgrounds the first weekend of June nearly 23 years ago. Our friends at Fuel Curve recently put together a time capsule from the event which we hope you enjoy.
The images in the feature capture the look and feel of what the rod & custom scene looked like in the mid-1990s – a blend of pastel fat fenders, lots of Tri-fives, some ’60s cruisers and a few traditional cars sprinkled in. Boyd “Tri Fan” billet wheels were flooding the market. The rat rod scene hadn’t yet arrived although it was percolating.
Merced played an important role in our history. It was a cool fairgrounds and we had a lot of good times there!