**** NOTE: My November 2012 posts have been lost due to system issues. They are: Good Guys Show, Nostalgia Drags and my Day of the Dead shoot...hoping to recover them. Sorry if you came here to specifically see those posts.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Good Guys 14th Southwest Nationals, Scottsdale Nov 2011

Keith Charvonia's '51 Kaiser Drag'n
There was a huge showing for this 14th Southwest Nationals held in Scottsdale. The above work of Keith Charvonia rolled in on Saturday (at leat that's when I first saw it) and had a crowd admiring it all day long. Between the all the admirers, the Sun, the shifting clouds and the reflections from all-- a good shot of this amazing custom was a challenge... when I finally had a chance to shoot it. The true look of this gorgeous Gene Winfield fade-paint job was difficult to capture. I'd love another chance at it in a controlled environment. But enough excuses, there's more photos at the end of this post. Check out my sampling of the show.

Custom rust at the swapmeet.

Dad smiling proud.

Above an extreme rat rod and below a perfected custom. One I'd be afraid to scratch myself on, the other I'd be afraid I'd scratch. Two schools of thought and both head turners.
Keith Charvonia did the metal work on this himself. This beauty is going to be a feature in Rodder's Journal. Looking forward to seeing it. Congrats, Keith!
This ride is going to kill when it hit's the show circuit!

That's it. It was a great weekend hanging with car guys. Until the Spring show in March...

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