This past weekend we attended the Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance in Pinehurst, NC. And elegant it was! Even with a cloudy couple of days, the show still gave off an air of sophistication and class, with cars in attendance spanning the brass era all the way up to a modern Porsche display. Many of these rare cars are limited production, with some values exceeding the 1 million mark.
American Muscle was still warmly welcomed on a field stocked heavily with overseas manufacturers.
We walked away with 1st in our American Muscle Car class and the overall Chairman’s Award! Congratulations to all winners and attendees for making this a beautiful event!
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We are pleased to announce that our recent 1970 Hemi Superbird restoration was selected to take part in the The Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance! This inaugural event will host a hand-selected 118 elite examples of historic vehicles May 3-5, 2013 in Pinehurst, NC.
See 1970 Hemi Superbird Gallery
Last week we spent a week on the road delivering a 1977 Trans Am to it’s home in North Carolina and then picking up a ’71 Cuda convert project from New York! Stay posted for updates and photos!
This year at MCACN there was a very special display inspired by the Nascar Aero wars, these ultra streamlined cars took factory backed racing to another level. Dodge started with the aero-back/flush grill Charger 500 and then went a step beyond with the wild winged Daytona and then the Superbird, while Ford jumped right in with the flush grill/extended nose Talledega’s and the Mercury Cyclone Spoilers. It is a treat to see just one of these Aero Warriors, but for 2012, you will be able to see more than 40, possibly the largest gathering ever assembled under one roof!
We were very happy to have the Superbird on display at this years MCACN. Out of the more than 40 Aero cars, our Bird was one of only two Hemi ‘Birds — and the other one we restored about 6 years ago!
This show is turning into an event with a great selection of cars and seems to have a following of great supporters. A special thanks to Bob Ashton for the invitation into the Aero Warriors display.
We were also able to catch up with some projects from our past that were in invitational displays too!
See MCACN 2012 Event Pictures
Not that I like my picture taken, but the reflection on this Bird is so darn pretty I had to post it!
This is the final sand & buff for this ‘Bird. We couldn’t be more excited to get her all done and show her at MCACN this year!
Our 1970 Hemi Superbird will be on display in the Aero Warriors Invitational Display at the Muscle Car & Corvette Nationals (MCACN) in Chicago (Nov 17-18). This will be the very first time this Superbird has been on display for the public so we are very excited!See 1970 Hemi Superbird Gallery Here
Picked up the 70 Hemi Cuda we did a few years ago to stretch it’s legs at a car show – the GoodGuys PPG Nationals in Columbus, Ohio. Was nice to see it out again.
The Cuda was selected as the “Mopar Muscle Pick” of the event.
I don’t know if it was the heat or what, but this is the first show where we heard multiple times that the Cuda looked good enough to eat – that it looked like candy. We definitely agree, this Cuda’s paint and body work DOES make your mouth water…
See 1970 Hemi Cuda Gallery
385hp w/ 410tq baseline dyno pulls. Stay tuned for updated numbers after some fun mods.
Look what we get to play with now!! Andrew’s favorite body style AND the color of his 1969 Superbee!
1971 Hemi Cuda fender… or not.
This is the number one reason to choose a quality restoration shop. It might cost a little more, but at least you get what you’re paying for.
The value in this one fender decreased by about $1,100 in just the time it took to strip it down.
Notice how the 71 cuda fender gilles are hacked into the fender, instead of them being stamped there from the factory.
See these two pictures of a real 1971 Hemi Cuda fender for comparison.
Meguiar’s Magnificent Masterpiece Award
Apex wins the Meguiar’s Magnificent Masterpiece award at this years Chicagoland Nats. This is the first year we’ve attended a Good Guys show and had a very warm welcome! Thanks to the Good Guys event for selecting us for the Meguiar’s Masterpiece award!
See 1970 Hemi Cuda Gallery Goodguys Chicagoland Nationals
Inline Tube posted a nice selection of cars that were present for MCACN this year.
Checkout their full collection here:
See MCACN Gallery here
Winner of People’s Choice Award at local car show!
Every year a local automotive shop puts together a car show filled with music, food, and cars of all kinds! This year we decided to take the purple Hemi Cuda to show off it’s completion and we were surprised with the People’s Choice Award! Thanks FA!See 1970 Hemi Cuda Gallery
From The Forge Invitational Muscle Car Show
Andrew White came out from Wisconsin with this great newly-restored 1970 Hemi ‘Cuda in Plum Crazy paint; the Apex Autosports work received a lot of attention as the premier E-body on the premises.
See 1970 Hemi Cuda Gallery MoparMax