Off the Radar

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Pistons & Paint 2017

There’s no better way to get in the holiday mood than with the Annual Pistons & Paint car show in Denton, Texas, and this year was an excellent primer. We like this show because it’s held every November at the Denton Fair Grounds, a giant grass field that provides plenty

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10th Annual All Ford Picnic and Car Show

The Early Ford V-8 Club – Dallas Region – once again put on a great show of all Ford and Ford powered vehicles against the backdrop of a beautiful park with rolling green pastures. There’s nothing better than strolling through vintage automobilia in a peaceful, serene setting. Adding to the

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Radar Rod Shop Ep. 2

In our second episode of Radar Rod Shop we go around our 1966 El Camino Project Car to show you how it currently looks and what needs to be done. We’ve decided on the look we want and we’re going to take the car back to its old school roots

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Radar Rod Shop Ep. 1

Welcome to our latest project here at Car Show Radar, a new video series called Radar Rod Shop. We’ve recruited our good friend and fellow car-guy Randy George to help us take on our first car build, and we think we’ve picked quite a doozy. What is it? Well, the

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15th Annual Pistons & Paint

For many years Denton, Texas was a sleepy little college town mostly known for one of its football greats – Mean Joe Greene. Oh, and there’s also that little internationally renown jazz music program with that particular class that tours all over the world and records an album every year.

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Cops & Rodders

Last weekend we hit the Cops & Rodders car show held at Red Neck Heaven in Louisville, Texas.  We always seek out shows put on for good causes, and this show benefitted Children’s Medical Center with one hundred percent of the proceeds from the show being donated.  Sounded good to

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Dia de los Kustoms

There’s something about an old school kustom that speaks to us.  Maybe it’s the creativity, or perhaps it’s the ingenuity that goes into them that’s doing the talking.  Whatever it is, kustoms are a styling exercise that we like to see, especially in a large gathering. To that end, the

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Ratrodtober Car & Bike Show

The only thing we love more than cars shows are cars shows at local craft breweries, so hitting the Ratrodtober show at the Tupps Brewery in McKinney, TX was a no-brainer.  To make things even better, the fine folks at Tupps brought in a couple of amazing bands to keep things

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Original Radar Car For Sale

We hate to do it, but since we bought Ol’ Blue (our ’64 Galaxie Club Coupe – story here) and got it sorted out for road trips, we haven’t been driving our original Radar Car very much – a 1965 Mercury Comet Caliente Convertible.  Since it has a freshly rebuilt 289

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The Seen It Route

As you know, we love going to car shows.  That’s the whole point of Car Show Radar.  And our favorite shows are the ones in small towns.  If there is an old courthouse square in the small town, well … we’ve hit the motherlode.  There’s nothing better than an old

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The New Radar Car is Simply Stellar.

You may have seen a few FaceBook posts about our new Radar Car – a 1964 Ford Galaxie Club Coupe – that we picked up at the end of last year.  Since we brought it down from its home in Pennsylvania, we’ve been going through it making sure everything works

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Into the Wind

When you go to as many car shows as I do, you tend to look for certain photographic elements to add to your collection of automotive journaling.  I try to take shots of cars from all angles, including what I like to call the power shot – get down to hood

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Perfectly Patinated Plymouth

True barn find stories are becoming increasingly rarified, but there are still occasional garage find stories popping up that help fill in the gaps. One such garage find is this 1933 Plymouth Six Model PC that I came across at the Thunder in Omaha show in Omaha, Texas. Whenever I

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Catching a Comet by Its Tale

One of the best things about having an old car, hot rod or whatever you call your “money pit”, are the stories you hear whenever you take it out. My ’65 Comet Caliente convertible has generated a lot of great stories at car shows, grocery store parking lots, traffic lights,

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Let’s Go For a Test Drive

After nine months of development, the new Car Show Radar is finally done!  Well, almost. We’re looking for people to try it out and put it through its paces. How?  Car Show Radar needs real people to post real car shows! In essence, we need Beta Testers to go through the

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Car Show Radar Version Chrome Released

Today, we’re proud to annouce the release of Car Show Radar version “Chrome.”  Although still in BETA, this is the first full version release since we launched the prototype last year. Loyal customers may notice quite a few changes from the earlier version.  Thanks to the super-nerds at JDM Digital,

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The Road Before Us

Of the many ventures I’ve embarked upon, I think I’m most excited about this one. To me, the idea of pointing my headlights down endless stretches of country road is one of the best ways to start a weekend. It’s my search for gatherings of like-minded people who magically create

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