Skip to main content

Hot Rodders Invade Sled Fest – Ducannon, PA

Sled Fest is a play on words. Most people would take it to mean a car show for “lead sleds”. But, it is actually an automotive lifestyle event held in the parking lot of The Old Sled Works in Ducannon, PA. The Old Sled Works is a large antique shop that now inhabits the former home of the Lightning Guider sled factory.

20130427-Sled-Fest-40

The Hooligans Car Club of Central PA were the hosting club for the event and they did a good job of greeting all the hot rodders with a smile. Any vehicle older than 1972 was welcome.

20130427-Sled-Fest-66

There were a few nicely done street rods on the lot like Barry Bowers 1930 Ford Coupe and others.

20130427-Sled-Fest-820130427-Sled-Fest-6920130427-Sled-Fest-71

But the majority of the vehicles occupying the gravel lot were cool drivers and some rat rods.

20130427-Sled-Fest-1020130427-Sled-Fest-3920130427-Sled-Fest-4620130427-Sled-Fest-4920130427-Sled-Fest-9220130427-Sled-Fest-97

Shannon Bakor’s 1959 Edsel Ranger was right at home in this collection of iron while this 1950 Chevy Fleetline was totally bitchin’. Does anyone know who the owner is?

20130427-Sled-Fest-26

20130427-Sled-Fest-50

Of course Peg had to visit her favorite vendor, The Top Shelf Online, and purchase a cool pair of Crown Deluxe Sunglasses. She picked the “Bad Librarian Deluxe” style! There were a good number of vendors on hand to sell their wares. We bought some pinstripe art, a custom bowling pin, a cute apron (for Peg!), and I even was able to add to my hearse collection.

20130427-Sled-Fest-120130427-Sled-Fest-3

There were some great bands entertaining the crowds. First up was Trio Agave out of Lancater, PA. They play some “great instrumental rock with surf tendencies”.

20130427-Sled-Fest-53

20130427-Sled-Fest-5520130427-Sled-Fest-59

Dave Moore and His Hillbilly Huxters had me wanting to dance. Their rockabilly sounds really livened up the crowd.

20130427-Sled-Fest-8120130427-Sled-Fest-89

To duck out of the sun for a little we checked out the inside of The Old Sled Works. There are plenty of antiques and crafts to purchase in the long building. We learned a little about the history of the factory by walking through the sled museum. There is also a vintage arcade with working games and novelties. And, you can eat ice cream at the vintage soda bar.

20130427-Sled-Fest-7220130427-Sled-Fest-73

20130427-Sled-Fest-7420130427-Sled-Fest-76

By now I was ready for a nap. Scott Kauffman’s 1971 Chevy Van would have made the perfect place to snooze.

20130427-Sled-Fest-2120130427-Sled-Fest-25

Call it patina. Call it rust. It is all just cool. We had a good time, ate some good barbecue, listened to some great music, and enjoyed the company of some fantastic people. Sled Fest makes for a great day.

20130427-Sled-Fest-1120130427-Sled-Fest-16

20130427-Sled-Fest-34

20130427-Sled-Fest-6420130427-Sled-Fest-18

Comments

  1. Thanks for the write up Bubba. This years Sled Fest is right around the corner.
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sled-Fest/185289264883782?ref=hl
    https://www.facebook.com/hooligans.central.pa

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The thanks goes to you and your car club for hosting such a great gathering and giving us something to shoot.

      Delete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Hendersonville Cars and Coffee Photos

Over 300 cars showed up early, starting at 8:00 AM, for the recent Hendersonville Cars and Coffee cruise-in. World of Clothing in Hendersonville, NC hosted the event and cars were spread out all across their large parking lot.

NCL Norwegian Pearl Cruise to Alaska - The Haven Courtyard

If you ever have a chance to sail to Alaska, do it! If you can save up a little more to be able to stay in The Haven Courtyard on Norwegian Cruise Lines, do it! For our anniversary Peg and I decided we would take our first cruise to Alaska. NCL sales called us, last minute, and offered us a deal to upgrade to a penthouse in The Haven Courtyard aboard the Norwegian Pearl. We did and it was fantastic! The Bird of Paradise Courtyard Suite Room 14014 (an S5 level penthouse suite) would be our home for the seven day cruise which started in Seattle, Washington.


Photos from Craig Naff's Hotrod Body Shop with Ron Covell

It's not often that you get the chance to hang out with one of the world's best hotrod metal shapers, Craig Naff. Add to that the fact that Ron Covell, a fantastic metal fabricator and instructor, would be teaching a class in Craig's shop and you have the potential for a fantastic Saturday. I made the drive over to Craig's shop on the outskirts of Woodstock, VA early in the morning using Ron Covell's Basic Metal Shaping class as an excuse to get out of the house.