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Photos from Motorama: Rod, Custom, & Tuner Show

It may have been snowing hard outside on Saturday morning at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center but it was nice and dry inside as Motorama began another fantastic show. It looked like there were a few competitor no-shows for the Rod, Custom, & Tuner Show part of the event due to the heavy snow earlier in the week on the East Coast.  The snow also kept many of the spectators away which actually made the morning at the show very enjoyable. There were still plenty of nice rides to look at in Exposition Hall like Joe and Vicki Sheehan's 454 LS6 powered 1969 Chevy Malibu Convertible.

Joe and Vicki Sheehan's 1969 Chevy Malibu Convertible

The Sheehans also had their Candy Apple Red 1955 Chevy Sedan on display. It's powered by a GM Performance ZZ 383, Muncie 4-speed, and a narrowed 12 Bolt with 4.11 gears.

Joe and Vicki Sheehan's 1955 Chevy Sedan

There were plenty of beautiful engine bays to marvel at such as all the shiny parts on Michael Gardner's 1963 Chevy Impala.

Michael Gardner's 1963 Chevy Impala

Over in the Tuner area were many nice rides as well. I really liked the look of David Corkle's 2007 Nissan 350Z. The carbon fiber hood pairs nicely with the matte light blue wrapped body.

David Corkle's 2007 Nissan 350Z

I have to give a shout out to local boy Brandon Amato. Brandon had his 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo on the show floor.

Brandon Amato's 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo

Did some one say cookie? The Cookie Monster makes an appearance on this 2007 Subaru WRX.

Cookie Monster Decal

The wife and I were able to spend some time chatting it up with Brett "Big Schwag" Wagner. You may know Big Schwag from the voice on Monster Garage or Pass Time. Brett is a great guy and hopefully we will be seeing some of his new projects on the air soon.

Brett "Big Schwag" Wagner and Peg at Motorama


There were a number of vintage looking race cars at the show. The 1969 Frantic Ford, driven by Rocky Pirrone, was front and center for the Motorama car show.

Frantic Ford at Motorama

Frantic Ford at Motorama

It's nice to see girls participating at these shows. Check out Brandy Blevins' sweet pink and white 2008 Suzuki GSXR 600.

Brandy Blevins' 2008 Suzuki GSXR 600

Speaking of sweet rides, there were 3 Hershey's Kissmobiles under the Motorama roofs this year!

Hershey's Kissmobiles at Motorama

What would be your ultimate grocery getter? How about the Shopper Chopper? This giant shopping basket is Almost 10' tall and over 12' long. It's powered by a small block 350 with a TH350 tansmission and seats 6.

Shopper Chopper at Motorama

Maybe not very practical? Maybe Derrick Hayes' 2006 Dodge SRT8 Magnum would work out better for you?

Derrick Hayes 2006 Dodge SRT8 Magnum

With a name like "Predator" you really need to be a wicked ride. Fred Diehl's 1932, 383 powered, Ford Street Rod delivers. The red Italian leather seats wrap your butt in ultimate coolness.

Fred Diehl's 1932 Ford Street Rod

We always love attending Motorama. The Rod, Custom, & Tuner Show is only a small part of the overall experience. Were you there?  What was your favorite ride? Check out more of our photos over on our photo site.  BG Customs Photography.

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