San Antonio AutoRAMA
March 15-17 . Joe Freeman Exposition Hall
Antiques . Exotics . Classic Trucks . Custom Modified . Muscle Car Classics, Street Rods & Hot Rods . Restored Classics . Original Non-Restored Classics
We believe that if you are a true enthusiasts, you can appreciate all types of automotive shows, especially when the root of most modern day modifications emerged from a certain genre. This is why the Projekt Cars Team was extreme excited to travel to San Antonio for the three day Autorama. Yes, we get a kick out of seeing 1000hp Supras, Civics with all polished engine bays, and track ready Subies, but we also understand that engine swaps, custom two-tone paint jobs and suicide doors come from the likes of the competitors at Autorama. At this event we were in awe with such vehicles as Wm.F.Vaughn’s 1964 Ford Fairlane, John Twitty’s 1986 Corvette (Outstanding Individual Display), Steve Thompson’s 1964 Lincoln Continental (Outstanding Custom), James Jaeger’s 2009 Harley Bagger (Outstanding Engine-Bike), and Jim Childers’ 1933 Ford Coupe (Outstanding Undercarriage). We were also witness to, and grew a fond respect to the wife/husband “teams” which worked on cleaning the vehicle and setting up the very elaborate displays. These teams were older than most of our grandparents, but it was obvious to us, the passion for the automotive industry could well have started early in their youths. They were very kind when questions were asked about their vehicles, and gleemed…..just like the young tuner enthusiast does when told they have an amazing looking vehicle. It was a complete joy walking the event and discussing the modifications with the competitors. We cannot wait until the next one.
The Autorama shows are held around the United States and attract various people and cars from several parts of the US. There are "feature" cars that are invited to attend the show, from their past successes and appearances. This is a show circuit in which the custom cars run, and the majority of competitors attend several shows throughout the year. To be able to have your vehicle judged in the show you must be a member of ISCA (International Show Car Association). You do not have to join the ISCA if you do not want your car judged. To find more information on the ISCA visit the AutoRama website. -AutoRama
Rising Star Award Mike Namnjo 1963 Chev Impala.
Top Awards: Street Achievments..Glass award
Best Paint Guadalupe Dimas
Best Interior Ira Giddens
Best Engine Steven Staycoff
Best Traditional Justin Schoener
Best Modern Muscle Steve Enochs
Best Truck Donald Jenkins
Best Rod Lorenzo Castillo
Best Custom / Sports Steven Martinez .
Best Restored Billy Taubert
Best Street Juan Curiel
Club Awards: Outstanding Club Display Classic Street Knights
Outstanding Club Display Alamo City Rods
BEST Club Display San Antonio Camaro Club
ISCA Awards: " International Show Car Association "
Outstanding Individual Display John Twitty 1986 corvette.
Outstanding 10 X 20 Display Wm.F.Vaughn 1964 Ford Fairlane
Outstanding Non-electrical Display Jeff Woodrow 1954 CJ3B Willys Jeep.
Outstanding Detail Mike Prescher 1999 Pontiac T/A
Outstanding Engineered Felipe Elizondo 1949 Chev P/U.
Outstanding Undercarriage Jim Childers 1933 Ford Coupe.
Outstanding Paint Buddy Jordan Linc Custom Coupe.
Jim Childers 1933 Ford Coupe.
Louis Velez 1968 Chev Camaro.
Joey Gonzalez 2010 Corvette.
Steve Thompson 1964 Linc Contin.Conv.
Outstanding Use of Color Design Joey Gonzalez 2011 Chev Trk.
Outstanding Bike Paint Jorge Gallegos 2004 Harley Davidson.
Outstanding Engine-Custom John Simonetta 2010 Chev Camaro.
Outstanding Engine-Rod Jim Childers 1933 Ford Coupe.
Outstanding Engine-Truck Michael Carreon 1948 Ford F-11
Outstanding Engine-Street Machine Comp Roland Ramirez 1957 Chev 2dr BelAir.
Outstanding Engine-Restored Mike Prescher 1999 Pontiac T/A.
Outstanding Engine-Bike James Jaeger 2009 Harley Bagger
Outstanding Interior-Custom Steve Thompson 1964 Linc Cont.Conv.
Outstanding Interior-Rod Buddy Jordan Linc Custom Coupe.
Outstanding Interior-Truck Morris Gwinn 1953 Ford F-100
Outstanding Interior-Street Machine Comp Craig Luitjen 1993 Chev Baretta
Outstanding Interior-Restored Jay Pearcy 1930 Ford Coupe
Outstanding Custom Steve Thompson 1964 Linc Cont.Conv.
Outstanding Sports/Sports Compact Pablo Di Paola 2009 Pontiac Solstice.
Outstanding Full/Radical/Handbuilt Custom John Twitty 1986 Corvette.
Outstanding Truck Morris Gwinn 1953 Ford F1
Outstanding Full/Radical/Handbuilt Truck Felipe Elizondo Chev P/U.
Outstanding Street Machine Roland Ramirez 1957 Chev 2dr BelAir.
Outstanding Competition Jeff Wills Top Alcohol Dragster.
Outstanding Street Rod Jim Childers 1933 Ford Coupe.
Outstanding Custom Rod Buddy Jordan Linc Custom Coupe.
Outstanding Restored Jay Pearcy 1930 Ford Coupe.
Outstanding Bike James Jaeger 2009 Harley Bagger.
Best Bike Kelly Parson 2012 SSC Pro Street
Best Restored Danny & Catherine Hutto 1951 Ford F1
Best Rod Buddy Jordan 1933 Ford 33 Speed.
Best Street Machine John Hamilton 1989 Ford Mustang.
Best Truck Wayne Terry 1967 Chev P/u.
Best Custom Jeff Pate 1963 Ford Galaxie.
San Antonio AutoRama:
BEST BIKE BUILDER Desperado Motorcycles.
BEST AUTO BUILDER. Bob McCall Restorations.
Pics from Projekt Cars
Information on Projekt Cars: Projekt Cars started in the early 90's as a means to acquire aftermarket parts for soldiers stationed overseas. Always evolving, Projekt Cars now devotes its attention to modifying vehicles and promoting sponsored brands with SEMA platforms through Rollin'Art. Carlos Molina, founder of Projekt Cars, holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas, a Masters in Project Management, Colorado Technical University, and several post graduate certifications. He has extensive knowledge of the automotive industry, both OEM and aftermarket platforms. In addition, Mr. Molina is a 14 year US Armed Forces veteran and a recipient of the coveted Soldier's Medal. His experience within the aftermarket community has allowed him to foster long lasting relationships, both in the media and highly-influential marketing divisions. He has worked with companies such as DaimlerChrysler, GoFast Energy Drinks, Konig Wheels, Westin Automotive, Forgeline Wheels, Seibon Carbon, Hahn Racecraft, and Morette.