Class of 2009-Official Sneak Preview #1

**UPDATE**  Our fearless retailer, McNally Robinson, is now stocking “Class of 2009” in their online store.  Click Here to order your copy today!

As you probably learned last week, the book is here and already it’s been flying off the shelves.  Well, if I had it on shelves, it would be flying off of them.  And there’s been a ton of interest in the launch party happening this Saturday, May 16th, 7pm a the Pony Corral restaurant’s downtown location (444 St. Mary avenue, Winnipeg MB, Canada).  Not only will the book be available to be purchased, but you’ll get the chance to draw for one of several cool prizes-including books, artwork, and our own exclusive line of Hot Wheels.  These toys aren’t available in any store-not even ours-so you have to win them to get them.

"Class of 2009" being printed, April 2009

The great staff at Friesen’s Printing in Altona, MB putting the book through a massive 4-colour printing press.

So instead of writing about one of the many great hot rods and classic vehicles that has been featured in the book, this week we’re going to look at some of the best from chapters 1 & 2 of “Class of 2009.”  And for the rest of this week, we’ll be featuring more of the best from the rest of the chapters.  So kick back, relax, and enjoy.

Willy auctioning off a toolbox

Paul “Willy” Williamson of Willy’s Garage/Winnipeg Free Press fame, along with his wife Melanie, and friends Pat and Sherry Kaniuga, organized the annual “Barret Jackson Bash” to raise money for the Manitoba Children’s Rehabilitation Centre.  This year, they raised over $10,000 for a great charity.

hot rodding dog

Hot rodding’s gone to the dogs-or at least this ’39 Cadillac hearse.  Both the dog and hearse were seen at the 2008 MCAAC swap meet.

1931 Pontiac Roadstser

Neal Hoegi spent 20 years restoring his 1931 Pontiac.  In those two decades, he hasn’t even found a picture of another one to compare it to, making this entire build a “lucky guess.”

Tim's 1949 Austin Devant Saloon

Tim’s 1949 Austin Devant Saloon is powered by a trusty little 355 small-block Chevy.  He’s had the car since his kids were little.  Now that they’re grown up and have cars of their own, Tim is able to keep it clean enough for shows.

Doug Arbuthnot's stretch limo

Talk about treating a hot rod like a baby-Doug Arbuthnot put this ’31 Plymouth Limo together in exactly nine months for his daughter’s wedding.

Mystery T-bucket

No one knows where it came from, or where it was going, but this T-bucket certainly impressed everyone.

Sign My Ride Plymouth

Brent Hoitink apparently doesn’t like painting his cars.  Not only is his current ride, a 1950 Chevy named “Bare it All,” completely devoid of paint, last summer’s ride is painted in the sharpie signatures of everyone who stopped by to see his car.

Dave Tiechrow’s “Manitoba Kid” is one of those cars whose drivetrain is so awesome, you forget the rest of the car.  Here, you can plainly see the Lincoln V12 engine, wrapped up in some kind of automobile.

Lucky Devil Car Club

Finally, we’ve got the Lucky Devils Car Club, “Winnipeg’s biggest little car club.”  With just three members, the club owns at least 13 vehicles between them.

That’s it for tonight, but stop by tomorrow night for more sneak peeks at this website’s first book, “SundayCruiseFever.com presents Class of 2009”!


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