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Old 11-24-2010, 09:03 PM
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Model truck competition at Blackhawk auto Museum.

The other night I went to a model truck customizing compitition I thought you guys would get a kick out of. I may have mentioned this before, been going to it for about ten years now. The last couple of years it has been held at the Blackhawk the premiere auto museum in the SF bay area. This is a Smithsonian affiliate if that gives you any idea of it's quality.

What this competition is about is raising money for good causes. It is put on by a local autobody association. Any shop or school who wants to join is given a simple "Tonka" style truck like you see in the first photo. You are then able to do anything you want with it. As you can see, the imagination runs wild! Most of these this year were done by local ROP (Regional Occupational Programs) and colleges that have autobody programs. The trucks are all auctioned off with the proceeds given to a charity. There are also the Marines in attendance collecting toys for tots which everyone is asked to bring.

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Old 11-24-2010, 09:10 PM
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By the way, you can check out Blackhawk here

The winning truck was the Giants BBQ.
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Old 11-24-2010, 09:16 PM
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Sorry about the funky pictures, my camera is a piece and I wanted the flash off so some of them are pretty bad. I didn't realize this until I up loaded them. The place is FIRST CLASS. I didn't get any photos in the upper room with many more cars, it was closed after the cocktail hour and I missed it.
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Old 11-24-2010, 09:19 PM
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This room has more "normal" cars in it. Upstairs are cars like a custom 30's Cad owned by Clark Gable.
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Old 11-24-2010, 09:28 PM
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The museum pays a lot of respect to the designers of these cars. The cars are presented as art, not as transportation.
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Old 11-24-2010, 09:33 PM
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This museum is behind a shopping center. This is a VERY affluent area and this shopping center is like a friggin dream. There is a pond that runs thru it with geese and ducks in it. All the store lights are on even though they were closed and the music is played I guess all night long throughout the center. There are seating areas with leather covered couches and fire pits! It is absolutely stunning!

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Cool pics Brian, love your posts...makes me feel like I was there!
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Cool stuff, Brian! This would be a good trip for our car club. Dec. 4 we're going to the Peterson museum, this show I am going to throw in there for next year. Thanks, Dan
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Old 11-25-2010, 07:43 AM
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The Peterson Museum has more cars and better in my opinion. But Blackhawk is very different in the way they present them, it is "fine art" and you really see it "fine art".

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Got a link?

MARTINSR, do you have a link or some other way to pass on the info for the truck contest?
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Old 11-25-2010, 10:45 AM
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Here you go. http://www.ebaanow.com/

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Here you go. http://www.ebaanow.com/

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Hey Brian, is your shop a member of this organization? Have you guys ever participated in the contest? Looks to be fun, a good way to keep members interest going in the right direction.
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Old 11-25-2010, 04:03 PM
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Yes and yes, it has been fun. We have built these trucks in the shop on shop time.

How about $3500 for one? THAT is about how much the shop has spent on each one we have done.

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I stumbled onto Blackhawk about 10 years ago when working with the Ford Training School in Pleasanton. They had a Gulf Oil GT40 in the showroom and the theme vehicle at the time was Bugatti. Very nice museum and yeah the shopping center was a show in itself. Talk about upscale!
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