Hot Rod Revo.
It's A Revolution...
Well, it actually started in early 2006 over one too many margaritas and a dream to do something different. After much thought and consideration, the revolutionaries (Keith, Mary, Ryan, and Marcie) decided that the world needed a different kind of car show. Armed with a passion for traditional hot rods and a dedication to spreading the gospel, the Hot Rod Revolution began.
The first five years of the show were hosted in Penngrove, CA at an old baseball diamond. The show quickly garnered a reputation as being the best small car show on the planet - 100 or so pre-1948 hot rods and a few good good folks is all we needed. Quality over quantitiy.
Even so, we couldn't sit on our asses and call it done. Last year, we decided to throw a monkey in the barrel and move the show to the wonderful city of Austin, TX. In doing so, we also picked up a couple of new revolutionaries - Steve Wertheimer and Will Muntz. It set up a perfect storm. The Seaholm Power Plant was chosen as a backdrop and what ended up going down on that November day in 2010 has become legendary.
It's now 2012 and the Seaholm Power Plant is off the grid. We knew we needed a venue that was just as impressive... just as passionate... and just as relevant. And thanks to the US Army, we found one - CAMP MABRY!
This is gonna be epic.
What's Going On?
It's all going down on November 3, 2012. The venue is the legendary Camp Mabry just west of Mopac. You will find the guarded entrance on w 35 street. Spectator gates open at 10am.
If you are driving a registered REVOLUTION Hot Rod, time and entrance details can be found inside of your registration packet. They will ship out sometime in October.
The Band Schedule
When it comes to bands, we don't mess around... We hope you don't either. Our top notch line up is hard to argue with:
12:15pm: Wyldwood Four
1:30pm: Modern Don Juans
3:00pm: The Paladins
Before & After
Camp Mabry is a pretty incredible venue and there are a ton of spots that are just begging for a Hot Rod photoshoot. Keep that in mind as your schedule your day.
The party doesn't end after the show. Join us at the world famous Continental club for more live music and drinks after the show on Saturday night.
Shit, Shower, And Shave
There are some great hotels in the South Austin area... You almost can't go wrong. Below are a couple of hotels we love... Both are close to Camp Mabry and to popular night life.
Take Your Pick:
The Austin Motel
1220 S. Congress Ave.
Austin, Texas 78704
Hotel San Jose
1316 S Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78704
The Hot Rod Revolution is a Pre-1948 TRADITIONAL Hot Rod Show!
You read that, right? We've got a small venue and want to keep it packed with the right cars. Of course, we are also pretty laid back guys and none of us have the personality it would take to sit at the gate and pick apart cars that might or might not meet the standard it takes to park on the hallowed grounds of Camp Mabry.
So, what to do?
To get your car into the Hot Rod Revolution, you must pre-register!
To pre-register for the Hot Rod Revolution, simply shoot us an email and include the year, make, and model of your hot rod along with a picture. Again, you must send a picture of the car you plan to bring.
Once we get that picture and so long as your car is appropriate, we will repy with a show application and give you a few options for payment.
With any luck, this will all go smooth as butter.
It's Not All That Expensive...
Registering your car will run you $35. That gets you and your car in the show (passengers will be charged a spectator fee). Spectators will be charged a cool $10.
Pretty damned cheap for all of the entertainment we plan to hit your ass over the head with - huh?
The Hot Rod Revolution is a great place to get the word out on your latest goods. If you are interested in being a vendor at the show, just drop us a line.
Sponsor The Revolution
Revolutions aren't easy, nor are they cheap. But this Revolution isn't about money. It's about passion. And thanks to a few really passionate companies, we have been able to make this show happen as cheaply as possible for both ourselves and you. Check back soon to see the companies that are responsible for making the Revolution happen!