When you talk about classic rides, everyone has to respect these rides. Some classics are older than your parents, some just as old as your grandparents. Just look at a classic and it just brings back many memories. While many of these relics are probably in ride heaven or reincarnated to a washing machine or ice box. There are many classics that look as if they just rolled off the show room floors over 50 years ago.
Classics are built in many different styles, from all original to full custom. No matter how you cut it take guts and talent just to restore a classic. Some classics are found in conditions that will probably require you to get a tetanus shoot, some are found is pretty decent shape. But restoring a classic take time, having to locate parts that are not made any more and search the world for just that right part.
If you ever talk to these owners, they always has a story about there cars history and what it took to build it. We at Helluva Rides give the highest respect for these classics. You just have to appreciate the detail that went into there builds. Without these guys, the younger generation would be missing out on a part of automotive history. It just amazing to be able to see in person one of these classics, we couldn’t imagine only seeing classics through books.
Helluva Rides III added a Classic Car Class. Although there were just 2, there was one classic that stood out. The Class went head to head with a VW bug and a Cobra but the VW edged out the Cobra and Best Classic/ Rod class was won by Gordon Ortiz “with a VW Bug from the VW Club of Hawaii. VWs are instant classics and very popular with many.
Gordans ride was a well built ride. There are not many builds like this anymore. What made this VW stand out was it was filled with body mods and its chop top, tell us how many hondas you ever see with the roofline chopped and lowered. Chop tops are old school. Try finding a shop these days to pull of a mod like that and it is very rare. Look more deep into the build and you’ll notice the tails were swapped out and frenched into the fender to give it a smooth look. all we can say that nothing was left untouched in this build.
We would like to give a shouts out to both Classics that were at Helluva Rides III, they are both sick rides!