Category Archives: Custom Culture

Turner’s Vision: The Gay Parita Gas Station

Gary Turner’s station was a re-creation of a circa-1930 gas station owned by Fred and Gay Mason that stood in the small township of Paris Springs, Missouri, until it burned down in 1955. During his retirement, Turner rebuilt the station,

Prying Eyes: “The Barn Finds”

According to the World Famous Wikipedia “A barn find is a classic car or motorcycle that has been discovered, often in derelict condition. The term comes from their tendency to be found in places such as barns, sheds, carports and

American Steel

Images from the past few years of covering car shows for Street Machine Nationals and some regional independant shows. Including the cars, people and events.

Birthplace of Route 66 Festival

A celebration on Historic Route 66 designed to remember the role Springfield played in the history of Route 66. Officially recognized as the birthplace of U.S. Route 66, it was in Springfield, Missouri on April 30, 1926 that officials first proposed

2013 Street Machine Fall Nationals

The 2013 Street Machine Fall Nationals had a little bit of everything in regard to weather, from sunny and warm to rainy and cool. That didn’t dampen the turnout on Saturday, tons of great cars and trucks were on hand

2013 Rods & Relics Rod Run – Day 1

You couldn’t ask for a better day. The trip to Branson this morning was incredible, perfect weather. As I drove down 65 just South of Springfield I started seeing a few rods headed in that direction so I followed and

Rods & Relics Rod Run -Day 2

With a chance of showers everyone hustled to get things sorted out and for the activities to begin. A poker run, assorted games and with live music on tap rain was not going to be a welcome sight. Luckily we

2013 Queen City Riot

The inaugural Queen City Riot was kicked off at The Outland with an overwhelming response. As usual downtown traffic on a Friday night was packed. A Saturday Show at The VFW American Legion post 639 on South Scenic and a

2013 O’Reilly Auto Parts Hot Rod Super Nationals

Had a great weekend at the O’Reilly Auto Parts Hot Rod Super Nationals in Lincoln, NE. Family Events always puts on great shows that bring out the best cars, trucks, street rods, street machines and rat rods across the country.

NSRA Comes to Springfield

The Mid-America Street Rod Nationals comes to Springfield, MO May 24 – 26, 2013, at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds. Event Time: Fri 8:30am-5pm, Sat 8am-5pm, Sun 8:30am-2pm Dates: Friday, May 24, 2013 – Friday, May 24, 2013 Saturday, May 25,