Thursday, June 4, 2009

Trophies a man can be proud of

continuing the coverage of the Hot Rod Fever show.


Every car show has winners and losers. Those owners whose cars stand out in a crowd of awesomeness are rewarded. Sometimes with cash, sometimes with prizes, and sometimes with a trophy.


Well at the CTEC show the trophies were outstanding. Not your average run of the mill things bought from the party store. No, these were hand-crafted and painted right on campus.

The joys of constantly disassembling vehicles is that you come up with spare parts. Like a whole bunch of pistons, brake rotors, ring gears, camshafts, etc.

Seriously, who wouldn’t want one of these manly concoctions sitting on their mantel? Creative thinking mixed with a whole lot of candied paint:

And there was a whole table full of these things! I sat and drooled for a while:


And what I have to imagine was the first place trophy. A ginormis golden and purple camshaft with three rings of excellence atop it. Absolutely gorgeous:

Congrats to all the winners, and to whoever had the awesome idea of making these things. Job well done!


Anonymous said...

If they made similar toys from old gun parts my husband would be there, credit card in hand.
This has me wondering what could be constructed from old camera parts.

TomboCheck said...

Dagny - Hmmmm.... camera parts. That would be AWESOME! :)

Catalyst said...

Your maid would hate you for bringing it home. Too much dusting!

TomboCheck said...

Catalyst - My maid already got tired of the dust (and something about me not paying her), and left. It would look good for about a week before a solid coating could find its way to the beauty though!