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Gauge Editor-in-Chief Donnie BabbBusy, busy, busy!
The month of August is out of control. The first weekend of this month starts out in Carlisle, PA for the Carlisle All Truck Nationals. The next weekend we travel to Bowling Green, KY for Havoc and Downstairs 21st Birthday. Watch out for the new guy, he’ll be the one puking!! We then finish our 21 day working spree at the 14th annual Import and Truck Bash.
Don’t forget to join us on Friday August the 17th for our 5th annual Open house and kick off ITB party!! The party starts at 7:00 PM, local Indianapolis band, SAY will start performing at 8 PM. To check them out, visit:

We start the August Issue off on location with staff photographer Smalls, shooting Russell Jones extremely clean 87’S-10. Russell has spent countless hours and dollars working on his show stopping ride.
Accompanying the dime we have the gorgeous gauge girl Christina Parks from Nashville, TN. Make sure to get an up close and personal look at Christina’s gauge girl interview, her beauty will leave you breathless.

For features this month we start off with staff photographer Brad Walker on the photo shoot of Chad King’s magnificent 2005 Chrysler 300M from Lebanon TN. Over the past year Chad has traveled the country showing off his Extensive built 300M. The House of Kolor Kandy Orange and Off-white paint makes this 300M a crowd pleaser from coast to coast.

For our 2nd feature this month staff photographer, Randall Reynolds stepped outside our normal realm to feature Adam Parnell one of a kind 1972 VW Bug. This rat rod inspired bug features a 4” body drop, crazy ass primer graphics and much, much, more… Make sure to check out this truly unique ride.

2007 Show Tour

see our event calendar for the latest upcoming show details!

The Club directory
is back up and again after several months of being under construction. Please register or update your club today!!!

Please follow these directions before you contact us about your listing:

If your club was listed before November 1, 2005 please search for it in our system from the search box on the front page. If you club is listed click here to get your login information:
(you will need access to the e-mail address that the club was registered with)

If you car club has never been listed or does not appear in the search. Register your club at this link.
Make sure to take full advantage of your listing by adding your club logo and some photos of your member rides.

If you have any question please go to this link to contact us.

To wrap up this month’s collection of features, photographer Toby Mosholder shot Steve Owens 2005 Chevy Cobalt SS. Steve uses this radical painted Cobalt to showcase his custom paint work at shows across the Midwest. If you see Steve at a show, make sure you get and up close look at his super clean paint work.

For events this month, first and foremost, we feature Slamology the 4th annual Car and Truck Music Festival was a huge success. With over 500 vehicles competing for top honors, the show was like no other, there were over 32 different musical performers in the two day weekend. It was remarkable! Special congratulations go out to Sean Berkey for taking home our one of a kind custom weight belt, the Best of Show 2007. The 2007 Slamology DVD will be out within the next couple of weeks. Stayed tuned for information on the 2008 event at; .

Our next stop on our show tour we stop off with staff photographer Matt Petro at the Wisconsin International Raceway for Drop Fest. James and his crew have stepped this show up a notch every year. For an extra special treat on Friday night this year Buckcherry performed for everyone at the show. Nothing like a big name band to help draw in a huge crowd “Even in the Rain”. For all Drop Fest info visit

Over the past few years we have been covering the Good Guys Hot Rod shows as a little extra show coverage for our readers. Even though the Good Guys lifestyle is way out of our normal content, these guys have great ideas that we can all learn from. This month we showcase the 19th annual Good Guys Hot Rod Nationals in Indianapolis. Over the next few months we will have extended coverage from a few other good guys’ shows, so stay tuned for more great content. If you have never had the pleasure of attending a good guys show make sure to add one to your calendar, you won’t be disappointed.

To finish up this month’s show coverage we travel to Asheville, NC with Staff photographers Smalls and Randall Reynolds at Scraping the Smokies. Over the past few years this event has grown leaps and bounds for the mini community in the south. For all info on next year’s event visit

Crazy ass funny videos…. Make sure to visit the video vault for our selection of some of the best stuff on the web this month… My personal favorite is the Landlord with Will Ferrell…
Well that wraps it up for me this month. As always if you have any questions, concerns or comments, do not hesitate to contact us… and if you are on mySpace, don’t forget to stop by and add us to your friends list.


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