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Gauge Editor-in-Chief Donnie Babb The month of February in the Midwest is always a super depressing time of the year for us hardcore show car enthusiasts. The temperature normally does not get much over freezing and there is an occasional snow shower. The thought of even getting your ride out of the garage sends chills up your spine. But, a group of annual events that always help to get you out of the winter blues is the World Of Wheels series of car shows.

This year we are hosting our 4th annual lifestyle hall at the Indianapolis World of Wheels. Our hallway will feature 50+ show vehicles, hydraulic demo, Dj Kidd Kutt and much, much more. If you are from this area the event is a definite not to miss.
For all the show info visit our event calendar


On the cover this month Staff Photographer Toby Mosholder caught up with Aaron Lynch and his 1966 Pontiac Catalina. I don’t really know what to say about this car, except for it is bad-ass. Aaron picked the perfect color and finish combinations to make his ride stand out from the crowd. Then he added an old school interior, air ride and a set of 20” wheels to wrap up the package. Wow…. Can I get an Amen??? Make sure to check this one out! It is a for sure not to miss for anyone that loves custom cars.

Modeling on Aaron’s Catalina is the beautiful Stephanie Russell. Toby caught up with her at our annual Slamology Car, Truck and Music Festival. He met up with her after she won first place in the bikini contest. Along with a nice cash prize, the winner also got the opportunity to have a cover photo shoot with us. Just one look at her gauge girl interview and you will understand why hundreds of Slamology participants cheered her to victory.

2006 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.

Someone else that Toby caught up with at Slamology is Matt Mollison and his 1993 BMW 325I sedan. Matt had reworked or rebuilt every square inch of this BMW to turn it into one radical luxury classed car. An extra unique touch he added, is MTX speakers in the front and rear of the car. This modification has had people talking all summer, make sure to check out this feature and get a closer look at this Stunnin BMW.

For some of us, in the process of building project vehicles, we get so obsessed on making our visions come true that nothing can stop us. This drive is exactly what got Justin Terrell to get up and get going after a motorcycle accident in 2003. Justin kept motivated by working on his 1994 Ford Ranger during the 3 months of life that he could not walk. Justin said the accident slowed him down a bit but did not break his drive to get the truck done. Make sure to check out his Deranged Ranger feature.

The Mini Truck inspired compact car made a huge return in 2006 on the show scene. I think it is wonderful. To classify as of these mini inspired compacts you must have top notch body modifications, clean paint and be able to drag the shit out of it. When Staff Photographer Smalls saw Jason Champion’s 1998 Honda Accord at Scrapin’ the Smokies he knew he had to bring this one home for all of us to see. Make sure to check out Jason’s feature for his project named Hypnotized.

To start off this month we join staff photographer Brad Walker at the 3rd Annual Common Bonds Show in McMinville, TN on October 7, 2006. Common Bonds is a Christian club based in Tennessee. Their club is known for top notch vehicles and top notch people. Just one look at the show coverage and you will see that when this group comes together to put on an event, they do it big. For all the info on next year, shoot an e-mail to

Staying in Brad’s Camera bag we stop off at the 3rd Annual Vaperz Slam Session Show. Vaperz is another highly respected car club throughout the Midwest. This year they produced their 3rd annual event in Hopkinsville, KY on the weekend of July 29-30, 2006. The third time was definitely a charm for Vaperz. Make sure to mark your calendars for this one in 2007.

For the next event, we catch up with Staff Photographer David Bramhall at the Turkey Drag on December 2-3, 2006 in Tyler Texas. Where else but in Texas can you find a show this large the first weekend of December? This year was the 3rd annual event and some of the hottest cars showed up to compete for top honors only a few weekends before Christmas… stay up on the 07 Turkey Drag on their official My Space page at

To finish up this month, we step outside our normal lowered roots and hit the 25th anniversary 4-Wheel Jamboree. 25 years ago Bruce Hubley and his crew at Special Events starting producing 4-Wheel Jamborees, and over the years these shows have grown into the biggest and best events in the country. This year Special Events hosted this huge 25th birthday party for the show at the Indiana State Fairgrounds on the weekend of September 22-24, 2006. You can stay up to date on the entire series or car shows that Special Event produce by visiting

Well, that is it for me this month. I am off to fight the winter blues and get ready for Indianapolis World of Wheels. If you are on my space don’t forget to stop by and check out some of the cool videos we have posted there.


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