"Fade Master" The Custom Shop Knows How Do It RIGHT!
After we got home from viva Las Vegas and the SEMA show we got to thinking about ALL the incredible rides we saw. We really thought there were some outstanding rides that deserved or rather demanded some more attention. It's not that we don't agree with the SEMA folks and I guess the guest judges know a thing or two about what makes a great ride. We just thought there were several other Stars that deserved to shine on the pages of my blog. Ok I know this ain't no SEMA TV but in my opinion we're a close second. So over the next several weeks yours truly will be highlighting some of the incredible rides we saw that we thought were more than deserving of a moment in the spotlight.
It doesn't take much more than a first look to realize why this beauty earned the distinction of our 2015 SEMA Super Star Award. Now you all know I am a lover of all hater of none but there are some things that really get me firing on all eight. Numero uno, a Merc. Number two chrome. And number three flames, lots and lots of flames! There is a place for subtly and then there's a place for here I am in all my glory, check me out and love every nut and bolt of me! That my friends is the genius that is the 1951 Mercury "Fade Master" created by The Custom Shop out of downstate Illinois.
I have been a fan of The Custom Shop for many years; ever since I first laid eyes on their bad, bad, bad 1968/2010 Camaro Roadster I've enjoyed their cutting edge designs across the country and have seen their work at various GoodGuys shows and many many other National events. I've gotta say though, this '51 Merc just knocked my socks off. John Wargo and the gang at The Custom Shop have been in business for 27 years and it shows. They've got it down and sure know how to do it just right. The mods to this Merc read like a gear head wish list. I don't often get into the nitty gritty of things because I know my peeps know for themselves but I'll just mention a few of the unique highlights of this Merc. For starters that chop - four inches, the louvers and the flames had me pushing people out of my way to get a closer look. The DeSoto front grille and the Packard taillights (you know how I feel about my orphans) were just exquisite. And just take a gander at that interior. Slam, bang and ka pow, right out of the park. The "Fade Master" is bad to the bone, drop dead gorgeous and a well deserving our 2015 SEMA Super Star Award. Well done and bravo. The pictures of the "Fade Master" speak for themselves, spend some time with them and just take it all in. And by the way "COOL" is an understatement!
Before I take my leave of y'all, I've got ot give a shout out to Twinkie; it was a pleasure meeting you and I'll be sending this along with a big Hello to Jerry. Take Care of your self and I know I'll be seeing you again. Perhaps down Indianapolis way at the Custom Car Revival? If you want your own show stopper head on over to the The Custom Shop. As you can see they know a thing or two about turning out a one of a kind C U S T O M! Stay tuned for more of our 2015 SEMA Super Stars! I tell you, talk about eye candy of the automotive variety, oh the joys of my job!
I want to wish each and everyone of you a Happy Thanksgiving. We all have so much to be thankful for, the least of which are the four wheeled members of the family we all love so much. Have a Happy and a Healthy
'Til the next time - Keep on Kruzin!