Today is the day, rock and roll, hot rods, a raffle to raise funds for the Sacramento SPCA Behavior Dept. Tickets are available at the door for $15. 21+ over inside for the bands, outside is free to all! Culinerdy Cruzer will be dishing up good eats all day, the beer will be flowing courtesy of 805, cool hot rods about and Come meet CJ Ramone, the Guest of Honor! Also on hand, the California Auto Museum and the Sacramento SPCA with demos, information and more!
Doors open 12 Noon
12:30 Public Eye
1 pm Color TV
2 pm Fur Dixon
3 pm Ms. Gearhead Contest
4 pm The Control Freaks
5 pm Infamous Swanks
6 pm Wooly Bandits
For more information, visit the Gearfest Page
Pure Grain Audio has posted an article about Gearhead and Gearfest, as well as some personal reflections by Gearhead owner Rev. Michelle Haunold Lorenz.
Gearhead owner/operator, Michelle Haunold Lorenz, joins us to share her thoughts on the struggles of launching and re-launching a record label and curating the Gearfest festival, and why it’s all worth it in the end.
Gearhead Records began at the turn of the century as an offshoot to Gearhead Magazine, a lifestyle publication that highlighted subcultures such as hot rods, punk rock, and lowbrow artwork. The label paralleled the magazine’s values and tastes, resulting in them being the first US label to break Swedish rockers The Hives and opportunities to work alongside such groups as The Hellacopters, Electric Eel Shock, Lord of Altamont, The Wildhearts, Turbo A.Cs, Riverboat Gamblers, and many more. As the label grew, so did its cult following, which made its way around the world. It was an icebreaker; if you saw someone donning attire with the crossed checkered flag and red logo, read more....
Some great press is starting to run about Gearfest, the alternative punk rock hot rod festival hosted annually by Gearhead. If you're on the fence about attending or maybe just want more information, check out this killer article written by New Noise about Gearfest 2018!
by Jason Mueller from A1 Auto Transport
photos by Michelle Haunold Lorenz
For the classic car connoisseur one of the most important investments you can make is to build a large garage to store your collection. The perfect garage gives you a place to stash your vehicles while keeping them protected, and it leaves you with space to work on your projects out of the weather. Below are some considerations to help you design the ideal classic car garage. Once you do that you’ll just have to work with a local contractor to have it built.
1. Decide on the Size
One of the most important considerations to make about your garage before it can be built is how large it needs to be. You will want to consult with a local contractor to get the specifics on how large, or small, the garage should be to hold the number of classics you own, or plan to own. The main point of a classic car garage is to keep all your high-quality cars in out of the weather. That means you need space for your cars. That might mean having a two or three car garage, but consider how many vehicles you want to house currently, and think about vehicles you might want in the future. Try to plan for the next ten years or longer and get a garage size that you’re going to be happy with over the long term.
2. Consider Climate Control
If you really want to extend the life of your vehicles as much as possible, it’s important to go with a climate controlled garage. When you have a garage that maintains a constant temperature and humidity level, you’ll prolong the life of your vehicle and maintain a better car in the end. Make sure that you have a cooling and heating system in place and some way to manage the humidity when the garage is finished.
3. Consider Gravel
While most contractors will push for a concrete floor, which makes a lot of sense in a heated space, gravel is the better option when you’re storing your cars in an unheated space. That’s because gravel helps control moisture levels more effectively in the space, and will leave you with a healthier air quality in the garage than concrete would. Not to mention that gravel is more affordable, and using it could help lower your building costs.
4. Get a Quality Ventilation System
Most people get a garage for more than just storing their vehicles. If you plan to do any painting, cleaning or working on your vehicle and there are going to be toxic fumes, make sure that you have a high-quality ventilation system. Sure, a ventilation system will increase the cost of your garage, but it will make it more useful as well.
5. Consider Drainage
An effective drainage system in the floor of your garage makes it much more convenient to wash your vehicle in the middle of winter. If you’ll be taking your classic cars out for a spin when the weather isn’t great, adding drainage to the floor of your garage allows you to wash away salt before it has a chance to do damage to your vehicle.
It takes time to design and have a high quality classic car garage built for your specific purposes. Make sure that you have all the important features added to your space and that you have enough space for all your current vehicles and any future ones that you may add. Take your time deciding on the specifics of your garage and you’ll be much happier with the finished results in the end.
Editors note: Don't forget to have fun with your space; personalize it with collectibles and other cool memorabilia!
Goombah's Car Club is once again throwing their Cruise For a Cause Car Show and Food Drive. Head to the Willow Glen area of San Jose at 1319 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA 95125 Sunday Sept. 9, 2018 from 9 am to 4 pm and check out the over 700 cool cars, vendors, food and activities. And don't forget to bring some canned food and cash for the raffle with all proceeds going to Second Harvest Food Bank. Last year they raised $18K and over a thousand pounds of food! Special guest of honor this year is the legendary builder Gene Winfield.
Gearhead will have a pop-up store along with other local businesses so come support a good cause and make sure you stop by and say hello! For more information, head over to their website.
Join Gearhead for some hair-raising racing fun Sept. 4, 2018 at KYLE LARSON'S OUTLAW KART SHOWCASE. Presented by Brandt , the event features the World of Outlaws winged sprint cars with the largest purse and biggest kart count of any event in the country! Gearhead will have a booth at The Cycleland Speedway during the races, so come out for some fun and pick up a shirt or two from Gearhead! Gates open at 5 pm
CYCLELAND SPEEDWAY 47 Nelson Road Oroville, CA 95965 530.342.0063
Rock 'n' Roll/Automotive Journalist, Influencer, Editor and Publisher of Gearhead Magazine,