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Hot Rod CoalitionOctober 10th, 2015 was a special day for local car culture artists.

Jimmy Ogawa of Ogawa Designs coordinated a reunion with the best in the business. Many of these artists haven’t been seen in years, but many are still going strong and pursue their passion of art daily. Mac Brushes & One Shot honored Neil Averill, Dale “Soggy” Oftedal, and Bob Kovacs, the OG’s of the Fresno pinstriping game. Thank Jimmy for all your hard work and hosting this reunion at the 2nd Annual Valley Nationals.

Hot Rod Coalition once again brought the classic car obsessed Fresno, Ca the 2nd Annual Valley Nationals & Reliability Run on October 10th & 11th. Thousands of spectators and over 500 pre- ’75 hot rods, customs, and muscle cars descended on Park Place to celebrate the close of the local event season. Attendees interacted among numerous activities going on throughout the day. In one direction we had the Pinstripers Panel Jam raising money for local Disabled American Veterans. On the other side of the venue there was the High School Auto Shop Shootout where local teens compete for bragging rights and a perpetual trophy.

Prior to our delicious lunch being served, over 20 pioneers of the pinstriping underworld were recognized and a father gave away his prized ’66 C-10 pickup to his soon-to-be-married daughter. Before HRC gave out its custom Top 50 awards Gary “Goodguy” Meadors spoke to the crowd about his local roots and Goodguys Rod and Custom. By late afternoon the crowds were headed to the after-party and then home to rest up for what most believe is the best part of the weekend, “The Backroad Reliability Run.” Sunday morning participants visited the next generation of hot rod builders shops before they did roughly 100 miles in the foothills of the Valley. Over 100 hot rods capped off the weekend with a delicious lunch at a local pub nestled in the sticks of the shadowed hills. The 2nd Annual Valley Nationals was a huge success and Hot Rod Coalition looks forward to hosting next year’s event at a new venue that is sure to bring this show to the next level.

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