The 2013 SuperNationals Custom Auto Show

Each year car season kicks off in Albuquerque with SuperNationals, a huge three day custom auto show where locals come to shine and people travel from all around to display their creations. There is no shortage of chrome in the land of enchantment during this long weekend.

This year we had the pleasure of meeting Adrian, Valerie, and Russ of The Bombardiers car club in the main exhibition hall. Above is Adrian's 1951 Chevy which went on to win 'Eddie's Rod and Customs Pick of the Show'.

Valerie's 3100 pickup won 'outstanding interior', which it not only rightfully deserves, but also holds a special meaning. This truck belonged to Valerie's Father before he passed away, and while she and Adrian have changed the color and suspension the custom brown interior is still all Dad's work. It's a tangible memory of a past generation that's still bringing home trophies. Makes your heart feel good, doesn't it?

Heather defines Russ' award-winning Chevy as "bodacious", and I have to agree with her. It's timelessly elegant and graceful, and we can not wait for the opportunity to shoot not only Russ' Chevy, but Valerie and Adrian's too outside of the constricted show environment.

The halls were packed with just as many machines of power as those of pure aesthetics. 

The So-Low VW club had prime real estate in the newly added exhibition hall, bringing the total to three. They brought out a great variety of classic air-cooled customs. I don't care what the Top Gear boys say, these are some of my favorite cars. 

More to come from both Heather and I.