Wednesday, June 18, 2014

New Forever Stamps Pay Tribute To The Hot Rods We Love


Hot rod enthusiasts have something to celebrate! The U.S. Postal Service has just unveiled a new series of stamps called "Hot Rods Forever Stamps", with two stamps depicting hot rods that are instantly recognizable to all. Often referred to as the "Deuce", the stamps showcase the classic hot rod with a black 1932 Ford Roadster with orange flames as well as a red 1932 Ford.

According to a USPS press release, the stamps are available in booklets containing 20 stamps that can be used at anytime, even if postal rates increase in the future. The NSRA (National Street Rod Association) was on hand at a dedication ceremony to launch the newly released stamps. With the Street Rod Nationals in York, Pennsylvania as the location for the big reveal, it showed that some thought went into the creation and launch of the new stamp.

Whether you are into restoring, collecting, cruising, racing or just enjoy looking at them at a show or on the street, you'll probably agree that the tribute is long overdue.

Postmaster General, Patrick Donahoe, released a statement which said, "These hot rod stamps mark the beginning of America's fascination with customizing fast cars. And they're just as popular today as they were decades ago." I'd say that hot rods are probably even more popular today than decades ago. The resurgence of interest that was sparked a decade ago has grown faster and stronger than anyone would have imagined, and even through the economic slowdown, most enthusiasts have not given up on their dreams of owning and enjoying these great cars and trucks.

Motorheads Performance doesn't need any urging to begin using the stamps. We love the fact that hot rods have received some great attention that brings awareness and interest to a new generation of people who can get involved in classic cars, muscle cars, vintage trucks and other vehicles from our past that we continue to cherish and enjoy. We encourage all our followers to stock up!

What do you think of the new stamps?

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Bizarre Seizure of Fully Restored Classic Car is Saddening


There is a story I read that I just had to comment on because it's something any classic car owner or potential classic car buyer would be and SHOULD BE frightened of.

It's not so difficult to imagine yourself in these shoes:

You read an ad in Craigslist (or eBay, your local newspaper, or through a friend-of-a-friend) and see the car you've been dreaming of. You purchase the car, spend time and lots of money restoring it.....only to find that it had been a stolen vehicle. The car is seized by the State!

A frightening story to be sure. But, what if you had been given a legitimate title for the car from your State? Anyone would feel reassured enough to sink a bu__load of money into a restoration, right? The story is so bizarre I wouldn't think of paraphrasing it. You just have to read it yourself.

Motorheads Performance suggests you do your homework on any classic car or muscle car you may think of purchasing. There are many things to look for. Yes, the paint and body is important, as is the engine and drivetrain components. But just how many people think of looking at the VIN plates and checking out the title?

This may just leave you wondering whether that "great deal" you saw for a song is really worth it. No title?... Forget it!!!

What would you do if this were you?

RESOURCE: - Dad Loses Classic Car After State Mistake