Sunday, April 3, 2011
During the car show, I sensed a little bit of back biting from the Street Rod crowd. This is common. These guys spend tens of thousands of dollars to have someone build them a "Show Rod" and don't much like sharing space with the do it yourself gearheads who build their own cars for the tenth the cost. These "Show Rod" guys use the term "Rat Rod" derogatorily. I overheard a few snickers and smug comments while standing behind these old guys reading my Rat Rod Rockers! posters in the hall. "Rat Rod Rockers...sounds like crap to me" or "Let's skip that 'Rat Rod' movie." On the flip side- quite a few people who did watch the film gave us very good reviews. Others commented on the setting. One photographer told me sincerely that the presentation, with the big room, cars and my films projected above them was the coolest thing he had ever seen at any car show. Personally it reminded me of some Modern Art Museum exhibit on Kustom Kulture. Overall a good weekend of promotion for the film.