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East Coast Indoor Nationals – ECIN 2014 Car Show Review

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The 2014 East Coast Indoor Nationals (ECIN) was hosted at the Timonium fairgrounds in Timonium, Maryland. The Cow Palace arena hosted 1 hall of vendors and 2 halls with several custom built old school hot rods, to include modern vehicles this year as well.

I had the privilege to capture this years event arriving at 9am on Saturday to hopefully beat the crowd. Before doors opened there was a line of folks waiting to get in, which made capturing the event slightly more difficult than an already dimly lit arena. But I was up for the challenge and while walking around snapping photos, I was not disappointed; there were several well-rounded built rides through-out.

Lets get into the goodness with some highlights from this years show.

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1969 GTO Convertible - East Coast Indoor Nationals 2014 Dubbed “The Judge” this 1969 GTO Convertible certainly caught your eye as soon as you walked into the Palace. Not because of it’s bright carousel red paint, but because of the attention to detail all through-out the build. A 500hp LS3, T56 Tremec 6 Speed Hurst trans, the 20×10 and 18×8 billet wheels, there’s so much detail through-out and it was all executed nicely.

East Coast Indoor Nationals 2014 Photos This was one of my favorite rides at the Rodders Journal when I saw it and it was great to see it again at ECIN. The paint work is amazing and what’s even more amazing how the exterior design is brought into the interior flowing the paint scheme to the dash. There’s a lot of detail into this ride and what makes it better it conforms to the theme through-out.

1969 Chevy Camaro - East Coast Indoor Nationals 2014 Photos Every build has a story and what makes the best stories are classics. This 1969 Chevy Camaro, nicknamed “Mom’s 69 Copo Camaro” boasts a L72-427 Cu. In. Engine, pushing 425hp with M-40 turbo 400. But to me, the coolest part about this ride is the original paper work, specifically the bill of sale with the original price total at $3,795.00. For a picture and more about this cars story, check out the full coverage photos.

1969 LS3 Powered Chevy Camaro - East Coast Indoor Nationals 2014 Photos I will admit, I am a sucker for Camaro’s. Especially this 1969 Ls3 Powered Chevy Camaro. And what makes this one stand out is the modernization mixed very well with the old school hot rod theme that makes this ride one-of-a-kind. The 4L80E 4-Speed Automatic Transmission, rebuilt with Red’s clutches and bands to make it practically bullet-proof to the TCI controller, which operates in full automatic mode or with installed paddle shifters. The Baer big brake kit sets off the Rushforth Livewire wheels along with the custom paint with ghosted flames caught my attention. You have to check out the full coverage for more photos, what an awesome build and it’s not done yet!

1965 Cobra Roadster - East Coast Indoor Nationals 2014 Photos I have to admit, this 1965 Cobra Roadster was probably my favorite ride out of the entire show. I’m not a huge fan of an orange and black theme, but this seemed to flow. The modifications through-out all went very well with this theme, nothing was overdone, everything had a purpose. The 18″ Knock-Off wheels added a nice flair bringing together the Arancia Bianco with Tuxedo Black and Gray paint. A Ford 5.0 L Coyote by Roush Engine partnered with a Tremec T56 Trans with stopping power brought to you by Wilwood. Truly a hand built machine that covers every aspect of customization. Very well executed!

If I could feature every ride at the show here in this article, I would, but then no one will go out and look at my full coverage photo gallery of the show 🙂

Overall the show had a good turnout of rides, lots of familiar cars from previous years and registration seemed to be less than previous years. It’s getting harder and harder for show hosts to bring in the quality of rides year after year. With ECIN scheduled in December lots of Builders have their cars stowed away preparing for next season. The crew is looking forward to see what 2015 brings us.

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An enthusiast, a Father, a Husband, and a U.S. Navy Veteran. The Creator of CarShowz a hobby gone mad and a passion for anything on wheels. Armed with a camera who knows where this journey will take me but, stay tuned, it's going to be an exciting ride!

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