Event Coverage: Chopped 2014 – Details and Age.

The key component in the overall look of a lot of vehicles of this type, is the details built into them.  And some of these details that have developed over time. Its an age related thing

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Signage with the name of the vehicle is a great way of making your machine unique when compared with others of the same model. A bit of red window tint never hurts either.

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 Sometimes the detail is all within the engine, in this case a polished Hemi.

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 Nothing looks quite as nice as injection and a set of trumpets on top.

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Blue coated exhaust’s are another sure fire way to stand out, and don’t they just look amazing.

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 Rust adds character and a uniqueness that comes with the years.

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 If the paint hasn’t already faded and worn away you can get some amazing textures coming through.

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 A rusting dash and steering wheel to go with a period correct odometer gauge._MG_5783With age comes decay and with decay comes patina.

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 Even chrome can only fight rust for so long before it starts to work its way through.

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 In some cases the machine has had a complete respray, but when you take them out onto a mud track, you are bound to take some away with you. But that’s half of the fun of it.

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 Some machines seem to carry more mud around than others, almost becoming one with the environment.  How zen.

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 Every method of transport takes its toll at an event like this. Even the trusty old Vans. These shoes could tell some stories.

That concludes our Chopped coverage for 2014, I hope you enjoyed the pictures as much as I enjoyed taking them.

Photo’s: Nick Drew

Words: Nick Drew

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