Last Friday, we attended the 2013 Supernationals Custom Auto Show at Expo New Mexico (the New Mexico State Fairgrounds) in Albuquerque. As the Albuquerque Journal said the show “features enough intricate paint and muscle to make a car buff out of you.” More than 200 custom vehicles from 11 states were on display at this, the 22nd Annual Supernationals Custom Auto Show.
Since 1992, the Supernationals have been “the” premier annual automotive event in New Mexico. Each year, the show attracts custom cars, street rods, motorcycles, muscle cars and more from throughout the country, as well as local and regional vehicles for both show and competition display.
There were many notable vehicles on display. One amazing car was the “Scythe,” a high-powered violet car called “the most customized car of its time” by auto enthusiasts. Although it started life as a Ford Mustang, you would never know it to see it. The body has been completely redesigned and features triple headlights, a twin-turbo Shelby engine, doors that open like wings, and hubcaps with turning chrome scythes. Another notable car was the “Speed Demon,” a custom desert racer with a Chevy engine, which set land speed records in excess of 440 miles per hour!
And let’s not forget motorcycles. There seemed to be almost as many custom bikes as cars. Some of the most amazing bikes were by RK Concepts. Their stainless steel bikes looked like something out of the Mad Max movies. The gas tank for one of the bikes was a fire extinguisher to be worn on the rider’s back!
Hot wheels; cool engines – what more could you ask for? We have posted a gallery of photos from the show: The 2013 Supernationals Custom Auto Show. Enjoy!