Meet Will Lockwood, star of Velocity Network’s Bitchin’ Rides

This year at Star City Motor Madness, meet Will Lockwood, star of Velocity Network’s Bitchin’ Rides. He will be at Star City Motor Madness Friday and Saturday.

Will grew up on hot rod magazines and started playing with RC cars at age 11. Will took vocational classes in auto body and mechanics that saved him in high school, and he used that training to work on Abrams tanks in the Army during Operation Desert Storm.

Once out of the Army, Will started at HPC in 1992 where he met Dave Kindig. When Dave said he was opening his own shop and needed help getting his drawings off the wall and into reality, he asked Will to come along. Starting with the company in 2003 Will is still excited to push the envelope with each new build.

Dave Kindig, owner and operator of Kindig-It Design in Salt Lake City, Utah turns out one-of-a-kind vehicles for his demanding (and sometimes famous) clientele. In Velocity’s BITCHIN’ RIDES, viewers see Kindig and his team working on all types and periods of cars. From rendering and design to building and restoring, viewers see vehicles being made from the ground up before being revealed to the car’s owner.

Bobby Allison & Sam Bass at Star City Motor Madness, June 25

  Daytona Sweep, '88 by Sam Bass   ©1988, 2013 Sam Bass Illustration & Design, Inc.

Daytona Sweep, '88 by Sam Bass ©1988, 2013 Sam Bass Illustration & Design, Inc.

At the car show, Saturday in downtown Roanoke, visitors and show participants will be able to meet Bobby Allison, former NASCAR driver and NASCAR Hall of Fame member and meet Sam Bass, The First Officially Licensed Artist of NASCAR.

During the course of his career, Bobby Allison accumulated so many victories that he is the fourth all-time winning driver. Sam Bass is best known for his illustrations which capture drivers along their career milestones. Bass’ designs have adorned more than 250 race teams’ cars.

SCMM Co-Founder Stars in New Velocity Channel Series

Star City Motor Madness Co-Founder Stars in New Velocity Channel Series Launching on December 5th.

Tom Cox, co-founder of Star City Motor Madness, stars in The Appraisers, an automotive reality series premiering on Discovery’s Velocity Channel. The show premiers Saturday, December 5 at 8 pm and 11 pm.

The eight-episode season follows Tom and his team of automotive appraisers as they cruise across America in search of rare and interesting automotive finds. The Appraisers covers it all — antiques, classics, muscle, luxury and exotic cars, old trucks, motorcycles and automotive memorabilia. Each episode introduces viewers to passionate characters who make up the auto enthusiast world. The excitement builds as Tom and his fellow appraisers reveal how much each owner’s pride and joy is worth.

Cox is president of National Optical in Roanoke. He is a long-time board member of the Antique Automobile Club of America and has served as AACA National President. He also serves on the executive board of the Virginia Museum of Transportation in Roanoke. On The Appraisers he is the show’s "Classic Car Guy" and brings an extensive automotive resume to The Appraisers. Tom is joined on screen by Chris Ritter, the "Car Geek," and Ben Nef, the "Vegas High Roller." Together, the team presents expert analysis on fast and expensive classic cars — from original muscle cars to upscale “restomods” to big-ticket exotics. Chip Taylor, President, Chip
Taylor Communications, serves as executive producer and writer for The Appraisers.



Showing Your Car Saturday?

You may register even on Saturday morning to show your car downtown. Registration opens at 8am and closes at Noon. Parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Those who have pre-registered received by mail additional information. Even if you pre-registered you must stop by the Registration table to pick up your shirt, dash plaque and any items you ordered.

Registration Saturday is at the corner of Jefferson Street and Salem Avenue. Registration for the car show is also at Berglund Credit Line Friday night. We will try to keep you and your car together with your friends and their cars but to do so you and your vehicles must arrive together at Registration.

Hints for Friday Night Cruisers

If you plan to park at Berglund Credit Line on Friday, the lot opens at 4pm. The $10 donation allows you to come and go from the lot throughout the cruise.

If you pre-registered to show your car on Saturday free parking passes to Berglund Credit Line have been mailed to you. Last mailing has now gone out.

Parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Overflow parking is across from Berglund Credit Line for a $5 donation.