The sales and marketing crew from Wilwood are out in the field all year long at shows like LS Fest, Hot August Nights, Goodguys, and SEMA showing off our latest product innovations. When not officially on the job, you would think we'd want to be anywhere but a car show, but you'd be wrong. Most of us were car guys and gals before starting at Wilwood and continue to enjoy the hobby.

Wilwood did not have any official display at the Ventura Nationals show at the fairgrounds, but it is just a few miles from our factory and office in Camarillo, CA. John from Marketing visited and brought back these pictures of Wilwood equipped rides and other vehicles he just liked the look of.

Grassroots shows like this let us research what people are building these days and direct our product planning. One thing we confirmed is that trucks are very hot - which is good because we have just introduced Chevy C10 products and are building a custom Ford F100 in our R&D shop.

Enjoy this slideshow of cars we liked.

  • 1940 Desoto Business coupe custom
  • Teal 1958 Chevy Apache fleetside truck
  • Teal 1958 Chevy Apache Fleetside truck
  • 1950 Chevy Suburban wagon
  • Custom 1952 Ford F100 truck
  • 1969 Ford Bronco
  • 1963 Chevy pickup truck
  • 1959 Ford F100 truck
  • 1940 Ford pickup truck
  • 1939 Ford Sedan
  • 1952 Ford F-1 pickup truck
  • 1957 Chevy Bel Air
  • 1951 Ford custom
  • 1955 Chevy Cameo Cruiser truck
  • 1955 Chevy Cameo Cruiser truck
  • 1950 Chevy 3100 lowrider truck
  • 1950 Chevy 3100 lowrider truck
  • 1939 Plymouth sedan
  • 1970 Chevy C10 truck
  • LS swapped motor, Wilwood master cylinder and hydro boost
  • Blown Hemi hot rod
  • Blown Hemi hot rod
  • Wilwood brakes on solid axle hot rod
  • 1964 Ford Fairlane 500
  • 1969 Cadillac Coupe DeVille
  • 1969 Cadillac Coupe DeVille
  • Custom pinstriped hood

For many decades, the Ventura Fairgrounds has been the home of sprint, midget, stock car and motorcycle racing on their 1/4-mile dirt oval. For the past 18 years, the Ventura Nationals (originally the Ventura Primer Nationals) have brought hot rods, low riders, custom cars, vans, and choppers to the fairgrounds surrounding the race track. The vibe is laid back with live music, beers, BBQ, and burgers, perfect for this Labor Day Weekend.

The cars represented tend more toward traditional Southern California-style builds and not high-tech billet-clad pro-touring rides. But we found plenty of traditional vehicles which incorporated Wilwood brakes on them, which is part of why we go. Wilwood is always looking for new and interesting builds to feature in our print magazine advertisements.


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