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Uncle Joe Benson at 2010 Axes & Axles Hot Rod Show.

September 1, 2010: Combining the guitars and hot rods of rock stars, the special Axes & Axles: The Art of Building Cars and Guitars, Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the Fender Telecaster exhibition opened at the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum at the Fairplex in Pomona. Of course Uncle Joe was on hand for the grand opening, and he was joined by automotive expert Mark Perleberg. In short order, the two were taping segments for the pilot episode of The Sunday Drive surrounded by a few million dollars worth of pristine hot rods. Definitely something you need to check out!

(Photos by Jan Benson)

Axes & Axles logo.

Joe, Mark & Michael Anthony.
Joe, Mark & Michael Anthony.
Michael Anthony's '32 Ford.

Van Halen/Chickenfoot bassist Michael Anthony was telling the boys stories about his Boyd Coddington 1934 Ford Highboy Roadster.

Rear 3/4 of Jimmie Vaughan's 61 Caddy.
Front of Jimmie Vaughan's 61 Caddy.
Interior of Jimmie Vaughan's 61 Caddy.

Famed guitarist Jimmie Vaughan's award winning 1961 Cadillac Coupe De Ville.

Interviewing Jimmie Vaughan.
Interviewing Jimmie Vaughan.
Jimmie Vaughan playing a song.

Jimmie Vaughan joined Uncle Joe and Mark for an interview, then played a couple of songs for the crowd.

Front of Billy Gibbon's CadZZilla.
Billy Gibbon's CadZZilla.
Mark & Joe w/CadZZilla.

ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbon's legendary "CadZZilla" — an extremely customized 1948 Cadillac Series 62 Sedanette.

Uncle Joe interview the Museum's Tony Thacker.

The man responsible for the Axes & Axles exhibition: Tony Thacker of the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum on camera with Uncle Joe.

Featuring real Von Dutch pinstriping!
Jeff Becks classic 32 Ford hot rod.

Jeff Beck's classic 1932 Ford Highboy Roadster, featuring real Von Dutch pinstriping.

Eric Claptons 1941 Woody Chevrolet.

Eric Clapton's beautiful 1947 Chevrolet Woody station wagon.

Billy Gibbon's Mexican Blackbird.
Billy Gibbon's Mexican Blackbird.

ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbon's "Mexican Blackbird" 1958 Ford Thunderbird.

Uncle Joe's
Nissan 600ZX

Uncle Joe's
Super Gas

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'11 Home Depot - Monrovia

'11 O.C. Fair

'11 O.C. Fair
Pat Benatar

'11 Blood

'11 O.C. Fair
Paul Rodgers

'11 O.C. Fair
Steve Miller &
Duff Goldman

'11 O.C. Barrett-Jackson

'11 Ridemakerz

Alex Xydias Center

'11 Jethro Tull

Home Depot - Orange

Performance Bicycle

BBQ @Shannon's

Home Depot - Marina Del Rey

'11 Long Beach
Grand Prix

Auto Club 400

Pep Boys
Speed Shop

'11 NHRA

Monster Trucks!

Larry's Pick-Up Truck

'11 Grand National
Roadster Show

Ozzy Osbourne

'10 NHRA Finals

in Torrance

Pepsi 400

La Mirada
Home Depot

'10 L.A. Fair
Bad Company

John Bonham

Steve Miller
Kids Rock Free

'10 L.A. Fair
Monster Trucks
& C.C.R.

Axes & Axles
Hot Rod Show

BBQ @Kevin's


'10 O.C. Fair
Styx/ZZ Top

'10 Blood Drive

in Walnut

Steve Miller/
Greek Theatre

5th of July

Rush's Star

Fathers Day

'10 Long Beach
Grand Prix

Auto Club 500

'10 NHRA

'10 Grand National
Roadster Show


'09 NHRA Finals

Steve Miller/

Pepsi 500

'09 L.A. Fair
Lynyrd Skynyrd

Abbey Road

'09 Blood Drive

'09 Kentucky Derby

'09 Long Beach
Grand Prix

Auto Club 500

'09 NHRA

'09 Grand National
Roadster Show

'08 NHRA Finals

Pepsi 500

Carl Edwards

'08 Jethro Tull

All-Star Party

'08 Long Beach
Grand Prix

'08 Super Chevy

'08 Goodguys
Costa Mesa

Auto Club 500

'08 NHRA

'08 Grand Nat.
Roadster Show

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