A Pocket Full of POSIES (open house)

Hot Rods, posies cars parked in the snow drive it!Hot Rods on a Cold Day – Guests’ Rides at POSIES Open House

So what would make this car guy get up at 5am on a Saturday morning and drive 2 hours in temperatures struggling to make it into the 20s? FREE DOUGHNUTS!

Doughnuts and Car TalkWell, that and a chance to hang out with other car enthusiasts at the POSIES annual open house. Posies Rods and Customs, best known for their Super Slide Springs, swung open their shop doors to the general public on the morning of Jan 9 from 8am until noon. Ken “POSIES” Fenical was there to greet everyone and treated us like old friends. This small shop, just a few miles outside of Hershey in Hummelstown, PA, likes to say they build “statements” rather than cars. “Anybody can restore an antique. . . it takes a real man to cut one up,” as one of their t-shirt says.

POSIES - The Man HimselfA couple of their statements were out in the snow covered parking lot on display: the ’32 Ford based “Euroliner” and the ’72 Jaguar XKE “FlatCat”. All of POSIES’ statements are built to be driven. In fact, the Euroliner was driven cross-country to SEMA on the 2008 POSIES Driven Dirty Tour.

A large crowd turnout (some brave souls even brought their rides) made for a great morning. There were even several vendors on hand to answer technical questions if you felt so inclined to ask. And, plenty of good ol’ bench racing.

Euroliner - POSIES '32 Ford Custom European style

Euroliner - POSIES '32 Ford Based Custom

FlatCat - POSIES ’72 Jaguar XKE

FlatCat - POSIES ’72 Jaguar XKE in the snow


So, how do you handle the cold? Are you hardcore and drive your ride in the snow? Or, do you hideout in the garage tinkering until Spring? Let us know. . .