Car Craft Summer Nationals 2016

Car Craft Summer Nationals 2016

The Car Craft Summer Nationals 2016 draws street machines and high performance sports cars from all over the Midwest. The big party was held in Milwaukee, WI, July 15-17, 2016.


Speedkore “Tantrum” Takes Car Craft Nationals
2016 Pro Builder Award Sunday …

David Salvaggio and his Speedkore Performance Group out of Grafton, Wisconsin rumbled into Milwaukee for the Car Craft Summer Nationals 2016 with their 1970 Dodge Charger Pro Touring masterpiece called the “Tantrum.” On Sunday they came away with the trophy in the Pro Builders Shootout. The Car Craft Pro Builders Trophy is a much coveted award among custom car builders. But this car was so spectacular that it has already been recognized by Jay Leno and the producers of the Fast and Furious 8 movie. Click the video window below to see what V8TV found out when they interviewed Tantrum’s designer Dean Smith.

The 1970 Dodge Charger Pro Touring “Tantrum”  is powered by a twin-turbo 9-liter Mercury racing engine rated at over 1,600 horsepower. What stands out is the carbon fiber composite material used to form the body. (See photos below.) Salvaggio told us they just finished shooting the scenes from the next Fast and Furious movie and Tantrum will be featured in it.

Sunday is the last day of the show, and early this afternoon they announced the winners of the 2016 Car Craft Summer Nationals award trophies. Several top name custom car builders are here to compete for the Master Builder Award. Here are some of the cars which are being judged:

The Car Craft Summer Nationals 2016 is underway here in Milwaukee, July 15-17, 2016, and the roar of revving engines and smell of burnt rubber is everywhere on the grounds at Wisconsin State Fair Park in West Allis, Wisconsin. This is the second year that the Summer Nats have been held here in the Milwaukee metro area. It is the only show for street machines and high performance late models in the midwest.

Cars On is on the scene covering all the action as everything from Pro Mods to hot rods have arrived here in Milwaukee. Car Craft officials have said that 3,000 custom cars and trucks will register for the show this year. There were also a large number of classic muscle cars on the fairgrounds here today.


Here is a taste of what we saw here today in Milwaukee at the Car Craft Summer Nationals 2016:

One of the cars invite to the Car Craft Summer Nationals 2016 was a prototype 1969 Shelby Retro GT500. The chassis was a real 2008 Shelby GT500, but the body was done in fiberglass to closely replicate a 1969 version of the GT500. This is the only one in existence. Click the video window for an interview with the owner:


Fans lined the stadium seating on Saturday afternoon as the Car Craft Burnout Contest got underway. When there’s rubber to burn, well, boys will be boys. The burnout contest is one of the most popular events at the Car Craft Summer Nationals 2016. Here is a look at a few of the rides in competition:




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