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The Story Behind Chrome Jewels

Posted in Blogging the Bloggers, Cool Stuff, Videos by Kurt Ernst | June 2nd, 2011 | 2 Responses |

Why yes, that is a Mad Max Interceptor.

Ralf Becker is editor-in-chief of the German auto website Chromjuwelen (“Chrome Jewels,” in English) and a good friend of RideLust. If you’ve never seen his site, you owe it to yourself to give it a look. You’ll find cars of all shapes and sizes, and the occasional pin-up girl (just another reason we love Chromjuwelen), but what you won’t find is the same old boring, regurgitated crap you can get on a hundred other car sites. Like RideLust, Chromjuwelen is written by people who love and understand cars, not by someone whose experience is limited to watching all of the “Fast and Furious” movies a dozen times. The video below explains the philosophy behind Chromjuwelen, and I’d like to think that extends to us at RideLust as well: it doesn’t matter what you consider your own personal “chrome jewel”; what matters is that you stand by your choice.

There are some unbelievable cars in the video as well, including a faithfully recreated Mad Max Interceptor, a mint Chevy II, a few Challengers (new and old), a cherry International Harvester Scout and a few Impala wagons that left me drooling. The video was shot at a street rod event in Hamburg, Germany, which just goes to show that the Germans are as crazy about American iron as we are. Enjoy four muinutes of car guy bliss below.

Chromjuwelen En Route from faust & heisler on Vimeo.

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  1. Ralf Becker says:

    … thanks for this wonderful article! Damn, I have to visit you guys …

    • Kurt Ernst says:

      I promise to look you up next time I’m in Germany, but I don’t think that will be any time soon.