This week’s column features photos from one of the best days of my life! And yes, that means it’s me, Tonya Kay the writer of this column, as this week’s Pinup Pole Show Pinup of the Week, posing with my own classic car, the Grape Space Coaster a 1965 Buick Riviera, photographed by Shane Karns and Rick Guzman at my own show, Tonya Kay’s Pinup Pole Show Wanna know why this is one of the best days of my life?
I’d owned my Riviera for probably 5 years trying to save up dough and piece together the next improvement when finally, I decided to put her into Anaheim Rod and Custom for a partial restoration. At the timing of this particular Pinup Pole Show, my ride had been in the shop for 3 months being restored by expert hands - I hadn’t seen her finished yet, so I decided to throw a Riviera Reveal Party at my very own classic car cruise-in! Anaheim Rod and Custom worked so well with and brought my baby up on a flatbed and kept her covered as the cruise-in filled in. I intentionally stayed inside the theatre until the reveal because … oh, the anticipation! When I walked down to my own car show, I saw STUNNING cars assembled in a rainbow of classic color and one striking shape under a cover. My Pinup Pole Show stars did the unveiling, as you can see - what a dream come true! I wept with joy and revved the engine and had some big fun with my new white interior and shiny chromed engine. We all posed and celebrated the classic automobile and it really was one of the best days of my life. So much love and beauty and friendship and cars all in one place.
Watch a cool video of my Riviera’s restoration response here: