Saturday, November 15, 2008
These are the top three custom cars of 1959 from rod and custom. they really show what it was like just before customs got kookie in the 60's and mild lowriders became king. the top car is spot on perfect in my opinon minuse that wacky lake pipe (but i never liked lakes to exit from the body or be molded in) and the shoebox in second place well man if you can name all the parts from all the cars..your a better man than me, i can spot the obvious 55 poncho eyebrows, vette grill and the glorious sidetrim, but theres alot going on on that car. But man o man what is going on in third place there? is that fins on a box ICK!.....we all have our own opinons but i just thought i'd throw out these pics from yester year.
This is from way back, this 57' Olds is Red's Of the famous Red's hydro shop in CA. Long before 13 inch rims, hoppers, air bags, hydros. This lo-lo is LOW ans that son is how she rides. Click on it an check out the full size shot of this classic mild low custom.
I just got my hands on the new David Perry "Hot Rod Pin-Ups 2" coffee table book. It's the hottest thing i have seen in a long time. he out did himself this time he did the Billy Gibbons book, the Hot Rod Pin-Ups 1, and the Cole Foster book, as well as a hndfull of other coffee table hot rod and girlie books and this is one of his best with some good stories thrown in ever few pages and a forward by Coop. Even though i got it cheaper than most It's worth every penny of the 35 buck askin price. for a sample of it go back and look at the first few "Classy Broad" posts they are from this book or hit up his site he has a few sample shots up....
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Back again, Writing this as i'm listening to the MC5 and building cars on the line at fomoco in between cars with a lap top on top of my tool box, it seems i never get out of a garage. But i digress, In the garage happenings are, My engine bay, Chris's wagon re-spray, Eric's tri-power, Dave's gas gauge, Franks motor mounts and rear suspension, Evans shifter. So it looks to be a busy winter. Also in club news Evan is getting married this month, so a big congrats to him and the lil lady. Rolanda and Beth's team the Pistolwhippers are starting a new season on the track as well. We will be planning our Autorama Display soon as well. I saw gas this morning for $1.86 yet the economy is still falling, but don't get me started on that topic, I'm just happy to have a job, and that my car is paid for and solid enough to drive daliy, it's like i'm always sayin " You can sleep in your car, but you can't drive your house to work!". Stay tuned as I will try to get pics and updates of all the current projects as shit gets done. Now go click on that picture of Watson's old shop and take a good look at that parking lot, a bygone era right before it all got "Kooky" when mild customs with artistic pain ruled.......enjoy
, my home of 35 years , i'll never leave while she may be gritt y and dark, and shady she' ll alway s be my home. While the roman ce of the beaut y of decay intru iges me it hurts to see the burnt down crack house i live next to every day after my hard job. But i'm confi dent in time we will rise from the ashes and once again be a renai ssanc e city.
Monday, November 10, 2008
Pouring rain at the (in my opinon) best event of summer, Jeff's BBQ (BDK) . This is a word of mouth/invite only event but my fave of the year. Jeff Shea has been a personal friend of mine for 11 years now, he's done striping and gold leaf for me and 90% of my tattoos. I commend him for keeping this going year after year.