Friday, January 27, 2012

New Orleans 2012

My first time in the crescent city and I must say I do love it! I wasn't here 24 hours and I was in a bar Called "Dino's" named after Dean Martin, then we walked around with a Hurricane in hand as Carrol and I stumbled into Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville bar where I got a little shitfaced singing along with Captain Leo to Buffett Tunes! OH yah! I am here for the Auto-Rama World of Wheels show with the "Roswell Rod" and my chopped panhead! Being a bit of a geek, I may sneak out and slip into the Comic Con convention that just happens to be going on the same weekend in the exhibition hall next door. It looks like it is going to be a great show, lots of neat stuff bein set up. I have seen a lot of friends that I meet "on the road" at shows all over the country that are here! Bob Larivee and his crew put on the best shows in the world! Stop on by say "Hello" and see the show. We have a show special on our DVD's if you are interested, get a deal and save on shipping. You'll have enough left over for a Hurricane or two
Then get back out in the garage and build something!
I wanna see your stuff at the show next year!

Monday, January 9, 2012

It's Here!

Thats right Finally after a long wait, including the time it took for my arm to heal, I have in my hot little grabbers the New DVD "Chop a Model A top at home". It's a 2 disc set, of a tad over 4 hours of cutting & grinding action! Dig that crazy disc art man! For you guy's that pre ordered this DVD it will be in the mail this week, so sit by the mail box with a club and wait for the mail man. If he aint got it, work him over 'cause he probably swiped your copy. If you are a lazy sod and didn't get yer's yet, go to my web site and scope things out.
Get out in that garage and build something.
(unless you are watching this DVD that is)

Friday, January 6, 2012

A New Year!

I'm glad that's all over, December is a full month for me with 3 birthdays, Christmas, and New Years. Here we are in 2012 so let's see what kind of trouble we can get into this year, shall we? I am in the last stretch of the paint work on Johnny Sparkle's Model T Ford. I painted the small pieces and the doors off the car, and now I just have to give the body a wet sand, paint, and clear. In the next two weeks I have to detail my Panhead Chopper and the Roswell Rod, and fix all the lights on my trailer, so I can go out on the road to do the winter show car circuit! You can check my website for dates but off the top of my head I'll see you in New Orleans, Kansas City, Detroit and San Antonio. There are a few other shows that are not in contract yet so we will see what the future holds there.

I don't remember if I ever posted a pic of it or not but, a while back I picked up a 1977 Super Glide basket case out of a junk yard here in Missouri. I have been messing with it a little here and there. I hit the summer swap meets looking for pieces that are missing, and in between projects I have gotten into it a bit. I welded in a lower fat bob gas tank mount, and test fit a set of 3 gallon tanks on the frame.

When I am in different cities for car shows I hit the museums and used book stores, or in between paint coats at home, I look around on Amazon for used books and out of print cool stuff. Off my book shelf is a good read for the all out gear head road tripper "Cannonball!" by Brock Yates. Yes, I know you all have seen the movie but the inside scoop, and behind the scenes craziness that made that movie great is all in the pages of this book. There were points where I just could not put it down! Back in the 70's Brock worked in NYC at I believe "Car & Driver" magazine. To make a statement against the then new 55 mile an hour speed limit that was country wide, this cross country race was born. Get from New York to Los Angeles as fast as you can! Yes, a couple of guys really did dress up like priest's! And yes, there really was an ambulance called Trans - Con! In today's day and age, it wouldn't be hard to maintain a speed of 80 MPH plus in most midwest states to make a good time, but back then it would have been instant jail time. There are a few of us that get together with our vintage cars and do the cross country trek just for shits & giggles. It is a good time I must admit.

Get out in the garage and build something!
(unless your reading while paint cures or something)