Friday, May 17, 2013

Eagle Field 2013

Off to spend a few days at one of my favorite playgrounds..  Don't wait up..

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Slacking Lately...

For you loyal followers (both of you), I do apologize for my recent laziness.  It seems that I have been a lacking in desire.  Between work, home, all of the other social stuff, my blog is kind of last in my list of priorities..  My intention in the beginning was to post up some of my old pictures of kustom and hotrod shows.  Maybe not from the 40's,50's and 60's, as I wasn't born till 73.  But from a time when nobody knew what a kustom was, except the folks that were there the first time.  Before you went to car show and saw a bunch of dudes rolling around with their latest car coats on, then watched them pile into their Nissan Sentra and head home.  Or the time, before the car magazines featured the cars, not the nasty tattooed skank with a pry bar through her forehead rocking her latest Hot Topic cherry dress.

I am going to try and get back to business, posting some pictures, sharing some storys and probably a couple mindless rants.


Thursday, March 28, 2013

WCK Los Banos

For those unaware, West Coast Kustoms used to do a show in Los Banos, Ca.  It was kind of the "low key" show to Paso Robles.  At any rate, I always really enjoyed the show.  They allowed tent camping at the fairgrounds and with that, you were always in the hot spot.  I was quite a bit younger then, and my body probably would not take a tent in the fairgrounds any longer.  There would be a group of about 10 or 20 of us, all hanging out together..  Some of those days, I would love to go back to..

Sunday, March 24, 2013


After a long work week, I am on vacation.  I have a ton of things at the shop to do, but would rather send it relaxing like this...

Grandma, Great aunt, and unknown 3rd party

Grandpa, Uncle in his Studebaker powered Glen L..  Built in his back yard

My dad and I with his RaysonCraft wood deck flat.  (wonder where that boat is)

My RaysonCraft flat.  It has changed a little since the photo, but remains VERY original in condition..

Monday, March 18, 2013

Too many projects......

Spied this kool little BBq at the Grand National Roadster Show this year.  The idea is pretty simple in this case. 

I have had this thing in my stash of stuff for a while.  My plan for this was for something similar in fashion, although my ideas were a little more advanced.  Rather than going wood burning, I was going to use propane.  The propane would hopefully keep the heat down somewhat, so that I could do some crazy paint work on it, and not melt the clear on the sides.  The trunk is still useable as is, but I would split the front section up into half BBQ and the other half....  ???  This is where it stopped...

Friday, March 8, 2013

Behind the scenes at Eagle Field

No doubt you have not heard my ramblings about Eagle Field and the great drag racing.  There is a little more out there than just what is on the flyer.  This whole place is like a time capsule with various items strewn around the compound to look at.  There are several signs in some places that warn "No Trespassing".  I will not admit to taking these photos, nor where I got them, or even whether I was there, at the time.  Those that may or may not be my alibis, remember.... Snitches get Stitches...

There is more of these that I will save for another time...

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Kool T-Bird

Spied this kool T-bird at the GNRS this year.  Ordinarally, I despise not running a Y-block in a Ford of this vintage.  This, my friends is the exception..