2014-04-01

new mag on the block


I'm a magazine guy. There's nothing like the look and feel and smell of printed paper. So, the news that there's gonna be a fresh Kustom Car Magazine from Germany got me all excited. And when the editor Michael Schmidbauer asked me if I would like to contribute some custom car stories and photography, I didn't hesitate for a second. And now the really good news: Issue 1 just got published. You can find it at many larger newsstands in Germany. Or you can subscribe/order it by e-mail. The above picture is an outtake from my photoshoot with Dylan Odbert's 1964 Impala. You can check it out in detail in issue 1/2014 of Kustom Car Magazine.


2014-03-20

hot rod heaven for a fistful of dollars



This, gentlemen, is a personal recommendation. Because if you're here on this blog, you clearly dig traditional hot rods and kustoms. Chances are also that you're interested in seeing fresh stuff in a visually intriguing way. And while you're hanging out here anyway you might as well check out this brilliant movie Cal Thorley and his pals made down in New Zealand. Just start by watching the trailer above and if this isn't enough to make you spend ridiculous twelve bucks on this, take my word. It's more than worth it. Or maybe you'll believe me when I say: Watching this movie made me wanna move to New Zealand. Seriously. So, what are you waiting for?

2014-03-10

monday movie: ian loska's coffee truck

Some of you may remember this radical 1934 Ford pick-up truck from the Suede Palace at this year's GNRS. I for myself remember running into its owner and builder Ian Loska at my buddy Eric's shop as well as at the local auto parts store in San Clemente. And since I had followed the build for a while I was happy to hear that Ian had it finished and he was willing to let me shoot it. The photos I took turned out nice enough to do the car justice and to get it on the cover of the Swedish GASOLINE Magazine.

The article came out great and I'm stoked about that but here's something that can't be shown on printed paper: the hot rod in action. Turn up the volume and enjoy!


2014-03-06

oceanside coupe

A friend of mine once described Oceanside as the last blue-collar town on the Pacific Coast south of Los Angeles. I've been there a couple of times and indeed there's a more down-to-earth, hardworking, honest-to-god feel over the town. Some people might complain Oceanside is a little more rough on the edges than most other beach cities with their bleached boulevards and polished residential areas. I call it character. And I also think Ryan Allen's mean looking model A coupe lives and breathes that Oceanside spirit. It's sinister looking but it'll never let you down.

2014-03-03

the smoke of w.a.r.

This slammed Chevy two door sedan symbolizes not one but two good news. The first thing is: After I had moved all my stuff to a new harddrive, I lost these shots from the Road Devils Car Show 2011 in Weil am Rhein aka W.A.R. Only a couple of days ago and under mysterious circumstances they resurfaced again. Woohoo. But I'm not only posting them in order to celebrate this but also because this summer on August 23 and 24 there's gonna be a new edition of this show appropriately named W.A.R. Undead. So, if you're in the area don't miss it. More than just a car show it's rather a party among friends with some bitchin' cars and a lot of loud music.

swedes do it better


Looks like there's a sweet movie from Sweden about to hit our silver screens this June. Stay tuned, turn up the volume, and follow the Undertakers.

2014-02-28

factory kustom friday: another starliner



I keep being haunted by those 1960 Starliners. So maybe there's a Ford in my future? Probably not in the near future but who knows. Have a great weekend.

2014-02-26

celebration time


Holy wow. Something must have happened last night. The LOWTECH FB page went past the 6000 likes mark. THANK YOU! The "Burbank Choppers" photo I posted yesterday was my most popular post ever with almost 300 likes, more than 500 shares and a total reach of over 78'000 people. Whatever that means. But it sounds like a lot.

In order to celebrate this I'm posting another group of 4 terrific hot rods. Hope y'all like it. Thanks again! And just like the picture below, it's from my book/mag LOWTECH – The California Issue #1.

2014-02-25

burbank choppers

It was foggy back in 2012 at the Mooneyes X-Mas Show.