Easter holiday usually means having to hang out with family members you haven't seen in a long time (which actually never bothered you). And for eating too much of not very healthy stuff. Luckily we can always rely on Stoeffel from Custom Parts & Wear who set up an impromptu Easter Coffee & Cake gathering and thus created the perfect reason to escape from all the festivities and drive our cars.
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.
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?
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!
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.
W.A.R. Undead. So, if you're in the area don't miss it. More than being just a car show it's rather a party among friends with some bitchin' cars and a lot of loud music.
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.