Arizona based Frenchy Dehoux is a long time aircooled VW enthusiast. Some years ago, he decided to try something new by jumping into the build of a traditional 1932 roadster. At the first glance it may look like the quintessential 1950s hot rod, due to its black and red paint scheme. But get a little closer and you're gonna spot a really cool engine. And while you're at it, you're soon gonna realize why Frenchy earned his nickname "Dr. Detail". (HAMB)
Last saturday, we went to a historic airshow in Kestenholz, Switzerland. I'd never call myself an aircraft enthusiast, but if you're into traditional hot rods, you're bound to come across airforce history sooner or later. It's a well-known fact that due to WW2, the early hot rod evolution came to a break. But as many young men that joined the army returned after the war with a whole lot of newly acquired mechanical skills, keen on trying them on their roadsters, they turned the whole thing into a true hot rod revolution: the dry lakes, the first hot rod shows, the birth of drag racing and so on. Anyway, it was a great experience to check out those historic airplanes, sitting in a field or blasting across the clear blue sky. Unfortunately, I only took a few pics. Update: I just added ten more pics!
Sometimes, it's so easy to have tons of fun on a saturday. Take a gravel pit in the middle of nowhere, add some old cars (preferably hot rods, customs and one or another beat up stocker) and boil it all together under a hot august sun. Cool it down with some beers and enjoy it without moderation. Click here for an illustrated event coverage.
Something for the weekend... What used to be a boring four door sedan is now a sleek and elegant kustom waiting in front of a hotel lobby. While the folks are getting ready for some downtown cruising, you might check out the chopped roof, the two door conversion, the lack of hood ornaments and door handles or the wide whitewalls... Click here for some of my previous photochopped ads.
What a shame... I still couldn't make it to the A-Bombers meeting in Sweden. There are so many great pics floating around the web so it bothers me even more... some of the best I've seen so far are the ones by Hamber Peepin eyes. But there are also tons of amazing stuff on Sondre's Kustomrama site.