flashback 2008 (1/2)

It's that time of year again... 2008 is about to close its doors while 2009 is waiting on the doorstep. Like every reputable newspaper, magazine or tv station, LOWTECH provides you with an end of year review. Original, huh? Well, the holidays ain't the best time to be creative, but when I browsed the LOWTECH photo gallery I almost got a sentimental feeling, haha seriously...as there were so many great events and moments in 2008. So let's have a look in the rear view mirror and let me share with you some kind of a "best of 2008" selection. Have fun! Part 2 is coming soon.

The year started full throttle with a visit at my buddy Richard's garage

My first ride ever in a '27 roadster

The summer came and brought some great events

Summer in Switzerland doesn't necessarily mean sunshine

In spite of some rain drops, the Cheaters Open House was a great event

Leadsled parking

Another garage, another open house

Great cars, great people

With summer in full swing, time for the Custom Parts & Wear open house

New members for the european chapter of the ACES Car Club

The Shoplifters gained strenght, too

My ride should't be missing when it comes to my personal best of 2008

Thank you & see ya later.


season greetings

When it comes to winter pictures, this shot pretty much sums it up for me. The fabulous and somewhat iconic picture graced the cover of the december 1951 issue of Motor Trend. And while it's one of my all time favourite pictures, the Sam Barris Merc is one of my all time favourite kustoms, too. So, if Santa reads this, he should know what to do... Merry christmas and a happy new year! (Kustomrama)


yaril's customs

As some of you may know, I've got a soft spot for old vee dubs, while I'm at the same time deeply into traditional american iron. Talk about two hearts beating in my chest... The more people I meet, the more I realize that there are lots of 'em with a wider horizon than you'd imagine at first. Anything goes, as they say. Well, as long as it's done with style. One of them is custom builder Yaril, who just launched his website in order to promote his newly established business Yaril's Customs. He's working on various cars, blending american and european influences, but all of them got one thing in common: Yaril's great eye for a distinct style, based on simplicity. And on a serious lowering.


custom parts & wear: open house

There are things in life you shouldn't miss... one of them is the annual open house at Custom Parts & Wear in Mellingen. Manu and Stöffel know how to throw a party so there's no excuse for you to stay at home and watch tv or get on your girlfriend's nerves. Be there or be square, as they say. (You can even bring your girlfriend/ wife/ lover/ ex-wife as they got some cute stuff for kittens, too. And there are two bitchin' band playing that night!)


track nose roadster

Deacons' member Kyle sent me those pics of a cool track nose 1927 roadster on deuce rails. Actually, I've never been a big fan of the 26-27 roadsters, not even to speak of a T-bucket... being too much of a horseless carriage, in my opinion. But when they're put on a set of model-A or 1932 rails, they really get a kick ass stance.


chevy parking only

These are some shots I took during the weekend of the Rockabilly Bombardment. I spent some quality time at the home of my buddy Sandro who helped me with some adjustments on my '49 Coupe. He's a true Chevrolet aficionado and currently building a bitchin' 1947 Aerosedan. It's gonna be ready for next summer, slammed to the ground thanks to an airride system and with a beautiful tuck'n roll interior... stay tuned.


not channeled...

...but everything else: «Sectioned 6". Chopped 5.5" front, 6.25" rear. Shortened 6" behind the doors.» This is what the builder/owner wrote on the HAMB about his impressive 1952 Chevy Coupe. Well, sounds like a whole lot of work. And by the way, it does look great. (HAMB)