Sunday, May 30, 2010

Too much to bare...

The loss of Dennis Hopper is great.
I truly hated Easy Rider, but that was Peter Fonda's doing, along with being a mediocre film.
That wasn't Hopper fault & I rather enjoyed is Oeuvre.

And Gary Coleman too... just too much to bare!

Friday, May 28, 2010

final assembly

Pulled apart for the last time.
Once she is assembled this weekend, I will fire & take her out for the maiden voyage.
As always 100s of hour more than anticipated.
Worth the wait.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Friday, May 21, 2010

Thursday, May 20, 2010

It would have been a good time to end it all!

The food, the visual delights & the genuine hospitality would have made the moment right to end it all with this lovely family heirloom.


While in Nagoya, Taka & I visited Masa & Saori at their shop CHEAP THRILL.
Great people & really neat stuff!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Look on the bright side...

or the dark side

I've loved early race cars since I was a kid

key chain

My Uncle Curtis hand makes each one with a special gig, he also made.

belt buckles


I don't like the idea of selling junk on the blog, but we haven't gotten to the store on the website.
This stuff only gets pulled out when I go to Yokohama Japan.
When I do get pinned in a both, I usually wander & hardly ever pull out the smalls because they cheapen the sculptures, or I am just lazy.
These photos should answer a lot of questions.



You ride like a girl

We cost more & take longer

Thursday, May 6, 2010

AVON Calling

As Mark Shubin would say...

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Saturday, May 1, 2010

The agony of defeat

With the motor completely disassembled, we discovered the previous rebuild had left us with a scary repair on the cam, a 1/4" play in the drive shaft. A lack of replacement parts, even among the 1,000's available to us in the Competition Distributing stock, put a halt to our plan to rebuild her in a day.
I went home with my tail between my legs getting more & more nervous about the cross continental commitment I've made!


Lonnie Jr., Lonnie Sr., my uncle Curtis & other friends all teamed together in a mad rush to freshen up this beauty.