Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Style School - Drag Look?

Another American influenced Japanese style but one that I have never been able to find a name for.

The Cragar fronts and jacked up rear ends scream 70s show/drag car but the blacked out, yellow lettered rubber and sponsor list doors have a real NASCAR feel.

What ever its called I can't think of a better use for 80s JDM box designs.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Safari Status - Bolts Action

The transition from teen skater to the world of Chops and Bobbers is a path well trodden.

The following is an example of the the wonderful results so often produced by this combination of hyperactive skateboard energy, beautifully crafted custom motorcycles, quality photographic equipment and just the right amount of free time.

Wandom Wagon

Style School - A Hacksaw Is OK

I really love how easy these old articles make things sound.

Did yesteryear's men have more skills or is the modern journalist more realistic?

Article by Custom Craft Magazine via Rik Hoving

Friday, March 26, 2010

Dragon Snake

Created by Shelby American employees as an after hours project the Dragon Snake Cobras extended the Cobra's Motorsport dominance to Drag Strips all over the country.

This one showed up at this years Grand National Roadster show

The original Dragon Snake (CSX201) started life as a PR special and high flying movie extra ("Viva Las Vegas" and "The Killers") before becoming the test bed for the factory Drag Racing program.

You can read more about CSX2019 here

More info

Small Packages

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Safari Status - Los Boulevardos

"Too late to be traditional, Too lowrider to be custom, Too custom for lowriders"

"A style born on the Boulevards 'Bellflower' customs are typically late 50s through mid-60s fullsized models that are characterized by wild paintjobs, customized interiors, and a lowered stance."

The modern home of the Bellflower movement is Los Boulevardos CC, a group of cars and guys committed to continuing the evolution and application of true 60s style Boulevard cruisers.

Blog, gallery, history, forums and more on

Friday, March 19, 2010

Kustom Kulture Weekender

Hot Rods, Kustoms, Pin-striping, Music and Roller Derby Girls all crammed into a Hotel car park, who could ask for more?