Well not quite. It's actually an abandoned corner in the otherwise hyperclean capital of tourists that is Lucerne. Glad I found this spot, might become a cool location for one or another car photoshoot.
There should be more weekends like this. A relaxed saturday afternoon around a cool shop with loads of old iron parked everywhere, japanese artists striping like crazy and good friends at every corner trying to talk you into drinking another beer. And on top of that, if you still manage to drive your car on your own after all those beers, you have a great cruise all together to the local fastfood restaurant where you can get a tasty dinner. Did I mention there were bands playing and turntables spinning, too? Well, now go figure, shouldn't there be more weekends like this?
Last weekend, we went to the annual Open House at Custom Parts & Wear. We had a blast and the time was much too short as always. Lots of nice rides, one of them was this Plymouth Fury Convertible. More pics to come soon!
Last weekend, weather was great for once so I decided to do a little impromptu shooting with my pal's 1950 Caddy. It was quite early on that saturday morning and the growling of the unbaffled exhaust scared a couple of folks but the sunlight was amazing.
There's nothing like a decent open house. Especially the one at Custom Parts & Wear which is growing bigger each year. So don't miss the opportunity to check out the brilliant work of the japanese kustom kulture artists Wildman, Mr. G, Makoto and Ghost while enjoying the legendary hospitality of Manu and Stoeffel. In the evening there will be a cruising to the King Cruiser Rumble which proved to be a big success at last year's edition.
Well, at least I had to sit down for a moment. The reason was my visit yesterday at my buddy's garage, where he's currently building his model a three window coupe. He has just finished the aluminum seatbench which is actually some kind of bomber bench. As usual, he started from scratch with just his imagination leading the path, accompanied by his outstanding skills, to another piece of art for his hot rod project. Click here to check out more pics.
What a great detail work.
Installed for a trial fit. Btw. it's very comfortable, and even um... ergonomical!
Looking good from above, too.
And in the meantime, he installed the rear window and is just about to finish the rear roof section.
Looks like Santa Maria 2010 was a blast if you see the tons of pics floating on the web. Actually it's almost a bit overwhelming, so I'm thankful there are guys like kustom archivist Rik Hoving, collecting the best of them and putting em all in one place. And you can check out even more Santa Maria 2010 galleries over there at Kustomrama. (photos © Gary E. Morin)