I always liked the lines of the 1959 Chevy hardtop coupes. With just one exception: their windshield. Way too large, kinda out of place. Like some thick, ugly glasses in a pretty girl's face. Well, there are ways to get rid of that. And while it takes a real man to cut one up, it takes a real man to cut up a car with a panoramic windshield. That's what some unknown builder did to this '59 Impala called Creamcycle. And he did it so good, it makes me wonder why this hasn't been done to fifty-nines more often. Hell, it looks like it just cruised right out of a Keith Weesner painting! (BaT)
The first limited edition LOWTECH calendar is out now! It features 13 of my photos, many of them previously unreleased... from California, the UK and Switzerland. There are cars shown like Chris Casny's coupe, Romano Brida's pick-up, Gene Winfield's famous Strip Star, Dana Harvey's roadster, Sandy Wachs' truck and many more.
Get yours now for $ 45 or 35 Euros (CHF 45).
Shipping to the USA is $ 12.
Shipping to Europe is 8 Euros.
Shipping to Switzerland is CHF 7.–.
To order yours please send me an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or send the total amount directly to my PayPal account with the same address. Don't forget to indicate your shipping address and the number of calendards you want to order. Any questions? Just send me an e-mail. Thank you!
Preview #1: Chris Casny's Coupe
This 1931 roadster is owned by Jan. Jan never asks what the weather might be at that hot rod meeting the upcoming weekend. He doesn't whine about rained out car shows. There's no way he cares about getting a late model car to drive around during the winter months. Hell, he doesn't even own a daily driver. Okay, that's not true. He does own a daily driver: his 1931 roadster.
Just in time for this weekend's release party at Custom Parts & Wear, the LOWTECH 2011 calendar has arrived! Pricing and shipping rates will be available soon. Stay tuned for a first preview in a couple of days. Of course, you can pre-order yours already by sending an e-mail to email@example.com .
Let's get back to our "tour de garage". Next stop was Tom Osbourne's shop, a very nice place with an impressive stable of rides. He definitely is a Chevy guy, as you can judge from the pictures. The hemi-powered a roadster was just visiting but it did fit in nicely. The 1956 wagon with its subtle patina is Kyle's latest project.
During my recent so-cal trip, I did my own kind of sightseeing: checking out local workshops and garages. One of them cool places was Aaron Holland's shop where he's currently building a traditional to the bone 1954 ford custom. Actually, the build already started a couple of years ago, but thanks to Aaron's patience and workmanship, this is gonna turn out bitchin. You gotta dig the overall flavor of the car, with a tasteful chop, a louvered hood, the grille treatment and the slight lowering... old school customizing at its best!
Don't know much about this photo of a beautiful deuce roadster other than that it fits the current climate we got around here.
UPDATE 2010-12-09: The deuce is Ray Browns roadster and the picture was taken in 1948. The original caption says "Roadrunner member Ray Brown gets caught in the mountains". (AHRF)