Posts Tagged ‘custom’

High Desert Hoedown

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

Windfield and Watson Custom Car and Hot Rod Gathering 2010

The Windfield and Watson Custom Car and Hot Rod Gathering actually started as a low-key show hosted by Gene Windfield and Larry Watson at Gene’s shop in Mojave, California, in October 2008. As all good things do, it grew and continues to grow, so much so that in 2010 it was a two-day event, Oct. 23-24, 2010. Unfortunately, 2010 was also the first time that the show had been presented since Larry Watson’s passing, and there were plenty of people who used the event to pay their respects to the late car customizing legend. (more…)

Doing all you Can With What you Have

Monday, January 31st, 2011

When we met Matt Rabideau and his lovely wife Natalie they were a long way away from their Minden, Nevada, home. There was no denying that this ‘66 Nova was one of, if not the hottest rides at the Route 66 show, but once we heard Rabideau’s story, we knew that we had our cover car. Rabideau says that when he got the car, it was a rust bucket that didn’t have a motor or transmission in it, but hey, getting a ‘66 Nova for $1,200, you have to expect such things. But that’s not the story we that hooked us. (more…)

TIN SOLDIER

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

When is a woodie not a woodie? When instead of wood, it has artisan applied paint that looks like wood.

When Brian Vanzant of Paducah, Kentucky brought his 1950 Chevrolet to the crew at Brad Starks Rod & Custom, also of Paducah, Ky., It was painted solid white, had 4 doors, was running but un-restored and as Starks deadpanned, “it needed brakes.”

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