Thursday, February 28, 2013

Artist Feature: Ben Dragdaddy

A few years ago I met this crazy artist type named Dragdaddy. Turns out he's become a good friend, go figure. One of the hardest working artists I know, he works a draining day job and every day turns out fantastic art in his spare time!
Here are a couple of pieces that he's working on right now.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Price Drop! Model A Stencil Shirt Price Drop!


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Sunday, February 24, 2013

Event Coverage: 2013 The Chill Part 1

The biggest reason to have an indoor show is to stay away from the weather. But when Ma Nature decides to drop about a foot of white stuff on the ground the day before the show load in, even having a roof for the show can't really help all that much. That's what happened to the 2013 The Chill in Park City, KS.  Still had a nice turnout of motorcycles and cars, but about 1/3 down from normal due to the weather.

Mike Newkirk had 2 fast rides on display, this is the twin blown Hemi'd FED that he piloted at the 2012 KKOA Leadsled Spectacular.



Saturday, February 23, 2013

Next Weekend! 6th Annual Texas Thaw

I'm embarrassed. Next weekend is the 6th Annual Texas Thaw, and it will be the first one that I attend. Sorry to Big Ken, I should have been there years ago.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Next weekend, The Chill!

So a couple of years ago I hear of a new indoor show in the Wichita area. Coming just a month after the Starbird show, I wondered how it would work. Then I hear that it's also a major bike show. How is this going to work?

Pretty damn well.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Limited Edition Poster #1 Presale!

Okay the time has come!

You can now pre-order the very first Limited Edition Royboy Poster. Only 50 copies of this poster will ever be made, they will be hand numbered, and if you pre-order you can save $5!

This poster image will be as seen below without the giant RB of course.  Jack's 29 Roadster that I've talked so much about in the past (even made a video about it). The poster will be 11x17 sized and suitable for framing if you'd like but it'd look great on your garage wall just as it is. This 29 Roadster on 32 rails was built in the mid 50's and it's never been changed. It is pure traditional hot rodding.

Friday, February 15, 2013

The Shoebox Gathering at the Stray Kat 500!

In the last few years my good friend Mickey (Stray Kat Kustoms) has put together a Mercury Gathering at the KKOA Leadsled Spectacular a couple of times. This inspired me. So I went to Mickey and got the permission to do a Shoebox Gathering at the 2013 Stray Kat 500!

All 49-51 Ford owners are called to bring your shoebox to the Stray Kat 500 in Dewey, OK the first weekend of May. We'll have reserved parking for as many as we can fit in a row right where the cars roll into the show. You can pre-register for the show by going to straykatkustoms.com and downloading a reg form, fill it out & mail it with your fee in.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

More kool build threads on the HAMB

Happy Valentine's Day ladies and gents... mostly the ladies.

More kool build threads on the HAMB, read them, get inspired and get yourself a ride on the road! Ironic since my 2 are both down for right now!


The first one this time is from the user dragsled (Tim Jones). This lil front engined dragster (click here to see the thread) is pretty rad through and through.

He started with this chassis


Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Show Coverage: 2013 Kansas City World Of Wheels Part 3

Okay for part 3 we've moved into the middle section of the building. Housing some drag cars, a kool boat, a bunch of bikes...whoa wait, I'll just show you it's a ton easier.

This boat looks like a good time.


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Show Coverage: 2013 Kansas City World Of Wheels Part 2

So yesterday I started off the coverage of the 2013 Kansas City World Of Wheels show, here goes part 2!

I really dig this wagon, if I remember right it's stance is down a few inches from the last I saw it.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Show Coverage: 2013 Kansas City World Of Wheels Part 1

I'm not entirely sure how long I've been going to the World of Wheels show in Kansas City's Bartle Hall. The years have kind of blended together for me. Lots of great friends and lots of fantastic machinery at this show year after year!

The weather was good this year, meaning that there was nothing to keep the spectator crowd away. The showed up for sure, it was packed the entire 6 or so hours that I was in the building. I showed up with t-shirts, hoodies and a bunch of calendars in hand, the first order of business was to deliver all of these goodies so I didn't have to carry them around. The final stop of that was with my friends of the Los Punk Rods (check out their blog here, lots of great reading here). They are the crew responsible for the Greaserama each Labor Day weekend (see the 2012 Greaserama coverage here.)


Sunday, February 10, 2013

Next weekend, the Starbird Exotic Car Show in Tulsa!

For the last few years I've been taking advantage of some friends that live in the area by sleeping in their spare room and using that local home base to attend the Starbird Exotic Car Show at the QuikTrip Center on the Fairgrounds in Tulsa, OK.

Last  year was a fun show, as soon as I walked in the door I'm greeted with the first finished view I'd had of the late Elden Titus' Vibrasonic.

The Vibrasonic Roadster

Friday, February 8, 2013

Car Feature: Krobe's 30 Model A Coupe

At the 2011 KKOA Leadsled Spectacular I was approached by my friend Mickey of Stray Kat Kustoms car shows with some good news. Our mutual friend and fellow Stray Kat, Krobe had been asked to do a feature of his beautiful 30 Model A Ford for Car Kulture Deluxe. Mickey and Krobe had been kind enough to mention to Alan Mayes of CKD that they knew a photographer at the show that could handle photographing the car, lucky for me that was me!

Here are some of the photos from that shoot for the Issue #49 from Dec. 2011 of Car Kulture Deluxe. And a few from car shows where Krobe's brought the ride.

Richard Kroeber's Coupe

Thursday, February 7, 2013

The show that started it all...

Essentially I started this kustom and hot rod photographic adventure in 2006. That's the first photos that I have from my old Sony Digital camera with the small CD discs. I remember that first day in Lawrence, KS filling the camera up with about 180 photos and resorting to my phone's camera to cover the rest of the show. Those photos were less than inspiring... from both cameras. The show was the 2006 Kruzin' In The Heartland held in Lawrence, KS.

I'd seen the ad for the show in Ol Skool Rodz I believe, my uncle Paul (povertyflats to many of  you) and my father and I headed up early on Saturday morning to see the show. It was supposed to be hot that day and we were leaving by about noon, but there were only a couple hundred cars max so it wasn't hard to get all the way through the show in that time.

I had never really seen a hot rod like this, I was used to street rods, this was something new to me, many of these rides looked attainable. Most of the street rods were kind of about how big the billet wheels were, or how much it cost to have this or that machined, these weren't about that game at all.



Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Fast AL's Upholstery Shop Visit 2-3-13


I stopped by Aaron Lawrence's Fast AL's Upholstery in Dewey, OK for a visit on Sunday. Aaron is a fellow Stray Kat Kustoms brother & he's doing some amazing upholstery work.





Monday, February 4, 2013

A Fun Weekend February 2-3, 2013


The weekend started off with a trip to Park City, KS to attend the Wichita Model A Club's annual swap meet.  As usual, lots of people, lots of vendors and I left with nothing. It was a trip to just see some friends and socialize for me. By mid-afternoon I'd headed for Joplin to meet up with Ryno of Ryno Built and shoot his amazing 61 Ford Unibody pickup.




Sunday, February 3, 2013

Kansas City World Of Wheels this weekend!!! Lots of Pics from 2012

This coming weekend Feb.9-10th at Bartle Hall in downtown Kansas City is the World of Wheels show! Click here for info on the show, ticketing, etc.

I've been attending this show for years, there are usually a great number of cars, and a bunch that I actually like. The Drag display is always kool.
1964 Front Engine DragsterInjected Alcohol

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Februrary Schedule

Rundown of all of the things that Royboy Productions will do in February

February 2
Wichita Model A Swap Meet held at the Kansas Pavillion, Park City, KS

February 9
O'Reilly Auto Parts World of Wheels - held at Bartle Hall, Kansas City, MO




Friday, February 1, 2013

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