Friday, June 28, 2013

Upcoming Event: Automobilia Moonlight Show

Each year I try to make this show, but last year was the first one where I was happy with my photos from it. The show attracts all manner of rides from the region and a huge amount of people. Getting there early for photos was the only way to go.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

A Look Ahead: 2013 KKOA Leadsled Spectacular


As I type this we're about a month out from the 2013 KKOA Leadsled Spectacular. The KKOA in Salina is one of my favorite shows on my schedule, not just because it's only 20 miles from my house either.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Event Coverage: Winfield Garage Car Show Part 3

And yes that is ride height. Not my thing but well built and powered by a slant 6, something about it kept me sneaking a peek at it.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Royboy's Weekend Update!

Premier Paint & Body 4-23-11

On Thursday this week I announced that I'll be giving an award away at the 2013 KKOA Leadsled Spectacular. Included in that announcement was the initial list of sponsors that are kind enough to add to the prize pack that will accompany the award.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Event Coverage: BBBS Car Show in Salina, KS

As far as I know this was a first time event. Over 100 rides showed up to this free car show held in the South parking lot of Salina's Central Mall next to JC Pennys. The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Salina put the show on and with the exception of needing a bit more room for the photos to look good, but that's me being picky :).

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Friday, June 14, 2013

My 1951 Ford Custom: Resurrection Part 2

My 1951 Ford Custom: Resurrection Part 2

Part 1 | Part 2

In the week since the last post about my 51 I've driven the 63 Galaxie 13 hours round trip to Springfield, MO for the Queen City Riot and I've done a small amount of work on the 51. To see more about the Queen City Riot show coverage see the gallery here or the blog posts Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

All that I got done on the 51 this week was installing a new fuel pump and verifying that it was in fact working. Installing the pump shouldn't have taken nearly as long as I took, but it's on now. Just a hint, if the engine is still in the car, it's easier to take off the pump and the housing that it's attached to than to remove the pump from that housing, unless you have a special 1/2" shorty wrench or super thin walled sockets. So after some cursing, some head scratching and using an old Cragar S/S wheel with tire as a platform to stand on, I got the pumps swapped out.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Event Coverage: 2013 Queen City Riot Part 1

Event Coverage: 2013 Queen City Riot Part 1

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

The first stop of the day was at Chaotic Customs in Mulvane, KS. Here are some of the working trophies that the Chaotic staff made for the Showdown in The Valley show that was happening in Mulvane this weekend.
The first stop of the day was at Chaotic Customs in Mulvane, KS. Here are some of the working trophies that the Chaotic staff made for the Showdown in The Valley show that was happening in Mulvane this weekend.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Event Coverage: 2013 Marysville AutoFest Part 1

AutoFest!

Although I've been to the AutoFest twice before (2011 and 2012) this was the first time I'd taken my car. Some of my friends were competing in the BBQ contest so we all rolled into town on Friday. I did not take part in the poker run but I saw quite a few cars that did. All of the photos are in the gallery here if you want to see them all.

The cars started showing up early! This was about 7am.