Tuesday, December 28, 2010

2 weeks until the start of the 2011 show season

http://www.darrylstarbird.com/showtime.htmThe chill of winter notwithstanding, it's about to get hot in Wichita. Jan. 14-15, 2011 will mark the 54th Annual Darryl Starbird's Rod & Custom show in Wichita, KS at the Century II Convention Center. The show is limited to 400 entries and always draws a great stable. There is a $2000 "Go For The Gold" cash award to the best/most outstanding vehicle shown for the first time in Wichita, which should help bring out some new blood too.
I'm looking forward to the new show season starting up, keep an eye here to keep up with all that is going on in the Royboy world.

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2010 Darryl Starbird Wichita Show Pics here if you want to see what you missed last year.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Mid Decembrrrr Run Coverage

Finally here are some of my pictures!

Our first stop was at the McPherson College Auto Restoration Program

Here's some of the crew hanging out with a historic old rod, who's history escapes me right now (I'm getting old and forgetful).

Get the rest of the story on my posts on the H.A.M.B.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Mid-Decemberrrrr Run Update

This weekend's (Dec. 11th) Mid-Decemberrrrr Run is still on! The weather is not going to be fantastic and people are welcome to drive their daily drivers, but you know I'll be driving my 63 Galaxie.

More info on the run here: http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=529595
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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Some killer hot rod gifts for the car guy on your Christmas list

Of course the first place I'll send you for your Christmas shopping is to my site. You can buy Calendars (which all of the profits go to charity), or books featuring shows that I've shot over the last couple of years. New Car Show Pics Books are on the way soon, each one is hand numbered and limited edition, a great keepsake of each show.

Next up is Vintage Torque DVD's! Vintage Torque has the coolest dvds of shows available! The newest edition is of the 2010 KKOA Leadsled Spectacular show in Salina, KS, and it features some of my photos from the show.  You can find the Vintage Torque DVDs on Amazon or directly from Vintagetorque.com

I'll post some more soon. 

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Editing and uploading shots

After over 1200 miles round trip I'm home. Took over 450 shots but only using about 425 of them. The Hot Rod Revolution was a killer show, from the town to the venue to the amazing rides that showed up, just a great time all around!

So as I edit and upload the shots I'm listening to a little Social Distortion. Yeah that's an amazon link, yes I get paid if you buy something after clicking on that, it costs me money to go to these shows and shoot these pictures to show you all for free (over $300 this trip plus 18+ hours on the road), so help me out by buying something!

The shots will be going up all night as they are huge but they are looking much better than the rough edits from the laptop. Check the shots out here.

 If you like the kind of cars that this show featured, you should check out The Jalopy Journal, the owner of the site is the show promoter and this show was what the site is all about. Very cool rides built the traditional way.

 Probably the coolest part of the day for me was looking behind me and seeing Jimmie Vaughan pulling in! That's one way to make a cool show even cooler.

Okay, back to editing! Hope you enjoy the pics.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Hot Rod Revolution Pics!

The first batch of the 450 total that were taken are up now, and they are roughly edited, but at least it's a start!

The rest of the rough edits should go up tonight/tomorrow morning. The final edits will be up this week. All shots are available for purchase as download or print, just click on the slideshow to go to the Smugmug page.

Hot Rod Revolution Phone Pics

Long night, short sleep, time to see some killer cars!

Left my garage at 6:15pm and checked into my hotel at 3:35am. It's foggy in Austin but should burn off soon. I imagine that the view from my room is more impressive when the pool is filled with beauties and the sun is hot and high in the sky.

The show starts in 5 minutes so it's time to grub and hit the streets. Here's a map to where we are in case you're wondering where in Austin there would be such a cool show.

I'll post some phone pics up here today from the show, but the real camera shots will have to wait until I get home.

Wherever you are have a great day!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Heading To Austin for Hot Rod Revolution

 It's 634 miles to Austin, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes (nah), it's dark, and we're wearing sunglasses (on my head). Hit it.
Hot Rod Revolution

Just finished 10 hours at the day job, I have 16 hours to get the 11 hours from here to Austin, boy am I dumb.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Hot Rod Revolution this weekend!

Heading out this Friday evening for Austin, Tx for the Hot Rod Revolution! It's 634 miles each way, shots will be going up to the Royboy Productions page on Facebook from the phone on Saturday and rough shots will be going up on the Royboy Productions Gallery on Sunday.

2011 Calendar For Charity are for sale now! 100% of profits go to charity!