Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Starbird Exotic Car Show, Tulsa, OK

A few weeks ago Straykatkustoms (Mick) texted me that he was going to go to the National Rod & Custom Hall of Fame Induction Banquet and the announcement of the Fine Nine qualifiers for the Tulsa Starbird show. It took me about 5 minutes to decide that sounded like an interesting way to spend a Friday night and get my ticket ordered. I won't be missing another one, what a great experience! Tons of great folks were in attendance and we heard some great stories about the inductees, it was very worth it!

On to the Show!

This was the unveiling of the Vibrasonic, a kustom that was started by the late Elden Titus and finished with the help of a ton of his friends. It was very cool to see the car painted and assembled and out on display!

Congrats to everyone involved on this very cool build.

Tom Martinez brought out his killer hot rod again, love this car

A selection of Starbird builds were on display of course

Love this pickup, Justin Hartman's 57 was part of the Fine Nine

One of my favorite kustom shoeboxes

Murphy brought his way wild Ford

Another good looking shoebox

Part 2

We'll start out with the one ride that brought the most comments (outside of the feature cars), everyone loves this Willys!

Lot's of gassers in OK, and I'm not mad about that.

I think I'm seeing double

Hey! You! Customs are not supposed to have their hoods up! jk

Butta, smooth like butta...


Part 3!

Starting with some FED love today

The Legends table!

Lil' Coffin

Sorry for the short post on this one, there's not much else in the gallery that's H.A.M.B. material. As always if you want to see the whole gallery click any of the photos.

I'm heading out the door to cover The Chill show in Park City, KS where a bunch of my friends are hanging out this weekend. I know that the Zombie Speed Shop boys are there, as well as the Vibrasonic and I'm sure the crew from Chaotic Customs. Maybe we'll see some surprise folks too, stay tuned!

See ya at a show,


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

O'reilly Auto Parts World of Wheels, Kansas City, MO

Finally I'm getting a few minutes here where I can try to catch up!

I don't have a ton of time so I'll just get to the photos for this post.

There's always a nice selection of FED's at the KC WOW.

As well as some other great drag cars

Beautiful Ford Kustom Pickup

Jetter's beautiful Caddy

Pure elegance

I see this Merc a lot so I hope I'm showing it off well enough for you guys, sometimes I don't take shots of the cars that I see everywhere as much. This one certainly deserves to be shown.

Smile for the camera...

A beautiful build. I don't have time to look it up right now but do yourself a favor and go find the shots that NotStock Photography took of this beauty, just amazing.

Of course, the Mantaray!


Part 2

I know nothing about this 27 T Roadster except that it belongs to Joe Boyles, does anyone have any history on it?

Congratulations to Ron Dubberstein & his 1955 Chevy "Exota" for winning 3 Excellence Awards at Kansas City World of Wheels! His awards were for Best Radical Custom, Best Display and BEST PAINT. Paint & body by Chaotic Customs and airbrushing by Redhouse Custom Paint.

Chad Kolman showed up with a 1947 Buick that was very very nice. 3 year project from what I was told. I can't wait to get a chance to take more photos of this beautiful new kustom.

Fresh from being finished and striped hours before the show move in.

Home run Chad! Great looking kustom.

Part 3

The Roswell Rod was in attendance.

Love this ultra rare Hupmobile

And this under construction hot rod with kustom flavor

Love me a fastback roofline

There are a bunch more photos in this gallery, they're just not H.A.M.B. type rides, if you want to see them just click any of the photos in this thread and you'll be taken to the gallery.

Thanks for looking and I'll see ya at a show,


Eric Myers from Los Punk Rods has been working on a new project, looking pretty sinister so far!

Now this looks like a lot of fun