Sunday, March 11, 2012

What the heck did I do this week? 3-10-2012

Wild week here for Royboy Productions! Saturday I took the new video crane over to shoot some of Jeff Bennett’s Rat built by Calvins Customs in Salina, KS, then I went down to McPherson, KS to film some of the frame construction of my buddy Mongo’s new hot rod pickup.

Right as I was heading for the door, it happened. A flaming ball of metal hit my right eye. No I was not wearing goggles, yes I should have been. After a considerable amount of stinging and quite a few tries at flushing the lil bugger out, I finally got it once I got myself home and I went off to bed.

Three hours later I find myself standing in front of my bathroom sink, not able to open my eyes. Oh crap, I kinda need those. Turns out in addition to the slag hit, I had inadvertently exposed my eyes to far too much UV...yeah I had welders burn. At the time I didn’t know it, I just knew that it was the middle of the night and I could’t see, so off to the ER I went, just to be safe.  I had taken precautions to protect my eyes during most of the frame build, but I know me... I got careless when my monkey brain went oh oh oh oh I see what would be a cool shot and I moved myself out of my pre-thought position which was protecting my eyes from most of the UV. Monkey brain cost me a bunch of money that evening, not to mention the pain.

So not much was done in my world for most of the week, the day job took precedence, and I did little more than get the video footage transferred to the computer. There were some Instagram shots here and there like I always do you can follow royboyprods there to follow my shots. A mid week sale on any item in my portfolio and now a sale on the softcover version of my Best Of 2011 photo book.

I know the books are expensive, that’s a byproduct of them being 160 pages and printed by a print on demand publisher. Without investing a few thousand on my part there is just no way to get the price down. I will start producing some smaller cheaper books for folks that want them, keep on the lookout for that.

Right now it’s time to head out the door to Arkansas City, KS to Premier Body & Paint the shot of Jeff Myers to sit down with Jeff and talk about his beautiful Caddy and Galaxie. Both cars are way kool kustoms that are driven, should be a good day! Next weekend it’s off to Wichita to talk with some members of the legendary car club, the Fundamentals about Wichita’s hot rod and kustom history, also should be a very good day.

Premier Paint & Body 4-23-11

Premier Paint & Body 4-23-11

If you live within a decent drive of Salina, KS and you want a video produced of your kool kustom or hot rod, drop me a note here. I am looking to shoot a few for content on my site and will be glad to give you a discounted price because of it!

Have a great weekend, stay safe, and I’ll see you at a show,


Friday, March 9, 2012

Best of 2011 Soft Cover 10% off through Sunday only!

This weekend Mar. 9-11 only, you can save 10% on the Best of 2011 soft cover book!

Car shows included in the book:

Darryl Starbird Rod & Custom Show Wichita, KS
O’Reilly Auto Parts World Of Wheels KC, MO
Darryl Starbird Exotic Car Show Tulsa, OK
The Chill Motorcycle & Car Show Park City, KS
Goodguys Spring Lonestar Nationals Ft. Worth, TX
Lonestar Roundup Austin, TX
Vintage Torque Fest Maquoketa, IA
Stray Kat 500 Dewey, OK
Showdown in The Valley Mulvane, KS
Winfield Garage Show Winfield, KS
KKOA Leadsled Spectacular Salina, KS
H.A.MB. Drags Asbury, MO
Blacktop Nationals Wichita, KS
Good Guys Midwestern Nationals Kansas Speedway
Los Punk Rods Cowtown Greaserama Merriam, KS
Stray Kat Starliner Wichita, KS
Ol Marais River Run Ottawa, KS
Rumble In Delano Wichita, KS
Hunnert Car Pileup Decatur, IL
Hot Rod Revolution Austin, TX

If you attended any of these shows in 2011, have a peek at the free preview below and see if you can find your car in the Best of 2011 photo book!

This weekend March 9-11, 2012 only, you can save 10% on this softcover version of the book!

Follow along as I travel to over 35 events over 10,000 miles, shooting over 14,000 images to bring the best of the midwest hot rods and customs to my site,

From the Lonestar Roundup and Hot Rod Revolution shows in Austin, TX to the Hunnert Car Pileup in Decatur, IL with ton of stops in between, there are cars, trucks, dragsters from the midwest and both coasts represented throughout this book.

So come along on a fantastic year with me and have a look at the Best of 2011.

Also available in hard cover, and as a pdf download!

Friday, March 2, 2012

What the heck did I do this week?

This is the first of what I hope to be a weekly post on here with a quick rundown of what is happening in the world of Royboy Productions.

Last weekend was the 2012 edition of the Park City Chill bike and car show in Park City, KS. I shared some of the photos from that show in a blog post here and you can see all of the photos in the full gallery here.

I've been promoting the new Best of 2011 photo book this week. It is available in 3 different versions. Hard cover and soft cover versions are available through my new Blurb store and the downloadable PDF version is available through the Royboy Productions home page.

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By Travis Scanlan
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By Travis Scanlan

Sample shot from the Park City Chill Gallery

No plans for a car show this weekend but I will be shooting a feature for this blog of my buddy's very cool rat styled hot rod, there will be video and photos coming soon, keep on the lookout!

As always to see any of the 26,000 images from car shows across the midwest go to the Royboy Productions photo gallery, follow my adventures on Twitter, Facebook or subscribe to this blog.

See you at a show,


Thursday, March 1, 2012

Royboy Productions Coverage: 2012 Park City Chill- Park City, KS

This was my 2nd trip to the Park City Chill Bike and Car Show in Park City, KS just outside of Wichita. This is a nice indoor show with plenty to look at.

My buddies from Zombie Speed Shop in Winfield, KS (now working with Chaotic Customs in Mulvane, KS) brought out some of their rides including Corey's International.

Johnny Hammon brought out this very cool 47 Chevrolet

This Merc was reportedly customized in 1961 and has not been touched since, recently being retrieved from storage it was definitely cool to check out.

One of the cars that Ron Pinkston's Hooligans Hot Rods has worked on.

Kind of hard to see here but this car and bike were built by the Peabody High School shop classes, very cool!

For the 2nd week in a row I was lucky enough to catch a glimpse of Vibrasonic. Once again I'm so very proud of a bunch of my friends stepping up to help finish the late Elden Titus' final build, you guys are what this is all about.

Factory fuel injection but I don't know if that was original on this car or out of a Corvette, I apologize for my ignorance!

Our very own ButchM's 56 Chevy

And a very cool inline 6 powered 53 Chevy

Part 2

One clean 58 with a tri-power 348

A wild old school kustom Falcon, but I don't know if it technically meets our year requirements here, it's been kustomized enough I honestly don't know what year it is.

And that's it for the H.A.M.B. friendlys in this set. There are a bunch more shots of cars and bikes in the show gallery, you can get to see them by clicking any of these photos.

See you at a show,