Art Garage – Tom “Big Toe” Laura

Clever, expressive, rough, unique, skillful. I first saw the work of “Big Toe” at the Mooneyes X-mas Show and Drags. He had a painting “Rebelle” with pinup model Jessica D out in the So Cal winter sunshine, her skin glowing a blue hue straddling a springer bobber. Interesting juxtaposition because it was only two years…

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March 17, 2011 • by: Tony Colombini

Chrome Zone: Swap Meetin’

Like you I have many projects going on. I go to a bunch of events and find new ideas for either one of my projects. Currently I am finishing up one project (The Rapidago), starting another (The Hanter Project), maintaining my ’56 Fairlane 2 door post, and fixing up my shop. I frequent the local…

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March 11, 2011 • by: Tony Colombini

Keystone Big Show – NJ

EBC Brakes and Genevieve Chappell joined the thousands of automotive enthusiasts at the annual Keystone Big Show (Northeast) in New Jersey on Feb 26th & 27th. Among the attendance were Vic Edlebrock and Metal Mulisha’s Brain Deegan.

The attendance was high and the energy was up – which is always a good sign.

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March 5, 2011 • by: Genevieve Chappell

In The Haute Seat: Doris Mayday

What’s a better hood ornament than a gorgeous lady? I think the pin up girls add a nice feminine touch to the overly-testosterone-y world of hot rods. I cannot even begin to explain how important it is to offer a different body type than the thin standard! I’m sorry, but I was born with curves, and love my hips and ta-tas.

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February 18, 2011 • by: Cris Barber

Hello, My Name Is: Daniel Busby

The Spitfire needed a lot of body work. Everything needed to be rebuilt, the brakes, the steering, the shocks, the suspension. Everything rubber was completely rotted. I had a friend help me; he knew what he was doing. But he was just there to show me how to do it. I had to do it myself.

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February 17, 2011 • by: Cris Barber

Chrome Zone: Winter Show Round-up

I thought I’d get some work done in the garage this winter. There I go, thinking again. I’ve got some maintenance issues to take care of on the 56 Fairlane, the hack to attach to the 72 Harley and a Hanter Beach Cruiser is getting a full custom. Yet, here in Southern California some of…

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February 15, 2011 • by: Tony Colombini