Why isn’t this builder well known in the automotive world? I means I don’t know about the classic car community, but you really don’t hear about him at all anywhere else. At his very least, this guy has to be one of the most creative, talented, and artistic car builders I’ve ever seen. And he builds every car from scratch? Seriously, why isn’t there some cool, creative video on this guy or his creations? It takes a lot to be blown away now-a-days, but this guy truly has made a piece of art. This thing is absolutely insane!!
First and foremost, I want to wish everyone here on the East coast that was affected by this horrible hurricane in some way a fast recovery. Thankfully, there wasn’t too much destruction on this side of town, but it’s really incredible seeing parts of Manhattan under water. I get my cut in the lower east side on thursday, so it’s going to be pretty crazy seeing most things first hand.
One thing always in the back of my mind, is when I can afford to, I would love to buy some of the cars my father once owned, and give them to him. After all I do owe my obsession to all things on wheels to him. Don Minkoff really had a great opportunity to keep some really amazing and classic cars. And I’m glad he kept his fathers spirit alive. The Mercedes 220SE is an absolute timeless definition of beautiful rolling art. To own it must be an amazing experience. To know the car has a ton of history in your family must make it an experience not to be replaced.
I really wish I had some serious welding skills. I would open a custom motorcycle shop tomorrow. The attraction those bikes like the one below goes beyond an enthusiast attraction. It’s a damn addiction. Haven’t really mentioned it to many, but I bought a ’73 Yamaha XS650 that I plan on rebuilding, brat style. Not sure exactly what bike this is, but it looks like an 80’s Honda cb900. Could be wrong. Really digging the shortened rear end. Simplicity at it’s best.
I posted about this Australian mastermind a while back, when he was in the “beginning” stages of building this masterpiece of a truck. What a piece of art. What a test of perseverance. What a machine! Building a car from scratch must be the hardest thing to do, but as you can see it is coming together quite nicely. Making something from nothing, in every sense of the phrase. A true accomplishment. I seriously can not wait this this drift ute is done and it makes it first sighting on the track. I will be true art in motion.
I have really come to a wall when it comes to my rabbit build. The wiring has really gotten the best of me. It’s really taking me a crap load of time but I know, in time, I’ll get it. But the show season has started and it’s missing it. I literally have every piece of the puzzle ready to go on, I just have to figure out how to put it all together.
It’s great to hear stories of beautiful builds. Especially when it’s basically the same car. In the video below he says the build took him about 5 years, and although my build is NO WHERE near the quality his is, it doesn’t make me feel bad that a couple months in I’m not done. Like I’ve said, eventually I want to do a full restoration but for now I would love to just see the car rolling down the road. Props to the owner of this rabbit. It is an absolute piece of art.