I really love when I randomly run into awesome cars. When I’m with Kenny it’s like we both just won the lottery. It was crazy because that day we had been at the track all day and were completely exhausted, but when we saw these rat rods it completely woke us up and we almost instinctually turned around to snap some pics. I’ve seen rat rods before, but never in the raw, and never ever on Central Ave. in Yonkers. It was quite an experience.
I didn’t take many pics because I was too busy gawking, but here’s what I have.
It’s fair to say that a dream for must of us-car enthusiasts, is to be able to build cars and modify from scratch. It’s crazy when you think about it, because it takes about 10 times longer to build things the right way. But it’s about a passion, its not about the time. Another great video explaining that this passion doesn’t need to make sense, that’s why it’s a passion. It’s not about the money its about the love of creating something from nothing.
of Speed: Something From Nothing</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/joshclason”>Josh
Clason</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>
It’s one thing to have a show car/truck that is so built that it needs to be towed to a show. Besides that some shows are very far and people just don’t want to chance driving a show car far distances. That brings you the need for tow vehicles. And if your a car nut, any car you own you just can’t leave alone. We have all seen our share of radical tow vehicle’s, but I found another to add to that list.
Where do you even start with a tow truck like this? It’s just about as sick as the truck it’s towing. Damn it would just be so dope to build something like this.
Sorry I’ve been MIA for the past couple days, been on recovery all weekend. Anyways, the Mooneyes show was not too long ago. This show is probably one of the better custom/hot rod shows in the world. People from around the world bring out their latest creations to show them off in Japan. As you can see Japan sure does know how to make some really sick custom rods. Not to mentions the tons of custom bikes.
So Sema is here! And I am not attending, ugh. Next year, next year. So with every year many, many projects are being unveiled. One of the more anticipated for me was this hot rod from eGarage. I absolutely love when they introduce modern parts into very old cars. I also love the simplicity of old hot rods and how many different looks you can achieve from a small 2-seater car. Anyways, here is the video showing in great detail, 27 Unfvckwithable. As you can see A LOT of thought and work went into this rod.
I think I’m going to change it up for a couple posts. I’ve been giving you guys a crap load of tuner stuff. Like many of you, I am into anything on four, or two, wheels. Hot rods are those cars they you drool over as little kids and continue to drool over as a grown up. And I think we all can agree that on these hot rods, the fatter the rear tire, the better. To accent the huge rear tire is the equally insane front tire. Which is really just a drag radial. This thing must be crazy to drive. Talk about road presence.
I just came back from a short vacation, so I am trying to catch up on all I have missed in the past couple days. Came across this video of Viva Las Vegas and thought it was great. I have heard a lot of great things about this show through various forums. Firstly in contains some GREAT customs, rods, and rats but impressively the show is very community oriented. Everyone is friendly, and the atmosphere is very inviting. It’s great to see the different style cars in one show.
So I realized most of the video coverage I show on here is mostly covering the “tuner” scene. So as I was going through some of the older videos I had saved, I came across A newer video posted up from Josh Clason. I really love the old school Hot Rods, and hope to own a couple one day. Great edit on the video, and really great content. The shop like it’s owned by a really chill dude, who just really enjoys customs as much as the next guy. Good stuff.
Also from the same Videographer was the video below, which I realized came out as right around the time I started this blog. I guess that’s why I missed posting it up, because I remember getting goosebumps when I had first seen it.
Wow! I honestly don’t know where to start with this rod. It’s just so different from a “regular” custom hot rod. I love the angled chopped roof. In a weird way, it gives it a truck look to go along with the dually’s in the back. Yes, dually’s in the back! With the open frame and black chrome exposed gas tank this really is a perfect Rod. And it’s different enough to stand out.