Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year!

Wow ! What a year personally and professionally. I would like to thank everyone for viewing this slice of life that is pursang356. Here's to 2013. Cheers!

Friday, December 28, 2012

Happy Birthday !

 Celebrated the Old man's Birthday . Happy 75 years!
I talk with a lot of my car culture friends and the story is always the same, our taste in cars and bikes always is a direct reflection of our fathers and uncles tastes and is based upon our earliest exposure to those machines. My father would always point out the coolest cars and bikes on So. Cal freeways when I was a kid. We would visit shops , dealers and shows when we had a chance,  attending flat track racing events at Ascot Raceway in the 70's also left a impression. Thanks for passing along the good taste Happy 75th Dad!

Christmas Cheer!

My daughter and I delivered Christmas presents to the Boy's and Girl's Club in Boyle Heights a week before Christmas, made sure Santa did his part too.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Round head lights

So I was going though all my photos and checking all the blogs that I like and it hit me.
" round head lights " All the bitchin cars have them. It gives them their personality.
I'm Ben Salazar. Proud father,husband, car enthusiast, and member of Der Kleiner Panzers.
The proprietor of this blog has been kind or foolish enough to allow me to contribute. I thank him for that and will try to keep the standards high. But really Sal & I have been friends for a long time. Been though a lot and are still enjoying the hobby, it's in our blood. Can't live without it.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Car Stereo!

It's what has been in rotation in the Car right now! Stones live Brussels affair 1973. And the killer album from Gary Clark jr. Blk & Blu , he goes from rocking blues to R&B to 30's Delta blues recorded in Mono to Oldies, all in one album !

St. Nikolo

 St Nikolo and Krampus from the original Germanic story.
Happy Holidays! and Merry Christmas from pursang356!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Friday Night Lights !

When I was a kid Friday nights weren't for Dodger stadium or the Coliseum for Rams football , they were for Ascot Raceway and Flat Track racing! My old man would take me a few times a year. Found some of my old programs from mid to late 70's.

Thursday, December 13, 2012


Couple of nice triumph builds. Bottom is period So. Cal 60's build, really classy!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Thursday, December 6, 2012

R.I.P. Dave Brubeck

Saxophonist Paul Desmond pictured above wrote the sax piece on Take Five  that  typified the style!
Dave past away yesterday age 91.

Type R

Nice "R" style exhaust and headers!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

The Bikeriders

This song was written by the band Lucero and was based on a excerpt from The Danny Lyon Book The Bikeriders. The book is a Photo documentary view of the Outlaws MC. Back in the 60's. The photos in the video are from that book. The song sounds like Spingsteen meets Tom Waits meets The Replacements!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Emmanuel Mergault

My nephew Brendan ordered a original water color for me on my birthday from French artist Emmanuel Mergault. Beautiful work. Check out the artists blog at . Thanks Brendan! Merci Emmanuel!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012


"Bullfighting is the only art in which the artists is in danger of death and in which the degree of brilliance in the performance is left to the fighters honor."
Ernest Hemingway

Tuesday, November 27, 2012


Cool to see that they used the vintage DB 5 in the new movie!
Good line about going back in time!

Monday, November 26, 2012


Always a good time getting together with friends and catching up on things, it's hard to believe I have known these guy's about 25 years, that's going back to our first cars and our cruising days. Always Solid, Always Down.  Left to Right, Walt Valjesic , Robert House, Rene Astengo, Johnny Lizarraga, Ernesto Torres.

Pan Heads & Porsches

Met up with the group for Annual Thanksgiving breakfast, Changed venue to Armando's. Top Photo Walt Valjesic and Shovel Head chop , Ernesto Torres and  Pan Head chop, Rene Astengo and  Brown Beauty Shovel Head chop , Johnny Lizarraga showed up with the "Playboy" El Camino, Robert House with the Pan Head chop, Ben Salazar 69 Porsche, Sal Mendez 70 Porsche.

Monday, November 19, 2012

SWB 911

Short Wheel Base 911 on  American Racing D-Spoke magnesium wheels.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


" I live for myself and answer to nobody"
Steve McQueen.
"The personal life deeply lived always expands into truths beyond itself. "
Anais Nin