Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Veterans Swapmeet

Some pics I took a few weeks ago at Long Beach veterans swap. Also scored a pair of early 911 driving lights.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Dagos Speed Shop

Rene Astengo of Dagos Speed Shop held a  BBQ/Bullshit session to kick off  the Grand National Roadster Show this past weekend. It was really cool to meet some of the builders whose work I dig . Some of the attendees were Johnny Lizarraga, Rick and friends from Vancouver B.C. photographer Greg Bojorquez whom I havent seen in about 25yrs. Ben Salazar, Damon Leiataua , Ernesto Torres ,and friends. Good food, cold beer,  Great Friends, Good Times!

Monday, January 23, 2012

So Perfect!

So this is what perfection looks like ? Cafe Vincent and Triton.
Pics from RM auction Vegas.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Sweet Etta James R.I.P.

The first time I saw" The First Lady of the Blues" I was probably about 18-19 years old ,at the  L.A. street scene. What a live show and voice.  I had seen her a few times after once with Robert Cray at the Hollywood Bowl.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


Rollie and the Vincent on the flats, flat out!
Iconic Image.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Lou's Metal Shaping

My cousin Louie Mendez is a fabricator with coach building and aerospace experience and will be offering 356 Porsche parts, this is only a sample of what he does. This is a 356A model front hood he produced for a original GT Carrera Speedster. Notice all gas welded seams and yes that hood was produced in one piece. He produced the accessories found on my 356B.  For those who are familiar with the original factory produced pieces they will see no difference in the details. More product and pricing to follow.

Lipizzaner Stallion

Lipizzaner Stallions of Iberian stock at Spanish riding school Vienna.
Amazing Horses and Horesmanship.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

To Late!

Glad I never listened to bad advice.
I say work hard play hard life is for the living.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Monday, January 9, 2012

Walt's "49"

This is my buddie Walt Valjesic's 49 Chevy , this car has a textbook chop, although you can't learn that in school.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Jack Mc Afee

Jack was a great race driver he also had this shop back in the day in Burbank. He would later create the Mc Afee forged alloy wheel in pomona California. Wheels were for Porsche fittment and would use a crager 3 spoke nockoff type center cap.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Dean Jeffries

One of the few period Porsche customs. That 356A coupe was/is a real 4-Cam Carrera, and has recently been fully restored to its Dean Jeffries vision ,down to the Maltese Cross torsion tube covers.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Scooter Mc Rad

Scott Schmeiser, took this great shot of the Duchess back in February. Cool Guy and fellow auto/moto nut. Check out his blog.