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

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Dug Up in South Central L.A.

This story appeared in the L.A. TIMES back in the late seventies. The story goes like this. A wealthy plumber from Alhambra buys his wife a Ferrari Dino as a birthday gift, they go out to dinner in the car one night and park the car on Wilshire blvd. You guessed it when they come out the car is gone! Jump ahead about 5 yrs. Two kids are playing in their yard in South L.A. and are digging up some dirt and find a car buried in the yard! They call police and a backhoe is brought in to dig out the car. The thieves stuffed towels and rags in the windows, air vents and tailpipe etc. But water damage was extensive. The car was later auctioned and a guy with a Ferrari shop in the valley purchased it and later fully restored the car. He purchased personal plates from the D.M.V. which read DUG UP. Who knows why the thieves chose to bury the car. Classic L.A. car story.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012


Sometimes in life there is a big difference between where your going and where you need to be!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

69 Italia

This is one of 75 Lamborghini Italia's built. Car is available at Checkered Flag Marina Del Rey. Aluminum body built at Touring.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Friday, November 2, 2012

Atwater Playboy & Rosario Dawson

Johnny is living up to the legend. So I had to re post this from the Sunrise cycle blog. I guess the story goes like this. Johnny meets a girl at the Brooklyn Invitational  party in New York City,  chats her up, later takes her outside for a  ride  on the back of the Harley. Only later when someone told him who it was, did he realize it was actress Rosario Dawson. Classic!