4.25.2011

American Muscle



















4.18.2011

Real Hot Rods

 Grand National Roadster Show
 Grand National Roadster Show
 Riverside Show 'N Go
 Good Guys Del Mar Nationals
 Grand National Roadster Show
 Cruisin for a Cure
 Grand National Roadster Show
 Temecula Rod Run
 Temecula Rod Run
 Riverside Show 'N Go
 Grand National Roadster Show
LA Roadster Show

4.17.2011

Automotive Art Collaborations

These photos have backgrounds manipulated in Photoshop Elements 9. Many thanks to the owners of this art for allowing me to use their work!

 clashing with nature
Collaboration with JohnDSmith
John took this awesome desert scene and let me park my ride right in the middle of the road! It was only then I realized my paint job was actually camouflage!
Custom (Buick?) Coupe captured at Grand Nationals, outdoor exhibits, Pomona CA, Jan 2011
 1940 Ford Deluxe sedan cruising through the fall foliage…
This is a collaboration with JohnDSmith using his beautiful fall scene background. Thank you John!
40 Ford captured cruising at Cruising for a Cure, Costa Mesa, CA Sep 2010
1931 Chrysler 6 Coupe
A collaboration with grateful thanks to Dee for use of her awesome background Bridges of Madison County and her personal driver, Keith Stone!
The 31 Chrysler 6 was captured at Cars & Coffee, Irvine, CA, July 2010
Custom 1940 Chevrolet sedan touring off the beaten path…
This is a collaboration with JohnDSmith using his beautiful fall scene background. Thank you John!
Chevy shot at LA Roadster Show, Pomona, CA June 2010

1958 DeSoto
This is a collaboration with JohnDSmith using his awesome desert scene background. Thank you John!
1958 DeSoto has the road to himself. Captured in Del Mar, CA at the Good Guys Nationals, April 2010
Pit stop back in time is a collaboration with Barb Callahan.
Background image is Old Esso Station.
1955 Chevrolet Nomad station wagon was captured cruising at the Riverside Show N Shine
Riverside CA Show ’N Shine, May 1, 2010

Shelby Mustang Cobra GT 350
This is a collaboration with JohnDSmith using his awesome fall street scene background. GT350 captured at Cars & Coffee, Irvine, CA
This is a collaboration with Rossco using his sweeping shot The Outback Road
According to Ross, the nearest town is 160 kilometers away! "The photo was taken out near Parkes Nsw which is the home of the Parkes radio telescope. The “Dish” was made famous during the Apollo Eleven moon landing as when Neil Armstrong and his crew were around this side of the world the radio telescope transmitted their radio messages back to Houston. They made a film about it titled “The Dish” a few years ago."
The 32 Roadster known as “Platinum Bomb” was built by Hollywood Hot Rods and captured at the LA Roadster Show, Pomona, CA June 2010. The “pusher” is my friend and colleague, Engels. He advises that his butt shots are for hire…

Tricky Navigation

Collaboration with Steve Mezardjian using his fine art background The Road Less Travelled
Thanks so very much Steve for sharing this work!
The Ford panel van was caught at the Grand Nationals, Pomona CA, Jan 2011
Floor it!

Collaboration using Barb Callahan’s wonderful road shot Into the Mystic for which I am especially grateful!
54 Merc was captured at the Grand National Roadster Show in Pomona, Jan 2011
Looks like he’s ready to cut loose for a bit…

Covered with Wood

This collaboration was made using this excellent Little Covered Bridge shot by Ernie in Wisconsin
Thanks Ernie for allowing me to play with your work!
The 1951 Ford Woody was captured at the Good Guys Nationals, Del Mar, CA

JohnDSmiths Corvette

This is a collaboration with and much appreciation for JohnDSmith using his awesome background Color Book Road and this 1959 Chevrolet Corvette captured at Cruisin For A Cure, Costa Mesa, CA in September, 2010.
Thanks John for making this fabulous background available for me to ’play" with! It was fun!
Silver Hawk II

silver hawk II is a collaboration with Barb Callahan. Background image is Whitehall Drive in Sepia.
Studebaker Silver Hawk was captured at Cruisin for a Cure in Costa Mesa, CA

Border Patrol c. 1955

1955 Ford patrol car, 272 cu in V8, 2-speed automatic cruises the desert borders…
This is a collaboration with JohnDSmith using his desert wind power scene background.
55 Ford: Riverside CA Show ’N Shine, May 1, 2010

4.15.2011

More pics from the Temecula Rod Run, March 2011

Trio of Willys Pro Street Gassers.

The 802 cu. in. Sonny’s-powered ride claims over 1000 HP on pump gas, and 1600 HP on racing fuel with nitrous! Hold on Mama!

1957 Fuel Injected Corvette
Captured cruising Front Street during cruise night...

Panel van captured in Temecula, background is at the Oceanside pier...

Finely restored Sparkletts water delivery truck built by International

Ford COE flatbed in cherry condition!

4.14.2011

Good Guys Del Mar & Temecula Rod Run, April 2011

Some samples from the last 2 shows
 Almost stock (LOL!) 67 Big Block 427 Vette! This one is done over quite nicely as a street rod. The sidepipes may have been de-baffled, souded like headers into straight 3 inch pipe, music to my heart!
Good Guys Del Mar Nationals, April 2011

 1923 Hudson speedster dashboard and wheel looks a little more complex than today’s controls…
Temecula Rod Run, CA Mar 2011

 35 Ford Coupe rodded to the maximum cool factor…captured cruising at the Temecula Rod Run, Cruise Night, March 2011. The owner of this ride is cooler than the Fonze!!


Streaming in to the Good Guys show in Del Mar, this ride is a knockout!