Vanning is a compulsion, an obsession, an occupation, an affliction, a fascination, a fate. It is not a hobby. Those who do it, must. Those who don't, think it's a waste of time. For me it is a calling.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Paintin up a storm

I recently had a customer of mine give me a bunch of 16 gallon barrels.i decided to do a barrel for the up coming Rat fink reunion and got so wrapped up in it, I have done half a dozen so far. Between working on regular stuff and the garage chores., I've been spending long hours working. gotta love it.
Sam did a roundy round stocker with a flame job, guess who got to stripe it.
Cans are piling up. With the Rat Fink reunion only a couple weeks away, Its been hectic gettin ready to go. and I'm not. Never enough time in the day.Projects to finish,and packing, dont forget packing AAAAHHHH!!

Monday, May 5, 2008

While looking for a photo, I came across these. In 2000 we went to moldys first Rat Fink party in n. hollywood My bud Kenny brought out the Ed Roth bike he had restored ,the "High Flyer". Very cool job he did on it too. That was the same party that I snaped one of jimmy's brushes in two. I've never heard the end of that one even though I gave him one to replace it. O well , what are friends for?. After Ed past away, Ken donated the bike to the National Auto Museum in Reno, where it took its place beside many other Roth creations including the Beatnik Bandit. Before it went into the collection he had me pinstripe it. Wow, what a cool job that was. That was the 3rd Roth piece I've been privilaged to work on.

On saturday nite we were gettin goofy. Bert had a childs shirt with someting wrong with it and he wanted to see if I could get in it. this was the result. Should have seen me trying to get out of it. A fashion statement if I've ever seen one. NUK NUK