Vanning


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.

Monday, December 29, 2008

It's 2009. Man the time goes fast when your having fun. As I always do the second week of december ,I went to L.A. to attend the Mooneyes party.What used to be the Rat Fink Reunion ,still brings out the stripers and artists.I flew into John Wayne airport south of L.A. ,and went to my buddy Jimmy C's place. He and Dena have been kind enough to have me stay with them while there. Thank You Both!! You Guys Rule!!

The first stop after getting off the plane.............In-n-out burger!

Got to Jimmy's and helped to pour some resin castings. Also loaded the van with stuff for the party.
Even made a piece for my van. nyuck nyuck!!! Jimmy was paintin' up a storm. Then the best part... a trip to the FAT BURGER
Sat. at the crack of dark :30,we went to the Irwendale raceway to set up.





And the whole gang was there!!!



Dude. wheres your teeth??





Whats in there...Beer??












Lots of kool rides and the e-z-up Tiki hut!! Thats the shop truck of our bud Jeff Styles....GET OUT of my picture!!

Verry cute.....
This was cool......1962 for sure!! After the show I headed to the Brush Off party. A gathering of stripers and sign artists. The freeways in L.A. are like no others. thought this thing was going to tip over.












WOOOHOO!!!! FOLLOW ME TO MY HOUSE!!!


This was the panel from Hot Dog.....Everyone there brings a panel and there is a drawing to exchange them. I ended up with Lil Louie's panel. Heres some of the fabulous art that was produced for this party.


























Guess who did this one!...
You wouldn't know it to look at them,but these are some of the best stripers and sign guys on the west coast. This party is now held at Rons Colorworks in the L.A. area,and is the best that I've ever been to. Lots of fun and very informative...THANKS RON!... GREAT TACOS TOO !!




3 comments:

Gear_Shifter said...

Love the panel...and esp. the Rat.

Ken Mitchroney said...

Where's my teeth? In your In and out burger! About time you posted. Keep it going dude, Keep it going!

Jeff DeGrandis said...

HEY COOP!!! HAOOY BIRTHDAY BUDDY!! SORRY I MISSED YA AT IRWINDALE, BUT I'LL SEE YOU AT THE RAT FINK REUNION IN UTAH!! CHECK OUT MY DRAWING FOR YOU ON DRAG FINK.
http://edroth.blogspot.com/
TAKE CARE BUDDY!!! YOUR CARTOON DRAG FINK PAL....JEFF