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.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Whats goin on -- pt 1

I have been getting people asking me why I haven't been posting. Well it's been a crazy 2 months. With my Dad passing away, finishing the Deathstar, the council meeting in Wisconsin, doing the spring show in Florida,planing my clubs van-in,working on next years nationals,getting the van ready to show in Detroit , going to Detroit, and the weather screwing it all up. There hasn't been enough hours in the day to do much else. Like house work! As I mentioned the Deathstar is painted and buffed. It is now at the upholstery shop having the interior redone. Looks like it will be 90% different. People won't recognize it. I decided a while ago that I wouldn't post any pictures of it till it was completely finished. I still need to do the hand painting on it. Stripes, lettering, and more stripes. I'm supposed get it back by the end of May. It's gona take me a week to do all I need to do yet, It will debut at this years National Truck-in in July. At that point I will post all the pictures of the process from start to finish. Somewhere around 200 photos......well maybe not all . In the mean time here is a small sample of what we've been up to. This is a small section of the driver side. This may be the best thing I've ever done.

Some of the work I've done recently includes this Coke cooler I did for the owner of a local body shop.

This motorcycle was finished in time for the Easyrider show. He won something. cant remember what.

Here's another bike I just finished up As I mentioned we went to the Auto-Rama in Detroit. I was a participant in the pinstripers jam and auction again. It was fun to see all the guys again. There were over 100 stripers there. Wendel, Mark, Scal,Shane,and the fabulous Flash, were on hand. And of course this would be Ray"El Vago"Smith ,and his bride, Jan. Ray received a special lifetime award that weekend. Well deserved!!

This is some of the art that was done for the auction.

And of course the auction