Sunday, May 31, 2009
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Back in August '07 was when I first jumped in and joined the world of Illegal Soapbox Racers. Although I finished this race, I ended up doing it on only three wheels. Watch this video, and you'll see why. I was the idiot in the wheelchair; my faceplant has become soapbox legend now.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
I threw this old Schwinn together last night to get ready to compete in the Coaster Brake Challenge in July. I still need to come up with some grips and more appropriate rolling stock, but at least this will let me start getting into condition. There. I posted it for all to see. Now I'll HAVE to do it.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
At times, the amount of fun to be had while racing a gravity-powered junkpile down a canyon road still amazes me. Great race last Sunday; twenty-two homebuilts hurtling down Templin Highway toward a decreasing-radius curve and certain mayhem... what could go wrong?
Mikey lost a wheel. Dino flipped and tore up a front spindle. Ronald made enough contact with the LeanMachine that one of its disc brakes rubbed the rest of the morning. Nobody went to the Emergency Room, and two guys went home with trophies. It's ALL fun and games until somebody loses their balls.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Revell's California Dune Buggy (EMPI Imp) on a 1:35 Stuart tank chassis, all powered by a blown BBC from Monogram's Groovy Grader. Add the obligatory skeletal tanker and some weathered olive drab, and you can have the Battle Buggy for $65.00 shipped anywhere in the U.S. of A. One available - there's only one like this in the world.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
My buddy Brandon Flannery (Goodguys Gazette, Traditional Rod and Kulture, etc.) made a run at his own magazine a few years back - it was supposed to be to musclecars what TR&K is to rods. Ford took issue with his use of the word "Boss", and no other name really did the concept justice. Bonus points: name that generator.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Customized Hot Wheels - a hobby I've toyed with, but haven't seriously pursued (can you do that and keep it a hobby?).
This was a Dairy Delivery "Bling" with a bunch of weathering, some 1:50 scale rolling stock, and a few parts from tabletop gaming miniatures. I sold this one - I need to make another one or two for myself. I dig this thing!
I built this solid resin re-pop of the old AMT Bonneville go kart for a group build for NNL West '08. My thought was to add it to the bed of a model I was building of Mad Dog's pickup. Mad Dog has since sold his truck. I think I'll sell this small model if somebody makes an offer.
The idea was that it was a barn/backyard find. Mud, grass, peeling paint and hazed plexiglass.
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
..I think of those Mad Magazine fold-outs. You know the ones where it says one thing, but when you fold on the dotted lines it says something else? Would be great to do that on one of these truncated mordor sedan rods, wouldn't it?