Everything I Hate About Buying Used Cars in a Five Minute Window

I enjoy acquiring used vehicles. I don't enjoy the process of acquiring used vehicles. I have friends that get off on it, which is fine. I don't. I was explaining everything I dislike about it to Darla on our way to a local B lot. Not that I had to, she knows me. We were going to this lot to look at a 16 year old Land… » 2/09/15 4:59pm 2/09/15 4:59pm

ICON FJ44, '50 Merc, Triumph, other recent work

Surgery #4 was Friday. New doc, like this guy. Asked him how it went: "This is a very technical term...but your ECU tendon looked like shit. So we redacted it. Also stole a tendon here (points to back of wrist) to reconstruct the (insert actual technical terms here)." That's what I remembered, Darla said he… » 1/13/15 12:46pm 1/13/15 12:46pm

Icon's Derelict '52 Desoto Wagon.

I've done a few sculptures since the surgeries, but this is the first automotive piece. I'm hustling to get ready for this year's SEMA show as I'll be one of the 7 artists in this year's Art Walk (which hopefully becomes an every year part of the show). The man behind Icon, Jonathan Ward, commissioned this… » 9/25/14 8:48pm 9/25/14 8:48pm

My Dad is Paul Bunyan (up again in honor of Father's Day)

My folks are the hardest working people know. I'm the oldest of nine kids, and although we weren't rich, we never wanted for much. Mom raised the kids and even home-schooled a few of us until high school(I'm the only college dropout, and the youngest is heading to CCS in a few weeks). Dad worked as a sheet metal… » 6/15/14 1:32pm 6/15/14 1:32pm

I'm back....ish.

I got the all clear from my doc last week. I'm still gonna need to get more work done down the road I think, but I've been out a year(so much for 4-7 months)...I've got shit to do. I wasn't sure how long it would take me to get my mojo back, but as it turns out the hand/eye coordination never really left. The… » 6/10/14 8:36pm 6/10/14 8:36pm

Brown Dog on a Super Stadium truck(!) Detroit guy tears up Belle Isle

I was out of town so I didn't get a chance to get down to Belle Isle, but my buddy Aaron Bambach didn't just get to go to the races, he got to DRIVE a truck! From all reports he did a terrific job too, first time EVER racing trucks...had the pole for the first race and ended up getting on the podium the second race… » 6/01/14 6:25pm 6/01/14 6:25pm

People don't mind being lied to.

Hot Rod Magazine recently took the not-very-real reality TV stars at Fast N' Loud to task for misrepresenting their "barn find" Pontiacs. Basically the Gas Monkey/Discovery crew says the cars were barn find prototypes that are worth high six figures. The truth according to HRM is that they're production cars(albeit… » 4/26/14 6:57pm 4/26/14 6:57pm