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

Wu-Tang as Fine Art?

On one hand, I think it's brilliant. It IS brilliant. Music as art. And I get the idea that music has become kind of a zero $$ commodity, and there should be compensation and consideration for the skill and talent it takes to craft song. But on the other hand, music has always been the voice of the voiceless aka de la… » 3/26/14 7:24pm 3/26/14 7:24pm

Selling the effie.

I bought this truck last summer from RPM in Vermont. They typically do high end restorations on vintage exotics, but Peter also has a soft spot for old trucks. They didn't touch the paint or body on this. It's a "ten footer," there's surface rust in spots on the old paint job, but it's solid. What they did do was… » 3/25/14 4:41pm 3/25/14 4:41pm

One handing the effie, ride home in the Ice Nine rally Fiesta

After Autorama it was late and Max drove the F100 from downtown Detroit to my garage. I needed to get it up to Ice Nine so they could clean it up for me...I may or may not be selling it...and while Keith said he'd grab it I decided to see if I could wrangle the no power anything, 3 on the tree truck with my left arm… » 3/20/14 1:04am 3/20/14 1:04am