The Trucks of the 2015 Lone Star Roundup

Earlier in the year I was talking to a few friends...artists, builders, about the current old truck trends. Slammed C10s are rad, but everyone has done them. Dropped effies are common as a cold around any hot rod show. They’re everywhere. When I had my ‘54 F100 at AutoRama last year people did not know what to think… » 5/06/15 11:55am Yesterday 11:55am

Lap of America. 8,400 Miles in 18 Days, in a Rental Car

Blue Ridge Parkway. Tail of the Dragon. Mardi Gras (on accident?!?). Hail, Snow, Rain, and Sleet. Texas BBQ. Dinner on the Pacific in Mission Bay. And that was just the first three days. » 3/12/15 9:39am 3/12/15 9:39am


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