Wednesday, December 22, 2010

they say it was the kennedys

maybe LAPD........
man, she was something.....-R

yes, i still love 'ol cars. it seems i have neglected my girl for some time now. i blame only myself. as i racked up a ton of parking tickets (585$)worth to be exact. so once i pay that she will be back on the road. i promise.....-R

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

born free 3

oh man! this is gonna be a good one. it is oak canyon ranch state park. theres camping, awesome canyon rides, just add good times with yer buddies....
well. i just tried to reserve a camping spot.. nooooo diice... but that ok thats a good canyon ride back to my house, right up to my door...-R

Sunday, December 19, 2010

thats right fuckers


part 2 the tear down/ the spares speed shop

well shit, i kinda fucked up the order of my pics and story. so i will just skip the part of the story where i tell ya i seized my bike. apparently you need oil to keep yer bike running. well, i wanted to tear it apart anyway. the picture on the bottom is what it looked like when i pulled the head, the pic on the top is after i ported and polished it. you cant tell tell from photo, but it as smooth as a babies bottom. cleaned up the intake side too. got rid of all the casting access left behind from production, then took 60 grit and ruffed it a little. i 4got how fn'ing long this takes. it has been many years since i did this. my dad taught me during my race days. he was my mechanic. we kicked ass for a bit. thought i was gonna be famous one day... haaaa... well, honed out cylinder new ring and piston's... almost back 2gether. i will keep you posted.....-R

my failed trip to slap city part 1

so, as with every trip i go on i was running 2 hours late easy. i eventually meet up with tubbles, and this dude chris. trip started out fine. interstate packed with cars not going anywhere but us. riding a bike during a parking lot on the interstate is awesome. so we finally get thru all this traffic. and are heading to temecula to the 76 or 78. shoot i don't remember. anyway, when we stopped fer gas i noticed i lost my tail light and license plate somewhere along the way. first miss hap, so back on the road we go, cursing along at a pretty good speed making good time. then traffic again, so i slow down and gas it again and my bike dies... what the shit.. push it over to the side of the interstate check out bike. i am thinking my headlight wire shorted my bike. do ask me why i thought that. if you know me you would understand, that's just what i do. turns out from my being in a hurry i did not tighten my chain like i wanted to. so the chain has been doing a number on my ignition switch that i so conveniently put right in light with my chain. so after figuring out my chain popped up my hit me key into off position were back on the road. making it into temecula heading to are turn off to go thought the mountains bike dies again. FUCK! this sucks. so we pull over to fix AGAIN, this time i am thinking ignition switch again, well close a wire coming out serve rd. i fix it putting my bike 2gether b4 i start it. (total jackass move) this dude and his wife cruse up in a vette and start talking to us. mind you we are in a parking lot of a school. so there is no reason for this guy to come around. exec pt to make fun of me. he was like that's funny the pan and the shovel appear to be running fine, hows that jap bike doing? i was ha ha... turns out the kook ended up being a cool dude. offered to help me out. i said i was good and they were on their way. i could see that me and my bike were starting to be a pain fer tubbles and chris. so i say its cool dudes go get something to eat and i will catch up. i by pass the switch and hot wire my bike. it is starting to get cold, kinda. again bike is tip top at this point. then it starts cutting out. Fuck! i look down and see left carb is not working. i turn the gas off the left side and just keep going. bike run like shit but i could still ride. worried that i would not get my bike started i just kept ridding. so i passed the dudes while they got gas knowing they would catch up. so we meet back up about 45minutes later. by this time it is way fucking cold and nite is falling. so we start to get back on the road. Chris's bike would start, so tubbles says just go and we will catch up. and like that it was dark, foggy to the point you could only see 10-15 feet in front of you. got to Julian(which is awesome) made right like a was supposed to. but i kept going right. of course i need to go left at fork in road. (this is the story of my life) well 40 minutes later i realize i am lost. SHIT! fuck it i say and keep going the wrong way. not like i had a choice. so i am in the fucking mountains for a hour or so. get to the end of the road and its left or right. i take a break in the pitch darkness then take off again. i pass a cop that was sitting on the side of the road. he gets behind me and follows for 7minutes or so. pulls me over. gives me the run down. why you out here,why is yer bike so loud, etc. he makes me sit on the ground. while sitting there i see why my carb quit working. the piece of t-shirt i used to clean some oil got sucked into carb. yes. i do stupid shit like this. so cop lets me go. he says i hafta walk my bike blab blah blah. start bike when i get to the interstate. tubbles calls me while i am doing this. he waiting for me at a gas station that he thought i would be. i tell him my story and i am on the road. again my bike is running titties. until that is it lose;s power. i am like fuck it and ride to the next exit. call jimmy, jimmy calls nick. nicks me up and takes me to jimmy house... so i noticed my pipe was broke. so it is like a week b4 i try and start my bike. get it running, clank clank clank = not good....-R

picture time

just thought i would share this shot of my bike.....-R

spares in paradise

Here are some pics of my hawaii trip for work... ha, i know my job fn sucks. no! not really.. this was my view out of cottage i stayed in. insane! i stayed at the turtle bay. not bad... ha.. no but really. it was awesome you can swim with the turtle's right there. this trip was not as good as the last since i was alone. no one to share with. the last trip was with the fam. so this trip i will share with you. this was on the north shore, do not if ya ever been there, it is all country. not nothing out there. chickens/rosters running around every where. coconuts on the ground like the movies, the locals do not like you. well they liked me.. ha.. on my trips into town, i would spell it if i could pronounced holly eva.. ha.. well any way. i would pass this pretty cool skate park. it wasn't that cool but the whole setting was, well pretty amazing. all tucked away, with trees and mountains containing it. and across the street was sunset. sunset meaning the famous break (surfing) "gonna surf the words of the north shore" by the most famous kook of all rick cane. life on the north shore is pretty amazing! i see all the super rad houses and think what the fuck do these people do for work??? well, i still don't know... maybe sell speed or something or make surfboards and smoke banana peels.. oh yeah! i almost 4got. one of coolest things about hawaii was people did not stop 2 cars length behind the car in front of them at stop lights..... till my next hawaii trip.....-R

some pub in hawaii

oh man! when i saw this. i was like holy shit! i coulda used this pillow/punching pad deally in my drinking days. then i thought about all the crap prolly on it.... but again i would have not gave 2 shits, prolly even passout with my head on the pad. and my pecker in the piss.....-R

what the world needs now is another ballsack something another like i need a hole in my head.

ok! like the fucking balls hanging from the back of pickup trucks and cars was'nt bad enuff. some A-hole went and did this. what the shit!!! i NEVEr want balls near my mouth or on my chin. we need (as the voice of the American people) find this ball sack guy and snipe the fucker. i am sure it was made in china to boot......-R

floating jack

Ok, so it has been awhile since i last posted anything. As you can tell this is from holloween.

What you cannot tell is that these punkins were hanging from a tree.. They were just floating mid air... pretty FN rad......-R

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Mushroom Bubble Window

I got the van, I need this window, issuing an All Points Bulletin, keep your eyes peeled....Jimmy

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

greasy taco day

so not only is it my b-day taco day, there's also cool show to go to.... ta boot

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

I almost crashed my rental car

So there we were driving down the one highway from Cabo San Lucus to San Jose de Cabo and I look over to the left and see all these people hanging out in front of the Home Depot, apparently it's not just something that happens in america.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Friday, September 17, 2010

swap meet in LA county

this is a huge motorcycle swap... it is once a year.....-R

Sunday, September 12, 2010

vans the new black

Vans are the new black.
crap, i just noticed the one of the shows has past.....-R

Monday, September 6, 2010

Mikey had a BBQ

Jimmy had to goto Fast Eddie's wedding my bike got left behind. Brit guy on an american bike

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Dan the Man joins the 200 mph club

Here's an online pat on the back for our buddy Dan Waldrop, the closet spare, for making the 200 mph club this week at speed week in Bonneville. Dan took the Bean Bandits car to a new record of 218 mph. Way to go Buddy, can't wait to see the red hat and super secret hand shake

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Thursday, August 5, 2010

un-easy up date

this pan is fucking sweeeeet....-R
i will be going to this show. so if you want tickets buy them and i will take with me.....

old gold gee rog....

should be a fun ride up the coast......-R

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

650 camera pic

48 pan fror 20bucks????? maybe you

well, my buddies at are building a killer pan.... you have not ever been to denver now is prolly the best reason to ever go... denver is a fucking rad place.... this bike show just made it fucking better... yes , i will be attending. gonna ride the 650 there....looking forward to it....-R

mooneyes summer show

yeah, wents to mooneyes hot in the summer show. did not take a single pic. i think jimmy did. there were alot of bikes this year. we blew it on so many levels. but next year lemme tell you!!!. it was a pretty cool show. i made one lap w/ jimmy. it was to FN hot to do anything else. i hear they maybe doing the show in the cooler months.... that would BE titties.......-R

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

King of Clubs at Barona July 10th

Bats Day 2010

Coco's 1963 Galaxie 500 Convertible, got the 352 FE motor running good, swapped over the automatic column and did the brakes, running good so we took it down to steel to survey the damage and shot it in epoxy primer. The quarters have been re-done in a poor east coast hack style so we'll be re-doing that, otherwise it's looking good. Notice Steve in the background learning electric start in gear is not good....jimmy

High Dollar Jimmy

they call me High Dollar Jimmy now, 1934 Ford Three Window, pretty much all the sheet metal, lower patch panels, frame, radiator and grill and alot of vision.....jimmy

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

well, i did not get to go the last one. the rest of the crew did thou. 4got why i didnt go. but this year i will be there 4sure. -R

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

3 steps forward 5 steps back

Loaded up the Trailer Queen on the trailer and was headed up to pick up another T-bird to repair Coco's demolish derby car. Arranged to meet the buyer a block away from the T-bird pick-up, which was up in Norco, couple hours away.Picked up Mark on the way, thought I'd share his planter art, must say I am a bit jealous, it was a prop from a play or somethingSo we met up with Gene and his son in the Burger King parking lot, tried to talk him out of it but Gene wasn't scared so off the Trailer Queen went. It's nice to sell things but I gotta say I regret every car I've ever sold. Hope Gene has alot of fun in that car I know I did. Afterwards we went to get the T-bird for Coco and ended up buying a 1963 galaxie convertible, 1963 galaxie parts car, 1964 galaxie convertible and a 1964 galaxie 2 door hardtop. If that wasn't bad enough we then headed up to Dan Collin's Old Gold Garage and picked up A 1934 three window project. Mark bought the 64's so end result was I bought 5 cars this weekend and sold 3, 3 steps forward, 5 steps back.....

Friday, May 7, 2010

9 foot by 7 foot print

we collect alot of robert williams stuff so this 7 foot tall print will be a great addition, thanks rubes

Friday, April 30, 2010

Slab City Fun Fest

Didn't know whiskey bottles could take pictures but Sergio pulled it off

Slowing coming together

Went to a charity Poker Game at the Lava Flow and got inspired to get some more work done on the backyard. Long list of ideas we have had since before the pool was even put in and has been slowly coming together. Coco has put props into full effect, last night she added some solar fireflies to the back wall that look great at night. We'll see how well this stuff holds up after the first party.

Well, we had always talked about doing a dock on the far wall of the pool, can't be sure but I think it was actually Cookie's idea (R.I.P.). Anyhow we were down at the Bali Hai for Dylan's birthday and Monkey Business was broke (thanks Mikey) and in the slip so I just happened to have a trailer capable of carrying 22' long laminated dock beams. 2 days later and the Bali Jor'dan dock was alive.Can't wait for the Pool Party season to get started