For the upcoming "In The Wind" show at Gasoline Gallery I made this image last weekend just before going to the Hammers' show. For the proper look I shot it on Tri-X film with a Canon Dial half-format camera, then scanned it and had it printed it on tan/brown cardboard for what I hope looks like a sixties' piece.
Wouldn't mind being there at the opening on september 21...
The Hammers Car Club arranges a show late in the summer at irregular intervals. The last one was three years ago, the first one was two years prior to that one. It is not widely advertised, mostly by word of mouth, and this is one of those shows where the phrase "Quality over quantity" suits perfectly. If Sweden ever gets exotic, then this is the place. Through the farmlands on a road that gets narrower by the mile, it's held on a small country fairground, surrounded by woods, lying next to a lake.
I didn't get to stay long this year, next time I will camp out.
Just a note: As I have a flickr account, I wasn't aware of the limitations set on non-members. However, it costs nothing to join with no further obligations, you get to see full size images, and will be able to download them to your own computer.
Back in the day the steering wheel of choice for customs was either the '49-'51 Merc accessory/Monterey wheel, or the '49-'50 Crestliner/Ford accessory wheel. The latter was used in the Eddie Dye roadster, the Tom Pollard roadster, the "Snooky" Janich '41, the Calori coupe, more recently in the '36 three-window coupe of Jon Fisher, and both the '40 and '49 Fords by Lee Pratt. Thought it would be cool if I could have one for my next car.
So, I sold some stuff I had lying around on that global marketplace, found this wheel for about the same amount of money. So far, it cost me no more in real money than what I've paid in import duties and tax.
With a little luck I may have found a way to fix that busted horn ring. Any other tips and suggestions? Please, shoot me a message.
What does it take to keep a true Hop Up guy or gal from going back to Old Style Weekend? Paul, one of the nineteen guys who get it, said it had to be one of two options:
1. The A-Bombers no longer arranges Old Style Weekend.
2. Yours truly is going six feet under.
2008 pictures here. See ya in '09.
Time again for the annual trek to Tidaholm for the Jokers Car and bike show, this time they teamed up with DicE Magazine for some extra two-wheeled action. Great as always, check the pics to see for yourself.
Jari showed up with a delicious roadster, I got to say it was my definite favorite this year.