The annual hot rod reunion at the Famoso drag strip in Bakersfield probably is the world's best event for vintage drag racing. If you combine this with the cutting-edge photography the guys at Speedhunters are famous for, you get one hell of an event coverage: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4. Have a great weekend. (photos © Mike Garrett)
There's more than one way to build a traditional kustom. Probably the most traditional way is to do it like Mark Garza does: Take a used but nice car from the 1940s, and while you enjoy driving it, you modify it step by step. Rolling kustomization... the way they did it back in the days. (photos © Mark Garza)
Period correct stance.
A stylish kustom indeed.
With a little tweaking on the colors and contrast, the photo looks like it was found in an old scrapbook.
As in most cases, a lowering job was the initial modification.
This is how Mark found the car when he traded it against his old 1957 Chevy wagon.
Cheatersville, the Electroline Diaries, Rebel Motorcycles Ltd: With a background like these books, there's no need to tell you that Laurent Bagnard's latest baby is gonna be good. Cast Iron is said to become "a cool mix of past fragrance and nowadays' colors, a 4-stroke beat which is common to both cast-iron engines and rock'n'roll." Sounds good to me.
It's mean, it's black, it's the mystery machine. Yes, there's a new shoebox in town as Remo made his dream come true and got himself this good old Ford two door sedan. Even better, the car just received the approval of the authorities. Right on, dude. (pics © Tom Arnold)
Sorry guys for having to check back for weeks without any sign of life here. I just returned from a vacation and while I'm getting back on track, you can enjoy the latest pictures from one of my favorite photographers. Chris Cooper does an amazing job capturing the australian hot rod scene and obviously had one hell of a time at the Chopped 2011 in Newstead, Australia. (photos © crcooperphotography)