Saturday, October 1, 2011

In Route to Long Beach...

I'll be at the Motorama in Long Beach today taking photos so check out the site later for some of the best Kustoms out there today.

Friday, September 30, 2011

The Friday View...

Hope you like the view, it's Friday again.  Keep sending me photos and I will post them.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Rudy Rodriguez 1951 Merc...

I have watched many Kustoms evolve over the years and I have hundreds of photos that show the changes that were made.  I have them in several photo albums and I have started to scan those photos.  Here is Rudy Rodriguez' 1951 Mercury that has always been one of my favorites.  Check out those naked ladies.  Someday I will pull mine out and run them on a car.  I have found that the car has to be just right for them to look good and they have always looked good on Rudy's Merc.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Introducing The Photography of Rob Bishop...

Rob Bishop has been involved in photography since taking classes in college back in the 60's in Bakersfield California. He began shooting auto racing, and motorcycle racing, and sold B&W photos to drivers and riders and had many shots published in newspapers and magazines over the years.  He also spent time doing every type of photography there is from weddings to school photos to television news.

From day one his real interest was in photography as a form of art.  Rob often tried selling matted and framed pieces in galleries over the years with mixed success.  In 2003, Rob moved to digital cameras and began spending a lot of time photographing car shows. 

In 2008 Rob published Hot Rods and Cool Customs/California Car Shows in which a lot of the photos in the book capture the styling of the cars as an art form.

Rob was formally a co-owner of an art gallery for a while in Cambria California and was selling some of his car images as framed art.  His partner kept telling him that he should approach the car owners about making personalized photo books of their cars.  Now Rob is in Santa Maria and doing that exact thing with highly detailed images of your cars, projects and workshop.  The price is not bad at all for a personalized coffee table style book of all your own cars. 

The book that he published is really used as an example of what he can do.  Since the book Rob's style has become even more detailed and his newer images are on a number of Internet sites.  Check the links below.

For more info on Rob's book or to purchase it, check the link below.

Contact Rob Bishop at (805) 720-6331 or email

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Scalloped Kustom...

Jim Seaton's 59 El Camino

When I was growing up in the early 80's Scalloped paint jobs seem to be the thing to do.  There were a lot of bad Scallop jobs.  This El Camino is and example of how it should be done.  Not too gaudy and it works with the lines of the car.