Saturday, February 27, 2010

Spy Photos

I forgot i took these. Looking forward to seeing how it turns out.
Mez is changing almost everything about it. He never sleeps so it should be done by tuesday.

Tikets Please

Cold war jet trains for Robbo.

I Don't Like Volkswagon Beetles

There i said it.
Oh man that felt good to finally get that off my chest. Its been a cloud over my head for far to long now. I can't sleep, i can't eat and i'm tired of living a lie.
I don't even care about oval this and square that or even those indicator arms that swing out and the taillights that are cooler than the other ones. I'll even go as far as saying Kombi's are highly shit as well. Yeah that's right hippie, i said shit, put that in ya pipe and smoke it.
I only mildly like Manx buggies, oh wait there fibreglass right? That's ok this add from 68' proves fibreglass kit cars are old school.
Ha and you thought fibreglass was just for old guys in Hawaiian shirts.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Works Slow

I got some time at work to make some progress on my wheel of fortune.
It was to square so i rounded the ends and used some boat builders glue to attach the wooden grips.
I actually didn't think the glue would work and i would end up making bolt on aluminium grips but it worked a little to well and have no idea how to polish around it?? I probably won't. Not that i'm bothered it was only something fun to make when works slow.
I only had a small welding job to do in the morning and then 7 hours to muck around with this and read a magazine. I'm not complaining!
Anyways i just gotta sand it a bit more, stain the wood and build a car around it.

Saturday, February 20, 2010


Graham Withers and his $8000 rail, fuck i'd give him 10k for it tomorrow!
An add from the Dec 68' Australian Hot Rod mag. Are Ampol even around anymore? they must have been bought out like every other servo.
Which reminds me of a story my uncle and dad used to tell me, when once my uncle took his Valiant to a mechanic at a Golden Fleece service station whilst him and dad went to the pub and told the guy "Just fix everything that needs doing." and when they came back to pick it up the bill was more than the car was worth and my dad told the guy "We've just been Golden Fleeced."
Maybe you had to be there........

Friday, February 19, 2010

Boss' Pix

This was nostalgia drag racing back when it was just called drag racing.
My boss gave me these from the early days of Willowbank and the dodgy camera adds to the apeal for me.
The black car is actually Victor Bray. If he finds more i'll post them here.

Thursday, February 18, 2010


I went to the nostalgia drags and all i got was this t-shirt.
If your anywhere near south east Queensland there'll be some sweet drag action being thrown down nostalgia style at Willobank on saturday yo. Did that sound gangster enough?
Anyways the poster for the show sucked almost as much as this shirt design, and i could have put a cool photo of a drag car but i'm lazy and that might be misleading to readers.
As for me i'll be doing body work all day. Yep all bloody day.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


There are a lot of shit mags out there in magazine land, and not a lot worth spending your money on.
Chopped is however worth every cent.

Ippy Favourites

Photos taken from the Ipswich City library archives.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Boaters Grave

On my little road trip in the country we stumbled across Lake Mugerah.
It's my new favourite place to be in the world and it got me thinking how cool an old wooden speed boat would be. Don't worry the blog won't become all about boats anytime soon, just thinking out loud.
Anyways i tryed to buy one maybe 6 years ago now, but it just ended up a wild goose chase i kept secret because i had a bad feeling my hopes would be dashed.
Needless to say i'm still boatless.

Monday, February 15, 2010


Went for a drive out west.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

The Hardtop

Fuck even Dad's started hassling me to get the Valiant done.
The last two weeks i've really stepped up the time spent doing body work to try and get it finished. Hence the lack of blog posts.
Only problem is when i stood back to look at it this afternoon i looks like i've done nothing. It looks the fucking same! I am soooo done with body work.
Anyways someone asked if i'd finished the motor. Short answer yes long no.
I finished the rebuild months ago but never fitted anything to it. I stopped to do more fuckin' body work.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Were You There?

Nah didn't thnk so.....piker.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Fizz Gig Manor

Roving reporter and fellow Working Class Zero staff member Cam took these photos for me on a visit to ol' man Fizz Gigs farm.
Unfortunately 'The Milky Way' drag ute is getting a new life as some sort of shit custom no doubt, whilst the Buick's days are finally over.
Good work Cam, i'd like to say the cheques in the mail but your union fees are over due. Maybe next time bud.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Adelaide 74'

39' Ford Rescue Mission

Old mate Poddo found a chassis in the bush near where he grew up in Ipswich whilst dirt biking many years ago. He told me he'd found what he thought was a model A chassis and i hounded him for years to show me.
Anyways i wore him down and we went for a look. It turned out to be a 39' Ford chassis dumped in what must have been an old farm dumping ground.
There were remnants of old pedal cars, kids trikes and old bike parts. There were some old oil tins that had "Golden Fleece" painted on the side and an old fridge or two but nothing looked newer than 1959.
When the creek flooded the dump would go under water and 40 years of this meant everything was rusted beyond saving including many of the parts on the chassis. But being hotrodders the plan was to save it anyways. It was free after all.
The pictures tell the story better than i could put it into words but i can definitely say that it may not be everyones idea of a good time, but its adventures like these that for me make my life worth living.
These photos are in random order. This is how it looked after sitting since at least the late 50's

My guess is that the car was in an accident and the motor and body pulled off.

This photo's from the first time i went to see the hidden stash. Everything was rusted badly, not much else was salvageable except an old trike and a pedal car for my garage wall. Imagine crossing a creek with this? The bank on the other side is vertical!

This is on the way to collect the treasure. Lucky there were some old bridge beams and tree trunks, because i tested the water and it was over head high.

After disassembly we dragged the pieces nearly 200 meters to the creeks edge.

This is disassembly time.

Class Reunion

Nat tyre ollie. I think i can kickflip higher than i can ollie
Dennis grabs out of the kicker

The good, the bad and the ugly
I love skateboarding.
People who will never understand ask me when i plan on growing up.
If your idea of growing up means becoming a washed up footy jock who watches life go past on his couch hiding behind his t.v then the answer my friend will surely disapoint you.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Klemmes Koupe

What happened to all these old rods?

I Thought You Said You Had A Hemi

I need the plug covers for my Desoto Hemi.....the ones above that say Firedome.

Times Gone By

Monday, February 1, 2010

Word Up

Man i love those blogs where they get real lazy and just scan photos out of old magazines to give themselves some street cred.