Friday, May 1, 2009

Lone Star 3.3 - FTB

Well should be my last entry (for now) about my Texas trip...

All of these pics were taken while FTB (Mr. Flat Top Bob) gave us a tour through the Wellington, Childress, Amarillo area.... Couldn't ask for a better tour guide!

If you don't know who FTB is... You better asks somebody.. owenssalvage.com

Monday..
We woke up and drove around the mean streets of Wellington.


I was scared... No really, if there wasn't any newer cars, you'd think you had gone back in time


Our first stop was Don Hickey's places, here FTB & Don outside Don's warehouse


Here's FTB opening up a garage door to another one of Don's places, you can see a glimpse of his beautiful Chevy custom


Here's FTB in an old school paint booth... crazy cool..


Nice clock tower.. notice anything weird?


Then we drove to Childress to visit & have lunch with Doug.. love his car


Then stopped at FTB's cousin's house... to look at his car and make an offer.. he wouldn't take $30,000.. I wouldn't either.

Then we headed to Dlebert's place, Coby gave him a few of the Church books.. and in FTB's own words... "I promise you there won't be anyone that you give the books to that will appreciate it more than Delbert." How cool is that


Delbert showed us his boxcar full of cool stuff.. Like these real Brass Knuckles...


And this authentic Klu Klux Clan outfit... I tried it on, didn't fit...


Delbert's awesome place..


Just a couple of his hot rods..

Then we were off to Larry's place... Larry has an obsession with Coke, every time I've seen him he has a Coke in his hands.. and a trail behind him..

Like so..

His other obsession is mid fifties Fords.. He has an amazing collection, amazing!

here's Coby getting a detail shot, his bread & butter

We then headed back to Casa De Flat Top, Here is the Duke (FTB) and his Merc...

I was going down the stairs when I noticed how small they are... tight fit for me.


Linda was being shy


And off to the Salvage yard we went

Coby looking on as FTB does some measuring


Wheels for days, weeks & years

This one is for Sarah

Chucks!


Took a few pics of some nice emblems... You gotta love old car logos

Another

This one I really like, art deco-ish letters

Coby looking for his next target.


Last photo of the night was FTB's beautiful Merc in his barn... Bob is living the dream.

Tuesday..

I woke up to pack all my stuff & head back to California.

But first we stopped at Mark's shop in Amarillo... you're going to have to wait to see parts of his collection on deadendmagazine.com


Here's FTB & Mark


Pipes...


Coby, "That might be the coolest sign I've ever seen!"

Old stuff rules...

And that's that... My Lone Star adventure... I truly enjoyed it!

FTB makes the best tour guide.

2 comments:

Salinas said...

you got some GREAT shots in there - especially the junk yard ones! love the wheels and the logos - and the overhead shot of the merc.

Miss Helen said...

Awesome pics! I love the one of the wheels and the Sun Motor Tester... kinda like the one in my pic:
www.flickr.com/photos/helldini/3144225539/in/set-72157615779696505/