Monday, May 31, 2010

Santa Paso Maria

West Coast Cruising Nationals!

Always a good time.

It all started early Friday morning.. I met up with Primer Dave, Ki and a bunch of others HAMBers here in Salinas to cruise down together. Great idea! A caravan of customs on the 101 fast lane slowing down traffic was dope!

A few locals and a few others from the Bay Area and beyond..

Rolled down with Primer Dave then with Ki...

Caravan of Customs on Springs St.

F*ck Paso!

Finally Cruising in Santa Maria is here!

Xavier the XMan cruising Broadway in his clean 61

Laced up

Young Diego hung out with us all weekend... He is an awesome lil kid.

Until next year!

Keep cruising!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Small Towns

Seems like we spent the weekend at a bunch of small towns..

On Thursday night my brother and I went to a small cruise night in Aromas. Aromas is a small town just a few miles north of Salinas. I have passed by it thousands of times but had never been into Aromas. There were some nice cars there.

and a nice little BSA.

Joe Hickenbottom brought out his latest car. Deacon gets down with the hand lettering.

A nice 348

On Saturday we went to another small town.. Dos Palos. It was the 2nd Annual Eagle Field Drags that brought us here. What a great event!

Some of the good stuff that was there.

That Jeep moved fast! It was cool to see some 4x4's on the track

On Sunday we went to Watsonville for a small High School show. A good amount of nice low riders...


Thursday, May 20, 2010


I've had Graffiti on my mind all week...

I'm rusty....


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Roy's Drive In

Last night of Roy's Drive-In in Salinas, CA


Monday, May 17, 2010

Fishy Weekend

My brother purchased a fisheye lens for our camera years ago... We hardly ever use it.

This weekend I decided I would use it all weekend.. Just because.

What I'm working with..

On Saturday we went to meet up with Lil Watcha to hit up 2 low rider picnics in San Jose.

Lil Watcha's 64 looks good on the Starwires.

After hitting the 2 shows in San Jose we headed to Frisco to distribute more Visual Mechanics and Deadend Cruise Night flyers...

While in Frisco we had to check out the Mac Dre wall finally... RIP Andre Hicks

Everywhere I go I see Dj Sho-T stickers... odd.

On Sunday I headed to the Artichoke Festival with a few friends to pass out more flyers.

The Haters!

Ran into Chino there and he told me, "Don't put me on your blog ass!" So I did.


Thursday, May 13, 2010

Portrait of Gearhead

Last year I saw some of George Brainard's photography from "Day of the Drags" in Texas.

Instantly I thought to myself that it was really neat idea it was to take portraits of people at car events with an all white background..

So when Brian introduced me to George I was excited to see that he was taking portraits at the Lone Star Round Up. I chatted with George for a little bit about photography and how I was a fan of his work... Then he asked me, "Can I take you picture?" Sure why not.... I'm usually on the other side of the lens, but I do like how the picture turned out.

Everywhere I go I represent!

Here are a few that I liked from the Day of the Drags and the Lone Star Round Up.

Check out more of George's work...


Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Deadend Magazine Cruise Night - June 5th

That's right!

Deadend Magazine Official Cruise Night!
Saturday June 5th - 4pm-9pm
at Taqueria Mi Tierra in Watsonville, CA

Be there suckas!


Monday, May 10, 2010

No Weak Week

Rarely do I ever go a week without doing something fun or exciting.

Last week was no exception!

On Wednesday Night I was working on a few designs when my buddy Dj Sho-T and my brother called me to go meet them at Bankers Casino where some Bandas and Dj Sho-t would be playing in celebration of Cinco De Mayo.

The first banda to perform was pretty weak, the second banda got down.. They kept the people dancing and shouting for "Otra!" when they were done.

The cerveza & tequila was flowing that night!

On Thursday night it was all work for me! Finally I am almost caught up with designs...

Friday brought another exciting night. My brother and I headed to Oakland. Our first stop was a meat loaf dinner at Mike Lavella's. It marked my first time ever having meat loaf. Greta did an awesome job. Meatloaf was good!

After dinner we headed to the Royal Jokers Cruise Night in downtown Oakland. Good to see the usual suspects and my long lost pals Gordini & Helen.

Woke up early Saturday to head to Brizio's open house in South San Francisco with Mark, Robert and Baby Robert.

One of my favorite cars in Brizio's shop. these dudes can build some nice cars.

I think I was getting a little too close for comfort. First he tried to kick me.

Then punch me.

After Brizio's we decided to go cruise Haight for a little bit. I finally bought Z-Trip's Shifting Gears album and a couple other good cd's at Ameoba Records.

Some neat graffiti in the alley next to Ameoba.

The stairway to heaven looks nothing like this I'm guessing.

There was a few little neat scoots just sitting there. I wanted to take this one.

Speaking of Dj Sho-T. How'd those get there.

Dj Sho-T on Haight!

Casper is a big fan.

A lot of hoopla is being made about Banksy being in San Francisco. Einstein does look fresh in those Nikes.

The line has been drawn.