Happy New Year With Wolfman Jack!

Happy New Year from Royboy Productions!
Here’s an email I got from Jonnie King lately, I hope you enjoy the audio!
“This is a shot of Jack when he was in our KSLQ-FM Studios in St. Louis in 1974. I was MD at the time, and, we put him on-the-air for one afternoon when he was in town to promote “Clap For The Wolfman”.  He was just SO GREAT !

IN ANY  EVENT, if you have time to add the NYE Link to your Site/FB Page I would sincerely appreciate it…we’re almost at One Million Hits for Dec. and it would help so much !

Your help & support is what’s helped get the Site many extra Hits & Visitors…so, thanks again, my friend !  The Link is below:

Stay safe & well !


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Wolfman Jack Calls Jonnie King For New Year’s Eve!

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Jonnie King Interviews Chuck Miller!

Time for another audio interview from Jonnie King! Jonnie is a long time broadcaster and kustom car fan and his site is a lot of fun featuring great audio interviews from all kinds of great folks in the kustom car world. He’s put together another post for us as a prep for this weekends Detroit Autorama. I’m actually traveling to Detroit right now so it was perfect timing to put up a new post from Jonnie!  Thanks for helping me out Jonnie! (to hear the interview, go to the bottom of this post and click the link to Jonnie’s site)

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Hi everybody !  Glad you could stop by Travis’ fantastic Site…cool cars, cool sounds, for sure ! This ya gotta give a listen to: 
March 6,7,8, 2015 are the dates, and, as usual, my friend CHUCK MILLER filled me in at our yearly Interview Session at the KKOA Lead Sled Spectacular in Salina, Kansas, on what he has planned for the Cavalcade Of Customs…PLUS, this year’s Special Display features a stunning, rare group of “Significant Corvettes of the Past” that you won’t want to miss !

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Over the last few years I’ve met some great folks doing this. One of them is Jonnie King! He’s been on my podcast and he’s been writing these posts for you to enjoy on the site for the last couple of years! Here’s his newest post.

This post brought to by the 2015 Calendar For Charity, click the image to get one of your own.


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Jonnie King interviews Mark Moriarity

Hi to all of you “Cool Yule” R&C Buffs loging-onto Travis’ extra cool Website !

What I’ve got for you this time around is a GREAT Interview from my friend, Mark Moriarity about his saving a beautiful piece of R&C History:

Jonnie King With Gene Winfield About His New Book

“Hi to everyone checking-in to the Royboy Productions Site !

Hope you got to meet-up with Travis if you were with us at the KKOA Leadsled in Salina !  He’s always got cool stuff for sale…ya need some of it for your collection !

GENE WINFIELD HAS BEEN ONE OF the most prolific Rod & Custom Builders in the Industry for almost 70 years !

BUT, what many aren’t aware of, is the fact that for many years Gene also created some of the most amazing “fantasy” cars & vehicles for TV Shows, Movies, Commercials, and, Special Projects !

Our early-Sunday Morning Interview at the 34th Annual KKOA Leadsled in Salina, Kansas, focused on this GREAT new book of Gene’s entitled “Gene Winfield’s TV & Movie Cars, Commercials and Special Projects”.

I wanted to know how it all started, so you’ll hear Gene tell the stories of his “Blade Runner” cars, the “Cut-In-Half ’67 Chevrolet, “Bewitched” TV’s “The Super Car”…and find out how you can get your copy of this SUPERB new book !

Simply Click-On-Here to listen & enjoy this Master Craftsman’s history of his multi-dimensional career. “

Jonnie King Interviews Keith Dean For The Legends Hall Of Fame Series

“Hi to all joining us at Travis’s great site ! Hope your Cruisin’ is going well this year…still lots to do !

This is a truly GREAT Interview you’ll love from Keith Dean…his info & story from his earliest days, plus working with his Dad: Dick Dean.

Car Kulture DeLuxe_47_August 2011HE GREW UP WORKING BESIDE HIS DAD, DICK DEAN, but KEITH “KID” DEAN has come into his own, is a Hall Of Famer, and has created some of the most beautiful customs you’ve ever seen in the last few years.








In this late-night Interview that Keith & I did at the KKOA 31st Annual Lead Sled in Salina, he talked about his early years, his Dad, and, some of his favorite cars.

Keith Dean is an amazing crafstman, was Inducted into the KKOA Hall Of Fame, in 2013, tells cool stories, and so this is one Interview ya gotta hear !   SO, simply Click-On Right Here , listen, and, enjoy !

My best to all, and thanks for joining us !



Jonnie King interviews Frank Livingston on his 49 Chevy!

“Hi everybody !   Hope everyone reading this is “storm free” and able to be Crusin’ once again !

The work that my friend Travis does on this Site is awesome…hope you come back often to check-it out

Here’s an important story that I want to share with you right now…

LONG-TIME HALL OF FAME MEMBER, Frank Livingston, wow’d the crowd’s over a decade ago when he unveiled his Pagan Gold, Oz Welch-built ’49 Chevy Fastback !

It was very similar to his 1955-built ’49 Fastback…but it was not quite a “clone” for a number of reasons that he explains, and you may have seen the car in-person at the GNRS, or, at Santa Maria.

Frank’s an old friend, and the story about how the idea for this build was put together is just super-cool….and what he say’s about the paint work alone is something you won’t want to miss !   Simply Click-On-Right-Here to Listen !!

Thanks again, for visiting here with Travis…and come back often !


Jonnie King interviews Spence Murray!

Hi to all !  Travis’ Site never ceases to amaze me !  Cool pix & info all the time !! I hope you will forward this to your friends, and bookmark it/add it to all your Media devices !

He is the Founding Editor of Rod & Custom Magazine, and in this Exclusive Interview, SPENCE MURRAY , tells the Origin Story of how it all began back in 1953 !

Spence is an old friend, and a historian of the highest level.
His input to the HOF Legends Site has been invaluable and greatly appreciated, we talked about that at Darryl Starbird’s 50th Anniversary Tulsa Show where Spence, his wife, his grandson, and, myself, spent some great quality-time together .

This is definitely one of the MOST IMPORTANT pieces of  R & C Audio History you’ll ever hear…simply CLICK-ON-HERE , turn up your speakers, and enjoy Spence’s story of “The Origin Of Rod & Custom Magazine” !

Hope you enjoy it…and be sure to come back and Travis’
Site on a regular basis !!




April Subscriber Giveaway!

If you want to this blog in your email inbox each time the blog goes live, go on up to the top right hand corner of the website and enter your email address. The last day of each month I randomly pick 1 subscriber to win a prize package.

This month’s prize is a DVD copy of “This Is Long Beach” TILB from Atomic Hot Rods,

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kkoa2013dvd 2 DVDs from Vintage Torque.


$1000 Up For Grabs! Click here for more info!


Thank you to the first 2 sponsors of my site, quite frankly the only 2 that I’ve asked to sponsor the site so far. If you’d like to help sponsor Royboy Productions and provide the koolest car show coverage to folks worldwide, click here to ask me about it.


Jonnie King: Chuck Miller’s 2014 Detroit Autorama Preview

After a bit of a break due to some technical issues on his website, it’s back up and Jonnie King is back on Royboy Productions! Glad to have you back Jonnie!!!


Hi everybody !   Hope you’ve been enjoying all of Travis’ cool pix that he’s been posting lately…his work is amazing !

Now, here’s some “instant 2014 Autorama info” for you:


EVERY YEAR AT THE DETROIT AUTORAMA, CHUCK MILLER puts together the CAVALCADE OF CUSTOMS Display, as well as a Special Feature Section which contains  TEN models of a certain type or style.   And, every year he sits down with me to give me the scoop on the coming year’s exhibit’s.




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ACCORDINGLY, in a special late-nite session at Darryl Starbird’s 50th Anniversary Tulsa Rod & Custom Show, Chuck gave me the inside info on the 2014 Autorama at Cobo: FINTASTIC FINS…those cool 50’s & 60’s cars that could almost fly with those fendered-fins…like my personal Dodge D-500 shown here !!


THIS IS ONE YOU DON’T  WANNA MISS !  Just Click-On-Right-Here …listen, have fun, and send this Link to a friend so they won’t miss it !

Jonnie   www.legends.thewwbc.net



February Subscriber Giveaway!

If you want to this blog in your email inbox each time the blog goes live, go on up to the top right hand corner of the website and enter your email address. The last day of each month I randomly pick 1 subscriber to win a prize package. This month’s prize is a pinstriped piece from Pinstriping By Lizzie, a Royboy Knit Winter Hat & a shirt from Hot Rod Hill Climb!


$1000 Up For Grabs! Click the link for more info!


Thank you to the first 2 sponsors of my site, quite frankly the only 2 that I’ve asked to sponsor the site so far. If you’d like to help sponsor Royboy Productions and provide the koolest car show coverage to folks worldwide, click here to ask me about it.


Jonnie King: Wolfman Jack on New Year’s Eve

WHILE I WAS On-The-Air on JUKE BOX 96 Radio in St. Louis on New Year’s Eve, 1993, I received a surprise phone call from my old friend the Legendary WOLFMAN JACK !

I had no idea that The Wolfman was going to do this…it took me completely by surprise.  I can’t really tell you how grateful I was for his kind gesture, and if I sound excited on this recording it’s because I truly was !

This piece of Audio History had been locked-up in my Audio Archives for all these years, but I wanted to share it with all of you so that you could once again hear his voice, and so that I could fittingly pay Tribute to this wonderful, truly professional, R&R Radio Icon:  My Friend, WOLFMAN JACK.

ALSO, I’ve added some of my personal thoughts & remembrances of this Radio Legend & Hall Of Famer on this same Page.  PLUS, if you listen closely, you can “CLAP FOR THE WOLFMAN” with the Guess Who !!

Ready ?  Okay then,  just Click-On This Link  and re-live a part Rock & Roll Radio History on “New Year’s Eve, 1993, With Wolfman Jack”…20 YEARS AGO !    JK

Jonnie King Interviews Geno and Alan from Koolhouse Publishing

Hi again to everyone here checking-out my friend Travis’ Website ! I’ve got a real treat for you this time around…

For the first time GENO DIPOL, Publisher of Ol’ Skool Rodz & Car Kulture DeLuxe, AND, ALAN MAYES, Managing Editor of both those titles, talk about how these two extremely influential rod & custom magazines were created…and how they got together to get the job done !


We got together at Darryl Starbird’s 48th Annual Rod & Custom Show in Tulsa, Oklahoma, turned on the recorder,  and, as the story unfolded, I was amazed at how these two not only “found” each other, but how similar their visions were to achieve the same end result.

Each with a long-time background in their love of rods & customs, and a crew that helps keep everything running smoothly, means that both Ol’ Skool Rodz & Car Kulture DeLuxe will continue to entertain readers for years to come!

Simply Click-On Here , listen, and, enjoy !!     JK

Jonnie King : Gene Winfield on Sectioning a Car

“Hi to all !   Hope you’re in the mood for the Holiday Season, and thanks for joining us here at my friend Travis’ Site !

What you’ll hear right now is one of the most informative pieces on Sectioning that you’ll ever find !

THE LEGENDARY GENE WINFIELD , has chopped many tops through the years, but the first car he ever sectioned was a ’56 Merc !

That iconic custom was christened the “Jade Idol”, and I wanted Gene to give me the lowdown on sectioning that car…and the full-story of what has to be done during that

This is a cool Interview, and you won’t want to miss Gene’s stories…not only about the Jade Idol, but about his own chopped & sectioned ’58 Impala !  To listen, Just-Click-On-Here !

Thanks again for joining us here…and be sure to check-out some of the GREAT Merch available: for you…or one of your friends !



Jonnie King interviews Fritz Schenck on the Roswell Rod

“Welcome back !  This week I’ve gotten into the Hall Of Fame Legends Archives to pull out a story you’ve probably missed:  It’s Fritz Schenck with his tale of a very cool, custom-built, show car…”The Roswell Rod” !

fritz crown logoroswell rod collageFRITZ SCHENCK (Spritz By Fritz), is in the vanguard of the new breed of builders/customizers. You’ve probably seen  THE ROSWELL ROD, and some of his other cars, clones, restorations, bikes, or, paint jobs, featured in Rod & Custom, Street Rodder, Custom Rodder, etc.

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2011 KKOA Leadsled Spectacular Saturday

Well, a few years ago, Fritz and I sat down, relaxed, and talked about his cars, then-current & future, plus his views on “creating art” through Rolling Sculpture.

Fritz is a cool guy with lots of talent.  To “hear all about it” just CLICK-ON-HERE , listen, and…Enjoy !

BTW: Have a GREAT weekend, and Cruise Travis’ super-cool Site while you’re here…check-out the available Merch, there’s bound to be something you need !   Or, hey, pick-up something to give to one of your buddies !!

See you next week !


Jonnie King with Bo Huff on “The Hustler”


Hi !  Glad you stopped by Travis’ Site !   Don’t forget he’s got some neat Merch that you can pick-up…and some of it might just make a good gift for a “fellow gearhead” like yourself !

This week we’ll check-out BO HUFF’s Tastee-Freeze-Kool ’56 Chevy 210:  “The Hustler” !   This is one sweet ride, and an homage to an old friend of Bo’s.

In this very introspective Interview.  Bo shares his thoughts on lowering your car, and takes a look at how he’s paid his dues through the year’s…and has become one of the most respected builder’s to ever light up a torch.

BO HUFF IS A “LIFER”:  a man who knew what he wanted to do, figured out how to do it right,  and , now is recognized World Wide for his contributions to the R&C Industry.

To hear his story about the beautiful ’56 Tri-Five that he’s put together, SIMPLY CLICK-ON-HERE and your on your way !


And, a big “Thank You” to all who take the time to visit here at Travis’ super-cool Site !   See you next week !!


Jonnie King Special Halloween Feature!

This week, I told Travis that I’d prepared something very special for this time of the Season for everyone visiting here on his ground-breaking, super-cool Website…and here it is:




FROM 1964-1966 one of the hottest shows on TV was THE MUNSTERS ! But did you ever see the “HOT ROD HERMAN” Episode ? Well, I accidentally happened on to it the day I was set to Interview GEORGE BARRIS !

GEORGE GIVES THE REAL STORY on The Munster Koach and The Drag-U-La Car…which he actually drove in this Classic Episode ! (PS: Grandpa Munster makes a cameo appearance especially for our listeners; and, listen for George doing a “wheelie” !!)

PLUS, you’ll find Links to the “ULTIMATE HALLOWEEN SPECIAL” that I’ve prepared for you which includes my “HALLOWEEN FILM RARITIES FOR 2013” , AND , BELA LUGOSI introducing “THE MONSTER MASH MEETS THE HAUNTED HOUSE” ! Simply Click-On-Here and be prepared for a frightfully funtastic experience !

HAPPY HALLOWEEN TO ALL, and I hope you get more Treats than Tricks !


PS: Be sure to pass this Link on to your fiends, er, friends ! “

Jonnie King remembers Norm Grabowski

“Hi to all !   One of the Hall Of Fame’s longest-running members, NORM GRABOWSKI, passed away just a year ago…October 12, 2012, so, in honor of Norm, I pulled out one of his earliest stories from my Archives.

Norm was known as the “Father of the T-Bucket” and he was a friend to all he met, I always called him the “Don Rickles” of the R&C Industry because he had a GREAT sense of humour !
TRULY ONE OF THE FUNNIEST GUYS in the Rod & Custom Industry was the one-and-only NORM GRABOWSKI !

This time, Norm talks about how he got into cars to begin with, and gave me the scoop on the early beginnings of, what would become, the Legendary “Kookie Car”!

(Good Question: Where did the ’52 Cadillac engine in Norm’s T-Bucket come from ?  Listen closely and you’ll find out !)
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Simply Click-On Here to listen to one of the HOF’s most humorous story teller’s: NORM GRABOWSKI !

Have a great weekend…and while you’re here, be sure to check-out some of the super-cool photos that Travis has shot over the last few weeks ! His work is amazing !!





Jonnie King and Darryl Starbird on “The Shark”

“HI !  I’m Jonnie King and I want to take this opportunity to thank my friend, Travis, for inviting me to share some of these great Interviews I’ve put together from these true Legends of the R&C Industry through the years.

Travis is a FANTASTIC photographer, and he and I eMailed each other, starting a few years back, while we were visiting on another R&C Site.  Then, when we were at the 2011 KKOA Lead Sled Spectacular in Salina, Kansas, we ran into each other as we were admiring Yaril Quintana’s “Custom For Korea” Clone.

I was explaining to this nice young guy, standing by the car with a camera, that I had loved the Original Version of this “shoebox” since I was a kid…and still had my original Car Craft copy with it as a Cover Car back in 1953…

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Finally, when the ‘nice young guy with a camera’ and myself got around to introducing ourselves, I found out he was “Travis From Kansas”…the same guy I’d been exchanging eMail with for over a year !

SO, that’s how this friendship started, and when Travis asked me about sharing my Interviews with all of you on his truly superb Website…well, it was a ‘no brainer’ !

What follows next is my latest story and Interview with the iconic DARRYL STARBIRD:

DARRYL STARBIRD’S NEWEST SUPER-CREATION is a Concept Version of what could have come out of Detroit !   A truly mind-blowing 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham called “THE SHARK” !


In this one-on-one Interview, Darryl told me the story of he created it, how it can be used in 3 different versions, and, a humorous tale about what some early viewers said about it.

This is one story, from the true “King Of The Bubble Tops” that you must hear !    PLUS, you’ll see some rare  photos that Darryl let me take during the early build of this fascinating, rare, Eldorado Brougham !   To Listen, Simply CLICK-ON-THIS-LINK: http://www.legends.thewwbc.net/gpage36.html

Jonnie King interviews Chuck Miller

Last week I introduced you all to my friend Jonnie King and his website.  This week we’ve got audio for you from an interview that Jonnie did with Chuck Miller on his beautiful 32 Roadster, an 18 year project. Click here to go to the page to hear the whole interview.

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Go spend some time on Jonnie’s site, you could easily spend a few hours just hanging out and listening to his interviews.


See you at a show,


Jonnie King And Gene Winfield Discuss Pacifica

While not an artist per se, Jonnie King is the focus of today’s post. If you’ve never been to his site, “Legends Of The Rod & Custom Hall of Fame” then you’re missing out! Jonnie interviews many of the koolest kustom folks and posts the interviews on the site. A few years ago we crossed paths and I’m not sure how we even met but I’m glad that we did! If you don’t know who Jonnie is, here is his site.

One of the newest updates on the site is an interview with Gene Winfield talking about his 2013 777 Award winning clone of his famous Pacifica Econoline Ford Pickup. The original build was done in 1962, and the clone is visually just about the same as the original, but underneath the truck is much more modern. Click here to open that page, the audio will begin automatically.

 Gene Winfield driving Pacifica
Gene Winfield driving Pacifica

I’m hoping to talk Jonnie into doing a blog post here for you whenever he has new audio articles up, at the very least, I will do a post like this one and give you links to the good stuff!

See you at a show,


What is your favorite Gene Winfield build? Comment below!