Royboy Review: Speed & Chrome Illustrated & Eagle Field Drags Part 2

Speed & Chrome Illustrated Issue #9

This is the first issue of this title that I’ve ever seen. While I’m reeling from the loss of 12 magazines this week, I am encouraged to see this small indie mag produced with such great quality. From the feel of the paper to the layout to the photography and articles, this is a mag I can subscribe to.

Inside you’ll find car features, show coverage, and more with just the right mix of advertising to content. Vintage drag and salt flat racing articles with fantastic photos and an artist profile piece fill this mag out nicely. I don’t want to give too much away, I just want to say that if you like this website, you’ll like Speed & Chrome Illustrated.


Eagle Field Drags Part 2 DVD

In addition to the Speed & Chrome Mag, they also put out DVD’s The one that I watched last night was Eagle Field Drags Part 2. Starting with the packaging this is a nice product. I’ve seen a bunch of independent hot rod DVDs released and this one will stay on my hard drive for playing at my will. Some get deleted as soon as I watch them.

Eagle Field looks like one of the koolest places to watch drags possible. Just a strip of concrete and a barrier on the audience side. Looks like when you’re there you feel like you’re part of the action, much like some other small track drags that I’ve been at in recent years. Judging by the in car GoPro footage it looks like the track can be a handful on the big end though!

A mixer of footage from various sources, camera phones, etc. but it really gives the mood of this being almost a crowd sourced  piece. The production values were good, no ground breaking cinematography but you don’t need that to watch drag racing.

FANTASTIC machinery. Great Vintage racers, both restored cars and those built to the old ways. I find myself wanting a blown flathead powered Front Engined Digger more and more as I watch it. The low altitude vintage flyovers were very cool! Some of the later muscle car stuff didn’t do much for me but that’s just me. I can always go back to the blown flatties and straight 6 drag rails any time I need a fix.

Overall: Lots of great racing footage, great music and incredible cars. I’d gladly get this for a family member for Christmas and promptly “borrow” it for months at a time. 🙂

Soooooo, go to Speed & Chrome’s website, buy their stuff. Good people putting out good product.




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Royboy Review: Gears And Gals Magazine

Two or three years ago a friend of mine was talking to me about another photographer that he wanted me to meet. He was really talking this guy up so when we finally crossed paths later that year I really felt like I kinda already knew Steve Giangreco. Our mutual friend Herb had filled me in on many of Steve’s kool projects but one that I didn’t know about was Gears and Gals Magazine. A year later I see the first issue of Gears and Gals and to be honest I was a bit jealous, I wanted to do a magazine! But this was far beyond what I was capable of at the time, and even today. Steve has put together a great publication in Gears and Gals.

Now on it’s 11 Issue, Gears and Gals is an indie publication that is largely the work of just a handful of people. The text is large, the photos are large, the ads are sparse. It’s a great magazine for just visually perusing or for sitting to read some great articles. I’ve supplied show coverage for the magazine in the past and I’m planning on doing so again in 2014.

If you like beautiful tasteful pinups and great hot rods, kustoms, trucks and drag machines,  you need to check this magazine out. The majority of the vehicles featured are from the Kansas City area as that’s where the magazine is based out of but the feature vehicles are starting to be shot from farther and farther away from the home base. Issue 11 for example features Chicago area’s Voodoo Larry’s  newly redone Voodoo Kreeper and the lovely Collette on the cover and as the feature story.


So now that I’ve told you a bit about the magazine, let me tell you about the experience that this magazine gives me. The paper is thick, the magazine feels substantial in my hands, almost like it’s made to be a collectable. Throwing it away would feel like a waste. Gears and Gals is printed right here in the midwest too, not outsourced to China like so many other magazines.  The photography is all well done, the articles are informative and well written. The layout of the magazine is straight ahead and simple with many full page photos featuring some of the many beautiful pinups that Gears and Gals regularly work with. When I was going through the magazine looking for faults the only glaring one was that it was that I wanted more. I don’t know if that’s a fault but it did leave me a touch less than satisfied, meaning that I will patiently be waiting for the next issue to show up. This magazine features many of the shows that I attend and a handful that I don’t make it to as well. There’s great event coverage, feature articles, personality features and more in Gears and Gals.

To summarize, yes the magazine is published by friends of mine, yes I will have articles in it in the future, and yes I’m recommending the magazine to you. First I wouldn’t be submitting articles to this mag if I didn’t believe it was a good product, and second this is as indie as it gets, no corporate politics, no big publishing company games, this is one small teams’ vision and effort going into making a great magazine that shows off some of the Midwestern car show scene. THAT’S something I can get behind. A subscription would make a great Christmas gift, even if you’re getting yourself a gift!

Head over to Gears and Gals on facebook and like their page, go to their site and pick up an issue or better yet subscribe!

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