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 !
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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 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

Chrome Pipes & Pinstripes Episode 4 : All Hail The King

This week’s guest is legendary radio personality Jonnie King.

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Here are the photos of the cookout last weekend that I mentioned in the show open.

This week’s guest is legendary radio personality Jonnie King.

 

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This weekend’s event is a small town show/drag race, check in on Monday to see the photos.

See you at a show,

Royboy


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Chrome Pipes & Pinstripes Episode 3: The Doctor Is In W/ Guest Jimmy “Doc” Parsons

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Last Weekend’s Show: 2014 NSRA Southwestern Nationals held in Oklahoma City, OK

  • Coverage Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4
  • Lots of cars, stockers, mildly customized, hot rods, street rods, wildly customized, a few actual kustoms and everything else you can imagine
  • Spectators everywhere, seems to be a theme this year. Good thing because it means that people are willing to spend money, in this case $15 a head to come to car shows, maybe a new boom in car building is on the horizon as well.
  • Got to spend the day with my buddy Jared. He drove over from Tulsa to hang out at the show and it was great to walk around the event with a buddy that’s not quite as ate up with this whole car thing as I am, gave me a different perspective on some of the cars.
  • After the show I followed him back to Tulsa, had dinner with him and his wife and then I passed out on the couch while the NASCAR race was on
  • Sunday I went over to Doc Parson’s house with the intention of filming a feature video on his hot rod “Rowdy” but the weather was not cooperating.
  • Wemic’d him up and recordedalittle bit for you to hear here on the podcast.
    • Doc Parsons was a racer for more than 5 decades all over the U.S. and abroad
    • Stories that I got to hear but we didn’t get recorded told tales of gold prospecting in Peru, diving on shipwrecks and coming up with artifacts, building a car for some bigger tracks that USAC outlawed before it finished it’s 3rd race
    • his shop was full of racing memorabilia that all means something to him whether or not it means something to the rest of the world.
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      The very rare intake with 3 single barrel and 1 2 bbl carb and hidden nitrous plumbing underneath.
      Here you can see the holes drilled in the Halibrand wheels to balance them.

  • New Blood Award Click here for info on how 2 people will win $500 cash this summer from Royboy Productions and some awesome sponsors.

 

******** Late in the show I mention a bad pain in my leg, it appears to be a pinched nerve.  No worries! **********

 

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Royboy


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Chrome Pipes & Pinstripes Podcast Episode 2 Show Notes

Welcome to Chrome Pipes & Pinstripes Episode 2!

This week, Royboy brings you all the info and wrap up on the Lone Star Roundup, just held in Austin, Tx.

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The easiest way (which costs you nothing) is to share this post!  IF you like this post, share it with your car friends using the social media sharing buttons below or just by sending them the link to this page.  Every set of eyeballs on the site helps!

Or if there’s something you need to buy from Amazon, click here to go there. Drag that link to your menu bar for quick and easy access. It costs you nothing extra and Royboy earns a small commission.

Don’t forget the Royboy Merch!!!! I have keychainscooziesstickers & hats for sale. Every piece you buy gets me further down the road to bring more show coverage and podcasts to you.

All Royboy photos on this site are available as prints up to poster sizes. Buying them not only makes your walls cooler it puts gas in the tank to get me to another car show or feature shoot. Please consider buying a print, if you can’t do that, I understand. Or just hit the Store page and buy something or make a donation!


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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 !!

Jonnie

 

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

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Chrome Pipes & Pinstripes Episode 1 Show Notes

Chrome Pipes & Pinstripes Episode 1

Listen here:

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Support Royboy Productions!!!

The easiest way (which costs you nothing) is to share this post!  IF you like this post, share it with your car friends using the social media sharing buttons below or just by sending them the link to this page.  Every set of eyeballs on the site helps!

Or if there’s something you need to buy from Amazon, click here to go there. Drag that link to your menu bar for quick and easy access. It costs you nothing extra and Royboy earns a small commission.

Don’t forget the Royboy Merch!!!! I have keychainscooziesstickers & hats for sale. Every piece you buy gets me further down the road to bring more show coverage and podcasts to you.

All Royboy photos on this site are available as prints up to poster sizes. Buying them not only makes your walls cooler it puts gas in the tank to get me to another car show or feature shoot. Please consider buying a print, if you can’t do that, I understand. Or just hit the Store page and buy something or make a donation!


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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!!!

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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:

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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

 

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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 : 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
process.

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

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Tech: Upgrade Your Audio

Okay folks, this is a complete experiment. This is a repost of an article that I did for the Galaxie Club of America Gazette a few years back. If you want more tech articles like this comment below or contact me here to let me know!

Upgrade Your Audio

A few years ago I decided to replace the horribly installed speakers in the rear deck of my Galaxie. The person who’d put them in had used pennies for washers among other sins of installation plus the speakers weren’t all that good. It was time to install some new ones and get rid of the ugly aftermarket speaker grills that were perched on the rear deck. Now I must say this, I am no pro installer, you’ll notice that when you see how straight my cuts are…

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As you can see in Picture 1, a previous owner had decided to cut out the factory rear deck wood and vinyl to install a pair of 6×9 speakers. I have to say I HATE to see speaker grills in the rear deck area of a car, 9 times out of 10 they are ugly and out of place.  The older (maybe factory) center 6×9 grill is pretty ugly as well, so let’s fix that! The goal for this part of the install was to see if I could put these speakers in without leaving any permanent changes to the car.

In Picture 2 you can see the factory rear deck metal, I have removed the rear seat bottom and back so that I could remove the upholstery that covers the rear deck. I won’t go into detail on how to get the panel out since each model of car is different. Lucky for me, Ford left 4 large openings plus the center 6×9 mount. Since stereo sound works best in the car when you have the most separation between left and right speakers, I am going to install the rear speakers in the far outside openings.

Picture 3 & 4 shows a tool that I have had for years…. And I have no idea what it’s called. It’s an adjustable curve that you can pick up at Hobby Lobby. I use it to copy complex shapes in the car. Here you can see it wrapped around the inside of one of the openings in the rear deck of the Galaxie. Simply fit the curve to the shape you desire to copy, then lay it on a piece of 1/8th masonite and trace the shape. This tool comes in very handy when making cardboard templates for patch panels when doing body work as well.

My idea to build the mounts was to use the small ledge in each opening to my advantage. I built a 1/8th masonite plate that fit into the indented part of the metal, then put another masonite plate under the rear deck and used small bolts to cinch the two pieces together tightly to hold them in place in the rear deck. The speakers will be mounted into the bottom panels. Picture 5 shows the rough shape of the panels with holes for the speaker in each panel. I have also drilled holes for the bolts in the panels at this point. The panel in front is the one that goes on top of the rear deck metal, the square-ish one behind goes below the metal and gets the speaker mounted to it. Next I painted them black so that the wood would not show through the final upholstery. I also used speed nuts to attach the speakers to the bottom panel so that I could remove the speakers from the panel without having to unbolt the panels from the rear deck.

Picture 6 shows the rough fitting. Everything is assembled and loose in the rear deck for adjustment. It should be noted at this point that if you have holes in the upholstery panel over any of the center 3 openings that you should cover the openings so that the sound waves that come from the rear side of the speakers do not come through into the passenger compartment. The rear side of the speaker produces a sound wave that will partially cancel out the sound from the front side so this is very important. I will be building a subwoofer setup that will fill these openings so it is not an issue in my case. Since the subwoofer setup will not be ready until down the road I covered the backside of the speakers with foam baskets to keep the back wave contained.

Picture 7 shows the finished project. The beginning idea of getting rid of the ugly holes and speaker grill and ending up with a clean looking rear deck has been accomplished.

The speakers sound much better and have been providing years of enjoyment now.

See you at a show,

Royboy

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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 THE HALL OF FAME LEGENDS ARCHIVES :
A SPECIAL HALLOWEEN FEATURE :


GEORGE BARRIS & THE MUNSTERS CARS ON T.V. !

 

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 !

Jonnie

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

 

 

 

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” !

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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,

Royboy