The Graveyard Shift

What if a race shop in the late 50’s to early 60’s wanted to build up their shop truck a bit? That was the question Steve Thomason asked himself when he began to build his daily driven 1952 Chevrolet pickup. He carefully selected parts and set out to build a truck that would be at home in a race shop as a parts hauler.

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Week in Review: Week of 12-9-2013

Monday:

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Royboy Photo On The New Classic Trucks Magazine!

Tuesday:

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Royboy Review: Gears And Gals Magazine

Wednesday:

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1 Month Warning: Retro Rewind in Dubuque, IA

Thursday:

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New Royboy Book: 2013 Squared

 

Friday:

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Jonnie King Interviews Geno and Alan from Koolhouse Publishing

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Event Coverage: 2013 Rumble – Wichita, KS – Part 4

When the show was started it was in June and ran from 4p-10p, now that it’s in September, the show ends up at 8pm after the pinup contest and the awards. Perfect timing to head to my favorite pizza joint in Wichita then head to the after party. I had a really good time and I will be back next year.

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Matt rocking his Royboy Stencil hat.

 Matt in his RBP hat  :)
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Nice bike!

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Doug Reed and the Toad.

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Some of the ladies of the pinup contest.

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And then it was just me and my ride. Time to go grab a bite to eat and head to the after party.

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Royboy

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Event Coverage: 2013 Rumble – Wichita, KS – Part 3

Soooo, I got a lot of photos of my lady friends on stage and a few more with them next to some cars. Who can blame me, really? They were nice enough to walk around with me after their performance and pose by some cars and I am not stupid, pretty girl + kool car = WIN!

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Here’s the trophy table, all kool hand made trophies, because those mean more.

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Happy Birthday Steve!

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Kool kid hauler!

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The hosts of the show.

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Gimlet wanted to be the one to stand next to McPhail’s 41.

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Compromise

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The girls posed for a couple of photos with Joe’s white truck last year, so we had to shoot with his 40 Ford too.

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We were kinda running up against the clock so I didn’t have time to run back to the car and grab flashes or reflectors, damn.

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With the girls gone, and all of the guys focusing back on talking cars now, it was back to shooting car show coverage photos. How kool is this?

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One of 3 Galaxies at the show.

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Some will call this a rat, I just say its unrefined.

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Another kool truck that I see all over the place.

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There was a lot of orange at the show, and all of it was well done. Some great quality paint work.

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Not too many bikes at the show, I could definitely use more of the style that showed up.

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Larry James’ Caddy

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Okay, I need this.

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Again with Elvis’ Caddy? Yeah again.

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Its a good time seeing this truck launch at the drag strip.

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Primary’s members cars.

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The Go Away Garage hosted a panel jam with some heavy hitters around the table. Lots of kool art was created.

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That’s it for this post, more throughout the week or you can click here and see the entire gallery, 1 more post tomorrow to finish it up!

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Royboy

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Event Coverage: 2013 Rumble – Wichita, KS – Part 2

The Rumble, Wichita, KS Sept 28, 2013 Part 2

The show started at 1pm after some morning weather, that may have scared some folks off, but the die hards still came and were rewarded with perfect fall weather.  From the time I rolled in at 1pm until leaving at 8pm it was perfection. The stage for the bands, pinup contest and awards was setup under the Kellogg flyover, and surrounded by cars as I rolled in. Later cars filled the adjacent parking lot, there was room in those two areas for 30 or so more cars as things were set up, and room up the street for a ton more as the show grows.

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This ride is a regular at cruise night up in Salina, there will be more info on it coming, stay tuned 🙂

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Something about this ride I really dig, maybe it’s the attention getting paint, maybe it’s the pie cut slicks, maybe it’s a lot of stuff.

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So much style in the Pontiacs

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Simple recipe, and it works.

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Ooops I thought I had another shot of this truck without people walking almost in front of it. That’s the risk I take when shooting from so far away at a car show.

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Like I said yesterday, I see Jason and his truck everywhere and I cant stop taking photos of it.

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Nice looking roadster.

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Another simple recipe with great results.

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I think I should shoot a feature on it, and get the skinny on all of the details for you, what do you think?

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So much cleaner without the handles and the factory turn signals.

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I’ve shot dozens of photos of Joe’s Caddy over the years. I shouldn’t love it so much but I do, and I don’t care who knows.

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Matt’s roadster is just too kool.

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Hey that’s not a traditional hot rod or kustom! Yeah… I know. It’s my site I make the rules.

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Cassie’s 57

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Oh sweet Nadine. For most of you, your ride wishes it had this many miles and was still kickin.

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Chad Ward was busy painting off the tailgate of his ride.

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My buddy Elvis’ Caddy, yes he knows his tire is going flat.

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A couple of my favorite Dirty Martinis entertaining the crowd with song and dance.

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That’s it for this post, more throughout the week or you can click here and see the entire gallery.

See you at a show,
Royboy

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Event Coverage: 2013 Clutch Rod And Custom Open House

So one day not too long ago I get invited on Facebook to an Open House at a shop I didn’t know in Wichita, KS. The open house was the same day as another event that I was attending a few blocks away so it’s a no brainer that I’m going to stop in if at all possible.  Clutch Rod And Custom at 406 S. Market in Wichita, KS was the shop. I’m glad I stopped in.  As I’m told, the shop is an old Mercury dealership, I’d love to see the spacious facility filled with bathtub Mercs! The front display room had a couple of cars in it and every available surface was covered in art by different kulture artists. The cars on display in the shop were top notch, I didn’t get much chance to talk to the folks at the shop as they were busy running the Open House, but I did get to spend some time with my good buddy Ben Dragdaddy (facebook) and his lovely wife and my fellow photographer and buddy Grant Cox. I expect you to go to their pages on FB and follow their feeds, you won’t be disappointed.

Here are some photos from the evening.


Thanks to Clutch Rod And Custom for the food, the music and some good times of hot rod/kustom fellowship with some old friends.

See you at a show,

Royboy

 

1 Month Warning: Rumble – Wichita, KS

Coming up September 28th in Wichita, KS is the 6th annual Rumble (formerly the Rumble in Delano)! The show has a new venue this year, moving to the street where some of the first kustom kulture art shows in the area were held at the Go Away Garage.
This show has been a lot of fun to attend over the last few years, the date’s changed and now the venue but I have a feeling the show will continue to get better and better.

The show runs from 1pm to 8pm and  will be at 508 S Commerce St. in Downtown Wichita, KS. There will be hot rods, kustoms, bikes and more on display. The Pin-up Pagent is open to ladies 18 and up and there will be prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd, go here for more info. 4 bands will take the stage at various points in the event including Sucker, Callahan Band, TheTerminals & The Trip Daddy’s. To register your ride for the show go to this page on their site.

Shots from 2012

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Here are shots from the 2009 Rumble

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Royboy