2015 Starbird-Devlin Show Part 2

Showing at an indoor event is always a bit of a hassle. For those of us that live out of town it adds a degree of difficulty to show at an event like the 2015 Starbird Devlin Show. For me it started Wednesday evening with a 90 mile drive to Wichita to drop off my daily driver in a parking garage. Then Thursday I took off mid morning to get the Galaxie washed and drive her to Century II. By 4pm I had the Galaxie in the show and cleaned up and I was back at work. I even had a few minutes to stop by Deville’s Barber Shop & Shaving Parlor to get myself looking good for the weekend.

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Event Coverage: 2014 Starbird-Devlin Part 6

Final post of the 2014 Starbird-Devlin Show Coverage!

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John recently got this bad ride back in his collection. I could tell how proud he was to have it back. I hope to do a feature on his collection soon.
Here are John’s 2 entries in the show. I can’t decide which I’d rather drive, but my heart says take the yellow one. I know it has a big block πŸ™‚
Alongside John’s cars is Butch’s 56. This car has been all over the last few years and Butch has sure done his best to find all of her weak links.
Mike’s Front Engine Dragster
I need to catch up with the owner of this car. It’s damn cool!
One of a few highly finished Camaros at the show.
There have been a few new to me orange hot rods around lately. I wouldn’t have thought it was a great idea but it works! Another great looking ride that needs a feature on this site!
Just pure beauty.
A couple more photos of Floyd’s killer Edsel Wagon.
Stray Kat Proud. Ron Myers pinstriping on Floyd’s Wagon’s surfboard.
More Ron Myers pinstriping in the door jambs and some of Aaron’s work from Fast AL’s Upholstery.
Hot Rod Garage’s build of this 57 Chevy took home the Magnificent 7 Award at the end of the weekend.
Not much I can say about this gorgeous drop top. It’s pretty damn nice.
Another shot of Troy Pate’s killer new rod.
One of Norm Grabowski’s unique shift knobs in Troy’s display.
Eugene Vik brought his kustom shoebox down from Minnesota to show off for us.
Another shot of Eugene’s shoebox.
Tammy Titus’ beautiful Vette
Tammy Titus’ beautiful Vette
Primary Club members rides. The McGregors have a lot of kool in their garages.
Jeb McGregor’s coupe 38DD. This rod is all about attitude, Jeb said he might be re-doing it soon as more of a 50’s style hot rod. so I’m paying attention to see what he’s up to.
Matt Smith’s kool pickup will be in front of my lens again soon… πŸ™‚
Joe McGregor’s Caddy has been one that’s caught my eye for a few year years now. Most times when this car is on the road on the way to a show, it’s usually full of people. Fill it up with folks and fuel and go enjoy a car show weekend.
This pickup started life as a sedan.
One of the smoothest shoeboxes around.
Chaotic Customs has a big crew and the girls decided that they needed their own kool ride to take to the shows. So this Thunderbird was built, kustom paint, flame throwers, and some kustom body mods make this Chaotic ride stand out.
Some great panels in the Chaotic Customs display.

I was wearing one of my Model A Hot Rod Stencil T-Shirts this weekend and had a ton of people ask me where they could get one. Here you go! I have a few in stock now and I’m taking pre-orders for the next batch. The long and the short of it is that I can’t spend my cash buying these shirts to have them sit in stock, that cash has to go into the traveling account to get me on the road to a few more shows. If you want one, get one ordered! Every shirt you pre-order will allow me to get down the road farther on the way to the next show! Click here to go to the order page.

Goren’s 48 Merc. He took home a couple of awards on Sunday.
Micheal’s Coupe was also an award winner.
Micheal’s ride as with anything that he owns is all about the details. He was one of the founding members of the legendary Fundamentals club.
Corey Conyers made it a point to bring me over to see this beauty that he’s been working on. I hope to be able to shoot it soon.
Another shot of Corey’s latest creation.

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See you at a show,

Royboy

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Event Coverage: 2014 Starbird-Devlin Part 5

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There will be some duplicate cars here as I made multiple laps around the show with different lenses at different times.

Mike’s Front Engine Dragster, I’m looking forward to getting some shots of it running this year.
Mike’s Camaro is an interesting mix of old and new.
Sweet El Camino!
A pair of highboys.
Variations on the highboy theme.
One of the Magnificent 7 Finalists
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Interesting tail light treatment with the 54 Chevy tail lights canted at an angle.
Don’s Big Beautiful Buick. I hope to be be able to shoot it for a feature soon.

My friend and mentor Doug Reed’s 49 Oldsmobile The Toad.
Hub and Gloria Harness’ beautiful 1960 Olds Invicta named “Cinnamon” One of my favorite kustoms.
Hub and Gloria Harness’ beautiful 1960 Olds Invicta named “Cinnamon” One of my favorite kustoms.
Hub and Gloria Harness’ beautiful 1960 Olds Invicta named “Cinnamon” One of my favorite kustoms.
Rocky Burris’ Wild Winged Kustom Truck
Jack’s 51 Ford Kustom
The Cook’s kool mild kustom Chevy.
Johnny Hammann’s 58 Chevy has been pretty much unchanged since January 1976.
Larry James’ awesome Caddy. I have shot this for a feature, hopefully soon we can get together and get the story written so I can share it with all of you.

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See you at a show,

Royboy

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Event Coverage: 2014 Starbird-Devlin Part 4

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Sunday morning I woke up and went back into the show just as the gates had opened to try to get you some photos of the show without as many spectators in the background.

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Event Coverage: 2014 Starbird-Devlin Part 3

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2014 is the 3rd year of the new ownership/management of this show and it seems to be getting better and better. The contenders for the Magnificent 7 were amongst the best the show has ever had. Late in the evening I finally started shooting some photos, some of which you saw yesterday, here are some more…

I love Joe’s Caddy.
It’s not the traditional style that I enjoy but there’s a certain something that it has that just makes me smile.
Matt’s pickup was swamped with people all weekend.
Clean.
Gotta love a Rivi.

 

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Event Coverage: 2014 Starbird-Devlin Show Part 2

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Saturday of the 2014 Starbird-Devlin show was packed. Packed with cars, packed with spectators, packed with friends. Most of my day was spent hanging out with friends and family. I kept waiting for the crowds to die down so the photos would look better, plainly said, it never happened.

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The kids area was so over packed with awesome. I just hope that all of this encourages some of these youngsters to be car folk. πŸ™‚

 

See you at a show,

Royboy

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Week In Review: 1-13-14

As this is posted I’m finishing up my 3 hour stint a the day job on Saturday morning. From here I catch a ride with my Dad and my 3 & 5 year old nephews down to Wichita’s Century II where the Starbird-Devlin show is in full swing. The boys and I will check the show out today then they will come home and then my cameras will come out and I’ll get you some photos of the show. Look for those photos to start showing up here tomorrow Sunday the 19th. Here’s what I posted this week so far:

Monday

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Β Royboy Feature Video Episode 3: RynoBuilt’s 1961 Ford Unibody

Tuesday

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Β 1 Month Warning: KC World Of Wheels

Wednesday

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Β 1 Month Warning: Darryl Starbird’s Tulsa Show

Thursday

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Β 2 Month Warning: Goodguys Spring Lonestar Nationals

Friday

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I’m excited to finally get the 2014 car show season underway! Next weekend I’ll be heading to Ryno Built’s shop to check in on a Merc project that he’s building for a buddy of mine. While we’re there we’ll also build a new transmission crossmember for my Galaxie so that the car can be dropped a couple more inches. So look for a tech article on that, plus the shop visit post from Ryno’s place. From there I’m hoping to hit 2 shops on the way home, 1 private where they’re doing a big time chop and another a pro upholstery shop. Stay tuned for those visits as well. The goal for 2014 is to start doing a lot more car features, more videos, and more of the same coverage that has been viewed over 11.5 million times so far. Buckle up, it’s bound to be a heck of a ride!

See you at a show,

Royboy

 

Event Coverage: 2014 Starbird-Devlin Move In Day

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For the 2nd year in a row I’ve been asked by my friend and mentor Doug Reed to include my car in the Kustom City display in the Starbird-Devlin Car Show held in Wichita’s Century II Convention Center. To me, it’s an honor. I get to display my car along side some of my favorite kustoms and hang out with some of my favorite people. Today was the move-in for our group, so early this morning I fired up my Galaxie and made the 80 mile drive down to Century II. An early morning drive with some great tunes in my favorite car is an amazing thing for my attitude.

As soon as I pulled in I was greeted by one of my friends from the Kustom City display, I was waved into the building and directed to my parking spot with a bunch of rides that far outclass mine. As last year, some of the cars in the display are immortalized on Dennis McPhail’s Kustom City poster, it’s a real big deal to me to even be in the same display as all of these cars.

After getting the cars into position I spent about an hour hand wiping down the car. In my haste to get to the show and see my kustom family I forgot to stop and hit the car wash. Thankfully I had a fresh bottle of Meguiar’s Quik Detailer in the trunk, I cleaned every damn surface of the exterior with the stuff. πŸ™‚ Then it was off to walk around the show a bit and see who else was already set up or in the process.

Out for a morning drive in my Galaxie 500 with my bug collection.

Here are some of the photos I took while walking around.

Floyd\’s 58 Edsel Wagon kustom. The car features a bunch of great pinstriping and a full kustom interior by Fast AL’s Upholstery amongst more kool touches.

 

Floyd’s Edsel Wagon. We talked today about me shooting a feature on it for a magazine, I can’t wait!

 

I keep running into this beautiful Mercury from Nebraska, and I’m not mad about that.
Troy Pate’s newly finished hot rod. It was his uncle’s street beast back in the old days and was finished just before the show. I REALLY want a ride πŸ™‚

 

Michael Behrendt’s 34 Ford Coupe. The car was given to him years ago on the condition that he someday build the car. Nothing on the car is newer than 53 except the 59 Olds steering wheel. The east coast channeling lends to the car’s Norm Grabowski’s Kookie Car-esque profile. I’ve been given a ride in the car and it was a blast!
Goren brought this beautiful 48 Merc up from Texas.
Chaotic Customs has their normal huge display full of just about everything you need for you hot rod or kustom. The new sign is kool too.
Devlin Hot Rods shop is just up the street from Century II and they had some very nice rides in their display. There’s a giant glass wall behind that curtain so look for more photos of these rides later, I’ll shoot them when the sun goes down tomorrow.
These are the cars parked in front of me in the Kustom City display. Johnny Hammann’s 58 Chevy (as it was built in 76), Terry Cook’s Chevy, and Jack’s 51 Ford.
Looking back down Kustom City. We have 10 cars this year in the display, I’ve been asked to help round up cars for next year and I’m an ambitious fella. Let’s shoot for 20 cars for 2015. If you have a kustom and want to hang out with some awesome people, send me a message here.
Hub and Gloria Harness’ beautiful “Cinnamon” One of my favorite kustoms on the planet. They have been so amazingly supportive over the last few years and I’m lucky and honored to know them.

See you at a show,

Royboy

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