Feature Friday: Rick’s Home Grown Model A

A long time tri-five fan, Rick Salyer enjoyed driving his gorgeous black 1957 Chevy to some shows with his fellow Tulsa, Ok area friend Robert Roggendorff. In a “it’s a small world” twist Roggendorff was a high school buddy with my Dad and his older brother Tom, and after a surprise party reunited Roggendorff with the Scanlans we started going to shows together. The KKOA Leadsled Spectacular, the H.A.M.B. Drags and the Greaserama were all shows that we’ve attended as a big group for a few years.

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1 Month Warning: Stray Kat 500

One of my favorite shows of the year each and every year is the Stray Kat 500. It goes down the first weekend of May in Dewey, OK. Go here for more information. Here are some of my favorite photos from last year.


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Event Coverage: 2013 Stray Kat 500 Part 6

Stray Kat 500 Coverage

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Jerry and Cynthia’s 1936 Ford (I just shot a feature on it for a magazine, this is one incredible ride!)

Good to finally meet ya Dick!

StrayKatKustoms’ Merc

Harry & Louise are road warriors

This was a new-to-me kustom

StrayKatKustoms’ new daily driver, his own old 60 Chevy

Dan Greenburg shooting Shawn Mundy’s wild pickup
Dan Greenburg doing  his thang.

Doc Parson’s T (I have another version of this that I’m working on)

Dr. Dave out for a cruise

JD grabbing a snapshot.

Jennifer James of 232 Studios capturing the Toad
Jennifer James doing her thang.

That darned Duke got nabbed

Krobe being Krobe

Hiya Dan Greenburg!

Fast AL’s Upholstery’s award


Uh what?

Congrats Kevin!

A pair of kats.

My Galaxie (she needs to come down 2 more inches I’m thinking)

Headed home

Great clouds, with this strange fireball in the sky behind them.

The Sun finally came out 50 miles from home

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Thanks for following along in my adventures, see you at a show,


Event Coverage: Stray Kat 500 Part 5

Stray Kat 500 Coverage

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Laid out bug

This has been for sale for a long time, the price is right at $12,500, wish I had it.

See ya Neal, thanks for hanging out with us!

One hot shoebox. Wocka wocka

Glad to see ya, hopefully next time I can see the hubby as well.

The other Monkey-mobile

The man of honor doing his thang

A bunch of stripers decided to spruce up TwoTall’s door.

Nice Merc

Aaron of Fast AL’s Upholstery and W.L. Martin (local long time kustomizer)

Fresh art


Mickey’s other ride, soon to be the daily driver.

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That’s it for Saturday’s photos. Sunday photos tomorrow!

See you at a show,


Event Coverage: 2013 Stray Kat 500 Part 4

Stray Kat 500 Coverage

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Love this Merc.

Dr. Dave’s Merc and Bret’s pickup

A barn find, I sure hope he leaves it exactly like it is.

Jeb and Clint brought these two out to play. I believe that Jeb said his “Nadine” (seen on the left) has about 240,000 miles on her.

StrayKatKustoms (Mickey) and 49Toad (Doug Reed) having a talk while walking down the middle of the street.

Pinup Contest Time! Jennifer James of 232 Studios did a great job getting 12 lovely ladies lined up for the Miss Kitty Title. Click on the images to see them all in my galleries, I’ll only show a couple here due to the 20 image limit per post.

Then it was off to the warmth of the VFW so we could honor Ron Myers with the Inspiration Award. Thanks Ron for your decades (and I mean a crapload of them) of time and effort into striping everything that you can get lines on.

Mickey and Mr. C saying some words about our favorite curmudgeon.

He’s trying to look like he doesn’t want out of the spotlight.

A whole bunch of kool kats shipped this panel back and forth across the country to get a chance to pull some lines in honor of Ron. This piece is kool!

Enough mushy stuff back to the steel!

I just shot this for an article in a magazine, Jerry’s 36 is too kool.

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Event Coverage: 2013 Stray Kat 500 Part 3

Stray Kat 500 Coverage

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Saturday Morning!
Neal stopping to say hi to Duke on the way in.

Dick’s Chevy looking good (another version of this one will be up tonight)

The Toad looking right at home in the moisture.

Nice looking shoebox rolling down the street.

Krobe’s Chevy (another photo with an updated version on the way)

Daddyo54 and Sam drove the 58 (formerly McPhail’s) up from Denison, TX.

Doc Parsons and his lovely lady pulling into the show.

Sweet Nadine

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Jeff Myers’ 63 Galaxie Boxtop Kustom

Hot Rod Dan and LP

Harry & Louise rolled in her killer Chevy Kustom

This one was new to me, and took home an award on Sunday

Just right

Ryno’s Unibody Ford

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That’s it for this post, see you at a show,


Event Coverage: 2013 Stray Kat 500 Part 2

Stray Kat 500 Coverage

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Later on Friday we went to TwoTall Okie’s shop and Rod’s shop in Dewey for the feed. Thanks to all involved for a chance to hang out and for the free food!

Ron Myers hanging with Mike and Jerry at TwoTalls

Doc’s T, Jerry’s 36 and Krobe’s Coupe hanging out in front of the shop.

Dick’s Chevy looked great!

Mike’s Chevy Truck

Kevin’s 64 Galaxie

Here’s an example of some of the editing that I sometimes do. Let me know if you’d like one of these photographs with something extra done to it. Here’s the original

And here’s the edited version

Bill’s 63 Galaxie Convertible

Krobe’s Coupe and Aaron of Fast A.L.’s Upholstery’s Ford.

Dustin’s Merc

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Next up Saturday in the rain!

See you at a show,


Event Coverage: 2013 Stray Kat 500 Part 1

Stray Kat 500 Coverage

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While the weather wasn’t wonderful, it takes more than that to ruin the Stray Kat 500. The trip started off for my dad and I on Thursday afternoon. My Galaxie was still at Chaotic Customs after getting a long standing vibration issue fixed so the first leg of the trip was riding shotgun in my Dad’s 57 Chevy Wagon on the way to CC in Mulvane, KS.

After the stop at Chaotic we rolled down to Premier Body & Paint in Arkansas City, KS to see what Jeff Myers was up to, then it was off to Dewey, OK the home of the Stray Kat 500! After paralleling the rain for a couple of hours we were headed right into it. Sorry about the blurry shot.
The next morning at the hotel I noticed my Galaxie had a familiar friend hanging out next to her. Doc Parson’s incredible T.
Friday morning we went to the host hotel of the SK500, no I wasn’t staying there due to them messing up my reservations but that’s a whole different story. Here’s my Galaxie with Bill Moore’s convertible and much lower 63… I have some work to do on mine now I guess 🙂
This kustom Lincoln was one of my favorites from the show. Driven from Amarillo to Dewey a trip of over 400 miles with a good portion in the rain, this car was one of many that hit the 500 for the firs time.
I can’t hit a show without running into a member of the Spiwak family, and that’s a good thing.
The Stears are also at nearly every event that I attend, and most of them in this road warrior Ford.
I love this 40.
And my family friend Robert’s brand new to his family 40.
The flames and louvered hood just work on this Ford.
Mickey (straykatkustoms) Merc is always a sight for sore eyes. Love this car.
From the engine to the stance and the insert with matching tonneau, this truck was puuuuuurfect (as Stray Kat Kustoms would say).
The Mundy family brought a couple of killer rides to the show, this one a freshly finished 58 Pontiac wagon.
Can’t have a Stray Kat event without Mongo.
There were lots of kool pickups at the event.
Some old friends showed up while I was out back scoping the parking lot.
Kool oozes from the parking lots of all of the Bartlesville area hotels on Stray Kat 500 weekend.
Dustin had his decklid off to add more louvers (he’s a louver addict), so Mongo thought it would turn Dustin’s Merc into a handy couch. Perfect!
Remember what I said about the parking lots? I rest my case.

That’s it for this first post, next up a couple of shot from the Friday evening hang out/free feed at TwoTall Okie’s shop. Click on any of these photos to see the entire gallery. If you’d like one as a print, just use the “Buy” button there and I will go through the photo and touch it up to look it’s best before it’s printed and shipped to you.

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See you at a show,


Limited Edition Poster #2 is now shipping!

As promised the pre-ordered Limited Edition Poster #2 copies went out today! There will be a handfull more delivered at the Stray Kat 500 in Dewey, OK this weekend as well. The rest… well they can be yours!

Only 50 copies of this 11×17 poster will ever be produced, they are hand numbered and autographed (like that last part means anything 😉 ). There are still a handful of Poster #1 available but they may be gone by the end of the weekend so order before Friday for your best shot at getting one.


See you at a show,