Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Now we are going backwards, basically the starting point of my March trip back to mi tierra, Euskal Herria. Let me first start off that I have not returned to El Pais Vasco ( The Basque Country) in 5 years. That is a long time going out with Sidra, Txipirones, Pintxos and dancing goats. (The Gitanos play the accordion while the goats dance around. Really funny!) Needless to say the journey heading out there was very long and hard on my body, now that I’m older. So off I flew into the air for a 12 hour flight to Paris, France. Though the flight didn’t seem as long? Go figure? Any hoot, I arrive at this massive airport and head over to my connecting flight to Bilbao, Basque Country. A few hours later I’m in Bilbao and my Primo, Borja, is there to collect me though in typical Basque fashion ….. sporting the Txapela! Waiting for me in the car was mi sobrino, Jon! Cute little boy with an endless smile and tons of energy. His mother, Bea, tells me she has to trick him into sleeping. Long story. So off we went. Our first stop was a the Castle of Butrón, which is located in Gatika, the northern region of the Basque Country (España). After this quick pit stop .......... on my way to stuff my face with 5 years of over due of eating Croquetas de Jamón!
After this quick pit stop .......... on my way to stuff my face with 5 years of over due of eating Croquetas de Jamón!
And complimenting the Croquetas is some free ranged pollo rostisado! GGUUAA!!!!
Just by the looks of this eatery, you would never have known this fine Basque cuisine exist within, or that its closed for the day!?
Typical Basque home. And this one is right by the ocean. Would make a nice summer home. Unfortunetly, this was taken in March and it's Africa cold and wet during this time of the year.
After an awesome well come home meal ...... sipped on some Txakoli, then an helado ....... then walked it off with a stroll on the beach. Too bad I didn't have Txakurra to take the stroll with me. Oh well, you can't have it all
Friday, November 13, 2015
I like these rides a bit more ..............
Is it obvious I have a soft spot for the 1949-1950 Mercs!? As well the 1939-1940 Mercs. Should have kept mine ...... yada yada yada.
Even Dave Kindig of "Bitchin Rides" was on hand. Nice chap.
Now, the following images are of my favorite rides at the show. Be warned ........ have an extra pair of knickers handy.
This ride was probably my favorite. AMAZING is the only word I can place.
Yet another super SICK Merc!
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Another year has passed and the list of shows grows by the year. So many that I skip a majority of them. But one show I look forward to is the Grand National Roadster Show. Held annually at the Pomona Fairplex, or as most know it as …….. The Pomona Swapmeet. This is the largest indoor Roadster Show, and by far the best of the best attend this event. Everyone brings their “A” game to this event. Folks from all over the world come to see the crème de la crème rides being displayed here. Needless to say I was rubber necking the entire time there. So many beautiful cars, and tons of Mercs on hand. JODER is all I can say. And TONS of beautiful baby dolls roaming the show. There really isn’t much for me to write about this event/posting. The pictures of the rides speak for themselves. Enjoi ....... Please note, these images were taken January of 2015. Yes I know, I'm on the Late Show!
They even had a few Vintage BMX bikes on display. Czech out this SE Racing Quadangle. BAD ASS!!
This was a cool display with a girl dressed to the ear though with a slight touch of Hussieness
This car was amazing ……….
Monday, November 09, 2015
Those of you who know me fairly well know I'm down for the OG & Patina rides. Especially the ones which are driven often and not kept in the garage. So with that said ......... here are shots of my favorite rides I came across outside.
This was one of my favorite rides out in display. Without a doubt this PG/SG standard is a serious Patina Monster!! This monster most definetly came from the Colonies. REALLY!
This one is for all you Mango Patina lovers. Very cool bus.
This mug is LAID THE FUCK OUT!!!!
This one is ALL YOU Bryan (aka Supa_Lowbus) Gotta love them 15 Windows!
Here's a very cool OG European 23 Window deluxe. Bad ass ride!
Now, the following images you will be gawking at were part of the Royal Court of Sir Alan Scott lll, the Duke of Southampton. REALLY! This guy is more famous the Ewan McGreggor and Robbie Williams combined!! And I'm NOT taking the piss!! When ever I cross the pond and want to get into the cool fiestas, all I have to say I'm mates with him.
Here is the Duke of Southampton's ride. A cool 1952 Right Hand Drive Standard. Though it needs to be a tad bit lowered!? (Taking the piss mate! )
Here is one of his Kight's ride, Sir Rikki James ......... 1954 Right Drive Deluxe 23 Windows.
Here is another one of my favorites ......... an og paint Dove Blue European model Kombi with logos. GGGUUAAA!!!!! Que fuerte chaval!!!!!
Here is a note worthy Patina's late Squareback. Had lots of appeal.
Here is where the party was going down. Wonder if these blokes drove all the way from Texas??
Here is another cool Barndoor inside the main building.
Here is a very cool restored Dove Blue Double Door Panel.
Here's a shot of the back side of the show ........... yet, more rides!!
Saturday, November 07, 2015
Since all rooms were booked within the town of Esher, we had to stay in the outskirts, which turned out to be a chore getting out there. Cabs are EXPENSIVE!! Hence = Piratas! So we decided to walk up the road to the bus stop to head into town. While waiting we see this green 75 Westfalia coming around the corner and we all jump out at the bus like lunatics pointing at our VW t-shirts. So the couple pulled over and asked us what the fuck are we doing!? With our broken English accents (Me too) we asked for a lift to the Volksworld show! They thought we tracked all the way from Spain here for the show!? Ha ha ha ha. We kinda did. So off we all went to the Volksworld show.
My last venture to this show was back in 2003? I believe, so it’s been a while. Familiar though. I got to see lots of old mates and made new ones. I also spent some time at the infamous pub named THE BEAR!! EVERYONE was there. It was like as if I were at a sold out WU TANG KLAN concert, though people speaking with that funny accent. REALLY. Any hoot, it was a good time. The show especially. Lots of really cool rides and tons of very familiar rides. And I got to hang out with fellow Barndoor affectionados. I even got to hang out with the Robbie Williams of the VW UK scene ….. Sir Alan Scott lll, whom is actually the Duke of Northampton. REALLY!
Here is a shot of us with the lovely couple whom scooped us up and took us to the Volksworld Show. Standing to my right is my primo, Fer - el mas Gitano de todo Asturias!, Vicente from Madrid and Aldo, also an Asturiano. Venga Chavales!!!
Here are some shots of some cool rides with the very familiar Sur Califas patina mark!
Lots of really cool Rides all over this place. I couldn't stop taking pictures!!! JODER!!!
This Patina monstro belong's to GFK UK's Gavin. Super nice ride.
Here is a shot of my homie Buzz's RHD Standard. A very clean bus with a beautiful stance!
Here's the infamous COOL FLO Panel. A very cool bus.
More GFK UK rides .................
This bad ass Split belongs to my big homie and the main cholo of the GFK UK Chapter ......... DEANO!
Here is a shot of Deano and myself ........... gangsters!!!
Laurent, aka. THE BOSS, brought out his arsenal of NOS parts to this event. By the way, Laurent is NOT French! He is from Brussels ........ it's in Belgium
Friday, November 06, 2015
Back in March I crossed the pond to visit family, friends and take part of a VW Show, The Volksworld show. For this post I’m going backwards. I was actually in España prior to arriving on La Isla Pirata, England. REALLY! So with that said ………. Let’s get down to it.
We flew out from Santender airport, which is located on the northern coast of Spain, and flew into Stansted airport, outside of central London. Kinda like flying into Ontario airport then heading over to Downtown Los Angeles. With the exception of the weather. Ha! Anyhoot, we catch a bus into town and arrive at the central bus station, then hit the tube. (for you non Brits ….. basically for the Yanks, The Tube is the subway system) It’s been some years since I’ve back in these neck of the woods. They speak funny there!? Once pointed in the right direction, off we went to our hostel. But upon arrival ……. GGUUAA!!! This was some hostel. And let me tell you, I have stayed at many hostels but this one was rough! This place reminded me of a prison scene from the movie ……. MIDNIGHT EXPRESS. Yes, a Turkish prison cell. In our room there were about 20 bunk beds but stacked 4 high! This was a good reminder for me as to start spending the cash on a descent hotel. The interesting part of this place was this really prissy girl staying in there!? Stuck out like a sore thumb. Regardless, we made the best of it, un packed and hit the town …… needless to say ….. The pub! But first, let's take PG route and do some sightseeing. REALLY!
Here is a funny shot of Fer and Vicente goofing off on the Telli.
Now this is a little bulls head thingy in a Spanish restuarant my buddy, Vicente, knew of. The head chef is his childhood friend when they were kids in Madrid. ( Fer ...... Que pasa Chaval?? ha ha ha ) Any hoot, they probably made the best Croquetas I have ever eaten!? The best Croquetas in La Isla Pirata!!?? And London to say!!?? Hands down the best I've had.
So a few months ago Cuñado's girl, Yvonne, invites me and my lady to participate in the Del Mar Mud Run. If any of you ever have the opportunity??? DO IT!!! It's so much fun. Regardless if you are out of shape, as I am, you will enjoy it. Here are some aftermath shots.
Here we are ready to get our run on!
Here is a shot of Cuñado and myself right after the end of the course. Though we cleaned up a bit. I look like the typical Gitano from my village of Luanco.
Here we are enjoying some adult beverages after the run. Notice we are both topless!!
Who the heck needs to go to Las Vegas for a pool party when you can hit Comrades for that. Chick's, beers and Ruski's!! Good times.
Thursday, November 05, 2015
Well, it's been a while since I've posted up in here. Been really busy and have lots on my plate. So I'm back and will be making every effort possible bringing you all my adventures and the looks of the Cali life style. So here we go ..........
Friday, March 06, 2015
Not much can be said. OCTO is one of these shows where it's a gathering for me. Good times.
GFK and the CAMPBODIANS.
Here are two of the most important members of the GFK. The founding father, Ruben Navarro, and the Muscle, Cuñado.
Here is a pretty rare site. A Standard, 21 Window, 15 Window and a 23 Window ......... all in the mouse grey color scheme.
Wednesday, March 04, 2015
Come the morning, it was prepping time for the departure. Lucky for me, having my 71 Westfalia, it was an easy task loading up. I basically relaxed most of the time waiting for the rest to finish their packing. Once the raffle was done, we started to head out but were stopped by the Heilite Mafia for a group photo. Now that was a fun side attraction. Luis Ruiz and Daniel Wright, Boss & Under Boss of the Heilite Mafia, gathered up about 20 VW’s for a group shot. Nice pictures. Once this was done, off we set towards Parker. We gas’d up our rides in Parker and made way to highway 62 and hit Rice Road – highway 177. A very scenic route. Prior to departing Chiriaco Summit, we said our good buys and ventured towards home. San Diego them, the tiny village of Pasadena for me.
In the end, this turned out to be not only a great event, but a very cool journey heading out to the event. If you ever have the opportunity to visit this show, do it! It’s worth it. There are tons of hotels walking distance from the campground.
The HEILITE MAFIA!
MASSIVE raffle, reason for the large turnout.
The crew. These guys are AWESOME!!!
When we were heading out, we were called over to the spectator parking lot for a photo shot. Great line up!
Bienvenidos a Euskalifornia!!
Monday, March 02, 2015
As most of you know, several clubs were on hand at this year’s BBB event. But one organization stuck out like a sore thumb. A group which was only rumored to have exist? But they were there in large numbers and flying their colors. THE HEILITE MAFIA. This club or organization whose activities, events, and inner functioning are concealed from non-members. A club who may or may not attempt to conceal its existence. They previously hid their activities and memberships but maintain a public presence. Now they are out in the open and are rumored to be heavily connected with another well known organization, THE BARNDOOR MAFIA!
When it comes to the Heilite Trailer world, these are the guys to talk to. Ring leaders, Luis & Daniel, run this group of elite vintage camping enthusiast. A majority of the group hail from the High Desert of Southern California, but have members spread out through Southern California. A small organization but an elite and knowledgeable group they are. Expect and don’t be surprised when their numbers grow and are seen more often at shows, especially the camping events.
Be your own judge and inspect their camp area ...............
These are the guys running the show. The Capo, Underboss and 2 made guys. Though I can't give out their names and exact titles.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Photograph taken by Shin Watanabe of Let's Play VW's.
Sunday, February 15, 2015
During the morning I was at the Pasadena farmers market when my buddy Marco sends me an invitation for Margaritas at La Golondrinas Mexican restaurant. It was a make up session for him. Hint .... Valentine's day. So off I went towards the Memorial Park Goldline station and jumped on the train. Within 15 minutes, Viola! I'm at Union station. Another beautiful historical location. On a funny note, I ran into Marco and Kathy at the Highland Park station. What are the odds of that!? Once on location CRG, his lady Irma show up. 10 minutes later Nelson and Kim show up. Needless to say, it was a good belated Valentine's day celebration. What can one want more but a good outing with great friends.
........ Olvera Street was a treat and you haven't been? Go! It's totally worth it.
Here is our "usie" shot while waiting in line.
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Hello VW enthusiast. Wanted to share my buddies, Alex Arredondo, Spacebook page link. This guy makes AWESOME pictures! You want your ride to look like the images he’s got posted up in his page …….. contact him. He also makes pictures for AirMighty as well. Several of his pictures are featured in the AirMighty publication.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
After a mad Friday evening, I awoke to a beautiful scenery. Hot air balloons painted all over the bright blue skies. Everywhere you turned, a balloon was to be seen. Seemed as if everyone was up early to witness this event. What a sight it was. Then the grub prepping started. Coffee and all varieties of breakfast. Once again, all the festivities from Friday carried over to Saturday. The grills were on all day and plenty of spirits were being distributed throughout the day. About 7:00 pm the Campbodian ring of fire started. This is a fiesta term used when the grill is in full force, Beers, music and a roaring fire pit. This is the area where folks come to congregate for a great time. Old friends or new friends, everyone has a story to share.
One big familia ....... GFK, Campbodians and BDM.
Vicious Wagons Campsite. Cool guys and nice buses.
This was by far the coolest thing late Saturday afternoon. The uprising of a hot air balloon.
Comrade getting his grill skills on. Coached by Cirilo Gangoy Jr lll.
Monday, February 09, 2015
Once a year countless VW buses of all years flock to Lake Havasu, Arizona for the Buses by the Bridge gathering. Folks come from several of the surrounding states (California, New Mexico, Texas, Utah, Idaho, Colorado ……. Just to name a few) for this annual event. This was my second visit as last year was a memorable one, for obvious reasons. But this time around it turned out to be even better. Why? Because this time I took my 1971 Westfalia and enjoyed the luxury of camping in a mobile mini hotel. And needless to say the atmosphere during the event.
Excitement was flowing through me the week prior, sorting out the necessities and what was needed to bring out for the 3 day mini adventure vacation. Once the Westy was packed with supplies and what, I waited for Friday to come around. Going solo, I decided to get up at the crack of the morning, 6:00 am and head out. Though I left at 7:00 am ……. Ciccolo got out and decided to hang out at his favorite spot, The Roof! So after the capture of Ciccolo, off I went. Like last year, a very beautiful scenic drive and very relaxing. Cruising the Westy at 60/65 mph the entire trip. The bus ran like a champ! And a very comfortable drive, in comparison to driving my 1954 Kombi last year. This bus is also great on the gas milage. Filled up the tank in Pasadena and drove all the way to Chiriaco Summit. That is one heck of a stretch. Could have probably made it to Parker, Arizona? But from Chiriaco Summit, I drove all the way into Lake Havasu. Upon arrival I was greeted by my posse, The Campbodians and Comrade Dougie. I was immediately handed over a swig of Belching Beaver Peanut Butter Stout! JODER!!!! is all I can say. And what a premier spot we were sorted out by my other crew, OCTO! Big shout out to Erik Koplain, OCTO PRESIDENT, for hooking us up!!
Once settled in, the food & beer frenzy started. Talk about an abundance. The Campbodian’s are no Rookies when it comes to grilling. Both Maurice & Cirilo, Father & Son team, brought out a CRAZY menu for the weekend!!! Ribs, carne asada, pollo asado and Cy’s famous Pineapple Chicken. Also on site giving these guys a run for their money is Maria Vasquez, Serg’s AWESOME wife! This lady can cook as well. Her style of friend rice is to die for! Most the of regulars swing by just of a bow of her famous rice. Everywhere you looked, grills were in full force and needless to say the all the Buses. Everywhere! I was informed there was a count of over 450 VW’s on site. Split Window, Bay Window, Vanagons and other models.
I had to stop here for a second. Had to "Make" a picture. What an awesome back drop! JODER!!!! Me cago en la Hostia!!!
Before I got started on the festivities, I had to set up camp.
This is my boy ...... Moe Reese! He is the MAIN Campbodian!!!
Here is Joser's bus ............ KK HOOLIGANS!!!!
What a BEAUTIFUL and very romantic sunset. Comrade and I held hands and watched the sunset disappear like a thief into the night. OKAY.
This was such an AWESOME sight to experience.
I must have walked away from my Camper a dozen times to see this view. WOW!
Here is a nice shot of Comrade's 1955 Barndoor deluxe, Cirilo Gangoy Jr lll's Postal Yellow Panel and Charlie Hamil's (my dad) bad ass 1966 Standard.
I LOVE my WESTY trucker's hat. Thanks Neil (GFK Neil)! The art work is compliments of Cirilo Gangoy Jr lll. His dad, Moe Reese, is very proud of him.
This is the guy who made it possible for us, BDM & Campbodian's. Eric Koplain, and posse, president of OCTO. Thanks again Erik! You are the man and see you next year.
This bus is SUPER BAD ASS!!! I love this thing! Props to the owner. (forgot his name - my bad)
Night action, and the food & adult beverages did not finish. Mad PROPS to Maria Vasquez!!! She is a TROOPER!!!
World famous photographer, writer and Cuñado Wear model ........... Comrade Dougie. I think he's on medication? Because he told me ............. " THOSE SHOTS!!!! BURN THEM!!!!"
Just had to make sure my sleeping arrangements were good. I tell you, as much grief I get for driving this 71 Westfalia, rather then one of my other Barndoors ............. I don't care! This bus is super comfortable. I sleep like a rock inside of this thing. It wasn't really cold, but it did get a little chilly. But nothing to fear, my Heater Buddy came to the rescue. OKAY
See you guys tomorrow morning.
Sunday, January 11, 2015
Look who got the cover shot for AirMighty Issue #17. BDM's own, Comrade Dougie!! He also covered the Prado Park show and the DOUG WOULD GO event. Big props to Comrade Dougie.
Saturday, January 10, 2015
Since I laid low New Years Eve, I got up super early and hit the Rose Parade. While at the Parade Puck calls me to let me know of a car show he's at with the GFK in Bassett Grande, La Puente. This is the area the GFK originated from. So about 10 am I head out for Bassett to meet up with the guys. What a great turn out this turned out to be. Beautiful rides from all over the San Gabriel Valley, East Los and other neighboring areas. Needless to say, I hope this show becomes an annual event. I will definitely come to this.
The YARD at the show. Even koji from Japon was in town for this event.
I spy Koji. I think he was waiting for his lady to bring him back a torta? Que no Mi Koji
Da Dope Man, Mike N and Puck chillin.
Classified's East Los Angeles chapter, Manuel Guerrero's 1946 Chevy. Clean ramfla!
Thursday, January 08, 2015
Here are a few shots from the 2014 AirMighty Portfolio issue. The first shot I took while at Joshua Tree last year. The rear shot of my Barndoor was taken while heading out to last year's BBB show. This shot was taken by Comrade, aka .... 10 foot Doug. The voyage out there was such an EPIC adventure. A very memorable one. So don't forget to get your issue and support the scene!
Gracias Fer - Mejitano
Spent a little time sorting out my 1971 Westfalia, getting it ready for the up coming Buses By the Bridge camp out/show. We, BDM and the Campbodians, had so much fun at the last event, regardless the break down of my 1954 Kombi. Packing the bus with the necessities needed for this adventure. I will document this adventure with a good write up with tons of pictures.
Wednesday, January 07, 2015
Today marks a sad day for me. Today marks the 1 year anniversary of the passing of my beloved, Matisse. Most of you who knew or know of her, had no idea of her passing. This was only disclosed to family & close personal friends within my circle. Those who know me well knew the bond I had with her. Matisse was part of my life for 17 years! PUTAIN! 17 years! Big thank you to all of you again, who’ve reached out with condolences.
...... I believe death ends lives, but not relationships.
Au Revoir mon cheri.
Thursday, January 01, 2015
So I Skipped the New years eve bash and stayed home. Come to find out I had an offer of a life time. Rose Parade stand seating. Awesome seats with a great view. Tons of people every where. If you ever get the chance to visit and see this ......... DO IT!!!
The aftermath. Boy what a day.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Merry Christmas and a Happy New year. May 2015 Be a good year for all of us.
Feliz Navidad y que 2015 sera un año genial.
Zorionak eta Urte Berri on!
~ Johnny & Ciccolo
Friday, December 19, 2014
Sorry for the delay but AGAIN I'm having computer issues. Any hoot, here we go ..........
OK, it's that time of the year again. Time to be jolly and give back. It's also time for the Der Rosen Stadt toy drive held at the Tommy's in North Pasadena. This year, like last year and so forth, was no disappointment with the turn out. TONS of enthusiasts and rides show up to this annual event. This was also a special one for me as this was the first show I attended with my 1954 Kombi, which has been out of commission since early January of this year. I was super pumped having it there with the rest of the rides.
Here I am chillin with the 80's LA posse. I'm the commie in the Red
Sunday, December 07, 2014
Hoy marchamos de la bendíta Ciudad de Slam Gabriel. Tíramos Para el norte del Pais Vasco, Euskalifornia ..... Barrio San Blas, Tolosa. Mi amiguete, Ciccolo, estate listo.
Pintxos y cervezas vos esperan.
Many more adventures to come. Ciccolo and myself are sorting out the memory cards, and the VW's.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
This write up is a bit late. I attended this show back in early August, but have not had time to both post the pictures nor write something about it. I was informed of this show by the GFK and them telling me they were going to roll deep into this event. And deep they were. There were tons of beautiful rides all up and down Uptown Whittier. A very nice lay with plenty to do there, aside from gawking at all the clean rides. This is one to come down to either participate or attend as a spectator.
Enjoy the pictures …………..
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
What an awesome fiesta to attend. Put it this way, I ended up skipping a few important engagements to attend this fiesta. This party has been the talk of the town for several years and the weeks prior for this congregation. People as far away as Japón came to this, but I have to say it was more about hanging out with Cuñado Earl then the actual party. So come Saturday I load the Camper up with the necessities for an overnight stay at the Campbodian compound, make sure my roommate, Ciccolo, is stocked with food & water and off I went. Though the major bummer was being stuck in fucked up traffic for the majority of the drive down to Oceanside. Though it was a good drive blasting the tunes.
Upon arrival I’m greeted with a pint by Cirilo Gangoy Jr lll, also on site is $Mike and his partner in crime, Windy. After lounging around and meeting the acquaintance of Gee, Cirilo’s new dog, we all got into costume and headed over to Earl’s place. WOW ……… that party was JUMPING when we got there. We were greeted by an Egyptian Pharaoh, who turned out to be Earl. OKAY. Talk about an abundance or overload of food and drinks. Seemed like the whole party was on the dance floor when I walked in. The DJ had the crowd moving to the groove of his tunes. DJ Reggie was a good call. EVERYONE was in costume! BTW, I was dressed up as David Villa (Asturiano), when he played for FC BARCELONA. There lots of good costumes all over the place.
This party was no disappointment at all. If you get an invite, show up! You will have a great time. But you won’t hit the hay until 3:00 or 4:00 am.
Big THANK YOU to Yvonne for all her hard work, pastries and decorating the house, and a big shout out to Cuñado for being the host that he is.
See you there next year. (BTW – I’m coming dressed as a Hobbit next year. It’s a coin toss between Frodo and Bilbo Baggins??)
Friday, October 24, 2014
OK, it’s almost there! Just waiting on the new carburetor to arrive so it can be mounted, then the motor can be started up. I originally had a rebuilt carb, but it wasn’t sitting properly as the adaptor/extension wasn’t allowing the carb to sit properly. And I figured since 95% of the components are new, I might as well buy a new carb. It’s coming along and it looks super nice. I’m sure once mounted it will look even better. It’s all about the reliability.
Doesn't it look pertty
Thursday, October 23, 2014
A buddy of mine found this somewhere in the internt referring to celebrites spotted at CicLAvia?
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
The P-Town gatherings are a norm for us So Cali Vintage Car Enthusiasts. But this one I’m excited about. My 1971 Westfalia has been sitting for a long time, 6 months to be exact. Or should I say, since the last Pomona Swap meet I drove it to, April 13th. What a feeling it was driving out of the driveway and out into the open road. Prior to arriving at the freeway off ramp, I wanted to keep driving. Towards Joshua Tree or San Onofre?? I did pull off and collected Pück at our normal meeting point. As usual, the line getting in was insane. Packed with eager enthusiast, like myself, and awaiting to get in to the massive event. Once parked, I set up the ride as if I were showing it for the chance at a trophy. Ha ha ha ha. Fuck that! You know what happened the last time I did that. Any hoot, all my buddies, the GFK, were in full force. Music, beers and the grill going full speed. This event always brings out folks from every corner of this planet. Different languages are heard as you chill drinking your pint. Though I hung out inside my ride. Full on luxury and comfort, well for this event. The best part of this event is that it was not scorching hot like the last one. The August event got to the triple digits by 10:00 am. A stroll around the parts area and the show & shine parking lot was indeed needed. So many beautiful cars show up for this event. It’s all about hanging out with your buddies, showing off your ride and a good bbq, and the beers isn’t a bad idea either. Needless to say, this P-Town gathering was a good one. Also, this one by far has been one of the biggest gatherings yet! I haven't seen a P-Town gathering like this in way over 20 years.
This Pomona's host club was none other then So Cali's OIL DRIPPERS. Both my buddies El Craig and Hector are part of this crew. They have some really nice rides and representing they were!
GFK's, Play Dirty, rolling up in his 59 Porsche.
Now this ride it worth mentioning. It's an all original 1951 Chevy. BAD ASS. The real deal, a true survivor.
This turned out to be a good Pomona, and I was SUPER happy about having one of my buses on the road. Though stay tuned, been working on the motor for Baboon. That should be on the road soon.