A Hot Rod Trifecta

Don Carrick of 413 Photo sent us these great vehicles. 1952 CHEVY COE RAMP TRUCK CAB: 1952 Chevy COE Thriftmaster, Paint by Todd Cassler of Flames Unlimited BED: 1971 Ramp Bed, Powdercoated by Blue Lake Powdercoating CHASSIS: 1988 Chevy 1…

BOMONSTER

Made from Scratch All my work starts out as black-inked clay-coat board and I scratch off the surface with an X-acto knife to reveal the white layer underneath. It’s not exactly drawing in reverse – more like drawing the way…

Pinky Swear

Blacktop Magazine SPE #13 Cover Girl Pinky is a Super Mom that loves to tear it up in the dirt and kill it on stage! No matter the cuts and bruises she gets back up and never quits both on…

Shelley Smatana

Silversmith Shelley is a Los Angeles based silversmith originally from Houston, Texas. She has lived in the South, East Coast, Midwest and West Coast. Prior to going back to silversmithing she ran Zombie Kitten Originals, a small retro clothing line…

Mark Ripley

Ol-Skool Pinstriping IF someone was to ask how it all started I would have to give credit to a Southern California pinstriper named Shaky Jake. He was my major influence in telling me where to get paint and brushes. I…

Drawing on Motion – Chris Dunlop

Chris Dunlop aka “Pinstripe Chris” is an Automotive Artist and Designer based out of Southern California. He is a full time artist that had started out in the autobody/paint side of the custom car world working hands on with the…

Natalie Noir

Hello, I am Natalie Noir a SoCal Pinup model and Spokesmodel. These amazing images in the green dress were taken at Mooneyes Drag & Car Show in Irwindale by Abe Lojero. I was a lucky contestant in their pageant, &…

Project Riff Raff Part 3

The Lessons Learned. This has been one fantastic journey diggin’ into my car, and learning quite a bit about it and what I can do to make it better. Quick history: I have had the car since 2004, in 2006 the…

Restoring Cool Old Stuff

At The Mantiques Network One of the many specialties at The Mantiques Network is private party restorations. They specialize in antique safes, barber poles/chairs, slot machines, coke machines. If it has paint, chrome, wood, and it’s cool and they like…