Monday, January 31, 2011

Grand National Roadster Show....adventures with Cockgrease

I had been a bit wishy-washy about going down to Pomona to work for my friend Rea helping her sell her pomade Cockgrease. She called me Thursday, begged for my help since this show is one of the biggest car shows in California, so I reluctantly said "yes." I am glad I was a great show and it was awesome getting to spend some quality time with Rea. Rea is an amazing person and I am so grateful to have her as a friend.

Rea and her husband's "Grease Rocket" entered in the show to promote the pomade

Pictures of the Booth


Friday, while I was outside smoking, I was approached by a guy who said, "we follow each other's blogs!" It was Rick, from Boston who has a nice little blog 59kustom. Now that I am into this "Blogosphere," I am always delighted to meet someone who's blog I follow or who follows mine. There is an instant comradery.

Rick and I

We were set up in the Suede Palace. There were some of my favorite vendors like My Babyjo, and I bought one of the 40's house dresses. They didn't have a size large in any of the prints, I couldn't believe it when I tried on a Medium and though it was on the tight side, it still looked cute! Liberty was also there, and someday I swear I will buy one of their awesome repro vintage motorcycle sweaters! Great customs were in this room, and my buddy Max was working across the way for Gambino's Customs.

The Proprietors of Liberty Motor Wear
Max working at Gambino Kustoms where "Chopping up a car is not a crime"

Amazing Cars!

Little Mo and the Dynoflos played!

I met Gene Whitfield!
I went to a show to see the Hexxers play...I was a bit shocked at Rockin' Ryan's and Rory Justice's appearance, but they still rocked out the good old Garage
Had the pleasure of chatting with a member of the Cavaliers Car Club from Long Beach

Overall, it was a great weekend! I saw a lot of friends and met some new ones. If you are into customs and hotrods, this is a show you don't want to miss next year.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Drumroll, please!

And the winner is.....

Marci J!

Marci J has a sweet blog over yonder where she lists recipes and easy crafts. Go check her out Cherish Joy.

Marci, please email me at with your address so I can send the book.

I am going to Pomona this weekend to work the Cockgrease booth at the Grand National Roadster Show. I will ship out to you Monday or Tuesday.

Thanks for everyone participating and making this a great contest!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Straight Talking Mamma's Fabulous Give Away!

I really hope I win! Awesome give away here!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Wayne the Train Hancock in San Jose.

Headed down to the Blank Club in San Jose last night to catch Wayne "the Train" Hancock. The Blank is probably the best live music venue in San Jose and my old buddy, Cory O'Brien owns it. Cory was a professional skateboarder back in the 80s and we've been friends since 1983. It's kind of weird we are all "middle-aged" now. Where have the years gone?

Anyway, it was a great show, Dorian and some other friends were there, and it turns out an old friend of Frank's from the old Greaser Love forum is playing bass for Wayne now. It was a treat for Frank to finally meet Skip in person, since they used to waste so much time messing around on that board. We ended up going back to the hotel with the band and drove Skip to the airport.

Here's some pics from the show:

A bunch of us having fun
The Imaginary Husband was out!
 Dorian's ass!
 Frank and Skip, founding members of "Pippi's Grundle Crew" Jacket Club

The band...isn't 19 year old Wyatt on Guitar adorable?

Saturday, January 22, 2011


The first photo was a snapshot, I'm not sure who shot it, of some local boys I know and was taken around 1999 at Paso Robles, during the car show that used to be hosted there. The second photo was a staged professional shot by a famous photographer.

Friday, January 21, 2011

My Friday Purchase...

I bought this from an old friend of mine Sarah Jayne who owns the Etsy Store Goldminetrash.

I think it will be my Viva Car Show dress :-)


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