Thursday, December 5, 2013

Dashing all the way!.. with The Rodders Journal!

Yes Kiddies,. it's that time again! Time to fill your stocking with all the best that the TRJ can offer!... so forget about the big guys and all there imported trash,... support the Rodder's Journal and make it a Merry one!

Thursday, November 28, 2013


Yep.... lifelong buddies...The Mad Greek himself and I at a Rolling Boner Garage night a few years back.... My pal Chuck Vranas.

Friday, November 22, 2013

The Millwinders - Too Late (Official Video)

Just the latest from one of my favorite bands... Sarah Butlers voice is golden......the fellas in the band just rock.... support the Millwinders!!!!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Long Term Hostage case....

I have a set of vintage headers being held hostage for my 57 Ford/406 build.
That rascal Keith Burgan is the head ringleader.....Damn them aussies....They are diabolical!

ha ha ha

Monday, November 11, 2013

David Pendle~~~Rest in Peace Norton Grimm~~~1984-2013

Last Saturday past was a hard day.... After learning the loss of my good friend Paul Dunbar to Cancer after a long hard Battle.....I received a phone call from a pal.... Letting me know that a bright young man has passed.
David Pendle.
Dave was affectionately know in the Hot rod and Custom circles as "Norton Grimm"
I would be much rather writing a little note on his project he was completing or other special occasion he would have enjoyed.
I knew David and his father Tim, from the many many swap meets,car shows and Hotrod functions we all attend in our area.I remember David in the early years a a very eager young man.... always wanting to get his own car,... he was so enthusiastic ...his energy was an aura surrounding him.

Dave was working on a killer little T-bucket, doing his way.... working with his dad.
He just recently bought a 41 Ford coach with intentions of doing a super killer early custom.

David left us at a mere 29 years.
I think of David's birth date.... 1984,... thinking of what i was doing at that time......  it really does seem like yesterday.

I hope David is resting at Peace and getting Rubber in all 4 gears.
I will miss you buddy.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Funnel of Love.....

Wanda Jackson was so right.......
Bite and hide.....funnel of love is sweet sugar brown.....
Lick the candy and drink the Kool-aid.

Keep on trucking...... deep into the funnel of love

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Yes Virginia....Santa is a Speed Freak.......

Ha ha ha ha

Hoist the Colors!..The Jolly Roger is set to sail!

Well.... it's been sailing for many years now..... my Good buddy art Misuraca Hails from the Sunny shores of Lake Erie..... Wreaking havoc among the local drag tracks.... Engine by Ross Racing,this 6 deuce Firebreathing 371 takes no prisoners!
Capt. Art has been terrorizing the competition for years.... and is always tinkering to squeeze more for the main sails of his glory ship.
The name Jolly Roger was Art's Uncle who served in a bomber group during WWII in the South Pacific.... Art's Uncle flew in a Liberator that was called the Jolly Roger.

Stroking the Pen with TRJ and the Christmas Catalog Goodie Book!

Get Ready and pick up the new Rodder's Journal 2013 Christmas Catalog for all your special Hot Rod and Custom parts offered by the fine folks at TRJ.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Larry 'OGorman..... The Engraver Guy

I have a great super talented friend... Larry 'OGorman... who is one of the finest engraving artist around.... Larry was called upon to put his immense talents to use on some small but very important details on my 32 build.... he is amazing..... here is a small sample of the work he has done.
In this post,Larry took the Ford Bullnose logo....erased the the Ford and replaced it with the Norwell equipped masthead.... incredible.

A true craftsman.

More on Larry very very soon

Fly me to the Moon

New Plaques and Toppers for the Club...... MANY thanks to Obrien Truckers for yet another killer job!
Thanks to Sue and Dennis!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Aaaaahhhhh........ Chrome!

Yea....fresh,clean and AWESOME...... D.A.D. is gonna love it!

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Giddy Up Cowboy!

Ha ha ha...a co-pilot from Texas...... the Driver needs to be comfortable!..... Trigger wants his saddle back.