It's Good to be the King
Being a custom painter for the last 25+ years kind of helped when I was taking a basic, somewhat clean ’72 El Camino that belonged to my Dad and built him a pretty wild hot rod and lied to him about the WHOLE project. It was a lot of work over a period of 4 years but it’s been fun watching the world’s oldest 15 year old have fun!
In this second chapter of the Round Six series, “The Unsung Heroes of Motorsport,” Alex and Brian go behind the Iron Curtain with Grzegorz Zdzieszkocziewninski. Spotting his work on race day would be a breeze, but few outside of the fold would recognize how deep of a crease it has left on loads of drivers. Still, he’s not the sort to get steamed over it, he simply presses on. Meet the starched sultan of speedway signals, and learn how he went from folding overcoats to the pole position.
Danny D’s “Paint or Die” is an annual, invitation-only event that brings some of the world’s best custom painters, pinstripers and artists together for an epic festival of eye candy. Round Six takes you inside of the fabled party, and gets you up close and personal with the mind-bending talent on display.
In this first installment of a new Round Six series, “The Unsung Heroes of Motorsport,” Alex and Brian sit and talk wall covering and disfiguring burns with Matte Glidden, the man tasked with keeping the retaining wall at Daytona looking crisp and clean. We’re going where no other automotive site dares to tread, and laying it on thick.
Round Six’s brad takes you on a teaser tour, featuring many beautiful custom boat projects over at Billy B’s in Needles, California. Get a peek around the shop and see a bunch of powerful engines, eye-popping paint work and just general bad-assery.
If you’re looking for more great podcasts to fill your commute or gym time, we invite you to join our good friend (and Round Six Podcast guest) Brad Fanshaw and co-host Dave arek on the aptly-named “Man Seeks Adventure” podcast, Filled wioth cars, drinks, food and driving adventures, it has a little something for every taste.
The red truck approached and the girls knew it too and it seemed like they anticipated my disappointment. So instead I focused on how far we’ve come and how close we are and feel the pride and accomplishment in that. The timing slip confirmed the speed of 81.577mph, only 1.424mph off the record…
I was getting all four of my hairs cut, when the owner of the barber shop told me that she and her husband were watching the latest Transformers movie and she wanted to ask me a question. She said it looked like me in some of the extras footage and told her husband she thought it was. I kinda laughed a little and told her that yes it was me.
A lot of people have asked me over the years how I ended up pinstriping at Cars Land, and how Disney ended up being blessed with (or stuck with, depending on who you ask) my “old pinstriping box” when it was all done, so I’ll do my best to explain.
For some, doing stoplight burnouts is fun and that’s all they need, so the idea of 500HP is the absolute max. When you have a car that embarrasses Italian sports cars for fun, then 550HP might be your max. For others a 1000HP and beyond are “maybe” the max.