In this episode of Stories N’ Steel, Brad heads back to the Valley of the Sun to sit and talk pinstriping and hot rods with the legendary Ron Hernandez! Be sure to check out our new Stories N’ Steel YouTube channel and like, comment and subscribe to keep new content headed your way!
Get a sneak peek at the bonus content available to our patrons as the Gearheads sit and talk kustom cars with John D’Agostino of Celebrity Kustoms. Recorded in The Round Six Experience at the 70th Grand National Roadster Show, this one goes world-wide and back in time, too.
Throwback Thursday and Brian suspends rational thought, and toys with the idea of creating a cool custom from an overlooked ride.The Nissan Cube isn’t exactly the first thing that pops into many peoples’ minds when asked “what late-model cars have some potential, custom-wise?” We can’t imagine that it enters most sane people’s minds for any reason, really. Yet, back in 2009, this was precisely what he was considering. You’re welcome.
“The forbidden-ness of the place” is what made it “so compelling.” Greg Noll once said of his decision to surf Waimea Bay in November of 1957, around five years after Sam Barris chopped his 1950 Buick. How does surfing relate to a kustom car, much less have anything to do with designing hot rods?
Plenty more than you might think.
Each day I’m confronted with the challenge of bringing unique ideas to a project, and in some cases, finding ways to stretch a budget, and draw in some wicked little details to set a car over the top. It’s a matter of using what’s there in front of you (and occasionally what doesn’t exist!) in a new or different way, and then getting it all to flow.