The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by KCsledz, May 13, 2010.
Wow very cool you should get a hold of Vans and get them to make these!
and I was on the news this week....
Can I ask a question without getting flamed?
What is the deal with Tikis and Hot Rods? What is the connection?
Please no flamage, thanks.
The connection is that I like both!
Which means I don't have a good answer.
Makes sense, thanks.
Wow! Some really great work here this week:
KCSledz: love the vector work
57 Corvette Bob: as usual, awesome. Definitely wish I had some of those backgrounds. Love the fox diner
April May: great shots and PP. Love the last image of that orange vehicle
ShortBus: nice shots but would love to have seen a bit more creativity
Cruisin: love the close-up shots of the motors
HotRodGirl: great action shot. Tell that guy to clean his windshield
Dan Greenberg; beautiful shots. Love the Bonniville.
Here's my entry for the week. Saw this one at a show last Saturday. Beautiful Rod.
Love this Church!
Man are those cool.....Sign me up
man there are some amazing artist on iv got props for all of you guys.
Thank you Hinson, I appreciate it ......liking what you did with this image. Nice background and framing .....
I've got a few of these body forms with the intentions of doing the same thing(as in paint and pinstripe, not the exact deisng). I just don't know how to pinstripe though!LOL
Everyone has really nice stuff this week!
Those shoes are legitt as hell. Very awesome.
Here's a "what could be" sketch i did to sell my old man on buying an unfinished basketcase Morris Minor Gasser.
haven't posted in awhile but here is a tiki themed bike i hand painted. enjoy
and here is a panel i striped late last year finally got it cleared and buffed
I think this is the first time I've actually posted in the show. I've been slacking on leatherwork recently but I've been having fun painting these little creepies.
The connection is that after World War II the guys coming home from the Pacific Theatre (and were back to building rods) had seen the Pacific islander's art and some incorporated that into their developing post-war car culture.
heres the finished artwork (thanks for the computer help django)
Thanks for the kind words about my bomber panels, everybody!
I saw our stuff on the last f.a.s. and I must say that these are really catching my eye! Keep up the great work!
Thanks Bernie for the note about photographers.
wow, great stuff this week.
keep em comin.
Love Your Photos!
I know I've posted these before, but I have a related H.A.M.B auction going for prints of these.
See the auction here:
16"x20" Giclee print on textured fine art paper.
Here's a detail:
12"x20" Giclee print on textured fine art paper. (will require custom frame size).
And a detail:
"High Noon" Model A pickup.
Whew! This thread Is Rawkin' Hard Tonight!!!
DaveGCF's Body Form & LuckyStrikes Tiki's ARE WAY SICK!
The First Piece I'm Posting Is Still Currently Hanging On My Studio Wall 'cause
I still Haven't decided if it's finished or not ...
(..or just an excuse ta keep it fer a bit =P )
-Untitled Comp. Coupe-
Acrylic on Canvas 36" x 12"
These Next 2 Pieces are Both At The Gasoline Gallery for 'The California Screamin' 5' Show in El Segundo TOMMOROW!! (... being 3000 miles away Blows!)
Acrylic on Wood (this pic before top-coat)
Acrylic on Wood 12" x 18"
A few decent pictures from a small car show last week.
Not to mention that it coincided with Thor Heyerdahl's Kon Tiki expedition of 1950. The United States was already interested in hot rods and tiki themed bars and restaurants began popping up all over the country. I think that it is something that was part of the popular culture of that era that has transcended its niche and become part of our hot rod/custom culture today.
Here is one from Torque Fest .
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