The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Mr.J, Jul 20, 2010.
yup just look at his socks dead give away
i sat with Al at Larrys booth at paso one year and man that dude had some great stories about hanging with Larry and cruising with him after hours and hitting the clubs on sunset. he said they would walk in the clubs and larry would sit way in the back with his sun glasses on and drink a bottle of wine and before you know theses girls would just walk up and ask him if he was a movie star. he said Larry would score on the prettiest one and he would take her ugly friend but that he didnt care cause he was gonna get some
damn that dude was COOL
Thanks for the wounderfull work. RIP
some guys were asking me to post these so here they are
Sad times for the Kustom World...thanks to Larry Watson for the inspiration!!!
Just bringing this on top again. Everyone with a custom (especially finished Watson style cars) should bring it .
Hey Larry, Thanks for the nice talk in Paso that morning. You were the coolest of the cool. That day my mom bought me that grease machines book changed my life.
He will live on forever through his work.
RIP. He was a great artist.
another great man in the car culture i never got to meet. rip. larry
Artist like Larry and Von Dutch seem to take it to a higher level than the the rest of us. You know you're a legend when 10,000 others guys are trying to paint like you.
Wow just found out.....Really wish i had the chance to meet him..... He was a true icon in the kustom world. He was a huge insperation to me, I was and still am plannig on styling my cadillac after his 59. R.I.P
Rest in peace Mr.Watson
a dark day indeed RIP Larry Watson you were a true legend!!
dude was the man... rip.
Oh man. I'm afraid time catches up to all of us. He will be missed....
WAS A BAD ASS TILL THE END,
Man, this really sucks. But, he was given a lot of years on this earth, and he used them to the fullest. I was fortunate enough to live in the High Desert with him, and I loved talking to him at the Starbucks in our local mall. Awesome guy that influenced so many people, he will be truly missed. Godspeed!
Dude, I found Grease Machines in a bargain basement book outlet in Kissimmee in the mid 80s, it was like $3 or something, I shoulda bought every copy, I'd be sitting on a fortune. It was indeed a revelation, there was no 'kustom kulture' back then, but Consumer Reports put out this weird little book that was obviously no one wanted. Now the same book has been essentially re-released as Kustomland.
I lost the cover years ago, anyone got a spare?
Nads I dont have a spare but will photo copy mine if that would help ya out.Ive got both books and talked to Thom at LARS when he came out with Kustomland he said he used some of the same stuff but the photos could be made much better nowdays......... and its got some better stuff in it,plus its easy to find.......
Nads, Kustomland is a totally different book! Grease Machines was a big influence on me, as well.
Kustomland is a much better book that chronicles the photography of James Potter, who, must have been a big fan of Watson's...about half the book is Watson's work!
All Larry Watson fans should buy it!
Here's a cool Watson pic.
(taken by Gene Winfield Rod and Custom)
When I paint my roof I have to panel it. RIP L. Watson.
Do you mind if I set this as the Watson Fans social group picture?
*EDIT* I just tried it but the words don't show up to well....
Sorry. I had to post some more pictures of Larry and his rides. Some with baby fat some with not, but some amazing cars and work. Even his early work can still blow minds today.
Courtesy of Rik Hoving.
One more. Simple and subtle but still badass. Its hard to believe he was just a kid creating all these cars.
We miss you Larry.
<b>Larry and I Last year at one of our events..
Talked to him awhile back about coming out this weekend and said he'd try and make it.
I know, he'll be there looking over us.
Missing You Big Time Brother...
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