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Event Coverage Rancho Deluxe

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Jan 21, 2019.

  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 19,763

    Staff Member

    Ryan submitted a new blog post:

    Rancho Deluxe


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  2. sololobo
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
    Posts: 8,211


    excellent photos Ryan, the shop is amazing. One of my fave Mercs and Ford club coupes in attendance makes it extra cool. Love the equipment and overall shop layout. Thanx for this nice event coverage.
  3. slowmotion
    Joined: Nov 21, 2011
    Posts: 3,273


    Looks like it could be '59 or so, all over again. Very cool.
  4. Rolleiflex
    Joined: Oct 25, 2007
    Posts: 1,059


    Kind of silly, but I love the cloth towel dispenser. I haven't seen one of those in ages.

  5. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 19,763

    Staff Member

    Right... I hadn't either... Super cool.
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  6. Rancho Deluxe - always the best...!
    Well done Ben and Laura.... this version looks amazing.
    (Coffee and Muffins..?)

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  7. Bandit Billy
    Joined: Sep 16, 2014
    Posts: 7,790

    Bandit Billy

    Cool B&W's, the inclusion of the espresso machine made me smile.
  8. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 20,106


    Thanks for the Retro trip @Ryan...thanks to your expertise in Photography...however your friends handle on Layout and Interior and Exterior Design plus the ambience of Hotrod/Custom didn't hurt either...

    Is this a new Rod Shop or just a personal Ranch?
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  9. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 12,684

    from KCMO

    Very cool, the photos look great. Some have a vintage feel, other feel like “vintage” jalopy journal, but they all feel like you took them.

    Thanks for the post
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  10. That's a very cool shop Ben. Spread the gospel of traditional hot rods and customs and Melbourne coffee to hoodlums world wide. All the very best from down under.
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  11. oldcargary
    Joined: May 6, 2010
    Posts: 211

    from devore, Ca

    What a cool ass shop. If you can't find a old building, build it old!
  12. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 27,004

    Jalopy Joker

    good neighbor to have - lookin' forward to more pics of their projects
  13. Ryan, Can you have Ben contact me. I never see him post anymore and we are friends. I lost touch with him when he moved to Texas. Thanks Dale
  14. catdad49
    Joined: Sep 25, 2005
    Posts: 5,049


    Don't you just love the old block buildings? I mean this is a new one, but they all have an ambiance to them. Looks like there's some great projects lined up already and that towel dispenser sure brings back some memories. Now, you have a legitimate excuse to get out a little more. Thanks for the great pics, Carp.
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  15. I dig the little cactus in the 40s style windows. And all the shop equipment is period stuff! Very cool.
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  16. Curt Six
    Joined: Sep 19, 2002
    Posts: 909

    Curt Six

    I've seen other photos of that shop under construction—so rad. And I remember that sign from in the Jalopy Journal. Did Ben save it or recreate it? Either way, well done.

    I can only imagine how many kids at LBJ are going to get grabbed by the ear because they're staring out the window at hot rods coming and going rather than looking at the blackboard...
  17. HOTFR8
    Joined: Nov 30, 2010
    Posts: 2,075


    Ben, Good luck with the new place (Digs). I have been to your last two places for the openings but this one I will have to miss. The last place and opening you had Nicci Blues and her band play now that was something. I recall her music was a great part of that opening many years ago now.

    I have also been following on Instagram the new building and have to say I like what you have done.
    Good Luck with it all Ben and I hope the opening goes (went) well.
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  18. Great pictures and a beautiful shop, I've been following the build via social media. So inspiring, makes me wanna move to Texas!
  19. BLAKE
    Joined: Aug 10, 2002
    Posts: 2,776


    Beautiful shots and coverage, RYAN! It's just so great to see the old Rancho Deluxe sign now hanging on its new home here in Texas. Let the fun stuff begin...!!!


  20. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
    Posts: 7,737

    from Nebraska

    Super Cool shop and very well executed. Congrats, Ben & Laura!
  21. Silva
    Joined: Apr 28, 2005
    Posts: 445

    from TX

    Nice shots Blake, great to see everyone out there this weekend...
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  22. Lazy A
    Joined: Oct 8, 2008
    Posts: 38

    Lazy A

    There's a lot of us that wish we could have been there, thanks Ryan and Blake for the great photos. Ben and Laura, good luck with the new shop - it looks fantastic. Rancho Deluxe V3.1 is the best yet!
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  23. Good luck in the new home! Looks great!
  24. Great photos @BLAKE! It appears as though only half of the shop is being used. Is the other half living quarters?
  25. BLAKE
    Joined: Aug 10, 2002
    Posts: 2,776


    Thanks, and good eye!! The front quarter-or-so of the shop is Laura's space for her new business venture. It's a really great setup!
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  26. kool 52
    Joined: Dec 22, 2009
    Posts: 267

    kool 52

  27. pwschuh
    Joined: Oct 27, 2008
    Posts: 2,432


    Looks like a place I'd want to hang out. It's hard to make a new place look well-lived in.

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