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KKOA Kloser Look

I'm going to circle back to that krazy kalvacade of Kustoms that rolled through Kansas a couple of weeks ago.  Yep, I'm gonna  be taking a "kloser" look at the KKOA Leadsled Spectacular.  There were so many outstanding rides, all worth a second look but for mine peepers there were some that really stood out and I’ll be bringing them to you throughout the next few months.  My first "kloser" look is at an insane Custom '62 Thunderbird, talk about back in the day.  This thing is straight out of time machine and I loved every inch of it.  Lucky for yours truly, this beauty was up for auction so I was able to get quite a few dets on her.  It’s got a 390/4 barrel power plant with a cruise-o-matic trans, as well as a modified suspension.  Can you say Kustom.  Kustom: grille, front turn signals, hood scoops, rear wheel openings, dropped headlamps, shaved door handles, tilt away steering wheel, chrome exhaust dumps and the antenna and license plate opening have been frenched.   This is a Kustom with a ton of vehicular DNA: ’77 Lincoln sunroof, ’78 T-Bird porthole windows. ’65 T-Bird fender bullets, ’59 Cadillac tail lamps.  Top it off with a righteous retro paint scheme in buttermilk and red metal flake and there you have it - One Kool kustomer.  Don’t know if she sold at auction, if I had the pennies in my pocket I sure would have raised my paddle for this one.  Now take a lok for yourself at this 'too kool '62.

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Here you go, an even kloser look at this baby.....

Till the next time - Keep on Kruzin!

Builders Showroom "Pick of the Week" - G3 Rods

This weeks Builders Showroom "Pick of the Week" is brought to you G3 Rods.  It's their latest build, an insane '56 Nomad.  They debuted this beauty earlier this year and have already earned themselves a GoodGuys Custom Rod of the Year Finalist award.  Not too shabby for fresh out of the shop.  So here's the skinny on this snowy white stunner.  By the by some of this info came from an interview I saw online; Tom Taylor talking to Tyler Nelson from G3, thanks guys!  At first look you can't help think this is a Nomad only different and in the hands of G3 different equals extraordinary.  Front end, completely modified and changed.  Front bumper flipped and tucked to a fare thee well.  Full custom grille bar and insert.  Say sayonara to the hood bird, this baby be too custom for that.  An in house fabricated engine compartment is the perfect berth for the all aluminum 409 that's been punched out to a 515.  According to Tyler, it's "a screaming machine putting out about 650hp".  Moving around the car there's not a gap in sight on this beauty, the one off, c and c'd trim is one with this ride.  Luxury car inspired custom LED lighting is throughout the interior.  Dakota digital gages are housed in a custom dash.  The custom leather interior that is done to perfection in burgundy leather even extends to the floor, which is leather covered with carpet inserts.  No muddy buddies in this ride!  Overall this Nomad has an aggressive look which is exactly what they were going for.  Modifying the rear bumper, shaving the drip rails, reworking the fenders with a small flare and "crisping up the lines" went a long way in achieving the look.  This stunner sits on an Art Morrison Enterprises GT Sport chassis and rolls on Billet rims.  All in this BASF Glasurit drenched gem is a sight to behold.  I've personally had the pleasure of laying mine eyes on this beauty at the GoodGuys Des Moines show and I can attest to the fact she be smokin'!  Now cast your own peepers and you'll agree this white hot '56 will make you go Mad!

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If you are out Rapid City South Dakota way be sure and stop by their shop, that in itself is a sight to behold.  You can check out more of their builds and their righteous shop in their All-In-One Social Media Gallery.  These kats know their stuff! 

Till the next time - Keep on Kruzin!

VooDoo Larry Kustoms Open House 2017

He opened the doors to the house that Kustom built and they came to worship at his altar of Kool!  It was VooDoo Larry Kustoms annual Open House and it was the outer limits baby, koolsville to the 10th degree.  We all know Larry is one Hep Kat but when you check out his digs you know this Dude is for real.  He is staying true to the words he gave us over five years ago - "If you take care of your shop, your shop takes care of you."  How true, how true maestro.  There wasn't an inch of floorspace in his immaculate shop to spare.  This Kat be busy.  The shop on Jarvis Ave is packed to the gills with projects in various states of completion.  Meaning only one thing, the future is bright for us devotees since there are 9 rides forthcoming with that special VooDoo that only he do.  I can't wait to see his next stratospheric idea come to life.  In addition to all access to Larry's shop many of his fans brought their rides to the shindig, lining the street with the koolest of the kool, longest and lowest lead out there.  Ya, it was a kool way to spend afternoon. 

Now I'll let the pics do the rest of my jive talkin.  Go on and indulge.

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Go get some kontact kool by checking out the rest of this hullabaloo in the Most Recent Show Gallery.

Now take a gander at one of the heppest happenin' spots in the Midwest.  The shop that is VooDoo Larry Kustoms.

Till the next time - Keep on Kruzin!

KKOA Leadsled Spectacular 2017

The faithful gathered and it was magnificent.  It was also sensational and at times stunning.  It was the KKOA Leadsled Spectacular and SPEC-TAC-U-LAR it was.  This jumpin' jamboree had it all and then some.  Live music, vendors and swap, world renowned builders and Hollywood celebs, drags and vintage bikes, oh those crazy bikes.  Two wheels never looked so KOOL!  And rounding out this rip roaring romp the stars of the show - them rides.  Those Krazy KKOAers were out in force bringing with them the cherriest of chariots around.  They were flamed and frenched, chopped and channeled, turned out to the nines and tripping my trigger every step of the way.  Somewhere north of two thousand Kustoms from coast to coast rolled into Salina, turning the quaint Kansas town into heppest hot spot in the US of A.  I trekked 1,572 miles round trip for this Kustom Karnival and it was worth every second in the seat.  This spectacular shindig's got legs and they be jumpin', jivin' and wailin'!  KKOA all the way!  I wanna thank Mr. Titus and the gang at KKOA for keeping the faith, putting on an exceptional show and arranging for such incredible weather.  Salina, the Leadsleds, the weekend it was all Spectacular.  

Now let your peepers roam and take in some of the Koolest Kustomers out there, the KKOA's Kustoms.  

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There's so many more Kustoms in the Recent Show Gallery.  Go on now and check them out. It's Kustom Kemps all the way!!

Oh is there more to come.  We're just kicking into high gear, stay tuned!

Till the next time - Keep on Kruzin!

Baaaad to the Bone!

I'm not sure what exactly this outrageous ride is, it's part custom, part street rod, part hot rod and part pro street all wrapped up into a pint sized powerhouse.  I saw this stunner of a slug bug at the GoodGuys Heartland Nats. and was impressed to say the least.  Talk about to - tal- ly unexpected .  Who wouldn't dig when someone takes "the People's Car" and hot rodds it out to within an inch of it's wheels.  I for one loves me my rides tricked out beyond belief.  The bashful bug was artfully, skillfully, masterfully transformed into one brazen beetle, an true A+ in my book.

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Now check out this wonder bug rolling, it's short but sweet!

Why be subtle?  KKOA on the horizon, Kansas is gonna be hot, hot, hot!

Til the next time - Keep on Kruzin!