comfort is deceiving

this is the view, well actually this is a bit more then you’d typically see as the steering wheel would be directly in the middle of your view. this car is the most fun I’ve had in a long time, although it sucks to drive, it’s fun, and  I wouldn’t change it for the world! I intend to put more modern suspension into it this winter as well as a full air ride set up but for now riding dirty on bump stops it is, 50 year old bias ply tires allow you to appear drunk while you’re just trying to keep the thing straight. raw power is probably the only thing most people would say nice about it, but to me it’s everything as a package, from the chop top, to the non finished body to not handling worth shit. it’s crazy what people put up with just to ” look cool ” or ” be different ” almost all my cars have been pieces of shit my whole life, run mint but just ride like shit and this ain’t no exception…  but i some how still smile every second of driving it. sometimes you just have to go out of your comfort zone to see what truly makes you happy.

go out, have fun, do dumb shit.

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just another night wrenchin’

Justin came over as he wanted the th350 out of my squarebody for his 60 apache truck he’s building so i told him, you help pull and you can have it since i’m going LS swap and 5 speed manual. haha, but here’s a few snaps. been super busy doing life things so no adventures lately… picked up a nikon d200 the other day for 200 bucks and hands down my favourite camera yet lol DSC_0006DSC_0007DSC_0008DSC_0010DSC_0012DSC_0015DSC_0016DSC_0017DSC_0018

The Rod-father Lloyd G

Well I don’t really know where to start here but Lloyd has been apart of hot rodding from way before my time, has brought NUMEROUS people into cars, customizing, and wheeling and dealing. probably one of the most well known people around! he still thinks he’s 27 and that’s all that matters.   last night I had to pick up a few parts for the 54 as one time long ago it was his so I brought my camera with me and snapped some pictures.. eventually i’ll have to do a proper feature or article.. what ever you want to call it but for now here’s a little bit of our trip! PPA_4345PPA_4344PPA_4363PPA_4364PPA_4388PPA_4365PPA_4391PPA_4342PPA_4381PPA_4366PPA_4358PPA_4396PPA_4397PPA_4401PPA_4368

causally a casualty

have sort of been busy working on the 54 and haven’t really taken any pictures of it, hahah or brought my camera with me as I’ve been having to much fun smokin the tires. but it was a great weekend as always! started Saturday off at the Hawaiian, a party adam has been having for the last 11 years! and then headed to a swap meet and hangz with friends and some good old times everywhere i went. although sometimes i don’t bring my camera with me everywhere for instance going to deep cove with johno and Josephine tonight for ice cream.. just know, i’m always having fun and always gallivanting hahaha. PPA_4285PPA_4289PPA_4290PPA_4310PPA_4314PPA_4322PPA_4312PPA_4316PPA_4307PPA_4295PPA_4294PPA_4327PPA_4329PPA_4336PPA_4330PPA_4334PPA_4269PPA_4273PPA_4274

busy as busy can be,

it’s been a busy week, i don’t even know what happened hahah, went to a car show, went to kelowna on a monday to pick- up a 30 ford, sleep deprived yet..  no sleep is enough sleep, bring my camera everywhere and have good times. just do what makes you happy.PPA_3293PPA_3283PPA_3299RTW_2116RTW_2119RTW_2145PPA_3276PPA_3280RTW_2153RTW_2159PPA_3282RTW_2132RTW_2130RTW_2117RTW_2118RTW_2143RTW_2168RTW_2186RTW_2185RTW_2084RTW_2113RTW_2068RTW_2075

live life how you want, not how you dream

I guess it’s  that time of year where boats are a thing. having never actually gone on one before we’ve been quite lucky these past couple of days to just jump on the best boats ever.. from Tyson 1961 cris craft to this tiny speed boat with a giant motor on the back and frankly I’ve been loving all of it. what a hoot this boat is. Neil at SCG has been working on this boat for a while now and today was it’s maiden voyage and man what an adventure it was. from beaching it , running out of gas, cliff jumping and being able to relax with noone else around. it was a well needed day that i didn’t even know i needed haha. super stoked we got to hang out with a bunch of good people Friday we leave for UTAH for speed week at the Bonneville salt flats. see how much of a blast that will be! RTW_1950RTW_1938RTW_1976RTW_1990RTW_2000RTW_1996RTW_2008RTW_2041RTW_2002RTW_2057RTW_2026RTW_2020RTW_2049RTW_2035

don’t dream about it, live it

What a weekend. as always hahahah
Friday after work Johno and I headed to Tofino on vancouver island. It was the hippest place we’ve been told to check out so that we did. jumped in the 4 runner filled her up and set off. being kind of morons we didn’t come to conclusion until the ferry terminal that it was the long weekend but 2 sailings later we made it to the island.. just a bit later then anticipated but that didn’t stop us from driving! night cant’ scare us haha, so we heading to the west coast, got a few hours in and figured we should find a place to stay for the night.. Johno had a bed setup in the back of his truck. So we found a random trail, went up and had a good nights sleep… well a whole 4 hours if you will.

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Saturday was quite the adventure. started off around 6 am for another hour drive to Tofino.. found some cool falls on the super windy roads on the way up which i suggest driving if you ever have the chance and then off to enjoy a delicious breakfast at some random diner we googled for best ratings and then lead to walking around town and checking what it was all about. frankly yes it was beautiful and a cool little town but I feel it was quite like California and overly hyped, which im completely cool with.. but it just puts this image in your mind and sets standards which you just shouldn’t have when exploring and adventuring. After we headed south towards long beach where all the Surfers actually go surfing. which no one tells you… haha, you go to tofino and it’s a big cove  but drive half hour south and that’s where all the boys and girls are SHREDDING THE GNAR if you could put a name on it haha. which was quite exciting to watch. we didn’t end up trying it due to not being organized enough and it was cloudy and the motivation wasn’t there lol.  after an hour or so we headed to Ucluelet and seen some sick cars, bought some good records and ate some good food haha. which then lead us going  to find some rad waterfalls back to the south of the island to go past western speedway and visited us some friends at the track and a bunch of exploring to find a place to sleep on some back road.

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sunday was pretty jam packed. headed up to sooke potholes just to realise the capilano are way more outstanding haha so we were a bit butthurt about that, went out for breakfast and then hit up VV boutique and a few other thrift stores in victoria. On the way back to the ferry terminal we went past a buddies house and snapped some pictures of his SICK bikes. Ive been following him on instagram for quite some time now but never had a reason to go over to the island but glad i got to check them out this time round! ended up being one of the last vehicles to get onto the ferry after rushing to the terminal we made the 1 o’clock to allow us to get to mission for a relatively decent time for a big BBQ dinner for my grandfathers dinner at my uncles house. which was absolutely delicious. After the sun started to go down we get a call from Benny sayin hey we’re at Tyson you should pop by and that we did. and I AM SOOOO glad we did. I have never been a fan of boats, or  ” vacation houses ” but Tysons 1961 chris craft absolutely did it for me. you thought rolling in a cool car down town was fucken sick. try a wooden speedboat from the 60’s rumbling around the lake. now that my friend.. is the dream.

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who needs sleep ?

so my buddies sister calls and is like ” hey wanna go to a concert ” and of course I replied yes until she stated it was in Seattle… and all I said was, “who needs sleep”, so on our ways we went! worked through break and lunch to scoot off a bit earlier and luckily I did as a semi had flipped across the bridge.  so there goes someone watching me again haha. We finally got to the venue after hours of traffic but it was ALL worth it. what a show! Green day absolutely killed it. from the way they interacted with the audience, to the way they sounded live. hands down the best concert I’ve ever been to. The 8 hour drive there and back was well worth it!.. though there was a rude awakening with only having 2 hours sleep before work started.. but hey, you only live once, sleep when you’re dead.

 

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