Sunday, April 29, 2012

Rudy Martinez Memorial Car Show

We spent most of Sunday at the Memorial Car Show for our friend Rudy Martinez. Rudy was a builder of custom cars, trucks and anything else he found interesting. He owned Auto Upholstery of Orange and excelled in wild custom, traditional hot rod, cafe and high end restoration work. We met him right after moving to Orange and he is responsible for getting us into our 66 Motor Palace location on Rodder's Row in Old Town Orange.

Bondorella and the R50

Grant and the guys from Born Free Shows were there.

Rat Rod and the Dirty Rat Rods.

Lori and Bondorella got second in Best Custom. 
Rudy did the seat on the YM-1

The R50 and spring flowers in the alley.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

A couple day rides.

Foothill Blvd Rancho Cucamonga

On the way to Trailblazers

Vintage Bates Leathers from Floyd Emde's shop
Burro and asses

Waiting for the train in the hills west of Route 66 on Cajon Pass
2001 XL 1200S 
Charlie Brown's in Little Rock,  CA. Thanks for the tip from Gil!
Date Shakes, buffalo burgers, and anything else you can think of deep fried.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Winslow update and more!

Shameless self promotion alert! Most Schott prices going up 5-10% 05/01/12 get yours now!
The Romones in their Schott jackets

 I did an overnighter to meet Joe, a General Contractor might help us with the hard stuff (walls, foundation, sewer line). Then we'll do the fun stuff (tile, flooring, finish stuff). Then he'll bail us out when we get stuck.

Joe grew up in Winslow and did work on the Motor Palace when it was Jenny's. It turns out Jenny's was named after the owners wife and he still lives in the area. Joe's going to arrange for us to meet.
A better shot of Jigger and Dusty's table.

That framing's coming down.

This wall's going to be replaced.

Another contrived reflection shot.
I picked up some supplies on the way home...
Meteor City Trading Post.
...and stopped by the Snow Cap for a couple tacos, then made a bonsai run home.
Snow Cap Seligman

Old Ford Trunk we found in Orange a couple weeks ago.
These mirrors came from a casino in Tahoe, they'll look great in Winslow. 
We picked up this bike and spent two hours in a crazy vintage bicycle shop buying a couple parts including an ass killing seat. We disassembled the crank, hubs, steering bearings, and derailleur, then cleaned, lubed, reassembled and adjusted everything. The chain only jumped off once on our maiden ride. It's two days later and my ass is still sore. 
1962 Schwinn Varsity
Jewels from next door coming to visit.

Lori made sopapillas