• June 18
      I've been chastising, teasing and making fun of this primer for over an hour, I hope it's ready... #primetime

    • June 18
      I am needing an extra room (or two) at this year's PPG Nationals Columbus Goodguys Host Hotel, the Crowne Plaza on Doubletree. If anyone has a room they're not going to use, please let me know. Thank you and carry on...

    • June 17
      @motorheadsteve is goofing off with the @ridecontroller again...
      #ridecontroller #popthattrunk #Fbird #itsmagic

    • June 16
      Thanks to the @ridecontroller magic brain thingy and some creative wiring by our resident electrogenius Steve, the Topless Dancer can now do this - with a cell phone from over 150' away... @inthewind #Fbird #ridecontroller #itsmagic #

    • June 16
      Hello World,

      This is the opportunity of a lifetime! I have decided to sell THE PAINTHOUSE IPHONE! It is the Verizon iPhone 6 - 128gb model, with a gold back (don’t judge, its all they had at the time). It has no issues, the screen is in perfect condition and a thin black case in included.

      Rest assured, this is the very same iPhone that has taken pictures of and posted so many of our projects online. It is the phone that orders the parts that create the cars we love to build and you love to lust. It is the very phone that is in my pocket as I apply our custom PPG colors to each project. Plus, it is the phone I answer your calls or texts from when you so lovingly contact us.

      I know it’s hard to believe that I’d let this national treasure go, but alas, it is time to move up to the 6+. Don’t let someone else beat you to the chance to own this coveted piece of automotive lore. Perhaps you are a fan, a collector of memorabilia or even a stalker of ours? No matter your motivation, this phone is truly the only one like it in the world!

      The best part is that it can be yours for only $500.00!!!! This offer is nothing short of amazing all by itself, I know.

      But wait! There’s more! I will also include the recently bought Anker battery case that has only been used a handful of times. Its light, its ‘grippy’ and doubles the battery life of this miraculous piece of electronic wizardry. Now you can follow us on the Facing Book, Instagram or our website () for twice as long before having to find a charger! Imagine the peace of mind that will provide for you and your loved ones.

      As an added bonus, I will leave my fingerprints on the phone as a token of our appreciation.

      Operators are standing by, call or text now (or PM me) to get it before someone else does! Hurry, it won’t last long!


      (Fast-talking lawyer voice: “all payments must be made in US currency only, no goats, chickens or cheap tequila will be accepted. All sales are final. This offer is only good until the phone is sold. Consult your physician if dizziness or nausea occurs during the reading of this ad.)

    • June 15
      Mr. Haggard, you make the monotonous middle-of-the-night drive down I-45 from Dallas to Houston a little more interesting...#morecaffeine #poncho&lefty #roadtrip #almosthome #workinmanblues

    • June 15
      #Htown bound and down, loaded up and truckin'. #Intech trailer, take me home...
      #dubshowdallas #ppg #morecaffeine @ppgrefinish @ronmangusinteriors @billetspecialties @classic_instruments

    • June 15
      Heavy Metal came out of retirement from so long ago that it garnered a first place in the "Old School" class! Judging by the number of photos she posed for, I'd say she's still got it. This was our first full project, finished over 10 years ago now. The @ronmangusinteriors leather interior, @billetspecialties wheels & @classic_instruments gauges still look and work great. It's time pack up and head to Htown...
      @ppgrefinish @dubmagazine @meguiarsusa #forsale #chilf #dubshowdallas #turnoutthelightsthepartysover #myearshurt

    • June 14
      @DUB Show Dallas is on. Let the sensory overload commence... #dubshowdallas #whitenoiseisthatracist? #forsale #chilf @ppgrefinish @classic_instruments @billetspecialties @ronmangusinteriors

    • June 13
      Tomorrow at the DUB Show in Dallas, we'll see if the ol' girl still has it. By the way, she's "available"... #dubshowdallas #forsale #chilf #firstborn #ppg @ppgrefinish @ronmangusinteriors @motherspolish @billetspecialties @classic_instruments @meguiarsusa

    On the Road

    January 9-11, 2015

    47th Annual O'Reilly Auto Parts World of Wheels

    Chattanooga Convention Center
    1150 Carter Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402
    Chattanooga, TN (A, L4)

    Janaury 23 - 25, 2015


    Fairplex, Pomona
    1101 West McKinley Ave.
    Pomona, CA  91768

    March 6 - 8, 2015

    63rd Annual Detroit AutoRama

    COBO Center
    1 Washington Bloulevard
    Detroit, Michigan 48226


    Goodguys Truck of the Year????

    We took the Hudson up to the 2014 Goodguys Lone Star Nationals in Ft. Worth last weekend in hopes of becoming the 6th and final Finalist for the Goodguys' Truck of the Year - Early (pre-'53). We arrived just in time to line up amid well over 100 phenomenal trucks all vying for the last spot in the coveted contest. Only in Texas could you see this many "over the top" trucks in one place.
    In a effort to for once write a quick, to the point blog, we were selected as the 6th national finalist to compete for the coveted Truck of the Year - Early Award. We cannot thank the Goodguys organization enough for the privelidge and honor of the selection.
    I am not sure when the selection is made, as I understand they do it by "committee" in their offices versus at the actual show(s). I guess that is because the 6 finalists are chosen from select Goodguys events around the country versus from one show as with the "Street Machine of the Year" and "Street Rod of the Year" awards, among others. So, we wait. Presumably, the selection will be made this week and the winner announced.
    Whomever the winner is, they will be invited to appear at the final Goodguys show of the year in Scottsdale, AZ next month. If the stars all line up, hopefully we will be writing again from sunny Arizona. Stay tuned.
    One of my favorite moments was when this young man walked up to me, stuck out his hand and said, "Hi, my name is Hudson". He proved to be a polite, interesting young man with a great handshake. Someone has done a great job planting the right seeds in Hudson. I hope to meet him again.
    Two Hudsons in one picture
    One of the other 5 Truck of the Year - Early candidates
    I don't know whom the other 5 candidates are, except this gorgeous black Ford pickup. Obviously, the stakes are high and I'm sure the other 4 trucks selected are equally as attractive and worthy. The Hudson has its work cut out for it.
    Also, the folks at were kind enough to take an interest in the Hudson and shot pictures for an upcoming article they will post in their popular online magazine. I'll post a link to it as soon as they let me know the article is released in to the wild of the Interwebs.
    The following images are a few of the things that cought my eye while hanging out in the Heart of Texas.
    Vaya con Dios,
    phenomenal '62 Corvette
    A very cool Pontiac
    A very sexy Zephyr...
    2014 Street Rod of the Year and a Great 8 finalist
    Love these old Dodge bodies...
    I know a certain Chevelle that needs these...
    Nice bullets...
    Never too low...
    Finalist 6 for Truck of the Year - Late
    Coolest tow rig ever...
    Dead cows and aluminum...
    Hell yes....



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