"Texas rodding
and racing, past
and present!"
Click on the Don & Shorty Metz AA/DA image above to check out my "Racing" page!
Click on the logo above to check out images from the
weekly Niftee 50ees Saturday Night Cruise In.
So-Cal Speed Shop founder Alex Xydias. I also covered several car shows and rod runs at the famed Speed Shop. Unfortunately the shop closed it's
doors after a few years. Recently while on my way to the Niftee 50ees Saturday Night Cruise In, I drove by the location and was surprised to see it
was still putting out great looking hot rods, now as Bruce's Rod Shop. Good deal.
I remember when the
So-Cal Speed Shop decided
to open a shop in Spring,
Texas just north of
Houston. I made the
"Grand Opening" and got
an autograph from original
I've never called a vehicle "cute" but I have to admit, in this case it fits. Someone posted the lower left image
on Facebook and I decided to do a little research. The "conversion" plans were first published in the June 1977
issue of Mechanix Illustrated (below, center). The then $1,300 conversion utilizes a VW Beetle chassis and the
mini-motorhome features a galley and sleeps four. Cute right?  
Being a Pearland, Texas resident,
a quick shout-out to the Pearland
Little League Baseball team who
qualified for the 2014 Little
League World Series going on
now in South Williamsport, PA.
Recently at a local outdoor car show, I spotted this little white Datsun pickup (lower left). It literally brought a smile to my
face. Below right is a couple of images of my own Datsun pickup that I bought new forty two years ago while I was a
student at the University of Houston. Right after I bought it, I installed big and little Goodyears mounted on American
Racing wheels. Even with a four cylinder (aluminum), it was fun to drive with the manual floor shift.