"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.
TO THRIVE IN LIFE, YOU NEED THREE BONES; A
WISHBONE, A BACKBONE AND A FUNNY BONE.
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.