Beautiful Autumn weather brought out all the cool cats and pinup dolls for the grand opening of Kingpin Kuztums. Located in South Melbourne, the guys and girls of this new clothing range decided to officially open their business in grand style by throwing a riotous rockabilly party to rival none! Cool classic customs, rods and rides came from everywhere to take in the kustom scene as pinup dolls dressed to the nines readied themselves to compete for the Greazer Pinup Shootout photography comp crown on offer.
This cool classic 1932 Ford highboy is known as the D-Rod. Custom built for the Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau in 2006, it combines America’s most popular pre-war body style with America’s most revered V8, The Chrysler 392 Hemi. This is no ordinary Hemi and is one of only six hand built pre-production versions of the mighty Mopar 6.4 litre producing over 525 hp @ 510 ftlb donated to the project by the Chrysler Group LLC. It was built to showcase the best of the old and the new from Detroit’s auto industry. Read More →
While cruising around LA last year, I guess we had a destination mind, one of the guys spotted a cool looking yellow 32 three window up on a hoist in a garage. Jumping on the brakes in our hire car and turning around, we stopped off to check it out. It turned out to be Braun’s muscle car & Hot Rod restorations workshop and just one of a number of customer’s cars receiving maintenance.
Looking around this old brick premises, we could see numerous other projects on the go through their various stages. Curiosity got the better of us and we ventured inside. Read More →