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GSM Race Car Winter 2011

Malibu Barn Find

Automobilia Auction Results Garage Style Magazine Winter 2011  1


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features 15

Monterey Garage Tour

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Monterey Highlights

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Ron’s Garage

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A Place to Regroup

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Sparky’s Hot Rod Garage

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Jewel Box Garage

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Garages in History

New section 46

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Barn Finds


departments 6

Publisher’s Note

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Lance’s Column

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Phil’s Column

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Personal Notes

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Garage News

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Office Profile

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Personality Profile

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Vino or Vehicle?

Dispatches from the Ultimate Garage Tour

Peter Mullin

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Automobilia Outlook

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Business Profile

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Artist Profile

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HRE Wheels

Stanley Wanless

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Unique Artists

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Automobile Review

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Book Reviews

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Holiday Buyer’s Guide

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Garage Bazaar

Alain Levesque Andrew McGeachy Graham Bosworth Ken Eberts

1990 Ford Mustang

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Publisher’s

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Garage Touring in Monterey

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his past August, during the car week at Monterey, California, we took it upon ourselves to get involved. Really involved. With the help of Peninsula locals Larry Barber and Frank DiPaola, GSM assembled the Monterey Peninsula Garage Tour. To say it was fun would be like calling the Louvre impressive. If you’ve never been, Monterey during August is Mecca to car enthusiasts the world over. People literally flock from around the globe to attend the various events going on during the week – concours shows, unique swap meets, auctions, races, parties, driving tours, and even home tours motivate people from all walks of life to take a week off of reality and indulge in automotive surrealism. Where else can one step onto a sidewalk having exited a restaurant and spy a Duesenberg parked at the curb with a brand new Ferrari three cars down, an MGTD a few cars aft of that, an original BOSS Mustang across the street parked a wee bit close to a 400GT Lamborghini within sniffing distance of a DeSoto FireFlite convertible? Only in Monterey during car week. Monday the 15th, the Tour quietly kicked off car week with breakfast at Flanagan’s Irish Pub. The invited guests filled the parking lot and restaurant with ease; conversations gained steam and friendships forged as the coffee ran its course and the meals were consumed. Each guest received a special black and white Garage Style Magazine tote bag with magazines, custom GSM flashdrives, special reverse-fold map of the region, advertiser literature, and a bottle of Zymol Field Glaze Spray Wax complete with a microfiber wipe. Caravanning away from the restaurant, we spent about an hour at each of a couple of garages, and then dined at the famous Baja Cantina, surrounded by automobilia and car art galore – more in tune with one another and the Tour itself, the men and women enjoyed more lively conversation and great food, comparing notes about the garages they’d seen, and their own garages and cars. A few more garages later, and we were wrapping up festivities at Talbott Winery enjoying samples of their various offerings. Ending a day of fantastic, varied, eclectic garages, marvelous foods, and light-hearted camaraderie with some good vino as the sun set at the other end of the Valley was truly the perfect way to kick off car week, and only a select few people knew about it. For the moment. We didn’t anticipate it, but during car week, we noticed people on the streets and at events talking about a garage tour that took place at the beginning of the week, one involving a caravan of cars established by some magazine. It tickled me absolutely pink! Word was getting around, and GSM had an event. An honest to goodness Monterey Car Week event. It’s not as impressive as the Louvre – but we’re gaining steam. See Page 15 for more! Stay tuned, and thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoy this final issue of 2011, and that your Holidays are fantastic; with hope and prayer, 2012 will be one of the best years yet! Happy New Year, Happy Holidays – enjoy! All the best, Don Weberg Editor-Publisher

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magazine

Editor-Publisher Don Weberg Art Director Web Designer – Coordinator Kari McDaniel Business Development Manager Michele Weberg Columinists Lance Lambert Phil Berg Contributors Ned Lawler Kate Lawler Jeremiah McDaniel John Gunnell Dennis Wilkes Iain Curry Steve McCarthy Cobb Ware Dr. Rick Rader Bill Nakasone Terry Doran Dr. Booker Preston Public Relations/Advertising Cindy Meitle 480.277.1864 cindy@carprusa.com Doug Holland 910.398.8307 douglas@hhpr.biz Subscriptions – Address Changes Please write to: GSM P.O. Box 18478 Anaheim, CA 92817 800.999.9718 Published Quarterly by Weberg Media Group, Inc. 201 W. Sandlewood Ave. La Habra, CA 90631 www.garagestylemagazine.com Not responsible for undelivered issues due to late change of address. Not responsible for issues delivered damaged. All rights reserved by Garage Style Magazine, Inc.

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Lance’s

column

Vino or Vehicle? By

Lance Lambert

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few days ago Mrs. Lambert and I returned from two weeks in Italy where we joined the camera-carrying crowd and did all that is expected of tourists; walked across Vatican Square, cruised the canals of Venice, admired David and, when necessary, rode in trains, planes and automobiles. Early in the trip we had been invited by Italian friends to join them in Rome for dinner at their favorite pasta palace. They picked us up at our hotel and off we rode in their new Ford Focus. We traveled all the way to Italy and ended up in a Ford! Not a Ferrari, Fiat or Alfa, but a Ford. Oh well. The owner, Stephano, navigated the cobblestone streets of Rome in his Ford chariot as well as any Ferrari driver. Until the evening’s outing we had only seen the traffic through the eyes of a pedestrian. Now we saw it through the windshield as our chauffer expounded on the merits of Italian motoring styles. Driving the roads of Italy seems to be more of a controlled chaos ballet rather than just a drive from the villa to the Vatican. The cars and motor scooters are everywhere at the same time and they frequently do things like drive into the oncoming lane to pass other vehicles. At first glance it seems dangerous but it quickly becomes apparent that the drivers are experts at maneuvering around other vehicles and pedestrians. The traffic flow reminded me of water flowing down a streambed. The current travels gracefully around any obstacles and every drop of water continues on its way. Even the pedestrians crossing the streets will confidently jump into the traffic stream and quickly make their way across the thoroughfare with little impediment to the vehicles or damage to themselves. Two other things became apparent as we observed the traffic in Rome and Florence; the majority of cars are very small, and when not in use most are parked everywhere imaginable on the streets. The few garages we noticed on our endless walks were frequently filled with grapes hanging from the ceilings and piled in baskets. The resulting glut of cars parked along the curbs have to be small in order to find a place to park. The small streets, restrictive automobile taxes

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and high gas prices also make small cars a wise choice. Sometimes the streets looked like the aftermath of a flood; cars were parked along the road at different angles, some backed straight in like motorcycles, some parallel, some in the opposite direction to the traffic flow and some perpendicular to other cars. It looked a bit random but it resulted in every available space being utilized for car storage. Leaving the large cities and traveling to the rural areas revealed more garages. They, like the cars, were usually very small and, like in the larger towns, were occasionally decorated with hanging vino ingredients. Many of the homes with garages appeared to be of newer construction compared to other nearby garageless residences. That means some homes are only 100-years old rather than 300-years old. Our final destination was Venice where there are no cars, so no garages are necessary. Perhaps the gondoliers need someplace to park their gondola. Hmmmmm……Houseboat Style Magazine?


Phil’s

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Dispatches from the Ultimate Garage Tour The Garage is the New Starbucks By

Phil Berg

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he ubiquitous Seattle-based coffee shop chain Starbucks has taken heat for its six-dollar cups of coffee, and despite the introduction of the same company’s Seattle’s Best brand of cheaper gourmet coffee, it still defends its legendary high prices by explaining it doesn’t just sell coffee. What Starbucks offers are places for people to meet, or for solitary reflection without being alone, with an atmosphere conducive to productivity away from the office. When you don’t want to Larry Webster work at home, and the office is too crazy, a Starbucks coffee shop is a comforting haven. Coffee shops aren’t the only places that offer the same high quality of retreat, and here’s some evidence: Nissan North America’s Dan Bedore, a communications executive for the giant Japanese car maker, met with Garage Style Magazine recently and related how his day’s previous meeting went successfully — it was spent at the garage of a journalist. “I met with Larry Webster, Nicola Bulgari automotive editor at Popular Mechanics’ Ann Arbor office,” he said, “but, instead of meeting at his office or a coffee shop, I suggested we meet at his garage.” Webster has built an outsized cottage-style garage to match his historical Ann Arbor neighborhood home, and inside the garage he has various race car, test car, and motorcycle rebuild projects among his clean, spacious workbenches. While Bedore hawked the latest car tech from Nissan to Popular Harry Yeaggy Mechanics’ Webster, the two sat comfortably in the environment of cars and other projects on sturdy maple workbenches spaced around the garage’s slick epoxy-coated concrete floor.

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The same thing recently happened to Detroit-based custom garage owner Dean Stanley, whose super-detailed tool storage and multiple workbenches became a catered lunch table for a meeting with a marketing project executive. Stanley’s garage boasts a second floor, where his drafting tables, drill press, and welding station are on a mezzanine that looks down on his hydraulic lift. Stanley’s garage, you see, has an integrated sound system as well as office chairs made from classic Mustang seats, with photos, models, and rows of books of cool cars. Compare that environment with a sterile office conference room. Giant computer software company Microsoft has experimented with non-traditional office settings, and about a year ago converted its Dutch headquarters at the Schiphol airport in The Netherlands to an unusual office plan. There are no desks or closed offices. Employees determine when and where to work. Entering the facility, there is no receptionist desk, just a large communal area where managers sit at large tables, with no assigned seating. Skylights bathe comfy chairs with natural light, where fruit bowls and coffee are provided. For private conversations, glass-walled rooms are available, as are traditional cubicles for those who need to focus in quiet. The results are happier workers, says research from the Rotterdam School of Management. There are also lower building costs. Workers communicate with laptops and computer tablets and instant messages, technology that has rendered the traditional office obsolete. And, it has also enabled any productive space a potential office, such as a cool garage. That’s good news for garage guys.


personal

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I am a big fan of the magazine and am in the completion phase of a new garage/barn project which I wanted to share with you. The information and ads in your magazine have been helpful in us sourcing equipment for this project. The building is new construction, but designed to look like a vintage barn. Let me know if you would like any more pictures for one of your articles. Regards, Bob  From the Internet Bob, Thank you for getting these images to us, and we’re glad to hear GSM has been helpful! Let us know how we can help further, and for sure, let’s get that garage lined up for publication! ED

Hope you’re well - just thought I’d pass this on as it is a lovely illustration of a man following through on his promise to build a real Man Shed for his car. This is Rob Annett’s new garage that you featured last year [Issue 6] with his Porsche collection...says he’s room for 4 more cars now! Love the graphics on the wall...(see pics). He’s still got a hoist to go in, and is building a separate slot car room as well for his model cars. Hope mag is going good, and cheers for the latest issue with the Classic Throttle Shop featured. All the best, Iain Curry Australia Iain, Thanks for keeping us updated! The place looks fantastic!! ED

Please send letters to: info@garagestylemagazine.com or Personal Notes C/O GSM PO Box 812 La Habra, CA 90633-0812

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Garage

news

BLT Introduces New Flooring Option Having set the standard in roll-out vinyl flooring, BLT raised the bar again by introducing the printed vinyl floor as part of their G-Floor product line. New technology allows BLT to custom print virtually anything a customer requests on a parking pad, or entire floor covering. “The sky is the limit,” said Don Sneed, president of BLT. “We are creating floor covers that look exactly like epoxy yet costs thousands less, and is easier to maintain. We’re also creating vehicle logos and unlimited custom coloring options for clients. It’s really exciting. To the best of our knowledge, we are the only company in the world capable of making this product in its current form.”

Nicola Wood Painting Takes AFAS Award of Excellence at Pebble Beach Councours By Nicola Wood I first saw the “Stahl House” in a magazine several years ago, and was very taken by it. Then I heard of a tour of the residence and attended; I was blown away by the house, the view and the pool. I also learned it was designed by the famous architect, Pierre Koenig and called Case Study Number 22. Pairing the Stahl House with a 1960 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible was a dream match made in heaven. They both came into this world at the same time, hundreds of miles apart but of the same oeuvre. They are both amazing, both Iconic and they look good together. My painting of them together gave me much pleasure. It created it’s own stories – the Cadillac poised precariously over a steep drop; the   barely seen men huddled together in the house; the view of modern downtown Los Angeles. I painted it this year, and it was exhibited in August, 2011 with the AFAS at the Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance. There it won an “Award of Excellence.’ I am now searching for other Classic houses to photograph to place with Classic cars. I will probably join the Los Angeles Conservancy. Too many classic buildings have been razed without thought, deleting LA’s history with one swing of a wrecking ball. Classic Cars on the other hand have been lovingly restored and kept for future generations to enjoy.

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Patterns and styles are printed upon a substrate, infused within a bonded seal, and adhered to a clear G-Floor vinyl overcoat. The result is a floor that looks exactly like wood, epoxy, marble, granite, tiles – whatever the client wants with the traditional protective vinyl BLT has become famous for. To boot, BLT chemists have developed an aerospace industry protective top coat that can be easily rolled onto the clear vinyl making it impenetrable to chemicals commonly deposited upon a garage floor. The coating makes it nearly impossible for the vinyl to discolor, crack, or dissolve, and is very resistant to tire staining. www.bltllc.com | 913.894.0403 x21

Dale W. Soos Joins ALI In August, the Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) hired Dale W. Soos to complete the development of the Lift Inspector Certification Program, assuring its successful implementation. The Certification Program is the result of the rising interest from government agencies, consumers, and the insurance industry for qualified people to perform annual safety inspections of lifts. “Dale’s expertise in the area of automotive lifts, including their practical application and our industry’s safety concerns, when coupled with his relevant experience in those other industries and roles, provides a unique insight into the factors and obstacles present as they related to supporting today’s automotive lift inspection service companies and their inspectors,” said Bob O’Gorman, president of ALI. www.autolift.org

Griot’s Garage Hosts Boys & Girls Club of Tacoma Hoping to demonstrate some of the job ops in the Tacoma, Washington area, Henry T. Schatz Boys & Girls Club Director Gary Klein set up tours of local businesses, including Griot’s Garage. The company took the crew around the corporate offices, chock full of automobilia, and took questions and entertained the members, but the tour really opened up when they got to the Automotive Display. With vintage race cars, an antique Cadillac, and a modified Scion xB, the jaws began to drop. As if the Griot headquarters wasn’t enough, the tour went to the very private garage of Richard Griot. The display of racing cars, Porsches, Lamborghinis, Ferraris, exotic motorcycles, and more floored the kids. In the end, Griot’s hopes the tour encouraged the kids to envision and realize their dreams. www.griotsgarage.com


The First Annual Garage Style Magazine

Monterey Peninsula Garage Tour Text by

Bill Nakasone Images by

Booker Preston

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n Monday, August 15, 2011, Garage Style Magazine hosted the first annual Garage Style Magazine Garage Tour as the kickoff event to the Monterey Historic Car Festival. In essence, this was one complete day of food, friends, great garages and wine, and perfectly slotted on Monday, just prior to Tuesday’s events, Concours on the Avenue and opening day of Automobilia Monterey at the Embassy Suites.

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Breakfast at Flanagans Restaurant-Pub in Carmel

Stop #1 started at Flanagans Restaurant-Pub in Carmel is known for its great food, strong sprits and hospitality. Each chair boasted a slick-looking, special edition black Garage Style Magazine tote complete with the latest issue of the magazine, Zymol Field Glaze, a microfiber towel, and other goodies. Owner Joe Ortiz treated us to a delicious buffet-style breakfast, giving us a chance to meet and chat with all of the participants who became affectionately referred to as The Friends of Garage Style Magazine. One of the most illustrious guests was Bill Warner, the moving force behind the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. Bill’s humble, humorous and gracious personality resonated the general fun vibe that lasted throughout the day. After we were done fueling up on our breakfast, the group assembled in their cars and we rode caravan style to our first garage.

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2011 Monterey Highlights Bill Nakasone’s Personal Notebook Tour of the Festivities Images by Bill Nakasone and Booker Preston

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he Monterey Historic Car Festival is a full week of nonstop automotive action. A staggering amount of activity descends on the Peninsula, including vintage car racing at Laguna Seca, multiple auctions, various car shows, assorted rallies, and Cars as Art shows. It is literally impossible to actively participate in all of the events; the only realistic way of experiencing the week is to select your favorites off the event menu and resign yourself to enjoying a small portion of the overall automotive buffet. Here’s what rocked my world during the 2011 season… The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Officially a four-day affair occurring Thursday thru Sunday, the event actually begins “behind the scenes” as early as the previous Monday when “pre historics” participants leave the premises, and those scheduled to compete in the Motorsports Reunion arrive and set up shop. Unofficial practice and race car preparation activities are already in progress early in the week and it’s a wonderful time to go down to the track and talk to the drivers and crews in a more relaxed environment. But, inevitably, as the official races draw nearer, the pace becomes more frenetic and the informalities evaporate. My two favorite races were the Can-Am cars (Sunday) and Trans-Am cars (Saturday). I was absolutely bonkers over these cars, and watching these two classes compete around Laguna Seca is simply breathtaking. Although I thoroughly enjoyed the other classes of racing, the Can-Am and the Trans-Am define my generation in that I was an avid fan of these cars when they were new and current. They still have the same magnetism and excitement that they did in their former glory days. In addition to great racing, Jaguar had an impressive display of its historical race cars. The paddock exhibition area was packed with Jaguar C Types, D Types and E Types. Likewise, large collections of Jaguar GTP’s were on display. My personal favorite exhibit was the two Jaguar XK-E V12 race cars driven by Bob Tullius and the late Lee Mueller.

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Carmel by the Sea Concours on the Avenue I began watching the cars stage for the “Carmel by the Sea Concours on the Avenue” early in the morning. The fact that this is a no admission event belies the amazing quality and quantity of premium cars that participate. Upon my arrival, I heard the engine roar on a Cobra 289 FIA Roadster maneuvering into the staging lane on San Carlos Avenue; there was also a sizeable number of beautiful Jaguars present in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Jaguar XK-E, and of course, lots of Porsches. Fun too were the etceterini and American entries, from Abarth to Plymouth Superbirds. The day ended with the awards ceremony followed by my favorite part of the show – when the cars fire up their engines and leave. It makes for great sights and sounds. Automobilia Monterey One of the highlights of the Monterey week is Automobilia Monterey held on Tuesday and Wednesday of each year at

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office

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Garage Creep of Sergio Goldvarg Text by Don Weberg Images by Sergio Goldvarg

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SM readers will remember this section was established to celebrate those who’ve collected so much automobilia and petroliana and literature and so on over the years that it’s crept out of the garage and into portions of the home. However, Sergio Goldvarg takes it to another level – his entire house is set up as a car house. He’s one of those lucky souls whose family’s tolerance of the automotive sickness seems never ending. He’s amassed a die cast collection that’s been recorded by the Guinness Book of World Records; he owns a Batmobile from the 1960’s television series and a large collection of die cast models to accompany it; his home has display unit after display unit of toys, original racing helmets, gloves, and much, much more – the art around the home is comprised of movie posters and car posters. There’s no escaping the garage creep of Sergio Goldvarg – and for that, we applaud him and his family.

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Ron’s Garage Family Matters Text by

Bill Nakasone Images by

Don Weberg, Ron Avery and Brian Kramer

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n 1999, Ron was confronted with a family decision we all can relate to. Ron, his wife, and daughter were all living in a three-bedroom townhouse with garage space for two cars. Ron wanted sufficient room for his four Alfa Romeos, his wife wanted a large backyard for her dream garden and a dedicated room for her other hobby (tile making), and his daughter, Toni (a real car enthusiast), wanted her Dad to diversify his fleet to include other cars such as a Ferrari, a Jaguar and a Lotus. Ron went on an active search and found the ideal new home: It had three bedrooms, a large backyard and a three car garage (which he would later expand to 4 car capacity). Ron immediately began customizing his garage to suit his taste. The walls were painted a “gloss white,” custom cabinets from California Closets were installed, and multiple fluorescent lighting fixtures were added to provide much needed night time illumination. Living in the warm climate of Southern California, Ron also installed a heat extraction system consisting of thermostatically control exhaust fans. In the arid climate of the Valley, this is an absolute must. Also, Ron is the first guy I ever heard of that had his wife install RaceDeck flooring for father’s day. In Ron’s house, family does matter. As previously mentioned, his daughter Toni is a real car enthusiast. At her urging, Ron divested himself of all of his Alfa Romeos and he ended up purchasing in 2003 a nice 1965 Jaguar XK-E Coupe (that Ron restored later in 2005), he ordered a Storm Titanium colored Lotus Elise and a Mini Cooper JCW (as his daily driver). Ron also decided to get Toni a Mercedes C-230 Sport Coupe (with a six speed gearbox and performance

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A Place to Regroup Sometimes the Standard American Garage is Perfect Text and Images by

Don Weberg

Above, a biker bar garage is a great retreat. Most products available at retail stores. Right, no bar or garage is complete without signs.

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estled in the foothills of Southern California, Tony enjoys solace within the confines of his garage on a frequent basis. And why not? It’s carpeted, boasts a lounge complete with flat screen and all the trimmings, a bar, parking for motorcycles, and oodles of eye candy and memorabilia. “I’m out here the majority of the time,” said Tony. “I created the garage for just that purpose, a place to be, a place to enjoy. We have friends in here all the time, neighbors are always dropping by – it’s really a lot of fun, but it’s also a great place to come and leave the real world behind.” An easy enough creation, but one that presents itself as an amazing space for any home, Tony has taken some of his favorite things and simply transformed his garage into a den. An avid motorcyclist, he’s peppered up the space with a good number of Harley-Davidson books, pictures, barware, pillows, and taken the time to use HD colors upon the walls, and stuck to darker furnishings and colors in general lending a very masculine appeal. Aside from the heavy Harley influence, he’s also sprinkled the space with his other interests, such as

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sports, political humor, and alcohol and beverage collectibles. “In essence, it’s just a den, or a lounge really, with a bar and fridge and everything you need to hang with friends,” he said. “Because I like motorcycles, it was easy to make. The cars live outside, the two bikes are in, and once we painted


Back yard mechanics to world famous car builders and traditional hot rods to multi million dollar classics are all featured on “The Vintage Vehicle Show”. Lance Lambert, the show’s producer and host, has been taking you on four wheeled adventures since 1993 and “The Vintage Vehicle Show”, broadcast nationally and internationally, can be enjoyed every week on your TV and computer screens. Check your local listings for times and topics, or log on to www.vintagevehicletv.com


Automobilia galore and Rods to match, Sparky’s place is amazing.

Sparky’s Hot Rod Garage A Place for Everything, and Everything in its Place Text by

Cindy Meitle Images by

Charles Abrams Photography

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alifornia is home to at least one hundred car shows each year ranging from casual cruise-ins to elegant Concours events. There are dozens of car clubs whose members enjoy driving the beautiful back roads of Wine Country or a cruise along Highway 1 to Big Sur and back amidst perfect weather conditions most of the year. For decades, this car culture has spawned new enthusiasts who are impacted early on by the rumble of engines and the gleam of chrome. Such was the case for Joe Bullock. Bullock, AKA Sparky, purchased his first car at age 12. It was a 1940 Coupe. He practiced driving on the family property which instilled his passion for cruising and eventually collecting cars. “When I was a teenager, I tried to attend every Cruise-in

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or hot rod event I could get to, and I still participate in car shows whenever I can,” said Sparky A self-proclaimed hot rod fanatic, Sparky spent a great deal of time modifying cars early on and has since amassed a collection of over 20 customized street rods and hot rods. While being able to pick and choose what car to take to a car show or even to the grocery store sounds like a fantasy, the challenge of safety and where to keep them all became a serious issue. “I ran out of places to park all my cars and that’s when I got the idea to start Sparky’s Hot Rod Garage,” he said. The grounds aren’t limited to rods and customs - there are several incredible race cars, vintage motorcycles, and even a vintage airplane jetting


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Jewel Box in the Sky Text by

Don Weberg Images by

Booker Preston

Showroom garage of glass is home to cars, full size and 1:43 scale.

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aving spent decades in the financial management industry, Jack decided it was time to give himself a little joy by way of a beautiful custom-built home and garage. Like so many projects, the concept took a little longer than expected, but was well worth the wait. And, like so many good garages, Jack wishes he’d built it just a little bit bigger. “My dream was to look at the cars while relaxing in my living room, so I tried the showroom in the living room, but that didn’t work,” said Jack. “So, I did the next best thing.” Purchasing two adjacent properties in the hills above

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Los Angeles and combining them afforded him plenty of land upon which to design and construct his dream home and garage. Hiring architect Philip John Brown, Jack was provided a modern-styled, open floor plan home with large windows lending to an airy feeling. Attached to the home is a four-car garage with two glass and steel doors; across the driveway is a detached six-car showroom-style garage boasting floor-toceiling windows on two sides nicely complementing both the design of the home and the attached garage. Affording him exceptional privacy and solitude, his property is in a small,


The first White House garage.

White House Garage 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and Elsewhere, Washington D.C. Text By

Rick Rader Images By

Library of Congress, National Archives

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he American humorist H. L. Mencken suggested that, “We suffer most when the White House busts with ideas.” We can only appreciate the “bust” to the idea in 1909 that the White House traded in its horses and carriages for that new contraption the automobile. Captain Archibald Willingham Butt was an influential military aide to Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft, and was largely responsible for arranging the purchase of the first White House automobile and establishing the White House Garage. In actuality President William McKinley was the first president to ride in an automobile. According to the White House archives, “On February 25, 1909, Captain Butt took delivery of the first White House vehicle, a White, 1909 Model M, 40 H.P. seven passenger steam touring car and converted part of the White House Stables, on 17th Street, into a garage.” The White House Garage was created by an act of Congress in 1909. Over the years it was transformed into a military organization and became a regular unit in 1963 by the name of the U.S. Army Transportation Agency (White House). It was later renamed the White House Transportation Agency. Mr. George H. Robinson, U.S. Army Quartermaster

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Corps, was detailed to the White House to serve as the first White House chauffer for President Taft. The first White House fleet was composed of a 1909 White Steamer, a 1908 Baker electric, two 1908 Pierce-Arrow Vandelettes, and two motorcycles for the Secret Service. Major Butt later died in the sinking of the RMS Titanic. It’s interesting that given the current White House frenzy to promote and support alternative fuel based automobiles, that they started out with both steam and electric. President Woodrow Wilson also favored cars over horsedrawn carriages, and was one of the first chief executives to ride in a Cadillac during a World War I victory parade through the streets of Boston. In 1921, President Warren Harding was the first to ride to his inauguration in a car, a Packard twin-Six, and a lavish 1928 Cadillac town car was used by his successor, President Calvin Coolidge. In a 1950 article from Popular Science magazine we learn that in 1938, two Cadillac convertibles dubbed Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth were delivered to the US government. Named after the great ocean liners of the time, the 21.5-foot, 7,660-pound vehicles were equipped with a full ammunition arsenal, two way radios, and heavy duty generators. Durable


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1957 Aston Martin DB2 2/4 Mk 1 Saloon Text by

Matt Stone Images by

Evan Klein and the author

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his amazing Aston Martin (Chassis #: AM300/1268) was extracted from dry, secure storage in Malibu, California in June of 2011, seeing the light of day for the first time since the mid-1970s. Save one long-ago repaint in a non-original color (it was born painted black), it is absolutely factory original and unmolested in every way, having lived its entire life in California. Its left-hand drive chassis appears rock solid, and its aluminium Tickford body panels wear the patina of decades of enjoyment, although the bodylines are straight and panel gaps uniform. Currently the property of Ms. Blaine Shanks, its third owner, who decided she must have one when she saw a similar 1958 example belonging to an acquaintance and her husband. Ms Shanks told us, “It was the most beautiful car

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I’d ever seen,” and at the time, asked to buy the ’58 from her friends. The lady and gentleman politely declined to sell, as they loved their car and had searched years to find it, but agreed to help Ms. Shanks locate one; she acquired this car (one of just 764 DB2/4s produced between 1953 and 1957) in 1961 and employed it as her every day driver, which it remained until the mid-1970s when her changing family and transportation needs dictated that something more pedestrian was in order. The owner’s now adult sons clearly remember hearing the car’s distinctive exhaust note from some distance away as their mother drove to pick them up from school. The DB 2/4 was the mainstay of the Aston Martin lineup throughout the mid 1950’s. It is descended from the original DB2 model, additionally featuring 2+2 seating and a rear


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Peter Mullin

A Passion for French Art Deco Coachbuilt Text By

Staff

Images Courtesy of

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or Peter W. Mullin, founder of the Mullin Automotive Museum, his love for automobiles has been a lifelong affair. At a young age, Mullin was able to recite the make and model of every car he came across on the streets of his hometown Pasadena, California. Then, as a teenager, he spent much of his free time rebuilding his 1953 Chevrolet Bel Air. Years later, an event occurred that took Peter’s enthusiasm for cars even further. It all began when Peter gave a friend permission to use his home as a backdrop for a calendar photo shoot. When Peter came home that fateful day to check on the photo shoot, he saw something that changed his life a forever; a curvaceous Delahaye roadster parked in the driveway. Mullin had never seen anything like it before. Although he did not know what a Delahaye was, he was certain he had never seen anything more 48  Garage Style Magazine Winter 2011

breathtakingly beautiful. Thus, sparking his intense fascination for years to come, with French coachbuilt automobiles from the Art Deco era. As Peter Mullin explored the world of coachbuilt automobiles, his automobile collection grew as well. Possessing examples from coveted marques like Bugatti, Delahaye, Delage, Talbot-Lago and Voisin, Mullin’s garage housed some of the most gorgeous designs ever created. Two vehicles from Peter’s collection that solidify this claim are his 1939 Delahaye 165, once famously displayed at the 1939 New York World’s Fair, and his 1937 Talbot-Lago T 150C-S “Teardrop,” originally owned by former “Bentley Boy,” Bentley Chairman Woolf Barnato. Both cars are recognized as being universally beautiful. The Delahaye, with its following


skirted pontoon fenders, has garnered numerous accolades at shows around the world. The Talbot-Lago, with its iconic teardrop shape, has received the same attention, collecting many significant awards including the Gwenn Graham Trophy for Most Elegant Closed Car, and Best in Class at the famed Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Noticing the tremendous reception his automobiles received from others while touring, Peter and his wife, Merle, sought a way for them to better share their automobiles with the public. For 20 years, the two held the dream of displaying their collection to public outside of automotive events. In 2010, their dream finally came to fruition, with the opening of the Mullin Automotive Museum, located in the former building of the late Los Angeles Times publisher Otis Chandler. The Oxnard, California-based museum houses one of the world’s most impressive collections of French coachbuilt automobiles, including the largest collection of Voisin automobiles in the world, as well as one of the top collections of both modern and vintage Bugatti’s. Peter Mullin’s involvement with French coachbuilt automobiles has recently traveled beyond automotive events and the Mullin Automotive Museum. Recently, he has collaborated with several parties including, expert automotive historian Richard Adatto and renowned photographer

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Michael Furman, to release the books, “The Art of Bugatti: Mullin Automotive Museum,” and “French Curves:  Delahaye,  Delage, Talbot-Lago.” The works are the first two books of a series that seek to further share the experience of the Mullin Automotive Museum’s collection, offering a comprehensive look at the gorgeous automobiles of a bygone era. The same level of passion and enthusiasm Peter Mullin holds for automobiles can also be seen in his philanthropic efforts. Much like with the Mullin Automotive Museum, Peter Mullin holds a high level of passion and enthusiasm in sharing his success with others. Widely known for his philanthropic efforts, Peter Mullin has long been involved in a broad range of initiatives to improve the community. He serves on the Archdiocese of the Los Angeles Board of Trustees, where he co-chaired the Education Foundation drive that raised $100 million to enable disadvantaged children to attend parochial schools. Mullin is also a member of the Knights of Malta and the Knights of Saint Gregory, a Board member of Paulist Productions, and the National Chairman of

the Maynooth Development program for St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Ireland. Whether it is his love affair for automobiles or desire to help others, Peter Mullin is man with a passion and drive that knows no bounds. Issue 13 of Garage Style Magazine contains a full-length feature on the Mullin Automotive Museum. Order a copy today on 800.999.9718. GSM


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Thoughts on Motoring Mascots Text By

Nick Dawes Images By

Heritage Auctions

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‘Grande Libellule’ is one of Lalique’s bolder and larger designs, shown here on original mount which could illuminate the ornament through a system operated from a dashboard switch. Price Realized (with BP): $10,158

‘Victoire’, or ‘Spirit of the Wind’, designed in 1928, is Rene Lalique’s best known mascot, superbly representing the Age of Elegance and Speed. The Victoire sold at Heritage in December 2009 was originally used on a 1935 Duesenberg. Price Realized (with BP): $26,290 ‘Cinq Cheveaux’ was presented in 1925 as Rene Lalique’s first automobile mascot, inspired by the Citroen model of the same name.  Note the amethyst tint to the glass which collector’s seek as evidence of use and authenticity. Price Realized (with BP): $16,730

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gentleman’s tie is the only item of apparel he wears which has no function. Its job is to complete the outfit and define the wearer’s affiliation, sense of style, fashion or even political persuasion. So it is with automobile mascots which, like ties, exist in an infinite variety of designs. We still see them leading the way on modern automobiles ranging from Dodge trucks to Rolls Royces, despite the long disappearance of visible, externally-mounted radiators and even longer demise of exterior radiator caps from production models. No designer would stick a dummy carburetor into a modern engine for old time’s sake, but the mascot endures and appears to be growing in popularity. Mascots first appeared about a decade after the automobile began production on a significant scale and was first used as a form of corporate logo or cachet, as it largely remains in legacy today. Charles Sykes ‘Spirit of Ecstasy’ celebrates her 100th birthday this year and has aged gracefully, changing little since she first appeared on the hood. Within a few years motorists began adding small sculptural mascots to the tops of radiator caps, often surmounting the ‘dog-bone’ screw device. These were supplied by dealers or simply madeup by owners and rarely represented manufacturers. Typical themes were allegories of speed and elegance, contemporary references including representations of WWI, early flight or symbols of country life such as riding, hunting and the love of nature. The new market was fed largely by French sculptors who preferred to work in cast bronze or brass, often with silver plating. Resilient metal was essential to face the elements and bombardment from road chips in the earlier days of motoring.

An impressive and rare mascot by French sculptor Georges Poitvin captures the essence of Art Deco style and leaves no doubt about the status of the owner of this automobile! Price Realized (with BP): $7,170

By the mid 1920’s motoring became more sedate, widespread and urban with smoother surfaces. Automobile design was first class or coach, divided into extremes of coach-built luxury and Henry Ford mass production. Production models often went open neck but this was the golden age of luxury automobiles and no long bonnet was complete without an impressive ornament. The older models, conceived mainly in the French academic tradition for smaller cars by a conservative generation of sculptors, were replaced by sleek, Art Deco creations made in Europe and the US to a new standard of progressive design. Leading the way was Rene Lalique (1860-1945), who created thirty models in clear and colored glass between 1925 and 1932, a few of which are still made at his factory in Alsace today. Glass may seem an impractical choice for an ornament designed to travel elementally exposed, and at high speeds, but had the advantage of illumination. Lalique mascots were originally sold complete with the option of a fitted chromium illuminating mount and variety of interchangeable colored glass light filter discs. The Spirit of Ecstasy became a boring old lady in their presence, and the world of mascots divided like a cell into two categories: Metal and Lalique. Designed for survival in harsh conditions and commonly bolted firmly in place, many mascots have outlived their hosts and provide a wealth of opportunity for modern collectors. Heritage Auctions holds two annual events including hood ornaments; the annual Lalique auction in Fall (Lalique) and the ‘Gentleman Collector’ auction in Spring (mostly metal). Recent results have identified an upward trend in the value of both categories of mascot as supply struggles to keep pace

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HRE Wheels American-Made Rims Setting International Standards Text by

Don Weberg Images by

Booker Preston

HRE Headquarters and Factory in Vista, CA is home to about 40 employees.

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weight, and strength are critical.” HRE production facility is TUV certified, a German certification process given to companies that meet strict quality and safety criterion. These are arguably the strictest standards of any certification process, and manufacturing to their levels gives HRE an absolute advantage over a number of their counterparts. It also allows HRE to sell rims in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. “Having that certification is extremely important to us,” he said. “I know of no other aftermarket rim manufacturer in the United States that has it.” HRE also employs professional automotive and product designers to provide an attractive package to customers.

Working on computers in a large studio, designers analyze the stress factors of a rim, while figuring out places where the rim can lose some weight, gain some weight, and provide a balanced product. “Our rims, from beginning to final product, go through a lot of stages,” he said. “Concentration on professional design and engineering allow us to weed the devil out of the details.” While HRE doesn’t manufacture their own lug bolts or construction bolts (fasteners used to hold the rims together, both decorative and functional) they purchase them from companies in Europe who take their manufacturing processes as seriously as HRE takes wheel engineering. “We had to search pretty diligently to find companies that make fasteners that really live up to the standards,” he said. “Not only are they beautiful, but they’re also durable and functional. We normally make wheels to use the factory lug bolts, but in cases where we don’t, we make sure to supply the highest quality lugs available.” As if running a manufacturing company in California wasn’t interesting enough, HRE exports a number of their products to China. More frequently China is exporting rims to the United States. “There is some twist to that,” Alan said. Really, there’s some twist to the whole operation at HRE. The crew seems genuinely happy to be there, the rims are beautifully made and to exceptionally high standards, and there’s a positive energy to the whole company. It truly exemplifies what hard work, sacrifice, contribution and a good attitude can accomplish. See our website for more images. GSM


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Stanley Wanless Text by

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mmortality is a concept that can most predominantly be traced back to the Ancient Egyptians. The Pharaohs enslaved thousands to build the Pyramids, which stood as a symbol of their reign, but more, it gave the world a lasting monument as to say, “I was here, remember me.” Their example has been replicated numerous times throughout the world; on grander scales there are palaces and castles, and on smaller scales carvings of names in trees and the unsightly works of taggers that dot urban landscapes. All of these works big or small have one thing in common: to leave a lasting impression from a life that is relatively short in the scheme of things. That quest to be remembered is what fuels Stanley Wanlass, a bronze sculptor. Wanlass uses a process to create his bronzes that dates back more than 6,000 years, Cire Perdue, in French or more simply, the Lost Wax process. The process itself seems to take a lifetime to produce a single work. It requires that a template be molded, then layers are added to that mold, then it is cut and more layers are added, then it’s cut into slices and each slice is cast then welded back together. Just writing about the process takes time, but perhaps that is why Wanlass still uses it, it’s all a matter of preserving time and the longer it takes to produce the longer it will be remembered. On average it takes him between ten and fifteen weeks to create a single piece. This process is also used because it ensures that if he duplicates the work they all will be identical. According to Wanlass the automotive world went through a drastic change when he was in high school. This time could be called the Hot Rod movement, when gear heads did everything they could to squeeze extra speed out of their cars. He says cars were an extension of their driver, completely

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customized, all with an emphasis on speed. “Before then all the speed and all the major automotive steps had been made in Europe, by building Hot Rods it was our way of giving something back to the world,” said Wanlass. “Hot Rods are in every country of the world now.” The immortalization of this era of American speed is seen in his piece Flat Out. The bronze shows all the beauty Wanlass sees in these pieced together cars. Their owners would go to the junkyard and use parts from other cars, other years, or completely fabricate parts. The piece is molded after a ‘32 Ford but even has the subtle details that the original builders might have put on their cars, like different tail lights, a different grill, different valve covers. He uses these works and many of his automotive pieces to help preserve that time in American history. “Everyone will be dead that builds Hot Rods today and belly button cars will be prevalent,” said Walass. “I want to show the way we used to build them, every part is how it came from the junkyard, I want a Rossetta Stone of how it used to be done.” Wanlass is very intrigued by the way the automobile has changed the world and believes that the car is one of the most important discoveries of the 20th century. “It’s affected more people in more ways then any other

invention,” said Wanlass. “People had been living the same way for hundreds of years, and the car came along and passed the horse.” His sculptor Passing of the Horse marks the point in history when the world stopped using horses as a work animal and it became a piece of recreation. This pass paved the way people for to do unimaginable things and ties in with another of Wanlass’ passions, flight. He’s passionate not just about the idea of flight, but the pursuit of it. Long before the Wright Brothers took that iconic flight in Kitty Hawk, man had dreamed of ways to reach the heavens. “In the ‘10s and ‘20s guys would be in wooden spoke wheels with pistons the size of paint cans, going 100-miles an hour, it must have been like being in a rocket ship,” said Wanlass. “But then you have grandpa milking the cow living like he was in a century before, it symbolized freedom.” That freedom is behind his work Spirit of the Automobilist. The piece conjures up ideas of Icarus, the boy who found freedom, but flew too close to the sun. This piece, like many of Wanlass’ works, is open for interpretation. He instills multiple ideas, influences and themes into each piece, but he says the beauty of art is that it could mean any number of things to different people. “Other interpretations are sometimes better then my own

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and that feeds me to do more,” said Wanlass. As a child Wanlass grew up in the cookie cutter era that he tries to separate himself from in his work. He was molded in the suburbs, and driven in the “belly button” cars. When it came time to set out on his own his passion was one that was not was not a possible career choice, so he chose to work towards a more lucrative career, but the draw to his first love was ever present. He says that in the ‘50s and ‘60s becoming an artist was not profitable so he decided to try his hand at med school. Late one night Wanlass found himself walking towards the art department on his college campus to finish something he had been working on when he saw his classmates studying in the library through the window. “They were studying and I was off doing my bliss so I decided it’s better to do what I was passionate for,” Wanlass recalls. “I had to do something creative, I believe in God given talents and we have a responsibility to use them and improve the world.” The responsibility that he feels is shared with his wife. They have been married for 45 years and he says that without her none of what he does would be possible. Together they share their passion for the automobile, but they also share a passion for preservation. All of Wanlass’ pieces whether car, winged man or portrait are created as a way to immortalize a time that has passed and is on the verge of becoming forgotten, but they are also a way to immortalize the artist himself. Working in a medium that can weather storms, wars, and the changing of the times, Wanlass is setting himself up to be remember long after his footsteps here on this planet have faded, he’s taking steps to become an immortal among mortals. www.stanleywanlass.com B:8.5”

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Alain LĂŠvesque This Canadian native brings the artistic style of Cubism to the automotive world. While his pieces cannot be entirely classified as Cubism, the sharp lines and abstract nature complement the elegant curves and sleek styling of the vehicles he portrays. www.carart.us

Andrew McGeachy The root of all cars is speed and Andrew McGreachy captures that essence with each of his paintings. The vibrant colors and attention to detail make each of his masterfully crafted works unique. Owners may want to secure these paintings extra tight or they may race right off the wall. www.mcgeachy.ch

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Automobile

review

1990 Ford Mustang LX Notchback Garage Style Magazine Goes Racing Text and Images by

Don Weberg

Notchbacks are fairly rare, but this one has a higher purpose.

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his magazine has been more than a humbling experience to launch, nurture and work for, but it’s things like this that truly take the cake. A few years back, Jared Pedersen was on a business trip to California with his good friend, Travis Charbonneau, and it was my first chance to meet them. My wife’s cousin, I’d known through the grapevine that Jared was a devoted car nut from a devoted car nut family – he’d built and raced a few cars, his first being a Ford Ranger pickup, the next being a Mustang followed by this feature car; he restores cars, built some insane trucks, and bought and sold a few cars over the years, all the while raising a young family with his wife, Stacey, and keeping a day job. Travis was cut from much the same cloth, and meeting the

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two of them for the first time, one might have thought we’d been friends forever. They were also devoted fans of the atthe-time recently launched Garage Style Magazine. When we met, Jared had just acquired a 1990 Mustang notchback that was already on its way to being a drag car. A basic shell, Jared went to work giving the car a new purpose in life, a direction. With the help of numerous people, the Mustang received a slick black paint job, polished aluminum Champion Wheels wrapped with Mickey Thompson 15”x4” tires in front and Hoosier 295/60/15s out back, full racing cage and stiffening bars, and a 500-cid Chevrolet V8 capable of up to 1,400-horsepower under the hood. With no real sponsors to speak of, it was a financial and sweat effort


Book

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Fantastic Toys, Great Races, Legendary Beauties and High Flyers SPINDIZZIES Eric Zauzner

Spindizzy racing started in Los Angeles in the late 1930s when hobbyists began building miniature cars powered by the engines of their model airplanes, which were fueled by a mix of alcohol, castor oil and gasoline. They tied one end of a piece of wire to the car’s inner weight centre, tied the other end to a pole, let the car run in a wide circle. The sport rapidly became very popular throughout the US during the 1940’s and early 1950’s. From the beginning, they were much more than simple toys. For example, the Indianapolis car from B. B. Korn Manufacturing Company, introduced in 1938, featured a hand-cast alloy chassis with five cross members, a louvered aluminum body and ball-bearing axles with rubber bushings. “The people who built these cars were true craftsmen,” says Eric Zausner of Berkeley, Calif., whose collection is surely among the most historically significant in the country. “It wasn’t uncommon for hundreds of hours of handwork to go into a single car.” To Mr. Zausner, the diminutive vehicles are authentic remnants of Americana, like hand-carved merry-go-round horses or copper weathervanes. “They represent a time when going fast and being competitive were important parts of our national culture.” Eric Zausner has published this lavish 250 page large, format (11x17 inch) book containing over 350 color photos of gasoline-powered cars from the 1930’s through the 1990’s. Vintage photographs, original advertising and engineering drawings add to the history and personalities of this unique hobby. Each chapter of the book details the diversity of the hobby - from dirt track racers and Indy-style cars, to hot rods, streamliners and European models. An extensive reference section provides pictures and specifications of over 150 production models. THE definitive book on the subject and a true collectors item.

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The Enduring Allure of Auto Show Models Margery Krevsky

Ladies and gentlemen...rev your engines for a joyride through auto show history. Dozens of photographs of human hood ornaments and fast cars will bring you back and drive you forward - from turn-of-thecentury goddesses and 1950s sexpots to the sleek sophistication of today’s auto show spokespeople.

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Ultimate Pebble Beach Car Week Estate in Tehama

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Located at the base of the iconic, picturesque Saddleback Mountains, this world class gated community boasts an equestrian facility of a past Olympic venue, a private club with two championship golf courses and a new tennis and sports club. It is but a short ride to the sandy beaches of Laguna Beach and the deep water harbor of Newport Beach. The walled two acre compound consists of a traditional style 9,500sf six bedroom Manor and an 8,000sf gallery carriage house that can showcase a classic car collection of 20 automobiles. It has a full restoration area, catering facility, BBQ area, and a bocce ball and sports court. Whether your interest is motocars or other art forms, this gallery beckons any connoisseur of life's luxuries. Offered for $6,500,000.

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buyer’s

guide

Last Minute Holiday Guide Some Gift Ideas Just in Time

www.Em-Mgt.com Everyone loves a good flashlight. The Trek Pro HP provides about 8-hours of light from three AA batteries or Ni-MH batteries if desired. The Cree XPC LED bulb will likely mean it’ll never have to be replaced lasting more than 10,000-hours. At 8-inches long and 1.25-inches at the head, it’s perfect for the glove box, tool box, side drawer or virtually anywhere, and the bright yellow color will make it easy to find in darker settings. Made of ABS and LEXAN, and using double O-ring seals, the light is not only rugged, but waterproof. www.Em-Mgt.com | 502.327.0135

Ultimate Garages III The latest from Phil Berg, UG III brings readers into the various garages created by people known and not-soknown. Packed with great pictures and vehicles, UG III will deliver ideas a pleanty. A great gift! www.ultimategarages.com

www.WatchSeller.com Vintage watches are one of life’s finer pleasures. This Hamilton Jazzmaster Quartz Chrono is being offered by WatchSeller.com and is near mint condition. The non-screw down crown is signed and the crystal is sapphire, the black dial has silver arrowhead markers and numerals and quickset date at four. Using a black leather strap with tang type clasp, it shows little evidence of use – in total, it has no scratches or other flaws on the case, crystal or strap, keeps accurate time and chronos function precisely. It’s a unique and relatively rare gift idea. www.WatchSeller.com | 520.615.8800

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Garage

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Tools/Equipment Save-A-Battery 888.819.2190 510.471.6442 www.saveabattery.com Zymol 800.999.5563 www.zymol.com

Furniture/Electronics

Autobooks-Aerobooks 2900 W. Magnolia Burbank, CA 818.845.0707 www.autobooks-aerobooks.com Art Era www.arterasigns.com

Automobile Restoration/ Maintance

Dave’s Nostalgia 815.341.7597 317.698.8300 Davesnostalgia1@yahoo.com

Flanagans Restaurant-Pub 831.625.5500 www.flanaganscarmel.com

Ultimate Garages www.ultimategarages.net Spirit of Speed USA 760.580.8005 France 33.603.461.031 www.spiritofspeed.com Arte Auto 830.864.5040 www.arteautoauction.com

PitStop Furniture 866.319.8500 www.intro-techautomotive.com

Cornhusker Sign 402-332-5050 www.oldneons.com

Museums

CBT Lighted Signs 858.536.2927 www.cbtsystems.tb

Mullin Automotive Museum 805.385.5400 www.mullinautomotivemuseum.com Kit Car Builder 866.Kit.CAR1 www.kitcarclub.com Petersen Automotive Museum 323.930.CARS www.petersen.org VintageAutoPosters.com www.vintageautoposters.com

Art/Automobilia/ Collectibles/Media GarageArt.com 800.708.5051 www.garageart.com GT Racer www.gtracertv.com

Vintage Vehicle Show www.vintagevehicletv.com Petroleum Collectibles Monthly www.pcmpublishing.com

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Auctions

Custom Auto Service 714.543.2980 www.customautocervice.com

Travel/Leisure/Dining

Flooring BLT www.jumbo-floor-tile.com Advertise in the Bazaar! Spaces are just $42 per quarter.

Private Listings

1940’s Neon sign made by Arkansas Neon. Porcelain sheet metal all original. Sign had wings originally but missing when found. Wings fabricated as original and added. Neon replace with all modern components. $10,000 Free delivery within 50 mile radius of Yorba Linda, CA. Contact Jim Gilliland (714)701-0771.

Mecum Auctions 262.275.5050 www.mecum.com

Clothing/Accessories LuxVelocity www.luxvelocity.com Can we help you sell it? Contact GSM to advertise your automobilia, petroliana, literature or other related treasures in our new Private Listings. $40-$100 depending on size. PrivateListings@garagestylemagazine.com


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