flashback: the casny shoebox

Much has been said and written about Chris Casny's chopped 1950 Shoebox Ford. It was featured in magazines and there's an extensive build thread on the HAMB. So, you may ask why the hell am I posting these old news? Chris doesn't even own the car anymore! Well, a couple of days ago I unearthed this bunch of photos I had taken in 2011. And since most of them never got published before, I thought they might be worth a look. At least I can't stop staring at the perfect chop and the sinister attitude of this ol' black Ford.

Have you ever seen a 1950 Ford with better flowing lines? I don't think so, Tim.

The third headlight adds some spice to the beautiful factory front design.

Chris didn't just chop and paint the car. He even did the whole interior by himself.

The photos were taken in a quiet back alley close to Sunset Blvd, Hollywood.

Chris cruisin'...

...Sunset Boulevard.

There's nothing like a chopped black leadsled rolling down the Boulevard.

The car now resides in Denmark, Europe so I hope to see it over here this summer. Thanks for watching!


cars, cakes and coffee

Easter holiday usually means having to hang out with family members you haven't seen in a long time (which actually never bothered you). And for eating too much of not very healthy stuff. Luckily we can always rely on Stoeffel from Custom Parts & Wear who set up an impromptu Easter Coffee & Cake gathering and thus created the perfect reason to escape from all the festivities and drive our cars.


new mag on the block

I'm a magazine guy. There's nothing like the look and feel and smell of printed paper. So, the news that there's gonna be a fresh Kustom Car Magazine from Germany got me all excited. And when the editor Michael Schmidbauer asked me if I would like to contribute some custom car stories and photography, I didn't hesitate for a second. And now the really good news: Issue 1 just got published. You can find it at many larger newsstands in Germany. Or you can subscribe/order it by e-mail. The above picture is an outtake from my photoshoot with Dylan Odbert's 1964 Impala. You can check it out in detail in issue 1/2014 of Kustom Car Magazine.