Friday, July 29, 2011

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Support the REAL deal - Milltown 5










NEXT WEEKEND - Milltown #5!!!!




I may not have a lot of people that I know back east.....but those that do should support Lance.






I have known him for about 6 or 7 years and has always been very cool.








Now that his show is getting some people through the door.....the place that he USED to have his show is trying to leech on and do their own show at the same exact spot that Lance USED to so his show at.






Pretty weak.






Let's see.....the place that it used to be are throwing a show on the same exact date?!




wow.....I sure hope no one is fooled by this obvious attempt at cashing in on someone else's hard work.




THIS YEARS LOCATION:



hamilton rod and gun club 24 hamilton road sturbridge MA






Tuesday, July 26, 2011

FREE SHWAG at Drag Fest - Cordova Aug 6






OK - this just announced........As you enter the Cordova Dragway - you will be asked if you are here to support the Bombers/Vintage Torque Drag Fest ....or - are you here for Heartland Drag Racing Assn. IF you say you are here for the Bombers Drag Fest - you will get a Vintage Torque sticker AND.....AND.....a raffle ticket.
KEEP this ticket.



We will be announcing every hour a winner for some FABULOUS prizes.



ok



maybe some are cooler than others - but hey - it's free shwag right?
you dont have to be present at the drawing to get the prize either.

We are gonna have a list of winning numbers that gets updated every hour from 3pm to 9pm
If you have not collected your prize by 8:59 pm - then the 9pm winner gets any other leftover prizes.

3PM - Run Whatcha Brung Event Shirt (we will try our best to get you a size that fits)



4PM - Keith Weesner "Powerslide" Litho - Limited Edition of 500 - you will win #5!



5PM - Choppertown The Sinners Original Documentary on DVD (donated by One World Studios)



6PM - Hunnert Car Pile Up 2009, 2010 Event DVDs



7PM - Vintage Torque DVD Pack - Volume 4, 5, 6



8PM - Original 2 foot by 3 foot Promo Poster from Torque Fest (everyone tried to steal these at the show but we kept a good eye on these) There are only 4 of these made and features the amazing art of Keven Carter.



9PM - $50 of DVDs from Cool Stuff/Vintage Torque Booth(there are other prizes that are in the works (can you say Bombs Away Bash??!!) that we will post in a couple of days!)

Hope you all come out and stick around and purchase some stuff from us so we can pay the bands!!!Most of all - let's have a good time!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Sunday, July 24, 2011

is JUST a soda......?


Gene Winfield says the key to his longevity is no soda - drink lots of water and milk.............I dont really drink that much......but I just can't get enough of the Black Cherry goodness from Thomas Kemper.
One of the few things I really miss about California.
I rarley get Thomas Kemper here in Iowa....it is a west coast phenomena.
Thomas Kemper - thank you for adding some of your magic to my life.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Vintage Torque Fest 2012 -The Dyes - You Still Get Around



Always entertaining and always bringin the energy - we are proud to have THE DYES at Vintage Torque Fest 2012

Go buy their CD - it is great....it almost captures the energy of seeing them live.

In case the link above is not working:

http://youtu.be/xpWfkuUo_vg

to here more of the great stuff:

http://www.reverbnation.com/thedyes

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Ramona Falls - 'I Say Fever'


I Say Fever - STILL one of my all time favorite videos........
if you have never seen this - be prepared.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Vintage Torque 7 Video Preview - LOTS of coverage Check it OUT!

videoSins of Steel Detroit 2011, Greaserama 2010 Kansas City, Cheaterama 2010 Milwaukee, Hunnert Car Heads Up Union Grove 2011, Anchor Motorcycles, Killa City Kruze, Polar Bear Cruise Bare Bones CC 2011 - if you dont dig watching cool cars - then dont watch this video

If the above video is not working
click here:
http://youtu.be/GWmsbL0yTL0

Saturday, July 16, 2011

alas....SDCC I will miss you yet another year and my inner geek whimpers



so...another year that I am gonna miss my favorite show of the year........
San Diego Comicon

if you have never been - it is geek central, and trust me - there is so much there that it doesnt matter if you are into quilting, cars, or WWII weapons........there is something there for everyone.

I readily admit I am a total nerd and for those that dont know, I have spent much time in Japan importing and exporting toys.

So when I recently saw this - I was blown away - these are 4 commercials for some internet/battery/wireless type company in Japan that use one of the first Giant Robots......Tetsujin 28 aka T-28 - known in USA as Gigantor. Black Ox is the villain robot. And be sure to check ou the Jet Li (Once Upon a Time In China) homage at the very end as well.....

Yeah - I know - I am a geek - but we all are on some level - mine is just a higher degree of geekdom.

http://www.comic-con.org/

July 20 is the start date............

Thursday, July 14, 2011

gonna MELTDOWN next week










what are you doing next week? Well....if you are wanting some fun and a trip to the past....





check out the Meltdown Drags in Byron IL.















then....when you have a taste of that.......





you will have to hit Cordova Dragway on Aug 6





Run Whatcha Brung Drag Fest




















Bombers CC will be in charge.....seeya soon....

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

VIDEO from Vintage Torque Fest 2011



OK - so here ya go - we FINALLY have some video footage from Torque Fest 2011..... (please note the DVD will be much better quality than the Youtube clip)
if you have not seen or heard about the show - or if you know others who do not know about the show.....
PLEASE spread this link around to them!
http://youtu.be/J7KeYlk2zqc
I think if people see the fun we are having at this event - then more people will show up and we need to make this an annual tradition.....
this can only happen if 2012 is successful.
So we hope you will come out May 4/5 2012 to Maquoketa IA
http://www.vintagetorquefest.com/

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Des Moines - Mecum Auction THIS week!




yes - these are to be at Mecum....the '30 Model A Pick up and the Merc are to be auctioned off!

gonna be working for Mecum auctions this week - if you are in the area and wanna see some high end muscle - come and see the action at the auction.
Or - you can watch it on HD Theater, a Discovery Network
July 15-16, 2011
500 Vehicles
All Collector Cars Welcome
Iowa State Fairgrounds
East 30th & East University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50317

www.mecum.com

Sunday, July 10, 2011

High energy - they are here to rip your face off with a lethal dose of rockabilly madness.........
Cordova Dragway - Aug 6
Krank Daddies get on stage around 9pm

other bands playing:
Brains! Brains! Brains!
Tracer Bullet
3 on the Tree

Fun begins around 1pm - goes til midnight

if you got a hot rod - bring it out and run it as much as you want!

80's cool - I am still using this media........


I always loved this image....cassettes....my truck still has one. People that ride with me kinda laugh when they get in....but it still works and there are some things on cassette I will never transfer back to a digital source cause I am lazy.....
so I will keep my TDK and Maxells for as long as the deck will pump out the tunes.

Friday, July 8, 2011

just a few more weeks - KKOA

ok - this is the month of one of the greatest shows in the country........Kustom Kemps of America out in Salina Kansas.

They get some amazing rods and customs from all over the country at this show.

Last year we filmed quite a bit of the action - if you wanna check it out:

www.vintagetorque.com

when you are there - just click on the Kustom Kemps of America DVD and it will take ya to the info....

If you have not seen the trailer:

http://youtu.be/9_wIuVcWOjs

http://www.youtube.com/embed/9_wIuVcWOjs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen>

Perhaps this doesnt work - I am not real good with this blogging crap....anyway - go to the site - there is a preview there


http://www.kustomkempsofamerica.com/

Thursday, July 7, 2011

ONE MONTH TIL DRAG FEST

OK - less than 1 month til the big Run Whatcha Brung Drag Fest in Cordova IL!
Gonna have 4 bands and we plan on running waaaaay into the night. Cordova told us we could run at night! So we are gonna start late and run late. The car show is open to all who enjoy seeing some great cars as well as some action!
We will have a Billet Free Zone right by the pit area as well as a section for those muscle cars that dont make the '66 cutoff. Already have some swap meet guys ready to go - so if you wanna try to come out and sell some stuff you have in the garage - email vintagetorque@gmail.com
Thanks to the Bombers CC for getting this going - we are all gonna have a fun day Aug 6.

www.runwhatchabrung.com

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


We were really blown away by the generousity of all the artists out there this past year.
We have always loved the low brow art and when we asked artists to contribute to the art show or the coloring book - many agreed without hesitation.
We thank you! One of the guys that sent out an amazing piece of art was Robbie Azevedo from Pacific Coast Customs in California.
The Tiki he sent was hand made - from metal!!!
If you are needing some way cool additions to your hot rod garage - hit 'em up!

http://www.facebook.com/pacificcoastcustoms?sk=wall#!/pacificcoastcustoms

Monday, July 4, 2011

Hey - you - with the flag on your shirt today.....


According to the Flag Code, a flag is anything "by which the average person seeing the same without deliberation may believe the same to represent the flag."

The words "flag, standard, colors, or ensign", as used herein, shall include any flag, standard, colors, ensign, or any picture or representation of either, or of any part or parts of either, made of any substance or represented on any substance, of any size evidently purporting to be either of said flag, standard, colors, or ensign of the United States of America or a picture or a representation of either, upon which shall be shown the colors, the stars and the stripes, in any number of either thereof, or of any part or parts of either, by which the average person seeing the same without deliberation may believe the same to represent the flag, colors, standard, or ensign of the United States of America.
Source: Flag Code, Section 3

Therefore, a flag includes any representation of it of any substance, with stars and stripes of any number. This would include T-shirts and ties.

Other references in the Flag Code relevant to this question are:

The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery. (section 8d)
It should not be embroidered on such articles as cushions or handkerchiefs and the like (section 8i)
[It should not be] printed or otherwise impressed on paper napkins or boxes (section 8i)
The flag should never have placed upon it, nor on any part of it, nor attached to it any mark, insignia, letter, word, figure, design, picture, or drawing of any nature. (section 8g)
No part of the flag should ever be used as a costume or athletic uniform. (section 8j)
The Flag Code states that the flag should never be worn. (Section 8d): "The flag should never be used as wearing apparel."


http://www.ushistory.org/betsy/flagcode.htm

Saturday, July 2, 2011

They just dont make 'em like that anymore....

Ed Roth only lasted for a while in Car Toons magazine.........but it went on pretty strong without him. You can see some of the art by one of the major contributors - George Trosley....
http://www.georgetrosley.com/index.html

Pete Millar was the other guy.....
check his stuff here:
http://www.laffyerasphalt.com/
If you have any old magazines you are selling - let me know! I buy old collections of comic books, magazines, toys, posters, etc.