Saturday, May 19, 2012

The Grey Mare

I have been collecting pieces for my Mustang street/strip car project. It's going to be a little different, originally I was going to put a small block Chevy in it. But the plans have changed, now it's getting a Ford racing 5.4, GT 500 engine with a Turbo 400 trans. The rear end is a Currie built 8.8 with a spool and 35 spline spool. I can't wait to get this little guy going.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Aaron Steins coupe

Our friend Aaron stopped by the shop the other day in his awesome Model A. Check out the heavily detailed Caddy engine!!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

33-34's in the house!

Future projects, we just put the sedan body on the frame. The coupe frame is getting sandblasted and then it goes on the flat plate! Can't wait to start on that chassis!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Hot Rod Magazine

The new issue of Hot Rod has the Ryan Adams owned Circle City Hot Rods built, Model A on the cover. I am extremely honored to be on the cover of Hot Rod! Note- subscriber copies have a different cover, the news stand cover is Ryans car.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

The Power of Blue

Got a new tig welder for the shop, old faithful that I have had forever is getting tired, so I broke down and picked up this little guy. Can't wait to hit the switch tomorrow!!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Saturday Night Lights

My first experience with sprint cars was when I turned sixteen. One of the first places I went when I got my drivers license was Ascot Park in beautiful Gardena. I have always really enjoyed dirt track racing whether it's stock cars or sprint cars. I was hanging out with my old amigo Skinny Jeff Friday night when he suggested we go to Perris Auto speedway for some sprint car action. I haven't been to Perris in probably six years, so it sounded like an awesome idea! Man was I glad I went, the main was some of the best racing I have ever seen! One of these days if I ever get some money and big balls I want to drive one of those bad boys!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Boat races

Spent the day at the boat races at Lake Puddingstone. It was an awesome day! They were racing K-boats (my favorite) Crackerboxes and GN boats. I really enjoy the Crackerboxes as well, they haul ass and are always exciting to watch!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Pro Street

Our friend Tyler is keeping the pro street dream alive with his 69 El Camino. It's a full back half car with 33-21.50 Mickey Thompsons in the back. The engine is a 383 with a 8-71 blower, it should make plenty of power to spin those sweet meats!!

Monday, March 12, 2012

The beginning of the end!

My 5 1/2 year old son decided he wanted to try out BMX racing. My buddy Shawn Mcbee hooked me up with a bike for him. My son is so excited, Wednesday is going to be his first day at the track, i cant wait! I think I am more excited then him!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

The Jeff Neppl Merc

Our friend Jeff Neppl stopped by the shop today for some maintenance on the new caddy motor. Keith Dean installed the motor, then we did everything to get the car running. We had to build headers, mount the battery, relocate the radiator, plumb the carbs, make the linkage basically everything involved in making a motor swap. We finished Jeff's car a little bit before last years GNRS, where the car was in the history of customs building. It was awesome to see the car at the shop today, it was like an old friend returning!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Lightning Bug

So today I stopped by my friends shop Romance With Rust, and got to peak at the almost completed Lightning Bug. This car was ran by the Schley Brothers, then sold to a guy in Puerto Rico. The Schleys bought it back and brought it to Romance With Rust, where Chris and Willi have done an awesome restoration job.

New shirt

So this is pretty exciting, we have a new shirt design by Harpoon. (thanks Poon) if you are interested you can purchase them from the website www.circlecityhotrods.com. We have them in men's and women's sizes.
Thanks!