Snot Rocket’s Big Block

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The time finally came when the Snot Rocket lost it’s propulsion system. I suppose it’s going to happen with any drag car; a thrown piston, a wreck or SOMETHING will cause a catastrophic failure and a new engine will be needed to get the vehicle down the road again. This time it was some bent push rods and an offset valve or two (I think). Regardless of the problems, the 350 V8 is toast and a big block Chevy engine is the new hotness.

I rode the motorcycle to Clyde two weeks ago with every intention of taking photos of Bernie and Jason while they worked at this new engine. Of course something comes up and I spent hours toiling away at my motorcycle and didn’t make it out to the shop. Well, last week I was at Kustom Persuasion working on my hunk-of-junk El Camino and I managed to snag some photos of the two mad scientists still hard at work on that big block. Bernie takes care of the big block Chevy engine that will be replacing the 350 and Jason was working on the interior of Snot Rocket while also tending to my needs when I needed the help. This El Camino is turning into it’s own saga but I don’t really want to get into that. Instead, just peep some photos of Bernie and J-Money. I can honestly say I miss taking photos at the shop. Every angle is a challenge and the lighting is always absolute shit. That means more time in post-production but it’s always worth it as their beautiful mugs are sure to light up your day. Check em out below! Continue reading

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Snot Rocket

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In the waning weeks of summer 2017 I managed to make it to the racetrack to watch Jason and Bernie send Snot Rocket down the track a couple times. Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, OH has “Test ‘n Tune” nights and we all just managed to squeeze in this last night of glory. Jason managed to lay down a personal best for the car and it didn’t blow up or fall apart. It was loud, fast and a completely good time. I’m looking forward to watching him fly down the track again this year.

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2017 Upper Sandusky Autumn Cruise

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I realized the other day that I never finished editing photos from the 2017 Autumn Cruise held in Upper Sandusky, OH on September 23. Honestly, it was hot as Hell and I just didn’t want to remember that day. Nancy and I rode there form Cleveland, got sunburnt, walked for maybe an hour or two and then bailed. We ate some food (it was tasty), stuck to the shadows and I shot 54 photos—many of those being alternate angles of shots I post here. It was a beautiful day for the show, just not the best day for the show. Overall too hot and sunny to be standing under a clear sky on concrete. Regardless, we showed up, saw some cool shit and here is the proof.

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UPPER SANDUSKY AUTUMN CRUISE 2016: ROUND FIVE

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This July 4th holiday weekend was supposed to be spent on the motorcycle and at the drag races but the weather has made that a non-starter. The drags are dry but it’s wet where I am so that was a no-go. Hopefully the rest of the weekend is a little drier and I get on the bike a bunch. As a consolation I offer these photos from the 2016 Autumn Cruise to the weather gods. Give em a peek and see some pretty stuff. This is the last round of photos so take them in and look ahead to possibly seeing more from later this year.

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UPPER SANDUSKY AUTUMN CRUISE 2016: ROUND FOUR

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Well, well well…it has been a VERY long time since I’ve posted any car photos. There are numerous reasons for that: life, motorcycles, jobs, lack of quality computer, and more. I finally fixed one of those reasons when I recently bought myself a newly updated iMac. Lightroom is now running quick and smooth so I’m getting back in the saddle with these photos. Check ’em out and if you like something then give a comment. I’m working on potentially selling some photos from my various car outings. I hope that it can be a small revenue stream that also gets me out and about over the summer. If you are interested in a print then hit me up in the comments or by email/text if you know me personally.

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Vinyl Wednesday: Bone Thugs-N-Harmony – The Collection, Volume One

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B-B-B-Bone!

I LOVE early Bone Thugs-n-Harmony. Like, definitely more than any weird, country-bred, heavy metal-loving white boy should love them. The music just has this wonderful flow that I can’t get out of my head for days. The Collection, Volume One is filled with some of my favorite tunes of theirs. From classic Bone Thugs hits to some of their well known collaborations, this compilation sounds great and delivers on all other fronts.

I got this record as a gift for taking engagement photos for my cousin and her fiancé back in the summer of 2015. I had a lot of fun making the photos with them and I was really glad to see the photos get used during the wedding and reception. I made a blog post about those photos here: Rose & Jay’s Big Day Out. I highly suggest you check it out. Anyway, they were kind enough to snag this record for me as a thank you. I was not expecting this at all as I didn’t ask for any type of payment for the work I had done. One day I came to their house and they handed me this box. I knew it was a record from the shape but when I opened it and saw this cover I was shocked. Even though we live in Bone Thugs’ hometown it’s still amazingly rare to see any of their vinyl other than Greatest Hits Volume 1 & 2. I had never even seen or heard of this LP before but when I turned it over to check out the track listing I was blown away by all the good tunes that were on it. SCORE!

It has a promo corner-cut but that’s ok. No harm done in this case. The record plays fine, sounds good and is one of the things I grab the most when I am in a Bone Thugs mood.

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