Rust, Tatts, and Straight Pipes: Billetproof Nor-Cal 2009!

The rules for Billetproof, run by the same miscreants who brought you the Concours d'Lemons, are very simple: 1964 and older, no billet anything, no modern wheels, no fenderless cars with independent front suspension. » 9/20/09 10:30am 9/20/09 10:30am

KV Mini, Towed 1,000 Miles Behind MGB, Takes Worst Of Show At Concours …

We couldn't cover the first-ever Concours d'LeMons in Monterey last weekend, because Jalopnik's entire West Coast Bureau (me) was busy covering some dumb race in Merle Haggard country. No problem, though- we've got photos aplenty! » 8/22/09 4:00pm 8/22/09 4:00pm

Project Car Hell, Fun With Engine Swaps Edition: Hero Of Billetproof!

Welcome to Project Car Hell, where you choose your eternity by selecting the project that's the coolest... and the most hellish! We haven't done a serious Engine Mix-&-Match PCH for a while, so let's burn! » 6/28/09 11:50pm 6/28/09 11:50pm

The Door Art Of Billetproof Nor-Cal 2008

We thought we were all done with Billetproof Nor-Cal posts after the Mega Gallery » 9/29/08 3:20pm 9/29/08 3:20pm yesterday, but then we got all these shots from member and Assistant Perpetrator Nick Pon. While I was shooting , he was shooting door art (and some hood, trunk, and toolbox art as well). Like everything else at Billetproof, the styles …

The Billetproof Nor-Cal Mega Gallery

Now that we've put up a few small batches of photos of Billetproof patinas » 9/28/08 11:00am 9/28/08 11:00am, , and , it's probably time to share of photographs from last weekend in bustling Antioch, California. Making the jump will get you three big galleries, with photos by me (the first two) and (the last one). Enjoy.

The Shitty Splitty Triumphs Over Tennessee Rust... For Now

Of all the cars we saw at the Billetproof Nor-Cal » 9/25/08 4:40pm 9/25/08 4:40pm show in Antioch, this split-window VW Type 2 pickup was the hands-down winner of our Rustiest Vehicle Award. Originally a plumber's work truck in Tennessee (you can just barely make out the lettering on the sides), this Transporter became so rust-ravaged that it was…

The Engines Of Billetproof Nor-Cal 2008

We've seen the emblems » 9/25/08 2:00pm 9/25/08 2:00pm, the , and the of the show last weekend, and now it's time to look at some . Many, many small-block Chevy and Ford flatheads were present, of course, but we ( and I) made an effort to capture some of the less commonplace powerplants as well. Lots of photos here, so jump to see them all.

The Emblems Of Billetproof Nor-Cal 2008

I really love photographing car emblems and hood ornaments » 9/24/08 1:15pm 9/24/08 1:15pm, so you I had a good time at Billetproof Nor-Cal last weekend. also got some Emblem Pr0n shots for us, and you'll see the whole mess merely by making the jump! And, yes, you can download the desktop-wallpaper-ready image files below the jump. Click for all …

Ink, Beer, And Bettie Page Hair: The People Of Billetproof Nor-Cal 2008

As one might expect, the crowd at the Billetproof show tends to be heavy on tattoos and piercings, but (unlike, say, the inhabitants of your local hipster bar) these folks aren't just talking the talk; damn near everyone in the place had some connection to a pretty impressive set of wheels. And for your time-wasting… » 9/23/08 2:00pm 9/23/08 2:00pm

Spirit Of Billetproof Captured Perfectly: The Granada Rod!

Out of all the old Fords at the Billetproof Nor-Cal show, this one may have been our very favorite (yes, even beating out the undeniably awesome Maserati-powered Ford » 9/22/08 3:15pm 9/22/08 3:15pm). Why? It's really a Its creator had a bare, beat-to-hell shell sitting on one side of the garage… and a $100 '79 Ford Granada sitting on the other…