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…

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…

Why Run A Flathead Or Small-Block When You Could Run A Maserati…

Much as we all love the ol' iconic Model T or A Ford with small-block V8 and primer paint, the landscape at Billetproof is so dominated by such machines- seemingly acres » 9/21/08 1:30pm 9/21/08 1:30pm of 'em- that it takes something really to make passersby stagger back in slack-jawed awe. This is such a car. In addition to the 300-horsepower,…