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

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 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…

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,…

The Patinas Of Billetproof Nor-Cal 2008

We saw a lot of great stuff at the Billetproof Michigan show » 9/21/08 11:00am 9/21/08 11:00am, and this weekend we get the show in Antioch. I met up with the -owning, and we broke out the Nikons to capture the rusty, crusty, and- in some cases- sparkly surfaces to be found. Stay tuned for more Billetproof fun as the week progresses (and I get…