Bud Ekins Is Not Steve McQueen

Bud Ekins is not a household name like Steve McQueen, a man he spent part of his career doing stunts for, but you know his work. Yesterday, Bonhams auctioned off a few of his motorcycles and brass era cars. » 11/14/10 5:15pm 11/14/10 5:15pm

Christian Audigier Creates Snorkel-Nosed Custom Cadillac Escalade

This Cadillac Escalade-based Audigier VIF1 created by Christian Audigier of Von Dutch and Ed Hardy clothing line fame confuses the bejezus out of us. » 6/15/09 11:00am 6/15/09 11:00am

Jam Econo, Von Dutch-Style: '65 Ford Van Up for Auction

Von Dutch, even in death, has been sand in the Vaseline of the estabilshment, whether said establishment was mainstream culture of the 1950s and '60s or the hot rod hegemony of today due to the use of his logotype on clothing worn by people Dutch most likely would never have associated with. But, for all his… » 7/21/06 3:00pm 7/21/06 3:00pm

Mr. Jalopy on the Von Dutch Auction

As we mentioned earlier, in an auction over the weekend, the work box of legendary car pinstriper, flautist and posthumous trucker-hat signatory, Von Dutch, went for a completely unexpected six-figure high bid. It's in times like these, as we stand gape-mouthed at the intersection where a simple cultural artifact was… » 5/16/06 11:45am 5/16/06 11:45am

LaVella Hits the Brucker Collection Auction

Long ago, there was a magical place in Buena Park, California called MovieWorld: Cars of the Stars, owned by a pair of brothers by the name of Brucker. Ed Roth worked there. Von Dutch lived in a bus on the property, and although the museum closed in '79, the Bruckers' stored collection contained some fabulous » 5/16/06 12:27am 5/16/06 12:27am