Yikes! No Brakes!

Bondorella’s Brake Failure, and how to fix bad brakes… the slow way. I came to appreciate something a few Saturdays ago. BRAKES!! We take them for granted, assuming when we press the pedal, we’ll stop. But… OH HELL! When you press the pedal and it goes to the floor?? That’s a frightening thing, especially in…

L.A. Roadster Show!

Like Bondorella’s new flames? Ha ha ha! Nope. I didn’t paint her. This is what happens at sunset. Pretty, huh? One of the many joys of photographing Bondorella is capturing her magic in varying light. When sunset hit at the Roadster show, this is what happened. She caught fire! The angle must have been just…

Bondorella’s 1st El Mirage Trip!

I like taking pictures. A lot. Ever since getting Bondorella back on the road last September, I’d wanted to drive out to the dry lake and photograph her on the cracked dirt, but didn’t have all the bugs worked out by the end of the racing season and had to wait for spring to roll…

Oh so foul…

Bondorella went on her longest journey yet, traveling 263 miles from Orange County California to Las Vegas Nevada, and for the most part, her old flathead did pretty darned well… as long as I didn’t slow down. Since getting her back on the road September ’10, she’d been running rich, but no matter how many…

G Girl Head

Headliner Woes

When I bought Bondorella, her interior was pretty much stripped. No headliner, visors, knobs, dash pieces, ashtray… you get the point. Over the years, I’ve managed to replace all of the pieces and make her actually feel like a warm and cozy truck again.

Putting in the Wood Bed!

There’s nothing purtier than a wood bed in a pickup, don’t you think? My Bondorella, though, didn’t have one. No. She had a sheet metal bed when I bought her. At first, I thought someone had simply welded it in over the wood, because when you looked underneath, there were all these splintered boards jutting…