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  • Ultimate Custom Show

    Ultimate Custom Show 2015

    I’m a bit of an odd Green, because this was my birthday day out (a day early). Usually you’d have to drive to the location of a car show, which is tricky when you don’t have a car, so to be able to walk to this one was pleasant. There were some really nice cars and bikes present, and a few trucks decorated with film inspired murals that bordered on kitsch. They weren’t too tightly packed, which gave me plenty of room to get some nice shots, but it felt a bit sparse. A little bit of a let down, for what I paid, but I got some neat pictures.

    A couple of cars looked familiar.

    Ultimate Custom Show 2015

    I’m pretty sure this….

    Object of Desire-Cartoon hot rod

    Is this.

    Ultimate Custom Show 2015

    And this is a beast I passed a few times on the ride to work.

    The full gallery is below.


  • Oxford Diecast 1:76th Ford Pop


    Oxford Diecast 1:76th Ford Pop, originally uploaded by spinneyhead.

    I may have got a little too excited when I found out Oxford Diecast were doing a Ford Pop in 1:76th scale. And I don’t think I was the only one. When I went to pick some up today I got the last two in the shop.

    The first thing I did was take one of them apart to see what the prospects are like for customising. Oxford’s cars are held together with screws rather than the rivets that so many others use, so this was easy enough. The bumpers are moulded as part of the body. They’ll have to be filed off and there’ll need to be a bit of sculpting to make that convincing. The interior is a pretty basic tub. I’ll probably build a whole new one, particularly if I go with early plans to build a drag or Pro-Street car.

    It’s time to dig out the old copies of Street Machine and Custom Car for inspiration.