Havoc Tales and Twists by

Hollywood Hank

Friday, December 30, 2011

Less then two months for the 20th LIVE & JIVE show!!

Get your copy of the awesome poster designed by Marcel Bontempi. They're available at Sivletto, Hotel Statt or fom our website...AND THEY ARE FREE!!! DIG IT!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

There actually was a time, when people took pride in their gas stations!

This one is of the hook! I realize that i at some point need to own it, or clone it!!
Saw this beauty yesterday and did not wanna leave the premises!!!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Monday, November 28, 2011

Sunday dragracing is always fun!

Some great low 8-second passes felt good in the cold air. Good times at Infineon Raceway.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

you don't see alot of blue cars out there for some reason

I shot this a while back for Gasoline Magazine, and i'll be honest. There is nuthin wrong with blue cars. Especially not if they're as noce as this '59 Wagon!!!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Is old cars getting less important?

Old cars not important anymore?                                                      

Things are indeed changing, high and low, left and right. Not always for the worse, but fairly often, that is just the case.
I have been involved in exporting American cars to Sweden for more or less the past 10 years, and it’s interesting to see the changes in this business. Both from dealers, sellers, and customers.
   If I go back about 5-10 years in time, a lot of people wanted a cheap project. Something they could build to their own specifications and get the result they had been dreaming of.
Now, of course our governments and authorities are not making anything easier or more simple. It is the total opposite. Has always been, and will most likely always be that way.
Some years back the Swedish government increased the tax on imported cars from 21 to 37%. That is a huge difference if you buy for instance a $50000 car!
This made customers start buying cheaper cars, raggarbilar in Swedish words.
For me, who inspects and buys them, it ain’t always that fun to drive around in the lower income areas where shady characters are trying to sell some ol crappy ’63 Impala for $1500 that hardly runs. The contrasts is huge though, cause a few hours later, I might find myself at the house of a millionaire, buying a exclusive vehicle and that of course is a lot more fun and relaxed. Not to mention the number of old time hot rodders, that wants to share their take on the hot rod scene the way it was back in the 50’s. Fun and interesting for most parts.
   What strikes me as one of the most noticeable changes the past 10 years is the money young people spend on cars.
When I grew up in the small Swedish town of Flen, just like in many smaller cities, the most important thing was to have a driver license when you turned 18. And, needless to say, at that time you already had built at least one car that was ready and waiting for you.
After that you just built more, sold them to be able to build another one and so forth…
These days, I find that there is plenty of young cats out there that simply steps in to their local bank to apply for a loan just to right away buy their dreamcar!!
   To me it’s a little weird.
Maybe there is no time left in our time and age for people to build their dreamcar, maybe they do not have the skills? Maybe cars is not as important anymore in a era of attitude, quick changes of fashion and a dangerously deep desire to be hip.
There is of course always people out there, still building their own cars or bikes their own way, and they will never stop doing it.
I guess, as long as there is true enthusiasts fighting against the wind, we’ll be alright after all. We’ll  stumble, we’ll fall but we will get up and have a ball!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Chopped Riviera

You don't very often see a tastefully chopped Buick Riviera. Well, this is actually just it. Great colors, stance, wheels...Looking forward to ride in it!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Hot rod project updates and such

A buddy had a '50 Ford F1 dash so that,s what we'll use. A steering box on top of the frame looks disturbing, so we'll mount it inside the cab. Tomorrow i have a doctors appointment to surgically remove my left leg.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

NCKO Round 3....Gentlemen, start your engines!!!!

Looking forward to it already. More gassers, more bikes, more kustoms, more hot rods...MORE FUN!!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Nice New Yorker mild custom being finished...

Great looking car rolling out of Rod & Custom in Sweden!!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Funky T-Bird

Maybe a cast for a race car, or an old weird custom / street car? Who knows.....

Now this is a car dealer with C L A S S!!!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Boating is king!

Just starting to explore the California Delta with our '65 Formula Jr, hopped up Ford SB and all took us up to 50 mph on the water. Fun!! Docked at Pirates Lair for a drink

1946 Ford for sale if anyone wants a good car

$11000 and it's yours. 6 cyl and 3 on the tree

Thursday, August 25, 2011

It just looks and feels good

'57 Ford in early morning sunrise.. Flames and suede black is classic anc cool

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Busy fun weekend

Checked out the Bracket Drags at Infineon Raceway. Great fun, great cars, great time.
Drove to Santa Rosa to meet up with Scott (of Chuckles Garage) and shot one of his cars for an upcoming article in Gasoline Magazine. Great times, great guy, killer car.......

Before taking your trailer out...

Check your U-bolts....could be scary!

Monday, August 8, 2011

time to sail the seven seas...or at least the California Delta

A 1965 Formula will be the perfect means of transportation on our journey!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Takin a li'l break for some vacation....

Gonna just cruize around in the '59 and have fun...Will chop the model a shortly however...

Monday, June 27, 2011

The Model A Project is taking a break.....

We have to take a break after working on the model a "a few hrs" the past months. We're gonna have it to sell merch from at NorCal KnockOut, and then it's time for some kind of vacation.......

Friday, June 24, 2011

More Stan Dishong bikes at NCKO "round 2"

We just got the fantastic news that another one of Stan Dishong's old race bikes will be at the show!! It is a '37 Indian Scout Dragster that Stan put the first ever racing slick on. This was back in 1953. The Indian ran mid 11-sec runs day in and day out. A truly wild an amazing bike. This one will be in the display with Stan's other race bikes. You do NOT want to miss this!!!!