Thursday, May 24, 2012

Beach Vaca!!

Headed to the beach for the first time in years as we speak!!! A much needed vacation for both of us...

Sunday, May 20, 2012


I love watching cloggers! As a youngin' a tried clogging for about 2 seconds, but I don't guess it was my thing...I must have not been coordinated enough. 

Clogging started in the southern Appalachian and Smokey Mountains, they danced to bluegrass music played by fiddles, banjos and guitars. It has also been called  flat-footing, foot-stomping, buck dancing, clog dancing, jigging, or other local terms. Originally cloggers did not have taps on their shoes, the soles were either wood or hardened leather. 

Here is some good ole Southern Clog Dancin

Friday, May 18, 2012

The Mann, the myth, the legend...David Mann

Who is David Mann? The MANN who single handily defined and captured the outlaw chopper lifestyle in paint and is most well known for his prints in each issue of Easyrider Magazine, starting in issue 3 and ending in 2003 due to health. 

The wild lure of the West Coast drew him and buddy Al Burnett so they peeled rubber to Santa Monica, California. While cruising the seaside community he stumbled across Bay Area Muffler and there he discovered completely insane chopped Harleys. Dave was immediately hooked, much like the rest of us.

He returned home to buy his first bike, a 1948 Panhead. At the same time he created his first artistic creation, “Hollywood Run.” 

It represented the wild, unleashed, Hollywood outlaw lifestyle. Riding his Panhead with his first painting tucked under his arm, he entered the 1963 Kansas City Custom Car Show.  That car show launched Dave’s artistic/biker career. He had the only custom-bike entry in the show, so for his creative efforts the judges initiated a new class and trophy specifically for Dave. In addition, a Sioux City, Iowa, club member named Tiny noticed Dave and took him under his wing.  Tiny took a Polaroid of his first painting and sent it to the eccentric Ed "Big Daddy” Roth, the California custom car creator and publisher of the first chopper magazine. Dave painted several posters for Big Daddy Roth.  In 1965, David went to work for Dave Poole, who taught him the precise craft that Dave has incorporated into his fanciful art for the last 30 years. 

In 1971, Dave discovered a new magazine with a twist—Easyriders!  It was the first full-fledged, lifestyle-related bike rag. Since the third issue, Dave has followed—and in some aspects led—the industry by capturing the essence of a changing lifestyle on the center- spreads of Easyriders.  Regarding the future of custom bikes, David said, “I see many builders going the way of the full-fendered bikes, and I love ‘em.  But, like you, I will always be a chopper rider at heart.”  Sadly, in 2004 David passed...but he will eternally be remembered for defining the chopper scene so perfectly.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012


This canvas I painted last spring to go in our den, it was a painting I had gotten at rooms-to-go years ago that was in my attic being of course I spray painted it.  I decided to repaint it this weekend to go in our spare bedroom.

I wanted a really basic design on it this time, I am using it as somewhat of a headboard in our spare bedroom. The room has a retro mod feel to it.

1. I spray painted it one neutral color or you can prime it (I did not have primer)

2. Covered canvas in one of two colors I was using 

 3. I used painters tape to tape off stripes (remember area you tape off will remain base color)

Finished Stripes

4. Covered canvas with second color


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Monday, May 14, 2012

Garage Co Customs According to Chubbs

Now that I am writing for this blog, I figured you may want to know the basics about me.  I work at Garage Co Customs where I supervise everything, I consider myself the man in charge.

We service all American V-twins and can build anything you want...
The Shop
Here is my partner and Dad, Larry, he builds the bikes...but I am ALWAYS by his side to lend him a paw.

The Daily grind....choppin and bobbin

Here is me supervising

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Fry Daddy!!

Us southerners are known for our fried food
We fry anything that we can think of and it ALWAYS tastes better that way!

Fried Okra, French Fries, Tater Tots, Chicken Nuggets, Fried Green beans, Popcorn Shrimp, Cheese Sticks, Fried Chicken, Fried Pies, Fried Twinkies, Fried Squash....YOU GET THE HINT!

My little secret to cooking up all this fried goodness is my Fry Daddy! Many of you may seen it in your local Walmart, but did you realize all the possibilities!

Once oil starts popping your ready to go!
I use Peanut Oil in mine - Makes it less greasy

You will know its done when it floats! Let them sit a little longer for CRISPY!

Putting a couple napkins on plate will absorb extra grease!

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Life According to CHUBBS

He has it made in the shade, as you can tell! He has a big summer coming up with his trips to California and South Dakota, he helps out around the shop A LOT and now blogger.
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Monday, May 7, 2012

Dixie Roundup Shirts

We have some Dixie Roundup shirts left over.
$15 Shipped
Medium, Large, X-Laarge, XX-Large, XXX-Large

Email if interested

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Sunday, May 6, 2012

Joesph Eichler...

So I guess I am on an architect kick this week...
Joesph Eichler, known for the "California Modern" style built tract style homes in California from 1950 til 1974 and is one of the most influential builders in modern architecture today. Eichler not only built houses that went against the grain but he also sold houses to any race, ethnicity, or religion. His homes are known for glass walls, post-and-beam construction, open floor plans, low slopping or a-framed roofs, vertical siding and atriums (an open-air enclosed entrance foyer designed to further advance the Eichler concept of integrating outdoor and indoor spaces.) 
The Atrium

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Saturday, May 5, 2012

Happy Birthday to my MAMA

 Thank you for everything....really like everything. 
Without you I would be lost!  I LOVE YOU!!!

Yep...that's my Mom

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