HE'S BEEN A "CAR GUY" , LIKE THE REST OF US, since as far back as he can remember. He's also the Managing Editor of Car Kulture DeLuxe & Ol 'Skool Rodz, so when he decides on a Project to put together (remember the award-winning '61 Ventura ? ) he calls on the BEST to get it accomplished.
And, with "Project Riviera", ALAN MAYES has again hit the mark straight-on !
FIRST, you can follow the build-up in Car Kulture DeLuxe as it rolls along to completion. (It started in CKD #32)
SECOND, the "project" has a name...call it LORRAINE. Why ? Simple: It's the middle name of Alan's daughter Brooke.
AND, THIRD, it's being built by Brad Masterson of California (Chop/Body Work); Gary Brown, Indianapolis (Finish/Body Work); Mike's Speed Shop, Tennessee (Engine Rebuild); Benson's Transmissions, Tennessee (Tranny Rebuild); and, Street Rods By Michael, Tennessee (Chassis, Wiring, Air Ride, etc). So, you see it's in good hands all-around.
ALAN MAYES, BO HUFF, AND, UPDATE INFO...
I GOT TOGETHER WITH ALAN, and, the one-and-only BO HUFF at the 2011 KKOA Lead Sled in Salina, and we had a Sunday Morning Session.
Alan updated all of the Info on "Lorraine", Bo added some sincere comments, and I appreciated their kind words about 'yours truly' and the events of the KKOA Saturday Night ceremonies.
Now that you've got all that down, sit back for the next few minutes and listen to Alan tell the story in his own words. JK
NOTE: All photos/images shown on this page courtesy of their original owners/copyright holders...with sincere thanks.
LISTEN TO ALAN'S story, with some input from BO HUFF, about his great book "OLD SCHOOL CUSTOMS". Just click-on here to listen.
TO HEAR BRAD MASTERSON'S tale of how he got the Riviera, and how it got to Alan...check-it out here !
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