IN ANY PROFESSIONAL ENDEAVOR you have to have not only the "vision" & the desire to get that dream fulfilled, but you need the right catalyst involved to get it done.
GENO DIPOL, the Publisher & President of Ol' Skool Rodz & Car Kulture DeLuxe, had the idea for the original project, but needed that unknown quantity "the right catalyst"...and he found it in ALAN MAYES.
Alan is the Managing Editor of OSR & CKD and we've known each other and shared time together many times over the years. He is one of the nicest, most honest R&C guys that I've ever known, and while we were at Darryl Starbird's 48th Annual Rod & Custom Show in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Alan introduced me to Geno...OSR & CKD's aforementioned Publisher.
Geno, and his lovely wife, Barb, are, like Alan, just wonderful folks and a real credit to the Industry. We spent much time together that weekend, as I wanted to put the story together about how these two dynamic, influential magazines began. AND, how Geno and Alan met !
SO, after a great breakfast at a Tulsa "Route 66" Diner, and a mild sidetrip to check-out some closeby antiques, we headed back to the hotel, settled-in and began an Interview I'm truly proud of as, for the first time, I had both Geno and Alan together to explain how it all started: The Origins of Ol' Skool Rodz AND Car Kulture DeLuxe !
My sincere thanks to Geno & Alan for a great addition to our continuing History of Rods & Customs - and the Mags that help get the news, info, and, pix, into the hands of Gearheads everwhere - here at the Hall Of Fame Legends Series Website !
Listen, learn, and ENJOY ! JK
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