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DARRYL STARBIRD: THE HALL OF FAME MUSEUM !
DARRYL STARBIRD'S '57 CADDY BROUGHAM CONCEPT:
DARRYL STARBIRD: NEW BUILDERS & THE ENGLISH WHEEL !
DARRYL STARBIRD:
DARRYL STARBIRD:
DARRYL STARBIRD: A FAMILY AFFAIR & THE BUBBLE TOP BOOK !
DARRYL STARBIRD ON: HIS GIFT, OKLAHOMA, AND, THE LEGENDS !
DARRYL STARBIRD: DRIVING THE PREDICTA !
DARRYL STARBIRD: PRODUCING CAR SHOWS !
DARRYL STARBIRD/JEFF MYERS:
DARRYL STARBIRD: THE EARLY
GEORGE BARRIS:
GEORGE BARRIS: THE STORY OF
GEORGE BARRIS: STREET RACING, BULLET HOLES, MOVIES & TV !
GEORGE  BARRIS:
GEORGE BARRIS:LARRY ERNST BELAIR/SHOP FIRE !
GEORGE BARRIS: THE ALA KART STORY !
GEORGE BARRIS: THE BUGARIN MERC !
GEORGE BARRIS: THE SAM BARRIS MERC !
GEORGE BARRIS: THE
GEORGE BARRIS & JOHN D'AGOSTINO: NEWEST BUILDS FOR 2015 !
GEORGE BARRIS/JOHN D'AGOSTINO: OLD SCHOOL/NEW SCHOOL !
GEORGE BARRIS & JOHN D'AGOSTINO IN SWEDEN !
GENE WINFIELD: ORIGINS/FIRST SHOP !
GENE WINFIELD'S FAVORITE CARS !
GENE WINFIELD'S
GENE WINFIELD: SECTIONING THE
GENE WINFIELD: THE AMT S&C DIVISION, AND, THE
GENE WINFIELD AND THE STORY OF THE
GENE WINFIELD: PAINTING MANUEL ARTECHE'S RADICAL '41 FORD CUSTOM !
GENE WINFIELD: TRAVELING & PAINTING WORLDWIDE !
GENE WINFIELD: LIFE IN THE FASTLANE !
GENE WINFIELD: FADEAWAY PAINT JOBS
JOE BAILON: CREATING
JOE BAILON: THE EARLY YEARS
MIKE ALEXANDER'S STORY:
MIKE ALEXANDER:
SPENCE MURRAY: BEGINNINGS OF A CAREER !
BLACKIE GEJEIAN: EARLY HISTORY, NASCAR, AND, THE GNRS !
BLACKIE GEJEIAN: THE
DICK
DICK
DICK MAGOO: HIS PERSONAL RIDES & THE  CHOPPED '49 MERC !
DICK
POSIE:  NEW DESIGNS & SCOTT KILLEEN PHOTOGRAPHY !
POSIE ON RODS, CUSTOMS & SAWING  A CAR IN HALF !
POSIES: TEAMWORK, TECHNOLOGY, & EARLY INFLUENCES !
POSIES
POSIES DRIVEN DIRTY TOUR: HOW IT BEGAN !
NORM GRABOWSKI: BEGINNINGS/FIRST CAR !
POSIES: EARLY CARS & SUPER SLIDE SPRINGS
HOW POSIES CREATED THE FLEETLINER !
NORM GRABOWSKI:
NORM GRABOWSKI: THE
NORM GRABOWSKI: THE ORIGIN OF THE KOOKIE CAR !
NORM GRABOWSKI:
FRANK LIVINGSTON:
FRANK LIVINGSTON'S
JIM
JOHN D'AGOSTINO'S HOTTEST NEW CONCEPT- PROJECT: '56  PACKARD...
JOHN D'AGOSTINO: WORLDWIDE TRAVEL & 2013 WINNERS !
JOHN D'AGOSTINO & GEORGE BARRIS: THE 1940 CADILLAC !
JOHN D'AGOSTINO BUILDS:
JOHN D'AGOSTINO: GETTING CARS FROM THE USA TO EUROPE !
JOHN D'AGOSTINO & GEORGE BARRIS: DESIGNING KUSTOM CARS !
JOHN D'AGOSTINO CREATES
JOHN D'AGOSTINO: ORIGINS & FAVORITES
FRANK LIVINGSTON '49 CHEVY: CLOSE TO A CLONE !
BO HUFF'S '56 CHEVY:
BO HUFF'S '36 FORD 2DR...
BO HUFF:
BO HUFF: HOF INDUCTIONS & BO'S BOOK !
BO HUFF CREATES THE
BO HUFF TALKS ABOUT HIS HEALTH...
BO HUFF: ON UTAH, HIS MUSEUM, AND 60'S CARS !
BO HUFF: THE SAM BARRIS CLONE !
BO HUFF: NEW PROJECTS & GENO'S '49 MERC !
 MURPHY'S  RADICAL '54 FORD PICK-UP !
KEITH DEAN WITH STORIES OF HIS DAD, AND, THE BRICKLIN !
KEITH DEAN: EARLY YEARS & FAVORITE CARS !
STEVE STANFORD: BEGINNINGS & THE EARLY YEARS
STEVE STANFORD: NEW IDEAS & WORKING WITH THE CLIENT !
STEVE STANFORD: CREATING A STYLE, HEROES, & THE HOF !
STEVE STANFORD: DOUBLE-PLAY !
STEVE STANFOR CREATES THE NEW AMC !
STEVE STANFORD: BILLY GIBBONS'
CHUCK MILLER'S AWARD-WINNING '32 FORD ROADSTER !
CHUCK MILLLER:
CHUCK MILLER'S CARS: THE FUTURE & THE PAST !
CHUCK MILLER CREATES THE HURST OLDS !
CHUCK MILLER: MODEL KITS & HOF INDUCTION !
STEVE FRISBIE MEETS
CHUCK MILLER: THE LINDA VAUGHAN STORY !
CHUCK MILLER: FAVORITES !
STEVE FRISBIE: RESTORATIONS & NEW CUSTOMERS !
STEVE FRISBIE: BUILDING THE
STEVE FRISBIE: FROM THE EARLY YEARS TO SUPER RODS !
CHUCK MILLER: WINNING THE
JIMMIE VAUGHAN ON: HIS '63 RIVIERA & WINNING GRAMMIES !
JIMMIE VAUGHAN: ON NORWAY, GARY HOWARD &  HIS '51 CHEVY !
JIMMIE VAUGHAN: ON GARY HOWARD & HIS '61 CADDY !
GARY HOWARD: MIKE YOUNG'S IMPALA & CARS WITH SOUL !
GARY HOWARD: BUILDING THE HOT ROD CADDY !
GARY HOWARD: BUILDING JIMMIE VAUGHAN'S '54 VICKIE !
LEE PRATT: THE LONG, LONG LeSABRE !
LEE PRATT'S FABULOUS '41 BUICK !
LEE PRATT: THAT FANTASTIC '49 FORD, PT. 1
LEE PRATT: THAT FANTASTIC '49 FORD, Pt.2
M. K. JOHN: PUBLISHED ART & MOTORCYCLES !
M.K. JOHN: BEGINNINGS/MAG.FEATURES !
ELDEN & JERRY TITUS: EARLY YEARS AT STARBIRD'S & THE VOODOO SPIDER !

M.K. JOHN: MAKING GREAT ART !
ELDEN TITUS: THE ROCKET CAR !
ELDEN TITUS:
MARK MORIARITY & THE CAR CRAFT
MARK MORIARITY: SAVING SAVELESKY'S '55 BEL AIR !
MARK MORIARITY BUILDS THE
MARK MORIARITY: EARLY DAYS/ROTAR !
MARK MORIARITY: BUILDING BUBBLE TOPS !
JOHN KOUW: THE
LOU CALASIBETTA: KKOA HALL OF FAME INDUCTION, 2010 !
LOU CALASIBETTA: THE A BROTHERS & THE GOLDEN INDIAN !
LOU CALASIBETTA: THE EARLY YEARS, AND THAT HISTORIC GARAGE !
LOU CALASIBETTA: THE
LOU CALASIBETTA: THE
DENNIS McPHAIL: THE EARLY YEARS
DENNIS McPHAIL: DOING DESIGNS FOR ED
JEFF MYERS:  THE BEATNIKS CLUB & ITS MEMBERS !
JEFF MYERS: THE SUPER SEVILLE !
VOODOO LARRY:
VOODOO LARRY:
VOODOO LARRY: FROM THE BEGINNING...
DINO & THUNDERFLITE !
BRAD MASTERSON ON BILL HINES & SLINGIN' LEAD !
BRAD MASTERSON: THE CKD RIVIERA PROJECT CAR !
BRAD MASTERSON: HIS SHOP AT A  LEGENDARY ADDRESS !
BRAD MASTERSON: THE BARRIS-HINES CONNECTION
FRITZ SCHENCK: EARLY YEARS, EARLY CARS !
FRITZ SCHENCK'S COOL CARS !
JERRY TITUS: FAMILY VALUES & KUSTOMS !
JERRY WEESNER/JONNIE KING: CRUSIN' !
WEESNER  & THE MOVIE STAR !
JERRY WEESNER & NORM GRABOWSKI: CRUSIN' HOLLYWOOD, 1957 !
JERRY WEESNER'S PHOTO-OP TIPS !
ALAN MAYES:
ALAN MAYES: PUBLISHING CKD/OSR
CANDY CLARK: HER
Paul Le Mat On: VIETNAM, BOXING, AND SWEDEN !
Paul Le Mat: NEW MOVIE-NEW BOOK !
Paul Le Mat: HIS FAVORITE FILMS !
Paul Le Mat:
ROCK & ROLL RADIO HISTORY: THE DAY ELVIS DIED...
ROCK & ROLL RADIO HISTORY: THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED
THE RICK NELSON TRIBUTE PAGE
THE RICK NELSON INTERVIEW: Pt. 2
THE MANUEL ARTECHE TRIBUTE PAGE

THE JOHN BUTTERA TRIBUTE PAGE
BOYD CODDINGTON TRIBUTE PAGE
THE DON FERRARA TRIBUTE PAGE
THE DICK DEAN TRIBUTE PAGE
THE ELDEN TITUS TRIBUTE PAGE
THE LARRY WATSON TRIBUTE PAGE
THE BETTIE PAGE TRIBUTE
ORIGINS: THE KUSTOM KEMPS OF AMERICA
THE ORIGIN OF ROD & CUSTOM MAGAZINE
ORIGINS: OL' SKOOL RODZ & CAR KULTURE DeLUXE !
MURPHY'S
MURPHY'S
THE
ORIGINS: BUILDING THE R & C DREAM TRUCK !
THE ROD & CUSTOM DREAM TRUCK SAGA, Pt.1 !
THE ROD & CUSTOM DREAM TRUCK SAGA, PT.2
SPECIAL:
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SPECIAL: THE BATMOBILE !
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SPECIAL: THE HIROHATA MERC !
SPECIAL: GENE AUTRY'S '57 SEVILLE !
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 THE BO HUFF TRIBUTE PAGE...

 LEGENDARY HALL OF FAMER BO HUFF passed away Tuesday, August 4th, 2015, after a long, hard, five year battle with Cancer.

Bo was a Custom Car Builder, Painter, Fabricator, and, a true lover of the Rockabilly Sound & Lifestyle.  He was also my friend.

BO and I had lots of fun during our Interview Sessions, spent some quality time at shows, enjoyed swapping some Rockabilly CD's, and had, sometimes weekly, great phone conversations over the years. 

The last time we talked was a week or so before he got worse and had to be hospitalized for the last time.  He was in pain, but was relaxing a bit, eating an ice cream cone, and watching his cute little grandkids runaround. 

We always tried to keep our conversations positive, and, I told Bo he'd probably well enough next year so that we could get a few new Interviews together when we had the chance...either at the Starbird Tulsa Show, or, the KKOA Lead Sled in Salina.  I knew he was in pain, but he said "Jonnie King, I'd like to do that with you for sure !"  That was the last time we talked.

All of Bo's Family & Friends have my deepest sympathy.  But with his stories Archived here on the HOF Legends Site, his voice, the oral history of his life & career, and, his great sense-of-humour, will still be heard all over the World 24/7/365.

IN HONOR OF BO,  I've gone into the HOF Legends Archives, revised a few pieces of the Info, and am proud to feature some of Bo's favorite Interviews that we did through the years...you'll see them listed below with the Link that you can Click-On to hear the Interview and the story.

R.I.P., my friend.  You were always right...we were like "family", and, I loved ya Mr. Bo.

Jonnie King   (August 6th, 2015)

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"THE GREAT EIGHT" !  BO HUFF TRIBUTE STORIES: FROM THE HALL OF FAME LEGENDS ARCHIVES...

 

BO 8:    BO'S "SAM BARRIS '55 CHEVY CLONE" STORY !

THROUGHOUT HIS CAREER BO HUFF  was one of the most ambitious & creative builders in the country.  One of his true "works of art" is this special clone he did of Sam Barris' '55 Chevy Convertible. 

In this rare one-on-one Interview, done at  the 29th Annual KKOA Lead Sled Spectacular in Salina, Bo told me the complete story of the car, what George Barris thought about it after it was finished, and what he actually started with to build it.  (HINT: It WASN'T a '55 Chevy Convertible !) 

To access this super-story, just CLICK-ON-THIS LINK !   JK  [Photo courtesy of Mike Harrington]

 

BO 7:  BO'S RARE "EARLY YEARS" INTERVIEW ! 

FOR ALMOST FIVE DECADES BO HUFF was a "cult" hero to R&C guys all over the country...but, major fame & world-wide recognition came to him late in life. 

     HE WAS BORN IN ARKANSAS, but ended up in Utah.  Then, after a stay in California, BO HUFF cruised back to Utah, was there ever since, hammering out some of the neatest Custom Cars you'll ever  see. 

BUT, I wanted to know how that all happened.  Also, needed to know about his Museum, and what he'd like to work on in the future.  I got all the answers...and then some !  

Bo's got some great stories...and in this group you'll learn the history of how he got from Point "A" to Point "B" and back again !CLICK-ON-HERE ...to start listening right now !! 

 

BO 6:    BO HUFF: "BUILDING GENO'S '49 MERC" !

YOU'VE READ ABOUT IT, you've seen it on the Cover of OSR #36 (Nov. 2009), now hear BO HUFF tell  how he put the '49 Merc, "Dixie DeLuxe", owned by OSR/CKD Publisher Geno DiPol, complete with 2 extra doors, together !  

Bo, Alan Mayes (Mng. Editor of OSR/CKD), and, I, spent some time quality time together at the 29th Annual KKOA Lead Sled in Salina...and this '49 Merc was a car I really wanted to know about. 

Bo didn't disappoint me ! He was really proud of this 4-Door build, so this is one Interview you'll enjoy for sure !!  AND it starts when you just CLICK-ON-RIGHT-HERE to listen !!! 

 

BO 5:     BO HUFF'S '36 FORD 2DR HUMPBACK: "CORENE"   ! 

BO HUFF had created some wild rides in the past...but this just had to be one of his WILDEST !!

This story comes from a late-nite Interview Session in Salina at the 33rd Annual KKOA Lead Sled Spectacular...it's cool, it's fun, and, it's all-Bo !  PLUS...you'll find out why he named it "CORENE" ! 

Bo was a master at explaining details about his builds, and, telling a tale !  Click-On-Right-Here... listen, learn what a great story teller Bo was, and, ENJOY !   


BO 4:   THE BO HUFF "KKOA HALL OF FAME INDUCTION" INTERVIEW !  

BO HUFF BECAME ONE OF THE MOST ICONIC Rod & Custom Builders of the last decade, and in 2012 was inducted into THREE Rod & Custom Halls of Fame. 

The latest Induction for that year was at the 32nd Annual Kustom Kemps of America Leadsled Spectacular in Salina, Kansas. (Pictured above with Bo...that's me on the Left, and, our good buddie, John D'Agostino, on the Right...just after Bo's KKOA Induction.)

SO on a busy Sunday Morning, as we were all getting ready to pack-up and head home, BO HUFF took a few minutes out to give me his thoughts on his Induction, and, his take on the excitement of what happened at the KKOA that weekend.

 YOU'LL ALSO HEAR BO'S comments on the rare, low-volume, small press-run book that's titled: "Hot Rodz, Hot Bodz, and Bo Huff", photographed & published by his old friend, Lynn M. Carlson. 

This is one you need for your collection !  It's one of my all-time favorites, and is a pure Psychedelic Time Trip that's at once a visual delight, and, an assault on your senses !!

TO HEAR BO'S STORIES on all of the above topics, SIMPLY CLICK-ON-HERE , listen, and, ENJOY !  

[ READ MY COMPLETE REVIEW OF "Hot Rodz, Hot Bodz, and Bo Huff" in the "Hot Off The Press" Section.  All you do to get there is Click-On-Here and then scroll down the Page. ]

 

BO 3:        

BO HUFF BUILDS THE AWARD-WINNING "PANOCHERO" !

KUSTOM CAR GURU, BO HUFF, created a one-off classic  '57 Ford Ranchero called the : "Panochero"  !   This magnificent ride was a winner at the GNRS, shown in Calfornia for a year, and was also featured at the "Then & Now" exhibit at the 2011 GNRS.

Now you'll here how Bo first gave me the complete info and list of mods performed on the beautiful, radical, PANOCHERO in this one-on-one Interview we did at the KKOA Lead Sled in Salina in 2011.  

This is one very cool '57 Ford Ranchero...Bo took it to the max and made it his own ! Just CLICK-ON-HERE , listen and enjoy !   

(BTW: That's super-artist MAX GRUNDY'S "Bo Huff" Poster...couldn't be kooler !  Thanks, Max !)

 

BO 2:    "BO'S RARE, '42 FORD...CALL IT THE "ROCKABILLY HOUND DOG" !

IF YOU EVER SAW BO HUFF'S "ROCKABILLY HOUND DOG" in-person at Darryl Starbird's Rod & Custom Show in Tulsa, at the KKOA 32nd Annual Lead Sled in Salina, or, in it's Feature Spread in Ol' Skool Rodz #55...you know it's a machine with, what Bo calls: " 'tude": An old school "hoodlum-based" Bad Attitude !

So that's what we talked about in an Interview in Salina:  the '42 Ford "RHD", also Bo's newest '36 Ford Project, and the Rockabilly Movement in California.

Lots of info. Short, sweet, and, kool. PLUS, I've included a brief History of where, when, and, how the "Rockabilly Movement" began in the U.S. and spread Worldwide.  

All you have to do is simply Click-On Right-Here ...and your fun & info begin, as Bo fills us in on the details !  JK

(Above photo of the Rockabilly Hound Dog Courtesy of Travis Scanlan @ Royboy Productions.com)

 

BO 1:     BO BUILDS THE ULTIMATE '56 CHEVY: "THE HUSTLER" !

BO HUFF'S TASTEE-FREEZE-KOOL '56 Chevy 210:  "The Hustler" !   This is one sweet ride, and a tribute to an old friend of Bo's who died way-too-young.

In this very introspective Interview.  Bo shares his thoughts on lowering your car, and takes a look at how he paid his dues through the year's...and became one of the most respected builder's to ever light up a torch.

BO HUFF WAS A "LIFER":  a man who knew what he wanted to do, figured out how to do it right,  and , now is recognized World Wide for his contributions to the R&C Industry. 

"The Hustler" was featured in the March, 2015 Issue of Ol' Skool Rodz, and to hear Bo's story about the beautiful '56 Tri-Five that he put together, SIMPLY CLICK-ON-HERE and your on your way !   

(Note: The above photo of "The Hustler" courtesy of Monique at 8skullz Photography.)

THE "BO HUFF LIMITED EDITION TRIBUTE CD" FROM THE "HALL OF FAME LEGENDS " SERIES:

                     

TO HONOR THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY of Bo's passing-away, this Special Limited Edition CD is individually custom-burned on a special  gold-colored disk, and the image that is burned into this matte-finished disk is from Bo's cover feature in Ol' Skool Rodz from November of 2009 (Issue #36). 

You can play this Special Limited Edition CD in your car, on your computer, put it in your iPhone/iPad/iPod, so you can hear these cool, fun, stories from the man himself: Bo Huff !

It contains all of the above "GREAT EIGHT" Interiviews that Bo & I did, and, IN ADDITION, I've added a Special "Bonus Track" featuring Alan Mayes, Mgn. Editor of OSR & CKD, along with Bo & myself.

THE INITIAL RUN of this SLE CD will be only 80 CD's to mirror Bo's "Eight Great" Interviews...again each of these CD's are custom-burned, one-at-a-time, and are truly special ! Even the print on the label will vary from cd-to-cd to give each of them an "exclusive", personal touch.

PLUS, to further add to the exclusivity of each of these Special Limited Edition of 80 CD's, they will each come sealed shut with the Official Authorized Seal of my production company: King-James Productions.

ALL SALES OF THIS SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION CD, help to keep the Hall Of Fame Legends Series up-and-running, OnLine, and, pay for the costs involved in keeping this Site available for all our Rod & Custom friends to learn from & enjoy !

ALSO, TO ENSURE THE IMPORTANCE OF THIS TRIBUTE, THESE 80 SLE CD's WILL BE NUMBERED #1 TO #80...AND WILL BE SOLD IN THAT ORDER, WHICH WILL BE DETERMINED BY THE POSTMARK OF EACH ORDER RECEIVED. (EARLIEST GET THE LOWEST NUMBERS)

THE COST OF EACH Special Limited Edition CD is just $20.00 + $3.00 for Postage & Handling, for a TOTAL OF: $23.00 per CD. (Check, or, Money Order, only please.) Make all Checks / Money Orders PAYABLE TO:  James W. Edwards. 

PLEASE SEND TO : King-James Productions, P. O. Box 11648, St. Louis, MO. 63105-0448.

NOTE: At this time, we can only mail to address's in the U.S.A.  Thank you for understanding.  JK

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THIS POSTER IS FROM BO'S 2011 July Car Show in Utah. It features Bo in the middle, with some of the great guys from the Dead Sleds CC around him.  He was feeling better at that  time, able to enjoy life a little more after some heavy bouts with Chemo.

He gave me this copy at the KKOA Lead Sled in Salina that year, the year I won the KKOA "America's Top DJ" Award. 

 Bo was truly happy for me, as it was only the second time in the 31 Year History of the KKOA that this award was presented.  Bo was kind enough to always remember that honor whenever we talked.  That next year, when he was Inducted into THREE Halls Of Fame, I got to return the favor !

This Poster reminds me so much of Bo, his love for Customs, and, his dedication to the great bunch of guys that are in the Dead Sleds CC.  I have it proudly hanging in my garage, see it everyday, and, always say a prayer for Bo.  He was one of my best friends.  JK

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Special Note: All photos/images on this page courtesy of their original owners/copyright holders...with sincere thanks !