Saturday, November 30, 2013

Thanksgiving Surf Makes a Comeback, Providing Thrills, Chills, and Spills.

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the Embryo of FineFlow - Brittany and Mateo's often copied masterpiece

The Embryo of FineFlow from Fine Flix Films on Vimeo.

Thanks to the most excellent Thee Electric Sunshine blog these gems haven't been forgotten. I was just starting out as a 31 year-old surfer, mentally a blank canvas (in more ways than one). Seeing this on VHS at Redney's surf shop in Newport RI got me hooked on what I felt at the time was a very pure style. This movie was way ahead of its time, and has been shamelessly ripped of ever since its release around 1997.

Check it out when you have a moment.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Electric Sunshine: Mateo Howard

Badassery - how I missed this one is yet another sign of my getting old. - a most excellent blog. Read this and learn

Electric Sunshine: Mateo Howard: This will be some rambling....we had a company think tank session.  You know how those go....but, we were talking about how cool it is when ...

Down a Lazy River

Hopefully we'll be able to bust out the real surfboards and enjoy waves but SUP's on the Essex River are a good time. DSC01045 DSC01038 DSC01029 DSC01028 DSC01048 DSC01041 DSC01036

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Sunday, November 3, 2013

surf-life restoration, part 1 - baby steps

It feels like it's been ages since I've been up north for a surf. November 2: waist plus wabes, light offshores, air temp: 65°:, water temp: 57° - just like Southern California in winter. _MG_2774 _MG_2749 _MG_2755 _MG_2733 Jet skis in the lineup: fly away--please!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Musclecar Monday Halloween Spooktacular

The Munster's Pat Priest in a promo shot - is that a Cragar mag? American racing? Pretty cool and good on Pat for being a good sport and rocking a Barris t shirt!

Munster Koach:

Va va voom!


  • The Koach was made from 3 Model T bodies and is 18 feet long.
  • The 133" frame was made by hand.
  • It has a four speed manual transmission and a power rear end.
  • The brass radiator and fenders were hand formed.
  • In 1964, the cost to build the first one was $18,000.00.
  • It had "blood red" velvet interior.
  • It took 500 hours to hand form the ornate rolled steel scrollwork.
  • It had Gloss Black Pearl paint.
  • The front end had a dropped axle, split radius rods and T springs.
  • The studio gave George Barris 21 days to complete the car.
  • There are 2 Barris Koach's

The Car another George Barris creation

Universally panned by critics: A film about a car possessed by Satan himself (or was the car Satan?, heavens!
if you're flipping through the channels some sleepless night and come across this 70's "gem", it's worth a few laughs.

Satan's car: a heavily modified '71 Lincoln (and I always thought he was a Caddy kinda guy - it went nicely with his blue dress).

Elvira's Badass Kustom '59 Thunderbird:

And what about Ed Roth? you ask - well there are many books written about him, but out of respect for the grand master: Wanna race?
Rat Fink Ed Big Daddy Roth - Race

Happy Halloween y'all!

go sox!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

We now return to our regular programming.

What hasn’t been happening:
Consistent waves

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And dig on the new community, 2 towns over from Gloucester, over the bridge.
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What’s been happening:
Closed on a house
Moved into the house; ahh the move, can you say shitshow? So bad it was comical. There was nothing under the nasty carpeting so hardwood floors went in and they kick ass!

The basement garage – so many cool possibilities it’s overwhelming.

Entering a venture without any idea how busy owning a house can keep you; nor any clue how satisfying it would be.

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We now return to our regular programming.