Making A Deadline


         Putting in some serious hours trying to get this car done ASAP as there are some shows coming up I want to take this car to.  These last few nights have been nothing but welding and filling in holes.  Coming up with a look for the hood has taken some serious beer and hard thought decisions.  I feel weContinue reading “Making A Deadline”

St. Paul Rod & Custom


          I want to give a HUGE Thank you to the guys out at St. Paul Rod and Custom for giving me a place to store my car during this build and the knowledge and tools to even be able to complete this project. If you are in the Midwest area and are looking forContinue reading “St. Paul Rod & Custom”

Another Night Of Sanding


       Hit the car again tonight spent most of the evening getting the rest of the paint off. Still waiting on the rear quarter panel to come in so, I can get that going.  I did luck out and have Ronnie stop by tonight and he just jumped straight in and started doing body workContinue reading “Another Night Of Sanding”

Nostalgia Drags


  May 29, 30 and 31, 2009 Stop by and see me at the Bessel Motorsports Booth in the Midway Nitro Funny Cars   See the smoke, feel the thunder and relive the flopper wars of days gone by. “Big Daddy” Don Garlits   Headlining the: Legends of Speed Reunion Pits TM with Swamp Rat and signingContinue reading “Nostalgia Drags”

Bessel Blocks


What are Bessel Blocks? For years, the aftermarket has relied on “main support” systems to strengthen stock (and after-market) engine blocks, as a way to stop the main caps from moving around under pressure. Here at Bessel Motorsports we have taken that idea a step further, by actually creating a system that works by machiningContinue reading “Bessel Blocks”

Bombs away Bash 2009


The 2009 “Bombs away Bash” will held on Saturday Sept. 5th – Gates open 4pm & close at 2am Location: Bullwinkle’s Bar & Grill 2702 W. Farmington Rd West Peoria, IL 61604 Performances by the Afterdarks & The Boneyard Brawlers. Mark you calander now, This will be one hell of a kick ass Car ShowContinue reading “Bombs away Bash 2009”

It takes patience to make it flat


As you can see, the car has already been sprayed with high build primer roughly 15 – 20 years ago. So our first step was either having the car blasted or getting the DA’s out and getting to work. Since money is an issue, I choose to go with manual labor. We went to work withContinue reading “It takes patience to make it flat”

What is a Rat Rod?


Rat rodz  (răt rŏdz): rat rod – ratrod – rat rodz – old school – kustom kulture – hot rod stripped down – lean and mean – what you see is what you get .  A  style of  hot rod or custom car that, in most cases, imitates (or exaggerates) the early hot rods of theContinue reading “What is a Rat Rod?”