|Ernie and Bert Vegas edition.|
Friday, December 21, 2012
So I quit FB a few days ago. It made me think. If I don't put my thoughts somewhere its going to drive me nuts. There is always Instagram, Twitter and Google +. The next day I got a renewal for www.mindofmacias.com and I thought, what the hell. Time to throw some thoughts down on the ole' blog. I mean, before it was all cars and minitruck shit on here, I used to to put my thoughts down. So that what I hope to do. Make my slow comeback to the blog world. We'll see how it goes.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
|Crowd Favorite, Kyles 1956 Lincoln :/|
Getting to this show for me was probably the craziest day I've ever encountered in my travels. It's the kind of thing movies are made of. My day started at 3am as I headed to the airport. It was dark so I couldn't really see anything but I loaded up my bags and headed out. It didn't take long before I knew I was driving on a flat. I pulled over on the freeway to check things out. Just as I suspected it was flat, and I knew I didn't have the tools to change the spare. Luckily right then a tow truck came by, I asked him to put air in it so I could make it to the gas station one exit off the freeway and he did. Thank goodness he stopped. At the gas station I could tell I was loosing air already so I tried putting Fix a Flat in it, but that was a disaster. Has anybody ever had any luck with that crap? I know I never do, the damn feeding tube thing broke, but I knew I managed to get some of it in there so I just topped off the tire to 40 psi and hit the road hoping I didn't get a blow out. After 25-minutes I had made it to the airport time to head off.
|Love the Neons!!|
|Models everywhere! lol|
After that hour we land, I run to my next flight and I kid you not, I can see the plane!!! It's still there!!! Hallelujah!! But no! "Sorry sir you just missed the cut-off" Damn you US Airways. The next flight is in four hours you say? Great. So off to kill time and eat. They even got my burger wrong at Burger King lol.
|Oddly enough, this was my favorite, why? Because I love simple and clean.|
Later that night was the "Bikini" contest and what a party that was. It was quickly followed by the night activities and antics, which are a huge part of this show.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Saturday, May 26, 2012
|My 2012 Silverado project not yet named.|
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Showfest 2012 goes down into the History books as yet another historically awesome good time. The crew from Assorted really know how to put on a good show. The location was great, the weather was slightly hot but better than most shows still. And this year it didn't rain which was a huge positive.
|Beautiful 64 Cadillac|
|relic from the past found under some primer.|
|Keith Thompsons 720 came back this year with a fresh new interior. My favorite truck from last year and still one of my favorites this year.|
|Oliver Porter took home the Mind Of Macias choice award with his kick ass Tacoma.|
|More bling than you know!|
|66 Cadillac got it's logo into NR this weekend.|
|Proper sticker right there!|
|Working hard all weekend!!!|
|I was memorized by the hair.|
|Masa came all the way from Japan to party way too hard and miss the show. He spent a lot of time on this bench.|
Saturday, May 12, 2012
|No trip to Japan would be complete with out one of my partners in crime, Mr. Mike Alexander.|
|Our early trips to Japan were all business. We found ourselves working all the time.|
|Here is Makoto cruising in his truck.|
|We were on our way to a photo shoot.|
|One of the many clean ass Japanese trucks we shot.|
Check out a couple of candid photos from some of our trips.
|I don't think a moment went buy that we weren't screwing around. Bobby from Sadistic Iron Werks most likely gave Makoto a nut shot here.|
|The Lowlife Mike I remember.|
|You should see this thing now. It's come a long way. This is when it was shot for MT magazine the second time. I think this thing has run three times in MT now.|
|Love this 720. Nissan 720's are very popular in Japan. Picking a clean one to shoot is easy, since most of them look this good.|
|I didn't shoot this thing. Mike Alexander did. I took advantage of the set-up though and sneaked this shot in.|
|Strange photo shoot. The dad was here, and his hot daughter was the owner.|
|Believe it or not, this is the effect I was going for in this shot. The subject is Takuji Murayama, the President of No Regrets Japan. We were cruising in his body dropped Toyota Pick up.|
|I absolutely loved this photo shoot. I had to ride with the owner of this truck for what seemed like forever. He didn't speak a word of English and I didn't speak a word of Japanese, but we both spoke minitruck.|