Tuesday, January 16, 2007
ROCKIN' the newest wave at the SF Rod, Custom & Motorcycle Show
John D'Agostino, pictured here, is a builder and showman of some of the most classic custom rides ever to roll on the streets of the West Coast, and is a member of the SF Rod, Custom & Motorcycle Show's Hall of Fame. John, whose showroom is in Discovery Bay, CA, absolutely loved ROCKIN', and plans on taking a quantity to Europe later this year. I'm honored by John's interest and his praise for all the work which went into creating the content for this book. You can see much of John's legacy at www.johndagostinokustomkars.com.
Marcos Garcia, pictured above on the podium, this year joined John in the Hall of Fame and was honored as Trendsetter of the Year, a most prestigious achievement. Marcos owns Lucky 7 Rod and Custom Coachworks, headquartered in Antioch, CA. You can see many of the cars he imagined, reworked, or redesigned at www.lucky7customs.com. Congratulations to Marcos and his whole crew!
FYI, standing behind Marcos is George Hague (left), the show's director who invited me to speak about ROCKIN' at the Hall of Fame luncheon, and Greg Sharpe (right) from the Wally Parks NHRA Drag Racing Museum in Pomona, CA at the Fairplex, where the Grand National show will be held in two weeks (and where I'll be as well, turning everyone on to ROCKIN').
Finally, it was a great honor to autograph books for Marcos' friends, some of whom are in the Beatniks Car Club (along with James Hetfield from Metallica). The four guys here are (not necessarily in this order!) Ron Castillo, John Diaz, George Garza, and Tony Edwards. Gentlemen, the pleasure was all mine!