As mentioned in the Men.Style.com SXSW photo diary, the Austin Speed Shop was an amazing place to visit on my trip to the Texas capitol. Mr. Cory Moore – who is part owner – was kind enough to give me a tour and let me take a bunch of photographs. The Speed Shop is a partnership between a group of hot rod fabricators and craftsmen, with Mr. Jesse James being the most well known. The shop specializes in hot rods and all sorts of other pre-1963 rides. While I was checking things out there were some great looking cars being worked on. Plus, behind the garage there is a cool graveyard of rusting old rides awaiting a rebirth. If you are visiting Austin anytime in the near future make sure to stop by the Speed Shop and take a look around.
In addition to Mr. Moore’s other businesses, he recently opened a cool little men’s and women’s retail shop on South Congress called Luther’s.
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that custom aluminum bench seat is sick.
Ditto, JP. Everything about that door, too. Hardware, leather, stitching. It all works magnificently.
Love the shots from the “graveyard” . . . they’re full of potential. What model of camera do you use? I’ve been wondering for awhile now and thought I’d ask.
I shot those photos with two cameras (don’t ask why). A Leica D-LUX 4 and a Nikon D-300.
Interesting aluminum bench seat but holy crap imagine hot hot it would be in the Texas sun.
That seat is from a Hughes airplane. I tried to take a photo but it came out shitty. That particular car has a roof, so I don’t know how hot it would really get.
aluminum is known for dissipating heat very well. I don’t think it’s an issue. it’s actually a very good choice- but a lumbar pillow would be nice for us old farts.
What’s the significance of 1963 as the cutoff?
The cutoff is normally pre-’65 as that is the year Detroit stopped making steel bodied cars.
Not sure why those guys do pre-’63. Or I could just be off on my years.
Damn..this makes me miss my ’64 Nova. 383 Stroker small block. Hauled ass.
Aside from the aesthetic piece- another reason is probably as straight-forward and simple as paperwork.
If you’re chopping and fabricating cars from parts, etc., pre- 1963 cars would be more preferable, as the title requirements for cars dated after Jan. 1, 1963 are much more demanding (it’s a major cut-off date for most DMV’s, I believe).
Dem boys must be hopped-up on sumpin’!!! Most Bueno! FCS
I may be slightly off with the pre-1963. I was pretty giddy when I was asking the questions. Let me circle back on that.
Awesome. That door panel is ridiculous good.
Looks like the inside of my garage…minus the Rolls and the Aston.
Nice peek inside – the smell of oil, welding, gas, rubber and leather is a nice blend for the senses – it all adds up to horsepower.
You guys are pretty smart
I diddn’t realise my 89 chevette was fiberglass
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