Sexy Minx

27 05 2010

This is the sort of thing you want right now. Cruising along the Sea-Front, windows down with the 8-track playing The Beach Boys. This Hillman Minx Estate belongs to Retro-Rides resident owner of all things cool and British, Seth Kennedy. It has been Seth’s daily driver for some time now while he worked on his rather special Triumph Herald. During it’s service it has been impeccably behaved, travelling around London with the effortless cool that only a classic car can provide. To reward the car for it’s great behaviour Seth decided that a new set of wheels would be just the ticket. But not just any wheels would do. The wheels you see here are something of a custom effort, made up from a variety of different wheels. Inspired by some model wheels Seth purchased back in the mid-90’s these have taken some time to build up. Based on the baskets of some 1970’s fake wire wheels the wire cover was removed to leave just the smooth bowl of the basket. Once the wires were removed the brand new ‘Spinner’ centre caps were imported from America and then after a bit of work fitted to the baskets. To finish them off Seth fitted some chrome valve covers and painted the thin white walls onto the side wall of the tyres. The results are unique and astounding, to take a quintessentially British family car and make into something that would look perfectly at home cruising around California is no mean feat, but Seth has pulled it off with style and ease.





Leatherface

19 05 2010

Chuck your friends in the back, dispose of any bra’s the women might be wearing, get lost, meet some Hillbillies and get chased by a Chainsaw wielding maniac. Perfect.





Ready Salted

16 05 2010

Cars don’t get much hardcore than Salt Flat Racers. It will be a dream come true to hit the Bonneville Speed Week one day.





Hot-Rod Days

15 05 2010





Heather

11 05 2010





American Dreamin’

4 05 2010

This picture shows everything I dream of when I think of living in America. Wooden houses, sunlight, beautiful colours and most of all a stunning vintage car to cruise in.





Crown Jewel

17 04 2010

Remember the Vintage VW Drag Racing pictures I posted a few days ago? Well they were dug out by Sammm over at Mechanical Mammoth and here is his ride, and ultra cool 1972 Toyota Crown rolling on genuine Crager wheels. Sheer retro chic.