Saturday, August 16, 2014

Sit back, relax and enjoy the melodies.

Last night we took the ALMOST tuned up Mercedes out on a test drive/supper run downtown. I drove there, my better half drove back. First time riding shotgun!


You have to imagine Big Drill Car playing on the stereo to really get the feeling that you were there while looking at the photos...


Friday, August 15, 2014

Something's brewing downtown

This started today... Chöok Clothing pop up shop.


For some reason the big bash was at 11:30am on a weekday. I guess it is summer break for the young ones. To be continued... maybe.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Then vs. Now

The throwback: Sean Procter with my CCM Mustang that we customized back in 1993. The birth of Low Life Customs!


Fast forward twenty one years to current day (well... yesterday anyway). The same CCM Mustang parked while stopped at the local 7-11. Right next to Number One Son's Schwinn Stingray...


The whole gang was out! Wife and daughter rode their Schwinn's too!


Our gang rules!


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Bad Timing

Unfortunately there's only so much time on this earth. It goes without saying that every moment should be cherished. If there are a group of individual moments that could be combined to make the cut of some of life's "top moments"; turning wrenches on cars with my pops would be that collection of moments!

We all have more important things to do, but maybe for the vice versa reason noted above is why my father dropped whatever it was that he was doing when I asked him to come help me trouble shoot engine problems on the 58' Mercedes this past Sunday. The car hasn't run properly for some time. Today was the day I felt the need to get on it. We rebuilt the carburetor to start.


We were well aware that we should keep our trouble shooting in order of the cylinder compression, set the valve lash, followed by the ignition timing AND THEN the carburetor. What can I say? We had a carburetor kit, no timing light and other various tools at our disposal so we started at the other end of the trouble shooting spectrum.


Mechanics must have invented the phrase "get your hands dirty"!


Rebuilt and ready for install.


The results? Still running rich! Darn it!

Back to the drawing board. Project Mercedes gets put back on hold.


Our project for you... Grab some wrenches, grab your dad (or any other awesome-type-person in your life for that matter) and go fix something today! Enjoy life and eat some pancakes!

Friday, August 8, 2014

MONOMATIC: Analog Photos

Last night was the opening night of Chris Friesen's latest exhibit; Momomatic: Analog Photos.


As anticipated... an awesome collection of hand printed B&W photos!


Most of the photos were taken over the last few years and covered quite a few corners of the globe. Worth heading down to 318 1/2 Ross Ave. to check it out!


Chris Friesen, in colour.


Bonus cup! Live music!


The Party Dress



Goodnight!


Thursday, August 7, 2014

Making some @#$%&! Pancakes!

Making some @#$%&! pancakes with Matty Matheson. He's on point when it comes to blueberries!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Clear Minded

Yesterday, post rain shower at the bowl.


Primo!


Essentials.


XDylanX


Skate life.


Clear Minded Straight Edge!


Skateboarding Dad.


Non-skateboarding Dad... at the park supporting his son's desire to shred! Two thumbs up!