Thursday, 30 July 2009

Lowrider Girls and Car Models page

I have been thinking about whether my site would benefit from a models section for some time now. I decided to bite the bullet and add a Lowrider Girls page here. I have also added a section into the members pages to allow people to upload images etc if they want. It could be good for aspiring models.

I also had my first article published on ezines which I feel pretty good about. I think I may write some more soon.

Monday, 27 July 2009

New Upload Page

I have been experimenting with a new upload process over the last couple of days which has now gone live this morning.

The old upload process was a bit confusing whereas this method is quick smooth and allows pictures to be easily added or deleted from gallery pages.

Thursday, 23 July 2009

Book Reviews

I have just reviewed the excellent Old School Customs book that Motor Book recently sent me. It was a very good book showing how the scene developed over the years.

Old Shcool Customz is a big book that follows the history of car customisation from pioneers through to the modern day trail-blazers that we see in the magazines today. The book is boken down into three sections which are The Poineers, The Lifers and the Pacesetters.

If you are a 'pictures person' when it comes to books then this book may not be for you. Don't get me wrong there are hundreds of fantastic pictures in it but it is mainly biography of customising. It outlines how the scene evolved from the early days through to today in 3 very readable sections.

The Pioneer section covers some of the customisers that shaped the scene from its conception in the early days. The book covers Gene Winefield, Bill Hines and Darryl Starbird giving an insight into their roots and history.

The Lifer section covers what you could call the second generation of customisers. These men drew on the work performed by the pioneers and live and breath custom cars and hot rods. For them car customisation is a way of life and have chosen customising as a career and will do pretty much anything to keep it that way.

In the third section Alan refers to the Pacesetters, these are todays trail-blazers taking the custom tricks from the past and giving them some modern influences to keep them contemporary.

Sunday, 19 July 2009

Lowrider, Custom Cars, Hot Rods and Aircooled VW's


This is my first Blog page so bear with me! I will try and keep this up-to-date with the latest changes and news regarding the Just Customz site.

I have just created the following pages Lowrider, Hot Rod, Custom Truck, Aicooled VW's and Muscle cars which I hope people will like. I have tried to filter out things that people who like that particular genre of car will like to keep it relevant!