1931 Ford Coupé by Schaub Metalworks

Pro’s sheet metal bending…
…or, what have YOU been foolin‘ around when you where nineteen years old?

all photographs by Franz J. Venzin

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Well, Raphael Schaub’s goal was to build his own car!

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The basic frame was a 4-door Ford Model A Sedan with not much around worth to be restored. So most of what you’re seeing here is totally rebuild or heavily adapted,…by Raphael.

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The much more than two thousand hours of working on this project guided him to a free interpretation of a three-windows-coupé which used to exist in 1931 as a prototype only.

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…name it cockpit!

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Speedseekers at Pendine Sands, June 2014

Showdown on the british ’sandflats‘ of Pendine.
all photographs by Franz J. Venzin

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Pendine Sands is the place where in the twenties, Malcom Campbell and Parry Thomas battled for the fastest run! It became the ‚Bonneville‘ of Great Britain. The VHRA (Vintage Hot Rod Association) organised the revival of these legendary duells the second time already.

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Every morning the racers had to wait until the tide forced the water to leave the beach! As soon as this happened the pits where built on place and the racetrack and the measured gap was marked. Then the impressive convoy of more than 130 racers moved slowly to the pits to do the final preparation on their cars.

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Hangar Rockin‘ St. Stephan 2010

The ‚Hangar‘, the biggest old style rally in switzerland.
all photographs by Franz J. Venzin

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Established in Birrfeld 2001, which was easy to reach for everybody it grew fast and developed to one of the biggest Rock’n Roll, Hot Rod, Custom-, Classic Car and vintage Motorbike party in europe.

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In 2008 the crew of  the ‚Crazy Eventik‘ had to move this event. A tricky thing to do but they found this spot in the Simmental, a former military airstrip in St. Stephan. This ‚end of the world‘ like place with it’s stunning backdrop turned over the years into a ‚Mekka‘ for Rockn‘ Roll and Custom Cars.

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The return of the board track speed demons…

An evil redefinition of the board track racer by CCCP motorcycle workshop!
all photographs by Franz J. Venzin

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Work in progress…

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Petrol supply by ‚Maag‘ motor mower.

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Ninetythree cui, …someday alcohol powered.

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Bridgestone TW301 – 3.00/21!

 

We support this project through to completion, so you better stay tuned!

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Malters, Switzerland – May, 2014