January 31, 2010

Saturday in Iowa and South Dakota


Nam Fong of Chinatown, Honolulu

So after we went to the beach and ate at Ono Hawaiian Food that day, we had another errand to run before heading home to my parents house. It was New Year's Eve and we usually have some family show up from my hometown of Wahiawa to celebrate.

Although my mom is an amazing cook (which is why everybody comes over!), we can't expect her to cook everything. So my dad had me stop by Nam Fong to pick up some roast duck, roast chicken, cha siu pork and my personal favorite - Chinese roast pork.
Nam Fong is like a Chinese BBQ butcher I guess, don't know how else to describe it. Nam Fong is take out only and is very well known in Hawaii for their roasted meats. This place is notorious for their long lines. I've heard of people waiting in line for 2-and-half-fucking-HOURS to get meat from this place. I shit you not:
There was about 10 people in line when I got there but we're way ahead of the game. Our order was called in a week prior so I walked past everybody, paid and bailed.
We didn't get far until my younger brother said there was a Chinese bakery next door. Oh oh.
I can't eat, dude, we just ate at Ono Hawaiian Food. But if you get this, maybe I'll try a bite:
What the hell is this? My wife asked. I don't know. I think it's the stinky stuff you put on rice... my mom will know.
It was tempting but I had to fight it... trying... so... hard... and this Chinese lady in the yellow shirt was trying hard to sell us on stuff.
God dammit, I'll just have a piece of Macadamia Nut Candy then:
I bet the manapua here is good. It's called manapua in Hawaii and cha siu bao in Chinese. They were piping hot.
Yeah, don't take checks from these guys. Watch out:

The line at Nam Fong was getting way longer on our way outta Chinatown. Roast duck and roast chicken on the left. Roast pork and cha siu on the right.
Tune in next time for our trip to Kam Swap Meet in Pearl City, HI.

January 29, 2010


1947 Midget

So I walk out my front door this morning, and this is parked in front of my house!
My neighbor found his fathers midget racer, restored it and is showing it at The Grand National Roadster Show this weekend in Pomona, Ca.

The last time anyone in his family had seen it was 1960 when it was sold.

Landy Scott raced throughout Wisconsin and neighboring states on the many racetracks around then. He was champ of Wisconsin in '47.

The car had been sold 4 times throughout the years, and fortunately was found in good condition by Dan Scott 3 years ago.

Landy Scott is 91 years old, and is flying out from Wisconsin to join his son and his Studebaker powered midget racer at the Grand National Roadster show this weekend.

Last night in Melbourne

MASTODON perform their album Crack The Skye from beginning to end!
Photo by G

last weekend


January 28, 2010

with Adam

submitted by Rob Semmer

Submitted by Steve Skorupa


Moose out of Souix City sent this picture to CoC the other day.  I posted it not knowing whos bike it was.  He just called and informed me that this was not only his bike, but the sissy bar is the one off the Grey Cat posters.
He also let me know that the bike in the poster was not Grey Cat's, it was Skip Taylor's of S&S Cycles and the EFMC.  Moose also said that the sissy bar was made by Mike Tracy.  I will be sitting down with the sources soon to get the lowdown on some of these most killer photos that they are sharing with us....Thanks Moose and Tom!



Iowa Drags

January 27, 2010


This Saturday - Santa Fe Importers! Long Beach, CA

It's that time again. The holidays are long over and rain has cleared up in the southland.
Check out some bikes, talk with friends old and new.
Order some lunch.
Eat the lunch.
And hang out for a spell, just an hour or two.
It's always a good time. No bad vibes, no mad dogging. Drive your truck, bring your hot rod, ride your bike, low-ride and scrape your way over!

Santa Fe Importers

1401 Santa Fe Ave.

Long Beach, CA 90813


As always... NOON SHARP!!!!