• BOMONSTER meets Buddy Holly


    On our way to sell BOMONSTER art & apparel at the Lone Star Roundup in Austin TX we passed through Lubbock, Texas and stopped at the gravesite of Buddy Holly. Interesting that he was only 22 with so many now classic hit records already made. Also interesting his last name was really spelled Holley with an e. The sign told us it was customary to leave a guitar pick and luckily my friend Joe Krow had given me one earlier which was floating around in the dash drink holder. I don't know what they do with all the guitar picks but mine was put to good use.

  • BOMONSTER is a hippy killer for hire


    When asked to design this year's Hippy Killer Hoedown shirt design I knew I wanted to create something that captured the general fun vibe of the show.  We've been vending my BOMONSTER art and apparel there the past couple of years and I'm not sure if it's a chopper show, a custom car show, a music event, a van show or a vintage flat track race so I made it all of those things. Want your own BOMONSTER event shirt? Check out www.bomonster.com and  email me through the website.

  • How BOMONSTER got into SUMMIT Racing


    A kid walks into the offices of SUMMIT Racing in Ohio wearing a BOMONSTER shirt and says "You should put BOMONSTER shirts in your catalog." So the creative director calls me and wants samples and now there are BOMONSTER tees in the winter SUMMIT Racing catalog. Thank you kid.

    BOMONSTER shirts available from SUMMIT Racing here. 

    BOMONSTER shirts direct from the artist BOMONSTER here.

  • BOMONSTER asks Wanna Drag?


    The Mooneyes Christmas Show and Drag was last week and the news is that it's likely the last one. The property has been sold but hopefully the show will go on somewhere else. It's a great chance to watch local drag racers run down the strip. This classic '55 Chevy gasser caught my eye in the staging lane and I thought it would make a great shirt design.


    Photo and graphic design by BOMONSTER

  • BOMONSTER Gets Graphic


    There's a lot to look at at the drag races. Cars, motors, people. Vintage graphics is a favorite of mine to notice. Stickers, decals, painted names. Classic, simple graphic design that has been a part of hot rodding all along. These were seen at the Mooneyes Christmas Show last week.

    Self portrait by BOMONSTER

  • BOMONSTER Blown Away in Laughlin


    Being an outdoor artist vendor selling your own art & apparel has its risks. For one thing everything hinges on one crucial piece of equipment: a lightweight pop-up canopy which provides shade and allows the artist to attach walls on which to hang his art & apparel. We've been rained on, blown down and endured extreme heat waves but never chased away. Or, until now, literally blown away. The day before the inaugural Bikes & Rods music event this month in Laughlin along the Colorado River, our team (Mrs BOMONSTER and I) set up our professional grade aluminum-frame canopy, attached steel gridwalls all the way around and stacked inventory bins in preparation for Saturday set-up.  Once secure with a tarp wrapping up the whole enchilada, we left to check into our room, enjoy a nice romantic dinner and later an outdoor live music performance overlooking the river while sipping red wine and eating chocolate cake. Early the next morning after a casino breakfast we left our soundproof hotel at 6:00am with no idea that the wind was howling outside. Walking into the hotel parking lot where the weekend's event was to take place, we were shocked to see what a brief tornado had done at 3 in the morning. Piles of bent and broken canopy frames everywhere and vendors turned upside down and inside out. The wind was still blowing which reminded me that we chose a line of work which only the hardy should attempt. Or fool hardy?


  • BOMONSTER's Proof America is Great


    I saw this old framed picture at our local county fair and my immediate reaction was "This is why America is great." Where else but America do we race farm machinery for fun? And where else but America do we see girls racing tractors for the enjoyment of all? There's a fabricated popular mainstream media misperception being perpetuated to girls right now that says: "THEY say girls can't do certain things." In my wide world of travel, community, business, cars, motorcycles, garages, art, racing and outdoor sports, there are no "THEY" people making such sexist remarks. I've never heard a man say "What's a girl doing here doing THAT?" No one thinks women aren't capable. While today's media stirs up controversy among the gullible who only read about life and don't live it for themselves, I offer this old picture of why America has been great all along: People of all types who work hard during the week and continue to find ways to enjoy themselves on weekends. Where else but America?


  • Shirts You Can't Buy from BOMONSTER


    The BOMONSTER/SPEEDWAY shirts are here but you can only buy them at one place - Speedway Motors. They're a great American success story and it takes about three hours to get through one of their catalogs if you start circling everything you like. If you see this one, check out Page 437. Or if you're the website shopper type check this out. (click here),

    To see all the other great BOMONSTER stuff not available at Speedway Motors, click here.

  • Not BOMONSTER's Kellison


    While selling my art at the Detroit Autorama earlier this year I came across this stunning 1962 Kellison J5 on display. Michigan owner Jim Hart told me he bought the car from a Beverly Hills, CA pawn shop for an "obscene amount of money" nearly 20 years ago and raced it in a few vintage road races until a recent compete restoration. The body is actually a one-off Kellison "drop nose" concept developed between the J5 and J6 model which has the quad lights of the J5 and oval grill opening of the later X-300GT. I guess you never know what you can find in a Beverly Hills pawn shop.


    Photos by BOMONSTER

  • Not BOMONSTER's Kellison For Sale


    Does the above post make you want your own Kellison - a car that everyone goes crazy when they come into contact with one? Here's a deal. It's for sale by the owner who sent me these pictures hoping to find a good home for this cool project. The 1964 X-300GT body sits on a Chuck Manning X-frame chassis and is powered by rebuilt '63 283 Chevy with '57 fuelie heads. It's less than $10K and Steve the owner will deliver anywhere west of the east coast. Mrs BOMONSTER told me I needed to finish my own Kellison before thinking about buying another one. But your wife might say otherwise.

    interested? email the owner: landsearch@outlook.com

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