Posting as frequently as I had hoped hasn't been so easy this past week. Still recovering from a serious cold that seems to have hit just about everyone around these parts, coupled with All Valley Handyman Service... ie me, pulling 9 hour days while doing a major make over of my bro-in laws house here in the Valley with a deadline of the 28th approaching.
This has me looking for a few simple items to share with hope that they will fall upon appreciative eyes.
While looking thru some of the MANY bins that have taken over my living room while preparing for a big day at The World Famous Rose Bowl Flea Market Sunday February 13th, following Inspiration 2011 at The Queen Mary in Long Beach on Friday & Saturday. I just ran across a couple of prized pieces from the collection including my Penske Racing Sunoco DX Mark Donohue crew shirt, and Firestone Racing Checkered Flag shirt.
|Great machine loomed label|
|Similar Penske Sunoco Crew shirts can be seen in left center of photo.|
|Lion Uniform Firestone Checkered Flag crew shirt|
|Old School loomed patch & nice bar tacking on the pocket. Let's not forget, this is a work shirt|
|Nice Firestone printed label. Any label including checkered flags is ok in my book|
I've said it before and I'll say it again, Rin Tanaka, his vision and his event, a gathering of the who's who of the vintage clothing world, not to mention surfing, skating (Mike Folmer), motocross (Alpine Stars) along with all the other great artists and vendors... truly inspiring!
I promise to get back to 1930s thru 1970s blue collar work clothing, denim & canvas. I'll leave the rest of this vintage racing stuff for another blog project 5 years in the works. I will be sharing some of 300+ vintage racing jackets & promotional items from the 25+ year collection via vintageracingjacket.com, that is if I can squeeze any more time out of a 24 hour day.
If Rin (and myself) are into this kind of stuff, I think there should be a few others out there who "get it".