28 August, 2012
You may have noticed on my Facebook page a couple of weeks ago that I posted a picture of the cover of the upcoming issue of American kustom kulture magazine Ol Skool Rodz. I'm VERY excited to announce that my feature on the Garterbelts & Gasoline Festival is being published with a 4-page spread in Issue #54.
I first started this blog as a way of getting my writing out there in the hopes that maybe one day I could have something published in one of our local kustom kulture magazines. I used to flick through the American magazines thinking how amazing they were, dreaming that maybe one day I'd make it into one of those. Pffft...yeah right I thought.
Car Kulture Deluxe was my absolute favourite. Touted as 'not your old man's car magazine' I loved the layout, the killer cars they always featured and all the dragstrip girls who looked amazing and who helped me to define part of my own personal style when I first discovered kustom kulture. There was just something about this magazine, I thought if I could somehow ever end up published in there then I'd know I'd made it.
Well guess what? Ol Skool Rodz is the sister magazine of Car Kulture Deluxe! At just a bit over a year on from beginning to put my writing and my heart on my sleeve, open to the judgement of the public, I have come so close to achieving my ultimate. Not only do I have a long list of national and international publications to my name (including another major UK kustom kulture magazine, Pinstriping & Kustom Graphics) but now this. I couldn't be happier, more excited or proud.
I'm still not giving up on Car Kulture Deluxe, if anything this has only served to spur me on! But I guess now it's time to look around and see what else I can set my sights on. I guess the ulitmate ULTIMATE would be to end up in Rodders Journal. But THAT's going to take some time.
Still, never say never...