I’ve known Luis for years, we first bonded over the fact that he’s got an amazing Studebaker-powered Ford roadster! That and I needed some upholstery pointers as I sewed my own headliner. He’s the man behind Loyola Auto Interiors and has been a great friend as well as big help in aiding me in learning more about auto upholstery. So, earlier this year when Kawasaki asked if I could wrangle up some surf-culture cars for their Vulcan build-off event, Luis’ 1952 Dodge Coronet surf wagon was the first thing that sprang to mind. Of course, Luis was up for attending a shin-dig with his car, and I thought, “Why not make the best of having the wagon in San Pedro and shoot a feature of it for Driving Line?” (a.k.a. my day job!)


So off we went together for a little adventure. It was very cool having Stude and his Dodge together over at the liberty ship, Lane Victory. A few of the volunteer veteran sailors came down and chatted with us while we were shooting. From making friends to talking to strangers… you never know who you’ll meet when you’re driving an old car! Jump over to Driving Line for the full write-up and plenty o’ more pics of Luis’ bitchin’ wagon.


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