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Jay Leno's Garage: Decoliner Custom Built
YouTube ^ | April 25' 2012 | Jay Leno

Posted on 01/12/2013 12:55:55 PM PST by RegulatorCountry

Went into the grocery store last night to pick up a few things, and happened to glance at the magazine display.

What I saw on the cover of Drive really caught my eye, so I looked at the magazine.

There is an automotive custom design group called Blastolene, that is doing some really crazy, beautiful stuff, equal parts rat rod, Buck Rogers and alternative historical fantasy with a steampunk edge to it.

The YouTube video is the best example I could find since the current issue of the magazine doesn't seem to be available online yet.

It features the head of Blastolene, Randy Grub, talking to Jay Leno about their Deco Liner, a completely custom built and very wild art deco RV with a functional flying bridge. 455 Olds engine, 73 GMC motorhome frame and suspension.

Jay takes it for a spin, lol.

Many more of these vehicles can be seen at http://www.blastolene.com


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Amazing hand built cars and trucks, really beautiful. Very unique.
1 posted on 01/12/2013 12:55:59 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: RegulatorCountry
Barry on Storage Wars drove it to an auction on one of the episodes.
2 posted on 01/12/2013 1:12:10 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You should see their B-702, obviously inspired by the classic DeLaHaye roadsters of the thirties, but taken to a whole ‘nother level, lol. V-12, just amazing.


3 posted on 01/12/2013 1:19:12 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: RegulatorCountry
Worth a good look:


4 posted on 01/12/2013 1:24:24 PM PST by freedumb2003 (MOLON LABE)
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To: RegulatorCountry

Bottrop Kustom Kulture 2010

5 posted on 01/12/2013 1:26:31 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: RegulatorCountry

Matthew 6:21

English Standard Version (ESV)

21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.


6 posted on 01/12/2013 1:27:07 PM PST by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: RegulatorCountry

Unless Barry is driving his nice Jaguar XJ-8, he almost always has some kind of hot rod or custom vehicle. I assume the producers of the show arrange those for him.


7 posted on 01/12/2013 1:27:07 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: RegulatorCountry

Awesome. Thanks for posting. I must have just wasted an hour on the Blastolene site looking at all the photos of their builds!


8 posted on 01/12/2013 1:32:25 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: freedumb2003; RegulatorCountry


9 posted on 01/12/2013 1:33:45 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I didn’t “get” rat rods for a while but I do now. The flat paint and intentional DIY-ness of them took some getting accustomed. VW Beetles are a popular make and model here, outside of the cobbled old iron.


10 posted on 01/12/2013 1:45:40 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: freedumb2003

Thanks for posting that pic, I’m on a mobile device and it’s a challenge.


11 posted on 01/12/2013 1:47:22 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Which was your favorite? I ended up enjoying the “Blown Ranger” the most, it sent me back to childhood and all the Barris custom Hotwheels, models and TV show cars.


12 posted on 01/12/2013 1:50:53 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s a rare thing for the real thing to be better proportioned than the CGI rendering. Whoever was responsible has a very good eye.

Those old dual cowl bi-level buses are still seen on the road around here, gospel groups.


13 posted on 01/12/2013 1:57:18 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

On the “storage wars is fake” thread awhile ago I had to do a search to see if Barry’s cars were his or not. Looks like he owns a bunch/most of them - and motorcyles. Seems Barry earned his millions in the grocery produce import/export business!

The episode with the Decoliner had the designer/builder (Grub) in it as well - so I imagine it was just on loan (good promo for Grub).

Here’s a link with some photos of Barry’s cars. Lots of annoying ads, but my software protection didn’t warn me of anything bad.

http://www.celebritycarsblog.com/celebrity/barry-weiss/


14 posted on 01/12/2013 2:09:32 PM PST by 21twelve (So I [God] gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices. Psalm 81:12)
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To: RegulatorCountry

15 posted on 01/12/2013 2:11:16 PM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: freedumb2003
Similar to this old Washington State ferry that plied the waters of Puget Sound from 1935 into the 60's.

The Kalakala is sadly rotting at berth in Tacoma WA after years of abuse/misuse


16 posted on 01/12/2013 2:12:38 PM PST by llevrok (ObamaLand - Where young people go to retire)
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To: RegulatorCountry

Tanks a lot. Enjoyed.
(Yes, I dood it on porpoise.)


17 posted on 01/12/2013 2:14:21 PM PST by wizr (Isaiah 7:9 If you do not stand in your faith, you will not stand at all.)
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To: RegulatorCountry

M47 Patton Tank Engine!

18 posted on 01/12/2013 2:19:18 PM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: American in Israel

Leno bought that one, didn’t he? The Blastolene Tank car?


19 posted on 01/12/2013 2:30:54 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: 21twelve

On March 25, 2012 it was announced that Barry Weiss will be getting his own A&E spin off show called “What Are You Worth?”. Casting has just begun for “What Are You Worth” which will feature Barry helping cash strapped families make extra money. Further details on the show have not been released yet but insiders expect it to be similar to ABC’s Extreme Makeover series which helps families by providing them with entire new homes.


20 posted on 01/12/2013 2:31:43 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: American in Israel

Yep, that’s the one. Leno bought it.


21 posted on 01/12/2013 2:32:20 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: llevrok

I think Leno said that Grub was from Washington State - I wouldn’t be surprised if the ferry didn’t spark part of the idea.


22 posted on 01/12/2013 3:10:50 PM PST by 21twelve (So I [God] gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices. Psalm 81:12)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Interesting. He has shown that sort of generosity before on the storage wars show. SORT of generous in that he’ll get rid of stuff that he doesn’t want anyway, or have to pay to haul away to the dump. Like the large-screen TV set for the burrito meal that the lady made at her food stand.


23 posted on 01/12/2013 3:14:52 PM PST by 21twelve (So I [God] gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices. Psalm 81:12)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Barry on Storage Wars drove it to an auction on one of the episodes. "


"I told you, the whole story line is fake!"

24 posted on 01/12/2013 3:48:07 PM PST by Rebelbase
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

25 posted on 01/12/2013 3:54:03 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: llevrok

OMG...isn’t that the old Washignton STate Ferry that no one wanted??


26 posted on 01/12/2013 4:17:03 PM PST by Ann Archy (ABORTION........the HUMAN sacrifice to the god of CONVENIENCE.)
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To: llevrok
OMG...isn't that the old Washignton STate Ferry that no one wanted??

OOPS....didn't read the caption....sorry.

27 posted on 01/12/2013 4:17:53 PM PST by Ann Archy (ABORTION........the HUMAN sacrifice to the god of CONVENIENCE.)
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To: Ann Archy
Yup, that's the same boat no one wants, Miss Ann.

Here she is in her present condition


28 posted on 01/12/2013 4:28:35 PM PST by llevrok (ObamaLand - Where young people go to retire)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just duck when you go under underpasses.


29 posted on 01/12/2013 4:42:04 PM PST by dhs12345
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To: RegulatorCountry
Have to agree "Blown Ranger" was the best.

I liked this styling inspiration for the boat-tail and rear fenders on Bertha:

It just amazes me that such gorgeous machines can be hand-crafted.

30 posted on 01/12/2013 4:56:21 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

While that may have been the stylistic inspiration for the rear end treatment on Big Bertha, they actually built something very close to that in it’s entirety, the B-702. I’m still on a mobile device or I’d post a pic.


31 posted on 01/12/2013 5:10:36 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: RegulatorCountry
Right you are...


32 posted on 01/12/2013 5:28:12 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: llevrok

Why don’t they just take it out to sea and sink it??


33 posted on 01/13/2013 2:29:36 AM PST by Ann Archy (ABORTION........the HUMAN sacrifice to the god of CONVENIENCE.)
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To: Ann Archy

“Why don’t they just take it out to sea and sink it??”

It might scare the fish it’s so ugly!!!


34 posted on 01/13/2013 2:39:40 AM PST by dalereed
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To: Ann Archy

People here are sentimental about it. But no one wants to put any $ in it other than to come up with grand plans that never come to be.


35 posted on 01/13/2013 9:19:25 AM PST by llevrok (ObamaLand - Where young people go to retire)
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