Meet Fred. He's Fast. He's Weird. When I think about what GEARHEAD symbolizes, it is all about being your own person.
The company was inspired by Ed "Big Daddy" Roth, who was always weird. He always did his own thing, even when other people thought he was crazy.
And he was: crazy genius!
Drawn exclusively for Gearhead by tattoo artist Cuz'n Bill Lorenz and designed by tattoo artist Julio Ferrer, both from Sacramento Tattoo, the shirt is printed on a black t shirt 100% cotton body in white ink.
This new shirt is for all you out there who live by your own headlights. Live Fast. Be Weird! BUY NOW in Men's sizes S-3XL.
Today we celebrate the birth of a man who made "weird" ok. The vision and goofiness of Ed Roth, known to his friends and fans as Big Daddy, set the stage for much that Gearhead and others involved in this wacky world of hot rodding and Kustom Kulture took to heart as their own.
His style was unique and while I never met the man, he is known as a true original. Gearhead paid tribute to his legend in issue #12. He was one of Mike's favorites and I know this issue was a dream come true.
So grab your Rat Fink and give him/her/it a hug and join me in sending birthday greetings to heaven where I"m sure he's painted the clouds with wild monsters and wacky Weird Ohs.
Automotive Journalist, Editor and Publisher of Gearhead Magazine, Gearhead Records, Gearhead Apparel, DJ, Punk Rocker, Master Gardener, Minister, Environmental Activist and Animal Lover... who IS this person?!