|Shelby with the Chop Tops|
THE BANDS...live music is the heart...the throbbing, pulsating, fuel of any good party and while this post will cover all aspects of the show---I dedicate this final post of TRR to the bands. There was a great line up at the Tempe Rockabilly Reunion and here they are in no particular order: Roadrunner Gunner, Moonlight Howlers, Danny Dean, 3 Bad Jacks, Rhythm Dragons, Hot Rod Trio, Cash'd Out, Voodoo Swing, Deadbeat Daddies, Chop Tops, The Octanes, Surf Side IV, Pat Roberts & The Heymakers, Chuck E. Bumps.
|Suzy..Hot Rod Trio|
|Amanda Lee with Pat Roberts & The Heymakers|
|Leeroy & Shorty...Voodoo Swing|
|Kim Falcon, with AZ Los Boulevardos cruiser Freddie's "Piewagon"|
|Frenchie Deuhoux won with his V12 Hot Rod Lincoln...Best In Show....see below with Amanda Lee|
|"Fish Nets" Prior to winning the Psychobilly Pageant|
|Vintage firetruck filled with rockabilly pin-up contestants.|
|The truck arrived just in time for the Bomb Squad club initiation paddling of Paul Iba. Nice whack, by Brenda Acuna|
|Amanda Lee with Pat Roberts & the Heymakers|
|Pin-Up Angel...Becky Lee|
|Psychobilly pageant contestants with KandyK Modela|
|Melissa Misfortune & Kathleen Ray|
|Surfside IV...great surf instrumentals|
|Miss V8...rockabilly pin-up pageant winner.|
Here we have Amanda Lee with Frenchie Dehoux's winning Lincoln Hot Rod.
Amanda is currently on the cover of the "The Best of" issue of Phoenix Magazine as well as inside the Arizona Highways "Retro AZ"issue. I was honored that she allowed me to photograph her...especially at the hottest part of the day. Check out her site:
|"Fishnets" with her psychobilly winning attire.|
You may recall this sweet thing from my "Classic Derby" post a few weeks ago. My new friend, Stepanie will be racing in the Nostalgia Drags November 13th at the Speedworld Dragstrip in Suprise.
Head out there to cheer her on!
|The Rhythm Dragons|
|Best Car Club Winners and my amigos, The Bomb Squad C.C. from East Mesa.|
|The amazing, KandyK Modela|
|Veronica McGee...letting me shoot her pretty tattoo and bad-self.|
Wrapping the Tempe Rockabilly Reunion coverage with one last image of Amanda Lee.
That's it for now...another project with unseen images is in the works. More on that later.
Looking forward to the Lake Havasu Rockabilly Reunion on February 17th-19th 2012.
Good times and another TOMORROW!