The Blastolene Piss-Off Pete

The last logo you expect -- and the first you'd want -- on a hot rod.
The last logo you expect — and the first you'd want — on a hot rod.

Our good friend Jim Brennan (aka UDMan) over at CarDomain sent us some more of his great photography from the SEMA show a few weeks back. We feel terrible (and by “we”, I clearly mean “I”) that it’s taken this long to actually manage to get them up and posted. (I could be honest and say I’ve been procrastinating, or that I just haven’t gotten around to it, but instead I’m going to lie and blame it on the Pig Death I caught about the same time.)
We’re tremendously glad to have Jim as a friend. He gets to go to these various shows around the country, taking pictures and writing articles; but there are lots of people who do that. The reason we like Jim is that he shares our sensibilities and affection for the older, unique, funkier side of things. Like the Piss Off Pete.
Now, we’ve talked about Blastolene before. They don’t like to do anything normal, and this truck is no exception. It started life as a 1960 Peterbilt rig. Clearly, it is now something much, much greater. Utilizing a 1972 Detroit Diesel twin-supercharged V12, run through two of the nicest headers we’ve seen in a long time, the truck took over 15 months to build, and clearly has power, style, and PAH! to spare. Head on over to Jim’s CarDomain article for more info, and to show him some love for sharing his photos with Hooniverse.

[Source: Jim Brennan at Cardomain]

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  1. PowerTryp Avatar

    Wow that thing is cool, I want to spend about three days going over it and enjoying the craftsmanship. I saw this on The Smoking Tire's best of Sema edition and just hearing him talk about it and the fact that he did it all on his own blows my mind.

  2. Tomsk Avatar

    Street-rodded big rigs are a trend I'd like to see continue indefinitely.

  3. Jeff Glucker Avatar
    Jeff Glucker

    Damnit… I just had a really nice comment written thanking all of you for reading the site and my drunken nubs hit a button sending me back a page.
    So, thank you all for reading the site – we are nothing without your support…
    Also, if you like Jim's work and big fucking trucks…. stay tuned, UDMan might be popping up on these very pages with some articles of his own. And by might be, I mean …. he is.
    thanks Hooniverse… have a great long weekend.

  4. engineerd Avatar

    Sometimes when I have trouble getting to sleep, like last night, I'll lay awake and wonder what Mrs. engineerd would think if I brought something like this home. I mean, as long as I have a more sensible car for daily driver duties, what can she say other than, "I'm never stepping foot in that thing." Which would make me sad, since I actually like my wife and really like spending time with her. So then I try to figure out which I want more — to spend time with my wife or to have something as epically awesome as this.