I headed over to Boise, ID just before Memorial Day Weekend to hang out with my friend Paul and check out the area. Paul, of Paul’s Custom Detailing, and his girlfriend Melissa were great hosts, and gave me a really good tour of the town. I had been out earlier in the year to check out a handful of Hot Rods and Customs. I came back to spend more time here and search for some good locations to shoot at, seeing how the previous trip was in February and it was still snowing a little.

One thing that I noticed about Boise, they don’t appear to have any run down, dilapidated buildings. Makes it a little hard to shoot the style that I was wanting to go with for a couple of the rides I had in mind. Turns out that a couple weren’t ready, one had some personal stuff come up on the day of the shoot, and another car got sold. No worries, I still made the best of my time there… The Torch is a great place to hang out…

The day before I was heading back, Miniature Society held their 9th Annual Custom Car and Truck Show. I’m glad I stuck around for it. It may not be a huge show, but is is definitely worth going to. And it’s great to see some rides that don’t get over to the “coast” states. It was nice check out Jason Lekvold’s Mazda, flamed by Billy Bob Customs, before it became famous on Powerblock TV. As well as a bunch of other really nice rides that showed up. Miniature Society kept things busy with games, and club participation events. It’s always good to be at a show where there are things to do that the entire family can participate in. The day ended with some really cool trophies being handed out, and a cruise to a BBQ (I missed out on the cruise and BBQ, I had a chopper to shoot).  I had a really good time, and it was really great to meet a bunch of really cool people in Boise. I hope  to be able to make it over for the 10 anniversary show in 2013.

 

 

Thanks again to Paul St Cyr and his girlfriend Melissa for feeding and putting up with me for a week. And for making me earn those Dutch Bros coffees down at the shop…

 

Patrick

 


 

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