the impossible cool

"Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail."

~Charles F. Kettering

BEEP...BEEP....Whose got the keys to my JEEP....

"Yeah Son.....that's that 1946 Willy...... full resto going down!" OK.....Thank You Funk Master Flex.
Started this little Fall/Winter project a couple weeks ago. It is coming along nicely thanks to my buddies David and Nick.
I'm really excited because I've wanted one of these forever, and though I'm not a mechanic, I've become quite the "Body Man!"
Here are a few pictures I'd like to share with you while in progress.

Me doing some body work.

Nick cutting out and replacing the side panel.

Bed and floor pans being lined.

Ready for clear coat....

Tub on chassie.....yeah!

More to come...................

forgot one......


thanks for the reminder Ian.........

they don't make'em like this anymore.......

If you go back and watch any of these movies today, you'll probably laugh. Hell, i know you will, but when they came out.....OOOH....I wore out my the reels on my VCR watching Christian Slater bombing that hill or Cru Jones racing around the impossible Helltrack. These films inspired me growing up in rural Kentucky. I guess these movies are partly responsible for my back surgery I had last year, too........damn it Keanu Reeves!!!!!

my sanctuary this morning

everywhere we turn in this little big town, we meet someone that inspires us.
this morning, both matt and i are silenced by photographer, mark tucker.

mark came in the store a few days ago to shoot our teammate, ian.
when we went to mark's site to see the image, we found the video above.

mark's notes on the sweet man...
"My friend Buddy Jackson told me about a jewel of a fine man, who happens to live down the street from me. He’s 95 years old, still drives his big Lincoln to the grocery, and still has a strong singing voice. He likes blues songs, but prefers to sing church spirituals."


barton: in the shop this afternoon

finally..our new men's fit.
following willie...

lower rise. slimmer leg.
in celebration of our teacher and brother, james barton.
love you so much, barty.

to add to your simple get up...imogene in black stretch

i retired my worn out pilly black leggings last night, because imogene in black stretch is all i will need now.

the black stretch is a very special bi-stretch technology which has been in the market for quite some years.. but as of late, really finally perfected. in short... it just really holds it's shape. like, realllly.


imogene and willie + GQ

thank you, kindly, GQ, for thinking of us as one of the 10 best independent men's stores in america. wow..what an amazing list of which to be in company.

big black willie

photography by joshua black wilkins

finally. on the shelf today.
call 615-292-5005 for out of town orders.

ladies. imogene in black.... one week away.

love, carrie

2nd Annual PINEWOOD DERBY playa.....

(1982 winner Nick Dryden)


WHERE: imogene + willie

AGE: 21 years and older to race

TIME: Doors Open at 4 p.m. Races Start at 5:00

ENTRY FEE: $50.00


Car Kits (available at imogene and willie on Oct. 13th 2010)

Race Day T-Shirt

BBQ Spread

Beer and Whiskey

Shit talking

NOTE TO ALL PARENTS: imogene and willie like Trick Daddy "love da kids" but last year got a little ridiculous. so if you bring need to watch them and not allow them to throw rocks at the track!

Prizes to be announced.......

Trophies for.......

Best in show
Not So Best in Show
1st, 2nd, and 3rd place


Following are the inspection points

1. The car weight shall not exceed 5.0 ounces. The official race scale shall be considered final. (141 grams)
2. The overall length of the car shall not exceed 8 inches.
3. The overall width of the car shall not exceed 2 ¾ inches.
4. The car must have 1 ¾” clearance between the wheels.
5. The car must have 3/8” clearance underneath the body.
6. The wood provided in the kit must be used. The block may be shaped any way that is desired.
7. The wheels supplied with the kit must be used. The wheels may not be cut, drilled, beveled or rounded. You may remove the seam from the wheels.
8. The axles supplied with the kit must be used. They may be polished or lubricated.
9. Wheel bearings, washers or bushings are prohibited.
10. The car must not ride on any type of springs.
11. The car must be freewheeling, with no starting devices.
12. No loose material of any kind, such as lead shot, may be used.

Each car must pass inspection by the official inspection committee before it will be allowed to compete. The Inspection Committee has the responsibility to disqualify those cars that do not meet these specifications.