Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Introduction: Nick

If you read our first post on the blog you already know that it is something that’s been bouncing around in my head for quite a while. Since you are kind enough to check it out, it’s only fair that we introduce you to the people behind it. 

Me and my '67 BSA

It's me,
Nick. I have had an interest in old stuff for as long as I can remember.  I can tell you that it certainly started because of my dad and his involvement in the street rod scene. Growing up he was always building, fixing, driving and enjoying old cars. The mainstay through my childhood was his 1939 Oldsmobile street rod. It was exciting to be able to ride in that car all of the time. We would go to places like the Frog Follies in Evansville, In., Southern Illinois Street Rod Associations Father’s Day Rod Run and even get dropped off or picked up from school in “The Coupe”, as we called it.

Dad and the coupe sometime in the late 70's

 I can still recall peeking out the car window and admiring certain buildings. As I grew older my interest in all things vintage continued to grow. I was up to my ears in hot rods, street rods and customs into my early 20's. Throughout high school, my dad and I built a 1932 Ford Victoria that I was lucky enough to call my own. I eventually sold it and got interested in vintage choppers and bought myself a BSA motorcycle. That whole time I had been gradually gaining an interest in midcentury furniture and architecture. 

My dad's old '41 Ford and my old '32 Ford

I guess that puts us here: Atomic Age Alchemy. I wanted a place to showcase everything cool that I come across and has to do with the atomic era. Luckily, I was able to find Joey, a very talented writer and like-minded individual, to co-host this blog with me. We are going to loosely follow the time period of the mid 1940's to the mid 1960's for our focus and content. We may stray a little bit from those years but not a whole lot. We hope you will join us along for the ride while we feature spectacular vintage content like hot rods, customs, choppers, bobbers, midcentury modern furniture, homes, the people who lived in the time period, people who are living it today, and much more! 

We all know that old adage, "A picture is worth a thousand words," so I'll end here with the words and show you some photos of what I am all about.

Atomic Age Alchemy
Kate hanging out in the 50's T.V. clubhouse I made.
'56 Buick my dad and I are building.
Me and Godzilla
"The Cockroach" '31 Ford Roadster
Part of my "Live Like Lucy" (seriously, that's how it was advertised!) bedroom set
Having some fun in The Cockroach roadster
Garage shot


  1. Welcome to the blog world, Nick and Joey. You'll find the vintage community to be a fun bunch. Most of us follow each other's blogs, and some of us have even met in person.

    1. Dana, thanks for the warm welcome! Hope to be able to meet you in person some day! If you are ever in the St. Louis area, let me know!