Pinup Pole Show Pinup of the Week: Heather Lou and Monica Kay with a ’30 Ford Sedan

Click Here to Begin Slideshow This week’s Pinup Pole Show Pinup of the Week features one of our most charming drivers: creative editor of Car Crush Magazine, Punk Daddy. This Englishman has a collection of high-end English classics, but we’re featuring his American-made rat rod in this week’s column. Introducing Punk Daddy’s 1930 Ford Sedan with Pinup Pole Show models Heather Lou and Monica Kay plus guest model Blue Britt, photographed live at Pinup Pole Show by the magnificent Shane Karns. TONYA KAY: What is your name? What type of car is your rat, and what’s its name? PUNK DADDY: I go by “Punk Daddy”. I was DJing a party playing just original UK punk tracks, and a friend renamed me. The body is a 1930 Ford sedan so it got the nickname “Dirty Thirty.” TONYA KAY: Why the rat and how? PUNK DADDY: The rat was my first car in LA after moving from London. I was so amazed you can drive something as crude as that near enough legally here. I bought all the bits and had a custom frame built which is essential to the “broke-back” stance. I paid a friend who’d built rats before to put it together, and helped out at weekends. TONYA KAY: What’s under the hood? PUNK DADDY: It doesn’t have a hood… OK, Chevy 350 motor and auto trans. TONYA KAY: What characteristics make a car a ratrod? PUNK DADDY: Ha, people probably debate questions like this. To me it’s just a punk attitude to what you’re making. Original, in your face and basic. There are some super high end cars I still see as rats. And some rolling junkyards too. TONYA KAY: What are some of the unique touches to yours? PUNK DADDY: I didn’t want it covered in spiders and skeletons. The overall look and way it drove were the goals. I guess the use of the many bullet holes in the rear panel as brake lights is its most memorable feature. We just made use of what we inherited. TONYA KAY: You are a member of the Odd Squad cc. What cruises, events and shows do they throw and attend? PUNK DADDY: It’s a kind of extended family more than a traditional club. We welcome all old cars and all nice people. We shake hands with everyone and try to make them welcome. There’s a Wednesday night meet in Culver City, a Friday night meet in Burbank and one off weekend meets and cruises during the summer. See @oddsquadcarclub on Instagram for info. TONYA KAY: What’s the best drive for the rat? PUNK DADDY: A smooth one. Hot Summer Nights downtown is cool. You can literally park anywhere and never get a ticket, just make a load of new friends. TONYA KAY: What’s next for the ratrod? PUNK DADDY: Mechanically it doesn’t need anything. I’ve basically driven it every week for four years and even as far as Vegas. By now I’d like to take it off the road and add some stuff I’ve had in mind for ages. First of which is a roll top fabric roof. The interior is bare metal and I’m experimenting with some reclaimed wood for the rear deck area. Quiet things down a bit. Maybe Punk Daddy’s going soft. Want to see Pinup Pole Show models posing with your classic? Cruise-in to our live show June 1st in North Hollywood, CA! TIX and classic car registration at pinuppoleshow.com.

Pinup Pole Show Pinup of the Week: Heather Lou and Monica Kay with a '30 Ford Sedan

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This week’s Pinup Pole Show Pinup of the Week features one of our most charming drivers: creative editor of Car Crush Magazine, Punk Daddy. This Englishman has a collection of high-end English classics, but we’re featuring his American-made rat rod in this week’s column. Introducing Punk Daddy’s 1930 Ford Sedan with Pinup Pole Show models Heather Lou and Monica Kay plus guest model Blue Britt, photographed live at Pinup Pole Show by the magnificent Shane Karns.


TONYA KAY: What is your name? What type of car is your rat, and what’s its name?

PUNK DADDY: I go by “Punk Daddy”. I was DJing a party playing just original UK punk tracks, and a friend renamed me. The body is a 1930 Ford sedan so it got the nickname “Dirty Thirty.”


TONYA KAY: Why the rat and how?

PUNK DADDY: The rat was my first car in LA after moving from London. I was so amazed you can drive something as crude as that near enough legally here. I bought all the bits and had a custom frame built which is essential to the “broke-back” stance. I paid a friend who’d built rats before to put it together, and helped out at weekends.


TONYA KAY: What’s under the hood?

PUNK DADDY: It doesn’t have a hood… OK, Chevy 350 motor and auto trans.


TONYA KAY: What characteristics make a car a ratrod?

PUNK DADDY: Ha, people probably debate questions like this. To me it’s just a punk attitude to what you’re making. Original, in your face and basic. There are some super high end cars I still see as rats. And some rolling junkyards too.


TONYA KAY: What are some of the unique touches to yours?

PUNK DADDY: I didn’t want it covered in spiders and skeletons. The overall look and way it drove were the goals. I guess the use of the many bullet holes in the rear panel as brake lights is its most memorable feature. We just made use of what we inherited.


TONYA KAY: You are a member of the Odd Squad cc. What cruises, events and shows do they throw and attend?

PUNK DADDY: It’s a kind of extended family more than a traditional club. We welcome all old cars and all nice people. We shake hands with everyone and try to make them welcome. There’s a Wednesday night meet in Culver City, a Friday night meet in Burbank and one off weekend meets and cruises during the summer. See @oddsquadcarclub on Instagram for info.


TONYA KAY: What’s the best drive for the rat?

PUNK DADDY: A smooth one. Hot Summer Nights downtown is cool. You can literally park anywhere and never get a ticket, just make a load of new friends.


TONYA KAY: What’s next for the ratrod?

PUNK DADDY: Mechanically it doesn’t need anything. I’ve basically driven it every week for four years and even as far as Vegas. By now I’d like to take it off the road and add some stuff I’ve had in mind for ages. First of which is a roll top fabric roof. The interior is bare metal and I’m experimenting with some reclaimed wood for the rear deck area. Quiet things down a bit. Maybe Punk Daddy’s going soft.

Want to see Pinup Pole Show models posing with your classic? Cruise-in to our live show June 1st in North Hollywood, CA! TIX and classic car registration at pinuppoleshow.com.

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Tonya Kay is a brutally elegant film actress, burlesque headliner, raw vegan renegade and producer of Tonya Kay’s Pinup Pole Show and classic car cruise-in. You’ve seen her on Broadway (STOMP, De La Guarda) and in blockbuster films (Lone Ranger, Muppets Movie). Her pinup and modeling work has been published in magazines, calendars and comic books like Car Kulture Deluxe, DrivenWorld, Grease Inc, Superfly Auto, The SpeedGirls and Garage Latino. And her viscous classic hot rod, the Grape Space Coaster, is even more famous than she is standing out on Discovery’s "Sticker Shock," Speed TV’s "My Ride Rules" and music videos.

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