Pinup Pole Show Pinup of the Week: Tonya Kay
Hey, it’s me, Tonya Kay, as the Pinup Pole Show Pinup of the Week this week! Happy holidays and happy new year to everyone. Here you see me posing with my own 1965 Buick Riviera, the Grape Space Coaster for one of my favorite photographers of all time, RacingJunk columnist herself, Mitzi Valenzuela.
I love working with other members of the RacingJunk family and if you haven’t yet listened to my guest spot on Ellen Richardson's Behind the Wheel podcast with co-host Chris Young, definitely take some time to catch Behind the Wheel, episode 30: Tonya Kay with all three of us chatting cars, performing arts, pandemic and health.
Some of you know because you’ve been reading my column the *entire time* I’ve written it here, but I’ve been sharing photography from my company, Pinup Pole Show, for 2 years now with RacingJunk in the Pinup Pole Show Pinup of the Week column! I’m the creator and producer of classic car show and stage performance extravaganza, Tonya Kay’s Pinup Pole Show, where much of my column’s photography is shot. I am so thankful for the opportunity to entertain you and hope to continue producing classic car events, creating classic-honoring photoshoots and sharing them with you here on RacingJunk for years to come.
I haven’t been as consistent as I would like to have been this year in my posting because (and I’m quiet scared to even share this publicly) I’ve been quietly treating breast cancer this entire pandemic. My “money makers”, I know! Hahaha. At the same time, as you can imagine, live entertainers lost all their work as of March and our jobs haven’t returned. I wanted my readers to know because I know a lot of you may have had a loved one affected by cancer or maybe even you, yourself. If you are in a position to contribute to help me through this double emergency this year, please visit my GoFundMe page. All donations are tax-deductible, thanks to non-profit, Kalopsia, so it’s an excellent way to take your charity donation this year too. If you share the GoFundMe link, that makes matters, too.
Here’s to many more years of being part of each others’ auto enthusiast family. Happy holidays. Stay healthy. Stay warm.
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Tonya, I have always thought other than the GS 455 and the Grand National, that Buicks are “old people’s cars!” You actually bring excitement to the rivie! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Oh, yes, I see my Riv as very exciting indeed! Thanks for the props.
May God be with you in your road to cancer free life! I have very poor internet service, and when it finally loaded I did read your editorial. I might even be able to see all of the photo shoot. Again, Merry Christmas, and take care of your cancer.
Thank you, Mike. Thank you so much. I wanna get back out there shooting photos and producing the car shows again for all of us soon!
Tonya, way to Tick it nice. Merry Christmas and a better new year for all. Be well & safe. 🎄🎅🏽
Bob, thank you. I know you love the Riviera photos:)
Oops meant Rock✅
Oh My God, Tonya, I AM IN LOVE!!! 😍💓😘😜
You are the most beautiful creature I’ve ever laid eyes on, and this is the best shoot of you I’ve yet seen.
I love the suit, I love the car, and I love you, my dear.
Please put your health first, take care of yourself, and I’m praying for you to beat the C-word once and for all.
God Bless you and yours, and have a Very Happy New Year.
Dave, sincere thank you. For all your words of encouragement and support. Never a bad time to help someone feel optimistic.
hello Tonya…. do you still own the grape space coaster
I do <3 and you can see lots of photos in my column of me with it:)
Tonya, hoping you have a much better year than 2020. World would be far worse off if we lost such a beautiful soul as yours. Take care and get better. Luv ur work.
Rick you’ve got me teared up. Thank you for supporting my work – I love to share it! Let’s all make it through and create a little more beauty and fun in the world.
This is all out fantastic great ride love the color and you well there are only so many words availble and you desrvie them all. stay safe
Haha, love to hear it, Tony. Thanks!
HAVE A MERRYCHRISTMAS
You as well, TED!
Great to see this shoot again Tonya. It’s one of my all-time favorites. 🥰
I’m so thankful to hear you’re doing well, and I continue to pray for you and yours. 🙏🏼
Have a Very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year.
Dave 💘 💘 💘
Dave, it’s my pleasure to share these photos with you. I value that you always respond and let me know you are out there appreciating the offering. Happy holidays to you.