Joined: Feb 22, 2005
From: Los Angeles
|Posted: 2010-04-26 10:08 am  Permalink|
Von Dutch would've been rightly bewildered that a marketing company could turn his name into a cash cow. As discussed earlier, Von Dutch wasn't the kind of person you wanted to know since he was usually loaded and unkempt. Most assumed he was a mentally ill homeless dude. Because I sell vintage hot rod parts (since the 1960's), he was a pesty looker who killed business. Eventually, he could only look at my stuff if Ed Roth brought him over. Ed was enough of a one-man-circus that other customers would ignore VD. Unfortunately, VD's problems led to the decline of the skills that made him famous. It took on a note of tragedy when high-end rods came into vogue. VD's skills were no longer up to snuff and the builders of these machines wanted nothing but the best. Hence, the last couple decades of VD's life were spent on the sidelines watching others decorating the fanciest rods of the day. The post-mortem screeching about his politics is just stupid. Since when are homeless drunks expected to be politically enlightened? He would've been just as mystified that he made an appearance in a forum devoted to tiki worship. In his world, a Mai Tai is nothing but a fag drink for those without the balls to drink their liquor straight.