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    Janesko

    Janesko

    We are thrilled to have the talented Jennifer Janesko as our artist feature.  Capturing the beauty of women where gorgeous sex appeal meets stunning artwork.  I love the style a woman brings to pinup art, sexy can be classy, artistic and beautiful without going too far.  Janesko teases you just enough to keep you coming [...]

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    Motography by Phil Clark

    Motography by Phil Clark

    We have the talented Phil Clark of Motography as our Art Feature this week.  Phil’s work instantly caught our attention, we love his unique edge and artistic approach to the automobile.  Capturing cars in motion, in different lighting, accenting their own characteristics gives each image a personality of its’ own.  Turning a passion into an [...]

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    Joey Anchors Photography

    Joey Anchors Photography

    Joe has admired old cars since his youth, getting into custom cars and hot rods, constantly daydreaming about that perfect hot rod he would someday own. In his late teens, he started playing bass, joining a band, recording, and touring across North America. 15 years later, after giving music his all, he decided it was [...]

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    Julie Bergonz Photography (Las Vegas Sin City Shooter)

    Julie Bergonz Photography (Las Vegas Sin City Shooter)

    Sometimes in life it takes years and years to achieve success. Then sometimes you work hard all of your life to achieve a goal, and never quite get there. But for this “Sin City Shooter” (Photographer) success has come rather quickly to her in many fields. Her name is Julie Bergonz. This young and vibrate  [...]

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    Motorgrrrl Studios Photography

    Motorgrrrl Studios Photography

    From Horses to Horsepower

    Heather Dawn, founder of Motorgrrrl Studios Photography,  gravitates towards creating expressive visual forms.  She is inspired to innovate and create entirely new images.  She works within existing photographic traditions contributing her own vision to what has come before.
    Some of her most intriguing work involves two of her favorite subjects, Classic American Muscle [...]

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    Becky Ryan

    Becky Ryan

    Becky Ryan is an Illustrator from Liverpool, England, now based in a small town in Derbyshire. She has created editorial pieces for the ‘Lancashire Evening Post’ and the ‘Liverpool Echo’ along with ‘Wireless’ student magazine and ‘Shebang’ zine.
    Specializing in portraits she has worked with many burlesque performers to create illustrations for their promotional material and [...]

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    Betty Ann with Lady Luck Car Club

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    For our featured pin up of the month we bring you the lovely Betty Ann.  We have found you the blonde bombshell who also wrenches on her own car!  With a love for cars, vintage lifestyle and a drive to succeed she has turned her passion into so many different ventures.  Charity for our veterans, empowering women to pursue their dreams and be confident in their own skin, taps into untraveled territory of an all female car club and pin up print work.  Quite the lady!

    And YES that Chevy belongs to 53D!

    Betty Ann is the proud owner and mechanic of a ’49 Kaiser Traveler and the President of Lady Luck Car Club. Always passionate about cars, the vintage lifestyle, and strong/sensual women, LLCC naturally evolved from her everyday life. How she got into pin-up modeling is a different story than most. Betty was a 3rd generation worker at her family’s chemical manufacturing plant in East Oakland. 5 years ago a batch of glass cleaner was dyed incorrectly at the plant and the family was sitting on pallets of unusable product. Betty decided to bottle it in spare sprayers and take it to a Goodguys car show.  She added products to the line, designed labels and Lady Luck Car Care was created.

    Due to a lack of extra money for models but knowing she wanted to have a vintage style pin-up on the label, she began doing the modeling herself.  The label and product shoots turned into a poster and calendar line. Pretty soon Betty was getting some recognition for her pin-up and selling some print work. The calendar is now a big annual project for her that raises money for her veteran charity ‘Help Our Heros’. These days the LLCC calendar and posters feature an entire troop of all natural pin-ups. Her troop’s purpose is to raise money for veterans, spread the interest of women working on hot rods, and to embrace their natural born, beautiful selves. Betty doesn’t always make friends when she says ‘Don’t buy fake tits, buy a real car’, but she feels it’s important for females to understand that beauty is not perfection, it is confidence.

    These days what started as a single mom’s dream of an all-encompassing female car club, is now the largest all-female car organization in the country. Lady Luck CC has pre-’69 car club members all along the West coast, only selecting girls that own their rides and that know what’s going on under the hood (although she admits openly they are all constantly learning).  Betty is also the front woman of the rockabilly band Betty Ann & the Lonesome III, sews her wardrobe & continues the ‘never ending’ ground-up rebuild of her Kaiser. Betty definitely loves being a mom the most and insists if it wasn’t for being a single mom hitting rock bottom she probably wouldn’t have started on this crazy journey 5 years ago.

    ‘It’s never too late to start living a dream, the trick is to never give up. It’s the only thing in life you can actually control. When people close a door, kick it down.’ ~Betty Ann’

    Give me MORE BETTY!  Lady Luck CC   Facebook

    Photographer Credits in this post:  Bad Bones Photography, Varga, Marilee Caruso, N/Koljian Photography & Chris Gomez

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