- 22 June 2012
When it comes to GENE WINFIELD, well, he's one of my favourite subjects of all-time. I've known Gene for many years, and I never cease to be amazed at his drive, his stamina, and, his kindness to all he comes in contact with. This DVD is an excellent "primer" if you've never met Gene, and a very honest look at his career & lifestyle if you have.
For over 65 years Gene has worked at his craft - his artform - almost daily, and his body-of-work includes fantastic custom cars, hot rods, TV cars, Movie cars, Bonneville racers, and many other vehicles that have received publicity & magazine features WorldWide. Plus, his trademarked "Blended/Fadeaway" paint jobs are sought after by custom car builders around the World.
Spending time with Gene is an adventure in and of itself! He is almost in constant motion, almost never sits down, and, has the constitution of a man half his age. His memories of the builds he has done, the stories that he recalls from the "early days", and the people that he's met during the course of his career, add to Gene's legend. You'll find all of those topics and many, many more in this remarkable DVD.
It showcases not only Gene, but many of his fellow pioneers & friends: George Barris, Steve Stanford, Spence Murray, Sid Mead, Junior Conway, Alex Gambino, some of his old Hot Rod Buddies, and many others.
The way the DVD is edited and put together, the music used, and the quality of the video equipment used is superb! Every section showcases a part of Gene's life, his shop, his first shop, his running at Bonneville, et al. And, Gene's interview portions are spot-on, honest, and, just as if you were spending time with him...which I have, and he's that way in "real" life, just like he is in "reel" life!
If you're looking for a "keeper" DVD about one of the Rod & Custom Industries longest-running, legendary Pro's, then you must add "Kings Of Kustoms DVD #1: Gene Winfield" to your collection. I have a better idea: buy TWO ! One for yourself and one for your favourite Crusin' Buddy...he will be forever in your debt!!
[To hear Gene's story about his favourite cars just click-on here, listen, and, enjoy!]