Randy Grubb Videos

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Randy has been around a while so you know there are more than a few videos floating around of him and his beautiful rides. We will post all of the best ones we can find so until then just know that.

Randy Grubb’s Garage: Episode 10
The Falconer, Part 2
- Grants Pass, Oregon

August 19 , 2016

The Falconer Dodici is Randy Grubb’s latest rolling sculpture; it’s a radically new interpretation of the French curve 1937 Delahaye Type 145. The gleaming, muscled surface of the roadster is reminiscent of a WWII P-51 Mustang fighter: its sweeping lines are augmented by visible lapped panels of polished aluminum joined at the seams with flowing lines of rivets.

In the last episode, Part 1 of the Falconer, Randy built the fully-sculpted frame, a wooden form for the body panels, and dropped Ryan Falconer’s 640 hp V-12 racing engine into the chassis.

Now, in episode #10, Part 2, watch Randy weave the custom headers, form the beautiful body panels, create a rolling chassis that’ll make your jaw drop, fire up the engine for the first time, and hit the road. It’s the sleekest, most reflective car you’ve ever seen with a mirror-like surface that reflects its surroundings, making it a high-gloss chameleon.

The Falconer’s grille is unique in the history of automotive design. It was fashioned after the Tiffany hot glass pulled-feather technique Randy learned as a glass blower.

The Falconer made its debut at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering in Carmel, California, on Friday, August 19, 2016.

From mind to metal, Randy Grubb turns his retro-futuristic fantasies into hard-polished reality in his Pacific Northwest garage. Rated as one of the top fabricators in America by Hot Rod magazine, Randy is the creator of Jay Leno’s Tank Car, the Indy Special, the B-702, and Piss’d Off Pete, the DecoLiner, the DecoPods, the Decoson, Bob Maddox’s Pulse Jet Lakester, Tim “Frogman” Cotterill’s Rocket 3, and now, the Falconer Dodici.

Randy Grubb’s Garage: Episode 9
The Falconer, Part 1
- Grants Pass, Oregon

September 1 , 2015

From mind to metal, automotive artist Randy Grubb turns his retro-futuristic fantasies into hard-polished reality in his Pacific Northwest garage. Rated as one of the top fabricators in America by Hot Rod magazine, Randy is the creator of Jay Leno’s Tank Car, the Indy Special, the B-702, and Piss’d Off Pete, the DecoLiner, the DecoPods, the Decoson, Bob Maddox’s Pulse Jet Lakester, and Tim Cotterill’s Rocket 3.

Now you can see how this visionary artist designs and creates his ground-shaking rolling art. In the Falconer Part 1 see how he designed and built a fully-sculpted frame and is developing the shape of the body with both state-of-the-art and old school methods.

The Falconer Dodici is Inspired by the French curve 1937 Delahaye Type 145 and the design precedent of the riveted seams of the 1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic.

The sweeping lines of the car will be augmented with visible lapped panels of polished aluminum joined at the seams by flowing lines of rivets.

The roadster is being built around the Falconer V-12 racing engine produced and endorsed by Ryan Falconer. The subtitle Dodici is Italian for the number 12.

With monstrous power (645 hp) and a raw, muscled surface beauty not unlike the WWII P-51 Mustang fighter, the Falconer is sure to make a splash in the automotive world.

Video copyright 2015 by Randy Johnson
©2015 by Randy Johnson, Flying Hawk Productions

Randy Grubb’s Garage:
From Mind To Metal
- Grants Pass, Oregon

July 8, 2015

From mind to metal, automotive artist Randy Grubb turns his retro-futuristic fantasies into hard-polished reality in his Pacific Northwest garage.

This one-hour program is the definitive look into the work of a master craftsman, rated one of the top fabricators in America by Hot Rod magazine.

Grubb is the creator of Jay Leno’s Tank Car, the Indy Special, the B-702, and Piss’d Off Pete, and has been featured on Jesse James’ Monster Garage, Chip Foose’s Overhaulin’, Jay Leno’s Garage, the video series Randy Grubb’s Garage, and in magazines: Hot Rod, Car and Driver, Street Rodder, Rod & Custom, Automobile, Popular Mechanics, Ol’ Skool Rodz, Car Kulture Deluxe, Quick Throttle, and Southern Oregon Magazine. Known internationally for his extreme machines, Grubb has been featured on German Web sites Spiegel and Moto Mobil, Poland’s Fishki and Scigacz, Finland’s Top Gear Suomi, and Viet Nam’s Tinhte.

From Mind to Metal takes you behind the scenes of his builds of the last five years: the DecoLiner (which could have been Flash Gordon’s motor home); the limited edition of 12 DecoPods (Art Deco/Streamline-style motor bikes with doors); the sleek Decoson (based on a Harley-Davidson Sportster); the DecoHelmet (the ultimate accessory for the DecoPods); Bob “Rocket Man” Maddox’s outlandish Pulse Jet Lakester; and Tim “Frogman” Cotterill’s wild quad, the Rocket 3.

Written, directed, filmed, and produced by Randy Johnson of Rogue River, Oregon
©2015 Flying Hawk Productions

Randy Grubb’s Garage: Episode 8
The build of Frogman’s Rocket 3 from Start to Finish
- Grants Pass, Oregon

February 3, 2015

Randy Grubb has been ranked among the top 15 U.S. fabricators by Hot Rod. He built Jay Leno’s Tank Car, the Indy Special, the B-702, Piss’d Off Pete, the DecoLiner, the DecoPods, and the body for the Bob Maddox Pulse Jet Lakester.

Then Grubb got a call from his English pal, Tim “The Frogman” Cotterill, famous for his bronze sculptures of frogs, hawks, and owls. The Frog had designed a powerful, ultra-sleek machine with animal-like qualities that he called the Rocket 3. “It combines my love of choppers, trikes, hot rods, and dragsters,” Frog said, and then he asked Randy to team up with him to build it.

Earlier, the Frogman had built the Rocket 1, a trike he made famous in England. Next, after he moved to Venice, California, Frog built the muscular 1,000 horsepower blown Hemi Rocket 2. This monster does 0-100 in less than 5 seconds with a top end of 200!

From mind to metal, now you can witness Randy’ Grubb’s complete build of Cotterill’s Rocket 3. Its rear suspension is beautiful, cool, and crazy; it flexes just like a big cat on the run. And with its 430 horsepower Corvette engine, the Rocket 3 will scram, doing 0-60 in less than 4 seconds.

Theme music by Arabella
Logos by Don Tippit

Written, directed, and produced by Randy Johnson
©2015 by Randy Johnson, Flying Hawk Productions

Randy Grubb’s Garage: Episode 7
The Grubb-Maddox Pulse Jet Lakester. See the Rocket Car!
- Grants Pass, Oregon

June 3, 2014

“Every now and again we get a project that falls into the totally-crazy category. This would be one of them,” says Randy Grubb, the creator of Jay Leno’s Tank Car, the B-702, the Indy Special, the Decoliner, the Decopod, and the Decoson.

The Pulse Jet Lakester, built by Randy Grubb and “Rocketman” Bob Maddox, is a drop-tank lakester with a super twist: it has the equivalent of a V-1 jet engine strapped to it that looks like—and is—the biggest exhaust pipe you’ve ever seen.

The V-1 “buzz bomb” was developed by the Germans in WWII and used to make flying bomb attacks on England. Largely unknown to the public, the Ford Motor Company developed a copy of the weapon for U.S. forces in 1944: it was the Republic-Ford JB-2, also known as the KGW and LTV-N-2 Loon.

Bob Maddox first got the idea of attaching himself to a rocket when he was trying to catch up with another skydiver as they hurtled toward the ground in a group jump. He is now the nation’s foremost authority on pulse jet engines and has built models to power bicycles, skateboards, cars, and now, this full-scale motor for a lakester racing car.

The Grubb-Maddox lakester is built on a custom tube chassis that Grubb originally intended to be powered by a flathead. The bottom of the car is made from a P-51 Mustang fighter drop tank lengthened 17″. The body is a compelling Grubb sculpture of hand-formed polished aluminum that sports lots of rivets. The giant polished stainless steel pulse jet engine built by Maddox is rated at over 600 pounds of thrust.

How fast will it go? Well, the boys don’t know, but they’re guessing that it will idle at over 200 mph. The only way to find out is for Maddox to belt himself into the car on a California dry lake (perhaps El Mirage) and hit the full throttle switch. (There’s a critical limitation: the Goodyear tires are only rated for 500 mph; they’re normally used on the front of a top fuel dragster.) A parachute will then deploy to bleed off speed until the traditional disc brakes can do their job to bring Bob back to Earth.

Special thanks go to Ratrod Ray for the use of his test-firing video filmed at Cedarville, California.

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To learn more about the upcoming full-throttle run, go to Maddox Jets:
http://maddoxjets.com

See Ratrod Ray’s video of the test run of the car:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bCPOLpFDP0

Soundtrack: Cardiac Arrest and Walk Away performed by Arabella

Written, directed, and produced by Randy Johnson
©2014 by Randy Johnson

Randy Grubb’s Garage: Episode 6
Decopods Edition

April 13, 2014

Randy set out in 2012 to build an edition of 12 Decopods: six Bipods (on a Piaggio 150 Fly chassis) and six Tripods (on a Piaggio MP3 chassis). In Spring 2014 the edition is nearly complete and Randy discusses the Decopods’ lap-panel construction. He now has plans to use the lap-panels-and-rivets technique in his next big V-12 auto build, inspired by the 1930s French-curved Bugattis and Delahayes.

In the last year, Randy was named one of the 15 top fabricators in America by Hot Rod Magazine. His Decoliner appeared on the cover of RV Life in November 2013. And in Germany Randy was featured by Auto Bild, Auto Mobil, Spiegel, and Motorrad magazines.

Randy Grubb’s Garage: Episode 5
Building the Frogman’s Rocket

January 18, 2014

The Frogman’s first over-the-top trike, the Rocket 1, is famous in Britain. His follow-up was the alien-looking monster Rocket 2, the mad 1,000 horsepower trike featured on Jay Leno’s Garage that has racked up millions of views on YouTube.

Frogman chose Randy Grubb as the builder for his revolutionary Rocket 3 quad, a rolling/rocketing sculpture with a 430 horsepower Chevy E-Rod LS3 motor, Kugel Indy-style front end, Kugel 9″ differential, a Hydra-Matic 4165-E four-speed trans, and a rear suspension system that’s never before been seen on Planet Earth.

Grubb is a one-man, one-stop shop where he’s the consummate hard and soft metal worker: he’s creating both the rolling chassis and the vehicle’s body in the signature lap-panel-and-rivet construction technique he’s mastered with the Decoliner and the Decopods. There’s no paint here. the Rocket 3 will be finished in highly-polished aluminum.

This is outside the world of hot rods and cycles. You’ve never seen anything like the Rocket 3.

Featuring Randy Grubb, Tim Cotterill, Ron Crume of Infinity Motorsports, and introducing Jordan Luker, the Space Girl.

Randy Grubb’s Garage: Episode 4
The Deco Helmet

October 12, 2013

The Salvador Dalí of automotive art, Randy Grubb created Jay Leno’s Tank Car, the Indy Special, the B-702, Piss’d Off Pete, the Decoliner, and most recently, the Decopod and Decoson motorcycles.

In the 4th episode of Randy Grubb’s Garage, Randy shows from start-to-finish the fabrication of his riveted and polished aluminum Deco Helmet.

The Deco Helmet was designed to match the Art Deco style of his unique streamlined Decopod and Decoson motorcycles. This step-by-step project reveals all of his techniques and tools. The show illustrates the five basics of working with metals: cutting, bending, joining, shrinking, and stretching.

For everyone with an interest in automotive art and sculpture, and for both beginning and seasoned fabricators, watch Randy Grubb create his own hard-warped reality, from mind to metal.

See Randy’s Decoliner on the cover of this November’s RV Life, and the article, The Evolution of Randy Grubb’s Decopods, in an upcoming issue of Ol’ Skool Rodz magazine.

Produced by Randy Johnson
Videos and photos by Randy Johnson
Soundtrack: Cardiac Arrest by Arabella
Randy Grubb’s Garage logotype by Don Tippit

Episode 4 is sponsored by:
Baileigh Industrial, Northwest Harley Davidson, American Retro, Hanson Rivets, Ninkasi Brewing, and Don Tippit

Randy Grubb’s Garage: Episode 3
The Decoliner

September 9, 2013

Automotive artist Randy Grubb turns his incredible fantasies into hard, metal-warped reality in his Grants Pass garage in Southern Oregon. His large-scale iconic builds include Jay Leno’s Tank Car, the Indy Special, the B-702, Piss’d Off Pete, and most recently, the Decoliner.

The Decoliner is an extreme build, designed by Randy to appear to be a 1940s period sculpture that could have been Flash Gordon’s motor home. Built on a 1973 GMC RV chassis with an Olds 455 engine, it features the nose of a White 3000 COE truck cab and a flying bridge with a second driving station up top.

In this episode of Randy Grubb’s Garage series you’ll see the complete story of the Decoliner, inside and out, and on the road.

Randy got an offer on the Decoliner in July 2013 that he couldn’t refuse, so took his buddies with him on the vehicle’s final shakedown voyage to Sequoia National Park in California. After passing its final tests on mountain roads with flying colors, Randy turned over the keys to the Decoliner’s new owner in Michigan. Look for it at car shows and on the highway!

Episode 2 of Randy Grubb’s Garage is out!
May 23, 2013

It’s jam-packed with automotive art and gearhead adventures.

First up, Randy reveals the plan for building “Frogman” Tim Cotterill’s Rocket 3, the fantastic follow-up to Tim’s 200 mph Rocket 2 super trike. Then Randy debuts the Decoson, his first streamlined sculpture based on a 1984 Harley-Davidson Sportster chassis, in downtown Grants Pass, Oregon. Back at the workbench, Randy gives a metal fabricator’s lesson in metal joining and riveting. Then Randy makes his last journey in the Art Deco Decoliner from Southern Oregon to the Monterey Bay Peninsula in California for The Quail Motorcycle Gathering, the premier motorcycle show on the West Coast.

Randy won two major awards on May 4th at Quail. He took 2nd in the Custom / Modified category for his Decoson, owned by Steve Boone of Northwest Harley-Davidson, Olympia, Washington. Then he captured the Innovation Award, presented by streamlining pioneer Craig Vetter, for his first Deco-Tripod, built on a Piaggio MP3 chassis and owned by Dave Johnston of American-Retro. Another crowd favorite was his very first Deco-Helmet, a fantastic polished aluminum headgear styled to go with the Decoson.

Randy Grubb’s Garage: Episode 1
Grants Pass, Oregon 4-12-13

Randy Grubb’s Decopods
Jay Leno’s Garage, 2-2-14

ANNOUNCING THE RELEASE OF THE 2-MINUTE FILM
2014: A Metal Odyssey

With the sudden appearance of a mysterious monolith in the woods behind his home, a man is transformed into Metal Man.

2014: A Metal Odyssey starring Randy Grubb
This 2-minute movie stars Randy Grubb and his Decopods, which were featured in February 2014 in an edition of Jay Leno’s Garage.

2014: A Metal Odyssey is a tribute to Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, made in 1968, arguably one of the top 10 movies ever made. Kubrick made dramatic use of two transcendent pieces of music: the fanfare of Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Richard Strauss and The Blue Danube by Johann Strauss II.

Directed and produced by Randy Johnson
Video ©2014 by Randy Johnson

A Taste of Quail: Impressions of The Quail Gathering 2013
Carmel, California  5-12-13

the build of Frogman’s Rocket 3 from Start to Finish