Dames and Hot Rods

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I feel like I’m gonna get in trouble by just looking at this car.
I can’t help it…I love old cars.
They spell danger for me, freedom and danger. Like when you’re 16 and you get to take the car out alone for the first time. Then the thought crosses your mind several times a week, anytime you’re filling your gas tank…’if I just threw my belongings in the back, I could go anywhere.’
In all those visions of that for me, it’s in one of those old cars.
Revolver was definitely influenced by that longing – pick up a suitcase of clothes and get on the road to new adventures kind of attitude. And it’s feeling like a lucky day….
I set up camp with a Danger Dame booth at the Rumblers 4th annual Kustom Kills and Hot Rod Thrills show. And damn, the girls are just fierce. That’s all I’ve got to say. The girls that hang out in that whole 50s scene are like the Pink Ladies, but better. All of them seem really confident to me. Confident, sweet and tough. You know, just like Rosie the Riveter, the ‘we can do it’ girl. The “I’ll fix your car, make the meanest cupcakes you’ve ever had, wear 4″ heels and a flower in my hair, but you better not cross me or somebody’s gonna get hurt” kind of girls.
Hey, the boys have their club, and we have ours…you wanna come along or what? It makes me smile thinking about when Selina and I started our girl gang, The Dead End Dolls. I’ve always loved the spirit of the women of WWII, because before then, what was showcased was the lone femme fatale in films. After that, there was a bonding of kick-ass women, gangs of them helping each other – and that was inspired by the desperation and drive of the WWII era in America. The Dead End Dolls was our answer to that. The inspiration for this site and the birth of the Danger Dames – was all about how powerful women can be together. How we can encourage each other and make a difference.
It’s always good to know that someone’s got your back. And not only that, but she’s pretty damn good with eyeliner, too.
The two Veronicas…
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