Niche subcultures are truly fascinating. Whether it’s the custom motorcycle community or vintage Rolex collectors, the time and devotion people commit to their chosen passion is admirable – this particular ‘hobby’ is one of the more interesting ones I’ve ever seen.
Below is a collection of spectacular Texas Quail Rigs shot by texan photographer A.Lokey. The photographs come from Lokey’s book ‘Texas Quail Rigs‘ documenting the vanishing tradition and culture of quail hunting in Texas. Lokey traveled throughout Texas’s quail country to photograph and study the trucks represented in his book. Each one of the 120 plus rigs is different, and reflects the personality of its owner and builder. The photographs are as much a tribute to the unique rigs and their owners as it is to an era of tradition.
You don’t need to be a motoring or hunting enthusiast to see the level of dedication, creativity and detail that have gone into these speciality vehicles featuring holsters, swivel chairs, Eskies, sofas, dog cages and canopies – the Rolls Royce conversion is too good! At the end of the day it’s a classic example of boys with their toys, one that only men can truly understand.
You can read more info and purchase the full book at http://www.texasquailrigs.com/
All images taken by A.Lokey.