Today, I rode up to Boonsboro Maryland, to the American Legion Post #10 car show. I had not been to this show in previous years so had no idea what to expect. The American Legion hall is at the north west end of town right on Rt. 40. The ride up was perfect once I got on Rt 40, which is two lane with a 35-45 MPH speed limit most of the way. Lots of curves and switch-backs which made the ride fun and enjoyable. This is a perfect day-ride location for you gear-heads and bikers out there.
Last weekend, at one of the cruise-ins I attend, I was taking photos of the cars and came upon this old fellow. At first I wasn’t going to include it but went ahead and shot the photo along with the others.
This week, while looking over the photos and trying to decide which one I wanted to work with, I kept going back to this car. My thinking was this; “Anyone can shoot a photo of a beautiful, fully finished classic, antique or custom car and then use that photograph to create a finished piece of artwork. MMmm, but I wonder what could be done with this one?”
One of my favorite pastimes is creating banners for my church. And I’m not speaking of web-banners. We have two areas in the church where I am allowed to display large banners. One is 4′x8′ and the other is 2′x6′. I normally start with a photograph I’ve taken or a public domain image off the net and then modify them for my banner.
One of our members worked for a company that was upgrading their printer and got them to donate the old 42″ printer to the church. I create the banners at home and print them at church. My wife, who does the decorating (think pulpit flowers, message boards, etc. ) then hangs them at the appropriate time. Here are two that I did for the 2′x4′ board.
One for spring…
And one for summer
For years, Lotus has been renowned for their high performance lightweight cars, and since the manufacturer announced the creation of a Lotus motorcycle in a June 21, 2013 press release, we’ve waited patiently for production. Finally, in a Feb. 20 press release, Lotus officially announced that they will send the C-01 motorcycle to production. Read More
They were pure fantasy on wheels, machines designed to make the heart race and the mind ask… what if?
These 1950s concept cars were automotive art built to attract public attention, test wild engineering ideas, and give motorists a fleeting glimpse down the highway of tomorrow.
I’m not sure what got me to thinking about it but I was browsing the net looking for information on the Tucker. Remember the tucker? Only 51 were ever made and they were shut down because of a lawsuit brought by the government (and pushed for by the big three). The car was way ahead of it’s time. Well, they (the big three) have done it again.
While browsing, I happened on a website called “There He Is.com” and in a recent article, they said: “While the Big 3 Automakers are begging for the Federal Government to save them from their own shitty business decisions, they are also doing their best to hide innovations by any other US Automaker. Take for example, the AFS Trinity XH-150 Extreme Hybrid. It is a concept Hybrid SUV that gets 150 MPG. (see video below) But because none of the big 3 invented it, they are using their influence to prevent people from finding out. How?” Read the article here.
Garage organizing is a project that no one gets excited about. And when you think about garage organizing, the thought of an expensive garage organizational system often comes to mind. But getting your garage in order does not need to be expensive. There are plenty of ways to save money when you tackle this organizing project. Here are a few cheap and easy garage organizing ideas to get you started.
1. Go to thrift stores to find inexpensive or even free garage organizing supplies. With a little imagination, you can get a lot of cheap organizing supplies from a thrift store. When you go make sure that you have a list of what you need so you do not end up buying stuff that will just add more clutter to your life.
2. Recycle old food containers. Plastic and glass food containers make great organizational supplies for your garage. Just make sure you label what you put in them. You can get as creative as you want with this one. Permanent markers work great if you do not want to spend a lot of time on it. Paints work well if you would rather make it into more of a garage organizing project.
3. Check out FreeCycle.org and Craigslist.com for ideas and cheap or free garage organizing supplies. You can get free stuff from FreeCycle.org and cheap or free stuff from Craigslist.com. You might need to check often in order to get what you need. It is a good idea to have a clear idea of what you are looking for before you look at these sites. It is easier to search for an item than to just browse around.
4. Go to garage sales to find cheap garage organizing supplies. Unlike with thrift stores or the websites I mentioned, it is better to go to garage sales with an open mind rather than a list. Be open to thinking about how you can use what you find at garage sales for your organizing project.
5. Look around your house for old or unused furniture and organizing supplies. Before you throw out that old bookcase or table, think about how you can use it for your garage organizing project. Old bookcases make great shelving units in the garage. Old tables can provide a great workspace. Think about how you can use something to help you organize your garage before you toss it out.