Aug 112014
 

I’m finally getting back into the swing of things after my year-long hiatus. Here are some shots taken yesterday morning at one of my regular cruise-in sites. It was a beautiful morning and we had a great turn-out. Enjoy the photos. You can open the first and then advance through them all using the small arrow on the right or left. (hover near the right edge and the arrow will become visible)

Jul 262014
 

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.

Jun 062014
 

Last weekend, at one of the cruise-ins I attend, I was taking photos of the cars and came upon this old IMG_6612fellow.  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?”

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Jun 022014
 

Love the summer and visiting cruise-ins and car shows on weekends. Here is a shot I took of a yellow pickup truck at a local cruise-in.  Masked it out of the background that you see, replaced the background, turned the lights on and darkened the image a bit.  I would love to hear any comments.

 

YellowTruck

May 302014
 

Saw this on twitter this morning and just had to repost.  What more could you want. A ratrod hauling a ratbike in a rattrailer!

ratrod

May 052014
 

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…

spring-tulips

 

And one for summer

summer---sunflower

Apr 252014
 

lotus-motorcycle-sliderFor 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

Jan 032010
 

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.

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