Here is a Christmas poem I found and modified to match my Vette:
'Twas the night before Christmas and out in
There wasn't a trace of a Honda, a Toyota or even a Dodge.
The presents were wrapped and the lights were all lit,
So I figured I'd mess with my Corvette for a bit.
I popped the release and I lifted the hood,
When a deep voice behind me said "looks pretty good."
Well, as you can imagine, I turned mighty quick,
And there, by the workbench, stood good ol Saint Nick!
We stood there a bit, not too sure what to say,
Then he said "don't suppose that you'd trade for my sleigh?
I said "no way, Santa" and started to grin,
"But if you've got the time we could go for a spin!"
His round little mouth, all tied
up like a bow,
Turned into a smile and he said "hey! Let's go!!"
We opened the doors to claim our seat,
I could not wait to hear the Big
I turned the key to bring the
Vette to life,
The engine noise pierced the air
like a knife.
The sound that erupted took him by
But he liked it a lot, by the look in his eyes.
With Goodyear's a' screaming and side pipes aglow,
We headed on out where the hot rodders go.
And Santa's grin widened, approaching his
With every shift as I banged through the gears.
Then he yelled "can't recall when I've felt so alive!"
So I backed off the gas and asked Santa if he wanted to drive.
Ol Santa was stunned when I gave him the keys,
When he walked past the headlights he shook at the knees!
The Big Block exploded with side pipe
And Santa let out the clutch and the tires shook the ground!
Power shift into second, again into third!
I sat there just watching, at loss for a word,
Then I heard him exclaim as we blasted from sight,
"Merry Christmas to all, it's one awesome night!!!"
Lately, I have been working on getting my 1973 VW Super Beetle back on the road. This car was my son's first car, but he now drives a Mini Cooper. I decided to restore the old Beetle to use as my daily commuter to save gas. My 4x4 Tahoe just will not get very good gas mileage. It is a great muscle truck when I need it, but to haul me back and forth to work it makes more sense to use the Bug.
Here is a link to the original page on The Bug
Here is a link to the latest progress on the Bug: The Bug Revived
I finished painting the front fenders and
front valance panel. I shot 3 coats of flat black primer then 3 coats
of semi-gloss black top coat. I really enjoy driving a
project car. Between the thrill of wondering if anything is going to
break and the looks you get from people who think your ride is cool
looking, it's a lot of fun.
There is a shop in Pasadena, Texas called Bugoholics where I buy parts for the Bug.
They have a large inventory of new and used parts for Classic Aircooled VWs.
Here is a link to their website:
Not a lot of progress on the Corvette lately due to lack of funds and time. I need to buy some 1/2 inch fuel lines and coat the frame before the body can be dropped back onto the frame. Here is a link to the Corvette pages: The Corvette
1953 Chevy Wagon:
This wagon has been in my family since 1953 when my Grandfather bought it. I finally got a clear Texas title after two years of applying and re-applying for it. Many thanks to the Arkansas and Texas DMV for working with me on this.
Here is a link to the '53 Wagon: 1953 Chevy
I edited out parts of the Casting Numbers sections on this site since Mortec is now back online. Mortec had created most of the early Chevy Casting Numbers I had and they are trying to get their visibility back on the web. I agreed to pull those numbers so they can regain their rightful place, so if you have any need for early Chevy Casting Numbers, be sure to check them out. Here is a Link to Mortec:
If you have need for Chevy LS, LT, Jeep, Pontiac or Aircooled VW numbers, be sure to check out the Casting Numbers section of this site.
Check back later as I plan to continue to update the Casting Numbers section. Right now I am working on adding a Ford section. I just added Ford Small Blocks, Ford Small Block Heads, Ford Big Blocks, and Ford Big Block Heads. On 23 October 2013, I added a new page for Ford Flat Head Engine Casting Numbers.
Through the grace of God and talents of my heroes at MD Anderson in Houston, I conquered kidney cancer. I now understand real thankfulness as each one of us should. I see every new day as a gift from God, every sunrise, sunset, even the very breath we take.
My son Will is a very talented writer. He loves to review Movies, TV Shows and Games. I encouraged him to set up his own website where he can post his reviews. We launched the site recently so there is not much as far as content, but it is growing. We continue to add to it almost daily, so if you don't see a review you are interested in, check back often.
Check it out:
Here is a video I edited for work. This is in celebration of 30 years of Shuttle Flights.
Hope you enjoy it!