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November 30, 2008

Car Show Pics! YAY!

Filed under: Car Shows — Tags: — blasterhappy @ 7:46 pm

crank_yankersBetter late than never… but I finally got the pics of the Homeruns & Hotrods Car Show up as well as the pics from the Cruisin’ Southern Style at the Paragon show in Marksville.  So go check them out.  Just go to the Car Show Pics link on the side bar.  When I get a chance I will get write-ups done.  I have been real busy with the new job and trying to get a Dining Room remodeled before Christmas for the wife.  If the wife ain’t happy, ain’t nobody gonna be happy!

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November 29, 2008

I Survived Black Friday!

Filed under: Holiday — Tags: — blasterhappy @ 4:07 am

wal-mart2_t725Yeah I was one of the ones that was up at 3:00 am to be at Wal-Farts at 4:00 am when the doors opened at 5:00 am.  The is the time of year I fondly call the “Running of the Idiots”.  I was there just for a couple of things that I got with no problem.  There were great buys to be had while others just wasn’t worth the effort.

Having already done the shopping for this year’s big ticket items online I was really there for small stuff.  Needless to say I finshed all my Christmas shopping.

It still amazes me that people just lose their mind over stupid crap!  While you have others buying up everything in sight in hopes of turning a profit on eBay or out in the parking lot of the store they just bought it from.

Christmas Carols and Fist-a-cuffs…Ah the Holidays are here!

November 27, 2008

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Filed under: Holiday, Uncategorized — Tags: — blasterhappy @ 6:55 am

turkey1Hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving!

November 26, 2008

On This Day In Automotive History…

Filed under: History — Tags: — blasterhappy @ 8:01 am

November 26, 1927

Ford Model A announced

On this day, the Ford Motor Company announced the introduction of the Model A, the first new Ford to enter the market since the Model T was first introduced in 1908. The hugely successful Model T revolutionized the automobile industry, and over 15,000,000 million copies of the “Tin Lizzie” were sold in its 19 years of production. By 1927, the popularity of the outdated Model T was rapidly waning. Improved, but basically unchanged for its two-decade reign, it was losing ground to the more stylish and powerful motor cars offered by Ford’s competitors. In May of 1927, Ford plants across the country closed, as the company began an intensive development of the more refined and modern Model A. The vastly improved Model A had elegant Lincoln-like styling on a smaller scale, and used a capable 200.5-cubic-inch four-cylinder engine that produced 40hp. With prices starting at $460, nearly 5,000,000 Model As, in several body styles and a variety of colors, rolled onto America’s highways until production ended in early 1932.

November 24, 2008

One thing led to another…

Filed under: General — Tags: — blasterhappy @ 10:21 pm

arg-hott-rodd-blackbg-urlI hoped to get M3 caught up but fate just wouldn’t have it.  My internet was down from Saturday till now so I got nothing done I wanted to.  Well I did get some long over-due yard work done.  Anyway I plan to get everything back up to speed as soon as possible.  Sorry for the delay.

November 21, 2008

I Know..I Know!

Filed under: Car Shows, General — Tags: , — blasterhappy @ 7:46 am

crazystickfigureactionWork is crazy right now with my new company and I have been putting in some late hours so I haven’t had a chance to update the site with the pics of the Car Show last weekend.  I will get all caught up this weekend I promise!

November 18, 2008

On This Day In Automotive History…

Filed under: History — Tags: — blasterhappy @ 7:49 am

November 18, 1960

Chrysler limits DeSoto production

The Chrysler DeSoto was a hit even before the first model was built in the summer of 1928. When Walter P. Chrysler announced that his Chrysler Corporation intended to build a mid-priced vehicle boasting six-cylinders, dealerships signed on immediately, and in the first 12 months of production the DeSoto set a sales record that stood for 30 years. The automobile, named after Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto, was a large and powerful vehicle marketed to the average American car buyer. The innovative designs of the DeSotos of the 1930s were as daring as their namesake–1934 saw the introduction of America’s first affordable automobile with aerodynamic styling, and the 1937 DeSoto was hailed for its safety innovations. In the late 1930s, lackluster U.S. sales prompted Chrysler to introduce a more conservative line of DeSotos. The large and gracious 1940 DeSoto was advertised as “America’s Family Car,” and the American family agreed, giving DeSoto its best sales in the first few years after World War II. During the 1950s, the DeSoto became adventurous again, and the 1955 DeSoto featured power styling to match its powerful engine. By 1956, DeSoto was 11th in the industry, but the dynamics of its demise were already in motion at Chrysler. Disorganization in the management of the Chrysler Corporation, along with general quality issues in Detroit in the late 1950s, led to several years of popular but flawed DeSotos. In 1958, DeSoto’s designers introduced their most flamboyant cars ever, the Firesweeps, Firedomes, and Fireflites, but the public failed to embrace these new models, and all but the Fireflite was dropped in 1959. In 1960, William C. Newberg, the new president at Chrysler, decided to limit the DeSoto program, and the uninspired 1961 DeSoto was doomed for failure. On this day, just two weeks after the 1961 DeSoto was introduced to an uninterested market, Chrysler announced the termination of the DeSoto marque.

November 17, 2008

After 9 Years with my last Company I’m starting a NEW Job Today!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — blasterhappy @ 7:51 am

After 9 years with Maximus Multimedia International, LLC I accepted a new position with Rudder Digital Inc.  My first day is today.  With that said I will leave everyone to Blog amongst themselves for the time being as I get aquainted with my new company.

When I get a chance I will be posting pics from Homeruns & Hotrods as well as, the review and pics from the show in Marksville, La. last weekend.

November 16, 2008

Homeruns & Hotrods 2008 is now History…

Filed under: Car Shows — Tags: — blasterhappy @ 8:46 am

Despite the rains that came the day before and the cold windy weather day of the show we still had a great day.  We had 21 registered cars with some coming from as a far as Lumberton, MS. and Jonesville, LA.   We really appreciated everyone’s support and the Vidalia Lady Vikings Fast Pitch Program made about $1300 to help pay expenses toward there upcoming season.   It really wasn’t the number of cars that made the show a success but the caliber of people that showed up to support these girls.  Everyone was a winner and was recognized for their accomplishments in our great hobby.  I thank you and the Vidalia Lady Vikings thank you.

I will be posting more about the show soon along with pictures from the show.  So stay tuned to M3!

November 14, 2008

Update! Homeruns & Hotrods Car Show is STILL A GO!

Filed under: Car Shows — Tags: — blasterhappy @ 10:16 pm

I have had several calls from people wanting to know if the rain has canceled the show.  The answer is NO!  We have had to make a few changes but the show will go on as planned.  The cars will not be on the field as originally planned but will be parked along side the field.

I ask that everyone please bear with us as we kind of make different arrangements to accommodate everyone.  The girls are real excited and I look forward to seeing everyone.

Again, thanks for supporting The Vidalia Lady Vikings and we hope you have a great time.

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