Weblog of Miss-Lou Motor Mafia

December 31, 2008

Happy Birthday to my “BUG”

Filed under: Tributes — Tags: — blasterhappy @ 11:28 am

Today is my daughter Macayla’s Birthday.  She turns 11 years old today.  I don’t know who feels older her or me.  Anyway…Happy Birthday Bug!

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December 30, 2008

On This Day In Automotive History…

Filed under: History — Tags: — blasterhappy @ 6:00 am

December 30, 1936

General Motors strike idles thousands

Strikes closed seven General Motors (GM) factories in Flint, Michigan. The giant automaker employed upwards of 200,000 men, and more than one in six of them stopped working during the strike. The United Automobile Workers of America, a labor union, was quarrelling with GM over the right to bargain collectively with manufacturers. The work stoppage was so large that it threatened to force layoffs in the steel, glass, and battery-manufacturing industries, due to reduced demand.
Now the UAW is the least of our concerns!

December 29, 2008

Under the Weather…

Filed under: General — Tags: — blasterhappy @ 11:59 am

nyquil_largeI’m not feeling to hot today.  Seems I picked up a cold that has moved into my chest.  So I’m not really in the mood to write anything so I’m gonna take a shot of NyQuil and goto bed.   Sweet Dreams!

Hey Vicks!  You can pay me later for the endorsement!

December 27, 2008

On This Day in Automotive History…

Filed under: History, Holiday — Tags: — blasterhappy @ 7:35 am

On December 27, 1969 Trey “Blasterhappy” Frederick was born.  Trey’s interest in the American automobiles would lead to the restoration and hot rodding of a 1971 Camaro Z28 and eventually a 1968 Chevy C10 Pickup.

Trey also is the founder and sole member of the Multi-Million penny organization called Miss-Lou Motor Mafia.

Betcha thought you were gonna get some history huh?!  Well it’s another year above ground so I guess it was a good one.  Now I’m pushing the bottom side of the big 4-0.  Wish me Luck! HAHA!

December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Filed under: Car-toons, Holiday — Tags: — blasterhappy @ 6:54 am

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December 24, 2008

One of My Favorites on this Christmas Eve…

Filed under: History — Tags: — blasterhappy @ 6:18 am

December 22, 2008

Mater’s Tall Tales – Rescue Squad Mater

Filed under: Car-toons — Tags: — blasterhappy @ 7:55 pm

On This Day In Automotive History…

Filed under: History — Tags: — blasterhappy @ 7:05 am

December 22, 1952

First Corvette is completed

On this day in 1952, the first Corvette, a production-ready prototype, is completed. The design of the sports car, which has since become an American classic, is said to have cost between $50,000 and $60,000 to build.

General Motors chief William Durant decided to produce a small sports car after a visit to Europe in 1951 during which he saw his European counterparts doing the same. In fact, the first Corvette is believed to have been modeled after a Jaguar. Legendary automobile stylist Harley Earl was tasked with the design project, which was originally codenamed “Opel.” The eventual name “Corvette” came from a type of small, lightly armed warship used by most Allied navies during World War II.

After completing production on December 22, the first Corvette was shipped to New York City, where it made its public debut at the GM Motorama show at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel on January 17. The first regular-production model was rolled out on June 30, 1953. Just over 300 Corvettes were assembled—-by hand—-in Flint, Michigan, that first year. Only about half of them sold; the rest were given away to company executives and VIPs.

December 21, 2008

Don’t Hate Me Because Of What I Got For Christmas!

Filed under: Holiday — Tags: , — blasterhappy @ 10:45 pm

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It’s been 2 years of begging and the wife finally gave in.  I guess she was in a good mood when I finished remodeling her dining room.  BEHOLD my new 52″ LCD 1080p HD TV!  The great thing is she said this was our Christmas Gift to each other!  God I love that Woman!

December 20, 2008

Christmas with the In-laws Today…

Filed under: Holiday — Tags: — blasterhappy @ 9:43 am

Wish me luck!

UPDATE!  I Survived!

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