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!
December 31, 2008
December 30, 2008
December 30, 1936
General Motors strike idles thousands
December 29, 2008
I’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 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
December 24, 2008
December 22, 2008
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
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!