Weblog of Miss-Lou Motor Mafia

January 19, 2010


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May 29, 2009

Book Review: Class Of 2009 by Jordan Morningstar

Filed under: Published Works — Tags: , , — blasterhappy @ 6:00 am

2316Let me start by saying that if a picture is worth a thousand words then Canadian, Jordan Morningstar is pretty damn chatty eh!

I was lucky to receive an advanced copy of Class Of 2009 autographed by Morningstar and I had the feeling of a kid with the newest issue of X-MEN.  Ya know when you scanned the whole book by pictures then went back and actually read the story.

Morningstar’s depiction of the Manitoba car scene is quite stunning in his first book.  The photography is excellent and has a feel of a true car enthusiast.  Most books that promote car shows or the hobby are usually over processed and rather generic and it’s all about the subject matter and not the scene.  I like the fact that some photos are not about the car at all but what is happening in the background.   It could be a sunset, people or simply other cars.  There is more to see here than shiny chrome and paint.


Morningstar’s wit along with his knowledge of vehicles of every make and model make for an entertaining read.  He pays attention to everyone’s definition of a hotrod or classic.  On one page you see a Mercury Topaz sharing attention with what appears to be a peculiar looking Ferrari F40 that is not what it seems.  Then we see classics, roadsters, bikes and trucks covering many makes and models, as well as genre.

A quote from SundayCruiseFever.com:

That’s the big difference between Class of 2009 and your typical hot rodding books.  The cars featured on the pages of Sunday Cruise Fever’s first book has cars that you can drive, because they are the cars that you drive.  They’re your rat rods, your roadsters, your muscle cars, and even (gasp!) your Honda Civics*.  They’re what you drive to work, drive to school, and drive to cruise nights and car shows in.  They’re the cars that you found in back yards and scrap metal piles, turning them into heavenly (or hellish) machines.

Class of 2009 is a self produced book in conjunction with SundayCruiseFever.com which is also the brainchild of Morningstar.  After seeing this great book you will want to see more of what Jordon Morningstar has to offer and I truly believe his second published work will be even more impressive.

So goto SundayCruiseFever.com to see how you can get your copy of Class of 2009 and tell them Miss-Lou Motor Mafia sent you!

May 28, 2009

Looks like Jesse James is at it again!

Filed under: TV Shows — Tags: — blasterhappy @ 6:00 am

Premiering on Spike May 31st is the return of Jesse James in Jesse James is a Dead Man!  This show looks to be basically a daredevil type show featuring Jesse in all kind of different stunts.  I really don’t know what to make of Jesse James now after seeing him do Celebrity Apprentice.  Maybe this is an attempt to regain is rebel cred.  I don’t know but I guess I will check it out.  Check out the video for a quick preview.

May 22, 2009

What would be a Good caption for this Picture?

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April 11, 2009

Easter Pinup!

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March 10, 2009

New Position with Old Company…

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I told you guys a little while back that the company that I was working for looked like it was going to be facing some layoffs.  Well for about the last month I have been talking with several different companies and sending resumes out and going here and there for interviews.

Well everything came full circle and I ended up staying with my company but in a different position and division of the company.  I’m now the Operations Manager for the Jackson, MS. office.  I accepted the position yesterday and now head to Dallas, TX for training.

So basically I went from a Field Engineer to a Operations Manager which is a giant leap up the ladder.  I’m really looking forward to the challenge and I think I have found the stability that I have been looking for.

I find it ironic that I was facing a layoff, but now have been put in the position to hire people.

Just wanted to also thank everyone for the words of encouragement.  I really appreciated it.

Now hopefully I can get back to M3 and give you guys something to read on a daily basis.  We have the car show season in full swing now with several shows coming up this month so go check out the Events Calender.

February 24, 2009

Touching Base

Filed under: Cars, Uncategorized — Tags: , — blasterhappy @ 12:00 pm

I haven’t posted much lately because things have been really going downhill at work.  The economy has finally caught up with the company  and in turn with me also.  So right now all of my attention is focused on finding new employment and some stability (if that exists) during these harsh economic times.

Though I’m not unemployed I still will not just sit there and watch everything unfold.

On a postive note…I was contacted by the owner of Farrah’s Foxy Vette.  If some of you remember I did an article on the Corvette that received a lot of attention from several different fan sites.  Well the owner found my article and contacted me.  I will be following up with him soon for an updated article on the car.  So stay tuned!

February 19, 2009


Filed under: Car Shows, Cars, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — blasterhappy @ 8:14 am

A few updates I wanted to mention…

I FINALLY got the tires in for ’94 Silverado and had all of the new wheels and tires put on Tuesday.  It looks great and pics will be coming soon.  It has been raining here and the truck could use a good wash before pics are taken.  So you will have to wait.

I have been sick for about the past week and finally had enough and went to the doctor yesterday.  This is the first time I have been to the doctor in over 2 years.  Well I was told I had an upper respiratory infection and after 2 shots in the ass and a $160 worth of drugs I’m supposed to feel better.  Did I miss something?  Actually I do feel better this morning and will be heading back to work today.

I have updated the Events Calender and it looks like March will be a busy month for local car shows.  So go check out what coming up here in the Miss-Lou.

I’m waiting on Summit again for a Fuel Manifold for my dual quads that I will be installing on the 1971 Camaro Z28 RS.  It is on back order so I don’t know when it will show up.  I had to order a new Breather for the Dual Quads because the breather I had wouldn’t fit under the cowl induction opening in the Z28’s hood and I ordered a fuel pressure gauge.   So I still need to install the Dual Quads,  new Holly blue label electric fuel pump and regulator  as well.  Hope to get this all done before all of the local shows kick off in March.

February 12, 2009

I Got Nothing!

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Feeling a bit under the weather today and still have to work.  I will hopefully catch up this weekend.  So talk amongst yourselves.

January 16, 2009

Work is CRAZY!!!!!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — blasterhappy @ 7:32 am

crazystickfigureactionI have been extremely busy here lately with work and have been putting in 10 to 13 hours days.  I’m hoping to get a chance to write a full length feature on all of the cars my Dad and I have owned over the years as well as a preview of the upcoming NASCAR season and Miss-Lou Car Show scene.  I have somewhat strayed from the original intent of this site.  What were supposed to be occasional posts have become  features and I have noticed a lot of hits to the Monthly Contest page.  I haven’t done a Monthly Contest since November and hope to get them kicked off again soon.

The For Sale page will have a 1967 International Scout soon.  This is a running unrestored Scout with only 46K original miles.

I also have  some work on my ’71 Camaro Z28 that I will be posting.  I will be installing my Dual Quads (500 cfm x2) and a new Holley Blue Label Electric Fuel Pump and Regulator.  I have had a problem will fuel starvation because the stock fuel pump just can’t keep up with the my need for speed.

So here is my list of to-dos now hold me to it!  Just reply with “I WANT MY MAFIA DAMN IT!”

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