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ANOTHER CRUISE-IN

The weather has not be cooperating with the local cruise-in scene here in Middle Tennessee lately. Tonight we were overcast and it’s pretty freakin’ cold. Still, myself and about 20 other guys made their way to the local Sonic for the Saturday night festivities. I’m glad I did, just so I could see this family enjoying themselves. They were giving Otis some love… mom was snapping pictures and the excited young men were having a good old time looking at the cars and trucks., I love to see families out together enjoying a car show.

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Otis liked the attention… But the real star of the evening was this beautiful, completely restored 1957 Chevy pickup. WOW!

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An of course… I’m obligated to photo any third gen Corvettes I see. Here’s a nice ’73 model in Corvette Yellow. (Yep… looks Gold, but that’s what Chevrolet called it.)

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AND NOW… SOMETHING DIFFERENT!

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Friday night in Middle Tennessee was cloudy with splotches of rain. Still, I made my way to the local cruise-in for a few minutes to see what was going on. Not much… but I did find this beauty. I like to think I am pretty traveled with automobiles, but I had never seen one of these in person. It’s a 1965 VW “Notchback” which were never sold in the USA. Pretty cool… and nicely restored by a guy who told me it was nothing but a “shell” when he got it.

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MORE CRUISE-IN PHOTOS

I’m on a roll! I’ve been to 2 cruise-ins in three weeks… and that’s pretty good for me. This one takes place just south of Nashville and typically has a great turn-out. Especially on the opening night of the season, which this was. I would guess there were 400 cars there. Here’s some of my favorites.

SW1I’m kind of getting sick of the “flat-black-thing” but this truck looks great with the red, green and yellow accents.

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The holy-grail for me! Big Block Corvette C2!

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Man… I LOVE THIS CAR! My plain-jane 77 L82 model.

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A little hot rod action.

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I’ve always loved 2nd generation Camaros and this one was gorgeous!

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450 Horses.

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Nice workmanship here.

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Another great-looking Chevy pickup.

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One of the nicest Bugs I’ve seen in a while. Wow.. if you look close at the door it almost looks like  55 Chevy! Haha

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CRUISE-IN SEASON BEGINS

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I made it to my first Cruise-In of the year this weekend. It was a beautiful evening and a good turn out. Oddly, I didn’t get a pic of my own car but I guess I really don’t need one. Here are a few of the attendees but you can see more here.

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BLESSING OF THE BIKES

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Easter weekend… it definitely has significant meaning in my life. I’m a believer and I try to live my life accordingly, and even though I find myself growing more and more frustrated with the “church” in general these days, my faith is probably stronger than it has been in a while.

It’s probably because I’ve shed myself of the self-centered, narcissistic, so-called “christians” I’ve known in the past, stepped down from being super-involved in the local church (and I mean super-involved) and focused more on just me and God.

So, every year when the local CMA holds their Blessing of the Bikes, I take it very seriously. It’s nice to be prayed over in sincerity, and I carry it with me all year long. Today was the day… so a buddy and I made our way to the local park for the festivities.

Happy Easter to all reading this.

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A GOOD UPPER BODY WORKOUT

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I got a pretty good upper body workout today… WAX-ON / WAX-OFF. I might enter a karate competition tomorrow.

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