Description Well here's something U don't see everyday. To prove we here at VivaChas! sometimes venture out during daylight here's a pix of the 56 Chevy Pickup truck we used in a night shot. This one is in late afternoon when we had just set it up. There's a great spot on our property where I can stand in a hole - so to speak - and get a really low angle on the rod. Not really a hole. More of a bit of road with a drop-off next to it. Works out pretty well as I hope U agree ~:0)Theres just little that looks ascool as a Silver and Blue hot rod or pickup truck. I think we agreed on the other image that the colors champaign. Oh - and the blue is what? Cobalt? Yeh - Cobalt it is. Suits it at least to us here at Hot Rodney Hot Rods ~:o)56 chevy pickup trucks have always been faves of mine. U may feel the same about them. A mob of casual strollers we encountered agreed with us on that point. Everyone's got their own favorite truck, but Chevrolet had a winner with the fifty-six. Some of U may recall we first met this 56 Chevy pickup at the Luckenbach Rod Show yonks back up in the Texas Hillcountry. Which reminds me of something a mate put me hip to the other. Got a regional rod magazine up here that specializes in Hill Country Car Culture ~:0)U know I guess that's why they named the magazine Hill Country Car Culture - Ha! Got to subscribe to it me own self. When I find the way to go on that I'll let U know about it. For now know that they do have an unfinished website and a load of advertisers we rodders in the Texas Hill Country need to support so they can support HCCC Mag. Now I'm not posting the mag's URL just yet b/c as I'd mentioned sites not ready. But If ur in the Bandera, Fredericksburg, Kerrville, PipeCreek, Lakehills and Boerne area stop in at the parts and rod shops and demand an issue. I will occasionally post spots where issues are readily available. Look to the right and U should see one of the advertisers - Boerne Stage Kustoms - great cu
Chas Sinklier, VivaChas! Member Since November 2008 Artist Statement The VivaChas! Story
There's a new sheriff in town here at VivaChas! - - - We have a story to tell U about what it is we do with all these cool photos we make. Long-Story-Short, VivaChas! uses half the proceeds from the sale of the Hot Rod images here to make a difference in the world. We got the idea for making giving a major part of our business plan from the book by the founder of TOM'S Shoes, Blake Mycoskie's - "Start Something That Matters" - it's all about integrating helping others in need into Ur business from the very start & that's what we're doing here at VivaChas! ~:0)
The mob here at VivaChas! works out of what we call "The Club House" that is a small building on the property where Chas lives & works - we rely on third party venues for printing and shipping, so the only expenses outside production are web-site related and that's very low. So what sort of donations do sales at VivaChas! support with the "profits" from Hot Rod, Rat Rod & Pickup Art Photographs?
For starters VivaChas! supports the work at World Vision International. There we and U can provide on a monthly basis the money needed by children in the needy places of the world. Right now we're helping a one year old girl in Guatemala - As funds become available more will be done there to supply water and other necessities many of us take for granted. We also suggest U support a child through World Vision urself - here's a link - http://www.wvi.org - That's a great place for U to start helping as well ~:0)
Now for closer to home. About 400 miles North of our Texas Hill Country Clubhouse is the town of Abernathy, Texas just outside Lubbock. There the hard-working staff help kids & teens learn what real love is all about - self-less love and direction for youth is what they do. The Love Shack is a genuine non-profit just as is World Vision - just closer to home so-to-speak - Go to The Love Shack site - http://www.abernathyloveshack.org - and read their story. They step into the midst of a need in their community and make a difference. Help us help them; or help them directly through their site. VivaChas! supports The Love Shack with a monthly donation - - - U could do that as well either directly or by buying Hot Rod or Hill Country Art from VivaChas! ~:0)
Let's face it kids and teens are the world's future. By supporting world relief and regional relief folks, we here at VivaChas! are pitching-in where and how we can. U can jump in where U want - it's up to U ~:0) Our goal is for giving to remain a lasting part of our business plan as it is in our everyday lives ~:0)
That reminds me about local giving. VivaChas! in a focus of global giving, regional giving and local giving provides locally from our own income from VivaChas! - Hot Rodney Hot Rods - and other sources as we think them up in the future! Additionally, I - Chas Sinklier the photographer behind VivaChas! - teach college students about the Way, the Truth and the Light - along with PhotoShop and other Art classes ~:0)
So - when U buy a VivaChas! print, half what we call "the Profit" - above printing & shipping goes to World Vision, The Love Shack and other non-profits as our bit in helping our fellow man. So there U have it. The VivaChas! story as it now stands. We'll be updating it regularly for U - - - now go buy a nice print for Ur own clubhouse, that blank spot on the wall, or as a special gift with a story for someone U know & love ~:0) VivaChas! - VivaTexas! & VivaYou!
The VivaChas Story - Texas Hot Rod, Rat Rod & Pick-Up Truck Art