Description The 49 Dodge Pickup is one of the most beautiful trucks to come out of Detroit. They did still make them in Detroit back in the day didnt they? And this particular 49 Dodge Pickup is the nicest example of one of these rides Ive seen in a long time. And I even like the color! Bewdy!! ~:0)This Dodge is a complete frame-off restoration that gives us a good idea of its retro or vintage appearance. And yet its got those wry hot rod touches that make an old truck worth having. Things like nice updated wheels dont just make this 49 Dodge Pickup truck look better, No! Makes it ride better too with wider rubber on the road along with those nice flexi-sided tires that make average road feel like the autobahn - Ha!U know I know Im digressing here, but I simply have to just say a word of two about the Autobahn. Most of us familiar with that fabled stretch of German hi-way remember the dream. That road has long held the promise of driving a smooth stretch of black-top without speed limit. Thats right! U can get on that bit-o-macadam and discover the top-speed of ur fave ride. Will it do 150 mph? Will it top 200? (Oh sorry for U metrix users to find kilomomicrometers-per-hour u would simply multiply by Tuesday) Okay back to the land of dreams! Problem with the Autobahn is that it is like any other toll-way, hi-way, motor-way, inter-state. It is crowded with traffic! Thats not to say U cant find a moment when the left lane is clear and u can open her up. But b/4 u know it some massive lorry eighteen-wheeler road-train will pull out in front of ur rocketing rod. Why would he do that you ask? Ha! Well b/c he can ya massive twit! B/c he can and must! Sure hes got to pass another great articulated massive truck going 45 mph. Naturally the passing Loadstar will be doing something just under 47 mph to accomplish the pass. And believe me he sees U barreling toward him. Whats the fun of passing when fiery death isnt in the equati
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!
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