Description Well here we have the entire Rat Rodphenomenonin reverse. This Chevy PU truck is so filled with detail and beautiful finish in every bit of it's metal body, seats, wheels and mill that it's a shame to drive it. But it runs and drives and more importantly stops ~:0)Last week I posted a Corvette pix with the general rant that Vettes are simply too pretty to be driven by big burly men. Now this amazing 55 Chevy PU (what's PU? Pickup as in pickup truck - sorry) is a custom hot rodder's dream that's for sure. It's a real pickup truck that's for sure. Every inch of it is Chevy all the way. But I could see ol'what'shername driving this ride b/c she like pretty things. And I could see myself driving it. Sorta ~:0)I mean with all that lush sparkling paint and bod detail to perfection - I'd be afraid to scratch it. Know what I mean? U know driving my Willys Rat Truck - no worries! Even the Yellow Truck has been deer-banged and body-shopped! But this Chevy PU with it's $10,000 USD paint job and spectacularly finished bod-work just might be too nice to drive. And that no thing to do to a pickup. -Ha!So it's settled then. This great looking - and nice driving - Chevy PU is a work of art on a beautifully finished truck chassis. And I'll have no more discussion on it ~:0)Okay - then just this one more thing. I can'tscarcelyimagine a finer ride to take ur sweetie up to the bluff over-looking the Welding Shop to watch the sun go down. I mean it's like looking out on Paris from a multi-star hotel room. That's Paris Texas I'm talking about. Not that French place. Talk about a Room with a View - bewdy! ~:0)Personally- if this is ur kind of Chevy PU u should go for it and get urself a nice VivaChas! print of this street rod in the sunset. That sky is almost as pretty as the pickup ~:0) VivaChas!
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