Description When a Shelby Cobra named Snake Bit meets up with a Saleen Prepared Police Pursuit Mustang U know there will be some noise! We ran across this delightful tableau on a moonless night out in the high-lonely. Out around state highway 16 North of Bandera the Mustang Pursuit set out to catch the Shelby Cobra with speed approaching 200 miles per hour ~:0)Whew! What a ride! We were in the ol Yellow Truck when they shot by us like a rifle shot. First one Wha was tha-? Boom! Then the other one blasts by us. Instinctively I floored it. Been chased a time or two me own self ~:0) But there was no way of keeping up with the Cobra or the Mustang. Especially with olwhatshername stuck to the ceiling of the truck Ha!Funny thing is whenever Im driving and something goes down its always my fault. U guys out there know what I mean. A flaming circus wagon could bust loose from a helicopter and fall from nowhere up ahead. I might brake and steer around the smashed bits all the while being blamed for carelessness for not anticipating or reacting appropriately to the 0.025 second event -ha! Uve all been there. U know what Im saying. But I digress ~:0)Anyway Cobra roaring toward Kerrville. Mustang catching it up from Bandera. Yellow truck in between when all the sudden were two miles behind them. Well I smell a photograph! The game is afoot as far as Im concerned. Ol-J wants to turn around and head home. No Way! I Shouts!!! Im gettin that shot! sez I and off we goes! Actually, I can only drive so fast with an hysterical sheila screaming her head off next to me on a twisting road on a moonless night. And in pursuit of a Snake Bit Cobra! Sos we wasnt the first ones on the scene when we caught up with the copper an his prize! But we was third ~:0)So heres the shot of the Cobra and the Police Pursuit cooling off in the middle of the road. The additional lighting for the photograph courtesy of the Ol Yellow Trucks headlights and
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