Description Ford Hot Rodney Special a Ride Headlong into the Past!Imagine - If U Will - a race-car so dangerous that today's racing industry won't let it compete. Well, I guess they would let 100 year old antique autos compete in one of those Old-Timer races. But - they'd still have to meet some minimum standards. For one thing the original tires (tyres) for these Ford Hot Rod Racers had cotton fibers reinforcing them. Today we use stuff like steel - kevlar(R) - andpolyestermeshes to strengthen rolling rubber. And U thought those road donuts that held ur ride up were only made of rubber. Ha - they're not even made of rubber so there. Tires are made frompetroleum- real rubber though very hip just doesn't hold up to today's hot-foots! ~:0)Again - imagine doing a 100 mph (for u metrixers multiply 100 time ur ego and divide by ur fave French pastry and u should come up with 22-light-years~:0) Anyway - imagine doing 100 mph in an old Ford hot rod down a cobble-stone track on tires 3 or 4 inches wide and U might just get some understanding of the guts ur Great-Grand-Dad had back-in-the-day - Woof!While ur at it take a look at the safety equipment on the Ford Hot Rodney Special just as it was back in the megalithic age. Nice horn! - No Seat-belts - Mechanical Brakes for crying out loud!!! Must have taken about a quarter-mile (for metrix users - take a hike - Ha!) Nah U guys love U all like brothers - really. Metrix is the wave of the future for sure. We lived in both the SAE & Metrix worlds and not much diff except for theconfusion~:0)Anyway back to the land of dreams - must have taken a quarter-mile to stop the thing from sixty! And correct me if I'm wrong, but the ol' rugged Ford Hot Rodney Special only has rear brakes. Let's make that sixty down to zero estimate closer to a half-mile. Why that pretty close to a kilometer. Which is about how far we lived from the local back home - Ha!Now don't get me wrong. I love this old racer. It's even named for our
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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