Description Model T Rat Rod Cruisin Out At Sunset don't need no stinkin V-8 ~:0) VivaChas!There is nothing in this world like Out Cruisin' round Sunset when U got a Model T Rat Rod Ride to do it in. This particular rat rod is specially nice. What makes it so in part is the engine. It's a clean uncluttered straight six with a couple side draft carbs. That simple mill is so light and responsive that driving this ride is like it's hard-wired to Ur brain. U just think about where U want to go and the rod moves there ~:0)This nimble Model T Rat has other willing contributors to its fine-a-tude. Being a Model-T Roadster U can see all the wheels. So if ur a nervous driver - U can keep an eye on just about everything. Everything like those oh-so-fine red wire-wheels. Man those things just about purr at speed as the breeze whooshes through 'em. Speaking of the wheels - normally drum brakes aren't my binder of choice but I must say since this rod weighs about as much as Aunt Nelly's hat - they stop it just fine.This nifty little Model T Rat has the driver in-touch with every part of the car. Wonder how we're doing on fuel? No prob - U can hear it sloshing in the great honking tank tucked just behind the passenger panel. That's Fun! Some of U may recall I recently posted a shot of the back of this roadster a few weeks ago. I promised to let U see the front of this little Model T Rat and this is it in case U hadn't noticed.One thing about these Model T two-door tubs is - they are small. They'd make a great hot rod for a woman or a smaller man. The other day we saw the owner of another T-Bucket out tearing-up the roads in Helotes. He looked like a massive foot-baller in that tiny tub. Course maybe he is a foot-baller. I just know that if ur looking for stretch-out comfort a diminutive roadster like this one is a tight fit. Still a barrel-of-fun to drive though. Even with the bugs in the teeth bit - Ha!Personally I'd get a print of the back-side of this Model T Rat
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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