Description Santa Rod a 23 Ford Model-T Roadster Hot Rod Filled with Gifts!Now thas what I'm talkin bout! Santa Rod is one hot blown Ford Model-T Roadster modeled after a 1923 Ford Pickup Truck - how cool is that! We should hold a raffle to guess how many presents it takes to fill a 23 Ford Roadster like the one we have here titled Santa Rod. The prize could be a dinner out on the town with ol' Chas & Ol'what'shername - JJ - - - at the prize winners expense of course - Ha! ~:0)U know it may be that Christmas time of year that we did this pix we like to call Santa Rod, but I can't help think how cool it'd be to have a nice print of this Hot Rod up on the wall in Ur game room or clubhouse. JJ sez call it a man-cave or no one'll know what I'm talking about. So there u have it! It's a pix that keeps on giving all year round. What could be better!We seem to keep running into this good looking roadster all over the state. I don't know what motivates a hot rod or rat rod owner to keep up a wearing schedule trailering their custom ride all over the region. Got to be expensive what with entry fees, tow-truck, trailer, hotel rooms, meals, insurance and all. I'm guessing it's like most sports. Love of the game keeps 'em going. And wanting to share a great looking project with other folks around the state. And in some cases the nation. ~:0)One thing Irecommendwhen U make it out to a car show where the owners are sitting in a camp chair sharing stories with their buddies is communicate. What I mean is - see if they'd like to talk to U about their car or truck. Some might not be interested in making new friends. But most I run across love to talk about the work they put in to their baby. U could do worse than make a new friend out their. Especially one who knows the ropes on wrangling up a cool Hot Rod like Santa Rod here. I tell U what - talk to rat rodders. They love to tell U all about how they found their ride and what condition it was in b/4 they resurrected
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