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think I say this every month but here I go again - time flies! I cant believe
its time to update this column again.
Once again, here's another photo of the car outside in the
sunshine. I cant get enough of it and this has really got me anxious to get the
thing on the road. Im still shooting for spring but I know better than to make any
promises. There are only so many hours in a day and a lot of work left to do to get to
Speaking of hours in the day
a couple days
ago I did a little time research. Did you know, as of 11/2/03 Ive been officially
been working on the car for 216 weeks. That equates to 1512 days or 36,288 hours. If we
break that down further its 2,177,280 minutes or 130,636,800 seconds. Now if that
seems like a long time, its really only 49 months or 108 fortnights. Better yet only
0.0041425 millenniums, so really not that long at all when you look at the big picture.
As I was thinking about how I spent that time the list kept growing
and soon I wondered how the project got this far, this soon. This site is like a diary of
my life since September 12th 1999. In that time a lot has happened and youve been
along for the ride (even if not by choice) from the beginning.
There was the start of the project (although you missed the
previous year of planning) and the ups and downs throughout the build, but there was also
a lot of other stuff along the way. We buried both my wifes parents (5 months apart)
and my friend Everett Hon, who built the blower. We closed our family business of 30 years
and moved to a new house. Our oldest daughter graduated from high school and went on to
college. Then there was September 11th when we all shared the sorrow and concern for our
world together. I "remodeled" 2 garages in that time and a few rooms in our new
house. Went to several rodding events like the Back to the 50s and NSRA Nationals as
well as local shows. Ive shared stories about lightning strikes, showerheads and
bunk beds and most recently (something I havent shared yet) I started a second
with a partner in Denver.
All the stuff listed above doesnt include the time spent with
our kids and their activities, holidays, family vacations and all the other things we all
spend time doing day to day. The site has been updated from hotel rooms and campsites and
as of today there are 2879 build-up photos in 594 Articles. Several visitors have dropped
by from other countries and even a famous face or two has taken the time to give the
project a thumbs-up and then theres the friends Ive made too
many to list but you know who you are. What a ride this has been! I hope youll stick
around to the end and Ill try not to drive so wildly that you become carsick! :)
SEMA 2003 WOW! What a show!
The SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) show in Las Vegas, NV is one of
the largest trade shows in the world, if not the largest. Unless youve been there
its impossible to comprehend the magnitude of the show and unless youre
Superman, its impossible to see everything on display. Ive added a small gallery of photos from my trip through the show. Coming
from the Midwest where you never see a Ferrari or Lamborghini, let alone some of the other
exotics, I took quite a few photos of them and left a puddle of drool wherever I stopped
to take a picture. Anyway, this is my pictorial take on SEMA 2003 Enjoy!
|Until next time - Keep the
shiny side up!