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It's been 10 years and 11 months, 3 laptops (and this one is on it's last legs) my 4th daily commuter car, a couple of girlfriends and yet... I still haven't had the money to pay down my credit card, get my own apartment and fix up my 69 R/T.
I sometimes (often) blame my compulsion to keep cranking out this blog as the reason I haven't focused on getting a better paying job and having a far more pleasant material existence.
Because you can be sure, I've wasted many hours every single day for nearly 11 years adding new stuff to this site and enjoyed it, it has been a source of happy time passed, and many incredible things learned. I made some friends, many acquaintances, and a lot of press passes.
I forgot to, so I will now, mention that I still believe that I've created the best damn site that I would ever want to read through... I dig most everything I've ever posted.
it's either eye candy, brain candy, machine shop and tool porn, engine porn, paint and airbrush awesomeness, and the most complete collection of everything that Von Dutch ever did that I could put together, plus a hell of a lot of Ed Roth.
I've had a hell of a good run with this blog, but, at the same time, somedays you oughta know, I fell like walking away from it too. Some day I probably will. I've never found anyone who would want to take it over and keep adding to it like I have - without advertising, without naked women, while still doing some news, keeping it somewhat general about all things with wheels - like tractors, buses, trains, cars, motorcycles, trailers, airplanes, movie previews, tv show and movie cars, atvs, Red Bull soap box derbys, etc.
but sometime I will probably either be unable to do more because I'm too damn broke, homeless, or whatever. Oh, fyi, for about 8 of the 11 years I've been doing this site I've been homeless. Not hopeless, not jobless, just making enough money after paying bills to afford an apartment in San Diego (900 at best, but usually about 1200 a month). No shit. Had a job since 1988, well, many jobs, and have only ever had 2 weeks of unemployment pay
I hope to someday just wander into my garage and tinker away and putter and never touch the internet again.... I'd be happy. I'd love to fix up a hot rod, a 32 Ford, roadster or 3 window, or 5 window... but hey, we all have dreams right? I'd like to just hit the road and see all the museums of cars, boats, and engines. I'd love to look through antique stores, backyards and garages.
I'd like to hit the big events, Goodwood, Essen, Bonneville, etc. Not very likely, but ya gotta have goals right?
Also, I know a lot of you aren't happy with the many posts about shitty corrupt cops. Too bad. Those are facts, those articles that I post. I cite the sources, I bring them up as news, and warnings, and as a public duty to keep voicing outrage at the horrible corrupt police, sherriff's, and highway patrol departments that have committed atrocities against my countrymen, my fellow citizens, etc.
You might not like reading those, hell, I don't find them happy news either, but, if you don't speak up against the shit that happens, and use your site to spread the word about them, you're aiding and abetting the fucked up twisted people that do things you're quite sure are illegal, immoral, and unconscionable. And I'm not going to stop speaking out against them.
See, I was in the military police, 3 years of it, and it really pisses me off to see people with the power of the uniform and badge being such complete assholes. We the people deserve better. Maybe you've felt upset about co-workers doing a shit job at something that reflects badly on you, your profession, and the things you once took pride in. So, maybe you now get where I'm coming from. Don't take that shit without putting up a fight.
Worst of all, cops get away with that shit. Well, I'm not going to look the other way, I'm going to use what I've got to let people know that there's a problem with the system. You can always just keep scrolling along and ignore it, because I post a lot of charity stuff too