Category Archives: Cars

Back to the Future at the Celebrity Car Museum in Branson


Here in Branson we went to see Heather’s friend Raine who works at the Celebrity Car Museum. Raines is not only a car guy, he is quite an artist. He painted the Back to the Future themed mural above and almost all of the other art work in the museum. He is a busy man and generously took time to show us everything in the museum.


One of the special cars they have is a 1981 Delorean DMC-12, one of six used in the Back to the Future trilogy of films. As Raine put it, Heather is sitting where Michael J. Fox sat.


Personally, I think Heather looks better than Michael J. Fox ever did on his best day.


Of course, we had to try the time travel part of the car to see if it still worked.


So here is Logan present day. And then we dialed in four years ago, pushed the button and ….


Ooops, who shrunk the kid!!

Have you ever sat where Michael J. Fox sat?

Have you ever traveled through time? I want to hear about it.

ABC Wednesday – K is for ….

1969 Karmann Ghia

Konvertible??? No, this week letter is K which stands for Karmann Ghia by Volkswagen. I have to tell you that as a youngster during the 1970’s muscle car era I sure did not understand why anybody would want one of these. I guess now that I’m old and dumb instead of young and dumb I can appreciate the styling and lines but I still don’t get paying a premium for a 60 horsepower engine. I just love the baby blue color of this car, the bright chrome bumper and the little turn signals.

ABC Wednesday

Ruby Tuesday – Finding a Car at the Boat Show

Saturday son and I went to the Tulsa Boat Show at the County Fairgrounds. I’m not in the market for a boat,  I just like checking them out. Plus generally they have lots of RV’s and trailers to check out.
Chevrolet Camaro

This beautiful Camaro was on display. I love these cars. I’d never buy one though. Can you imagine the insurance. If you want to buy it for me though I’d spring for the insurance.

Ruby Tuesday 2

Speaking of cars, did you watch the Super Bowl? (Wow I’m a silver tongued devil. How is that for a smooth transition?) I  loved the Dodge Ram Truck Commercial featuring the voice of Paul Harvey. I think it may be the best commercial that I have ever seen.

The text is as follows

So God Made a Farmer
And on the eighth day, God looked down on his planned paradise and said, “I need a caretaker.” So God made a farmer.
God said, “I need somebody willing to get up before dawn, milk cows, work all day in the field, milk cows again, eat supper, then go to town and stay past midnight at a meeting of the township board.” So God made a farmer.
“I need somebody with arms strong enough to wrestle a calf and yet gentle enough to cradle his own grandchild. Somebody to call hogs, tame cantankerous machinery, come home hungry, have to wait for lunch until his wife’s done feeding visiting ladies, then tell the ladies to be sure to come back real soon and mean it.” So God made a farmer.
God said, “I need somebody willing to sit up all night with a newborn colt and watch it die, then dry his eyes and say, ‘Maybe next year,’ I need somebody who can shape an ax handle from an ash tree, shoe a horse, who can fix a harness with hay wire, feed sacks and shoe scraps. Who, during planting time and harvest season will finish his 40-hour week by Tuesday noon and then, paining from tractor back, up in another 72 hours.” So God made a farmer.
God had to have somebody willing to ride the ruts at double speed to get the hay in ahead of the rain clouds and yet stop in mid-field and race to help when he sees the first smoke from a neighbor’s place. So God made a farmer.
God said, “I need somebody strong enough to clear trees and heave bales, yet gentle enough to help a newborn calf begin to suckle and tend the pink-comb pullets, who will stop his mower in an instant to avoid the nest of meadowlarks.”
It had to be somebody who’d plow deep and straight and not cut corners. Somebody to seed, weed, feed, breed, brake, disk, plow, plant, strain the milk, replenish the self-feeder and finish a hard week’s work with an eight mile drive to church. Somebody who’d bale a family together with the soft, strong bonds of sharing, who would laugh, and then sigh and then reply with smiling eyes when his family says that they are proud of what Dad does. “So God made a farmer.”

There was nobody like Paul Harvey!

Ruby Tuesday at the Airport

Vintage Car at Tulsa Airport

I snapped this shot at the Tulsa International Airport while returning on my last trip.

I know that some of you are going to want to know what kind of car it is and the only that I can tell you is that it is an old red car because I forgot to note what the make and model is. There is a good chance that one of my really smart and knowledgeable readers will know and let the rest of know.

All I knew was that it is red, and I like red cars.

Ruby Tuesday 2

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