My nickname came straight out of the way back machine(re Pebody and Sherman). I started using it when I first got on the internet when I was 50 years old. Figured pappy50 would be easy to rememeber. The avitar is a differant story all togeather. Several years ago I had the shear pleasure of visiting Lee Holman at Holman & Moody's work shop. They were the primary race prepairers for the original GT40 mark 2's not to mention the unoffical stock car arm of Ford. They still own all the original blueprints for the Mark 2s and are now making continuation cars. That is a photo of me sitting in Lee Holman's personal Mark 2. You ain't lived until you have heard that lovely 427 fire off! The only other power plant that makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up as much, is a Rolls-Royce Merlin.
What's the story behind your user name/avatar?
Posted 10 January 2013 - 07:51 PM
When I first got into motorsport photography, my "beat" was CART (Championship Auto Racing Teams), which became ChampCar, which became extinct. Since I shot CART, I used cartpix as a username on the motorsport forums. My avatar is me, at Laguna Seca (turn 4 in the background), at an ALMS race a few years ago. There is another fence to my right. They don't let me, nor would I want to be on teh track side of the fence. The photo holes are dangerous enough for me.
Posted 12 January 2013 - 07:40 PM
Username: License plate on my favorite car from Need For Speed: High Stakes on the PS1; the "seven" came from out of the blue. It stuck.
Avatar: A Tribe Called Quest; one of my favorite hip-hop groups.
Posted 13 January 2013 - 03:01 AM
My User name is from NASCAR... Back in the day I was a HUGE Bill Elliott Fan... Over the years Bill drove the #9 car then her drove the 94 car... then went back to the #9... hence the Elliot949... His name is spelled with two "T's"... My Email address is the same as my user ID on here... When I first created the Elliot949 I had is spelled Elliott949 then I had a problem with my Email address and had to redo the name and it would not let me do it with the two "T's" again... I have had this email address for about 22 years on both Yahoo and AOL...
My Avatar is a pic of my dream car... I am in the process of trying to find a 1:1 61 chevy Biscayne or Belaire 2-dr Sedan right now... When I do find one I can tell you my time onhere will be limited until that project would be completed...
Posted 13 January 2013 - 01:40 PM
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