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  1. ChevyAsylum added a post in a topic Heads up in Wally World model section   

    While Chinee-MexiWorld (Ooops, WallyWorld...opps...WatMart) has good prices and is able to dictate to the manufacturers (of just about anything) what will be produced and at what price (probably not as big a deal in the model car segment as in others), the fact remains that they are NOT a good company to deal with.

    They pay sub-standard wages, manpulate markets, make a mockery of the "competitive free market" system and send most of your money (that doesn't go into their stakeholders offshore bank accounts) to foreign concerns who get fat by using virtual slave labor.

    They give lip service to "community responsibility" and other high-minded ideals, but in fact, their corporate policy is to minimize costs and maximize profits...the same as every other for-profit concern, but taken to scales never seen since the robber barons of the late 19th/early 20th century...which led to anti-trust legislation and other forms of regulation...which (being the band-aid that it was and continues to be) has only crippled the free market system upon which this country's economic system was based.

    "Outsourcing" was non-existent when these laws were passed...but in today's "global marketplace" it has become an issue that has the potential to bring the United States to the status of a third-world country, especially when we've been bled dry by the Waltons and other corporate giants who send our money out of the country, either in the form of foreign-produced products or by knowingly hiring illegal aliens using forged documentation who send the greater percentage of their meager earnings to Mexico and other Central American countries.

    Don't believe it? Go to the post office shortly after a WalMart payday and see the number of postal money orders being purchased and sent out of the country.

    Bottom line: don't buy from WalMart. I don't. I support my LHS. I also fly the flag alongside my Patriot Guard Rider's colors and POW/MIA and Veteran flags on my leather vest.

  2. ChevyAsylum added a post in a topic Jim Keeler...where are you?   

    Thanks, Ken. I'll keep my eyes peeled for him there.
  3. ChevyAsylum added a post in a topic How old are you??   

    No pics...but I'm 59 goin on 17 and feel like 95 this morning.
  4. ChevyAsylum added a post in a topic ALMS racing   

    Thanks, Chris. I think I got lucky on that shot, considering the difficulty I had with some of the other shots. But I DID get the old Pentax out of mothballs and I'll try a round of pics at the cruise-in tonite. (Assuming I can remember to get film. Film....what's that?)
  5. ChevyAsylum added a post in a topic 1968 Impala Convertible Basket case some have seen this.....   

    Wow!!! You got my respect and admiration for these restos. Wonderful work. I look forward to seeing more and more.
  6. ChevyAsylum added a topic in 1:1 Car Reference Pictures   

    ALMS racing
    I spent the weekend at the American Le Mans Series race at the new track in Utah. (Makes it easy...I live 25 miles away.)

    I took a lotta pics and put them on my server...although I found that it's been way too many years since I did any sports car racing photography and my Sony digital camera wasn't the right tool for the job. I guess I'll have to dig out the old Pentax film camera and see if it still works for the Daytona Prototype race in August.

    The entry page is here:

    I broke things up into the 3 days:


    And race day:

    So if you're thinking about building one of the new Audi R10s or Porsche RSR Spyders, you can get some idea of their appearance.

    Also on the entry page are links to the car shows and cruise nites I've hit so far this year.
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  7. ChevyAsylum added a topic in Where's Waldo?   

    Jim Keeler...where are you?
    Has anyone seen or heard from Jim Keeler in the last 9 months or so? The last time I saw him was last August at Speed Week on the Bonneville Salt Flats.

    I'd appreciate any info.
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  8. ChevyAsylum added a post in a topic Tamiya Calsonic Skyline question....   

    Thanks John and Mike. I understand a lot better now. I'll have to keep my eyes open just in case one of these events shows up on the toob. I'd like to watch 'em run.
  9. ChevyAsylum added a post in a topic Tamiya Calsonic Skyline question....   

    Just a question from an old fart who lived in the 60s for too many decades:

    What series (and where) do these cars race? I haven't seem 'em in GrandAm or ALMS and I don't have a complete knowledge of SCCA last membership expired in 77. (Now I belong to SCTA and USFRA.)

    Are they purely Japanese racing series? European DTM?

    Btw, thee are some nice builds there.
  10. ChevyAsylum added a topic in 1:1 Car Reference Pictures   

    My 1:1 rat rod project
    I guess this is pushing the envelope a bit, but I just got the sucker running today (been workin on it since last September) and wanted to show off. Yeah, I'm a proud pappa.

    Here's "Rufus" after his maiden (can you say that with a male name?) voyage around the block:

    There's a whole story behind it on my server starting here:
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  11. ChevyAsylum added a post in a topic PAINT ON THE BENCH   

    I can't wait to see the 49 Ford rat finished. That has a lotta possibilities.
  12. ChevyAsylum added a post in a topic 1950's Corvette detail shots   

    Dave, I just wanted to thank you for your great reference pics. I've visited your site a lot and yesterday I got an email from a guy in Colorado referring my to ya. Totally different context, but ya sure get around.

    Thanks again,
  13. ChevyAsylum added a post in a topic 40 ford taildragger   

    Outstanding chop job, man. You make it look so easy! The results are great with beautifully proportioned lines.
  14. ChevyAsylum added a post in a topic CPMCC meeting pics   

    Nice pics! That 39 Sedan is wild! Ossum detail!
  15. ChevyAsylum added a post in a topic FORD-T *WIP*   

    WOW! Just WOW!