Saturday, February 28, 2009

Working on an entirely different level

It's difficult to explain how amazing my friend Josh's current race car project is.

The fact that it will be period-perfect to the late 50's is neat. The fact that he'll race the wheels off it and let his friends drive it at the track whenever they see fit - very neat. His building so, so much of the car from scratch is what just leaves me scratching my head at how someone can have so much talent.

The nose, the hoods, the hood sides, the formed aluminum toneau that covers the place where the driver and passenger would normally sit...all Josh's work. I say "would normally sit" because the motor in this car - an injected Hemi - now sets behind the driver. The tube frame is entirely Josh's handy work too.

He'll rebuild the insanely powerful motor himself, along with the archaic fuel injection set-up. Same for the transmission, rear end, building the floor, wiring and plumbing the car...ugh! The guy cast his own steering wheel!

I wish I could be like Josh. And make no mistake, it has nothing to do with his ability to build race cars, perfect-to-a-T Hot Rods, or to be a musical prodigy. It's much more than that.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

I hope it makes it

It certainly deserves to.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

The Ballard Locks

Leah and I took a trip down the road to the Ballard Locks. In this pic. a large boat had just been lowered down on the right side. Left side water high, right side water low.

L for Leah. This is one of the dividers in the fish ladders. The fish get beyond the L, back 'er in, and can rest there.

Low maintenance kid.

Nice sun set shot from the bluff near our house on the way home.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Jake's childhood hero

They were made for more than walking.

I need one of these masks

Good for keeping the lungs healthy in mid-day traffic.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Keep on Rollin'

Friday, February 6, 2009

Finally going to run

Keep an eye on the next issue of the magazine Greasy Kulture for Jason's truck. Not my favorite name for a magazine, but the quality of the vehicles Guy runs is top notch and he puts together a tidy little quarterly publication.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Seven and One Half Minutes of Fame

Jake and I went down to the net sheds yesterday to get pic.'s of his Sportster for a hopeful magazine piece. Maybe he'll get his seven and one half minutes of fame with this bike. I say seven and one half because he'll definitely get the other 7.5 with the swingarm Panhead he's currently building.


These are a few of Logan's Bakugan Battle Brawlers. Each one comes with a playing card with a thin piece of metal in it. With two players, you line up two cards head-to-head. The first player tries to roll his Bakugan over the opposing players card, and vice-versa.

When the Bakugan's internal magnet connects with the metal in the card, the Bakugan automatically opens. If player two can roll his Bakugan onto the card player one did, the two players then fight by comparing powers and abilities found on a second card. If player two misses the card player one is on, he loses his Bakugan to player one.

Pretty neat.