Monday, August 31, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
We had heard about this upcoming event for weeks because my good friend, neighbor, and walking buddy, Teresa, has been working on it and hanging the pictures at the museum. She and Paula and with the help/aggravation of Wayne.
This is Teresa standing next the the "Leslie Lovett" display. Leslie was the Photo Editor and main photographer for National Dragster for so many years, but I'm not sure how many. Everyone loved Leslie. His shirt along with his photo stuff and some of his really cool photos are in a glass display case. It's worth the trip to the museum just to see this corner.
Leslie's photo of Shirley "Cha Cha" Muldowney.
Up close of his stuff....
This is Leslie Lovett.
The exhibit shows the old and the new. Here is a copy of the very first National Dragster beside the Wally Parks memorial edition.
An entire wall in the museum is covered by enlarged covers and inside stories from past National Dragsters.
Greg Sharp, the museum curator, welcomed everyone to the opening.
Phil Burgess (on the right) is the current editor of National Dragster and on the left is Dick Wells, the first editor. They talked about how hard it was back in the beginning to put a magazine together, and compared it to today's digital world, and how it is still lots of work to do the same thing.
Ahhh, the food..... Had we known there was going to be a spread, we wouldn't have just eaten lunch at Gene's Grinder around the corner before going. There was room, however, for two cookies and a Coke.
This is a huge wall display, that's the top of a real race car at the bottom.
The lamp on the left, made of race car parts, was in the National Dragster office for many years.
Here is an example of the changes in look the magazine went through over the years.
So - those of you who are reading my blog and live in the area, be sure to get over to the museum to see this fine exhibit. The LA County Fair starts on September 5th through October 4th, so unless you want to pay for the fair, go before then, or wait until it's over.
That's all for now, Reporting from La Verne, CA - Kathy
Monday, August 24, 2009
I booked our South Island flight today, so we can visit Garth and Andrea while we are in New Zealand in October. I updated the Deuce Frame Co. website, www.deuceframe.com, Shannon, Grant, Lacey and Brandon are the new T-shirt models. (look under Products, then under accessories.)
I gave Lili a bath yesterday so now she is all white and fluffy and she doesn't stink to high-heaven anymore. She hates having her picture taken because of the flash. If I even point a camera at her she looks away.
I turned the flash off and told her that I would give her a treat, so she looked at me for a second.
That was it - I was only allowed one picture of the Diva-Dog!
She tried to bury her face into the chair so I couldn't see her.
She will not look me in the eyes, what a BRAT!
I planted the front flowerbed with Petunias on Saturday. The gardners actually came and added some dirt around the flowers, maybe they will live this time.
If they do grow, I will post some pictures. Hopefully it will be solid colorful flowers, soon.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Here is Shannon (Vanna White) posing in her color coordinated dress.
The trailer is all loaded up.
Dennis, Roy, Kenny and Donnie in the back.
Julian Alvarez's '32 Sedan Delivery.
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Lacey and Brandon's baby boy, Dean, turned one year old on Saturday, so they threw him a big party at their house. There were tables and chairs covered by tents, 3 humongus sandwiches, chips, watermelon, pasta salad, drinks and cupcakes.
He is such a cute little guy, and got so many great gifts for his birthday. He didn't know what to make of the huge cupcake, but he figured it out.
Here is a video clip I created in Windows Movie Maker.