What a great Friday I had at the Carlisle Import and Kit Car Nationals! I always seem to start out these shows the same way. "Grumble, grumble. I'm tired. Don't wanna go." But, usually by the time I am half way to a show I am singing with the radio and just an all around better person. You really should get out and do more shows. Anyways, Carlisle was the place to be if you had any interest in kit cars and seeing as I dig the crap out of dune buggies I guess I was in the right spot. There was a very good sized collection of buggies at this event. Bruce Meyers, the designer of the Meyers Manx known as the original fiberglass dune buggy, was there signing autographs and I was able to get a photo with him to add to my wall in the garage. Check out more of my show pictures over at MyRideisMe.com
If you ever have a chance to sail to Alaska, do it! If you can save up a little more to be able to stay in The Haven Courtyard on Norwegian Cruise Lines, do it! For our anniversary Peg and I decided we would take our first cruise to Alaska. NCL sales called us, last minute, and offered us a deal to upgrade to a penthouse in The Haven Courtyard aboard the Norwegian Pearl. We did and it was fantastic! The Bird of Paradise Courtyard Suite Room 14014 (an S5 level penthouse suite) would be our home for the seven day cruise which started in Seattle, Washington.
Over 300 cars showed up early, starting at 8:00 AM, for the recent Hendersonville Cars and Coffee cruise-in. World of Clothing in Hendersonville, NC hosted the event and cars were spread out all across their large parking lot.
It's not often that you get the chance to hang out with one of the world's best hotrod metal shapers, Craig Naff. Add to that the fact that Ron Covell, a fantastic metal fabricator and instructor, would be teaching a class in Craig's shop and you have the potential for a fantastic Saturday. I made the drive over to Craig's shop on the outskirts of Woodstock, VA early in the morning using Ron Covell's Basic Metal Shaping class as an excuse to get out of the house.