Thursday, December 31, 2009

.............HAPPY NEW YEAR 2010

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To all our viewers and followers: MAY THE BELLS OF HEALTH, HAPPINESS AND PROSPERITY RING OUT ALL THE YEAR THROUGH!
Look for more cool stuff in 2010.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Tom Nesbitt....a local living legend!


Tom's first couple of Cars

Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame ......and "Tom Nesbitt" Day

Tom signing my photo of his Model "A" Sedan.........#1 of course!!

The brain protector and the famous "blue" Studebaker!!

The Stude and The Cake...

How many of these do you have, Tom? ...and Tom with Jeff Caldwell's kids!
...............TOM NESBITT:
It is extremely difficult in a few words to describe the illustrious career of Tom Nesbitt. Tom was recently inducted into The Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame here in Thunder Bay, an honour that really took way too long to come. Tom started his memorable racing career when our city was called Fort William, and during the time when the likes of Barry Kettering, Merv Dove, Louis Tocheri, and the Massaro brothers were cutting up the CLE grounds back in the late 1950's.
His famed blue Studebaker saw many checkered flags and in 1968 alone had won an incredible 19 of the 21 late model features that he entered that year at Riverview Raceways here in Fort William, now Thunder Bay, Ontario. His career took him racing to such places as Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, South Dakota, Texas, Louisiana, Indiana, Florida, Mississippi and who knows where else, winning numerous races and many championships along the way during his 50 plus year reign on the dirt.
Tom Nesbitt day was held last month on November 22 at the West Arthur Community Centre to a great crowd who all enjoyed congratulating Tom and talking with their old racing buddies. There were tons of photo albums full of photos for everyone to reminisce about the good ol' days.
The Stieh Family can be commended for sponsoring a great event that was thoroughly enjoyed by all in attendance.
If you want to read all this in more detail, Jeff Caldwell summed it up in a well written detailed story that you can find by clicking here http://www.gotomn.com/racing/history/Tom-Nesbitt/tom-nesbitt-tribute.htm
Thanks Tom "The Bomb" Nesbitt for the memories and Jeff Caldwell for the great write-up on the racing history website and for some of the photos here.
As usual, be sure to click on any of the photos to enlarge them!!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Christmas is upon us....


Thanks for watching.....lots more to come after the holidays!
Merry Christmas to all, and yes, that is our garage and hot rod....
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Friday, December 18, 2009

Smokin' Santa.....




Hey!....with Santa smokin'everything under the sun for hundreds of years........It's a real miracle that he's still around! I couldn't resist adding these ads before the big day!!
As usual..click on the pictures for a larger image! ....Oh Yes...and note that these are American Ads....Santa doesn't smoke when he comes to Canada....LOL

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Christmas Television Specials to Remember.....


Here's the famous test pattern I remember on CFCJ Television in Fort William and Port Arthur back in the '50's and next is Dinah Shore at one of her Christmas specials...Remember? The Dinah Shore Chevy Show! Click here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGZvQoPxhNs for a great old Chevy Commercial from the show on youtube.
Who can forget "A Charlie Brown" Christmas!
....and Frosty the Snowman!
....and the original Grinch!

We all loved to see the Bob Hope Christmas specials from all the combat posts around the world! The top right one was taken in Viet Nam!
This is "Carnac the Magnificent" on one of Johnny's Christmas shows....and next is Mister Magoo as Scrooge!

The Christmas Muppet Show.....and the Muppets on the ever so famous Ed Sullivan Show.....Oh how I miss Ed!
......and finally Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer! I'm sure you remember them all.....enjoy!

TOP 10 Christmas Hot Rod Art...





Thanks to the all the fantastic artists who created these renderings. I've seen many of these on Christmas cards etc., but these are the ones on my top 10 list. Click on to enlarge just a little.
Nothing more to explain here.......oh! except that some of them have whitewall tires..LOL