Saturday, June 17, 2006

69' Dodge Superbee....Daily Car Wish-List

These are cars that get my motor running. When they start up they send chills down your spine. And, when you get behind the wheel the adrenaline starts pumping. You will not find any rice burners on my list (Although, I own two of them). Pure American Power is all you find here. I have a big wish list. And, I am going to share some of it with you.

This here is a 69 Dodge Superbee. One of the reason's this car is on my list is my Dad. He owned one of these back in the 70's. Growing up I heard many wonderful stories about this ride, which fueled my need for speed. This car, according to my Dad, wa
s never beat on the streets of Colorado Springs. The closest it ever came to losing was to a 57' Nomad (Which I might add later). My Mom has confirmed many of the stories, as she was usually in the passenger seat. Actually, she learned to drive with this car. And, if you knew my Mom this is pretty funny. I can just picture her with all that power. You see, she is very feminine and delicate.

So, this car makes it at the top of my wishlist (Right below the Shelby's). I would love to be able to build one of these and give it to my Dad. What a suprise, huh? Of course, I would have to have one for myself too!

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

2007 GT500 ....It's In The Pedigree!

If you are like me. These types of cars give you chills up and down your body. Like Metallica, cars get my blood pumping! And the new GT500 does just that, but it also comes from a very beautiful and storied past.

There were two basic models and their variations, the GT 350 and the GT 500. The first Shelby Mustangs were the GT 350 models. The GT designates that the car is based on the Mustang GT (Grand Tourism). There are anecdotes regarding the exact nature of the 350 designation, but it seems that the number was chosen because it was larger than any other number that was on a car badge and because it was a fairly rounded number. The "R" on the GT 350R models stands for "racing", since the purpose of these cars was actual competition. The "H" on the GT 350H models stand for "Hertz" and these cars were manufactured specifically for the car rental company. The 500 was used on the GT500 was to signify that the particular model had the big block V8, in contrast to its smaller sibling. The KR designation in the 1968 GT 500KR, stands for "King of the Road".

These cars now carry a very hefty price tag. Once again, I would have to write a hotcheck. And, probably would haha. Ah, maybe someday.

For now it is on my wishlist. As, I hope to have a garage full of beauties like these. And, that leads into "my daily car wishlist". I will be posting Cars that make my motor run! Both old and new. These Shelby's are at the top of my wishlist.


Monday, June 12, 2006

2007 Mustang Shelby GT 500 - Is Something Special

Something Special Indeed--

With 500 kickin ponies, the ’07 Ford Shelby Cobra GT500 is a force to reckon with. Check out this first drive and see why this car is already a piece of history.

Admit it. You sat on your hands when the original 1965-'70 Shelby Mustangs went on sale. And you did it again when those cars were still going for less than $30,000 a few years back. Now you're just another one of those annoying types, sitting around telling "coulda-woulda-shoulda" stories. Well, my bitter friend, you've got at least one more chance to buy a sub-$50,000 pony car blessed by the man responsible for Ford's original Cobra, GT40 and GT500. The 2007 Shelby GT500 is about to enter a showroom near you, and it's easily the most powerful and best-performing factory Mustang ever built.

Drooling yet?

The boys at Ford's SVT reunited with Carroll Shelby to create this super Mustang, and if you think it bears more than a passing resemblance to the 1968 GT500KR, you're right (which they feel is a good thing, by the way). But unlike the original GT500 nameplate (a random number that came from counting off steps in Shelby's 1960s-era workshop), this Mustang's moniker has a basis in fact. Yup, the 5.4-liter V8 under that vented hood makes an honest 500 horsepower, along with 480 pound-feet of torque.

Forty-three grand may seem a bit steep for a Mustang, but remember: This car's performance pedigree suggests it will easily challenge Corvettes and M3's, both of which cost substantially more. Of course, if you're still not convinced, you could always let yet another Shelby Mustang pass you by.

Just don't expect them to put up with any more "coulda-woulda-shoulda" stories.

Check out the article from Motor Trend

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Music of the Day.....Metallica

Metallica is an American Heavy metal band. They were formed in Octover of 1981. With 57 million albums sold in the United States and 40 million albums sold outside the U.S., the total number of album sales is approximately 100 million. The band has become one of the most commercially successful heavy metal acts in history, as well as the 18th biggest selling act in Amercian music history.

Just a few tidbits:
-In Berlin, Germany, on June 6th, 2006, Metallica played a new song for an upcoming album.

-Metallica orginally wanted to title their debut album Metal Up Your Ass. The name was rejected by their record label.

Metallica orginally wanted to title their debut album Metal Up Your Ass. The name was rejected by their record label.

No other band gets my blood pumping like Metallica. Timeless! Can't wait tell this new album comes out. I am pumped.

For concert information, news, and other various information about the band... see their official website.

Metallica's Official Website

Animal House Gets Raided!

HANOVER, N.H. (June 9) - Authorities raided the Dartmouth College fraternity that helped inspire the movie "Animal House," carrying off 10 crates, a computer and other items. Investigators refused to say what the search on the Ivy League campus was about.

Court documents on Thursday's raid were sealed, and Hanover police said only that the search at the Alpha Delta house was part of a two-year investigation and that they expect to make arrests. Alpha Delta members turned a reporter away at the door Friday.
'Animal House' portrayed fraternity debauchery. One of the movie's writers was a 1964 Dartmouth graduate and a member of Alpha Delta.

Click this link and...Remember John Belushi

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Shawnna....Gettin Some

If you really think about it there aren't that many significant female rappers out there. It seems it might be harder for a new female MC to earn the love her male counterparts get. Face it; Hip-hop is picky about its female side. It's hard to find that complete package of skills, looks, charisma and of course, sincerity.

Meet Rashawnna Guy a.k.a. Shawnna, a seasoned hip-hop vixen who takes control of the mic with her sexy, aggressive rhymes. Her verses are laced with themes ranging from happiness to life's difficulties and everything in between. The 26-year-old Southside Chicago native is taking our rap world by storm as the first female artist from Ludacris' Disturbing Tha Peace (DTP) crew.

Although Shawnna is just releasing her first solo album on DTP/Def Jam, that doesn't mean she hasn't paid her dues. She's been in the rap game a minute now and has been spitting for over 10 years. But that's not a surprise, since music has always been in Shawnna's Chicagoan blood. Shawnna has always been as musical as her father, Buddy Guy, a 4x Grammy- winning blues guitar player. "I've always been into music. I wrote my first rhyme when I heard Ice Cube's "Back at the Beach," Shawnna tells of her beginnings. "I had already been turned on to "It Takes Two" and Salt & Pepa's "Push it", stuff like that. But when Ice Cube dropped "Back at the Beach," it was over. From there when I was in school, I was getting referrals because I'm not doing my work. I'm writing raps. We got ciphers and they was thinking that there's a fight and it ain't nothing but a rap battle."

Shawnna is going to be gettin some. This new single is bangin'. Her new album is hitting the stores this month. But, as for now we have this single. I remember her on a Ludacris track "Whats Your Fantasy". She is finally able to put out her own Album. Can't wait to see what she brings. Check it out!

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Cars.....The Movie

If you like animated movies, or are just a big car buff like me. Check this out, coming to theatres near you and me. Can't wait looks like it will be a lot of fun. I am currently going to school to be an automotive technician. So, this really spurs an interest with me.

Monday, June 05, 2006

Grand Junction....Golfing with the fam.!

I get to call this beautiful place home!

My Mom sent me an email. She said she would like for them to come over for a little weekend golf trip. See, my parents live over on the eastern slope of the Rockies. A place called Castle Rock, Colorado. About 20 minutes south of Denver. Even though we are only 4 hours away(ok, when we drive there it takes more like 3). We don't get to see each other as much as I would like to. So, I am very excited about their visit.

Then, there is the fact that I haven't been out to swing the clubs yet this year. Another thing to add to my excitment. I love golf! Although trust me. There will be very heated discussions between the golf course and me. My guess is the challenge will always pull me to golf. I will never be able to perfect the game. I don't think its possible.

So, I am looking for stay and play packages for my parents. And, I ran accross these beautiful pictures. And, I thought I would share this wonerful place I call home! This is what surrounds us here in the Grand Valley. I have lived in Colorado all my life but I will never get enough of the scenary. God's Country!