blank 07/29/14 10:23AM 50's Nostalgia

Growing Up in the 50's

1950's version of an E-Mail 
 
I have no idea who put this together, but it is wonderful!! 
OLd Days
 
Long ago and far away, in a land that time forgot,
Before the days of Dylan , or the dawn of Camelot.
There lived a race of innocents, and they were you and me,
 
Old Days
 
For Ike was in the White House in that land where we were born,
Where navels were for oranges, and Peyton Place was porn.
 
cid:X.MA4.1383660796@aol.com
 
We longed for love and romance, and waited for our Prince,
Eddie Fisher married Liz, and no one's seen him since.
 
Old Telephone
 
We danced to 'Little Darlin,' and sang to 'Stagger Lee'
And cried for Buddy Holly in the Land That Made Me, Me.
 
cid:X.MA7.1383660796@aol.com50's Popcorn Machine
 
Only girls wore earrings then, and 3 was one too many,
And only boys wore flat-top cuts, except for Jean McKinney.
 
Old Gas Pump
 
And only in our wildest dreams did we expect to see
A boy named George with Lipstick, in the Land That Made Me, Me.
 
Old Days
 
We fell for Frankie Avalon, Annette was oh, so nice,
And when they made a movie, they never made it twice..
 
Drive In from the 50's
 
We didn't have a Star Trek Five, or Psycho Two and Three,
Or Rocky-Rambo Twenty in the Land That Made Me, Me.
 
1950's Milkman
 
Miss Kitty had a heart of gold, and Chester had a limp,
And Reagan was a Democrat whose co-star was a chimp.
 
Howdy Doody
 
We had a Mr. Wizard, but not a Mr. T,
And Oprah couldn't talk yet, in the Land That Made Me, Me.
 
Route 66
 
We had our share of heroes, we never thought they'd go,
At least not Bobby Darin, or Marilyn Monroe.
For youth was still eternal, and life was yet to be,
And Elvis was forever in the Land That Made Me, Me.
 
A night at the Drive In Movie
 
We'd never seen the rock band that was Grateful to be Dead,
And Airplanes weren't named Jefferson , and Zeppelins were not Led.
 
Elvis Presley
 
And Beatles lived in gardens then, and Monkees lived in trees,
Madonna was Mary in the Land That Made Me, Me.
 
Hamburgers and Shakes, Dancing, Malts
 
We'd never heard of microwaves, or telephones in cars,
And babies might be bottle-fed, but they were not grown in jars.
 
Old Days
 
And pumping iron got wrinkles out, and 'gay' meant fancy-free,
And dorms were never co-Ed in the Land That Made Me, Me.
 
Old Days
 
We hadn't seen enough of jets to talk about the lag,
And microchips were what was left at the bottom of the bag.
 
Old Record Player from the 50's, Every girl had one
 
And hardware was a box of nails, and bytes came from a flea,
And rocket ships were fiction in the Land That Made Me, Me.
 
Sling Shot
 
T-Birds came with portholes, and side shows came with freaks,
And bathing suits came big enough to cover both your cheeks.
 
50's Gas Station
 
And Coke came just in bottles, and skirts below the knee,
And Castro came to power near the Land That Made Me, Me.
 
Fireflies in a jar
 
We had no Crest with Fluoride, we had no Hill Street Blues,
We had no patterned pantyhose or Lipton herbal tea
Or prime-time ads for those dysfunctions in the Land That Made Me, Me.
 

 
There were no golden arches, no Perrier to chill,
And fish were not called Wanda, and cats were not called Bill
 

 

 
So now we face a brave new world in slightly larger jeans,
And wonder why they're using smaller print in magazines.
And we tell our children's children of the way it used to be,
Long ago and far away in the Land That Made Me, Me.
 

 
If you didn't grow up in the fiftys,
You missed the greatest time in history,
Hope you enjoyed this read as much as I did.
If So, PLEASE FORWARD this note to
someone who will appreciate these memories... 

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"Often when you think you are at the end of something, you're at the beginning of something else."
Mr. Rogers
 
 
 

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blank 07/28/14 11:24AM Mobile Work Stations, Paint Booths, Portable Painting Booths

Work Space of Tomorrow



The Shop of Tomorrow

“The Shop of Tomorrow” at NACE Expo 2014 to include the Mobile Work Station®.

The NACE Expo being held July 31st and August 1st at the Cobo Center in Detroit will include “The Shop of Tomorrow”.  The NACE | CARS is the largest North American conference and exhibition dedicated to the collision and service repairs industries.   “The Shop of Tomorrow” will be a demonstration area showing some of the latest technology for today’s collision repair businesses, and will include the Mobile Work Station® portable booths from Shop-Pro Equipment. 

Shop-Pro Equipment is a manufacturer of portable filtration systems and mobile booths. The Mobile Work Station®, which is certified EPA 6H compliant, has been popular with the auto body repair industry for over 20 years for its quality and productivity. Information on this line of portable equipment by Shop-Pro Equipment is available at http://www.shop-pro.com.


Work Shop of Tomorrow

The NACE | CARS Conference and Exhibition, in its 32nd year, provides shop owners, managers, estimators, technicians, insurance professionals, and students the most-up-to date information on the latest repair procedures, equipment and technology.  The show will feature live demonstrations by some of the top professionals in the industry.  Attendees to the show will also see more tools, equipment, and services on the exhibition floor than at any time in the shows long, storied history; and have more opportunities for hands on training, education, and certification at numerous sessions and classes.  More information on the NACE | CARS event is available at http://www.naceexpo.com.

 

Shop Pro Equipment

www.shop-pro.com

800-242-6870

10706 South 147th St.

Omaha, NE 68138


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blank 07/25/14 02:13PM Charity Event, Events, Motorcycle Ride

My One Wish Motorcycle Ride this coming Labor Day Weekend
Milford, MA

The My One Wish organization is once again holding a Motorcycle Ride this coming Labor Day Weekend.


My One Wish grants a wish to seriously ill children. A Wish Child will be at the event to talk about their "Wish”.

The ride will meet at Scioli's Pizza Bar, 146 South Main Street in Milford, MA Saturday Aug 30, 2014. Ride open to everyone.

Registration begins at 9:00 am, Kick Stands up at 11:00 pm.

We will ride toward Mt. Wachusett up Route 140, a 45 minute rest stop and refreshments at The 140 Rendezvous in Sterling, MA. Returning to Scioli's Pizza Bar for, DJ, inside bar ,

Tee Shirts for Sale, 50/50 and gift Raffles, Buffet, pasta, Italian Food and best Pizza around!

$25.00 per person. $20.00 if can't make the run, but want to eat and party at Scioli's. No Profit Organization, all proceeds go to the My One Wish program.

Advanced tickets and Run Tees available. Tee’s are $15 ea. Women’s Sm, Lg. Men’s Sm to XXXL. Limited quantities.

If you wish to purchase advance tickets or make a donation please Mail requests to:

My One Wish Labor Day Run
P/O Box 79
Milford, MA 01757

In case of rain the event will still be held at Scioli’s Pizza Bar beginning at 3:00 PM.

If you know of a deserving Wish Child please Contact My One Wish P/O Box 79 Milford, MA 01757

Question? You can contact Charlie Calcagni, 508-733-7301

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blank 07/23/14 08:43AM Chaps, Fox Creek Leather, Gloves, Leather Jacket, Leathers, Vests

Ursula is back in the saddle...........Congrats!!!

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Fox Creek Leather Friend Ursula is Back in the Saddle Again

Ursula enjoying a cruise on a loaner Sportster before her Heritage purchase.

Ursula Rides Again

Just one year ago (July 17th) we heard the news that our gypsy / nomad friend and loyal customer Ursula aka The B.R.O.A.D. (TM) had been hit head on by a car passing a semi in a blind curve. Back then, she was touring the country and living solely from her motorcycle after selling all her worldly possessions and setting off on a dream. Among flatline and other injuries, Ursula lost part of her left leg in that terrible accident.

BROAD Rides Again

Her recovery was rocky and brutal for a while. She has since had many adventures just during her recovery with trips to take care of prosthetics and visits to her home state. She can't just do things the normal way! When asked what she wants people to get out of her story, she will tell you: "I only hope folks can find in themselves the courage to overcome whatever challenges they face. And considering what so many did for me and kept me alive and away from the many narcotics that could've ended my pain ... I feel that I want to say... It will get better if you help somebody and if you take the help offered. And for my journey, I know we can't all be nor want to be nomad bikers, but you can make your own dreams come true with a little planning, a lot of faith, and a boat load of crazy."

BROAD is Home

Luckily, the gypsy / nomad in her did not get squashed. Since Easter Sunday 2014 she has been touring full time with her new rig consisting of a Dodge Ram and a 7x12 trailer she has converted for living. We smile as we have learned that she purchased another bike just one day before the grand anniversary of her accident.

Ursula has now added a 2004 Heritage Softail to her rig and tells us, "I know there will be days that the body won't let me ride, but since God has allowed me to keep breathing, then I have also been allowed to keep dreaming. I used to think I did the best I could with my life, but I have come to realize the hard way, my best can only get better. For myself and for all the folks that lifted me up and helped me out; I will persevere and I will not take this life for granted. I will continue The B.R.O.A.D. (TM) journey as best I can but it's no longer really nomad as I now pay to set this rig at camp sites. That's like paying rent which is what I tried to leave behind in the first place. The Write Hand, my virtual assistant business, is again getting some action but I must continue to grow it for this journey to work. For now, I do my best and I am living life with full vigor. And I particularly thank Fox Creek Leather for the love and support before, during, and now..."

Ursula and Nathan

Ursula told us that one of the greatest firsts she had the pleasure of doing all over again, was riding with her son when she got back on a motorcycle. "I knew on July 17, 2013 that I was going to die. I silently thanked God for all that he had given me. I asked him to look after my son and granddaughter and simply told Him, thanks for the ride. The day I got to ride with my son Nathan again was truly beyond description. At first I was so excited that we took off and dropped the gears like we had so many times before, like we never skipped a beat. When we reached a point in the ride where we sat back, took in the breeze and just rolled along; I began to cry. I was dead, didn't think I'd be back, thought I'd never see my boy again, and here we were side by side - smiling and riding. There really are no words, it can only be felt inside."

Ursula Speaks at Biker Sunday

Ursula calls this new adventure "The 2nd Leg of her Journey" and you can find out so much about Ursula and The B.R.O.A.D. (TM) journey by going to her website at www.hdbroad.com - her story, her business, and her social media is all there for your enjoyment. She is now speaking to audiences of all kind on many subjects like female motorcycling, faith, forgiveness, and much more. Contact her via her site for more information.

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blank 06/23/14 02:09PM Electric Motorcycle, Harley-Davidson, Project LiveWire

Harley-Davidson reveals Project LiveWire the first electric Harley-Davidson motorcycle

 H-D Invites Consumers to Ride, React and Shape the Future of this New Bike 


NEW YORK (June 19, 2014) – Innovation, meet heritage. Today, Harley-Davidson (NYSE:HOG) reveals Project LiveWire – the first Harley-Davidson® electric motorcycle.

HD Project LiveWire

In keeping with the company’s customer-led product development approach, starting next week select consumers across the country will be able to ride and provide feedback on the bike, helping to shape the future of Harley-Davidson’s first-ever electric motorcycle.

While not for sale, Project LiveWire is specifically designed for the purpose of getting insight into rider expectations of an electric Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

“America at its best has always been about reinvention,” said Matt Levatich, President and Chief Operating Officer, Harley-Davidson Motor Company. “And, like America, Harley-Davidson has reinvented itself many times in our history, with customers leading us every step of the way. Project LiveWire is another exciting, customer-led moment in our history.”

Spurred by this heritage, the Project LiveWire Experience invites customers to test ride, provide feedback and learn more about the story of the motorcycle. Even those who don’t yet ride will have the opportunity to feel the power of Project LiveWire through Jumpstart – a simulated riding experience.

A 2014 U.S. tour – kicking off with a journey down Route 66 – will visit more than 30 Harley-Davidson dealerships now through the end of the year. In 2015, the Project LiveWire Experience will continue in the U.S. and expand into Canada and Europe.

“This builds on many recent reinvention successes for Harley-Davidson.” said Levatich. “In just the last few years, we’ve broadened our reach to serve an increasingly diverse society, as well as reinvented our approach to product development and manufacturing. This has resulted in cutting-edge products like the recently launched Project Rushmore touring bikes, Harley-Davidson Street 500 and 750 models and this reveal of Project LiveWire.”  

An Innovative Approach to Advance the Possibilities of Personal Freedom

This exciting new ride blends the company’s styling heritage with the latest technology to deliver a new expression of the signature Harley-Davidson look, sound and feel.

“Project LiveWire is more like the first electric guitar – not an electric car,” said Mark-Hans Richer, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Harley-Davidson Motor Company. “It’s an expression of individuality and iconic style that just happens to be electric. Project LiveWire is a bold statement for us as a company and a brand.”

The bike offers a visceral riding experience with tire-shredding acceleration and an unmistakable new sound.

“The sound is a distinct part of the thrill,” said Richer. “Think fighter jet on an aircraft carrier. Project LiveWire’s unique sound was designed to differentiate it from internal combustion and other electric motorcycles on the market.” 

Longer term plans for retail availability of Project LiveWire will be influenced by feedback from riders along the Project Livewire Experience tour.

“We offer a no excuses riding experience in everything we do and we are led by what our customers tell us matters most,” said Richer. “Because electric vehicle technology is evolving rapidly, we are excited to learn more from riders through the Project LiveWire Experience to fully understand the definition of success in this market as the technology continues to evolve.”

Helping Preserve and Renew the Freedom to Ride for Generations

As riding in the great outdoors is one of the best elements of motorcycling, sustainability remains a core strategic focus at Harley-Davidson.

“Preserving the riding environment is important to all of us,” said Levatich. “Project LiveWire is just one element in our efforts to preserve and renew the freedom to ride for generations to come. As a company that has seen success for 111 years, we think in generational terms about our great riding environments for the next 111 years.” 

Fans can learn more about Project LiveWire, as well as specific dates and locations for Project LiveWire Experience stops at projectlivewire.com.  Harley-Davidson also invites anyone who is interested in the possibilities of the future to follow and engage with the company on its social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Harley-Davidson Motor Company produces heavyweight custom, cruiser and touring motorcycles and offers a complete line of Harley-Davidson motorcycle parts, accessories, riding gear and apparel, and general merchandise. For more information, visit Harley-Davidson's website at www.h-d.com.

 

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blank 06/10/14 12:16PM Contest, Harley, OBS, Original Bike SPirits, Win A Harley Contest

WIN A HARLEY.......

Original Bike Spirits, Leather Cleaner

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Original Bike Spirits HArley Contest Give A way

Original Bike Spirits, Leather Cleaner

You could win a Harley® from Original Bike Spirits®!

Original Bike Spirits®, in partnership with Hellbender Harley-Davidson® in Marietta, Georgia, is giving motorcycle enthusiasts a chance to win a 2014 Harley-Davidson® Heritage Softail® Classic. The bike, valued at over $19,000 is the grand prize in the Let Freedom Ride Photo Contest running from June 9-July 13. The contest will allow Facebook fans to upload an original photo of a person, place or thing that captures the free spirit of the American road.

“We know that motorcycle enthusiasts are passionate about their experiences out on the open road, and the Let Freedom Ride Photo Contest provides our fans with the opportunity to share those experiences – and their patriotic spirit – with our Facebook community,” said Original Bike Spirits Marketing Manager Eric Bishop. “We’re thrilled to give away an American Original like the Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Classic, and after surveying our Facebook fans to see which bike would be their top choice to win, we’re confident fans will be clamoring to own such an amazing bike.”

Ten finalists will be selected by public vote and move on to the final round where a panel of judges will select the grand prize winner. Judging criteria will include originality, theme relevance and overall coolness.

In addition to the bike, there will be a weekly drawing to select five winners tor receive an Original Bike Spirits prize pack filled with products and merchandise. You can enter here. http://bit.ly/obscontest

 



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blank 06/03/14 09:02AM Honda, Kawasaki, Sudco. OEM Replacment Parts, Suzuki, Yamaha

Sudco OEM Style Replacement Parts for Current & Classic Japanese Brands

Sudco International offers an extensive product line of OEM style replacement parts for current and classic Japanese brand Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki and Kawasaki Motorcycles, ATVs, and Personal Watercraft. Many of Sudco's replacement parts come direct from the brands' original suppliers and all parts offer the same quality and performance as original equipment parts. You'll find most engine rebuild parts form replacement rods, bearings, and pistons with rings, to rebuild gasket sets, ignition and tuning components, as well as Keihin and Mikuni carburetors. Sudco is the first choice for OEM parts for independent dealers and repair shops, and Japanese dealers looking for replacement engine and chassis parts for older collector bikes.
Sudco OEM Style Replacement Parts for Japanese Brands
For additional information and to order, contact your local motorcycle parts dealer or Sudco direct. Dealers call Sudco for a copy of the Sudco Main Products Catalog featuring a compete line of stock replacement and high performance parts, including Keihin and Mikuni Carburetors, for dirt bikes, street bikes, ATVs and personal watercraft. The Sudco Catalog is also available digitally in Easy Read Pages or as a PDF Download on their website. Sudco International, 2410 South Sequoia Drive, Compton CA 90220. Ph 1-310-637-8330 / www.Sudco.com.


 

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blank 05/28/14 09:09AM Benefit, Cafe Racers, Calendar Girl, Classic Motorcycles, Customs, Events, Motorcycle Show, Music Festival, Sport Bikes

2014 LA Calendar Motorcycle Show Concours d' Elegance
Malibu, CA on Sunday July 20, 2014

Benefit to Fight Cancer - 2014 LA Calendar Motorcycle Show Concours d' Elegance & Calendar Girl Music Festival Moves to Malibu, CA on Sunday July 20th

2014 LA Calendar Motorcycle Show

The 23rd annual LA Calendar Motorcycle Show sponsored by Russ Brown Attorneys is pleased to announce that the American Cancer Society will be the 2014 Show's designated charity recipient. Each year, the American Cancer Society funds a select group of researchers, doctors, and nurses – those who have presented the best ideas with the most potential – to pursue new avenues, as well as strengthen existing ones, in the fight against cancer. This month the Society announced its first set of new 2014 grantees, awarding a total of $42,899,000 to 103 scientists and health professionals, both to find a cures for the many types of cancers, and to support and care for the facilities that treat and care for cancer patients.

"Everyone knows of friends and loved family members, or possibly themselves who have been impacted by cancer", explained Jim Gianatsis, producer of the LA Calendar Motorcycle Show and the Show's themed FastDates.com Motorcycle PinUp Calendars. "I, myself, was cured of cancer 4 years ago, thanks to diagnostics, cures and surgeries, discovered by researchers funded by important charity organizations like the American Cancer Society. Motorcyclists are renown as a community for coming together to support important causes, and none is more important than curing the cancers which affect more people than any other disease. The LA Calendar Show will be giving $1 of each Spectator Admission purchased on-line at FastDates.com to the American Cancer Society.

The 2014 LA Calendar Motorcycle Show continues its now 23rd year tradition as the premier outdoor streetbike event in America with the Calendar Bike Building Championship & Concours d' Elegance, top Celebrity Builders, selected Vendors and Exhibitors, and the live Calendar Girl Music Show. This year the Show moves to the Malibu Golf Course off Encinal Canyon Road, between Pacific Coast Highway 1 and Hwy 101, in the beautiful Santa Monica Mountains.
The Show always kicks off the world premier of next year's new 2015 FastDates.com Motorcycle PinUp Calendars featuring the world's top road race and custom motorcycles with the beautiful Calendar Kittens featured in the Calendars in attendance at the Show.

The 2014 LA Calendar Motorcycle Show & Concours d' Elegance on Sunday July 20th is just $20 General Admission, and $40 VIP Admission includes an awesome Food Truck Lunch w/ Beverages from the famous Baby's Badass Burgers and The Grilled Cheese. Event parking is free, with separate paved Motorcycle and Car Parking areas. Show capacity is limited and advance ticket purchase is suggested. The Malibu Golf Course is located at 901 Encinal Canyon Road. Malibu, CA 90265. Additional Information, Purchase Advance Tickets, Vendor, Bike Contest Registration is online at: www.FastDates.com/BIKESHOW.HTM
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