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1962 Dodge Power Wagon (TX) - $65,000

Exterior: Army Green w/ Clear Coat
Interior: Camo Vinyl
Transmission: Turbo 400 Overdrive Automatic (Mopar Bell Housing)
Engine: Hemi 568 V-8
Mileage: 6,900

Custom M37 Power Wagon, has a Dana 60 with 4:11 gears, posi, moser axles, 4 link coil overs. Rear tires are 33x22x15 Mickey Thompson Radials. Motor is all Aluminum block and heads, 568 cubic inch Hemi with a 1471 Supercharger with 900 cfm demon carbs. Motor was built by Roy Anamia, South State Speed Shop in New Jersey. Have all paper work, motor Dyno-ed at 1450 hp but is street-able and always driven to car shows and events, runs on pump gas. Has a custom built aluminum 32 gallon gas tank, March pulley system, Power steering and power brakes, AC and Heat, two aluminum radiators, ididit steering column, 4 wheel disc brakes. Transmission is a Chevy turbo 400 pro built by JW Performance with a Mopar bell housing, reverse manual valve body and a 2600 stall converter also installed is a Gear Vender Overdrive which makes it really nice driving down the highway. Has a Lokar shifter. Painted a drab green with clear coat, no decals all paint. Top is fiberglass. Over $125,000 invested.

This vehicle is located in China Springs TX 76633.
Please call Roger @ 254-447-9640 to see this Power Wagon.

Mickey Thompson’s missing mystery motor Z06 Corvette is returned to its 427ci greatness and here is a shot of it hitting the track.
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Bring you child to work day! 

Today was “bring your child to work day” here at the Disney Store home base. SO, I had the pleasure of showing a room full of kids how to draw Mickey Mouse. After all, it all started with a mouse. The above images are of the worksheet I sketched up for today’s lesson. I wanted to break it down and give a step by step approach on drawing Mickey (and Minnie). Taking it a step further and also a nod to my animation background, I wanted to show how to take the same basic principals and show them how to change it up. Is Mickey happy, sad, mad? How would that look? And, finally how to turn his head. They are quick sketches, but I think they helped get the point across. Maybe even you’ll give it a try! :)

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Drag Racing History Lesson: I got this beat-up old dragster cowl in 2005, as part of a trade deal for my Triumph motorcycle. It had decals from the ‘63 and '64 Bakersfield March Meet, a race put on by the Smokers car club in Bakersfield, so I knew that it had some history. 

I went to the 2005 Hot Rod Reunion at Famoso, to see if I could find out more. I tracked down a couple of the original members of the Smokers, and they confirmed that the cowl was from a dragster built my Smokers member Bernie Mather, who was also the announcer of the March Meet!

Shortly after that, I found his daughter online, and sent her photos of the cowl. She sent back a nice letter, and these photos of Bernie with the dragster. Her letter:

“Hi Coop,

glad you have found this little treasure. The 34 ½ cars were handmade by my Father, Bernie Mather. The piece of sheet metal which you have was formed by him with his tools & his hands. I remember watching him form the portion where the windshield attached with a small pipe and a hammer. Bernie worked for Pacific Gas & Electric welding gas lines on new construction. So, he also welded the chassis for the 34 ½ cars. He took great pride in his craftsmanship, and greatly admired the fine craftsmanship of others. He painted all the 34 ½ cars purple. They were always purple because that was the Smoker’s Club color. He actually was the last member that signed the documents when the Smoker’s Club was sold. He did so reluctantly. He was a very passionate individual, he loved Drag Racing, and held his fellow racers in the highest esteem.
Good Fortune & Highest Regards,
Ms Linda Mather ”

She also offered to buy the cowl, but I said I was keeping it!

P.S. the bottom photo is Bernie with Mickey Thompson and another famous drag race announcer, Jon Lundberg. Dig the Roth shirts Bernie has under his arm!