Brown Sugar the exterior posted by on August 28, 2014

Back in the 80’s during the “van” craze in the USA I built this 1975 Dodge Van and entered it in a series of professional car shows. These shows were governed by the I.S.C.A. which stands for the International Show Car Association. At the end of the 1983-84 season I won my class and the following are pictures of my entry vehicle.


These are some of the many trophies I won on my way to the championship. Every one was a 1st place win.


This is the custom sign I had made for my display at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois

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Rear view showing the 12 piece walnut bumper, running boards and upward opening rear hatch.


The gold leaf lettering and pin-striping were done my Tom Goyet of Waconda, Illinois.Scan 1-2

The rear tail lights were frenched, the marker lights were tunneled and the gas cap is from a 70’s Dodge charger.Scan 9

The door hinges were chromed and fiberglass fender flares were added along with the louvered panels.

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The front fenders featured air extractor vents from a Pontiac Trans Am and the power antenna was tunneled. Also the windshield and side glass were acid etched and the roof was padded and the sun-visor added.Scan 10

The grill was by Stull and the headlights were from a 1975 Chevy Monte Carlo.Scan 5

The front door handles were from a American Motors RamblerScan 3.


next time the chassis, engine, and interior……..







Sea Walls… Murals for Oceans posted by on August 6, 2014

Yesterday we traveled to Isla Mujeres to see and photograph the murals that were painted throughout the downtown area as part of Whale Shark Week.






























Waiting for the ferry to arrive…..





We rented a golf cart

and this is what we saw


























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