Post by paxtonmobile on Sept 1, 2018 19:06:16 GMT -5
Thought I'd share my main project - a replica of the Dodge Ram from Twister, including Dorothy, the tornado probe.
It's been a long journey- tons of $$$, about four years, and a lot of ups and downs. But here I am, and here it is!
Twister has always been my favorite movie, and I've always wanted to recreate the Ram and Dorothy. in 2014 my dad was diagnosed with cancer, so I started the project to keep me going. He didn't make it to see Dorothy come together, but I know he's enjoying my success in this project. I've met a lot of people, joined a movie car group, and I drive down to Wakita, OK every third weekend of September for their Twister anniversary party - a ton of storm chasers how up, we get drunk and share stories, have a parade, events, a live band, it's a fun time. It's been a wild ride, and I've loved my time with it. Now I'm hoping to add another shitbox Dodge to my collection, as Blues Brothers was me and my late dad's movie. We'll see how that goes.
Post by paxtonmobile on Sept 3, 2018 0:21:15 GMT -5
Thanks! It's actually from using the "multi-capture" function from my Galaxy S9. It just so happened that it caught that, which I'm very happy with, haha! It's a great shot.
And that I am! I'm honestly not sure when it'll happen. I've got a lot of irons in the fire right now, though there is a Blumo in Chicago for $8900 that I'm interested in. But, at the same time, someone is getting the contact info on my grandma's 1980 Trans Am that I sold three years ago, and two of my late father's 67-72 GMC/Chevy pickups. So it all depends, honestly I'm probably buying the Trans Am back. Though my love of big early 70's sedans is still strong, since my first car was a 1976 four-door Impala sedan. We'll see what happens.
Post by Steam McQueen on Sept 22, 2018 20:54:40 GMT -5
- We had two confirmed tornado's yesterday, the first one was pretty big for us. We have tornado watches every summer, sometimes one will touch down but usually on the weak end of the scale EF0 or EF1. On average we get less than one a year around here, maybe more like 4 a decade but conditions were right yesterday. It got humid in the afternoon just before the cold front blew through. The big one touched down 40 klicks, 25 miles NW of me in Dunrobin, Ontario. It was rated high-end EF3 as it selectively dismantled houses along the way.
A still shot from drone video taken earlier today ...
The 2nd confirmed tornado was a high end EF2 and knocked stuff over and ripped off a bunch of roofs 15 klicks N of me, less than 10 miles. This next pic is Greenbank Road in Ottawa, I was on Greenbank the day before, same direction and same lane as that truck! View is S and this pic would have been taken shortly after 6 o'clock Friday evening as that's when power was going out all over the place ...
And the good news, not a single fatality. Go figure. Cars were thrown, houses destroyed, the 1st twister had a trail almost 20 miles. It went across the Ottawa River into Quebec and damaged homes and ripped some roofs off there as well. Lots of areas still without power 28 hours later, and for sure some people are in hospital after these events but no deaths! Still, to lose your home in an instant like that ... wild stuff.