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Soupy & Frog's Wedding - 9-10-11

By Soupy

Here's some pictures that were taken by a few of the guests of our Wedding ceremony and reception.

Soupy & Frog's Wedding

By Soupy

Our Wedding website is up...
We are so looking forward to all our plans coming together on September 10th...

2010 Trans Am Re-Creation!!!

By Soupy

Beautifully done transformation of a Cam-Arrowio a real, lean, mean Vette and Mustang eating machine...

Interesting quiz...

By Soupy

A little short quiz to see how well you've paid attention in life.


It's not car related, but pretty interesting... I did 22 out of 25...


Challenges - Waste of Time or ?

By Soupy

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Hello all...
I am concerned about some of the groups on this site making challenges a total waste of time. Their members select cars to challenge and then all of the members of the club are instructed to vote for the club member's car, even if the car that's been challenged is far superior to some of their rust buckets. This is not why this site was setup. I, along with many others, shouldn't have to tolerate this type of behavior.
I would be interested in hearing from everyone else on this subject...

Italian Pregnancy

By Soupy

An 18 year old Italian girl tells her Mom that she has missed her period for 2 months. Very worried, the mother goes to the drugstore and buys a pregnancy kit. The test result shows that the girl is pregnant.

Shouting, cursing, crying, the mother says, "Who was the pig that did this to you? I want to know!"

The girl picks up the phone and makes a call. Half an hour later, a Ferrari stops in front of their house. A mature and distinguished man with grey hair and impeccably dressed in an Armani suit steps out of a Ferrari and enters the house.

He sits in the living room with the father, mother, and the girl and tells them: "Good morning, your daughter has informed me of the problem.

I can't marry her because of my personal family situation but I'll take charge. I will pay all costs and provide for your daughter for the rest of her life.

Additionally, if a girl is born, I will bequeath a Ferrari, 2 retail stores, a townhouse, a beach-front villa, and a $2,000,000 bank account.

If a boy is born, my legacy will be a couple of factories and a $4,000,000 bank account. If twins, they will receive a factory and $2,000,000 each.

However, if there is a miscarriage, what do you suggest I do?"

At this point, the father, who had remained silent, places a hand firmly on the man's shoulder and tells him, "You gonna try again"

Need to kick my buddies butt...

By Soupy

Check out this challenge from my Friend Harlan - let's blow his awesome '76 T/A away, just for the fun of it... Thanks guys!!! I have lots of pictures from the last two shows to upload. So be on the lookout.

Link to the challenge:

The Trans Am Prayer

By Soupy

The Trans Am is my shepherd; I shall not want.
It maketh me burnout on black pavements;
It leadeth me beside busy freeways;
It restoreth my soul;
It leads me in the path of quickness for its names sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of rice, I shall fear no turbo, for Torque art with me;
Thy rod and thy piston they comfort me.
Thou preparest a Track for me in the presence of my enemies;
Thou hast anointed my bearings with oil;
My car overpowers. Surely traction and victory shall follow me,
All the days of my life,
And I shall dwell in the house of the V8, Forever.

Car Sponsorship Info

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Should You Still Drive?

By Soupy

How fast are you?

This is a reaction game. It could become addictive. I suspect the younger generation will do better than we "old timers." Give it a try. Who knows you may have very fast reaction times, if not, it might be a clue not to drive too fast.


Found this on the 'net and thought you guys and gals might find it fun...


I got totally elfed...

By Soupy

Click the link below for a good laugh!!!


How To Identify A Driver's Home

By Soupy

How To Identify A Driver's Home

One hand on wheel, one hand on horn: New York

One hand on wheel, one finger out window: Chicago

One hand on wheel, one hand on newspaper, foot solidly on accelerator: Boston

One hand on wheel, one hand in pants, cradling cell phone, brick on accelerator: California*
*with gun in lap: L.A.

Both hands on wheel, eyes shut, both feet on brake, quivering in terror: Ohio, but driving in California.

Both hands in air, gesturing, both feet on accelerator, head turned to talk to someone in back seat: Italy

One hand on Latte, one knee on wheel, cradling cell phone, foot on brake, mind on game: Seattle

One hand on wheel, one hand on hunting rifle, alternating between both feet being on the accelerator and both on the brake, throwing a McDonalds bag out the window: Texas city male

One hand on wheel, one hand hanging out the window, keeping speed steadily at 70mph, driving down the center of the road unless coming around a blind curve, in which case they are on the left side of the road: Texas country male

One hand constantly refocusing the rear-view mirror to show different angles of the BIG hair, one hand going between mousse, brush, and rat-tail to keep the helmet hair going, both feet on the accelerator, poodle steering the car, chrome .38 revolver with mother of pearl inlaid handle in the glove compartment: Texas female

Both hands on steering wheel in a relaxed posture, eyes constantly checking the rear-view mirror to watch for visible emissions from their own or another's car: Colorado

One hand on steering, yelling obscenities, the other hand a waving gun out the window and firing repeatedly, keeping a careful eye out for landmarks along the way so as to be able to come back and pick up any bullets that didn't hit other motorists so as not to litter: Colorado resident on spotting a car with Texas plates.

Thought of the Day for Oct 2nd

By Soupy


"What makes a river so restful to people is that it doesn't have any doubt - it is sure to get where it is going, and it doesn't want to go anywhere else." - Hal Boyle



"Marriage is the only thing that affords a woman the pleasure of company and the perfect sensation of solitude at the same time." - Helen Rowland (1876-1950) American Journalist



Get unstuck
If you feel like you're stuck, in many ways that's a positive sign. It means you're eager to get moving.
The feeling of being stuck shows that there's somewhere you truly would like to go, and you're ready for some real progress. It means you're highly motivated, and that's a powerful state to be in.

Instead of focusing on the particular problem of the moment that's making you feel stuck, step back and look at the big picture. Recall the reasons why you originally chose to be on this path in the first place.

Most likely, the challenge you're facing right now is trivial compared to the goal you've set for yourself. Put things in perspective and you'll realize that what's really keeping you stuck is not the situation itself but rather your response to it.

Instead of feeling overwhelmed, choose to start working your way through the challenge one step at a time. There is a little bit you can do now, a little bit of progress you can make later, and bit by bit you'll make your way through.

Take advantage of the frustration you feel, and redirect the energy of that frustration into positive, thoughtful action. You'll soon be looking back on this moment with the grateful realization that you just cleared a major hurdle and are quickly moving forward again.



today to business associate Lisa Falahee of KONE Elevator, singer "Tiffany" aka Renee Darwich (1971), actress Lorraine Bracco (1954), Police frontman "Sting" aka Gordon Sumner (1951), and singer Don McLean (1945).



Fact of the Day
The winged hat worn by the ancient Greek god Hermes (or, in Roman mythology, Mercury) was called a "petasos."

Bad Predictions
"Listerian antisepsis is absurd in theory and impossible in practice."
- George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) on Joseph Lister's theories about the connection between poor surgical hygiene and the spread of germs.

Entertainment Trivia
Silent-movie star Mary Pickford once owned both the jewels The Star of Bombay and The Star of India.

Joke of the Day
The college professor had just finished explaining an important research project to his class. He emphasized that this paper was an absolute requirement for passing his class, and that there would be only two acceptable excuses for being late.
Those were a medically certifiable illness, or a death in the student"s immediate family.
A smart ass student in the back of the class waved his hand and spoke up, "But what about extreme sexual exhaustion, professor?"
As you would expect, the class exploded in laughter.
When the students had finally settled down, the professor froze the young man with a glaring look. "Well," he responded, "I guess you'll just have to learn to write with your other hand."

Nostalgia: Old Words

By Soupy

"Old Words"

I came across this phrase in a book yesterday "FENDER SKIRTS." A term I haven't heard in a
long time and thinking about "fender skirts" started me thinking aboutother words that quietly
disappear from our language with hardly a notice.

**Like "curb feelers" and "steering knobs." Since I'd been thinking of cars, my mind naturally went
that direction first. Any kids will probably have to find some elderly person over 50 to explain some
of these terms to you.

**Remember "Continental kits?" They were rear bumper extenders and spare tire covers that were
supposed to make any car as cool as a **Lincoln**Continental.

**When did we quit calling them "emergency brakes?" At some point "parking brake" became the proper
term. But I miss the hint of drama that went with "emergency brake."

**I'm sad, too, that almost all the old folks are gone who would call the accelerator the "foot feed."

**Didn't you ever wait at the street for your daddy to come home, so you could ride the "running board"
up to the house?

**Here's a phrase I heard all the time in my youth but never anymore -- "store-bought." Of course,
just about everything is store-bought these days. But once it was bragging material to have a
store-bought dress or a store-bought bag of candy

**"Coast to coast" is a phrase that once held all sorts of excitement and now means almost
nothing. Now we take the term "world wide" for granted. This floors me.

**On a smaller scale, "wall-to-wall" was once a magical term in our homes. In the '50s, everyone
covered his or her hardwood floors with, wow, wall-to-wall carpeting! Today, everyone replaces
their wall-to-wall carpeting with hardwood floors. Go figure.

**When's the last time you heard the quaint phrase "in a family way?" It's hard to imagine that the word
"pregnant" was once considered a little too graphic, a little too clinical or use in polite company. So
we had all that talk about stork visits and "being in a family way" or simply "expecting."

**Apparently "brassiere" is a word no longer in usage. I said it the other day and my niece cracked up. I guess it's just "bra" now "Unmentionables" probably wouldn't be understood at all.

**I always loved going to the "picture show," but I considered "movie" an affectation.

**Most of these words go back to the '50s, but here's a pure-'60s word I came across the other day -
"rat fink." Ooh, what a nasty put-down!

**Here's a word I miss - "percolator." That was just a fun word to say. And what was it replaced with?
"Coffee maker." How dull. Mr. Coffee, I blame you for this.

**I miss those made-up marketing words that were meant to sound so modern and now sound so retro.
Words like "DynaFlow" and "Electrolux." Introducing the 1963 Admiral TV, now with "SpectraVision!"

**Food for thought - Was there a telethon that wiped out lumbago? Nobody complains of that anymore.
Maybe that's what castor oil cured, because I never hear mothers threatening kids with castor oil

**Some words aren't gone, but are definitely on the endangered list. The one that grieves me most
"supper." Now everybody says "dinner." Save a great word. Invite someone to supper. Discuss
fender skirts.

**Someone forwarded this to me. I thought some of us of a "certain age" would remember most of

**Just for fun, Pass it along to others of "a certain age."

Accidents banished from Highway Code

By Soupy

An article in the Times of May 12th 2007 observed that the word "accident" has been removed from the latest edition of the Highway Code and replaced by "collision", "crash" or "incident".

The reason appears to be that describing something as an "accident" the driver feels less responsible as they are considered unavoidable, while using these alternative words encourages drivers to see the incident as a fact for which someone is responsible.

Some motoring groups have, however, claimed that the change will "foster a blame culture and encourage the prosecution of drivers for casualties that they had no intention of causing."

Some police forces refer to RTCs (road traffic collisions) rather than the more common RTA (road traffic accident.)

* Do you agree that the choice of vocabulary in this case reflects the way we view road traffic incidents?

* Is there a neutral term we can use?

* What other examples can you find of terminology which colours a listener's attitude towards an idea, a thing or an event? Consider the difference between "freedom fighters" and "terrorists" or "chubby" and "obese". Is this the same as political correctness (crippled / handicapped / disabled), (black / negro / colored), (chairman / chair / chairperson)?

The perfect girl vs The perfect car

By Soupy

Both should have:
-Frequent waxings
-Low mileage
-Great headlights
-Clean, pleasant-smelling interiors
-Low maintenance needs
-High trade-in value
-Low emissions
-Wide rims, clean tailpipes
-Room to comfortably fit five
-Great performance when wet

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