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Old 09 Dec 2007, 11:40 am   #1 (permalink)
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I wanted to share a warm story with you. I got into custom cars because in '87 I got 3rd place in a show in Roswell, NM. I had driven from Lubbock, shined up my pride & joy truck and was the only gringo in the joint that pretty summer day. As I recieved my trophy, a latino chick with huge hohos gave me a longass wet-cleavage hug. The crowd went wild and everybody there welcomed me into their groups, parties and lives, at least while I was there. I knew it was that common thread of a ride that made that possible. Now, I see bloods, crips, yuppies and rednecks hang at car events and I see it as magic. It's what I sat out to document with Moddin' Art and I was doing just that in this piece, where total strangers reach out to a little girl with cp. As you'll see, the rewards I recieved are for a lifetime.

part one: Janelle's Bike
http://ModdinArt.com/JanellesBike.wmv
part two: Janelle
http://ModdinArt.com/Janelle.wmv

So, I start by planning on putting some paint on a frame for a little girl and wind up with extended family. I still talk with the Repps all the time and those two little heart-snatchin' angels still giggle at my stories on the phone.
Ryan? I barely knew him at the time. Met him at a show, told him I was gonna paint this in my car port and he told me to bring it to his house. He's my best friend now.
The dude with the compressor? Pres. of our car club now. Turns out he's as eaten up with is as anybody and has more time than anybody. Worked out sweet.
Hammer from the video? Dude now owns Hammer Automotive, makes air intakes that he released at that very event.
Butweet? My freakin brother, man. Our families are gonna be putting alot of miles on some cars so we can hang more often.
and me? All my life I suspected people are much more wonderful than evil. Now I know it and am able to see the best in people before even swapping words. Knowing it exists makes it much easier to see.

by all of this, Moddin' Art is already a great success. It does'nt matter if it ever airs as a national series. Does'nt matter what sponsorships come or go. It's grown me as a person and that can't be taken away no matter what happens. Ironicly, knowing this actually ensures the other aspects (of both the show and life in general) to be succesful.
see how that works?
Life is one fun wave to ride sometimes.
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Old 11 Dec 2007, 09:40 pm   #2 (permalink)
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Nice work and obviously going to a great cause. I applaud the charity that you give.... I give money and time, but not to that extreme. Bravo good sir!

Correct me if I am wrong, but didnt you make a documentary about a drag racing weekend a while back?? If that was you, I loved that vid and wanna see it again!! Lead me to the link... Thanks!
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great work and you are appreciated for it. i go to all charitable events with my car and its not even show worthy, in other words its more than one shade of red. its the fact that i feel good cause im donating and having a good time because of it which makes it the best time in the world
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Old 12 Dec 2007, 06:41 am   #4 (permalink)
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didnt you make a documentary about a drag racing weekend a while back?? If that was you, I loved that vid and wanna see it again!! Lead me to the link... Thanks!
I'm not sure which one you are referring to as I shoot events every weekend.
If it's this one:
http://ModdinArt.com/v6trailer.wmv
I uploaded the entire thing on streetfire.net. You can see parts 1-5 here:
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nice work, good cause. Cheers
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Thats just awesome its great to see stuff like that
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Old 12 Dec 2007, 07:38 pm   #7 (permalink)
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I'm not sure which one you are referring to as I shoot events every weekend.
If it's this one:
http://ModdinArt.com/v6trailer.wmv
I uploaded the entire thing on streetfire.net. You can see parts 1-5 here:
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Well the vid I was looking for was in there... the v6 rental weekend in Sacramento. But, the other vids were great as well. Thanks again!
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Old 14 Dec 2007, 09:07 pm   #8 (permalink)
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ahh sacramento.
awesome trip.
Enterprise called me after that. Seems they watch online car vids and didnt think that one was cool.
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your vids are good to watch. did you hear any more about it going on TV?
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