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LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER The weatherman says the rain we been having is going to stop and we can get down some serious events and riding. Like all of you we are excited about all the various events and rides that we have to pick from. There are lots of events to choose from each weekend and we are trying to get in as many as we can and I hope all of you are doing the same. I want to keep reminding everyone about our 7th Annual GGG event being held on Saturday, July 11 at the Old Sunset Ford lot from 10am to 6pm. This is one of the area’s largest bike and car show along with about 35 great Vendors. There will be live music, great food and cold beer and soft drinks. This event is put together to raise money for our friends at Bikers Against Child Abuse. We are hoping to see all of you out that day to help support this great cause and to have a fun day. If you would like to have your car and bike in the show please email us to pre-register and also there will be ride/drive in registration that morning from 7am to 9:30am. Vendors please email me to reserve your space because those spaces are almost sold out. Last but certainly not least, if you would like to be a sponsor and have your business name on the Event Shirts and all the posters please get in touch with me to set up your sponsorship. Just to remind everyone my email is email@example.com. Full Throttle Magazine is conducting a Model and Calendar Girl search. Our first date for this will be Saturday June 20 at the Halfway Haus. We are looking for 12 of the area’s best models to be in our 2016 Calendar and be the cover girls for our upcoming issues. There will be cash and other great prizes for the winners. If you are interested in being a Cover Model and a Calendar girl for Full Throttle Magazine, email me to get more information about our upcoming dates and places where we will be having our contests. With all the events going on, make sure to check out our Crusin’ Calendar and watch our Facebook to stay up on all the rides and events that are happening in the St. Charles and the entire Metro East areas. If you haven’t already, be sure to go to Facebook site and “LIKE US”. If you have any event or ride you would like to see us post, be sure and email us or go to our website and send us a message so that we can get your event or ride posted. As always, Ride Safe and see you on the road with Full Throttle Magazine. Bob
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Full Throttle had the opportunity to catch with an avid motorcyclist this month. Unique is a word that comes to mind when I see Mr. Ben Schmitt. To refer to him as a motorcycle rider would be like referring to Babe Ruth as a baseball player. Lets start off with the motorcycle collection. There is a virtual plethora of motorcycles 2011 Road King, 1972 Shovelhead, and 1964 Panhead. From here is the collection of road race bikes, 1982 BMW R65, 1981 BMWR65, Suzuki SV 650, and the Yamahas RD400 and SR500. Not only does this guyroad race but he is actually a National Champion, winning his championship the very first year he started racingwith AHRMA, The American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association. Ben travels the Ahrma circuit with venues ranging from Willow Springs, Ca., Salt Lake City, Utah, and even the high banks at Daytona International Speedway. Then there is the dirt bike racing with MOVMX. Again participating , winning races, and championships and being a supporter of the sport. Particpating is not enough he is also very active with AHRMA activities as a national sponsor of the 200gp class, a division that he does not even participate in. Its one of the neat things about this guy who got his start with motorcycling at the tender age of 8. Like most of us it was on the infamous red Briggs and Stranton minibike. It was a passion that would never leave him. Even
while attending Illinois College motorcycles was still a preoccupation. After graduating it was on to law school. I actually don’t think of him as a lawyer, I think of him as a biker who practices law to support his motorcycling addiction. You see Ben is the principal in SchmittMulhern, LLC, practicing law in Kansas City Missouri. Their firm is a personal injury law firm, but he is always active in motorcycling. Last month I had the pleasure of hearing him give a very engaging, informative, and entertaining seminar at Worth Harley Davidson. “ Talking to fellow bikers and educating them in regards to their rights, especially when it comes to insurance is one of my favorite topics. I get to combine my love for motorcycles and to help fellow riders at the same time, it’s very rewarding, said Ben.” I have to admit it was one of the more lively hog meetings I have seen in quite awhile. Ben is also sponsoring the Missouri Hog Rally this year. “ I am really looking forward to spending some time with my fellow Harley brothers and sisters.” Ben and his family reside in Kansas City, he has 2 boys and a girl. Local bike clubs are also a favorite with Ben you can always catch him at one of the HOAME meetings, a vintage motorcycle club. If you want to discuss motorcycles, vintage, or modern, cruising or racing, he is your guy. Oh, and just in case you need an attorney he is definitely your guy..
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Margaret Wilson was one of the first of a generation of protective clothing, encouraging others to do the same. female motorcyclists in post-World War II America who took up the sport and began changing One of her proudest moments came in the the image of the motorcycling as an spring of 1959 when Margaret was voted exclusive domain of men. This “golden America’s Most Popular and Typical gal” of motorcycling rode her bikes Girl Rider for 1958 by all the clubs in over 550,000 miles -- an enormous the AMA. The large trophy remained on accomplishment for any rider. display in her and Mike’s house for years. She was a tremendous motorcycle supporter, an enthusiastic promoter Over the years Margaret assisted with and a great guide. Margaret was many motorcycle races and events as she awarded a Golden Life membership rode throughout the United States and in the Motor Maids Inc. club for Canada. In one year alone, she traveled her years of active participation all 48 contiguous states and visited and dedication to their cause. nine Canadian provinces. On another road trip through Canada, she went Wilson was born on March 1, 1916, in to the northern tip of Newfoundland. Lancaster, Wisconsin. Her love of motorcycling began in 1946, when her husband, Mike, returned from duty in Both Margaret and Mike served on the board that World War II and bought her a new Harley-Davidson. The established the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame and 45-cubic-inch Harley had a high buddy seat, windshield the museum that houses it. They also were among and safety guard and was so high off the ground Margaret the museum’s principal benefactors for many years. could not touch the ground. Her husband, sitting behind The couple commissioned and donated the beautiful her, would put his feet on the ground when Margaret bronze sculpture “Glory Days” that currently came to a stop to hold the bike upright. After several serves as the centerpiece of the Hall of Fame itself hundred miles with Mike on the passenger seat giving and functions as the official logo of the museum. her instructions, Margaret finally took her first solo ride and she was off and on her own, instantly an avid rider. “There may be no better role model for women, whether or not they ride motorcycles, than Margaret Beginning in 1950 and for the next 25 years, Margaret Wilson,” said Robert Rasor, President of the and Mike also were business partners in Wilson’s AMA, when Wilson was awarded the AMA Bessie Motorcycle Sales of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She was Stringfield Award in 2003. “Her personal energy a Golden Life Member of the Motor Maids, having and passion, as well as her inestimable contribution joined this renowned national women’s motorcycle to motorcycling over nearly six decades, makes her organization in 1951, and she helped form the Corn most deserving of the AMA Bessie Stringfield Award.” State Riders Motorcycle Club in the early 1950s. Over the years, she served as secretary and road captain. Mrs. Wilson passed away on July 23, 2014. She was also the only female rider on the club’s organized motorcycle Drill Team. Putting safety first, Artilce and information sited from www. she and Mike were among the first to wear helmets and motorcyclemuseum.org/hallof fame.
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Tis the season for car shows and cruising!! The weather has finally broke and everyone is excited to chillax on the weekends watching the trails of cars come rolling in. The following are general unspoken rules of behavioral conduct to be had at car events and gatherings. No one wants to babysit a thoughtless idiot. So please do your best to pass on how to act accordingly so you don’t get your ass beat down in
DON’T TOUCH/DON’T LEAN Your dangling jewelry, buttons, and zippers, (and women) long fake nails will all jack up the paint. If I caught someone disrespecting my vehicle leaning over it with their binging accessories and clothing rattling down the side of it, I’d scrape their face into the concrete. If you’re trying to look at the interior and the door is shut, be mindful and just stretch your neck like a giraffe from a far to take a gander within. Rubber neck it like you do inside your own vehicle being nosy when you see an accident on the side of the road. Same goes for checking out under the hood. This also applies as far as if you are a lil cutie wanting your pic taken with the vehicle. Don’t lounge on it! If you have heels on, don’t even pose with your foot on a bumper or side rail all dinging the chrome up. Some fenders are even aluminum fabricated. You trying to look cool sprawled on someone’s car like this will push that part in, and probably scrape it along with denting. How about just stand there and look pretty. That’s all you need to do. Just like you wouldn’t want another man to touch your wife; don’t touch his car. Eye Google it from a close distance all you want. If you are ballsie enough not to abide to this rule of thumb, and a car owner hears that metal “TINK” sound from you clanking on their ride, you BETTER RUN to the next county line! NO PETS This is specifically referencing dogs. It’s not likely a person will be walking their pet turtle on a leash or come riding in on a lion. If the car owner doesn’t approve of human contact with their ride, they certainly don’t want Fido all up on it. Dogs can jump on vehicles if excited. Just like with the jewelry and clothing trinkets - there goes the paint job! You may think you have full control over your pooch, but something catches its attention, and with a simple head turn their collar scrapes down the side. There’s no such thing as a tiny touch up like when a female chips her nail polish. One door ding turns into the entire door being repainted to match the rest of that $5000 custom paint job. The owner will not only take it out on your ass, but you will be buying that new paint and possibly body work. KEEP YOUR KIDS OUT OF THE CAR Ok. So we established no lounging on the car. No loafing INSIDE the car either. I’ve seen women (Never men, probably because they mostly know better. Sorry true story) pick up their kids and place them in the driver’s seat so the tike can play Hot Rod McGee and jerk the steering wheel around like they’re racing. All the while the kid decides to play with the stick shift, and guess what happens next? You got it!! The gear slips out of park and the kid thinks he’s down the track as the car smacks into one by it. No bueno…. Junior can’t even see over the steering column. What are you doing? Buy the kiddo a Big Wheel and paint some flames on if he wants to have the experience. Not to mention your kid probably has slobber and snot running down their face that’s going to stain the seats; that is if they don’t tear the material first from you so rudely allowing them to scamper around the interior. Peanut butter and Lord knows what else falling out of their mouth landing on the dash as they smear it in trying to keep balance when acting a fool jumping up and down. Someone else’s car isn’t a bouncy house at a carnival, and it certainly isn’t a live version of a Pole Position video game. (Oh yeah…. I got Ol’ Skewl on you with the Atari reference there.) Keep your kids out of others cars or
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RESPECT WITH CAMERAS Don’t be a jackass and photo bomb peoples pictures. If a person wanted a picture of you specifically, it would be paparazzi from TMZ or the Enquirer stalking you out; not Joe Schmo at the car show who wants to upload pics of his dream car onto social media. He’s there for car pics; not to capture you drooling all over yourself about your personal dream car. Picture takers – don’t think you’re off the hook. You are not excluded from no touching of the cars rule. Pop on that zoom lens if you have to. Don’t be that person bossing people around to get out of the way; ask kindly. Be respectful to other photographers. You’re in the public so it’s a free for all. Granted you are out in the public, it is respectful to ask parent’s permission to photograph their children with cars so you don’t look like a pedophile creeper. BURNOUTS We aaaaall love us some burnouts. I know I do!! It is one thing to get on it to show everyone how much torque you got in your car. It’s another to give everyone emphysema like they’ve been working in the coal mines their whole life on account of your tailpipe and peeled rubber fumigating the vicinity. Also, you might piss off the club or facility operator of who is hosting the show and end up not allowing a show to be held at all. Then there’s irresponsibility laying on it around other cars. Your best bet is to wait until you’re about out of the parking lot away from everything to do it at your own risk where others won’t be affected. BRINGING CARS THAT DON’T BELONG Be aware if a car show you plan on attending is time period specific. Meaning; don’t enter your fresh off the dealership showroom sports car to a classic, antique, or vintage car event. You’ll notice most shows give out trophies at the end for categories of class and year period. A general rule of thumb to be considered a classic is 25 yrs old, but not more than 40 yrs old; and “in theory” not modified or altered. I’m here to tell you though; you’ll get the crazy eyebrow raise if you roll up in a car show with something even from the 80’ or 90’s because it looks too new. Antique is 40 years back and as original to manufacture specs as possible. So all classics are antique, but not all antiques are classics. Vintage is beyond the year limit of an antique, but these two overlap as well. General cut off is 1930. Use common sense. If when filling out an entry slip you find out your car doesn’t meet the expectations of what’s there to be shown, please be courteous to the folks who could use the available space, and instead go enjoy the show as a spectator that day. DON’T RUN YOUR MOUTH We all have different tastes as to what trips our trigger with cars. Just because you personally wouldn’t buy or build it, doesn’t mean you need to be a dick and disrespect someone else’s quality time and hard effort they put into creating their baby. Another thing is maybe this vehicle is still in the works and what you see is all they could afford at the moment to get it half decent in appearance to still be able to drive and enjoy until they save for what they really want done. For all you know, the parts are on order, being welded, or sand blasted as we speak and will be put on next weekend. If you feel something they’ve done is unsafe and could cause them and others harm on the road, by all means bring it to their attention – POLITELY. Don’t trash-talk them. They very well may not know they did something haphazardly where parts might fly off down the road while driving. Not everyone is an expert. Be a friend and teach others a better way to get their car to where everyone can appreciate it. After all, part of the reasons we go to car shows and cruises is to gain new perspective and generate ideas of how we can improve our own rides by hanging out with like minds that have a mutual passion and adoration for cars.
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Looking back at the beginning of your career, have you ever asked yourself if you made the right decision? World Renowned Photo-Realist artist, Scott Jacobs can without a doubt, say YES! But, it was not an easy road to get to where he is today. Scott Jacobs was born in 1958 in Westfield, New Jersey to Dallas and Carolyn Jacobs. Scott’s childhood was not easy. He grew up in an abusive, alcoholic home where it was more acceptable to hit your children as a form of punishment and his father lived up to those standards. Scott was also made to endure the verbal abuse his parents had towards each other. His father, more so than his mother, was more discouraging than encouraging with whatever Scott did.
house to house mowing lawns. But the real escape from the hard home life was pouring his energy into art. It came naturally for him; sketching various things all over his schoolbook covers till one day one of his teachers in junior high asked him if he would like to do some illustrations for the school newspaper.
“You are not going to amount to anything!” He would say. Instead of this causing him to curl up into a ball in the corner, this fueled him to prove them wrong.
Scott began to surround himself with art. At the age of seventeen he began working for a woman who owned an art gallery. This woman married a wealthy man who did not want her to work anymore, so she decided to sell her gallery; but alas, no one was interest. So Scott, more in gest, mentioned to her that he had managed to save $3,750 if she wanted to sell the gallery to him. She took this information back to her husband and they decided to accept Scott’s offer. Using all his money to buy the gallery left him no means to secure any facility to sell the art, so he actually had to close the gallery doors. He had all these paintings, frames, moldings, etc. and no place to put them. Still living at home, he went to his parents and asked if he could use their garage to store his newly acquired inventory until he could come up with the money to secure a location for his gallery.
Now, Scott was no stranger to teenage boy adolescent behaviors. He did some lashing out and rebelling riding his One of the items that motorcycles way too fast and he purchased was the mailing list. driving his car to uncontrollable He contacted everyone on that speeds. He realized that that was list and began working out of his not the path he wanted to take for parents’ garage selling and framing himself. A fire grew in his belly “In Your Dreams” art. It took him a year, but Scott that made him want break free from finally made enough money at the that reckless behavior. He set out to make a name for age of nineteen, to open his own art gallery called, himself. “Reflections on Canvas”. By the time he was 21, he To make his own money, he started a little lawn owned a chain of galleries. Not only did he become mowing business. He would strap his lawn supplies on the youngest art gallery owner on record, this act of his back and with his lawnmower in tow he went from sheer determination for success opened his parent’s
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Turning Paint Into Profit eyes. They quickly realized that Scott had all the ingredients to be something great. There was a profound moment in Scotts’ life when he cut that Grand Opening ribbon of his first gallery and his grandfather was the first to walk through and purchase a piece of art. He knew then, he was going to make it.
Upon completion, he puts a coat of varnish to seal in the color so the integrity of the painting is preserved. But with all the time and effort Scott put into his own paintings, he wasn’t sure how well his art was going to be perceived, so he started showing his work under a pseudonym, “Escoteté”, because he wanted everyone’s honest opinion. He received the most positive feedback on his realistic renditions, so he started painting portraits like Malcom Forbes, Madonna and Joan Lunden to name a few.
Through the years of owning the art galleries left Scott no time to do what he truly loves to do; paint. He met and married his wife, Sharon, in the early 80’s and for Christmas in 1988 she bought him a set of paints because she had heard that he loved to paint and she thought he needed a hobby. There were Knowing he really several artists that were very influential wanted to succeed as an artist, he to Scott; like Doug Webb, Norman knew he had to think outside the Rockwell & Maxwell Parrish. He box. How would he get the most “Finishing Touch” started dabbling in different styles of “bang for his buck?” A friend of art like Impressionism and Cubism, but his suggested, that due to his strong he had a real knack to Photo-Realism. The more he passion for motorcycles and the fact that he had been painted, the more he realized that’s what was missing riding them since he was a teenager, he should try his in his life. hand at painting Harley-Davidson motorcycles. From the reflections of the reflections; the individuals hairs on About six months later, Harley an arm; a freckle on the whites of an began to take notice and in 1993 eye; to a simple blade of grass, the Scott Jacobs became the first artist fine detail Scott would put into each in the world to be officially licensed painting, could take anywhere from by the motor company; a license he 200 to 700 hours to complete. still holds today. You can find his work just about everywhere; limited He always begins his process edition prints, posters, tin signs, with multiple photos of his subject, T-Shirts, coffee mugs, beer steins, focusing on various angles and playing cards; the list goes on and composition. He would start his on. creation with a simple line drawing so he had a basic idea before he Scott has been licensed for the laid paint to canvas. He worked the Marilyn Monroe Estate, Elvis “Intimidation” canvas at all angles to ensure the fine Presley Enterprises, Hot Wheels, detail; taping and masking different and Chevrolet as well as many others. sections as he worked. He used super fine paint brushes, about the size of the tip of a pencil point to Motorcycles and cars are not his only passion; create those integral fine lines. he is famous for his wine paintings, masks, and even floral art. His art can be seen in galleries and
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dealerships in over 90 countries and on 110 cruise ships around the world. By now, we can all agree that Scott is an amazing artist. But how much do you really know about him personally? Some of you may know he has a beautiful wife of 30 years, two lovely daughters; Olivia & Alexa, But who is Scott Jacobs outside of the studio?
Through the course of that week, they met some of the most amazing people; people who gave of themselves selflessly. It opened his eyes and mind to so much. Doing the show made a huge impact on Scott’s life as well as his daughter’s. He realized just how secluded he was and how sheltered his daughter was. He met a young man, Chris, that reminded him of himself at that age. Scott saw the struggles Chris was facing and how much he wanted to break free from the turmoil. Seeing this made it impossible for Scott to hold all of his emotions in like he had done so well his whole life.
With Scott’s permission, he allowed me to pull back some of the layers. He wanted to be a bit more vulnerable. Earlier I wrote that he During the show, Scott donated grew up in not the most ideal home; hundreds of thousands of dollars to the a lot of verbal and physical abuse three charities and made a promise to went on. That type of setting could himself and his family that he wanted have resulted in Scott going down to continue to give back to charities “Hot Diamonds” the wrong path, but he chose the for years to come. He and his family high road. Even though he set out to are most proud of working with various make something of himself, he had and still has some charities that help get our Veterans get off the streets protective barriers. Part of those walls consisted on and back on their feet. His success as an artist coupled diving into his work, which allowed him to escape with his determination has allowed him to be a from the world around him. Philanthropist.
A couple of years To this day, Scott ago, Scott and his youngest continues to put the same amount daughter, Alexa had an of passion into each piece, which opportunity to be on makes them so incredible. If you ABC’s hit series, “Secret are interested in having a Scott Millionaire”. Scott felt Jacobs original, you may have disconnected with Alexa to wait a bit. He currently has before the show, so he was a two-year waiting list for any excited to share this lifeprivate commissioned paintings. changing experience with “What Lies Beneath” her. They set out on a one I want to offer a special week journey. Scott and Alexa willingly took a leap thank you to Scott Jacobs for taking the time to talk of faith without knowing where it would take them. with me. You truly are an amazing man with such a Come to find out, the show was being taped about 10 huge heart and just as equally compassionate soul. minutes away from Scott’s childhood home. As soon Thank you for allowing me to display your fabulous as they got on the plane and realized where they were artwork including the Official 75th Anniversary going, Scott felt his emotions begin to manifest and his Sturgis Painting. And to his daughter, Olivia, for guard start to go up. When they arrived in Newark, taking time out of your busy schedule to help provide an uneasy feeling came over him with the memory of me with all the additional information. his mother’s grave being nearby. For More Information about Scott Jacobs paintings, At the conclusion of each day, Scott’s walls contact his studio at 760 510-9913. began to crumble and he was able to accept that his www.scottjacobsstudio.com childhood was what made him into who he is today.
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Welcome back Full
Throttle readers and riders! The riding season is in full swing, the weather has been pretty damn good and the rides even better! Most of the projects for our bikes have been shelved until next winter as it is now time to take every chance we have to get out on the bike and enjoy our toys. While most builds have been put on hold a few Harley dealers in the St. Louis area and across the United States are just gearing up for an epic battle!! The Battle of the Kings has begun!! Harley’s Street Build-off! Some of you may remember my article introducing the 500 and 750 Street models last year and to be honest most would like to simply forget the Street all together. The truth is they have been received with little to no excitement and enthusiasm in our market. That’s why Harley has set up the Battle of the Kings contest to encourage dealers to design and build their own take on the 500 and 750 models. The idea is to get the next
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generation involved in the Harley industry sooner rather than later while offering a less expensive option to the rest of the lineup. Locally Chris with his team, Ben and Bob at Gateway Harley are well on their way to completing a sexy little number that I would love to personally wheelie! As for me and my boys at St Charles Harley, I had the honor of selecting an incredibly talented team that I have the privilege of working with daily, Wayne, Nick and Steve, a young fresh faced crew of rebels that have come to win and “F” stuff up! We have no clue how many active teams are competing but what we do know is we want to be number one! The contest is much like the Bolt build-off Big St Charles Motorsports, Hoops and I competed in last year. Only this time this build would be in my line of expertise, HarleyDavidson….or so I thought. As this is a new bike to the Harley family parts are few and far between and pretty much non-existent. Most of the parts on this bike are metric so we could at least fall back on some metric parts and applications if
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EETS OF ST LOUIS need be. ideas ironically bolted right on with little effort and high As with any crowded fives were shared, other kitchen full of cooks, tastes choices would prove trying and opinions can clash. and most difficult. In some Sometimes many ideas are instances there just was no worse than one solid idea. “kit”, no universal fitment, After the design had been no “coming soon”. We would agreed on, we set out to have to go the way of our build something that fore fathers and carve these would turn heads, raise ideas out of thin air. Not questions and drop such a big deal right? Wrong, the build jaws! As I mentioned must be completed within the thirty-one before there are very days of May. This isn’t the Discovery few parts for this bike Channel, there is no trick editing, the so we looked instead shop still has normal daily work to to the Harley family do, deadlines to meet and customer line up for inspiration. expectations to How could we bring exceed. Life goes different parts and on at St Charles products to the Street Harley-Davidson; that would normally apply to other Harleys? bikes are being sold and built. The team spent There is little a lot of time on room and even the sales floor less time for comparing this error.... and measuring that, taking note To be continued….. of some of the Tune in next month as we complete and submit the nuances we wanted final build June 1st! to incorporate in our build. With six families and thirty-two different models we were able to find what we thought was the right combination of Harley linage, raw sex appeal, ingenuity and forward thinking. Some
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When I first got started on this ’65 I was really curious why it had so much dry dirt everywhere. I found out the reason why, it turn out to be another great for his boys. Dave was a Dirt Track Race Official and he drove the boys to the track in the Mustang, to me it almost looked like they drove it on the track too. Back in 1979 Dave started doing some
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things to improve the body shops about freshening up the car, he had Lumpy at car; none of them really made the Performance Motorsports Walker’s feel comfortable leaving rebuild the 289 and had a the car. Luckily for me they have sign painter paint the car seen some of my work and here Acapulco Blue. He drove is where the new stories begin. the car as a Daily Driver for some time and then While the Mustang was taken put it to rest in storage apart Tom took the engine and until the early 90’s when transmission home to rebuild them. Dave started taking night We decided not to do a full High classes at Kaskaskia Budget Show Only build; we are College to learn body taking our time and freshening up work. He did some every part on the car. Every piece is quarter panel work and floor repairs and he painted getting attention it deserves; cleaning, painting, buffing, it white. After that replacing with new or more modern. he drove it off & Like with the new LED tail lights, the on from 2000 to LED headlights and the new fog lights, 2003 until he had this car needs to be seen. Another needed some clutch issues improvement is the hydraulic clutch and and he parked it. the Wilwood front disc brakes. But I’m sure the biggest improvement you will see When the car was is the Axalta KONA BLUE METALLIC in storage Dave paint from Florissant Auto Paint which was diagnosed with was also probably the hardest decision brain cancer, so that had to be made, remember five son’s some of the guys he and one wife had their own opinion. I had worked with think they nailed it with their choice. gathered some money and gave it to him. He gave the money to Tom for the car; Tom I know I didn’t give a lot bought some interior pieces, of tech information on this clutch parts and a fuel tank. After build but check in next Tom got it up and running again month and let the pictures he took it to his Dad’s house and speak for themselves. he says he can still see his Dad I want to thank Linda, her smiling from him being able husband Jim Schutte and all to drive HIS Mustang again. of the Walker brothers for trusting me with DAVE JR. With the car sitting again in I hope Dave is smiling and storage the family knew they happy with his Mustang couldn’t let it just rust away. that his family is sharing They started talking to a few in memory of him.
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A little bit of everyday convenience! Food • Drinks • E-Cigs • Best E-Juices Gift Cards • Private Glass Room Gifts for All Ages Spend $100 in the Party Cove It’s your B-Day? and get BAD ASS T-Shirt Get 10% off First Time at The Shanty? Are you Military? Get 10% Off Never Pay Sales Tax Biker Friendly Establishment 1663 S. Old Hwy 141 | Fenton, MO 63026