Worlds Rarest Automobile!!

This is NOT a kite elated post…but you can see the wind will blow in your hair, SOOO I’m posting it here!!

If  this does not get you thrilled – then you are not a true “car guy”

This is the car that in 1954 could have “killed” the Corvette…..so, Chevrolet, being GMs big sales and profit Division, campaigned to GM to “kill”  this car.  
When Chevy was coming out with its 6-cyl. sports car with its 2-speed “Powerglide” transmission and side curtains here was a sports car from Olds with a big old V-8 and power windows.
So, GM said no to Oldsmobile on building this car………..

The world’s rarest automobile. A 1954 concept Oldsmobile Rocket F88 – the only one in existence. (read the story below) John S. Hendricks, (Discovery Communications founder) paid in excess of 3 million to acquire.

1954 Oldsmobile F-88 Convertible Concept Car

After spending decades as a collection of parts stuffed into wooden crates – the F-88 was reassembled.
In 1954 – the F-88 was a Motorama “Dream Car” and was one of only two – or an unconfirmed possible three ever created. The F-88 seen here is literally the only car left of its kind – and was sold to John and Maureen Hendricks at the prestigious Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction in Scottsdale , Arizona for an unbelievable $3,240,000. This acquisition made automotive history and is the “cornerstone” of the Gateway Colorado Automobile Museum in its own special room in a rotating display worthy of the F-88!

Kite Flying Assistant

Been looking around for a while for a flying assistant.

Not sure exactly what qualifications I should look for and perhaps post a “wanted” listing.

I just found the perfect projection in a meme put up in Kite Flyers 2.0 on FaceBook. I think this might just fit the ticket!!!

Dead Bird Memory Lane

Some of the best friendships in this world started on the beaches of Galveston Island.

This is like a family to most of us, and two decades later we still converse and reminisce.

As the saying goes..”Those were good times”

Take a look at our “family album”


In memory …..

The Kite

John 3:8 “The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit.”

Look upward to the sky

And allow your wings to fly

Upon the glorious breath of God

In the sunrise of your youth.

Soar swiftly with an eagle’s strength,

Measure the height, breadth, depth and length.

Reach heavenward, dear son by the sacramental

strings on earth,

Hold firm to the lifeline and anchor of new birth.

Let the Holy Spirit lift you high

And allow your wings to fly

Upon the glorious breath of God

In the sunrise of your youth.