Wooden You Know-No!
Sometimes, the smallest things can ruin a good thing. Take, for instance, the recent two-part series on the bed wood finishing we did with Bruce Horkey. All that hard work and fantastic results seemed so minor when we realized a tiny mistake: The phone number listed for Horkey's Wood and Parts should have been 507-831-5625. While Bruce does run an ad in each issue, we can't imagine how many people tried calling the number we provided (we're scared to call it ourselves!). Hopefully, this retraction will help straighten things out a little bit, despite the damage already being done-twice! Sorry, guys.
Ididit, Inc. Celebrates 20 Years Of Steering With A Car Show Bash!
Twenty years ago, Ken and Jane Callison decided to make steering columns for more than just their local car club friends. Joined by son Scott and daughter Kimberly in their two-car garage, they started making the first of many aluminum steering columns. Now, with 35 employees, 32,000 square feet, and state-of-the-art equipment, ididit has produced over 170,000 steering columns of numerous styles and finishes for some of the best-looking hot rods and classic trucks on the road. Actually, not just on the road, but on the golf course, at the airport, and even in the military! You would be surprised where you might find an ididit steering column! To celebrate 20 years of success and to thank their dedicated customers, ididit, inc. is hosting an open house and car show on Saturday, October 7 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Bring your '79 or older vehicle and check out Ken's award-winning '65 Ford F-100, get a safety inspection from an NSRA representative, tour their Tecumseh, Michigan, facility, and maybe even win a steering column! For more information, please visit their Web site, www.ididitinc.com, or call 517-424-0577
Yearone And Chip Foose Raise Over $90K For Children
YearOne and Chip Foose teamed up in June and raised over $90,000 to aid in the fight against Progeria, a devastating childhood disease. Progeria rapidly ages children, giving them the body of senior citizens before they reach their teens. Progeria is a genetic disorder that is 100 percent fatal, with children typically dying of stroke or heart failure before 15 years of age. The cause is dear to Chip, as he lost his sister to the disease several years ago.
The weekend kicked off with a Friday night poker tournament for 56 contributors who signed up to play with celebrity dealers AJ and Chris Jacobs from Overhaulin', musician Kenny Wayne Shepherd, O'Neill Williams from the TV show O'Neill Outside, and Chip. The poker tournament was held at local enthusiast Milt Robson's place, which houses his extensive car collection and has an Old West-style saloon upstairs-the perfect setting for the game. Downstairs by the car collection, there were blackjack, roulette, and craps tables for those not in the poker game. Many organizations supported the effort by sponsoring tables, and several thousand additional dollars were raised with auctions for a ZZ4 GM crate engine and a guitar signed by Kenny Wayne Shepherd.
Saturday, YearOne held a charity car show at their facility with over 400 cars in attendance, 100 of them registered for premium "Foose Select" spaces in an exclusive show-within-a-show area. Chip selected two entrants from this area, and a third was selected from the general show field by popular vote, with winners receiving a Foose illustration of their car and dinner with Foose and YearOne president Kevin King. In addition to all vehicle registrations being collected as donations, there was a huge silent auction, with donated items including original art by noted automotive artist Dave Snyder, tools and equipment, clothes, hunting gear, and great garage art such as a BFGoodrich tire custom-cut with logos and celebrity signatures in the tread.
All donations-100 percent tax deductible-were collected through YearOne's Hot Rodders Children's Charity Foundation, generating individual tax receipts for everyone who made a donation, purchased a show entry fee, or won a silent auction bid. The collected funds were then distributed to the Progeria Research Foundation. If you'd like to learn more about Progeria and what you can do to help find a cure, please visit their Web site at www.progeriaresearch.org, and to learn more about YearOne's Hot Rodders Children's Charity foundation, check out www.yearone.com.