Monday, June 28, 2010

Mopar Magic Show Close to Home

If you're in the Ottawa, Ontario area ... specifically anywhere near Cornwall ... and you're the least bit interested in Mopars, you should check out the Mopar Magic 2010 Car Show at Lamoureux Riverfront Park in Cornwall, Ontario. It's being held, rain or shine, on Saturday July 3rd. What a great way to round out the July 1st / July 4th (depending which side of the border you're from) long weekend!

Admission to the public is free, Car Registration is only $12 at the gate!

It's the 7th year this show's been around and our first time attending. Notman Chrysler Dodge Jeep is graciously sponsoring the event and allowing us to come along for the fun!!

If you haven't already seen Michael's "Service Fit For A King" or "They Came With The Farm Too" in person (especially as large Gallery Edition Canvaes), getting out to the show is a great excuse to!

Hope to see you there. Have a safe & joy-filled Canada Day and Fourth of July!! — Linda

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Happy Father's Day 2010!

This year, in celebration of Father's Day, we'll be doing something completely different ... instead of attending an automotive event, we'll be exhibiting Michael's Limited Edition Prints and Gallery Edition Canvases at a local car show. Only 10 minutes from our home, The Autodream Group in Niagara Falls is hosting it's 4th Annual, any make, any model, classic car show. Last year, over 150 cars graced the restoration company's grounds. And this year they expect even more!

It's worth stopping by their Open House (running at the same time as the show), just to see the incredible 50,000 square foot facility. Not to mention, the cars the Autodream Group has on display!

So, if you're anywhere near Niagara Falls, Ontario and need a 'classic car fix' or you want to surprise dad and 'take him to the show', stop by and check it out: 

The Autodream Group

Hope to see you there ... and no matter what you do, have a very Happy Father's Day!! - Linda

Monday, June 7, 2010

Automotive Art in the Headlines

Great to see some more press on Michael's latest paintings. I have to thank all the publications (magazine and on-line) that so graciously make the room to feature his new Limited Edition Prints, Artist Proofs with Remarque and Gallery Edition Canvases.

And, a great big thanks goes to those writers that take the time to scribe some pretty cool stuff about his work. Here's a link to a recent blurb in Old Cars Weekly on-line (click on the logo to get to the article). I'll be posting more as I come across them. Thanks! - Linda

Sunday, June 6, 2010

First Outdoor Carshow of the Season

Even though the heavy rain storm on Friday night made for some really wet grounds, The Fleetwood Country Cruizein in London Ontario had another great turnout this year. The weather was fabulous on Saturday, with the second day of forecasted rain holding off until early evening — we were able to teardown and pack up before it hit! With the heavy rains on Friday night, apparently a few cars got stuck in the mud, but they managed to pull them out to safety with the help of Steve Plunkett, himself. I haven't heard about any major damage, but I'm pretty sure some photos will find their way onto the web!

The show is one of Canada's largest outdoor car shows and is open to muscle, classic and sports cars from all over. One neat attraction is the Amphi-Car "drive" through the pond. And there's more to see indoors. Steve Plunkett's Cadillacs of the 30s Museum and the 31-car garage were open to the public as well. Currently an one day show, it's gotten so big, Steve's talking about making it two days long, starting next year.

Along with giving us the chance to see some amazing collector cars, the event supports, not only the Plunkett Foundation, but also over 20 other charitable organizations ... very cool. If you didn't make it out this year, mark your calendar for the 2011 event. It's usually held the first weekend in June.

Once again, it was nice to see some familiar faces and to have the chance to show Michael's work to a new collection of admirers as well. Our display covered over 30 feet, giving us the opportunity to display 17 Gallery Edition Canvases, including the matching "They Came With The Farm" and "They Came With The Farm Too" set —side by side, they really are traffic stopping! Also on display for the first time, was the Gallery Editon Canvase of Michael's latest release, "Boss Building"! {note: intro pricing ends one June 26}

Thanks to everyone for stopping by. See you at the next show! — Linda