Friday, November 25, 2011

Muscle Car & Corvette Nationals 2011

The Muscle Car & Corvette Nationals in Chicago was a great event to round out our show year. Held indoors at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, it was a round up of some of the sweetest cars from across North America.

Originally created as a Corvette only, then Corvette and Chevy show, three years ago it evolved into the show it is today. It was really cool to see that many impressive cars all under one roof. With this year's show being the success it was, I can only imagine how it will grow in years to come. 

Here is just a taste of some of the cars we got to see up close and personal. I'll post more photos once I download them from our digital camera.

Look familiar? There's one just like it in "Bird Sanctuary".
There were actually 2 of these on the show floor!!

What view — that's our display in the back ground. We got
to look at a sea of Corvettes for the weekend!

Super rare barn find. Boss designer, Larry Shinoda's car.

Next year's Muscle Car & Corvette Nationals is already in the planning. Mark your calender (weekend before Thanksgiving) ... it's worth the trip. — Linda

Saturday, November 5, 2011

SEMA 2011

We didn't make it to SEMA this year, but we have been there 3 times in the last 5 years. I found this article on the SpeedTV blog site ... as in the past, looks like there were pretty cool cars and accessories to check out! Including Richard Petty's Signature Series 2012 Mustang.

Too bad we couldn't attend this year, but at least Michael's work was on display there. Once again, Dots Gallery was on-site and open for business, offering a number of Michael's limited edition car prints. If you were lucky enough to go to SEMA this year, post some pics ... we'd love to see them! Thanks. — Linda


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Electronic Pickpocketing: Drawbacks to a cashless society

At events like car shows and auctions, where we sell Michael's car art, we often get raised eyebrows over our use of the old, manual, credit card machine. Having had 3 of our own credit cards compromised during an 18month period, we have been, perhaps, overly protective. And we want to make extra sure that our clients' credit card information remains safe with us, thus, we've stayed away from the wireless terminals.

Now, it seems there are even more opportunities for theives to steal our credit information. Check out this little video about the latest kinds of "pickpockets." I, for one, am changing our credit cards to the "old school" variety. — Linda

Offensive technology Electronic Pickpocketing: Drawbacks to a cashless society