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Starting a tread to see what you guys enjoy doing (keep it clean!, heh) other than cars. Anyone familiar with me from other boards probably know this already but I like to take songs and rewrite the lyrics. Usually with a car theme but sometimes the songs take on a whole new meaning. I basically change key words or entire lines but I try to make it sound like the original words but the meaning of the song is completely changed. I'll add two songs that've done. One is Danger zone-Top Gun changed to Turbo Zone-Top Run. The Other is Ozzie Ozborns Gets Me Through changed to Bonn-Evil. Just click on the link, the video will come up and then you can read along, or if you're adventurous, sing the new lyrics along with the video.

Top Run
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8rZWw9HE7o

Revin' on the two step
Listen to that engine roar
Finger on the trans-brake
Beggin' you to let 'er go
Now you're in the turbo zone

Right into the turbo zone

Comin' off the transbrake
Feeling all that torque explode
Your Front end jumpin' off the track
And pullin' hard against the road

Now you're in the turbo zone
It'll take you
Right into the turbo zone

You'll never know what she will do unless you push her to the red line on the boost
You never know what she can do Until you twist her up as far as she will go

I can hear her singing
It's right where she wants to be
The higher on the boost
The better the ET will be

Now you're in the turbo zone
Gunna take you
Right into the turbo zone

Now you're in the turbo zone

Right into the turbo zone

Now you're in the turbo zone
Gonna take you
Right into the turbo zone

Now you're in the turbo zone
Right into the turbo zone

Now you're in the turbo zone
Gonna take you
Right into the turbo zone
Right into the turbo zone

Right into the turbo zone

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Gets me through Ozzie

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QejvO7ugSO4&feature=player_embedded

BonnEvil

I'm not the awful person, you think I am
My car's the evil bastard, I'm just a man
I have a Bonne-ville I, just can't control
I feel it's become evil, and has no soul

I've no control

It wants to run right by you, you know it can
It has a mind of its own, it has a plan
And it will love the feeling, of beating you
I hope you understand that, I love it too, yeah

I love it too. yeah

There’s nothing that I hide behind
My Bonn--Evil can be unkind
The nightmares it will drop on you
I feel your brag----ing days are through

(commentator)
It's been confirmed that this Bonneville is not the anti-christ
We reached the devil at his home in Las Vegas
When asked for a comment, Satan said
No, it's not my car, but I love the way it runs


I'm not the awfull person, you think I am
My car's the evil bastard, I'm just a man
But I still love the feeling, of beating you
I just know my BonnEvil, would tell you too, yeah

We’re just dying to beat you
We’re just dying to beat you
We’re just dying to beat you
We’re just dying to beat you

What's your other hobbies. Mark L
 

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I like the second one - pretty cool. I was singing right along with your lyrics. I can't hear Danger Zone anymore - it makes my head hurt. :p

That's quite a talent. I used to show dogs, Chows to be specific. Still have some but my wife does the showing now, and that's cut way down because we have a 12-year-old daughter in gymnastics... that takes up most of the time.

Mike
 

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Lots of demands on a fathers time. But life would not be the same without it. Mark L
 

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Obviously you've been doing that for many years. They look really good, very detailed. They look good enough to be real car pics. I've got about 50 models that I've bought over the last couple of years. With intentions to build now that I'm retired and have the time. Except I don't take the time to do it. When I decided to build a Pontiac Gasser, I really wanted to build a '60 Catalina bubble top. So I had a Japanese model kit but it was a '60 Bonneville (very nice, detailed kit). So it looks a little out of proportion due to the longer wheelbase. But it's still close to what I was thinking.







Not perfect but gave a good representation of where I wanted to go. BUT, then I found the '63 without a spot of rust on it. I could not pass it up. SOOO, the '63 became my life, heh.
Model building actually helps with understanding cars, systems and helps you to work on systems on cars.
When I got the '63, and I wanted to clip the front end for the truck axle, I found a local chassis builder and took a model car frame of a '62 catalina along for reference, since the frames form '61 to '64 are almost identical. He thought that was a great idea. Said he is always left trying to figure out exactly what someone wants because they never have a frame with them until it's time to do the work. He said with the model he knew exactly what I wanted and what he was going to do. I think I made points, heh. Mark L
 

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Great looking Bonneville model .........I have seen the Trumpeter kit advertised but I have never opened one up and looked at it .......... looks like you did some serious modifications to that kit ........... great work
 

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Here are some of my Pontiac drag models ...........

Reher-Morrison Pro Stock Firebird



Reher-Morrison "Outlaw" Pro Stock Firebird



Jess Tyree's altered wheelbase Tempest

 

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... and a few more

John Keeling and Jerry Clayton's gorgeous "California Charger" Trans Am funny car



Don Gay's altered wheelbase "Infinity" GTO



and a fantasy "Infinity" Firebird funny car


 

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Your work is exceptional. Mine was just a throw together to get a concept. You got some mad skills there Dude! Heh. That Infinity GTO really looks good. I don't have the patience to do that much detail. Mark L
 

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I collect and restore antique rifles. Really old stuff from the late 1800's are my favorites, especially the old single shot target and buffalo guns.
 

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Nice. My Dad was an alchoholic and would not allow guns in the house ( I'd probably been dead early in my career and you guys would never have had the pleasure??? of knowing me, heh) so I always wanted one but never got around to having one. Spent all extra money on cars. That's a great collection there. My older Brother by ten years owned a blunder buss at one time. He loved how everyone at the range would stop and just listen to it as it popped the primer and then fired. CLICK, POP, BOOM. I went shooting one time on his property and he gave me a semi automatic M16. He did not tell me it was right handed, I'm left handed. So I would fire and something would graze my cheek. Fire again and nothing. Fire again and, damn, something hit my cheek again. He was laughing his arse off watching me flinch until I realized the ejected shell was hitting me on every other shot. The shell would eject forward, then backward, then forward again. Real funny Bro!!! Heh. Mark L
 

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... not a hunter or collector, but I do love to shoot .......... only own three guns anymore ........ a 1903 Colt .32 Automatic



... a .357 Ruger Blackhawk with a 6" barrel



... and a Colt AR-15 SP1 (A1) .223 combat assault rifle (used its automatic M-16 cousin in the Air Force)

 

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My dad sold his 3 guns when he got married and started a family. Said he didn't have time to hunt, so we grew up in a non gun family.
I've hunted since I was 18, but not sure how many more years I can do it. It's getting harder to get up those hills, and I refuse to hunt where they allow motor vehicles. :)
 

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In my post above I menat to say my brother gave me an M15 not an M16. Although they are almost identical. I have more songs to throw out there. See if you like them? I did these for the fun of it.

(Thunderstruck by AC/DC)
Wal-Mart Struck

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKmYlnQv_dg&feature=related

(Wal-mart X10)


Wal-mart
Wal-mart
Wal-mart
Wal-mart
Wal-mart
Wal-mart
Wal-mart
Wal-mart
Wal-mart
Wal-mart
I woke up
In the middle of a Wal-mart rack---(Wal-mart)
I looked around
And I knew there was no turning back---(Wal-mart)
My mind screamed
And I thought, what did I do---(Wal-mart)
And I knew
There was no help, my days were through---(Wal-mart)
Sound of the carts
Clicking in my heart
The Wal-mart price guns
Popping out tags

I've been, Wal-mart struck!

Ran down the aisleway
Broke the rules and , then hit the john
Ran out the exits, yeah exits
Yeah we had some fun
We met some girls,
Some cashiers who gave a good time.
BrokeWal-mart rules, kissed in the tools
Yeah, yeah, we, we, we blew their minds
And all the bosses were not pleased
Can we get fired please
Yeah the bosses were unkind
We were--Wal-mart struck, Wal-mart sucks
Yeah yeah yeah, Wal-mart struck
Oh, Wal-mart sucks,

Yeah

All the bosses were not pleased
Can we get fired please .

Ya wa wa wa wa wa
Ya wa wa wa wa wa
Ya wa wa wa wa wa
Ya wa wa wa wa wa

Wal-mart sucks
Wal-mart sucks
Yeah yeah yeah Wal-mart struck
Wal-mart sucks
Yeah yeah yeah say yeah
It's alright
We're doing fine
Yeah it's alright
We're doing fine fine fine fine
Wal-mart sucks
Yeah yeah yeah Wal-mart sucks
I lost my job
Wal-mart sucks
Yowwww baby baby baby
Wal-mart struck
I mean
Wal-mart sucks
Wal-mart sucks
Wal-mart struck
Wal-mart sucks
I mean Wal-mart sucks

And this one

Fat bottom girls QUEEN

Fat Bonnevilles

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMnjF1O4eH0

Arrrrre--- you gunna to drive me home tonight?
Parrrrrrk--- next to our fav-o-rite street light
Arrrrrre--- you going to let it all hang out ?
Fat Bonnevilles
You make the cruising world go round

I was just a skinny lad
Never knew good cars from bad
But my DAD told me to drive fat Pontiacs
So I bought a big bad Bonnie
She is oh so fat not scrawnny
Heap big Bonnie-- you made a fat boy out a me
Hey hey!
Wooh

I've been cruising in my Bonnie
Cruised the city cruised the levy
I seen many hopped up hoopties on the way, hey
But their beauty and their style
Went kind of stale after a while
Take me to them ol' fat Bonnies everytime.

C'mon
Ohhhhh- lets hear your engine purr tonight
Ohhhhh--show them all your bright taillights
Ohhh--and you give it all you got
Fat Bonnevilles you make the cruising world go round
Fat Bonnevilles you make the cruising world go round

Hey Listen here
Now I got mortgages on homes
I got stiffness in the bones
Ain't no beautiy queens in this locality (I tell you)
Oh but I still get my pleasure
Still got my greatest treasure
Big fat Bonnie you done made a fat man o' me

Now get this
Ohhh--lets hear your engine purr tonight
Ohhhhh--show them all your bright taillights
Arrrrrre--- you going to let it all hang out ?
Fat Bonnevilles you make the cruising world go round yeah
Fat Bonnevilles you make the cruising world go round

Get in your cars and ride
Ooh yeah oh yeah them fat Bonnevilles
Fat bonnevilles
Yeah yeah yeah
Alright cruise 'em, c'mon
Fat Bonnevilles-yes yes

Just for fun. Mark L
 

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Curse you, Mark!!!! My phone ring tone is Thunderstruck (it's the only thing load and obnoxious enough to hear while I am working :D ) and now I'll have Wal-Mart Struck lyrics going through my head every time my phone rings.

My daughter gets songs stuck in my head all the time... the latest is the duck song - all three. 'A duck went down to the lemonade stand...' AAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtN1YnoL46Q

Got any grapes?

Mike
 

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That is a great old joke from years ago. But mine was told in a bar and here was language not quite fit for a kids song. The bartender was going to nail his ass to the bar if he came back in. So th enext day when he came back he asked if he had any nails--NO??--then do you have any grapes??? I used to walk up to the people that worked for me off and on during the day for weeks, especially if they were having a bad day. When they would look at me with that disgusted look like--get out a my face--look. I'd just say--got any grapes and walk away. Always made 'em laugh. Mark L

OH, Mike, I almost forgot---WAL-MART STRUCK---WAL-MART SUCKS---HEH. Glad you enjoyed it!!!
 

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I wrote this after some people hasseled me about building a non existing gasser. Because it was not traditional, they did not want me calling it a gasser.

I don’t want to stop

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfTfXNHGNDc&feature=related

I don’t know what you’re bitchin about
I’m taking my own direction
This thing makes me frown, ain’t gunna slow me down
It’s just a gasser outside of tradition

Buddy don’t cry I just want it up high
Like driving it up in the air
Everybody’s smirkin’ but I keep a buildin’
It looks a lot better I swear

All my life I've been over the top
I don’t know why I do it all I know is I don’t want to stop
All fired up, I'm gunna go 'til I drop
You're either in or in my way, don't stop me, this thing’s gunna rock

Why can’t they ever listen to me
It’s not a full on competition
Nothing they say is gunna change my way
Don’t need no outside stimulation

Too many suggestions but only one Rod
I don’t need another example
Don’t try to change my mind
I know I’m one of a kind
Ain’t gunna change my build behavior

All my life I've been over the top
I don't know why I do it all I know is I don't wanna stop
All fired up, I'm gonna go 'til I drop
You're either in or in my way, don't stop me, this thing’s gunna rock
All my life I've been over the top
I don't know why I do it all I know is I don't wanna stop
All fired up, I'm gonna go 'til I drop
You're either in or in my way, don't stop me this thing’s gunna rock

I think gassers rock
I think gassers rock
I think gassers rock
I think gassers rock
I think gassers rock
I think gassers rock
I think gassers rock

All my life I've been over the top
I don't know why I do it all I know is I don't wanna stop
All fired up, I'm gonna go 'til I drop
You're either in or in my way, don't stop me this thing’s gunna rock
All my life I've been over the top
I don't know why I do it all I know is I don't wanna stop
All fired up, I'm gonna go 'til I drop
You're either in or in my way, don't stop me This things gunna rock


I was asked by a guy on another board if I had rewritten "Wheel in the Sky". I did not but I told him I would look at it. Now! I did not know this man. I had never talked to him before this. The rewrite turned into a military theme, like I said, they write themselves. More on the story after you look at the song.

LETTER FROM THE DESERT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFC8sDTXlng
Toting my gun again my love
Haven't been home in a year or more
I feel I'm old and a little tir-ed

Wrote this letter on a hot Desert day
Love, I suffer, yet I pray
OOOO I've been humpin’ down this dusty road

OOOO The Man in Iraq wants to kill me
I don't know if I'll see tomorrow
Sun in the sky keeps on burnin'

I've seen bleeding, it runs like rain
Held the dying to ease their pain
OOOO I can't take this very much longer
I'm worried and I have to say
Bad men are coming, wanna take my life today
The noonday temps are risin'
It's kicking my ass

OOOO The Man in Iraq wants to kill me
I Don't know if I'll see tomorrow
Sun in the sky keeps on burnin' OOOO
NO NO NO Live tomorrow

Ohh The Sun in the sky keeps on burnin'
OOO I Don't know if I'll see tomorrow
Sun in the sky keeps on burnin'
OOO I don't know, I don't know
OOO The Man in Iraq wants to kill me
OOO Don't know if I'll see tomorrow
Sun in the ski keeps on burnin'
OOO I don’t know, I don’t know. I don’t know
Sun in the sky keeps on burnin'
Don’t know if I’ll see tomorrow
Sun in the sky keeps on burnin’
The sun in the sky keeps on burnin’

When I posted it and the guy said he liked it. He then told he was a two tour soldier in Iraq and was days away from going back for a third tour. I had no idea he was even in the armed forces let alone been in Iraq and then returning. When I found that out I wanted to make sure that I did not offend him in any way and that there was no intention to offend. He said absolutely not, that he really liked it. To me that was spooky. Mark L
 

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Your clean detail is outstanding. Almost to the point that it look like a real car in the pic. Great looking cars.

Another song for cruising
Wild nights Van Morrison

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUXsegbuJg0&feature=related

As you start your cruise
Set the rear-view mirror
And you comb your hair
Sittin' in the car
And you hit the streets
Trying to remember
All the wild street crusin'
In your mem'ry ever

And when your cruising in the heat
When your rollin', out on the street
And the motor's sound-ing so sweet
Sends you flying, flying

Ooo-woo-wee!
Wild streets are calling.
Ooo-woo-wee!
Wild streets are calling

All the cars roll by
Checking out each other
And the girls, do the boogie woogie
On the corner of the street

And the people, cruisin' by
Just stare in wild wonder
And the music blastin'
Rolls out just like thunder

And when your cruising in the heat
When your rollin' out on the street
And the motor's sound-ing so sweet
Sends you flying, flying

Woo-woo-wee!
Wild streets are calling

Ooo-ooo-wee!
Wild streets are calling

The wild street is calling
The wild street is calling
Come on out and cruise
Come on out you can't refuse

Come on out and cruise
Come on out, you can't refuse

(Instrumental & horn solo)

The wild street is calling
The wild street is calling

Come on out and cruise
Come on out you can't refuse

Come on out and cruise
Come on out you can't refuse

And this is a story of a street racing looking for the local street racing king, and losin to him.

Who’ll stop the rain.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Y8b8URh21k

John Fogerty

Who'll stop the king

Long as I remember, his car has been around
Lots of stories tellin', his car has earned the crown
Good men thru the ages, tried to shut him down
And I wonder, still I wonder, who'll stop the king


I was trollin' main street, seeking someone to put down
Saw him as he passed by, I watched him turn around
Watched him in my mirror, heard his headers sing
And I wonder, still I wonder, can I stop the king

People will be tellin', how I scratched and clawed
My car had him worried, in trying to keep up
Still he kept on pullin', screamin' thru the gears
And I wonder, Still I wonder, who'll stop the King

Mark L
 
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