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Yep, I know it has been a while since I last visited, over 5 months, in fact. The road trips I had planned were quickly destroyed, thanks to new health issues & unexpected expenses which wiped out my built-up savings. The health issues had stabilized, more or less, thanks in part to Medicaid finally approving specialists, but then a scare about a speck in my lung being cancerous put me back on edge.

I hope to get health issues & finances situated enough so I can do my Road Trips & Working plans sometime later this year or early next year. Meantime, I have been doing (& chronicling on my website) some day exploratory road trips with my 2003 Mercury Grand Marquis LS in the northern IL area to drive roads I have never seen, the latest excursion of which happened Tuesday, 07/11/2017, in conjunction with a drive to Moline IL to meet a friend in person for the 1st time. I posted a writeup & pics here:

Otherwise, life has been mostly good, & I made some changes (with more on the way) to my website [which combines a love of vintage vehicles & congenital heart issue awareness with several different pages & features], including a brand new Business Card.





I have also just launched official OC,SH cruise nights, to which ALL ARE INVITED; take a look at the announcement in this link & let me know if you can join us sometime:


I love showcasing mom'n'pop style places, described by some as the backbone of our society. When we help others succeed, we succeed. To that end, I launched a revised OC,SH NETWORK with 2 tiers of membership: LTD R/T SS & HEARTLAND. Check it out:

Daily themes:

"At The Heart"

(Round Rock TX)


"Daily Vehicle Choice"

"Cruise Night Show" (summer 2017)

Weekly themes:

"Monday Message" & "Miniature Monday"

(cars I bought)


"Turntable Tuesday" & "TV Tuesday"

(El Camino interior, Austin TX, 09/11/2016)


"Wednesday Wakeup" & "Wildlife Wednesday"

(photo I took at a cruise night, 06/05/2011)


"Thursday Throwback" & "Theatre Thursday"

(reflective photo I took 10/17/2010 of my then daily driver 1979 Caprice Classic seen in a Buick LeSabre)


"Friday Flashback" & "Friday Fun"

(picture I took at a hotel in Indianapolis IN, June 1981)


"Smorgasbord Saturday" & "Saturday Sizzler"

(HO scale scene with slot car track)



"Scenic Sunday" & "Story Sunday"

(A view of the bridge at Devils Elbow, MO, Route 66)


Occasional theme:

"Road Trips & Working"

(Lindenwood IL castle house with M- B)


Hope all is well for everyone.

Cort, www.oldcarsstronghearts.com

pig&cowValves.paceMaker * 1979 CC to 2003 MGM + 81 MC

"Where have you gone?" | Glen Campbell | 'Still Within The Sound Of My Voice'

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Suppose it may help to give the link to the actual OC,SH Cruise Night info page, which includes a link to the Beef Villa website:
Cort, www.oldcarsstronghearts.com
pig&cowValves.paceMaker * 1979 CC to 2003 MGM + 81 MC
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