Archive for March, 2010

The Isaac Charles Design Group Works On A New Apparel and Footwear Line for NBA Superstars

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

The new Isaac Charles Design Group Web Site modestly states: “At the 2011 NBA Allstar weekend, ICDG will launch a new brand of footwear and apparel with a few top NBA ballplayers. We will be colloborating with Bill Peterson creator of Nike Air technology in the development of our footwear. Please check back for updates.”

Isaac Charles Design Group, LLC

The new Isaac Charles Design Group, LLC Web Site,

ICDGLLC, founded by brilliant designer Isaac Charles and based in Los Angeles, California, has been creating footwear, apparel, and product designs for major corporations, schools, and celebrities since 2006 – and the hot looks are about to get hotter.

On the company’s new Web Site are examples of footwear for Protoge, apparel for Beverly Hills High School, product art applied to products and packaging for Atomic9, and celebrities including Snoop Dogg, Ice-T, Donnie Klang, and Notorious B.I.G. among many others wearing ICDGLLC‘s designs.  Spend some time on the site and have a look.  You’ll probably be buying ICDGLLC designs soon.

Have a look at the Isaac Charles Design Group‘s new Web Site,

Race Cars Don’t Kill Wild Flowers!

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

The phenomenal sport of historic car racing is exciting and beautiful.  And it’s not bad for the environment.  There is a small contingent of ill-informed radical extremists hell-bent on making sure that the Fairmont Butte Motorsports Park doesn’t happen.  They insist that race cars will kill poppies anywhere in the vicinity of their activities.  Unfortunately, they are fighting a losing battle.

Tomorrow is another planning commission meeting where you can make your voice heard.  As quoted from the Fairmont Butte Motorsports Park Web Site, “We are now preparing our rebuttal for the next hearing, which is to be held at 9:00 a.m. on March 24th at the Hall of Records at 320 West Temple Street, Los Angeles. Again your attendance will be much appreciated. We hope that this will be the last significant meeting.”  Come and let your voice be heard.

Race Cars Killing Wildflowers

Race Cars Dont Kill Wildflowers, Actually

It’s strange that some of these people, many of whom live near Edward’s Air Force Flight Test Center, are concerned about noise from the race track.  It’s also fascinating that many of them are concerned about the emmissions from the exhaust of said race cars.  An entire race weekend filled with evil, rampant race cars will not go through anywhere near the amount of fuel one jet fighter will in one minute.  Nor will the noise approach the sound of flight operations during a given day, nor will they be nearly as hard on the peace as a sonic boom.

However, they insist that race cars kill poppies.  This humble author has been around the world watching race cars all around the planet, and almost always, they are near some sort of wildflower.  The environmental extremists insisted that Thunderhill Raceway Park would kill pheasants, and yet they thrive there now, as evidenced by the article recently published on  Whacko environmentalist extremists, open your mind and you’ll be shocked by the fantastic people you’ll meet.

“Still a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest.” – Paul Simon

Eddy’s Artistic Iron Works in Wilmington Adds Value to Local Homes by Making Them Safer and More Beautiful

Monday, March 15th, 2010

Cesar and Patricia of Eddy’s Artistic Wrought  Iron in Wilmington, CA, can make just about anything using iron.  They’ve been doing business here in California for over twenty years, and they make any home remodel or industrial project more both beautiful and safer at the same time.

Eddys Artistic Wrought Iron, Inc.

An example of Eddy's Artistic Wrought Iron's work - a gorgeous guardrail on a beautiful home

Take a look at their gallery of beautiful projects in the slideshow on their home page.  These are all real photographs of their own work – not stock photography, and the examples show amazing attention to detail and immense artistic and creative talent to match the architecture of the project.

Have a look at so next time you’re in need of beautiful handrails or guardrails – or come across somebody that is – you’ll know where to go: straight to Cesar and Patricia of Eddy’s Artistic Wrought Iron.

Fowler and Moore At Home Announces Spring Sale, March 9th to 14th

Monday, March 8th, 2010

Fowler & Moore Interior Design’s Fowler & Moore At Home retail store is having its annual “Spring Sale” on Catalina Avenue from March 9th to March 14th, 2010.

Fowler & Moore At Home Spring Sale March 9th-14th

Fowler & Moore At Home Spring Sale March 9th-14th

Chris Fowler and Suzy Moore started Fowler & Moore Interiors based on a fantastic eye for design.  They’ve been doing interior design for beautiful homes on and around the Palos Verdes Peninsula with such success through the years that they decided to open Fowler & Moore At Home, a retail store where clients can get a feel for their design ideas and get inspiration.  Last year, Fowler & Moore At Home made the huge step forward of moving to Catalina in Redondo Beach, right in the middle of South Redondo’s famous “Riviera Village”.

They’ve already cleared out fastastic inventory a couple of times since the move, and this may be the biggest sale yet.  Have a look at their Web Site,, for directions and stop by Fowler & Moore At Home between March 9th and March 14th for extraordinary values on exceptional pieces for your interior.

Checkered Past Racing Announces 2010 Schedule Including Monaco, Monza

Friday, March 5th, 2010

Chris Locke, proprietor of Checkered Past Racing and bone fide Lotus Nut, is looking to have a fantastic 2010.  Included in the schedule are trips to Monaco for the Historic Grand Prix, Monza to taste the World Championship-winning Lotus 79 ground effects at the Parabolica, and a couple of HMP starts with the new Rahal-run Historic racing group.

Chris Locke in Clive Chapman's ex-Jim Clark Lotus 32B at the Goodwood Revival, 2009.

Chris Locke in Clive Chapman's ex-Jim Clark Lotus 32B at the Goodwood Revival, 2009.

After successful runs in the Clive Chapman-run Lotus 32B (ex-Jim Clark Tasman 2.5 Liter F1 – pictured) including a  win at Algarve, Chris will be running that car again at other European venues, including Spa-Francorchamps.  He is also planning to run in the controversial SCRAMP-run new Monterey Historic and many of the standard HMSA and CSRG events that have been staples of his schedule for many years.  He will be running his Lotus 77 again in the Streets of Monte Carlo, which will be a highlight along with the Lotus 79 at Monza and Spa.

David McLaughlin once shared, “back when I was a dumb kid, I snuck into Monza – well, back in those days it was a lot easier to do these things, you see… and I found my way to the apex of the Parabolica.  I waved at the corner workers and they didn’t seem to care, so I stayed to revel in Jody Scheckter doing these phenomenal, perfect four-wheel drifts in the Shadow.  It was amazing to watch – and then here comes Andretti in the new Lotus, this aeroplane looking thing, and he goes sweeping around Scheckter on the outside! Wha!  I was amazed, and I turned to look down to the pits and I could see everyone scrambling, running around with their hands in the air, saying ‘Bloody ‘ell, what has Colin done this time?!'”

Indeed.  So Chris will get to experience Monza for the first time from inside that car.  Should be a fun year.

Have a look at Chris Locke’s Checkered Past Racing.  You may prefer to review his schedule.

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