We haven’t had the opportunity to do this for the past few years, but now we think it’s time to get it started again. Each year, before Christmas, we donate diecast cars to the U.S. Marine Corp Toys For Tots Foundation. The last year we collected for the die cast drive, we donated over 4800 die cast cars and even a few Barbie Dolls. Each year we sponsored the drive, it was very successful, even landing us a spot on the local evening news. We’ve had collectors from as far away as Germany and Australia donate to the cause and we’re hoping that this year will be just as successful. We accept die cast cars in all shapes and forms, any manufacturer, etc. We only ask that they remain in their original packaging, no loose cars. If you’re interested in donating, please download this form for shipping instructions. We’d love to add your name to the growing list of people who have donated over the years. Help us make the 2015 holiday season the best ever!
Very sad day for us today. We had to have our basset hound of over 10 years put to sleep due to complications with cancer. Sophie was one of the best dogs that anybody could ever ask for. She was a great companion and was my shadow any time we were outside working in the yard. She was always by my side. We will miss her terribly but we know that she is no longer suffering and is finally pain free. R.I.P. Sophie, we love you!
Wow, I didn’t realize how long it’s been since I posted to the site. Hope everybody had a great holiday season! The past couple of months have been very busy. Unfortunately, my mom fell and fractured her neck on New Years Eve and has been in the hospital and rehab ever since. We’re hopeful that she’ll be able to go home this coming Friday. I’ve spent a lot of time at our other two websites, Kentucky Old Volks Home and Kentucky Hot Wheels. I sold our ’74 Beetle project last week (still have the motor) and within two weeks, we drove to Winston-Salem, NC, Cincinnati, OH and Lexington, KY to look for another old Beetle. We finally found one in Bowling Green, KY and the gentleman we bought it from met us in Lexington and drove it the rest of the way home. It was an experience, total white out conditions, snow and ice, but she got me home safely as Lenora followed behind in her car. Certainly a day we’ll never forget. Anyhow, 2015 has been interesting so far, we’re ready for spring and warmer weather. I promise to post more as time permits!
Ok, it’s that time of the year again. The time to reflect on what’s important (which we should be doing every day of the year) to us and say thanks for what we have and what we’ve been given. So here’s what I’m thankful for! My immediate family! My wife Lenora Boyd, she’s my thorn, my friend, my confidant. We’ve share a lot over the past 25 years. We’ve had our good times, our bad times, but we always emerge stronger and better. My kids, Colby David Boyd and Shauna Kristine Boyd. A man, parent, couldn’t ask for better kids. Though some times it’s hard to realize that they’re not kids anymore, they’ll always be my kids. I couldn’t be more proud of them. They both have a strong will and a good ethic. I think we did good. My mom, Gloria Boyd, 83 years old and still going strong! She’s another thorn, from another bush and we love her. Like her and the rest of my family, we miss my dad. We all wish that he was still around to witness what they have created. He may even shake his head, then laugh. My siblings, Susan Boyd, Beverly Kitchen, Vicki Boyd Messer, Russell Boyd. We don’t talk to each other every day. We’re more likely to converse over Facebook. Hey, it’s the sign of the times. Regardless, each of us know that the others are there for them if need be. It doesn’t need to be said, we just know. My extended family! Brother-in-laws, sister-in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins. Great nieces and great nephews! Great, great nieces and great, great nephews! Wow, our family is big! But for them, I’m also grateful. Yes, dad is laughing! I’m thankful for my job! I have a great job and work with some of the best people in the industry at WSAZ NewsChannel 3. We have fun at what we do and we’re good at it. If it wasn’t fun, I wouldn’t be doing what I do….! Last, but certainly not least, I’m thankful for my pets! You all know that I love my Corgi’s ( Fredricka Constantine Boyd), my Pug, my Basset Hound, my Chihuahua and my Conure bird. We’re a family, all of us! So with that, I hope the rest of you are just as thankful for what you have in your life that I am. We all have struggles. Good times and bad times, trials and tribulations, but we’re all here for a reason that started with 2 other people before us and 2 other people before them and so on and so on….I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season and please don’t take what you have for granted….Happy Thanksgiving friends!
We’ve created a new web site named Kentucky Hot Wheels, where all things are Hot Wheels and VDubs. Since we’re avid Hot Wheels collectors and VW enthusiast, what better way to share both of our passions. We’ve added a Classified Ad’s section in hope that local traders, sellers and buyers will use it and avoid other bogus online auctions and classifieds. All ads have to be approved by us before they’re posted. It’s a very easy process. We’ll also be using this site to document the restoration of our 1974 VW Super Beetle, so be sure to keep checking back often for updates. If you see anything missing from this new web site or you can think of a way to make it better, be sure to use the Contact Form to let us know.
So, between cutting the grass and trying to make room in the garage for the Beetle, I managed to start the tear down process. Sorting and separating what is trash and what can be re-used. The process sure brings back some old memories of evenings after school when Robert Love, Terry Diamond, Charlie Greene, Ray Roe, Rodney Salyers and myself would spend hours upon hours working on our old Beetles. No big surprises so far, the body is very solid on this car. Not much to look at, but a great foundation to start with. I’ll be posting pictures as I can and documenting the entire process. You’re all more than welcome to join in on the fun and get your hands dirty… You can check out all of the photos here!