Here's my Davy Jones story.It was spring 1997 and I'm programming Big Oldies in Las Vegas. The Monkees are in town performing at Sunset Station and Davy stops by the radio station to go on the air with Machine Gun Kelly. After the interview we reel him into production to lay down a few liners for the station. As he and his companion were getting ready to return to the hotel, he spots our '57 Chevy in the parking lot. He asks, "Yours? Can you take us back to the hotel in it?"
"Sure!" So off to Sunset Station we go with Kim my Promotions Director riding shotgun and Davy and his friend in the back seat. Little do they know as we make the twenty minute ride to the hotel, I'm sharing a secret with Kim. The '57 Chevy has been running a little hot lately. It's only spring but it is Las Vegas. I'm more focused on the rising thermostat than the road. As we get closer to the hotel the thermostat is reaching the boiling point. Whoa! Then Davy says "Hey can we stop at the store?" "Sure." They go in and I quickly raise the hood with steam pouring out of it. Very carefully open the radiator and then I dash into the store. I grab some coolant and off to fill the radiator. Shortly Davy and his friend return to the car as it has completely cooled down and we were off to the hotel. Davy and his friend never knew...
With the Dogwood's beginning to bloom and I saw a few Azalea's blooming it's starting to look a lot like Spring. And Daylight savings time begins on Sunday. So remember to set your clocks ahead one hour.
Coming up on Saturday March 24 it's the annual Back To The Beach Classic Car and Truck Show at Fort Fisher recreation area in Kure Beach. Presented by the Sun Coast Cruisers. I will be hosting again this year. Cars and trucks from 1980 and older. Live music, lots of food and door prizes and a 50/50 with proceeds going to local charities.
Registration begins at 8am with awards at 3pm. And in between, just a great time. Pray for great weather... Hope to see you there...
So I will not be entertaining you on the radio this week, I am having eye surgery. This means for me that I spend the week at home my wonderful family......this means for my wonderful family that they get to spend the week with me, LOL.......and for you my friends this means you won't hear me on the radio until Monday night February 20th. But that doesn't mean we can't keep in touch. Check back here daily for my thoughts....Today I say, spend more time with your loved ones.........
Welcome to B-dubb's Blog. This is a place for me to share with you things I don't normally have a chance to talk about on my nightly show 7-10PM on Jammin' 99.9. I'm out and about on weekends involved with various groups, clubs, and organizations hosting and attending events designed to bring the community together.
This past weekend on October 15 I hosted the 13th annual all Ford Car and Truck Show at Capital Ford. We had over 200 Fords attending with lots and lots of Mustangs ranging from 1964 all the way up to the 2011 models. Our oldest was a 1917 Model-T. This show was presented by the South Eastern North Carolina Mustang Club. We raised over $2,500 for local organization "Step Up For Soldiers". This was the largest All Ford Show in the thirteen years and had it's largest attendance ever from the general public..
Similarly I hosted the 4th annual Corevette Show at Jeff Gordon Chevrolet on Sunday September 18. We had over 100 Corvettes ranging from the the first year 1953 up to new ones. We figured added up there was over five million dollars in Corvettes on the lot that day.Wow! This show was presented by Cape Fear Corvettes and we raised over $600 for The United Way.
I also hosted a night Classic Car Show presented by the The Sun Coast Cruisers on October 1. This was their first night car show as their main car show is in March at Fort Fisher. I also mc that show. At this show we raised over $500 for the Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Life Care Center.
As you can see I like classic cars. These events are great for bringing the family out and getting together with the community and raising money for a worthy cause. And you are always welcome!
In my next blog I'll tell you where I'll be next.