Good Saturday Evening! As I am beginning to write this post, I’m also watching the Darlington Southern 500. While watching the Nationwide Race last night, I was going through some of the dad’s NASCAR memorabilia, looking for articles or pictures of Crosley cars. Here in Louisville, maybe in the early 50s, they drove the Crosleys inside at the old Armory Building. I’ve been talking to a reporter over the last few months who is writing an article about the Crosley, and I met with him this morning to go over what I had found.

What drew my attention last night was an old program from Richmond which was talking about the Darlington races the month before. I can’t quite remember the year but I’m gonna wing it and say 1953-55. My dad was driving for Fish Carburetor then in the NASCAR Sportsman Division and he had driven in that race. I found him in the program. Junior Johnson won the race and his winnings were $1,500. My dad finished 5th and won $500.00. Oh my how times have changed. Not only the size of the purses, but they drove Hudson’s, Coupes, etc., all without the safety equipment they have now. Their helmets were nothing more than thin shells on the top of their heads with leather ear flaps and straps. They didn’t have fire suits or special shoes. They wore their street shoes and maybe a uniform they had put together . . . like my dad always wore white pants and a white long sleeve dress shirt. Darlington wasn’t even as safe as it is now . . . man those old guys had the balls.

Okay back to my actual post and card . . . I digressed! My card is for the Just For Fun® Friday Color Challenge #10. I don’t know that this is the card I envisioned, hell . . . quite frankly it’s not! But hey, I’m running with it anyway!


Using Crushed Olive, Wild Honey and Tumbled Glass Distress Inks, I used the Wrinkle-Free Distress Technique on watercolor paper. I stamped the image in black and then die/cut and embossed with Oval Nesties™. That’s really about all except slapping down some paper and sewing it to a background panel of cardstock.

I hope you’ve had a great weekend so far and thanks for stopping by! My adventures have been coming fast and furious, and I’ve definitely been taken advantage of them. I hope you do too!


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