Figured I would throw out a lil' info about me and what I love to do. I started my motorhead years at the young age of 5 when I worked on my brothers Ford truck , well...I slipped the fan belt on anyhow haha. And eventually got the smell of burnt rubber later on in his roller motor fox body...better than a roller coaster at the time lol . As the years passed I purchased my 1st real car, a 1965 Ford Fairlane 500 with a 289, that I punished beyond belief when I first got her...considering it was all original.
This led me to my first tear down rebuild,all during the winter haha, it was snowing when my friend and I pulled the engine out in my driveway, but the excitement of the new parts coming from Summit kept me warm...not sure about my buddy though haha. *Let me insert a WTH story here.....
I did have a small garage to tear down the 289 so it was on the engine stand for a few days, one night my plant shut down early ,about 3am and I had to stay up to so I could pick up my girlfriend at work,which was NOOO problem for me since a had that 289 waiting on me. So here I am 3:30am in my garage tapping the cam bearings out ...little tap here,lil' squirt of PB lube there, so on. I'm all into it and getting the job done...then i hear Bam...Bam.Bam.......Bam outside...??? I slowly open the door and look to the right...nothing...I look to the left....5 Damn cops right in my face !!!! Long story short , this wacko neighbor I had called them because she thought someone was making drugs....(The smell of PB lube) well they laughed it off and more important made me notice I was high as hell from that stuff lol, so I took a break that night haha.
Now into Photography... I took a few pics like anyone else of my pride and joy but the day I opted for the Disposable B&W was honestly the day I felt something for photography, those B&W prints (crappy now but awesome at the time) just looked killer. But this wasn't the start, it was a few years later when bad times led to a life changing move. I ended up moving in a place near the bottom of Paradise dragstrip, I was bitten when the first trailer pulled though one Sunday morning.
To sum up how it all happened, I wanted to be more involved so I borrowed my girlfriends $40 5mp camera and snapped shots until the day someone stole the camera from our house. This was another bad to great accident, it led me to save up and purchase a $120 Fuji 7.1 mp camera that at the time, was nothing but PRO results haha that's when the climb to learn and improve really got going. And now here I am with a Nikon D5000 and tons of equipment from lenses to computer software. And I'm glad I wrote this now, I haven't ever really realized this trip I took to get where I am. So find me anytime at Paradise Dragstrip in Calhoun Ga, ....I'll be the one on the guardrail with the Nikon !
Jason Cole aka BIRD