: So what are your other hobbies? Share some pics of what you like to do...



slowstang305
04-09-11, 11:32 PM
Besides our obvious fascination with Cadillac's, what else do you guys like to do in your spare time? When I'm out of the office I spend most of my time in the ocean.

This is my 08 Yamaha SHO. Supercharged 212HP stock monster. 0-30 faster then a Z06.
http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/167250_1793284273449_1279942437_2089412_5110606_n. jpg

Besides that I love to travel.
http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/206491_1010479103809_1279942437_46047_9453_n.jpg

I also love to work on mustangs. These are past toys.
http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/67701_1653316734348_1279942437_1787840_2975600_n.j pg
http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v4629/111/11/1279942437/n1279942437_503144_8118824.jpg

So tell me about yourself, what do you like to do?

Stingroo
04-10-11, 12:24 AM
Aside from tinkering with and customizing my wagon (which is a slow endeavor anyway, because I'm a college student)...

I'm active a lot on campus doing various things. I enjoy space painting (even though I'm pretty bad at it), I play Xbox 360, I write sub-par literature in my (limited) spare time, and I love dogs and cats.

orconn
04-10-11, 12:27 AM
Stingroo, what's "space painting?"

Stingroo
04-10-11, 12:32 AM
It's awesome. It's spray paint art that ANYBODY can do. Here are a few of mine:

http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/68063_125452470841567_125451874174960_140109_75751 7_n.jpg
http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/68063_125452477508233_125451874174960_140111_22000 2_n.jpg
http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/37143_126675970719217_125451874174960_144152_21262 57_n.jpg

slowstang305
04-10-11, 12:33 AM
Very cool, I was actually about to ask what space painting was

orconn
04-10-11, 12:36 AM
Looks interesting. How do you do it?

Stingroo
04-10-11, 12:38 AM
Literally, you take a blank piece of poster board, spray some colors, crumple a piece of paper and swish it around the colors so you get the designs (see the planets). Put a cup or other round shape over the planets, spray the rest of the canvas black, mix other colors for nebulae, etc. To do the stars (white paint dots), flip the can over, spray lightly, they'll fall onto the paper.

= Fun. :)

orconn
04-10-11, 01:06 AM
Yeah, I can imagine! Might try it!

Aron9000
04-10-11, 01:15 AM
http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/37143_126675970719217_125451874174960_144152_21262 57_n.jpg

Kind of reminds me of the opening credits scene on Star Trek: TNG. Yeah certified trekkie here.

I also enjoy fishing. Bass fishing on the lake, blue gills, crappie, love it when I catch the occasional catfish. I usually go to east Tennessee and trout fish 3 or 4 times a year, that's the best because you don't have to fool with the boat, just wade on out to the river.

Stingroo
04-10-11, 03:24 AM
I like fishing, but I suck at it, and don't own my own equipment. Occasionally a friend of mine and I will go to my local beach (free parking) and just hang out and try and catch stuff.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
04-10-11, 10:01 AM
Most of my free time is spent hanging out with friends (going out to eat with them, going bar hopping, etc) and in the summer I'll basically go to every car show/cruise in that I can, usually every weekend I'm at a different show.

I enjoy reading ad nauseam, watching a bit of TV, playing a bit of XBOX and I try to get out and run 2 miles a day when I've got time between my two jobs.

Aside from that, I like to collect automotive literature (just brochures, not magazines or manuals) and classic rock albums as well. I've got probably over 1500 pieces in my automotive literature collection. The pride of my collection is my massive Cadillac literature collection (every full line brochure from 1958-97 EXCEPT the 1959 catalog!!) I will look high and low to find that one, and when I do, I will expect to pay dearly for it. A good "small" version is valued at over $100 on the market, and a good "deluxe" one is valued at well over $200. I'd be buying that one next, but my main supplier doesn't have one in his inventory, nor does he have a line on one...yet. So my next purchase will be the "deluxe" 1958 Lincoln brochure, as I've always loved those 1958-60 Lincolns, and I already own the 1959 & 60 brochures. I also want the 1966 or 67 Corvette brochure badly.

My supplier has some pretty crazy stuff. Last time I was at his house, he showed me his original 1933 Duesenberg catalog, his 1934 Packard catalog and lastly his 1938 Cadillac Sixteen catalog. All those he paid about $250 for from a guy in Denmark, but on the US market, they're all worth between $500 and $1000. I'd love to own one of those, but I don't have enough interest in those cars themselves to justify the astounding purchase price.

As far as the album collection goes, I own every Beatles album, all of the Rolling Stones' stuff from their good era (1968-81), all the Queen albums from 1973-80 (their good era IMO), ALL the Steely Dan albums from 1972-2006 and all of the Donald ***en solo work, all of Zeppelin's discography, all of Radiohead's discography, all of Oasis's discography, most of Dire Straits discography, most of Bruce Springsteen's discography, most of GN'R's, etc. And a lot of other stuff that isn't as complete as that. The album collection is cool, but not as hard to come by as a good brochure collection because you can't just go out and buy a brand new 1959 Cadillac brochure like you can go out and buy a brand new copy of Dark Side Of The Moon.

I enjoy traveling as well, but since I've been fortunate to have a job that requires about a thousand miles of driving a week, I don't need to indulge in that in my personal life, lol. Now that spring is here and the weather will get active again, I love watching the storms roll in, and depending on where I am at work related to the storm, I've done some storm "chasing" or following as well for a little mid day adrenaline rush.

So that's it, I like to collect and read things that interest me, go out and eat good food with friends, drink, run, watch the skies and listen to good music.

slowstang305
04-10-11, 10:19 AM
Actually I'm a big fan of storms myself. I also love driving in bad weather. When it starts pouring and then thunder and lightning sets in, I love to be on the road somewhere.

OffThaHorseCEO
04-10-11, 01:28 PM
i hate driving in bad weather. Chad id love to have been able to see a cadillac sixteen brouchure, once i get rich, im going to do my best to own a pre 1940s Cadillac.

Sting space painting is freakin awesome, i pulled up some examples on youtube and watching them from start to finish is pretty amazing....

As for my hobbies, I like traveling, cars and tinkering.
Traveling is the only hobby i really get to indulge since I work so much. Im not exactly seeing the world yet, mostly parts of the east coast, but its still fun. Spain has been my favorite place so far. I fell in love with Madrid to the point where i actually considered moving there for a bit. Then reality woke me up. Its still a possibility once i get rich haha. Castelldefels was also nice but it didnt seem as vibrant as Barcelona or Madrid, also, they spoke catalan which is a crazy mix of french and spanish. The beach was a topless beach as well, which would get me in trouble in the long term. If all goes well, we'll be visiting Italy for a week or two next summer. Ill probably end up wanting to move there too. Spain would be easier though since i already speak spanish (even if it is a different sort of spanish)

Submariner409
04-10-11, 02:44 PM
Not in any particular order...............

Sevillian273
04-10-11, 03:49 PM
So... Piloting an Olds 455 powered boat whilst shooting hand guns and listening to LP's through high-end vacuum tube stereo equipment.

Sweet.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
04-10-11, 04:14 PM
Chad id love to have been able to see a cadillac sixteen brouchure, once i get rich, im going to do my best to own a pre 1940s Cadillac.

Here's a few of the pics that I took. The brochure wasn't your typical catalog setup, but rather an envelope that folded open to reveal about 15 12x12 cards dedicated to each style of Sixteen offered that year, and one card dedicated to the engine and one card dedicated to the technical stats.

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j313/Chadillac8705/2011-03-27_15-02-21_496.jpg
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j313/Chadillac8705/2011-03-27_15-04-06_927.jpg
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j313/Chadillac8705/2011-03-27_15-05-14_833.jpg

Jesda
04-10-11, 04:46 PM
I wander around the country and such.

Submariner409
04-10-11, 05:19 PM
So... Piloting an Olds 455 powered boat whilst shooting hand guns and listening to LP's through high-end vacuum tube stereo equipment. Sweet.

Fried fresh white perch and a bottle of decent Chablis. It doesn't get much better.................38 feet of 1969 yellow pine and oak..........

orconn
04-10-11, 05:34 PM
Fried fresh white perch and a bottle of decent Chablis. It doesn't get much better.................38 feet of 1969 yellow pine and oak..........

I can honestly say, Sub, I envy you that handsome workboat! She looks like an ideal way to spend days on the Bay crabbing, fishing or just moseying from port to port around the Cheasepeake. Although I have always been a sailor, I cannot deny the benefit of having power when the air is capricious such as it is on the East Coast. Can't say I am much of a fish eater, but I do love Blue Crab steamed with Bay Seasoning .... one of life's great delicacies!!

Sevillian273
04-10-11, 06:31 PM
Working on this:
http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m280/merc892003/100_1978.jpg

And this:
http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m280/merc892003/100_1081.jpg

Jamming this:
http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m280/merc892003/imasges.jpg

Building/tweaking these:
http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m280/merc892003/100_0872.jpg

And playing these on the box above:
http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m280/merc892003/imagfes.jpghttp://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m280/merc892003/images-1.jpghttp://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m280/merc892003/index.jpg
(If anyone else plays the above, my tag is the same as in here :cool2:)

orconn
04-10-11, 08:28 PM
Here's a few of the pics that I took. The brochure wasn't your typical catalog setup, but rather an envelope that folded open to reveal about 15 12x12 cards dedicated to each style of Sixteen offered that year, and one card dedicated to the engine and one card dedicated to the technical stats.

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j313/Chadillac8705/2011-03-27_15-02-21_496.jpg
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j313/Chadillac8705/2011-03-27_15-04-06_927.jpg
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j313/Chadillac8705/2011-03-27_15-05-14_833.jpg

In case anyone is interested, there is a very nice 1/18 model of the Cadillac V-16 Town Car pictured in the brochure above. I have one of these models in my collection and it is quite well done. They can be had on Ebay for around $35.00.

hueterm
04-10-11, 10:07 PM
I shoot trap and skeet. Sometimes I golf, but not as much as I used to.

I like to cook (indoors and out) and do quite a bit of it.

I take the dog out for a ride and a walk when I can...and used to hit the gym everyday, but have fallen off of the wagon.

Pretty much the rest of my non-work time is spent working around the house, in front of the TV or computer, or driving to St. Louis.

gary88
04-11-11, 12:02 AM
Photography

http://www.flickr.com/photos/garyhebding/

Also golf, working out 4-5 days a week, and soon I'll be starting autox.

Stingroo
04-11-11, 12:16 AM
I thought photography was like your actual job, Gary?

ben.gators
04-11-11, 12:28 AM
Well, for amusing myself I find different hobbies, but usually after a few days/ weeks/months that hobby loses its attraction and I feel bored and find another hobby...

Here is a short list:
1- I play with my free to air (FTA) satellite and dish to see what is up there...
2- I go to gym for workout to gain some muscle.
3- I have started learning Latin dance and I go to latin clubs...
4- I watch documentary movies
5- I go to see movies. It is a while that I never ever miss a good movie and always watch it during its opening weekend
6- I watch sitcom TV series, I like Two and A Half men, The Simpsons, that 70s show, The king of Queens.
7- And last but not least Internet!

gdwriter
04-11-11, 01:53 AM
You don't want to see pictures of my golf swing. But once the weather warms up, I'm an avid golfer.

Jesda
04-11-11, 02:33 AM
I've attempted to play golf 3 or 4 times. I've successfully hit the ball about 2 times.

I do a lot of biking. The weather is always a challenge in the spring.

Aron9000
04-11-11, 03:16 AM
Sub, what sort of record player is that thing??? Makes my old 70's vintage Technics 1200 look a little shabby. And no I don't DJ, total metal head right here.

Submariner409
04-11-11, 09:59 AM
Sub, what sort of record player is that thing??? Makes my old 70's vintage Technics 1200 look a little shabby. And no I don't DJ, total metal head right here.

It's an Oracle DELPHI-III (upgraded to -IV) - made in Montreal, Canada. The arm is a SME-IV (England), interconnect is Van den Hul, with a LYRA Helikon (Japan) moving coil cartridge.

Truly an international assembly. At todays' prices that's about $9,000 worth of turntable.

Stingroo
04-11-11, 10:04 AM
And this:
http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m280/merc892003/100_1081.jpg



I don't know why, but I actually like that red underhood treatment. lol

Sevillian273
04-11-11, 10:06 AM
RICE BABY

Red makes it go faster.

Stingroo
04-11-11, 11:38 AM
Makes things slightly more interesting under there.

OffThaHorseCEO
04-11-11, 11:46 AM
Makes things slightly more interesting under there.

ive seen a couple of girls who could use some red paint then

Stingroo
04-11-11, 12:13 PM
:histeric:

You sir, win.

Sevillian273
04-11-11, 12:15 PM
Standard equipment monthly on all models.

Nutz
04-12-11, 12:05 AM
Theres 3 kinds of golfers:

1: Golfers. The kind of people that watch the Golf Channel daily with dinner and think Tiger is being harassed by the media.

2: Those that play Golf only to humiliate friends or co-workers as often as possible, and only watch the Golf Channel for The Masters coverage and green jacket presentation.

3: Those that get to the golf course and insist on driving upon arrival, then run up to the cart and lift the seat and jam a tee in the governor for full speed, hope that there's morning dew on the grass still for some 360's, race every other cart from hole to hole, and spread marshmallows all over the dog legs to fool everyone on the scramble that they had a great tee shot, harass the beer girl, then go home while forgetting the score card on the steering wheel that stops keeping score at the 6th hole, and use the Golf Channel to help induce a power-nap.:D

V-Eight
04-12-11, 06:04 PM
3: Those that get to the golf course and insist on driving upon arrival, then run up to the cart and lift the seat and jam a tee in the governor for full speed, hope that there's morning dew on the grass still for some 360's, race every other cart from hole to hole, and spread marshmallows all over the dog legs to fool everyone on the scramble that they had a great tee shot, harass the beer girl, then go home while forgetting the score card on the steering wheel that stops keeping score at the 6th hole, and use the Golf Channel to help induce a power-nap.:D

Hmm, where's the governor located in a golf cart?

vincentm
04-12-11, 06:50 PM
I like to build telescopes just finished my primary mirror construction, this spring i'll be constructing the main tube assembly along with the secondary mirror holder ( Spider ), and i'm into Astronomy and physics. And, well Auto mechanics.

Stingroo
04-12-11, 07:02 PM
Telescope building sounds really awesome, actually. :thumbsup:

vincentm
04-12-11, 07:07 PM
Telescope building sounds really awesome, actually. :thumbsup:


Here ya go:

http://www.scopemaking.net/dobson/dobson.htm

Stingroo
04-12-11, 07:14 PM
That looks insanely cool. I got confused when it started talking about the mirrors and stuff though - lol. Sick hobby!

Nutz
04-13-11, 12:29 AM
Hmm, where's the governor located in a golf cart?Youtube is your friend. Depending on the model, a Harley cart you lift the seat and jam a tee in the governor pivot so it has less response, a tall tee works best. EZ-Go, you'll need a zip tie. Gets you free beers for your teammate for most of the day as everyone will come out of nowhere and trade anything to have a fast cart. Remember that stopping distance is GREATLY decreased on grass. Enjoy.

Stingroo
04-13-11, 12:31 AM
I know what I'm doing the next time I go to my grandmother's house.

She has 4 EZ-Go carts. lol

Aron9000
04-13-11, 03:42 AM
^hehehehe, just don't get your cart stuck being retarded. Went to Florida with my friend when I was 15, his parents were loaded and we stayed at their house in a gated golf resort place(Sandestin if you know where that is) They of course had a golf cart in the garage, place was like 10,000 acres, three or four golf courses, two or three miles of beach, retarded big.

We snuck out in the middle of the night, took their cart on the golf course, and got it stuck in a ditch. Didn't think it was all marsh down there and it would sink up past the tires. We didn't get caught by security, but did have a lot of splainin to do the next day.:duck:

Stingroo
04-13-11, 09:31 AM
:lol: I've tipped over in one of their golf carts once. Shit was scary - and quite painful....

vincentm
04-13-11, 12:28 PM
That looks insanely cool. I got confused when it started talking about the mirrors and stuff though - lol. Sick hobby!


Its really not that hard, the smaller focal ratio the deepr the scope will see, or 'faster' it will be. To figure the lengh of the tube just take the diameter of the primary mirror and multiply that by the focal ratio, and add a few more inches for the focuser.

so

t= d x r

Sevillian273
04-13-11, 12:35 PM
http://ihasahotdog.files.wordpress.com/2008/02/loldog-elimenary-my-dear-watson.gif

King-German-Fool
04-16-11, 05:38 PM
One of my hobbies besides cars is Photography.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/king-german-fool/

I like everything with graphic design if it has something to do with cars.
So i work a lot with photo shop.
I love it to make car fakes.
That means you customize a car (picture) with photo shop.
Here is a video of some works from me.
(I have a lot of newer and better stuff, but didn't made a new vid yet.)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbTZHsU_cGY

GizmoQ
04-18-11, 05:23 PM
My Short list:
1. Mod Hell on my Caddies
http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad271/GizmoQ/European%20Vacation/FireFox/siblingVs.jpg
2. Car Computers (hardware, software, and interfaces)
http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/imagehosting/13107493da92a3caf6.jpg
3. Travel (One item on my bucket list - set foot on all 7 Continents; 5 down, 2 to go)
http://i510.photobucket.com/albums/s345/bkashpaugh/Biltmore%20Trip%202011/IMG_2274.jpg
4. Collecting Eagle and fledgling sculptures/art/pics (The eagle and fledgling are the centerpiece of the Air Force Academy War Garden)
http://www.usafa.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-091015-051.jpg
5. Exotic wines and liqueurs
6. Automation - home and electronics
7. Junking
8. And of course internet surfing