July 2010

Doug's News

July 2010

Dear Friends –

The middle of June was the annual NEOCON show. Things were a bit more reserved than in the past, but it was great. We met many new faces, saw a lot of old ones, had a good reception to our new products, and came away energized for the rest of 2010! It was that good.

We Get Mail –
"Thank you for mis-spelling my first name and thank you for mis-spelling my last name, too. You careless jerk. I wouldn’t buy from you if Mockett was the last company on Earth."
- George Hawkins

Hey, George, lighten up! We get the message...we’ll be more diligent. And George, I hope you will reconsider. (PS – No comment on misspelling "mis-spelling" – twice!)

Pike's Peak 2010On a more positive note I am pleased to tell you that Sunday June 27 ace navigator Angelica Fuentes and I took my 1954 Olds Super 88 up Pikes Peak in the annual hill climb. The course is 12.42 miles with a 4800' elevation gain to the peak at 14,110'; some paved road, some dirt road, and 156 turns.

We did so in 13:05 for a new course record in the Vintage class, blasting the old record by :51, nearly a full minute. Plus we were awarded the Race Directors Award for the most competitive car. And saw a bunch of clients, one of whom posted part of our run on YouTube.

Enjoy the Summer. You deserve it!