Hello all! I hope everyone enjoyed their holiday break and had a Merry Christmas. I was a very busy girl with the birth of my daughter (who has already been dubbed the youngest member of both of her car clubs) and have been enjoying my time with her.
My Camaro, Cammy, did receive some nice Christmas gifts as well. She got some new floor mats and a new trunk mat, and we also got some Camaro key chains and Camaro wall art for the garage so she can be even more well represented.
Did your awesome muscle car get some new goodies this holiday? Be sure to share them with us at CamaroKitty.com! :)
- I am just a girl who loves muscle cars and wants to share her joy. I recently bought a new Camaro and am enjoying the muscle car scene at West Houston Muscle and H-Town Camaro. Other interests include looking pretty, XBOX360, drawing, blinging, and chatting! Come check me out on Facebook too! -TheCamaroKitty
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Friday, December 9, 2011
I love doing things for others, and with it being Christmas time and with everyone busy with holiday festivities there are lots of opportunities to do some awesome "giving of ourselves". Recently, West Houston Muscle held their annual Toys for Tots Car Show. Car enthusiasts gathered to have a good time, enjoy each others company, and give something back to the community by giving to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. It is great to do something for a program that gives to kids.
Toys for Tots is a program run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve which donates toys to children whose parents cannot afford to buy them gifts for Christmas. It began as a Los Angeles charitable effort in 1947. Hendricks was inspired by his wife Diane when she tried to donate a homemade Raggedy Ann doll to a needy child but could find no organization to do so. At her suggestion he gathered a group of local Marine reservists, including Lieutenant Colonel John Hampton, who coordinated and collected some 5,000 toys for local children that year from collection bins placed outside of Warner Bros. movie theaters. Their efforts were so successful that, in 1948, Toys For Tots was launched as a national campaign. Hendricks used his position as director of Public Relations for Warner Brothers Studio to enlist celebrity support, as well as have Walt Disney Studios design the red toy train logo. And it has grown from there. Today you can find Toys for Tots boxes placed in many local businesses, and they are supported by large numbers of organizations.
West Houston Muscle coordinates their efforts to raise toys and money for the program by holding an annual car show. This year, the show included bringing in donations, a raffle, trophies, music, giveaways, and food and drinks. (I got to enjoy funnel cake and a deep fried Snickers!) The car club collected 12 super sized black garbage bags of toys as well as over $1,500 was raised.
I would like to say a big thank you to Sean Tajipour, president of WHM, for all of his efforts to put the event together as well as a thank you to the people who came out to show their support.
Check out more photos and mini videos of the event at the following links:
Monday, December 5, 2011
For videos from AutoRama, go to http://www.youtube.com/user/TheCamaroKitty
For more photos, go to http://www.facebook.com/tennysonde#!/TheCamaroKitty?sk=photos
Congrats to all the WHM members and H-Town Camaro members who won awards as well!
:) Have an awesome day!