On The Road

I am very proud of my friend Mart from across the pond.  Please read his amazing story, visit his blog, and come to know the journey of new life breathed into a Mustang, a 1966 project from One Man and His Mustang.  Source: On The Road

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Ways to Say I Love You

It has been a great Valentine’s Day.  Here are just a few highlights that made my day so special.


Husband contributions included flowers, a card, and a delicious lunch at Smokee Mo’s BBQ.  Brad also shoveled the drive-way, took me to the antique mall (no, not to leave me there) and went with me to the grocery store…  Day was also made when I found a die-cast Mustang and VW bus prompting me to send a pic to VW son Jon in Springfield.  Being a new member of The Mustang Club of St. Louis inspired me to think of a Mustang Roundup. Hence the picture of my Hot Wheel collection.  I know this is all about me, but kudos to me for not sharing a picture of my Brisket Nachos!  I hope everyone enjoyed their day.  Sending all my love to friends and family here, there, and everywhere.

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Jedi Skills


This isn’t so much about skills as it is my comfort level.  Believe it or not, I’ve joined a club.

On Thursday evening (at son Jon’s suggestion) I ventured a pretty far distance from the house to join a car club…The Mustang Club of St. Louis.  And I am so very glad I did.  What a great bunch of car enthusiasts.  Everyone was so friendly and welcoming, making me feel right at home.  There was a lot of information to take in, but President Mike and the others did a fabulous job.  I especially love that they are involved in charitable work.  I’ll pass on information as I learn more details.

There are a few car shows coming up that I’m very excited to promote and be a part of.  The first one is on April 9th at The Museum of Transportation.  I’ll share more specific details on this and lots more as time gets closer.

Now on to the Jedi Skills part.  Upon leaving the meeting, President Mike gave me two window decals.  I waited until today to even think about putting one on my Mustang.  The more I thought about it, the more positive I became.  45 minutes later I was able to look at my handy work.  Not bad, I thought.  I must confess however, that while at one time getting in and out of the back seat intimidated me, I am now a Master Jedi at it.  In addition, my skill level has gone from zero to Jedi Knight ranking in the art of using a level. Yes, I used a level to put a simple decal on my window!

Pssst.  I now know why President Mike gave me two.

Please visit the clubs website on link above. I’m hoping to see my car on it very soon.

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Man in the Mirror

Here is a video Jon created!  This documents a photo shoot right after he got his 2016 GTI and our shared love for cars.  Enjoy


Song credits: Pretty Pimpin by Kurt Vile, produced by Matador Records, Copyright 2015

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Making Tracks

This is a shot I’ve been wanting to get for quite awhile.  Waited for good sun and the nerve to block the entrance to a small neighborhood located south near Pevely, MO.


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Merry Christmas 2015


The year is drawing to a close…

…and here at the Nuessle home we are very excited to celebrate Christmas all together.   Presents are wrapped, menu items ready for prepping, and plans are in motion for memorable Christmas Eve and Christmas Day celebrations.

I want to take a minute to acknowledge  all of my WordPress family who work hard to share words, moments, and memories.  Also, a big thank you to followers who have supported my writing ambitions.


May 2016 bring new events worth a word or two, cars and people to photograph, and memories to share.


…no matter how you spend your holidays, life as a car enthusiast sure does add to the  merry and bright.



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Blue Oval Wizards… #mustangcrushmonday


Another great day at my reliable Dave Sinclair Ford Dealership. The new car brought with it a few minor factory flaws. Of course these minuscule things, only a dedicated (not at all obsessed) car owner would notice. Over the past few months, my detailed list was viewed, noted, documented, highlighted, considered, and taken seriously by my favorite salesman Joe Palumbo. He stayed on top of it and kept me ever enthused about Ford’s promise to “make things right”.

While I was not looking forward to visiting the body shop, after Joe introduced me to Chris, my mind was put at ease. Details, integrity, and my feelings were first and foremost as we made more than a few trips around the car. Chris brought Tim into the picture and right on the spot, my baby, my beast was the newest member of the Dave Sinclair Wizardry club. Before I knew it, things were being checked off my list…most notable-my trunk lid was adjusted to fit perfectly.   Chris even recommended a product for me to use on my car. It’s officially on my wish list.

Before-If you can see the difference in gaps you are a dedicated car person.


If you can see the difference in the gaps you are a dedicated car person.

I’m not sure when Mr. Sinclair first said the words: “If it’s not right we’ll make it right”, but it still holds true to this day.




PS Looking forward to using this new product.


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