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Where are you going to be on Sunday February 26th?
I can tell you where over 30 million people are going to be, watching TV, watching the Daytona 500, NASCAR kickoff event for 2012.
I can’t believe I am writing this, but for those who don’t know, NASCAR is an acronym which stands for “National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing.”
So what is the big deal about NASCAR?
I love how the Ticket Liquidator puts it “… actually seeing, hearing, smelling, and feeling the breeze from this classic event in the flesh, is an incomparable experience.” My guess is that it is one of the greatest spectator sport events to be at!
If you already know a bit about NASCAR and are reading this – skip down a bit and check out where you can purchase tickets online and NASCAR extras. If not well here is some information about the event.
All about NASCAR
- NASCAR was founded on February 21stת 1948.
- The cars used in the races are based on regular American made sedans; but have been rebuilt entirely, except for 3 parts that have to remain as originally produced by the manufacturer. Those parts are the hood, roof and trunk lid.
- The first Daytona 500 was held on February 22nd, 1959 (Daytona Beach, Florida). Today the Daytona 500 is the biggest NASCAR event of the year.
- NASCAR is a huge, well greased, machine (excuse the pun). From ticket sales to merchandising, to car sponsorship’s and TV ads, NASCAR is a money maker.
Speaking of sponsorship, do you know that one of those company logo stickers on the doors of a race car can cost the sponsor up to 1.5 million dollars. That is a hefty price to pay. Consider how many times you will see it on TV during the race. #winning
Get Ready for Daytona 500
If you want to be present at the race, you can still buy great Daytona tickets here, (just don’t forget to bring your ear plugs).
If you are not going to the race, why not race yourself with the Wii NASCAR game, fun for the whole family!
And, of course, while you watch the race on TV, make sure you have your favorite driver’s hat on.
Who is your favorite to win the Daytona 500 2012?
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This morning I woke up to the news of Whitney Houston’s passing, a sad day in the world of music. Albeit, I was not a cover-my-walls-with-posters fan, however I was known for dancing around the house with a wooden spoon microphone and my Walkman clipped onto my 501′s singing one of her hit songs. She had a beautiful voice, Whitney Houston – RIP.
Here I am 25 years later, thinking of all the cool, un-tech products that we had and loved in the 80′s. I realized that a lot of the products of the 80′s set the stage for new technologically advanced items and that many of the products have been reintroduced and have become best sellers, again.
Music of the 80′s
For example, who didn’t have a walkman? How cool was that to record your music and take it with you. Would we have the MP3 player or an iPhone today if there wasn’t a Walkman in the 80′s?
The products of the 80′s showed us the beginnings of nano (i.e. the walkman) and on the opposite side of the spectrum, the Boom Boxes! Do you remember watching people walking down the street with huge music amplifying plastic boxes on one shoulder?
Today I guess with all the nano sized music players some still like it big!
Toys of the 80′s
Smurfs were the rage in the eighties and are hot again with my kids in 2012. Did you ever think that you would purchase a phone case with Smurfette on it?
One game that was popular in the 80′s was the Rubik Cube. I’ll be honest with you, I didn’t conquer it in the 80′s and I don’t think I would now. However I have ordered one to check out my 8 year old’s abilities. I have a feeling that she will succeed – fast!
I also checked the app store and low and behold, there is an app.
Photography of the 80′s
Although it was introduced earlier, the Polaroid instant camera became popular in the 80′s. It was big and clunky, but it was the party accessory that you had to have. Today, even with digital imagery and the fact that everyone has a camera in their smart phone; there is a resurrection of retro Polaroid cameras – they are just as fun today, as they were back in the 80′s!
What were your favorite products of the 80′s? Are they re-surging into the modern tech market? Share your 80′s favorites with us.
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