In that moment when you look death in the face and think you are about to die, You become acutely aware of how precious life is. It is a life changing moment. I came to appreciate life in new ways and this was in the 70's. I saw Jefferson Airplane, The Grateful Dead, Pink Floyd and Fleetwood Mac in concert, all while trying to have a normal life. Normal life just didn't apply. Exciting might be one way of describing it, interesting might be another. I've told my story many times and have often been told to write about my adventures, so I did.
"I Died, But I Got Better" is a very entertaining story of my past, the events that molded me and a light-hearted look at the numerous times I could have been killed. It's also a truthful account of who I am. I do think I need to change the cover image and the subtitle to something more inspiring. My experiences were life-changing. How about: "How My Multiple Brushes With Death Changed My Life."
My writing, I'm told is very upbeat and entertaining. That is my intention, and it's nice to know that my readers seem to agree. Whether it be my fiction or non-fiction, I like to keep my reader engaged with vivid descriptions and a style of humor that sometimes sneaks up on you and makes you squirt milk out your nose.
Custom cars are expensive. There's no two ways about it. If you build a custom car one part at a time and pay retail for every part and every service, it's going to get expensive real quick. "Taking Home The Trophy, Secrets to Building An Award Winning Custom Car" explains how to choose the right car for you, using a number of personal factors. The book shows how to manage your budget and avoid going over budget, a very common occurrence. I have the knowledge to help car builders get the most for their investment.
Over the years I've seen guys loose thousands on a custom car. They are money pits but when it comes time to sell, for whatever reason, there's lot's a car seller can do to get top dollar. "Secrets to Selling Your Custom Car For Top Dollar" is full of insider tips and secrets to squeezing every nickel out of your car. The Internet is a wealth of information that you can collect and use to your advantage and this book explains how. I sincerely want to help people in this expensive hobby get the most out of their investment.
"Airhead In Space" is one of the funniest things I've ever read, and I wrote it! It's the fanciful adventures of a crash test dummy in the twenty-third and a halfth century. The humor arises from the continuous impossibility of the story that generates vivid mental images, one after another. The story includes Airhead's trip to Planet 3, an exact copy of Earth, inhabited by Illudians exactly halfway around Earth's orbit, to always be hidden from Earth behind the sun. The moon orbiting Planet 3, is, wait for it . . . Planet Portland. So, it gets very strange in a very humorous and entertaining way, guaranteed to keep you laughing to the end. Then, there are two more books in the series!
I first drew Airhead over thirty years ago, but only recently gave him his name and resurrected him in three cartoon strips I painted on a challenge from my group of close friends. The three panels made no sense, except they were funny, strange-funny, weird-funny. They are a collection of cartoon images from my past, gathered together but not much of a storyline. I said not much, but there was a seed of a storyline: Aliens had stolen Airhead's brain and taken it to the seventh and a halfth dimension and Airhead's efforts to recover it. The story includes female androids, aliens, a digital flirt, post-contemporary intellectuals, and an ex-wife for color.
This is only the first of Airhead's adventures. See all three episodes at Airhead's own website at www.airheadinspace.com
Selling cars for a profit is a difficult thing to do but thousands of car dealers do it every day. "Insider Secrets of How to Buy and Sell Custom and Classic Cars For a Profit" is full of tips and tricks to buy low and sell high. The book explains how to choose the best category of car to look for and why. It tells what to look for in a potential investment and when to walk away. Various ways to raise a car's value are examined and of course, getting top dollar when you sell.
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Lance Von Prüm
On a three IPA inspiration from a friend, I wrote six short eBooks about custom cars. I've built and restored custom, classic and exotic cars for the past one hundred years. Thirty-five years just seems like a hundred. My inside knowledge and experience could help any car builder. "Secrets to Getting the Best Deal On a Custom Car" was the first in the series. You had to have a car before you could customize or restore it and this book explains how and more importantly, why a buyer should choose one type of car over another, how to find cars for sale and how to get the best price, along with lots of little tips and advice. These books are all around thirty pages or so, with lots of great photos.
Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Custom Cars
The inspiration for a story can come from anywhere and I'm sure that every writer has his or her own unique tale to tell about inspiration and, "Tough, Life In The Early West" is no exception. You'll find "Tough" to be a humorous dialog that accurately describes the Early West in colorful detail with a new surprise and a chuckle in every paragraph. This easy and fun to read short story is available, as are all the others, as an ebook, on Amazon/Kindle.
With over thirty-five years in the custom car industry I can't tell you how many times I've seen guys try to build a car with a certain budget. Whether it's twenty grand or a hundred grand, by the time the car is half done, the money is almost gone. With so many variables and unknowns you'd think it's impossible to build a custom car for an exact dollar amount, but, yes, there is a way. In addition, you can also know the exact date that your car will be finished. It's not difficult but I am amazed at how few people know how to do this. This short book will explain step by step how to build the car that you want for the exact amount that you have or want to spend and not one penny more, whether you build the car yourself or have a custom car shop build it for you. Now, you can't build an award-winning 32 highboy roadster for twenty grand. You have to be reasonable and choose a type of vehicle that is possible to build in your price range. If you do have a hundred grand you can build that award-winning 32 highboy roadster, but without the knowledge in this book it will end up costing over a hundred and fifty grand. I've seen it over and over. This short, easy to read book will reveal the simple secrets that will save you thousands of dollars and avoid the grief of having to come up with more and more money to finish your car, or worse, having to sell your project, most likely for a loss because you don't have the money to finish it. Don't be that guy. Read the book and thank me later.
Custom cars are expensive but if you can afford one, this book, "How To Find The Best Custom Car Shop In Your Area" will reveal many ways to get the most for your money. Building your own car, one piece at a time can get expensive quickly but picking the right shop and knowing how to control the build and the budget are things custom car owners learn in hindsight. My thirty-plus years of experience will teach car lovers what to look for in a good shop, what questions to ask and how to control all aspects of the construction of your custom or classic car.
Maybe you just bought a custom car because you didn't want to spend two or three years to build one. You still need to find a good shop because you want to add air conditioning or replace an automatic with a four-speed or vice versa. You want to re-paint the car your wife's favorite color (if you want to keep getting laid, you do) or re-upholster it or change the ride height. If you have a money-guzzling car, you need a good shop you can work with and trust. Lots of shops do good work, but they all do it their way. This book can save custom car owners thousands.
This series of six books about custom cars, their construction, ownership, maintenance, and sale are all focused on the car owner getting the most for his or her money. It's all too easy to spend too much money. These books will help any car owner get more cluck for the buck.