2005 SuperNationals

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169 photos from the 2005 Supernationals taken on 1/30/2005. I’m getting better with the camera, increased the exposure a bit too much so some of these are a little blurry. Overall I feel they came out better than the photos I took at the 2004 Supernationals. These photos are available at flickr (2005 Supernationals set) or watch the slideshow below.

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The title of these photos are: Waiting to get into the 2005 supernationals, Hot Wheels Car, 1955 Chevy Pickup – Darrell & Tim Cimbanin, 1955 Chevy Pickup – Darrell & Tim Cimbanin, Motorcycles, 1964 Plymouth Road Runner, 1964 Plymouth Road Runner, 1955 Chevy – Jim & Barbara Canress, 1964 GTO, 1927 Ford Roadster – Ted & Betty Peirce, 1970 Chevy Truck, 1968 Chevy Camaro, 1957 Willys Jeep FC 180 – Troy & Michelle Fry, 1957 Willys Jeep FC 180 – Troy & Michelle Fry, 1957 Willys Jeep FC 180 – Troy & Michelle Fry, 1936 Chevrolet Standard Coach – Berry & Cheryl Lardsburg, 1936 Chevrolet Standard Coach – Berry & Cheryl Lardsburg, 1941 Willy’s Coupe – Mark Manly, 1941 Willy’s Coupe – Mark Manly, 1968 Chevy Camaro – Robert Martinez, 1913(?) Ford Hearse, 1913(?) Ford Hearse, 1913(?) Ford Hearse, 1932 Ford Roadster – Ron Ginn, 1932 Ford Roadster – Ron Ginn, 1955 Chevy Sedan Delivery – Jim & Ann Nelson, 1955 Chevy Sedan Delivery – Jim & Ann Nelson, 2002 Texas Chopper – Danny Hathaway, 1972 Chevyrolet Suburban – Porfie Maldanado, 1967 Camaro RS – George Bustamante, Ford new car booth, exciting stuff, Ford GT, Ford GT, 1972 Chevy Pickup, 1972 Chevy Pickup, 1972 Chevy Pickup, 1996 Toyota 4Runner, 1932 Ford frame & engine – Paul Blass, 1968 Chevy Camaro – Terry Card, 1968 Chevy Camaro – Terry Card, 1956 Chevy Hard Top – Richard Chavez, 1956 Chevy Hard Top – Richard Chavez, 1971 Chevy Nova – Vicky Marihugh, 1951 Mercury, 1951 Mercury, 1934 Chevrolet Phantom Sedan – Rich & Paige Hdell, 1934 Chevrolet Phantom Sedan – Rich & Paige Hdell, 1934 Chevrolet Phantom Sedan – Rich & Paige Hdell, Custom Motorcylce, 1957 Chevy Belair – Albert Benavides, 1957 Chevy Belair – Albert Benavides, 1964 Chevy Chevette – Albert Benavides, 1958 Chevy Truck – Bill Terrazas, 1958 Chevy Truck – Bill Terrazas, 2003 Campagne T-Rex – Bruce Loughridge, 2003 Campagne T-Rex – Bruce Loughridge, 1966 Chevy Nova "Johnny Rocket", I1966 Chevy Nova "Johnny Rocket", 1966 Chevy Nova "Johnny Rocket", 1966 Chevy Nova "Johnny Rocket", 1968 Chevy Truck – Eddie Aterio, 1968 Chevy Chevelle, 1972 Ford Mustang Mach1 – Jim Martinez, 1972 Ford Mustang Mach1 – Jim Martinez, 1955 Ford F100 – Lee Laner, IMG_4896.JPG, Mustang, Mustang, 1961 Chevy Wagon, 1961 Chevy Wagon, 1967 Ford F-100 1/2 Ton – Jim McCoy, 1967 Ford F-100 1/2 Ton – Jim McCoy, 1939 Ford Cabriolet, 1939 Ford Cabriolet, Tri-cycle, 1968 Chevy Camaro – Joseph Ortiz, 1959 Chevy Suburban, 1959 Chevy Suburban, 1969 Chevy Camaro – David & Jacob Graston, IMG_4881.JPG, 1969 Dodge Dart GTS – Bob Chavez, 1969 Dodge Dart GTS – Bob Chavez, 1929 Ford "A" – Wayne & Bonny Holly, 1957 Chevy Sport Coupe, 1976 Honda Civic 1500 – Bob O’Connell, 1976 Honda Civic 1500 – Bob O’Connell, 1976 Honda Civic 1500 – Bob O’Connell, 1954 Chevy – Amy Sanford, 1955 Pontiac Star Cheif – Richard & Debbie Figved, IMG_4865.JPG, GTX Hemi, GTX Hemi, 1970 Plymouth Barracuda, 1970 Plymouth Barracuda, IMG_4858.JPG, IMG_4857.JPG, IMG_4856.JPG, IMG_4855.JPG, IMG_4854.JPG, IMG_4853.JPG, IMG_4852.JPG, IMG_4851.JPG, IMG_4850.JPG, IMG_4849.JPG, IMG_4848.JPG, IMG_4847.JPG, IMG_4846.JPG, IMG_4845.JPG, IMG_4844.JPG, IMG_4843.JPG, IMG_4842.JPG, IMG_4841.JPG, IMG_4840.JPG, IMG_4839.JPG, IMG_4838.JPG, IMG_4837.JPG, IMG_4836.JPG, IMG_4835.JPG, IMG_4834.JPG, IMG_4833.JPG, IMG_4832.JPG, IMG_4831.JPG, IMG_4830.JPG, IMG_4829.JPG, IMG_4828.JPG, IMG_4827.JPG, IMG_4826.JPG, IMG_4825.JPG, IMG_4824.JPG, IMG_4823.JPG, IMG_4822.JPG, IMG_4821.JPG, IMG_4820.JPG, IMG_4819.JPG, IMG_4818.JPG, IMG_4817.JPG, IMG_4816.JPG, IMG_4815.JPG, IMG_4814.JPG, IMG_4813.JPG, IMG_4812.JPG, IMG_4811.JPG, IMG_4810.JPG, IMG_4809.JPG, IMG_4808.JPG, IMG_4807.JPG, IMG_4806.JPG, IMG_4805.JPG, IMG_4804.JPG, IMG_4803.JPG, IMG_4802.JPG, IMG_4801.JPG, IMG_4800.JPG, 3 buidlings worth of cars, IMG_4798.JPG, IMG_4797.JPG, IMG_4796.JPG, IMG_4795.JPG, IMG_4794.JPG, IMG_4793.JPG, 1932 Ford, 1932 Ford, 1971 Ford Ranchero, 1965 Chevy El Camino – Darrel Yottn, 1965 Chevy El Camino – Darrel Yottn, 1965 Chevy El Camino – Darrel Yottn, 1965 Chevy El Camino – Darrel Yottn, IMG_4781.JPG, IMG_4780.JPG

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36 DUI Arrests New Years Eve In Albuquerque

36 People were arrested at a DWI checkpoint on New Years Eve. This checkpoint was located near downtown Albuquerque and was well advertised where it was going to be. I am amazed at how many stupid people continue to drink and drive in this town, “New Mexico has hovered between fourth and fifth worst in the nation for alcohol-related deaths from 1998 to 2002.” The govenor has said that enforcement has stepped up, but I would expect more checkpoints if this is the case.

I recall several years ago driving home from work. It was beginning to get dark. In the lane lane opposite to me I observed a man in a Chevy Dually pickup drive his truck off to the side of the road. He was going pretty fast and it bounced as it came to a stop. He got out and walked into the middle of the road, the “no mans land” in the middle in between the orange stripes, and proceeded to take a wiz. I’m pretty sure he was drunk. Scarry stuff. Anytime I see someone driving irratic I have to wonder if they are drunk.

New Mexico’s DWI fatality national ranking through the years.

1990: First worst (19 deaths per 100,000)
1991: First (15.9 per 100,000)
1992: First (16.5 per 100,000)
1993: First (13.7 per 100,000)
1994: Second (12.6 per 100,000)
1995: Second (12.5 per 100,000)
1996: First (12.6 per 100,000)
1997: Third (11 per 100,000)
1998: Fourth (9.5 per 100,000)
1999: Fourth (9.8 per 100,000)
2000: Fifth (9.7 per 100,000)
2001: Fourth (10 per 100,000)
2002: Fifth (10.2 per 100,000)
Source: DWI Resource Center, 2003

STATES WITH LEAST DWI FATALITIES

1. New York
2. Utah
3. New Jersey
4. Massachusetts
5. Hawaii
Source: DWI Resource Center, 2003; statistics are for 2002

STATES WITH MOST DWI FATALITIES

1. Wyoming
2. South Carolina
3. Montana
4. South Dakota
5. New Mexico

Source:DWI Resource Center, 2003; statistics are for 2002