As the comedian says, `Here’s your sign’

The Wichita Eagle

One of our Eagle-eyed Wheels page readers spotted an online photo of my car shed with a Wichita On Wheels sign posted above the walk-in door.

Mike Young of Derby got in touch with me and said he would like to have a Wheels sign to hang in his garage. We had done features on his flamed ’29 Ford roadster and his full custom 1940 Ford pickup, so I told him I would check into the possibilities.

I got in touch with Mark Johansen at Apple Graphix, who had created the original sign for me and Mark worked up a more detailed, smaller version of our logo and printed it on some heavy duty foam board. I ran the idea of selling these signs past our editor, Sherry Chisenhall, who agreed it would a nice item to add to our Eagle online store. With the help of Eagle staffers Dale Seiwert and Dennis Hardin, we are now set up to offer the signs to anyone who needs shop or man cave decorations. You don’t have to own a car featured on the page, just an interest in what we have been doing the past 13 years.

The best part of the whole deal is that $5 of each sign purchase will be going to my buddy, Cheryl Boyes’ charity event, Kruz’n for Kids, an annual cruise in that collects toys and cash to help out the Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots Christmas time program.

If you’re interested in having one of these “collectible” Wheels signs, click on the link below. It will give you all the info you need to order one. And if you want an autographed version, let us know on your order form and I’ll sign it for you (at no extra charge!). You’ll need to pick up your sign(s) at the Eagle’s customer service desk at the back entrance of the Eagle.

Thanks to everyone involved, but especially to Mike Young for suggesting the idea in the first place.

We received word this week that the Park City Chill will, indeed, be back at the newly renovated Kansas Pavilions next year, with show dates of Feb 26-28. Organizer Richard Bartel also announced a second “Chill” will be held, this one April 29-May 1, at the River Spirit Expo in Tulsa.