Unexpected Bouquet Award

There are not many things that cause me to be speechless because I like to think I have an answer (or a point) for most things.  Today was one of those moments. I was nominated for the Bouquet of Three Award! I write my blog about my passion for the restoration of my Mustang and I enjoy doing it. I never expect to receive any award for that reason as it is quite a niche subject, but if anybody takes time out to read my blog then I am grateful that they have kindly given up their time to share my passion. There are some really great blogs out there and I was lucky enough to find a great blog by Alicia Benton http://aliciabenton.wordpress.com/ Her blog has made me laugh, reflect on and look at things from a slightly different perspective too; it really is worth stopping by to have read. I am humbled to be nominated for this award. I would honestly nominated the award to Alicia if she hadn’t already got it.

Thank you Alicia so very much.

Here are the rules:

1. Proudly display the Award Certificate on your blog page!

2. Announce your win with a post.  Be sure to link your post back to me as a “thank you” for the nomination.

3. Present up to 15 awards to fellow deserving bloggers.

4. Let them know you’ve nominated them for this awesome award.

5. Post 7 interesting things about yourself.

There are nearly 50 plus blogs that I follow and I wish I could give them all an award. But I am restricted of course, so it is a difficult decision I must choose, but here goes –

My nominations in no particular order are as follows:

http://hoodscoop03.com/ – I love this blog and we have become good friends through our mutual love of cars.

http://ronscubadiver.wordpress.com/ – This guy has a true talent for photography and wouldn’t mind parting with money for some of his photos. My favourite photography blog.

http://karengadient.com/ – This is a refreshing bright and colourful blog that keeps me coming back for more.

http://cruisin2.wordpress.com/ – This blog makes me think, I don’t always agree with everything he says, but is that not the point to make us think? A great blog

http://dr1ven.wordpress.com/ – A great petrol heads blog. A wide variety of subjects keeps me informed and educated.

http://julieriso.wordpress.com/ – A great blog to travel around the world with some great posts.

http://suellewellyn2011.wordpress.com/ – Another great around the world blog, photos and posts are top quality.

http://quattroporte3.wordpress.com/ – I have only been following this blog for a little while and it does inspire me, when I think I am grinding to a halt I can see the hard work that has gone into this guys hard work. I can really relate to it.

http://www.rodalena.com/ – A bright refreshing and informative blog, I’m not sure why I like this blog but I do, but it’s a Well written blog.

http://f1superswede.wordpress.com/ – I love the Formula 1 racing and this guy gives me everything I need, if I miss a race and I need to catch up – this is where I will be.

http://thejigglybits.com/ – This is a great blog and cheers me up no end. Well written and I look forward to the posts.

http://theverybesttop10.com/ – This guy has awards all over the place and it’s easy to see why. A few more won’t hurt.

http://superkonr.wordpress.com/ – A blog dedicated to restoring a classic Mustang.

http://oversteergarage.com/ – A varied video blog of all great American cars.

http://atlastracer.wordpress.com/ – Another great travel blog with some great photos.

Seven Interesting Facts about me:

1) I polish my tools before I put them all away in my polished tool chest

2) I have a sleep disorder where I wake up at least once every night

3) I love gadgets

4) I read the manuals for all the stuff I buy except when I make a flat pack of something. It’s a man thing!

5) I made myself sick once by go-karting for to long without a break

6) I have fallen asleep in shop doorway in London after a heavy night on the town. I woke up with some small change in my lap!

7) I honestly like the Nick Cage movie –  Gone In 60 Seconds

About One man and his Mustang

I'm just a man with a Classic 1966 Ford Mustang Coupe and an ever increasing collection of car detailing products to keep it clean. When I first started this blog this is what I wrote: "I had bought a project car that had been neglected, set fire to, rusted and abused. As a result of all that the car needed a bare metal strip down, a nut and bolt restoration." Four and a half years later the car was completed, on the road and shown at the UK's premier Classic Car Show, everything that was done to that car is documented here. I now have the privilege to drive one of America's most recognised cars and a true Icon, the Ford Mustang. I'm still sane after the blood, sweat and tears, so would I do it again? Oh yes!
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22 Responses to Unexpected Bouquet Award

  1. rodalena says:

    Best blog shout-out evah. Thank you, Mart. 🙂


  2. Dana S. Hugh says:

    Thank very much, Mart!


  3. Driven says:

    Hey Mart!!! Thanks for the nomination!!! I really appreciate your encouragement! I recently had some health issues that kept me away from my blog for awhile but I’m all better now and back in the saddle! This really brightened my day!! Also, I love your blog as well…I’m a huge mustang guy and especially appreciate the classics. I’ve been talking to my fiance about starting a similar 66-67 Boss 302 build but haven’t found a good candidate yet. I will be sure to share any information on that project as it comes together.

    But I’m not sure if I understand, there seem to be some conflicting comments, since I’m nominated for an award should I go ahead and display this on my blog and tag you or should I wait until you’ve decided if I’ve won or is the nomination the win or… ? Sorry if that sounds really dumb but I’m going on four hours of sleep and its not making sense.

    Thanks again!!


    • Mart Dawson says:

      Firstly pleased your health is on the mend and your back ready to press the pedal to the metal again as it were.
      As for the awards:
      Don’t worry you can display the awards. You have won the privilege to display them on your blog. There is no single winner as such as the nominations are all winners as I like the blogs I have mentioned. You could nominate up to 15 who you think are good enough for the award or a lot less if you only like 3 or 4. You follow the rules and acknowledge who nominated you (me) on a post on your blog. Its a bit like a chain award if you like of good blogs. I enjoy your blog hence the nomination. Well done to you. Your a winner 🙂


  4. Jeff Stroh says:

    Hi Mart, thanks for the mention! Been enjoying your articles on your Classic Mustang. Really enjoy my ’67 Fastback and it’s neat to see you making some of the same choices on yours!


  5. superkonr says:

    Congrats, thank you for the nomination!


  6. Thank you so, so much for this award Mart but I am afraid I have already been nominated for it and attached it to my website, but I still am very grateful for you choosing me and a little bit honoured to have it again so I will follow the rules and pass it on. I hope this is OK.


  7. Debbie says:

    Congrats on your much deserved award. And many, many heartfelt thanks on your nomination of me.


  8. SuperSwede says:

    Thanks for the nomination, I´m indeed very honored!


  9. LaVagabonde says:

    Hi Mart – thanks so much for the nomination. I enjoy reading about your passion for restoring your Mustang. It’s one of the most unique blogs I’ve come across. As a former owner of a classic car (1965 Dodge Custom 880 land yacht) I totally understand the allure of the “old ones”. Cheers!


  10. aliciabenton says:

    I loved “Gone in 60 Seconds,” too! Shh… don’t tell anyone!

    Oh, and your #4 made me laugh! And then roll my eyes! 😉 Definitely a man thing…!


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