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Tom Mitchell
Tom Mitchell

Aircraft Maintenance Technician, USAF veteran, Traveler, Amateur photographer, CTS-V, Corvette & HHR SS owner, NASCAR & Dodgers fan, married to Tracey

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Last night had a chance to meet one of my idols Laura Pergolizzi @iamlpofficial ๐Ÿ˜ thank you so much for writing those beautiful songs! You're one of the sweetest and most kind-hearted artists I've ever met. Also BIG thanks to @radiotev for making my wish come true!!! ๐Ÿ™โค๏ธ #lp #laurapergolizzi #iamlpofficial #hearttomouth #lptour2019

Last night had a chance to meet one of my idols Laura Pergolizzi @iamlpofficial ๐Ÿ˜ thank you so much for writing those beautiful songs! You're one of the sweetest and most kind-hearted artists I've ever met. Also BIG thanks to @radiotev for making my wish come true!!! ๐Ÿ™โค๏ธ #lp #laurapergolizzi #iamlpofficial #hearttomouth #lptour2019

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Fast Friday, The ZR1 sitting outside of the original El Tarasco location in Manhattan Beach, California. This was the very first time that we took the Corvette out after the new color matched Morimoto headlights were installed. The car looks awesome! I got mine at @vettelights and that's were you can get yours! ๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿš˜๐ŸŒฎ๐ŸŒฏ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ #ElTarasco #elporto #manhattanbeachca #manhattanbeach #california #ca #chevy #chevrolet #ChevroletCorvette #corvette #Vette #c6 #corvettezr1 #zr1 #688bhp #BlueDevil #JetstreamBlue #FastFriday #Morimoto #vettelights

CTS-V Cadurday, The Caddy sitting in front of the Mission San Xavier del Bac in Tucson, Arizona. This is the oldest intact European Structure in Arizona built between 1783 to 1797 and is a Catholic Church located on the Tohono O'odham Nation San Xavier Indian Reservation. ๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿš˜โ›ช๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ #sanxaviermission #MissionSanXavierdelBac #missionsanxavier #tucsonaz #Tucson #arizona #az #cadillac #caddy #CadillacCTSV #CTSV #690bhp #RedObsession #CarbonPackage #LuxuryPackage #ChromeWheels

Honey, I'm Home! ๐Ÿ“บ I dropped by the Brady Bunch House today and I was hoping for a better shot than this but what the heck, I'm posting it anyway! Yes, that's the ZR1 parked in front of "4222 Clinton Way" where you would have more than likely saw a Plymouth station wagon parked that was driven by Mike Brady. ๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿš˜๐Ÿก๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ #bradybunchhouse #bradybunch #TheBradyBunchHouse #thebradybunch #4222ClintonWay #StudioCityCA #studiocity #california #ca #chevy #chevrolet #ChevroletCorvette #corvette #Vette #c6 #corvettezr1 #zr1 #688bhp #BlueDevil #JetstreamBlue

So, if you've been watching HGTV's "A Very Brady Renovation" where they took the real house and turned the insides of the house to what we all saw on TV that was filmed completely on a sound stage. Tracey and I have been following the show. These are a couple of shots that I managed to take while I was there. The Brady Bunch house had a fence around it but I managed a decent shot of it taken over the top of it. The second shot is the house right next door that HGTV used for headquarters to plan out the renovation of the Brady house. As I have always known that the house was real and that it was in the San Fernando Valley, watching the HGTV show about the renovation piqued my interest in finding it. It's actually just a couple of miles from the hospital that I was born in over in North Hollywood. ๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿ“บ๐Ÿก๐Ÿš๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ #bradybunchhouse #bradybunch #TheBradyBunchHouse #thebradybunch #StudioCityCA #studiocity #california #ca #hgtv #averybradyrenovation

TBThursday, Here's a shot of me on the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy taken in July 2004. I was wearing my favorite souvenir from that trip. My Fila shirt with a picture of a red Ferrari 125S "Piacenza" on it. This of course is the very first car to bear the Ferrari name. I remember when I was a kid going to Italian food restaurants and seeing scenes similar to the one behind me in this shot and dreaming about what it must be like to be there. I can tell you now that it was beautiful! ๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿšค๐Ÿ˜ƒ #veniceitaly #venice #italy #thegrandcanal #grandcanal #grandcanalvenice #fila #Ferrari125S #piacenza #firstferrari #tbthursday #TBT

Fast Friday, The ZR1 overlooking Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California on a beautiful day. I drove out for a bit of business that day and I started early to beat the nasty, everyday, slow moving parking lot traffic on the 405 here in Los Angeles but I still got caught in some of it. I left early enough I ended up with a bit of time on my hands before my the time that I was to be there so I stopped in for some breakfast at Denny's. They have a complete wall with a shot of this scene of Magic Mountain behind the Corvette and I was inspired. After I got done with my meal I drove up a hill and I figured out a place to recreate the shot. I love all of the roller coasters in the scene but I have the best ride! I love the shot! ๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿš˜๐ŸŽข๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ #sixflagsmagicmountain #sixflags #magicmountain #valenciaca #Valencia #california #ca #chevy #chevrolet #ChevroletCorvette #corvette #Vette #c6 #corvettezr1 #zr1 #688bhp #BlueDevil #JetstreamBlue #FastFriday #rollercoasters #vettelights @vettelights

HHR SS Sunday, Here's the Go-Go out front of one of our favorite Mexican restaurants in San Diego, Don Tommy's. We like to grab something to go usually and then drive about a mile west and go sit on the beach in Ocean Beach. Good times! ๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿš˜๐ŸŒฎ๐ŸŒฏ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ #DonTommysMexicanRestaurant #DonTommys #SanDiegoCA #sandiego #california #ca #chevy #chevrolet #ChevroletHHR #HHR #ChevroletHHRSS #HHRSS #ss #300bhp #blurple #BlueMysticFlash #MysticFlash #BlueFlashMetallic #blue

TBThursday, This week I share a shot of me in Petra, Jordan in April 2004. Behind me are several of the tombs carved into the soft sandstone all around the area. It's a pretty spectacular experience walking around this historic place. ๐Ÿ“ท๐ŸŒž #petrajordan #petra #Jordan #tbthursday #TBT

We went for a nice walk around a couple of nice parks in Los Angeles, California. This picture was taken in Echo Park very near Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. That is DTLA behind us as well. This is as well very near filming locations for the TV show "Charmed" and "The Fast and the Furious" movies. Echo Park has also been used over and over for filming for many years. ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿฆ†๐Ÿข๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ #echopark #losangelesca #losangeles #la #california #ca #ducks #turtles #Walking #blisters

TBThursday, Here's a shot of me with downtown Los Angeles (DTLA) behind me across the old parking lot for the Staples Center which is just out of frame to my left. This was taken in November 2005 and in the sky overhead is the Goodyear Blimp "Spirit of America" flying by. The parking lot behind me is of course now LA Live that was opened in early 2008. This picture of me was taken just after the ground breaking a couple of months before. ๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿ‘ฑโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ #losangelesconventioncenter #losangelesca #losangeles #la #LALive #staplescenter #goodyearblimp #spiritofamerica #tbthursday #TBT

HHR SS Sunday, With a bonus of my 1991 Camaro Z28 in the shot, I took this picture in 2010 of me and the then new acquisition my 2008 HHR SS. I've always been a Chevy guy but notice that I am wearing my first National Corvette Museum shirt 5 years before I owned one and technically when the one that I ended up buying was newly produced just a few months before. ๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿš˜๐Ÿ‘ฑโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿš˜๐ŸŒต๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ #tucsonaz #Tucson #arizona #az #chevy #chevrolet #chevroletcamaro #camaro #chevroletcamaroz28 #camaroz28 #z28 #arcticwhite #ChevroletHHR #HHR #ChevroletHHRSS #HHRSS #ss #300bhp #blurple #BlueMysticFlash #MysticFlash #BlueFlashMetallic #blue #nationalcorvettemuseum #NCM #LifetimeMembers

Two Z's and a V! ๐Ÿš˜๐Ÿš˜๐Ÿš˜ It's a red, white and blue kind of day at the house. First the 2010 Corvette ZR1. Behind it on jack stands is the 1991 Camaro Z28. Peaking around the corner you can see the front of our 2017 Cadillac CTS-V. Doing work on all three of them at some point within the next few days but I thought that they all looked pretty cool in this view. ๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ #chevy #chevrolet #ChevroletCorvette #corvette #Vette #c6 #corvettezr1 #zr1 #688bhp #BlueDevil #JetstreamBlue #chevroletcamaro #chevroletcamaroz28 #camaroz28 #camaro #z28 #arcticwhite #cadillac #caddy #CadillacCTSV #CTSV #690bhp #RedObsession #CarbonPackage #LuxuryPackage #ChromeWheels

TBThursday, A look back to the very first time that I went to the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky in mid January 2009. I was heading back home to LA from Chicago and I took a little side trip that led me to this mecca of Corvette's. In the first shot I am standing in front of the line of newly manufactured 2009 Corvette's that are ready for the "Museum Delivery" while I was there. This is an option for any new Corvette when bought new unless you buy one off of the dealership floor. Note that 3 of these are ZR1's. The second shot I am in front of the one that stole my heart that day. A 2009 Jetstream Blue Corvette ZR1. Because of this one car being there that day that I was at the NCM is exactly why I own the 2010 brother of it today. On September 2nd 1994 the National Corvette Museum opened its doors for the first time and of course that means that this year is the 25th Anniversary. I saw on the news this morning that a huge caravan of Corvette's left Pasadena, California heading to Bowling Green for the celebration next weekend. Tracey and I are proud Lifetime Members of the museum and we wish that we could go and celebrate this milestone but I thought that I'd contribute this memory instead. ๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿš˜๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ #nationalcorvettemuseum #NCM #BowlingGreenKY #BowlingGreen #kentucky #chevy #chevrolet #ChevroletCorvette #corvette #Vette #c6 #corvettezr1 #zr1 #638bhp #BlueDevil #JetstreamBlue #victoryred #atomicorange #cybergrey #black #tbthursday #TBT @corvettemuseum

Fast Friday, The ZR1 on Route 66 on the north side of Needles, California along a stretch where several of these Memorials are representing all of the armed service branches. This one of course represents the USAF, the one that I served in. ๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿš˜๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ #NeedlesCA #needles #california #ca #route66 #us66 #unitedstatesairforce #usaf #chevy #chevrolet #ChevroletCorvette #corvette #Vette #c6 #corvettezr1 #zr1 #688bhp #BlueDevil #JetstreamBlue #FastFriday @usairforce

CTS-V Cadurday, Before we owned this Cadillac, she had a little bit of history. "Lady Glitter Sparkles" (as Tracey has named her) was a model, a show girl! The window sticker was the clue as it clearly stated that she was delivered to GM Canada Auto Show Display-Calgary. I found out that after rolling off of the line in Lansing, Michigan, she was delivered to just outside of Toronto in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. After appearing at the Calgary International Auto and Truck Show in March 2017, where these shots were taken of her on display, she eventually was sold to a dentist who lived in Calgary. Obviously after a period of time, and apparently not a lot of driving, she was sold. I figured out through service records that she left Calgary for the bright lights of Vancouver BC and that is where the dealership in Seattle, Washington acquired her. Of course we bought her there on Valentine's day and drove her back to the even brighter lights of Hollywood and Los Angeles where a beautiful model and show girl belongs! Since we have purchased "Lady Glitter Sparkles", she has also toured and visited Oregon, Nevada and Arizona, so far. You never know where she'll be next so look for her in your area soon! Anyway, these shots of our 2017 Obsession Red CTS-V are not mine and the first one was borrowed from a tweet dated 25 Sept 17 from @AutoShowCalgary and also two more from @dalbs06 who posted a shot of her in a collage on Instagram from the same show. I'd like to thank him because he was kind enough to share with us the shots of "Lady Glitter Sparkles" that he took during the show as she shined in the spotlight! ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿš˜๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ #CalgaryInternationalAutoAndTruckShow #calgaryautoshow #bmocentre #calgaryab #calgary #alberta #Canada #cadillac #caddy #CadillacCTSV #CTSV #640bhp #RedObsession #CarbonPackage #LuxuryPackage #ladyglittersparkles #model #showgirl

TBThursday, As we approach the 25th Anniversary of the National Corvette Museum, of which Tracey and I are lifetime members of, I share some shots of both my first time visiting and the most recent as well. The first shot was taken on my very first visit in January 2009 and if you can't tell, it was pretty damn cold outside and I chose to pose in a t-shirt instead of being bundled up in a jacket which was at my feet. The next two shots are from our last visit just last November 2018. The first one where Tracey and I are next to the door that rolls up when new Corvette owners who have just taken delivery at the museum drive their car outside of the museum. They usually stop in front of the banner for pictures as they drive out. The second one is one of our blue 2019 Chevrolet Malibu rental car next to the museum. I was just screwing around because we have some nice shots of our Corvette ZR1 from this same area. (See tomorrow's post!) ๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿš˜๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿคฃ #nationalcorvettemuseum #NCM #BowlingGreenKY #BowlingGreen #kentucky #ky #chevy #chevrolet #ChevroletCorvette #corvette #Vette #chevroletmalibu #malibu #tbthursday #TBT @corvettemuseum

Fast Friday, To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the National Corvette Museum this weekend I share a couple of shots of the ZR1 at the NCM in Bowling Green, Kentucky on both visits that it was driven to the museum. The first shot was taken while parked in the "Corvettes Only" area the first time in August 2015. This was during our trip home to LA with our newly purchased Corvette that we picked up at Hendrick Performance in Concord, NC. The second shot was taken right next to the museum in August 2016 on our Corvette's return trip. This was during the trip that we made out to come see my grandson for the first time who lived just down the road near Nashville, Tennessee. We drove the ZR1 from California and eventually all the way to the east coast and then back. A really fun trip! ๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿš˜๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ #nationalcorvettemuseum #NCM #CorvetteMuseum #BowlingGreenKY #BowlingGreen #kentucky #ky #chevy #chevrolet #ChevroletCorvette #corvette #Vette #c6 #corvettezr1 #zr1 #638bhp #688bhp #BlueDevil #JetstreamBlue #FastFriday @corvettemuseum

TBThursday, Tracey and I starting our trip heading down the Romantische StraรŸe (aka the Romantic Road) in Bavaria, Germany. We're standing on a foot bridge with the Neuschwanstein Castle behind us for this shot. This castle is the primary influence for Walt Disney's Cinderella's Castle in the animated film as well as at all of the Disney resorts around the world. The Romantic Road is Germany's version of Route 66 and there are several places to visit and tour along the way. Until this trip, I had never toured the famous road before and we had a wonderful time and ended up buying a romantic Cuckoo clock that we enjoy to this day to commemorate our trip in June 2017. ๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿฐ #neuschwansteincastle #schlossneuschwanstein #hohenschwangau #bavaria #Germany #RomantischestraรŸe #romanticroad #tbthursday #TBT

TBThursday, How about an old grainy shot of my 1991 Camaro Z28 just after I took delivery of it at the end of that year. I took it for a drive up to Birmingham, England from RAF Upper Heyford where I was stationed at the time while serving in the US Air Force. I found this, what looked like, old church ruins and stopped for a quick picture. I remember that driving this car around the UK was like being a rock star because the car attracted so much attention everywhere I went and nobody knew what it was! Once, I was driving through a little village with very tight and small streets and a guy walking on the sidewalk, heading the same way that I was going and on my side of the road heard me coming down the road. He did a double take look over his shoulder at the car with his mouth open and then tripped and fell right in front of me onto the road! I stopped, of course, and got out to see if he was alright and he jumped up and said "WOW! What kind of a car is that?" I laughed and told him what it was and he didn't have a clue. Funny story though! ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿš˜๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง #birminghamuk #birmingham #england #uk #chevroletcamaro #chevroletcamaroz28 #camaroz28 #camaro #z28 #arcticwhite #tbthursday #TBT