It’s the last day of October 2014, one day before the official start of “No Shave November”, but two Butler technicians are already rocking a serious amount of facial hair. Iman Pirasteh and Oscar Malfavon are famous around the Butler campus for not only their ability to grow a seriously healthy beard but for the speed with which said beard appears. Oscar’s been working on his masterpiece for a good six months but Iman’s only been forgoing the razor for a couple weeks.
Depending on who you ask, the No Shave phenomenon formerly known as “Movember” (a mashup of the words “mustache”‘ and “November”), is either an opportunity to show support for, and raise awareness of, cancer, or a good excuse to be lazy. Iman and Oscar like the idea that their decreased personal grooming is somehow in line with the American Cancer Society’s mission while totally enjoying the social movement towards slacker-dom. In fact, Oscar’s well on his way to being able to claim a “No Shave
Congratulations to Butler Ford’s David Welch! Earlier this month David was honored with the title Senior Master Technician, a level of skill that takes years and hundreds of hours to studying and testing to achieve. A Ford representative even stopped by to shake David’s hand and give him a cool plaque! David joins Butler’s other three Senior Master Certified Techs. We’re so proud of them all!
If your vehicle is equipped with an airbag we suggest you read this post immediately. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it has upped to nearly 8-million the number of vehicles that may be affected by faulty airbags built by Takata. Caranddriver.com says the airbags have the potential to inflate improperly, resulting in the shrapnel-like shooting of metal fragments. The NHTSA is providing a list of potentially affected vehicles but says that list may change as more information becomes available. We advise running your vehicle’s VIN through the NHTSA’s database to see whether it falls under the recall, and then signing up for alerts so as to stay informed. You can also check your manufacturer’s website for more information.
We wrapped up our Open House season last night with a delightful evening at Butler Kia. Good conversation, happy customers, and plenty of food made for the perfect event. The highlight might have been the presentation of flowers to Butler’s Service Manager, Curtis Hancock, for Boss’s Day. He just about had a heart attack when he ran across the toy snake hidden in the bouquet! Thanks to everyone who participated! See you next year!
If you were a Hot Wheels fan as a kid today’s blog will take you back to your childhood and the dreams you poured into your tiny toy cars. That’s because the ultimate Hot Wheels race has finally been brought to reel life thanks in a short film by Vanguard Pictures. The three minute production required more than 25-thousand frames of stop animation. The result is pretty spectacular. Enjoy!
The Texas A&M Transportation Institute recently posted on Youtube a video of a large truck slamming into a traffic barrier. The crash test is part of the group’s attempt to create an effective barrier to help protect federal embassies around the globe from those who might attack by driving vehicles into them. While we find the mission unquestionably admirable what strikes us most about this clip is how the vehicle is sheared in half upon impact. It’s rare to witness a crash, and rarer still to see the affects of that crash in slow motion. Just seeing the damage makes us drive with more caution. We hope you do the same.