Nothing Runs Like DEER Front of Cars / Deer Warning Systems
Deer Warning Systems, Deer are cute and cuddly looking, they taste really great if cooked correctly. The only problem is that they are not very smart, downright stupid. A deer warning systems are a helpful accessory.
Deer always seem to pick the worst opportunity to cross the road.
Deer will even freeze up in front of your car and stare at your head lights at night. Or in broad daylight just run out from the bush or a ditch on the side of the road, Why? I don’t understand.
What can we do to prevent Deer collisions from happening?
The main reason for Deer being hit on the roads is Rutting, season. This is the time of year that the Buck males go looking for Doe Females to mate.
When you see a Deer crossing sign be cautious and keep your eyes open because Deer don’t cross at the Traffic lights.
Worst time of year.
October, November in the Fall.
April, May in the Spring.
Worst Time of Day
The bad times of day for deer near roads and causing collisions is Dawn and then again from Dusk to Midnight. Mainly because this is the when the sun is low in the sky and it is in your line of sight.
Dark roads are even worse because you don’t even see them coming.
How to Avoid Collision
Try not to use high beam lights if you see a Deer the lights will hypnotize the animal and you will have a higher chance of collision.
Don’t try to swerve around the deer if you happen to come upon one or two along the road. This action could cause you to go off the road, hit another vehicle or end up in the ditch hitting a tree or worse a rock cut or body of water.
Hopefully, we never hit a deer but, if you do, pull over in a safe place, so you do not cause an accident with another vehicle coming up at a high rate of speed.
Contact the police so they can deal with the injured deer and stop traffic from colliding with your damaged vehicle or the deer.
There is no sure way to know if you will ever see or even collide with a deer but jst be safe.
Can I say my first love was cars, my uncles always had Hot cars and of course we all have had Hot women in our lives.
What would you rather have a Hot car or a Hot woman?
The Hot car I have always loved all my life is the Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray. The first time I ever lay eyes on a Corvette was back in the 1960’s when I was about 3 years old. That Corvette was on a dealers lot and the salesman was showing a young man the car as we drove by in the family car.
I’m sure it was, Sebring Silver – grey 1963 with a beautiful split back window. Just over 21.512 Corvettes were built that year in St. Louis, Mo, USA.
Base price for a 1963 Corvette Stingray Coupe is $4038
Base price for the Convertible is $4037
The Base Engine was the Chevy ( 327cid) Cubic Inch Displacement with 250 Horsepower, Natural Carburation.
The L75 has 300hp, Natural Carburation.
The L76 has 340hp, Natural Carburation.
The L84 360hp with Mechanical Ram Jet Fuel Injection.
The Extra horsepower is increased by changing the components of the engine, Heads, and pistons to increase compression and Camshaft to change valve lift timing.
Two transmissions are available for the base model
1. (2) Speed Hydro-glide Automatic
2. (3) Speed Standard
As we have gotten more modern, the transmissions have increased in size and the number gears within them in order to get better gas mileage.
Two Body Choices with Seven Colors and Three Convertible Soft-top Choices!
Two body style choices The Split back window Sting Ray and The Convertible Sting Ray or also known as Soft Top.
1. Tuxedo Black
2. Silver Blue
3. Daytona Blue with White Soft Top
4. Riverside Red Coupe
5. Saddle Tan Coupe
6. Ermine White with Black Soft Top
7. Sebring Silver Coupe
The 63 split back is in my opinion, the most collectible car made by Chevrolet in 1963.
These days a 1963 Corvette StingRay can cost between $6000 and $190,000 or more, Depending on the quality of the paint and interior condition.
It just so happens the ONDR (Ontario Nostalgia Drag Racers) Drag racing happened this weekend and a friend of ours Dave Britton has a highly modified Dodge Dart he races here and at other drag racing strips.
Grand Bend is a 4 Four Hour trip from Barrie where we live, But first, a camping trip was on the agenda.
Thursday was the last day of work because Canada Day fell on Friday, July first this year making for a long weekend!
So when I got home we got in the car and hit the #400 highway South. We stopped to eat at Wendys at the King City EnRoute they also have Subway, Tim Hortons, Swiss Chalet and a Canadian Tire Gas Bar.
Back on the road the traffic was not good West on #401, So we take the #407 Electronic Toll Route it is always faster but more costly.
We exit the #407 and get on The #403 right near the Ford plant near Oakville Ontario. The traffic really started to bunch up because of the holiday, everyone and there cars and trailers loaded with kids and pets were heading for the border of the USA.
Despite the stop and go traffic we finally got to our first destination,
Niagara Falls Canada.
We stayed at Scotts Campground on Lundy’s lane The store that also has the office smelled like (*)
By the time we got the tent set up it was getting dark and we discovered, we forgot the pillows.
Run off to Walmart and pick up two cheap pillows. So when we got back from Walmart had a smartphone party, met some nice people with two dogs had a chat, then turned in around 11pm.
Mightnight comes around and did you know the train tracks go right by the campground! So the train sounds like it’s going right through the little three-man tent we were sleeping in holy crap! I finally get to sleep then the wife has to get up because she’s got an upset tummy. She comes back and I finally get to sleep.
Canada Day Friday, July 1st, 2016.
Remember the train….. Yah 6:30 AM! the train just keeps on rolling past the campground. We got out of bed and started packing up the sleeping bags and tent and head for Morning Coffee at a place named after a hockey player Tim Horton. Whoever heard of that?
P.S. I am Canadian
The strangest thing that I saw on my drive from Niagara Falls to Dresden that day was,
Muddy the Giant Catfish in Dunnville Ontario Canada.
Part of The annual Mudcat festival late August each year in Dunnville Ontario.
Travelling across the #3 Three highway along the Lake Erie tour route guided by my trusty GPS, on the way to Dresden, Ontario to stay the night with my friend and fellow biker Dan Britton ( a true red neck Trucker and a great guy) on the way to Grand Bend for a day of ONDR (Ontario Nostalgia Drag Racers).
Friday afternoon we arrive in Dresden, Ontario.
Sit around meet the neighbors, have a few drinks, do a walkabout of the historic parts of the little town of Dresden and cook dinner on Dano’s pieced together BBQ grill. But that’s just the beginning of the day.
Around 8pm we all hop into my 2013 Elantra with my wife driving and head off to Wallaceburg Ontario for The Canada Day Fireworks Display. They fired off the display from a baseball diamond and the crowd sat on the school playing field to view the colorful display. I must say for a small town It was a very impressive show! The only bad part of that was the Mosquitos, there was thousands of the little buggers. Getting out of the parking lot was a challenge as well.
After the fireworks, we started to travel back to Dresden.
On the way down the Backline Road a raccoon ran out on the road from the left and I hit it with the front drivers side of my Elantra smashing the front bumper cover and inner fender liner.
The Racoon did not survive (RIP)
So we get the Chatham-Kent Police on the phone to report the damage and they said ” You have to go back to Wallaceburg and wait for an officer to write up a report” Two hours later we are done with the police report and head back to Dresden where we were staying for the night.
Drag Racing Day At Grand Bend Motorplex.
Finally, July 2nd, the big day has arrived. We get up early because Dano forgets to turn off his alarm clocks.
We all get ready, pack up all the stuff we brought into the house, Dano gets on his 1100 Yamaha Virago and travel North from Dresden to Grand Bend Motorplex in Grand Bend Ontario Canada.
The cost for entry into the Drag Strip is $20 for the day. If you want to camp it will cost Over $110 each person for the weekend including day passes to view the Drag racing.
The ONDR was there in their classic cars racing so the fans and families had a little car show of their own. Here is a gallery of pictures I snapped while I was walking around the Campground.
Dodge Power Wagon
Dodge Dart Keychains
Dodge Pick up
38 Ford Sedan
Ok so after I get done looking at all the Hot Classics and taking all the Pictures. (not all are included).
We walk over to the Drag strip to watch the cars tear up the track!
Let’s start with a few pictures of Hot Cars doing
This Car is an AMC Gremlin Manufactured by American Motors Corporation (RIP) 1988
Green Gremlin Burnout
Next Car is a Chevy Nova Pealing the rubber to warm them up for a qualifying time run.
Chevy Nova Burnout
Here a good picture of a Blue Ford Mustang Just smoking the tires for his run.
Blue Mustang Burnout
ONDR Line up at the timing lights before the run.
Drag Racing Video Footage
Now I will bet you are thinking, he went to the drag strip to watch the races, but did he get some video from the drag strip, well here it is!
Grand Bend #dragracing #Canada Day July 1, 2016.
The day ended for us back home after another 4-hour drive to get there.