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xmh53wrench
10-20-2011, 11:04 PM
Ok, since somebody inquired on another thread, and since I was considering doing something for my truck, I decided to come up with a decal. I personally dont like the "In Memory of" or ones with "dates" and such on them, so they wont be on these, I just like the decal to speak for itself. We lost a son when he was 19 in an accident, and since he rode rodeo bulls, we turned a pic of him riding with his first name into a silhouette, very simple and to the point. So, here it is in my sign making program, tomorrow I will cut one and put it on my back window and post a pic of it. They will be approx 4.5" tall, 9" long, and silver in color. If you are interested in one, PM me and I will give you my address, and all you have to do is send a self addressed stamped envelope and I will send one back to you.

PM me if you are interested in a decal.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v153/slopoke21m/IMAG0886.jpg

sandramore
10-20-2011, 11:11 PM
If you are interested in one, PM me and I will give you my address, and all you have to do is send a self addressed stamped envelope and I will send one back to you. No charge as I have some silver vinyl already.


I think I'll just drive down and get mine! :D

xmh53wrench
10-21-2011, 08:10 AM
WOW!! Your responses have been amazing, I will answer all the PMs tonight....and there's a bunch. Glad you folks have liked the design so far.

Wilnit
10-21-2011, 08:16 AM
Thumbs up!!!!

DWYER
10-21-2011, 10:37 AM
Wow, that decal design is awesome.

wolfee
10-21-2011, 11:03 AM
Looks awesome!

wyhdah
10-21-2011, 11:08 AM
I get the feeling you're gonna need more vinyl.:thumbsup:

Cal Diver
10-21-2011, 12:03 PM
Very cool! Just sent you my info.

a4gturn
10-21-2011, 12:55 PM
That's awesome!.
I have already had the number "177" made for me out of plastic/vinyl material and I have them on my rear window. Kinda like the "8" you see in memory of Earnhardt.
I had the guys at the sign shop I use do them for me.

hm66sk
10-21-2011, 01:59 PM
That is nice. Effective. I would proudly display that. PM sent. :)

hm66sk
10-21-2011, 02:26 PM
That would make a nice tee shirt. :thumbsup:

jason
10-21-2011, 04:27 PM
It would be a cool flag

xmh53wrench
10-21-2011, 06:34 PM
PM me if you are interested in a decal.

Thank you for your time, and your passion for Jimmy, his steed, and the Reno AirRaces.

Wilnit
10-21-2011, 09:43 PM
XMH,

Check your PM...

Thanks, Will

xmh53wrench
10-22-2011, 12:52 AM
Ok, all PM's responded, (sorry for the generic response, but I wanted it done as soon as I could possibly do it). I'll make as many decals as I can with what I have on hand this weekend, and I will get more materials over next week, and then fill the orders as I get them.

If you dont mind please post here that you are sending a request, and if you would put your screen name somewhere on or in the envelope, as I had my wife make a spreadsheet so I can keep track of the orders and the bookkeeping for the donations.

Thanks all for your support and patience with this.

Mods, since I'm a glutton for punishment.....maybe a "featured post"?

Tim Jones
10-22-2011, 07:49 AM
Envelope out in the mail today.
Glad to help with the Friends donation.

Tim

catalinadave
10-22-2011, 08:10 AM
Envelope going out Monday.

Thanks,

Dave

MRussell
10-22-2011, 08:49 AM
Mine's going out Monday also. Thanks!
-Matt

bikenutty
10-22-2011, 09:03 AM
Envelope headed your way for 2 of these.

Thanks

Curtis

TenThirtyTwo
10-22-2011, 10:12 AM
Envelope with something headed to you for two please. Thank you very very much!

hm66sk
10-22-2011, 10:52 AM
Comin' at you:cool: I have an idea. PM me please after the heat wears off.:D

airtj
10-22-2011, 11:22 AM
Envelope headed your way for 2 of these.

Thanks,
Travis

xmh53wrench
10-22-2011, 12:33 PM
This is what its going look like.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v153/slopoke21m/IMAG0890.jpg

As stated in another post, I will be sending some of these to the Air Ranch in Florida next week, with a note of what I'm doing and making sure they (the Leeward family) are ok with this.

bulldawg66
10-22-2011, 01:59 PM
Awesome! Envelope & $$ in the mail on Monday for 2!

Thanks,

Tom

BuckyD
10-22-2011, 02:21 PM
Think it would be 'perfect' if somehow maybe you could include the 'Galloping Ghost' name on the plane (where it appeared on the actual aircraft- on the lower cowl below the exhaust stacks). Design size might be too small for that??? :confused: Only a suggestion fm the peanut gallery, mind you. Looks great either way.

:cool: DBD

bearfan
10-22-2011, 09:38 PM
I'll be sending an envelope for two early next week...looks awesome..thank you!!

WARPT
10-22-2011, 09:50 PM
I'll be sending a sase with a gift for two decals Monday morning.
They look great!
Thanks!

George Magrath
10-23-2011, 08:28 AM
Will mail envelope to you on Monday. Really nice of you to do this.
Thanks so much for your effort, and will include a donation.
Decal looks great on your truck!

MRussell
10-23-2011, 08:31 AM
This is what its going look like.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v153/slopoke21m/IMAG0890.jpg

As stated in another post, I will be sending some of these to the Air Ranch in Florida next week, with a note of what I'm doing and making sure they (the Leeward family) are ok with this.

Avalanche, right? That's exactly where I planned to put it on my Avalanche too!

sandramore
10-24-2011, 05:45 PM
Boy, are you in trouble. Your decal has made it to Facebook! lol

xmh53wrench
10-24-2011, 06:01 PM
OH, OH.....wonder if this is the calm before the storm....

Also my letter and decals are on their way to the Air Ranch, so thats done, and Wilnit is officially in possession of his decals, as well as Sandra and 3 for the Governors Dinner.

Wilnit
10-24-2011, 08:56 PM
Boy, are you in trouble. Your decal has made it to Facebook! lol

Haha, that's my fault..... You only have nine more requests tho?!?!?!

DWYER
10-25-2011, 07:44 AM
Man, that turned out AWESOME. I will try to get my envelope and donation in the mail tomorrow.

Thanks,
Dustin

kiwiracefan
10-26-2011, 12:45 AM
i should get my envelope and $$ in the post in the next day or 2... will include some extra for postage to NZ

ls1berlinetta
10-27-2011, 05:38 PM
Putting my envolpe in the mail tomorrow morning with a donation and would like to request 2. This is the coolest thing I have seen in awhile. I will be proud and honored to have it on the back of my truck!!
Thank you for all the work on this.
Jeff

xmh53wrench
10-27-2011, 09:23 PM
You people are amazing!! Ive sent out 35 decals so far, collected almost 200 bucks. I am very honored with the response to this, but trust me each one of these I make is very, very bittersweet. I get a big lump in my throat with each one that I do, and surprisingly its not getting any easier (having to see those silhouettes). But keep the envelopes coming, and I will keep you folks posted, and let you know if I hear from the Leewards. Thanks again.

PS....I am finding that the 6x9 envelopes fit the decals much better than the smaller standard envelope....but the standard does barely work...

http://www.jampaper.com/userFiles/productImages/full_0129_Manilla_Clasp___Open_End_Envelopes.jpg

airnaut2008
10-30-2011, 10:08 AM
Thank you for the timely return of the decal, I just put it on my truck's back window, and it looks AWSOME!!! thank you again.:thumbsup:

Ernie

Tim Jones
10-30-2011, 04:32 PM
Thanks Louie.
Decals arrived yesterday.

Thanks for the note.

Tim

LD1
10-30-2011, 10:19 PM
Hello Louie. This is very nice of you to be doing. I just mailed my donation and stamped 6X9 envelope this evening, and look forward to receiving it. I had been meaning to get back to Reno since my one time in 96, and finally made it this year. I witnessed it from section b of the reserved stands.

I've joined the RARA and Keep Reno Air Races Alive facebook pages, and sincerely hope the Reno Air Races continue. My heart and prayers continue to go out to all those touched by the tragedy.

Larry

Cloudchaser427
10-31-2011, 03:06 PM
Hey Louie ~ just a note to thank you for sending the decal so quickly. I got mine today ~ awesome and thanks again.

Solo ~ Cloudchaser427 :beerchug:

Hans Oberev
10-31-2011, 10:05 PM
Haven't logged on in a while. Nice! stamped envelop going out tomorrow.

Fawkes
11-02-2011, 09:29 PM
I will echo everyone else's words and simply say.....excellent!

SASE w/donation on it's way. Two decals please.

On a related note, I am sorry for your own loss. I always find it amazing that often times, those who have lost someone in the past end up helping those who are in need now. Perspective is a wonderful gift to have...unfortunately it often comes with a heavy cost.

Best,

James

xmh53wrench
11-03-2011, 08:56 PM
Well folks, a quick update....Have sent out 46 decals, thus far, and received request for 6 more today. Also as of today have collected $372.00, with $51.42 in expenses for a net of $320.58. I will probably be figuring out how to donate the monies over the weekend. Absolutely blown away by this and the comments that accompany the envelopes. Thank you all.

xmh53wrench
11-12-2011, 02:14 PM
Donations made to date:

Think Kindness Reno Family Assistance Fund: $207.75

EAA Jimmy Leeward Memorial Fund: $207.75

Decals sent out: 66

Thanks to all that have contributed to this, keep the requests coming. No word from the Leeward Family, so I will press on with this. I hope everyone has been pleased with the quality of their decals, if not please let me know.

Louie

AAFO_WSagar
11-12-2011, 02:46 PM
I'm proud of what you're doing... and happy you're having such a good response!... I want one.. will send off a SASE ASAP :p but keep 2 in hand for me OK?

Tanks!

sandramore
11-12-2011, 07:33 PM
Louie, you're amazing. :beerchug:

LD1
11-13-2011, 08:58 PM
Well, just finished a 4 day trip at the airline, opened a Sam Adams, went out to the mailbox, and there were my decals. Thanks again Louie, I'm very pleased with them.:thumbsup:

nuts-n-volts
11-28-2011, 09:03 AM
Louie,

Sure would like 2 decals. I'm sending a SASE out today with gift included for the fund.

Thanks so much for doing this for the families!

Blue skies forever,

Greg Rullman

sandramore
11-28-2011, 12:15 PM
By the way, Louie, the decals are now up in the Pit Lizards store. :)

Wilnit
11-28-2011, 01:13 PM
Gotten many compliments on mine Louie, thanks again!!!!!!!!!!!

xmh53wrench
11-28-2011, 04:12 PM
Thanks guys, and still crankin them out, slowed down, but still get a request almost every day. Thanks Sandra & Wil:D:D:D

mick
11-29-2011, 01:40 PM
Mr. Miranda, I have mailed my request today. Sorry for the larger than requested envelope but I thought if anything bigger is better.

Mick

Frank C.
12-01-2011, 10:58 AM
I received mine. Many thanks to Louie!

Frank C.:beerchug:

xmh53wrench
12-16-2011, 08:09 PM
A quick update. Ive had a lag getting the last few out, as i had used up all the silver vinyl I could get my hands on locally. I have finally got my hands on some more so this weekend I will catch up on my orders. Thanks again to those that have ordered the decal.

I also received a nice thank you letter from the EAA regarding the dontation.

sandramore
12-17-2011, 09:57 AM
Louie, I'm sending you $50 from donations off the website. I've filled one order with what I had here. Can you send me up another half dozen?

bigguyplanes
12-17-2011, 03:39 PM
I also received mine. Many thanks to Louie!
Merry Xmas

Wilnit
12-17-2011, 06:59 PM
What did the letter say???? Also, can I swing by for a couple more, I have $$$$ for you.

Coyote Chris
12-18-2011, 03:50 PM
My donation and envelope in the mail tomarrow....I want to take one of my decals and somehow make a wall display...maybe putting the decal on a piece of glass in a picture frame or on a mirror in a frame, or on a piece of glass covering a pic of the GG, etc.?
Any ideas?

Chris who cant even color coordinate his clothes:dunno:

mick
12-21-2011, 10:25 PM
Got mine today. On the truck tomorrow. They look great, a fitting tribute.
Thank you Mr. Miranda

xmh53wrench
12-22-2011, 10:28 PM
What did the letter say?

Letter from EAA

"Dear Mr. Miranda,

In all of our lifetimes, we will be called upon to cope with the passing of our loved ones. The pain and grief that surrounds this loss can be balanced by recalling and celebrating achievements, personal memories, and the impact of their life. Such will be the case as we try to accept and deal with the loss of our dear friend, Jimmy Leeward. There remains a sense of disbelief even as I write this note. His impact, spirit and energy will long support the dreams of many. We are honored that the family has taken steps to remember Jimmy's impact through the establishment of a fund within the EAA to support youth programs. Thank you for honoring Jimmy's legacy by donating $207.75 to the Jimmy Leeward Youth Education Fund.

For years to come, EAA, its members and friends will work to preserve, nurture, and grow the environment in which dreams can and do become reality. It is an environment that nurtures innovation, inspires determination, motivates achievement and grows participation in aviation.

We remain very grateful that you have chosen to acknowledge and celebrate the life of Jimmy Leeward by supporting the spirit of aviation.

Sincerely, Elissa
Vice President, Donor and Business Relations"


Obviously this thank you also belongs to all of you that have gotten a decal from me, Thanks again.


& Will I have more decals ready for you, maybe swing by after Christmas..cya then...

3dWrightBrother
12-22-2011, 10:43 PM
Louie- Decals arrived Tuesday- look great. Thanks for all you're doing.
Russ

Black Box
04-01-2012, 07:18 PM
Are the decals still being made???

xmh53wrench
04-01-2012, 07:36 PM
YUP!!

RenoAirRaceFan
07-29-2012, 06:03 PM
Louie,

Can we still get these decals? We would like to purchase 3 of them. We would like to get them before September. Any information you can provide would be great.


Ok, since somebody inquired on another thread, and since I was considering doing something for my truck, I decided to come up with a decal. I personally dont like the "In Memory of" or ones with "dates" and such on them, so they wont be on these, I just like the decal to speak for itself. We lost a son when he was 19 in an accident, and since he rode rodeo bulls, we turned a pic of him riding with his first name into a silhouette, very simple and to the point. So, here it is in my sign making program, tomorrow I will cut one and put it on my back window and post a pic of it. They will be approx 4.5" tall, 9" long, and silver in color. If you are interested in one, PM me and I will give you my address, and all you have to do is send a self addressed stamped envelope and I will send one back to you. No charge as I have some silver vinyl already.

EDIT: NEW ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS
This is how I want to handle this. All I "REQUIRE" is a self addressed stamped envelope (that will accommodate roughly 4"x9"). As soon as I get your envelope, I will have it on its way back within a day or two.

Nearly every person that has PM'd me has offered to pay. I never had the intention of charging for these, but if your goodwill (and that amount is ENTIRELY up to you) were to make its way into the envelope being sent to me, then I will split a donation of what is left after buying materials towards THINK KINDNESS (Family Assistance Fund for Reno Air Race Relief),and EAA Jimmy Leeward Memorial Fund, in the name of "Jimmy/GG177 Decal & Miranda Motorsports"

Send SASE to:

Jimmy Decal c/o Louie Miranda
980 Mitch Dr.
Gardnerville, NV 89460

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v153/slopoke21m/IMAG0886.jpg

xmh53wrench
08-04-2012, 10:42 AM
sorry I missed this....

YES THEY ARE STILL AVAILABLE!!!!

RenoAirRaceFan
08-18-2012, 10:27 AM
Louie, Just wanted to confirm you had received my envelope, money and request for decals. I sent it to you on August 7, 2012 and have not heard back from you. Please confirm receipt and when we can expect to receive the decals. We would like to get them before the 2012 National Championship Air Races. Thank you. Bill Holden Jr.

xmh53wrench
08-18-2012, 11:48 AM
Yes I did, there is huge order going out in the mail on Monday, and yours is in it.

Thanks.

john&marlene
08-25-2012, 09:56 PM
Louie read your messages!

Tom
01-02-2013, 03:20 PM
Envelope in the mail. Thank you