I want the van...a life-sized one please
I get emails every day. Some people tell me how my beer blog would benefit from linking to their blog about wine or podcasting or viagara and yet sometimes they have a "do not reply to" notice on their email. Some others invite me to promote movies about, say, beer festivals but then haughtily refuse to send money or good swag to cover their advertising costs even though they represent billionaires. Yet others, a fine example of which you will soon learn about, do in fact send quality swag which encourages me to enter into a deep and abiding relationship of mutual respect.
And then some folk send me emails about what they are doing in their corner of the global beer culture and earn my immediate adoration:
Hi,Fantastic! I now want this book, this toy and this vehicle...no, the actual one. Please go have a look at Clive's work of love.
I just found your website today and have added it to My Favourites. I have been a Campaign for Real Ale member since 1979 (with the expanded midriff to prove it) and have always had an interest in real beer and trucks. Quite a few years ago (I can’t remember when it was exactly that I got the first) I started collecting models of beer trucks and vans and, to-date, I have over 900 models covering 368 world-wide breweries. As you may imagine, I would have needed a large house to exhibit all of my (expanding) collection so I decided to share it with the world and created www.modelbeertrucks.com, an online exhibition-space, if-you-will.
If you have anywhere on your blog site to place a link to my collection it would be much-appreciated, as I always look-forward to hearing from fellow collectors. I would also appreciate any comments or suggestions you might like to make about the website which is not created by a professional, just by an enthusiastic-amateur.
Best of luck with your blog site, I shall keep reading it regularly now I’ve found it.
Clive Luff (The Drayman)