Many thanks again to those who have watched the show. Whether it was the original airing on TV, a rerun, or from an online source, it means the world to me that you checked it out and helped spread the word.Speaking of spreading the word, I'm targeting the mighty Stephens Press, which specializes in Nevada/Las Vegas-centric books (and owns the Las Vegas Review Journal) as the best hope for the book finding a publisher. I still have queries and proposals out all over the country, but these folks look like the likeliest of candidates. If you wouldn't mind sending an email to them wondering why they can't find my book on their list of titles, or mention that you saw this fascinating story on This History Channel and was hoping to be able to buy the book...every little bit helps!The email for Stephens Press is email@example.com
Moving on...It seems that I didn't answer quite all of the questions with my last note, or perhaps I sparked new ones. Either way I have received quite a few others and I offer answers to those most asked questions.
- Is Rick Nice?
What struck me the most was how INTO the El Rey story they all were, particularly Rick. Everyone loved the El Rey facts I was spouting off, my personal involvement with the story, and how I came to own this sign. It was stressed to me that it isn't often that they get to profile something on the show with more than sentimental value and love to work on something with historical significance. Rick was quick to point out that it was something of a rare treat for them to not having to bring something back to showroom perfection. They really enjoyed the challenge to restore something, but make it retain some of the character that comes with age. Even though the patina of antiquity may be lost with the sanding and the painting, this particular restoration was more about bringing history back to life and everyone seemed pleased, if not honored to be a part of it.
- Do You Think the Price ($2500) was Fair?
- Did Rick Really Know That Much About The El Rey Club?
- What's Standing on the Spot Today Where the El Rey Once Stood?
- Were There People Watching the Taping Other than TV Crew or Rick's Team?
- I Missed the Show. Can I See it Again?
- Where is Rick's Restorations and Can I Visit It?
1112 S Commerce St.
Las Vegas, NV 89102Their hours are:
Monday - Friday (9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
Saturday & Sunday (10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
They have a website: http://www.ricksrestorations.com/They have a Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000134629901
They also have a Fan Page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ricksrestorationsfanpage
I highly recommend you check them out if in Vegas or simply LIKE them on Facebook. Feel free to let them know I sent you and tell them how much you liked the work they did on my billboard.
The research & collecting of photos and memorabilia from the El Rey Club never stops! Please contact me at 702-465-5604 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have stories or memorabilia to share.