Buckleupallofus Evolution

Written by Jim Weicherding

What started out years ago as a simple idea to try and keep Kids Safer in their Family Vehicles has evolved into something much bigger than first imagined. Being a Cartoonist and Artist has been trying at times, especially earlier in my life, because I wasn’t certain what direction I wanted to go in regarding my talents and creative concepts. I was a big Classic Car and Truck Enthusiast and Owned Plenty Of Cool Muscle Cars and Big Trucks over the years. In my twenties I started attending mini-Car Shows. Back then they were just starting out here in New England with pockets of small clubs hosting Car Shows & Cruise Nights. I owned some real nice muscle cars including plenty of Pontiac GTO’s back in the day and my friends would invite me to hang out with them at these small gatherings and talk about cars and trucks. Most of the time, Little Kids would show up with their parents to check out our rides. I was drawing some cool hot rods and muscle cars coloring pages to Pass Out to the kids and figured I could also help remind them to be safer while riding in their own vehicles. Buckleupallofus was born. I would illustrate cool Bucky Hot Rod & Muscle Car Coloring Pages and go to the nearest copy store to make a couple hundred copies and started passing them out at these Car Show & Cruise Night gatherings. I Created hand painted Bucky Cruisin’ Safety Billboards to Display at these venues and eventually created Coloring Books and Products for kids to Take Home With Them. Local and community business owners saw what I was doing and offered to help with my printing and travel expenses by paying me Sponsorship money if I added their businesses and companies onto all of my Handouts to Kids & Parents. Today, they are all included in my Bucky Safety Coloring Posters and Coloring Books I Pass Out at more than 100 Classic Car Shows & Cruise Nights Across New England. And now, I have a Giant Bucky Balloon Attraction and the demand for Appearances is at an all time high. More Bucky Products and Print Formats Are passed out to Kids & Parents and Bucky’s Safety Messages Reach many more Kids today than ever before. Not only across New England, but also across the USA. More Classic Car & Truck Clubs along with Hot Rod Clubs and Car Show & Cruise Night Hosts are Reaching out to Help Bucky’s Safety Messages go to Kids in their own communities, towns, cities and states Nationwide. The most important thing we can do as a Group of Automotive Enthusiasts is to Reach Kids, Teens and Adults about Traffic Safety. And there are Millions Of Us Out There. More than 120,000,000 to be close to exact. Bucky has evolved from being a Single Page Coloring Sheet passed out to Kids at local car enthusiasts gatherings, more than a decade ago, to becoming a huge in-demand Kids & Family Safety Events Series of Events Featuring Numerous Corporate America, Company and Business Sponsored Products, Printed Formats, Banners, Publications and a Giant Balloon Reminding Kids to Boost Up! Buckle Up! and Parents Properly Restrain Kids in Car Seats. Keep ‘em Buckled Up and Remember; “Buckleupallofus!” www.buckleupallofus.com/jim-weicherding

Bucky, Kids & Car Shows

Bucky, Kids & Car Shows Written by Jim Weicherding / There are many organizations out there desperately trying to find ways to expand their reach and to help there cause. Many of them fail to do that and eventually fade away. They cannot find the support that’s needed to expand or to become profitable enough to reach their goals and objectives. Some may last five years, ten years or even longer, but they remain isolated and trapped in their own little section of the world unknown by their own communities and cities because of reasons that seem kind of strange but their reality is that because so many of these organizations exist they all compete for the same support and funding. Nothing unique defines them. Creativity is lacking and sometimes they fail in spite of themselves. Internal issues with board members that don’t see eye to eye or have their agenda that impedes and chance for success. I see it happening all around me. They start up, last ten years if their lucky then fail and no longer have any impact in their communities, towns or cities. Again, why? Because these organizations are just like all the rest. They all compete for support and funding. Bucky, Kids and Car Shows has been around for twenty-five years and grows each and every year. What started as simply drawn Bucky Child Passenger Safety Coloring Pages has evolved into Multiple Products, Print Items, Coloring Books, Coloring Posters, Fridge Magnets, Sticker Sheets, Book Page Savers, Bumper Stickers, Banners, Highway Billboards and More. Oh Yeah, Giant Balloon Characters that are in constant demand for Car Show, Cruise Night, DragWay, Race Track, Monster Truck Show, Touch-A-Truck, Parades, Festival and Community Events Across America. The coolest Bucky Features are all of the Customized Take Home Products & Fun Paks Sponsored By USA Companies, USA Corporations, State Businesses and Media Groups that take advantage of the growing popularity of Buckleupallofus and Safety Friends Events Handouts and Charity Fundraiser Items that cannot be obtained anywhere except through their creative source and Intellectual Property Owner, Me. Nothing like this exists anywhere across the USA, with the same amount of impact for Kids Safety, and Sponsors understand the Branding Power with such a creatively unique Kids and Family Safety Events Series and Educational / Awareness outreach on such a large scale. Bucky Giant Balloon Showcases appear at more than one hundred events just across the states of Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut each year but now Bucky Events expansion states include New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina and Washington, DC. starting in 2020. Are you hosting a Car Show or Cruise Night Event Across America? Interested in Bucky Safety Products, Print Items, Coloring Books, Coloring Posters, Sticker Sheets, Book Page Savers, Fridge Magnets or Kids Events Fun Paks For Handouts or Fundraising? Reach out to me at jwpisces14@aol.com or Facebook Message Jim Weicherding with inquiries. Always here to help out. Customization Specialists and Quality Items Just For Kids and Their Safety.


Buckleupallofus Award-Winning, Child Passenger Safety Mascot Giant Balloon Teams Up with Police Officers & First Responders Nationwide Reminding Kids to Boost Up! and Buckle Up!

Coming to a city near you!

Hosting a Car Show? Same ‘Ole, Same ‘Ole Formats? Want to Change That and Help Keep Kids Safer on America Roadways at the Same Time? We Now Have Brand New Buckleupallofus Bucky Kids Fun Paks Available For Your Car Show Events. Great Promotional Product Featuring Nationally Recognized Cartoonist, Jim Weicherding’s Award-Winning Child Passenger Safety Mascot, Buckleupallofus. Each Bucky Kids Fun Paks Comes With a Full Color Mini-Bucky Poster, Mini-Bucky Coloring Poster (Refrigerator Ready), Fridge Magnet, Book Page Marker & Sticker Sheet Protected in Clear Packaging to Hand Out to Kids & Parents Attending Your Car Show Events. You Can Also Insert Your Own Car Show Fliers, Sponsor Items & Goody Stuff for them too! Bucky Featured Article in a Recent SEMA Driving Force Publication and Automotive Magazines Nationwide. Bucky Giant Balloons Appear Regularly at Car Shows, Cruise Nights, Race Track and Drag Racing Events Across New England and New York State Annually and Soon Appearing in Parades and Racing Events Nationwide in 2019. Bucky Giant Balloon Was Showcased at More than 100 New England & New York State Events Each Year for the Past 3 Years with Tens-of-Thousands of Bucky Sponsored Take Home Items Passed Out to Kids & Families. Visit www.buckleupallofus.com/jim-weicherding for more information about his Award-Winning Bucky Child Passenger Safety Campaign Efforts With Buckleupallofus. Each Bucky Kids Fun Pak is Only $3.99 & Includes Shipping. Minimum Order 100 Units. For Your Convenience You Can Now Order Your Car Show Event Bucky Kids Fun Paks


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