1. '57 Mercury Turnpike Cruiser (Indy 500 pace car and a timeless classic)
2. '57 Chevy Bel-Air (the King of the classics, looked good then, looks good now)
3. '57 Ford Fairlane 500 (the unsung hero which actually outsold the Chevy)
4. '55-57 T-Bird (slow, but sharp)
5. '59 Cadillac (fins gone mad)
6. '58 Buick (caused the great "chrome shortage" of '58 :lol
7. '58 Edsel (we laughed then, but now we admire)
If Seattle gets an inch of snow, the entire world comes to a screeching halt!
The best part is when they can’t drive up the on ramp to the interstate with their bald tires. Can’t go up, can’t back up, so they just leave them in the middle of the on ramp and walk back home. No joke!
When I was working in Everett back in 1989, my wife flew up on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Picked her up at the airport and headed to Oregon. Stayed in Cannon Beach!
Checked out Tillamook, Seaside, and Astoria before we had to fly back on Wednesday.
When we visited in 1989, one hanger was open to the public and the other was rented to a local sawmill is what I remember them telling us at the time. When the hanger burned down, it was caused by a fire in hay that was stored in the hanger. Jimbob, we’re you rolling in the hay back in 92 and friction started that fire? Inquiring minds want to know!
That’s a heck of a story Jimbob, seeing Jimmy perform live is one heck of a memory!
Yes the Monkees were one giant marketing gig but you got to give them and their handlers credit, they pulled it off and sold a lot of records and concerts.
See’s Candies had a stand alone store on the edge of Southcenter Mall near Sea-Tac airport.
You could drop off the freeway, run in and grab a couple of assorted boxes of chocolate and then take the back way into the airport. I made that run quite a few times during my career.
There was a bakery down on the waterfront in Seattle, Seattle Sourdough Bakery. I would get off work on Friday afternoon at 3. Zip over to our apartment, pick up the wife and kids and we would go to the bakery. They closed at 4 and at 3:30 all the loaves of bread were two for one. We would pick up a weeks supply and enjoyed sourdough bread for sandwiches!
While I like the big Ford and Mercuries of the early and mid sixties, the mid sized were my favorites. First car I got to drive was my uncles 1966 Fairlane GTA. That was a sweet ride and a thrill to drive when you are 14 and cruising around on the sand roads of rural Kansas.
Fairlanes, Comets, were always at the top of the list when I was shopping for my first car.
Back in my youth, my younger sister played acoustic guitar.
Her first six string was something my parents got her from Sears at Christmas.
Her 12 string was a Japanese brand that her instructor recommended that had good sound but was less expensive.
I think she still has them but I do not know if she still plays them!
I attempted to learn to play but those self teaching books with the cassette tapes never really got me going. I discovered cars and got a job and the rest as they say is history.
Guy I worked with just took up learning to play at age 60. He is a blues guy and is doing really good. He using a combination of YouTube and an instructor. Started out with a Fender Strat and a small Marshall amp. Most of the time he uses headphones to avoid pissin’ off the neighbors. He just recently bought his first acoustic. I’ll have to get the brand.
I know nothing about GM vehicles but on my F150 and on my wife’s Edge, you must push the lock button and then push the remote start button two times to activate the remote start sequence.
First time I ever saw a car with remote start was when I was working in Montreal back in the winter of 1996. A number of the contractors I worked with would walk over to the windows in the conference room about 11:15PM. I asked one of them what they were doI got. He told me he had remote start on his Lexus and he started it 15 minutes before we got off work. At 11:30 he would walk across the street and hop in his warm car and head for home. I thought it was pretty neat. Now, they are standard equipment on almost any car sold.
Canadians have the market cornered on cold and how to manage it.
I also had dreams of owning a Rolex Submariner in stainless steel. Like you, I started researching quality timepieces and found that a good Seiko quartz was actually more accurate. So, for our 15th anniversary, my wife bought me a Seiko stainless divers watch. I have worn it for 25 years now and it has performed flawlessly. I have had to send it to back to Seiko to have the Kenetic system rebuilt but it continues to perform. I have worn out two bands and always have a spare on hand because I sometimes forget to remove my watch when working on something. Spent $500 instead of $3500. I got my moneys worth from my watch.
Back in 1975 when I was working in the local grocery store, one of the carry out guys bought a used 1969 Buick Skylark GS. He was 16 years old and his mom co signed the note.
The car was gold with a black vinyl top and a black bucket seat interior. Four hundred cubic inches under the hood backed up with a four speed manual box.
Only problem is he could not drive a stick. Every launch was a dump the left and mash the right pedal. Needless to say, that clutch did not last very long. The car was in the shop before long getting a new clutch installed.
Mom must have gotten tired of the endless trips to the mechanic because the Buick was sold within about 6 weeks and whatever he got next, it was not memorable like that Buick.
Once he got it moving, that Buick ran like a scalded dog.
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