Climate experts never seem to be able to locate any data from before 1979, but I have uncovered proof that the Earth existed as early as 1968.
Disclaimer : This is not peer-reviewed
Alligators, seals, polish bears, & pikas evolved in 1971, so don’t be giving me no bullshit.
My real world began in 1970, with the purchase of my first car, a 1964 Plymouth Sport Fury. Don’t know if this is the actual car now, but it sure reminds me of how I restored it back then!
Nice looking vehicle!
Thanks. I do have an original photo scanned into my computer. I’d upload it for comparison, but I really don’t know how!
One way is to upload an image to tinypic.com, and they should instantly generate a URL for you to use to link to. And uploading an image is kind of like saving a file, so if you just go through the motions you would probably get it done. Still, I’m always a little reluctant to do it myself, even though it looks real easy.
Eric, does tinypic.com work along the lines of postimage.org? I’ve been toying with the idea of using the latter, but confess I’m a bit leery.
Postimage looks just the same as tinypic, and if it’s an “org” maybe it’s better (no ads). I just knew about tinypic (imitating tinyurl.com). Actually I realize I made a mistake in my directions in my comment below. First you click “Browse”, NOT Upload. Ok, then it should be fine. My bad. So do we get to see your Fury now? (not fury).
I’ll give it a shot. Uh, sorry, I really meant to say I’ll take a stab at it. Never mind. It might take a few minutes, however–I’m a speedbump on the information superhighway.
I think I got it!
Stock 318 c.i. w/4 bbl Holley, auto trans. It ran like a raped ape! After my mom’s first ride (about 6 months later), she made me get rid of it.
Awesome that you got that posted! Double awesome! Same color as the wikimedia Fury. Tires look real good from what I can see. A 318 I’d think would be huge for a 2 door like that, I bet you could get those tires smoking. Shame your mom made you get rid of it, it’s not like it was a motorcycle or anything like that. And forget what I said about no ads at postimg, but it got the job done.
The smoking tires are why mom made me get rid of it, I think. Or maybe it was because I didn’t have a passenger helmet. I was still living under her roof at the time. Don’t ask me what was my “approved” second vehicle!
Your mom probably said get a VW Bug. Herbie, The Love Bug. Or a Corvair. Little did she know: “unsafe at any speed.” Maybe a 64 Chevy Malibu wagon with a 230 cubic inch straight six… like I had (well, my parents had). Got to say that the front grill on your Fury looks a lot like that on the Malibu wagon. Loved that car, even though it was slow and bulky. We had it until my older brother crashed it; though the damage was relatively minor the insurance said the car wasn’t worth the $600 to fix it. So that was that: http://www.curbsideclassic.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Chevelle-64-wagon.png
Close, but no cigar. A 1971 Ford Pinto. Dad finally talked her into letting me get the slotted mags and RWTs after he helped me install a 383 Hemi in it, and a parachute kit for sudden stops at Atco Dragway (just kidding). As far as the Pinto’s gas-tank safety record goes, mine was still too quick to get hit from behind. Must have been the driver. Mom was happy about that.
What is it that “makes a man?” Um, money? I forget, but tires can make a car. So that’s a nice looking pinto. Though my jaw dropped when you said “383 Hemi.” I nearly lost it for a second, and the “just kidding” came just in time to keep my sanity.
Guess what mom’s driving now? A 12 volt Rascal, and the family happily stays out of her way, lest they get their toes run over. Dad, me and my brothers are still doing high-speed bass boats, Honda 850 ATV’s, and duck boats on the bay. Man, I’m getting old and senile!
Wow. Sounds great, with the speed boats and ATVs. That’s what lives about, getting out there. And with your Dad still. And those Rascals are pretty powerful I hear. And fun. If you get disabled that’s one thing you can look forward too.
I helped my brother restore Mom’s 1950 chevy. IMAGE
That’s the first make and model I remember my dad having. He followed it up with a classic 57 Chevy Bel Air. My mom, may she RIP, wrecked them both.
That’s a dreamboat Lou. Love the White lettering.
So did mom.
Hey Steven! Next time you have the time machine warmed up, I have a shopping list I’d like to have you fill.
My Dad had a1968 fire-engine red Impala with a massive V-8 engine. That car “had legs!”
Did he let you drive it? 🙂
Of course we don’t make any of those exquisit cars any more because the imperial federal government made up a thing called the CAFE standard.
My brand new 1967 Mustang cost $2,000. I made a $200 down payment and paid the whole thing off in one year. Of course, there was no internet/satellite/cell phone bill to pay and healthy corn-fed beef hamburger was $0.39 a pound. Gasoline was so cheap I don’t remember the price, but I do remember it was $0.25 a gallon in the late 50’s in Houston.
I remember Sunoco 260 (remember that?) costing 29 cents a gallon in 1971.
Those were the days my friend, I thought they’d never end. I remember in the early ’70s as a toddler on vacation in Big Bear Lake (socal mountains) noticing gas at a boat pump was 40 cents a gallon, and thinking what a huge rip off! Then in Pasadena in 1979 I noticed a gas station sprung up virtually overnight, and gas was 99.9 cents. I’m thinking: what a huge rip off! Yeah, because gas was noticeably high, but not that high. Maybe 70 cents a gallon. Well, turns out that gas station was a prop for Steve Martin ‘s movie The Jerk, watch it or youtube it and you’ll know what gas station I’m talking about. Well, I found it. Turns out also that that “gas station” was prophetic, because within 6 months or so we were shocked to see gas rise to a dollar a gallon!
Hey, Lou, I guess you didn’t want to upload your car image via tinypic, understandable, but I decided to practice what I preached, and it was VERY easy. Go to tiinypic, then you see the upload form right away, then click “Upload,” the File Upload box comes up, click My Computer (if in Windows…), then simply navigate to your file, click it, and click Upload again (there was a also a short ad I had to watch to finish the process), and you see the URL you can link to. I just did it right now for an image of an 1852 large penny, click this url to see the penny: http://tinypic.com/r/f3bya0/8
There’s a cost for becoming popular by having your name printed in the phone book. The radical environmentalists are always looking for any reason to shoot your oil cans!
Yup. Filmed about 2 miles from the old home. You see the 99.9 gas price! Btw, that teacher image you posted, not good, not bad, just plain ugly. Now I’ll stick with my cell phone and not get my name in the phone book. Who needs it.
Back in the days of 15¢/gal gas, my father swore he’d quit driving if it went over 25¢/gal. Curiously, at 340¢/gal he still drives.
Amazing! Have to share 😉
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