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    1. Member WD-40's Avatar
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      06-11-2012 07:28 PM #2906
      Quote Originally Posted by barry2952 View Post
      OK, what's the tower and the fence about?
      Really? With everything in that picture, it is a post and a fence that you're focused on?

      It was probably done at a fairgrounds somewhere for publicity.


      David recounted tales of the automotive gatherings his family hosted in New England. "We used to have over one-hundred fifty cars in our large backyard and have a party. They would bring a huge teeter-totter and try to get the cars balanced with no side touching the ground—least angle from flat in shortest time wins. Model Ts were good at that." Of course, it was the Oldsmobile Curved Dash Runabout that was famous for staging these sorts of exhibitions in period to advertise their maneuverability.
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      06-11-2012 09:24 PM #2907
      Not a picture, per se. But I still find it has that distinctive mood from the era

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      06-11-2012 10:52 PM #2908
      odd, alien looking thing

      Quote Originally Posted by classicjetta View Post
      It has ultra low miles because it doesn't run most of the time

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      06-12-2012 12:28 AM #2909
      This "fashion statement" makes no sense to me


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      06-12-2012 01:53 AM #2910


      New 1946 Fords Fresh off the Assembly Line

      Taken in 1946 at a Ford plant. This would have been the first full production cars after WWII and the Ford plants converted from war time to peace time.
      Quote Originally Posted by David Votoupal
      The car sucked in every way imaginable, that it entered the annals as one of the worst cars ever built. It was shoddily built in a plant where labour relations were atrocious. It rusted like hell, and the aluminium engine had the durability of a soggy potato chip. Few cars could have been so thoroughly bad Despite the "explosion" controversy, the Ford Pinto compared favourably to the Vega, and that's saying something.

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      06-12-2012 10:06 AM #2911
      Washington State

      Bridge over the Columbia River

      (Cushman photo)

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      06-12-2012 01:51 PM #2912


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      Quote Originally Posted by mitch hedberg
      My manager was concerned, he said "Mitch, don't use liquor as a crutch." I can't use liquor as a crutch... because a crutch helps me walk. Liquor severely screws up the way I walk.

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      06-12-2012 02:01 PM #2913
      Did anyone else catch the 8 year old looking kid driving a steam tractor in the first vid? Haha.

    9. 06-12-2012 02:42 PM #2914
      Mom & Dad packing up the race car for the trip home in the Delta88 diesel.

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      06-12-2012 03:45 PM #2915
      Quote Originally Posted by arethirdytwo View Post
      Did anyone else catch the 8 year old looking kid driving a steam tractor in the first vid? Haha.
      I was raised a city boy, but all of my cousins were on farms in NW Indiana and NE Illinois in the sixties, and to a one, when they grew enough to be able to press the clutch pedal (all other controls were hand on tractors, etc), they were driving the farm machinery. Most of them were driving tractors by the time they were about 10 or so as a result. Combines, etc required a little more maturity, though. On family farms, everyone worked.
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      06-13-2012 08:19 AM #2916
      Probably a repost, but I still like it

      Quote Originally Posted by Surf Green View Post
      It's not hard to tell when a driver is texting. If I can do it while driving a manual, eating a cheeseburger AND loading a shotgun... the average driver, who is admittedly much smarter, and more coordinated than me, should be capable of seeing it too.

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      06-13-2012 09:08 AM #2917
      Quote Originally Posted by Barry2952
      I dragged her back to see the $4,500 Pacer. She hated it, but we bought it. She went home and cried. (when we sold it) my wife put an ad in the newspaper. A woman came out to look at the car. She said, "I really didn't go out looking for a Pacer." My wife replied, "Lady, nobody goes out looking for a Pacer. It's eighteen hundred bucks, take it or leave it!" The woman took it and drove away smiling. My wife cried.

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      06-13-2012 10:30 AM #2918
      Spent 11 years between MI and IN so I know what you mean. Still get a kick out of it. My farm buddies in college were driving cars before they were riding bikes damn near it. When your family owns a few thousand acres 10 years old plus farm trucks = FUN.

      Quote Originally Posted by vwlarry View Post
      I was raised a city boy, but all of my cousins were on farms in NW Indiana and NE Illinois in the sixties, and to a one, when they grew enough to be able to press the clutch pedal (all other controls were hand on tractors, etc), they were driving the farm machinery. Most of them were driving tractors by the time they were about 10 or so as a result. Combines, etc required a little more maturity, though. On family farms, everyone worked.

    14. 06-13-2012 10:56 AM #2919
      I love the images in this thread...and while mine aren't exactly "vintage" in the respect that this one is only ~20 years old, I'll share nevertheless.



      (please don't ask why I thought parking across the yard & leaning back against my car was "cool" )

      What I'd be interested in seeing are "before" and "after" shots on some of the city-scapes. With Google Street View, seeing what those areas look like now vs. then would be quite interesting.

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      06-13-2012 10:58 AM #2920
      Don't mean to be mean, but unless you're 20, 20 years is not "Vintage".
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    16. 06-13-2012 11:07 AM #2921
      Quote Originally Posted by barry2952 View Post
      Don't mean to be mean, but unless you're 20, 20 years is not "Vintage".
      Barry...trust me, I completely agree. That's me in my 'teen years, so I've added some since then, but I felt bad replying without contributing...let me see if I can remedy that!

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      06-13-2012 11:08 AM #2922
      Quote Originally Posted by barry2952 View Post
      Don't mean to be mean, but unless you're 20, 20 years is not "Vintage".
      pleated shorts, with a shirt tucked in?

      c'mon, thats lame enough to be vintage!
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      Something has gone horribly, horribly wrong when cockerpunk is representing the voice of reason. Holy ****.

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      06-13-2012 11:14 AM #2923
      Quote Originally Posted by barry2952 View Post
      Don't mean to be mean, but unless you're 20, 20 years is not "Vintage".
      snort.... oh come on now.

      He did the instagram, instant vintage tones to it and everything .





      Quote Originally Posted by mitch hedberg
      I drive a rental car, I don't know what's going on with it, right? So a lot of times I'll drive for like 10 miles with the emergency brake on. That doesn't say a lot for me, but it really doesn't say a lot for the emergency brake.
      Quote Originally Posted by Robstr View Post
      How hard is that to understand without getting your panties in a bunch?
      Surely some of you guys managed to make it out of middle school.

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      06-13-2012 11:15 AM #2924
      Back on track

      Last edited by Lightnin'; 06-13-2012 at 11:37 AM.
      Quote Originally Posted by mitch hedberg
      I drive a rental car, I don't know what's going on with it, right? So a lot of times I'll drive for like 10 miles with the emergency brake on. That doesn't say a lot for me, but it really doesn't say a lot for the emergency brake.
      Quote Originally Posted by Robstr View Post
      How hard is that to understand without getting your panties in a bunch?
      Surely some of you guys managed to make it out of middle school.

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      06-13-2012 11:22 AM #2925
      Husterhoeh Kasern, Pirmasens Germany in the mid 50's, about 30+ years before I got there



      the building to the right of the one in the center was the barracks I stayed in.

      in the mid 60's in the snow...

      "You've seen it, you've heard it, and you're still asking questions?!?"

      "Yeah, when do we go for a ride!?!?"

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      06-13-2012 11:49 AM #2926
      And follow-up

      Quote Originally Posted by mitch hedberg
      I drive a rental car, I don't know what's going on with it, right? So a lot of times I'll drive for like 10 miles with the emergency brake on. That doesn't say a lot for me, but it really doesn't say a lot for the emergency brake.
      Quote Originally Posted by Robstr View Post
      How hard is that to understand without getting your panties in a bunch?
      Surely some of you guys managed to make it out of middle school.

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      06-13-2012 02:16 PM #2927






      Quote Originally Posted by Harry S. Truman
      Never kick a fresh turd on a hot day

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      06-13-2012 08:28 PM #2929




      “Life is tough, but it's tougher when you're stupid.”
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      06-13-2012 10:41 PM #2930
      Quote Originally Posted by McBanagon View Post
      It's like the prototype came out of the design studio and someone said, "Christ on a crutch, this is what our design team came up with?? A Camry???" And the front and rear fascia team said, "Not for long!"

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      06-14-2012 10:44 AM #2932
      Quote Originally Posted by Roberto Dimento View Post
      Wow. I had to look twice at this one. That looks just like my mother at that time, and she wore the same kind of swimsuit.
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      06-15-2012 10:17 AM #2933
      Quote Originally Posted by Billy Kelton
      The difference between being in a relationship and being in prison is that in prisons they let you play softball on the weekends
      Quote Originally Posted by Tom Cotter
      There was an old woman that lived in a shoe. She had so many children, she didn't know what to do. How about you quit screwing, ya hosebag!

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      06-15-2012 10:56 AM #2934
      Quote Originally Posted by vwlarry View Post
      Wow. I had to look twice at this one. That looks just like my mother at that time, and she wore the same kind of swimsuit.
      We need period correct pics of your mom for verification.
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      06-15-2012 11:50 AM #2935
      and to think when I made this thread I thought it would flop...


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      06-15-2012 11:50 AM #2936
      Quote Originally Posted by Patton
      If everybody's thinking the same thing, then nobody's thinking.
      Quote Originally Posted by Einstein
      In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they are not.

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      06-15-2012 12:30 PM #2937
      Quote Originally Posted by PsyberVW View Post
      Locking it up because it's going to get worse mileage than a 1 legged dog with a hang over - yet stir up more crap than a starving catfish in a landfill.

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    34. 06-15-2012 01:56 PM #2939
      Quote Originally Posted by Buckaroo banzai View Post


      Detroit Area Davison Avenue Around 1941

      This picture is so small town USA, but it's almost the heart of Detroit way back in 1941. Imagine the termoil going on in the world at this time and around the automotive industry with World War II on the Horizon. I have a feeling they had no idea how much the world was about to change, and many probably remember the last World War, which had no number it was just "the war to end all wars".
      Not to be pedantic as I realize it is a US-centric photo and caption, but WWII was already underway and the world had already changed in 1941. The US just hadn't entered the war yet.
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      No, the real enthusiast vehicle would be the RX8. It combines V12 Lamborghini gas mileage with Hyundai Genesis 4cyl. performance.

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      06-15-2012 02:03 PM #2940
      From our perspective it was on the horizon.

      Actually, all the buildings on that street were leveled to make way for the Davison Freeway, I believe the first dug-out expressway in the country. It was built by Henry Ford, at his expense, to get large airplane parts from his Highland Park plant to the assembly point at Willow Run Airport near Ypsilanti, MI. The bridges were built as arches so that there was no center support to obstruct large airplane fuselage and wing assemblies, allowing for clear passage without blocking interactions and constantly raising the mess of overhear wiring typical of the times.
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