The BEGINNING This is the sad story of a young man and a car, the car being the ’65 Barracuda pictured above. The photo was taken after the car had been disposed of- traded in on a 1966 Mustang GT- and was spotted parked by the roadside. Anyway, in the beginning, the young man (me), was driving a 1960 Ford Starliner with a 292 V-8 and a 3-speed Cruise-o-Matic automatic transmission.
Look at the above photo. See that black car? That, my friend, is a genuine 1966 Mustang GT coupe. It is parked in the dirt lot where the Speed Emporium cars were both worked on and displayed. There was another pretty much identical Mustang Gt at the Emporium. That one belonged to Henry, our founder and leader, and it had the same color and same options, except for the red lined tires.
The 1937 Chrysler A car like the one pictured to the left was the family car we had at 320 Tobin Place before we bought a ’41 Plymouth limo. While the car in the picture is identical to the car the family owned, the image is so small that I am adding the picture below to show a similar but different (quite delapidated) 1937 Chrysler. Please note the missing grille as that feature comes into play later.
In mid-December my son, Rick and I attended the new, more important (according to the powers that be) LA Auto Show.
Just a couple of weeks after Rick and I attended the 2006 LA Auto Show, we felt the need to visit the 2006 San Diego Auto Show.
It’s a good thing the new Camaro is not really going to look like the old, original (’67) Camaro. The other day, on the way back from my hearing aid appointment, I was behind a white ’67 Camaro survivor on the interstate. Absolutely original, with requisite black CA plates. It was probably a 6-cyl automatic, which didn’t help matters. It had a few dents, like the panel under the rear bumper was pushed in a little and the trunk lid was just a bit open. Those plain Jane Camaros are…
We will be using this post to write some notes about the Class of 1960 from El Paso High School, the “School on the Hill” in El Paso, Texas. It is alarming to note that that this class is approaching its 50th anniversary since graduation. That’s right, it will soon have been 50 years since this bunch of bright, wonderful kids completed their grueling scholastic regimen and earned their high school diplomas. Way to go kids!