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Discovery Channel Called Today About the 57 Skyliner

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2 hours ago, bobg1951chevy said:

Thank you, I'm slipping behind on the new innovations.

I think I'm the only guy with a rotary dialer on my old cell phone.:D

 

Definitely YES to your first sentence , Bob. And it continues down hill from there : Definitely NO to the second sentence. ATT has this "Wireless home phone" device into which you plug your conventional desk telephone , or wall telephone , etc. and then operate over ATT cellular. It operates from a 5 volt power supply plugged in to your 110 outlet. But it has a backup battery built in with a couple hours or so reserve capability in case of power outage. When they came out , I was the first kid on the block to have one. I plugged a red desk set into it , and carried it in to public places ; pubs for example. Prominently displayed , the "Hot Line" gambit was quite the ice breaker when your friend made a surreptitious call to it from his cell phone. So the thing rings , you answer with theatrical gusto after waiting several rings longer than necessary , and the fun begins ! Sure it works ! Hey ! Try it ! "V.I.P." , right ? Those things are capable of greater DX than a conventional GSM cell phone due to antenna design , and ability to use ground plane enhancement. Set the unit on the trunk lid or hood of your car , or even the seat of one of those metal folding chairs. Be the only one in the hunting camp , (or some other cell phone challenged remote location) , with cell phone connectivity. The little on board battery is not capable of sustained operation , so I bought a 5 volt battery pak to fuel it. But somehow it would eventually zap the internal Chineese battery , making the thing inoperable.  I turned my attention elsewhere , prematurely , but there may be a way to make a robust , sustainable , portable system out of it. 

 

Good going , Vic ! I really hope you make the cut. It will really be enjoyable to see "one of our own" become a Star ! And I believe those loving tears will enhance the impact of your contribution. It has been great for all of us to get to know you , and admire your adaptation to the learning curve. Best of luck with the series , and with your continuing dedication to finding appreciative new homes for your dad's automotive hobby pieces.     - Carl 

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3 hours ago, Pilgrim65 said:

A star is borne , step aside Judy Garland 😊

I wish I could do it without being on camera. I really don’t relish that thought. 

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4 hours ago, C Carl said:

Thank you, I'm slipping behind on the new innovations.

 

When our local Radio Shack closed up I bought out their entire stock of wireless cables. I expect they are going to be hard to find in the very near future.

Bernie

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Two of my favorite Skyliner stories. First had a friend that bought a new Ford on the odd number years starting in 1949. When 57 rolled around he bought a Skyliner and would have run it off a cliff if a light pole guy wire hadn't interferred (top stuck half way when storm came up) and the second was a 1959 (last year) that sat outside my shop for several years. It was given to me by a house painter that was literally pulling the engine under a shade tree. When the engine was high in the air something broke and it crashed through the windshield and also crushed a big "V" in the top of the dash. A well know Y-block guy asked about it and I told him I'd take $200 since it had a narrow 9" rear end. Just for kicks he put a battery in it and the top cycled perfectly.

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Many of you asked to me to keep you updated. I received another call from Discovery requesting confirmation of logistical information and I was told the chances are “pretty good” that the 57 will be on the show. She couldn’t tell me exactly the percentage who are interviewed vs. chosen, but she was encouraging. 

 

Final decisions will be made in a week or two it sounds like. We will see. 

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5 hours ago, victorialynn2 said:

Many of you asked to me to keep you updated. I received another call from Discovery requesting confirmation of logistical information and I was told the chances are “pretty good” that the 57 will be on the show. She couldn’t tell me exactly the percentage who are interviewed vs. chosen, but she was encouraging. 

 

Final decisions will be made in a week or two it sounds like. We will see. 

 

Sounds promising.  Based on your posts here, I'm guessing that you're an ideal guest for their show.   Assuming it all works out, I look forward to seeing it!

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They asked me if I had special requests or needs. I guess I should have asked for only green M&M’s or something to sound like I fit into Hollywood. 😂😅🤣

 

I’m getting nervous that this may actually happen. I think it would be interesting to see a back stage look at Hollywood though. 

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I also applied and had an interview. Was called to get a time to go to LA late Feb. One other person contacted me via Facebook and wanted to know how I vetted the people. I checked Michael on IMDB and IPC television. I forgot the name of the woman who called, do you have her name?

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15 minutes ago, j762538 said:

I also applied and had an interview. Was called to get a time to go to LA late Feb. One other person contacted me via Facebook and wanted to know how I vetted the people. I checked Michael on IMDB and IPC television. I forgot the name of the woman who called, do you have her name?

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Congrats! Michelle Redwine initially contacted me. We emailed also and I found her LinkedIn and IMDB. This last gal I forget her name. 

 

They said it it would be mid to late February, but I didn’t get the impression it’s a done deal. Do you already have your travel arrangements?

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On 1/17/2018 at 10:36 AM, victorialynn2 said:

I just finished the interview. They are doing 12 episodes initially. They will edit the interview and submit it to the producers for consideration. 

 

I did tear tear up talking about my father but was able to get through it. I’d say with so few episodes, there’s a very small chance of the 57 being chosen,

 

If this show is NOT about the people I can't see it amounting to much.

We've all seen cars........it's the PEOPLE who make them interesting....... ;)

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2 hours ago, j762538 said:

No but they wanted to know the nearest airport and my drivers license #. Was the last woman Alex?

Yes, I got the same questions. I was like why my DL#? She said something about needing for travel arrangements. Yes I believe that was her name. 

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I've booked flights for other people when planning my own travel and don't ever recall needing a Driver License but do need full name and date of birth. 

 

If selected, be prepared to provide a W9 if you receive any compensation.  Not sure if hotel, flight and meals would count towards that calc, likely not. 

 

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5 minutes ago, CarFreak said:

I've booked flights for other people when planning my own travel and don't ever recall needing a Driver License but do need full name and date of birth. 

 

If selected, be prepared to provide a W9 if you receive any compensation.  Not sure if hotel, flight and meals would count towards that calc, likely not. 

 

I was thinking more for the car shipping/insurance. No compensation and those are all expenses, at least when I travel for work. 

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On 1/27/2018 at 12:35 AM, Xander Wildeisen said:

I wonder where Ford got that idea.

 

I think Chrysler got a few ideas too.  Grill, fender shape an chrome on the fender skirts.

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I agree th

12 hours ago, Xander Wildeisen said:

I do see the Airflow in that car. I think the Peugeot is a better looking car. Good eye Paul Dobbin.

     i see Chrysler Airlow influence in many vehicles after 9 Great America Races in this one.  Style & Beauty, maybe but durability for sure.

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