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  1. AND, who wouldn't pay good money to see this in a slow speed chase? Come on, that would rake in the Nielsen ratings bruh...
  2. Nah I'm pretty sure you can say quartered and it won't get deleted I'd say he should be shot with elephant guns... probably, several times. That's just me though
  3. Isn't it funny how in the past twenty years you've heard folks say "ah come on man, ... that will never happen here" then a year or two later that topic of discussion becomes reality or put into law. Crypto Car crazy talk you say? Yeah right that'll never happen ... (SARCASM ALERT) Here's an article on Motorious that some may find interesting: They Want To Take Away Our Car Collections (motorious.com) Some people think the key to happiness for the masses is that we own nothing, including hobby cars. That’s right, there are those in positions of high power who are scheming to take away your beloved rides all in some quest for a utopian society or some such nonsense. This was displayed in most interesting fashion by an article recently published by GQ Australia, a magazine which used to cater to men. In the GQ Australia article, the author argues that Millennials can’t own anything, likely because she doesn’t own a house, cool car, etc. She even leads with “Millennials killed the collectible” which is utter nonsense. We’ve highlighted before how Millennials are actually helping to further interest in cars, even if they don’t do so in exactly the same ways Boomers or Gen Xers have done (not like they did with their cars what previous generations preferred). Since supposedly everyone will end up owning nothing and be all the happier for it, the GQ article proposes the solution for not owning cool, collectible cars is NFTs. If you don’t know, NFT stands for “non-fungible token.” It’s a digital collectible which can be sold or traded. People pay ridiculous amounts of money for NFTs of all sorts, including artwork. Well, now there apparently are NFT cars you can collect if you don’t like driving. These “crypto cars” are apparently disrupting the automotive industry in big ways – that’s what the story says. Journalists just love talking about some new technology disrupting some industry because it sounds cool. Only, they don’t think about people’s livelihoods being disrupted, or maybe they just don’t care. Yep, you too could own a “digital garage of your dreams” for a steep sum, yet not actually own anything of material. This author seems to miss one of the biggest advantages of collecting cars: you get to drive them. True, some collectors don’t drive their rides because they’re strictly investments. We don’t endorse that, but everyone has the freedom to do with their property as they will. Ultimately, cars were made to be driven, and some of the most collectible cars out there are extremely entertaining to drive. This collecting of NFT cars is then equated to people collecting model cars or Hot Wheels. Those you can put on a shelf and admire and even handle. Call us old fashioned, but a digital car you can look at on a screen is just like browsing any online site, admiring vehicles you can’t afford. We can do that already and we do, so why would be pay to do that? Of course, this whole NFT car collecting thing is spun as a great way to blur the lines between the digital and physical worlds. If people want to pay real money for a car or anything else that doesn’t exist in what we like to call reality, is there any harm in that? Well, there could be. Many government bureaucrats and other leaders seem intent on seeing personal car ownership decline. Oh, it’s to benefit the environment, ensure equity among the masses as everyone’s herded onto public transportation, or is a way to combat the shrinking spaces we have to fit everything because there are apparently too many people. At least we’re told these things. But the reality is some people have a real problem with the individual freedom car ownership provides. You can make up your own mind about why that might be. In Australia, these sorts of ideas have spread like wildfire. That’s why there are no uniquely Australian automakers anymore. Muscle cars and utes are looked upon with derision by many younger, more enlightened Aussies. We’re seeing similar attitudes here in North America. Being a car enthusiast makes you selfish since you supposedly care more about vehicles than people, etc. It’s easy to jump from that to pushing for people to just collect digital cars since it’s “more responsible.” Sure, some might think I’m stretching here and that’s fine. But these sorts of subtle attacks on car enthusiast community are designed to be sly and subtle, so much that anyone who points them out risks looking crazy to those who aren’t paying attention.
  4. A couple of early monkeys having a ball on Bosuns...
  5. Mark was the one who put his own rigging in place. Does that mean he gets double the medals for bravery? A glimpse of how it's done.
  6. Maybe it's incase he drops his phone? I'd bet it's incase one of the stainless steel panels he was inspecting came loose. My first thought was: I wonder what the maintenance was.. checking on the cell phone reception? I loved his smile at the end... That feeling of being up high above other buildings while your working is an incredible feeling. He was definitely having fun.
  7. Could be fear or insecurity that they deal with on a personal level or just having a bad day. Or Maybe they have had threatening experiences with old clowns and don't trust any one their elder? Who knows what goes through another persons mind or what experiences they've had. I've noticed some kids feel pressure not to talk or associate with people older than them because they'll get ridiculed by their buddies. Disrespect is nothing new... Could also be the stranger danger syndrome instilled in so many kids from birth because of all the creepers. Also, after being robbed of a year of social life it could just be something as silly as getting comfortable talking to others in person again. Who knows what it is but kudos to you for trying Terry. Most kids that are into cars are normal kids so definitely wouldn't take it personal.
  8. ASU Sun Devils first ever homecoming parade led by the class of 1923. Cannot locate anything on the Ford dealer Staples Motor Co in the background.
  9. Now that's courage... I'm sure some will say it's stupidity but for those of us who have worked at heights (that's over 6' btw Pete and the other mods who sit behind a cpu ) working at heights can be very rewarding in many ways. Lucky sob in my opinion.... to be one of a handful of guys who can say they have been to the top of the Chrysler building is insanely brave.
  10. With the 4th being tomorrow, I wonder how many will attempt this?
  11. Does this apply to most of the judges as well? The ones I've seen over the years seem pretty (dare I say) "meticulous"...
  12. Ha ha... good description dustyc. How did you keep the bug from tipping over? Another Thermador on a Chevy truck. They seem to be very popular with the 50s Chevy truck guys....
  13. Even though it was a sedan at one point I've always thought if Chrysler designers would have produced a Vic Six truck it probably would have been a success. The body seems timeless in my view. Would have been a nice styling combo for sure. Not to say the Merchant Express and other small Dodge Brothers trucks like the F10 and UF10 aren't appealing though, those too have always been some of the neatest 1/2 ton trucks. Actually that whole era of 1/2 ton trucks was pretty amazing no matter who the manufactures were.
  14. What's your location? SW NW NE SW Midwest... ? Not sure the year on this one but Engine # is M105xxx Located off I-10 west of Phoenix AZ
  15. All truth. Your points are valid but be careful.... buttercups aren't buckled up around here. Denial is a powerful tool controlling much of humanity these days (how dare we stand for what we believe in...) Maybe he got tired of reading about snowflakes? My money says he'll be back. They always come back. Come home tin man 😗
  16. Unusual body with curved doors. Chevy special body type?
  17. Correct, it was a department store that sold womens clothing, sporting goods and such.. Noticed the wagon and the special delivery both had the same logo B.H.Dyas Co. B. H. Dyas - Wikipedia Here's the original link I found it on that shows the vehicle and info of the locations in the Los Angeles CA area Water and Power Associates Hint: ctrl/F old setters parade and it will take you to the section. A person could get lost in time on that Water and Power website about the LA/Hollywood history... I still have no idea what type of vehicle it is, I thought Packard due to the shape of the grill and hubcaps. Just not enough detail in the photo for a positive I.D. and I couldn't locate any other clues.
  18. I would agree with that.... I believe this same type of vehicle was posted in a parade photo approximately 100 pages ago. If I find it, we may have a better angle. It was questioned at the time who the maker was (my guess would be Packard) but no one responded. Will try and find it again...
  19. Medical location early Sunset Blvd. What type of body is in the middle of the frame? The white one...
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