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  1. As a kid, we would attend the county fair each year. A very popular attraction was the stunt driving exhibition. Some years the action was more spectacular, but never dull. Usually all the cars and their drivers survived, but there were times when the driver went off the field in an ambulance and the car on a wrecker. I don't know if this kind if display is still going on (other than monster trucks), but, back then, all the cars appeared to be factory stock - something you could go downtown and buy the next day. Any good memories or even stunt driving experience out there? ...let us know.
  2. Then it follows that their interest rates should be much lower without all the costs of advertising...😁
  3. You guys sure know how to ruin a weekend😠
  4. I think we should take this opportunity and be more creative. To save money, maybe for our next road tour we could just drive onto a rail car and enjoy the scenery. No hassles, no traffic or delays, no flat tires or overheating...etc Just think of the savings...gas...oil...wear and tear!
  5. It was the radio that I checked first...as long as I could get the car started and it had "tunes", I was set to go. (Sometimes, not very far...)
  6. Oct. 22, 2021 p.m. lowest priced station(s) Spokane, WA reg - $ 3.38 premium - $ 3.75 all with 10% ethanol Post Falls, ID reg - $ 3.29 premium - $ 3.59 " " " ______________________________________________________________________ " Electricity is $0.066 per KW hour I don't know how to translate that into charging your EV.
  7. Requesting opinions/discussion: Do you think this is priced in the ballpark given the info on the listing? ( NADA = $7000+/-, average $$) It looks to be pretty complete. What's the parts availability (I assume no repro parts are made). Is there an early Willys club? Thanks for your comments. https://spokane.craigslist.org/cto/d/spokane-1927-willys-whippet-model/7397852754.html
  8. For Sale (not mine) -1952 Mercedes Benz 170Da - $20,000 https://spokane.craigslist.org/cto/d/spokane-1952-mercedes-benz-170da/7396922690.html I considered putting this in the "Humor" forum.
  9. My...aren't we being picayunish ! Reminds me of the editor of a popular collector car publication who railed against whitewall tires. Stirred up a bunch of controversy, but didn't change a thing. I sorta like the effect...original (not contrived external age and wear), mechanical referb (if not update), and the bright tires just to show somebody loves it. "It's only orginal (or close to it) once."
  10. More info on the HRL. It has appeared at swap meets and shows in Spokane, Washington, over the years. Seems to be some contradictory and mis-information out there depending upon what you find to read. I did not find the cuttent owner or location of the car. https://www.carscoops.com/2013/12/the-actual-v12-car-that-inspired/
  11. So are you implying that the 1962 Dodges aren't "eye candy"? Yeah...? ...and how about the '56 Nash?
  12. An interesting and apropos article just arrived from Hemming's editor Jeff Koch discussing the future "collectibility" of ordinary (read: family) cars that are new now. He refers to them as "Nostalgia Purchases" and compares them to the current popularity of station wagons. Maybe that's a good term to use for all the non-antique, non-classic, non-muscle, non-sports/performance cars (read: non-high dollar) that are so popular today. I think it's worth reading. https://www.hemmings.com/stories/2021/10/12/prove-me-wrong-suvs-are-the-new-station-wagons-and-thus-future-collectibles?refer=news&utm_source=edaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2021-10-12
  13. In the '40's and '50's, my mother used a metal Oakite silver cleaning plate (see below) to clean the tarnish off her silverware. It was purchased in a printed paper envelope that was used to store the plate in after each use. She would fill the kitchen sink with a few inches of water, add a spoonful of Oakite powder then arrange the silverware in the sink so all the pieces touched the cleaning plate. It worked!
  14. Great piece, Wayne... and thanks ********************************************************************************* Would an Indigenous motorcycle count?
  15. Have you tried these specialty stores? Millertire.com, Macsautoparts.com, tirerack.com, borrani.com, blockley.com They all list 5.50x18 tires, only Borrani (an Italian wheel company) shows the inner tubes on line. They have a U S rep, aemgarage.com. that might be able to get the tubes for you. I would suggest calling these stores even though they may not advertise tubes. If they don't have stock, they might be able th suggest someone who does have them if you ask. Good luck....
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