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rjones28 07-09-21 05:47 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22134985)
Just a nostalgic interest. My grandparents had a GM car of that year, or close. It wasn't as roomy/luxurious, nor did it have the beautiful "wood" paneling, though. Fancy.

It did have A/C. Very modern compared to our Sharpsville car with no A/C.

Chevette?

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...3c9b657964.png

rjones28 07-09-21 05:53 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22135177)
I used to love fins, but now I prefer mid 40s to the early 50s. I should've bought one of these in the 80s...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...657c84280.jpeg

My dad's first car, back in the 1950s was a '50 or '51 Mercury coupe.

rjones28 07-09-21 05:56 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22135291)
'70s monstrosities > cars with fins

Incorrect

rjones28 07-09-21 06:02 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22135366)
You can't fully appreciate '80s cars unless you consider the rusting, 12-mpg benchmobiles that preceded them.

My 70s era car that I actually drove in the 70s and 80s. IIRC, fuel consumption in the 20+ mpg range. No rust.

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...5a4710eeb4.png

rjones28 07-09-21 06:04 PM

The first new car I ever bought was an 80s car.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...87f8aa0568.png

bampilot06 07-09-21 06:08 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22135471)
The first new car I ever bought was an 80s car.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...87f8aa0568.png


this was my best friends first car back in 04. I was super jealous. It was his sisters first car before his.

My first car was a 98 rodeo. It does not have a five star crash rating.

big john 07-09-21 06:17 PM

Club has a 60 mile ride with a long climb that I like. Don't know if I'll feel up to it. There's also a century and 3 other rides but it's supposed to be over 100. We'll see in the a.m.

rjones28 07-09-21 06:18 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22135466)
My 70s era car that I actually drove in the 70s and 80s. IIRC, fuel consumption in the 20+ mpg range. No rust.

My dad actually owned the Triumph, but it was my daily-driver. Taught myself how to drive a stick-shift on that car.

bampilot06 07-09-21 06:18 PM

In a funk again. Three weeks ago I was all about all the miles. Then last week, weather, fatigue hindered my ride time. This week I am rested, but all motivation seems too be gone. Today around mile 20 I didnít want to be on my bike anymore. Over all my body just feels weak. Not sure, whatís that about.
Was suppose to go to the blue ridge parkway tomorrow but the wife has to work in the afternoon, so Iím going to do the only logical thing I can think of.
CENTURY of the CENTURY.

I donít have high expectations.

LAJ 07-09-21 06:20 PM

Billy, someone posted this pic on the internet. That is one scary bird.


https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...f05241843.jpeg

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...6f3b719ee.jpeg

MoAlpha 07-09-21 06:20 PM

My first car, bought new when I was in grad school, was a 1981 Civic 1500DX. The discs warped, the engine pinged, the exhaust system rotted off, and then LSS, who had only suffered for a year or so in that legal capacity, turtled it on Storrow Dr. in Boston. We crawled out and and bought a 1986 Golf GTI the same day.

DougRNS 07-09-21 06:31 PM

Click and Clack are turning over in their Graves. SMFH.

DougRNS 07-09-21 06:32 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22135501)
Click and Clack are turning over in their Graves. SMFH.

Vol started it.

DougRNS 07-09-21 06:35 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22134985)
Just a nostalgic interest. My grandparents had a GM car of that year, or close. It wasn't as roomy/luxurious, nor did it have the beautiful "wood" paneling, though. Fancy.

It did have A/C. Very modern compared to our Sharpsville car with no A/C.

Good times.

Velo Vol 07-09-21 06:39 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22135449)
Chevette?

Nope.


https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...b824a6b011.png

rjones28 07-09-21 06:45 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22134985)
Just a nostalgic interest. My grandparents had a GM car of that year, or close. It wasn't as roomy/luxurious, nor did it have the beautiful "wood" paneling, though. Fancy.

It did have A/C. Very modern compared to our Sharpsville car with no A/C.



Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22135514)


Not a GM car.

LesterOfPuppets 07-09-21 06:46 PM

Mopar or no car.

Velo Vol 07-09-21 06:48 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22135529)
Not a GM car.

Wrong sentence.

bampilot06 07-09-21 06:50 PM

i miss seeing geo on the road. That geo metro was a beautiful machine. Also, if you every got stuck under one, a strong woman could pick it up.

Velo Vol 07-09-21 06:51 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22135534)
Wrong sentence.

Their car was something like this.


https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...a5e0afb861.jpg

rjones28 07-09-21 06:58 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22135541)

My brother had one of those, BITD.

rjones28 07-09-21 07:01 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22135539)
i miss seeing geo on the road. That geo metro was a beautiful machine. Also, if you every got stuck under one, a strong woman could pick it up.

I test drove a Geo Metro, circa 1990, when I was looking for a commuter car. I did not buy it.

LesterOfPuppets 07-09-21 07:08 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22135539)
i miss seeing geo on the road. That geo metro was a beautiful machine. Also, if you every got stuck under one, a strong woman could pick it up.

I had a Prizm for a while, very nice. Corolla clone.

The Metro was a rebadged Suzuki, IIRC.

LesterOfPuppets 07-09-21 07:11 PM

Speaking of the Geo Prizm, I wish one of the hot hatchbacks would show up for cheap, but you don't see many.

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...c3c52508b4.jpg

Velo Vol 07-09-21 07:11 PM

Oh boy.



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