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Up For Auction / Re: 5R002 - Kissimmee - 2022
« on: Today at 09:43:47 AM »
Do you think the new owner will return it back to a Mustang before Shelby did his magic to the car?  Wait, has that already by done?   How about maybe take it back to the Mexico carport configuration, take it on tour and then restore back again?  I cannot imagine anyone doing that either, but we have seen crazier. ;)

It is an awesome car. I love the history.  I hope who ever buys, shares with all of us.  John Atzbach was great care taker and shared generously.

Be well


I heard they will be cloning Ken Miles and asking him to recreate some of the famous shots with the car.   :)
That would be an excellent idea.

Up For Auction / Re: 5R002 - Kissimmee - 2022
« on: December 02, 2021, 10:15:58 PM »
The exhaust note on 5r002 is so pleasantly obnoxious to me.  I love it.  Had it as my wake up alarm for a while.

The Lounge / Re: Jim Morrison Shelby
« on: December 02, 2021, 10:13:24 PM »
Chris NOS of this site posted this picture.  I just found it on an early post about the Morrison G.T. 500 that had about 25,000 plus views.  Lots of eyes on the whereabouts.

The Lounge / Re: Jim Morrison Shelby
« on: December 02, 2021, 10:04:58 PM »
Isn't there a VIN on the ownership/ registration under Morrison's name that can clear this all up?  I seem to recall seeing a VIN on the ownership slip.

The Lounge / Re: Jim Morrison Shelby
« on: December 02, 2021, 09:13:27 PM »
quote author=TLea link=topic=17177.msg138770#msg138770 date=1638494994]
You all know coral snake is the tired sheep,  don't you  ?
That’s quite a reach even for you. I know both of them and they are not the same
"Yellow touches red, soon you will be dead;
  Red touches black, friend of Jack."

Reality is if you are bitten by the coral snake, you are basically screwed because the antivenin is no longer made because it is too costly to make and not enough need for it to merit its continued use.  Last antivenin was used up some time in 2008 from what I read.  The coral snake is a beautiful snake by the way.  I like the color pattern.  But if I were to own a snake again, it would be a king snake.

Back to the current program:
Sometimes missing car mysteries (or most any mystery for that matter depending on the circumstance of course) are better left unresolved.

Up For Auction / Re: 5R002 - Kissimmee - 2022
« on: December 02, 2021, 09:03:52 PM »
In my mind, a perfectly restored car becomes merely "yard art" when it is considered too nice to drive.
But not too nice that it should not be worshipped as a Shelby American religious artifact.  If it were me, I would take it out to Road America on the occasional clear, sunny day and drive it on an empty track and enjoy the drive unimpeded with other race cars threatening a wreck at every apex.  Then I would take it home, wash it and then make some offering to the God of Combustion.  You could create a whole religious sect around 5r002.  Am I being serious?  Maybe not.  But then again, maybe I am...

The Lounge / Re: Get ready to make reservations at McDonald's
« on: November 30, 2021, 11:27:57 PM »
Maybe this'll get me banned, but here's goes nothing.  Now here's the kicker, does that last sentence invite getting banned whereas, had I never said it, then it might have flown under the proverbial radar?  Cause and effect always gets me thinking.

The Lounge / Re: Get ready to make reservations at McDonald's
« on: November 30, 2021, 01:15:59 PM »
What is on the horizon regarding robotic automation is mindboggling.  Such rates for unskilled labor will only accelerate demand.  Backlash being, anyone without a technology field trade will be competing with millions of undocumented immigrants for menial jobs.  The future for American society will only further its divide.   "Hey Doll Face, yeah, you with the gender studies degree, how about another lap dance?
Kitchen robot.

Been around for a while but waiting for it to go full tilt.  Someone or something is holding back.

The Lounge / Re: Get ready to make reservations at McDonald's
« on: November 30, 2021, 11:48:32 AM »

The Lounge / Re: Muscle Bikes
« on: November 30, 2021, 11:38:48 AM »
The original and magnificent Shwinn Krate
The original and magnificent Indian Krait...

The Lounge / Re: Service Station 1957
« on: November 29, 2021, 07:56:18 PM »
I think Fred's junkyard was supposed to be in Watts.
Yes but the PC Watts - South Central
El Segundo was a joke line -

With the refinery on the southside of town and the City of LA sewage treatment plant on the north there is no wonder that they have a web page for: Odor/Air Quality/Environmental Concerns
BTW houses are 1.5 to 2 million on average.

Semi-dirty joke below. Please skip this if you might be offended.
My Dad worked at Hughes Aircraft, which had their main facility in Culver City, as well as other facilities in nearby El Segundo.

The joke he told me when I was about 14:
Bob, who works in the next office to me, told me he took home a great-looking woman last night. 

After an hour of heavy kissing, she said "kiss me where it smells."

So, he drove her to El Segundo.

Great joke.  True that one never knows who might get offended these days.

Prove who you aaaaaare! Or you swim with the white pointers! Well, now I have to explain or be accused of whatever and get mobbed. "White pointer" is an Australian term for Great White shark.

The Lounge / Are you a Sigma male?
« on: November 29, 2021, 02:52:15 PM »


Any Aussies on here feel free to chime in.  Is it that far gone Down Under?  Russell Brand presents it quite well and with good humor.

Cutting to the chase here.  Prove who you aaaaaaare!  Lol!

The Lounge / Re: The future of the classic car post 2030 UK
« on: November 28, 2021, 07:04:08 PM »
Richard, thanks for posting.   

This is a sharp guy.  It is so refreshing to watch a young person on YouTube act like an adult, present a litany of facts, and draw logical conclusions.

For anyone who hasn't yet seen it, watch to the very end. 

His conclusions about ICE cars versus what the typical “greenie” thinks is good for the environment are very well presented. 

I'll be sending this along to a few car-hating young adults that I happen to know.
You're welcome, Van.  I like critical thinkers regardless of what side of the aisle they fall on, or their age, though most such thinkers tend toward more one side of the aisle than the other (all reasonable inferences drawn therefrom).

My novella "Faster Than Death" takes place in the future with an "old" 2013 Boss 302 Mustang and my thought parallels his regarding boutique gas stations that will cater to the ICE crowd. 
In a Mad Max situation, I'll take my chances with an ICE car and an AR-13 (mean 15 lol) as opposed to an EV with an expandable solar umbrella, armed with a sling shot.  Oh, and a few cans of Dinki Di dog food.

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