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The Lounge / Re: Braille on a drive up ATM
« on: August 13, 2023, 01:57:54 PM »
I took a tour of Denver's Mile High Stadium a few years ago. I was amused to find that the Officials Locker Room includes the room number in Braille.

Might explain a few calls they made on the field last year.

OK, to be fair, all the rooms in the stadium include a Braille designation.


I'm actually a NASCAR fan, but I still thought this was funny.

The Lounge / Re: Shelby GT350 tributes and clones. What's important
« on: June 03, 2023, 07:47:08 PM »
I am a Shelby fan, but it is not a passion. I have a Shelby tribute and have no problem with some referring to it with apparently denigrating remarks such as “Fake Shelby”. I was aware of the bias long before I decided to go down this path.

What I do have a problem with is someone attempting to place an old car, whose claim to distinction is it’s having been modified at a particular location, with the oath that every Veteran has taken, pledging their life in defense of this country.

Look up the meaning of the word “Valor”. In the words of Inigo Montoya, “I do not think that word means what you think it means.”

The Lounge / Re: What’s in your garages other than Shelbys?
« on: April 17, 2023, 02:31:15 PM »
Another flavor of motorsports...

Well worth the time to watch. Thx!

They lost $3 billion for their EV unit, but earned $7 billion in the ICE group and $6 billion on their fleet business.

They said the '22 loss was expected and akin to startup investment costs. Their losses are mounting from '20 and '21 due to ramping up production and will continue to increase for a few years while they continue their EV build-out. So far, all expected results.

What's the difference between and My credentials for logging into didn't work for

The Lounge / Re: Happy International Women's Day 2023
« on: March 08, 2023, 10:16:35 PM »
Could've ironed it...

The Lounge / Re: Music from our time
« on: February 15, 2023, 12:28:31 PM »
Another classic from our time: Led Zeppelin was one of the recipients of the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors for their lifetime of contributions to American culture.

The finale of the evening's performances was an amazing rendition of "Stairway to Heaven" performed by Heart's Ann and Nancy Wilson and featuring Jason Bonham on drums wearing his father's signature bowler. John Bonham's untimely passing in 1980 prompted Led Zeppelin to disband in tribute to their friend.

The Lounge / Re: Music from our time
« on: January 07, 2023, 12:55:22 AM »
Me too! Thx for posting!

I'm a late model Shelbyer, with a 2019 GT350. It's a driver with 19,000 miles on it - 1400 of which were accumulated at HPDE events. My dealer is aware of my shenanigans.

I did have a problem this summer with my 5th gear, which my local dealership repaired. While there, a salesman and I were discussing the high-end Mach E. For grins, I asked him what he'd give me for the GT350 in trade. He offered $2K more than I paid for it 3 1/2 years ago.

The Lounge / Re: All they wanted was a 66 Ford Mustang
« on: November 09, 2022, 03:26:36 PM »
What do you do to make these transactions more safe? In my early days, I had some dodgy experiences with buying and selling vehicles and have developed practices to make me more comfortable.

When I sell a vehicle, I interview that person a bit on the phone before inviting them to a test-drive/ride at my house where I can setup some "precautions". I either accept cash (verified with a counterfeit-detector pen), or I meet the person at his bank. At the bank, both of us walk up to the teller where he requests a Cashier's Check made out to me. That's how I know the check is not a fake. The buyer has to arrange to get the funds into their bank account ahead of time. After he receives the check, we stay in the lobby and exchange the vehicle documents and funds. The lobby provides a fairly public and secure place to conduct the transaction.

When I buy a vehicle, I inform the person I'm not bringing cash and that I will either give them a check, or go through the process above. I do take "precautions" when looking at vehicles in areas I'm unfamiliar with. If the area is sketchy, I'll ask to meet in a well-travelled public parking lot.

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: 6S2268 - Mustang Times November 2022 Article
« on: November 06, 2022, 07:51:04 PM »
At SAAC-46, I rented the garage next to the bay where the Blair family had Bill's car parked. He unfortunately was unable to attend due to health issues, but I met his lovely family.

I got a few shots of his car:

That's the Dan Guernsey car ;)

I literally laughed out loud! Glad I wasn't drinking my milk at the time.

Thx Coralsnake!

The Lounge / Re: NOT related to cars...
« on: August 11, 2022, 02:18:09 PM »
I tend to keep my stuff a while.

I purchased my first decent stereo gear in 1974. I paid $25 for a used & non-working Marantz 1060 Amplifier. Some quick work with a soldering gun and I was in business.

I've used this amp continuously since then. It has needed only contact cleaning & some new caps and tubes. It's been downgraded to my garage stereo, but still rockin' after nearly 50 years.

My in-house system consists of an Adcom amp and receiver driving Bang and Olufsen Beolab Tower speakers along with some vintage Bose 601s.

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