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SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Garage wall painting
« on: December 20, 2020, 02:49:02 PM »
That's beautiful. I would love to have something like that in my garage.

Florida Region SAAC / Re: September 11, 2020
« on: September 11, 2020, 06:13:07 PM »
I retired from the Army in June 2001. My last 7 years were spent in the Pentagon. On 9/11 I was working in an office building about a  mile from the Pentagon.  My wife was an Air Force civilian and she also worked in the Pentagon.  She was still there on 9/11. We spoke on the phone briefly after the twin towers were hit. I was watching news coverage when we heard the Pentagon get hit (not knowing at the time that's what we heard). As soon as the news coverage switched to the Pentagon I tried to call my wife but couldn't get through.  As the coverage showed more I could tell the impact wasn't far from her office. For about 2 hours I had no idea if she was dead or alive.  She was finally able to reach me and she had gotten out okay. It took all afternoon to link up with her and get home.

Ten people I had worked with in the Pentagon and considered friends died that day. I was acquainted with several others from meeting them in passing at events or meetings.

If you remember seeing aerial coverage of the Pentagon my wife's office was on the top floor directly below where they placed the big blue tarp.

This is always a solemn day for us as we reflect on that day and the aftermath.

I used Intercity just last week. Like others have said they aren't the cheapest but service and communication are great.

CSX1000, 4000, 7000, 8000 / Re: CSX4862
« on: October 31, 2019, 08:18:01 PM »
Ask for a photo of the vin tag in the engine compartment.  That's the official tag. The one sometimes mounted on the dash is only cosmetic.  I never mounted the tag for 6045 but it went with the car when I sold it.

Check the cars on Cobra Country. You might find a better price there.

The dash does look odd. Does it have air conditioning? Are those vents below the dash?  I would walk away from that car.

Up For Auction / Re: Kissimmee 2019
« on: January 13, 2019, 07:33:43 PM »
“Bid goes on” is absolutely meaningless in most cases. They’d like you to believe cars are bid by actual buyers, but in fact are simply shill bids by auctioneers trying to artificially inflate prices.
If you had been sitting in the crowd like I was you would  have seen plenty of actual bidders for the bid goes on cars.

2013 Shelby GTS. 5.0 and wide body rear.

Up For Auction / Re: CSX6108 For Sale!
« on: August 01, 2018, 08:43:13 PM »
Did you list it on Cobra Country?

Whatever happened with the movie that was supposed to have Tom Cruise playing Carroll?  Or is this it with a different cast?  I think Damon is a better choice than Cruise.

The Lounge / Re: Let's see some garages
« on: June 11, 2018, 08:25:29 AM »
Al, which Cobra do you have?  I had an ERA Street 427, and I now have an ERA 289 FIA/USRRC replica.

Shelby 6000 series.

The Lounge / Re: Let's see some garages
« on: June 10, 2018, 08:23:43 PM »
Shortly after the garage was finished.

What it looks like today.  I still have the Cobra and Mustang.  They're just in the other garage.

Sorry about the photo sizes.  I used width=999 and it helped but they're still too big.

The Lounge / Re: Photo Posting Poll
« on: June 05, 2018, 05:21:47 PM »
I use my phone more than my computer.  I can easily upload a photo to my gallery but can't find a way to put the photo in a post from my phone.

The Lounge / Re: Memorial Day
« on: May 28, 2018, 09:57:51 AM »
I know you mean well and I appreciate the sentiment.  However, Memorial Day is for honoring the fallen.  Veteran's Day is for those serving or have served. 

I don't think HAPPY is the correct emotion for honoring Memorial Day's true purpose.

Up For Auction / Re: 2017 Ford GT at Mecum
« on: May 19, 2018, 01:36:28 PM »
I watched it online.  Sold for $1.65 million.  Dana made an announcement that right to sell had already been settled in court.  That was news to me.

I also found the timing of the tv coverage interesting.

CSX1000, 4000, 7000, 8000 / Re: Any other CSX 4000 owners on SAAC?
« on: May 17, 2018, 01:15:31 PM »
Here's a picture of CSX6045.

CSX1000, 4000, 7000, 8000 / Re: Any other CSX 4000 owners on SAAC?
« on: May 16, 2018, 08:21:09 PM »
Nick, good to hear from you.  Yes, I still have it.  I'll post a picture soon.

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