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Steve McDonald Formally known as Mcdonas

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Memories, a blast from the past
« on: October 01, 2021, 05:36:15 PM »
About twice a year my relatives get together to talk and generally catch up. We joke that we only now meet at funerals so this is much better and we can say what we want to the person without them being dead. My only surviving Aunt is approaching 90 and the youngest person is almost 66 so its a "hope this is not the last one" kind of lunch. My aunt and a cousin bought some pictures and there is one from June 25th 1978 and in the background is my Shelby. I had borrowed my friends 1932 Ford 5 Window coupe to drive at the wedding and he had borrowed my Shelby for his wedding. in the background of this picture in my car sitting in the driveway. It looks like it had just been pulled out of the garage but in the 40+ years we lived in the house we never once had a car in the garage as it was always filled with junk and stuff.
Nice to see pictures of the car from back in the day even if a bad photo. I'm pretty sure it had about 120,000 miles on it at that time, as it got about another 100,000 before being taken off the road about 1988. bought back lots of memories
Owned since 1971, now driven over 242,000 miles, makes me smile every time I drive it and it makes me feel 21 again.😎

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Re: Memories, a blast from the past
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2021, 05:44:10 PM »
Cool vintage photo.  Dig the Cragar S/S chromies. 
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Re: Memories, a blast from the past
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2021, 10:07:03 PM »
Very cool pic. Thanks for sharing that.

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Re: Memories, a blast from the past
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2021, 04:51:55 PM »
Great vintage picture and you are wise to visit family while still alive versus at funerals.
"Low she sits on five spoke wheels
Small block eight so live she feels
There she's parked beside the curb
Engine revving to disturb
She's the princess from his past
Red paint gold stripes damned she's fast"

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Re: Memories, a blast from the past
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2021, 06:29:34 PM »
I still got that suit and it may still fit since I’ve lost a bunch of weight
Owned since 1971, now driven over 242,000 miles, makes me smile every time I drive it and it makes me feel 21 again.😎

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Re: Memories, a blast from the past
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2021, 06:40:31 PM »
I still got that suit and it may still fit since I’ve lost a bunch of weight
Even better.  I can still wear clothing I wore when I was 18.  If I perceive that I am putting on weight I increase my exercise and scale back on food.  Buy more gasoline and eat less food.  That is my mantra.  Lighter weight makes you go faster.
"Low she sits on five spoke wheels
Small block eight so live she feels
There she's parked beside the curb
Engine revving to disturb
She's the princess from his past
Red paint gold stripes damned she's fast"

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Re: Memories, a blast from the past
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2021, 07:12:43 PM »
I still got that suit and it may still fit since I’ve lost a bunch of weight


you should wear it week from  Friday 
Some where some one is driving their collector car for the last time but they don't know it . Drive your car every time like it could be the last memory of it .

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Re: Memories, a blast from the past
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2021, 07:37:38 PM »
You look like Gangsters.

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Re: Memories, a blast from the past
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2021, 09:02:55 PM »
It was the 70’s
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Re: Memories, a blast from the past
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2021, 09:13:30 PM »
I still got that suit and it may still fit since I’ve lost a bunch of weight


you should wear it week from  Friday


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Re: Memories, a blast from the past
« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2021, 10:03:33 PM »
A trip to the attic may be in store
Owned since 1971, now driven over 242,000 miles, makes me smile every time I drive it and it makes me feel 21 again.😎