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Meh- Dodge has 12 color options, Silverado has 10. Dodge has 1 bright blue, but like 4 in the gray family.
It seems like a better palette but in looking directly, I think both could use serious improvement.

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39 minutes ago, balthazar said:

Meh- Dodge has 12 color options, Silverado has 10. Dodge has 1 bright blue, but like 4 in the gray family.
It seems like a better palette but in looking directly, I think both could use serious improvement.

Lookit dis :

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...and they looked good in every single one of them. 

 

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11 minutes ago, balthazar said:

I have a hard n fast ban against yellows & oranges personally, but I like that the choices are there.

Hella yella looks good on the new 2020/2021 Wrangler. 

Orange looked good on the 69 Camaro and SS 396 Chevelle, 69 Judge, etc. 

As much as I am going to wash my fingers with soap for even typing this, the Kia Soul looks fantastic in bright colors (Horse heads for soap for typing this...)

Depends on the vehicle. 

Some Street rods look good in yellow or Orange....the Coupe from American Graffiti for example. 

I can see why Yellow would be a poor choice on a HD Diesel truck. Or a B59. 

But Mayfair Maze was a fantastic color for 1960's Pontiacs. But 1960's Pontiacs and 1930's Fords are some of the most aestheically pleasing vehicles ever built...they would still look good covered in cow shit for that matter. 

 

And with a two tone white, GMC/Chevy trucks of the 67/72 Era looked good in orange. Or the period Yellow. I would rock one without complaint. 

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1 hour ago, A Horse With No Name said:

Hella yella looks good on the new 2020/2021 Wrangler. 

Orange looked good on the 69 Camaro and SS 396 Chevelle, 69 Judge, etc. 

As much as I am going to wash my fingers with soap for even typing this, the Kia Soul looks fantastic in bright colors (Horse heads for soap for typing this...)

Depends on the vehicle. 

Some Street rods look good in yellow or Orange....the Coupe from American Graffiti for example. 

I can see why Yellow would be a poor choice on a HD Diesel truck. Or a B59. 

But Mayfair Maze was a fantastic color for 1960's Pontiacs. But 1960's Pontiacs and 1930's Fords are some of the most aestheically pleasing vehicles ever built...they would still look good covered in cow shit for that matter. 

 

And with a two tone white, GMC/Chevy trucks of the 67/72 Era looked good in orange. Or the period Yellow. I would rock one without complaint. 

'65-67 Corvettes, esp. convertibles look great in that pale yellow they had back then.

Bright yellow was an iconic color for the '69-70 Boss 302 Mustang.   

Today, bright orange or bright yellow seem to be popular on the GT models of Porsches and more exotic fare like Lambos, but I prefer Porsches in the more subtle colors, like dark brown or dark green... 

The upcoming Bronco 2dr looks good in orange, at least in pictures..

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2 hours ago, A Horse With No Name said:

Mayfair Maze was a fantastic color for 1960's Pontiacs.

Always though it was the worst.
I generally agree with your other points (no B-59 / big truck yellow-family, '70s GM 2-tone trucks look good). I liked the circa 2018 retro-painted SIlverados, and I would not have thought I would based on a verbal description.

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2 hours ago, balthazar said:

I have a hard n fast ban against yellows & oranges personally, but I like that the choices are there.

Yellow - no (agreed)

Orange - in rare instances

Rust (metallic) - often very nice on the right car

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Here's a good example of colors...in orange, the C8 looks like a cartoonish Cheeto,  but looks quite nice in Zeus Bronze...(the bronze w/ the tan interior is exactly how I'd spec one). 

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1 hour ago, balthazar said:

Always though it was the worst.
I generally agree with your other points (no B-59 / big truck yellow-family, '70s GM 2-tone trucks look good). I liked the circa 2018 retro-painted SIlverados, and I would not have thought I would based on a verbal description.

Always liked odd colors on 60's Pontiacs. Iris mist 65 GTO would be the bomb. 

 

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My order has arrived

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I love it. 

1 hour ago, Robert Hall said:

Here's a good example of colors...in orange, the C8 looks like a cartoonish Cheeto,  but looks quite nice in Zeus Bronze...(the bronze w/ the tan interior is exactly how I'd spec one). 

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See I would buy it in the orange. Actually, in a wierd reversal of things....I would trade it in on a Raptor. Ford has a color called Blue Jeans which looks fantastic. 

1 hour ago, trinacriabob said:

Yellow - no (agreed)

Orange - in rare instances

Rust (metallic) - often very nice on the right car

The Bowns of the 70's were fantastic. 

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70's green looks good also IMHO. 

 

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Although hard to go bad with basic black. 

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1 hour ago, balthazar said:

Blorf. 
 

About 5 yrs back my local Ford dealer had a bright yellow F-150 STX; it sat on the lot about 6 mnths cause no one wanted it.

I can appreciate that. Ford has such nice blues, would love that in blue. 

People want grey, silver, black or white anymore for the most part anyways. 

Cactus Grey in the bronco has really grown on me. 

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Snazzberry looks good on gladiator/Wrangler. 

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Focus ST is another car that looks good in Orange. 

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Best looking orange car ever, IMHO. 

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It's cousin is no slouch in yellow..

 

Obviously...even Toyotas have thier limits...

Speaking of yellow...

 

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26 minutes ago, A Horse With No Name said:

Always liked odd colors on 60's Pontiacs. Iris mist 65 GTO would be the bomb. 

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That Pontiac color is very cool.  They put out some weird similar colors on some big GM cars in the mid to late '50s.

As for the Monte Carlos on that platform, I only liked the last 2 years when they stacked the rectangular headlamps.  Ditto for the Malibu Classic.

That GM metallic lime is inimitable.  It was as '76 as the day is long.  That was the only year it was available and it was a hoot to see ... usually trimmed out with white vinyl interiors and lime colored dashboards, seat belts, and carpeting.  Once in a lifetime.

I'll pass on the black '73 MC.  That nice Floridian ranch home in the background got my attention instead.

@Robert Hall  Agreed ... they dialed it for the new Corvette with that Zeus Bronze color.  It looks great and so does the interior ... not a pale and wimpy beige color.  When they get a good metallic bronze/saddle/copper color, it really helps a car stand out.  I liked the '75 Canyon Copper (Olds's name)  they put on Cutlass Supremes back in the day, as well as on many other GM cars.

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Patina with clearcoat...and an interesting electric motor video. 

 

 

 

4 minutes ago, trinacriabob said:

That Pontiac color is very cool.  They put out some weird similar colors in some big GM cars in the mid to late '50s.

As for the Monte Carlos on that platform, I only liked the last 2 years when they stacked the rectangular headlamps.  Ditto for the Malibu Classic.

That GM metallic lime is inimitable.  It was as '76 as the day is long.  That was the only year it was available and it was a hoot to see ... usually trimmed out with white vinyl interiors and lime colored dashboard, seat belts, and carpeting.  Once in a lifetime.

I'll pass on the black '73 MC.  That nice Floridian ranch home in the background got my attention instead.

@Robert Hall  Agreed ... they dialed it for the new Corvette with that Zeus Bronze color.  It looks great and so does the interior ... not a pale and wimpy beige color.  When they get a good metallic bronze/saddle/copper color, it really helps a car stand out.  I liked the '75 Canyon Copper (Olds's name)  they put on Cutlass Supremes back in the day, along with many other GM cars.

I really like the Cutty's better with the square headlights, actually. 

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That 70's GM maroon...Cadillac called it Firethorn red...Fantastic. 

...and yeah...I miss 1970's cars. 

Cutty in green...

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2 hours ago, A Horse With No Name said:

That 70's GM maroon...Cadillac called it Firethorn red...Fantastic. 

...and yeah...I miss 1970's cars. 

Cutty in green...

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This one here is a freakin' dream.  Probably even slightly better if in Salon trim.  (Not doable at all in Brougham trim.)

I think firethorn was a '77 color (more like a candy apple red).  They used the term mahogany for their burgundy in '76, with a super dark one that looked great, especially for Brougham seating.  For '75, it was cranberry.  Our neighbors bought a '75 coupe - silver with cranberry interior.  My parents bought a '76 like the one above, but certainly not in that color - swap out the lime for metallic blue.  That's why I remember all this - it was the years they were in the market and nicely done brochures were on people's living room coffee tables, where they belonged!

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'75 - cranberry interior - Supreme - buckets, no air based on panel and round vent vanes

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'75 - persimmon (metallic rust) exterior deserves honorable mention - Salon - tan inside, missing hood ornament; this one has a 455 V8!

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76 - mahogany interior and exterior - Supreme -  a waste to have metallic mirrors on both sides when it has rally wheels

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'77 - firethorn - Supreme - had to have had the 260 V8 to have a stick (5 speed) and bucket seats, very rare; after 4 years of round a/c vents on the passenger side, they went to rectangular ones (meh) for this last hurrah for the platform - this was the B-O-P and Chevy burgundy/red for this year across the board, maybe even Cadillac Motor Division

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4 hours ago, A Horse With No Name said:

That 70's GM maroon...Cadillac called it Firethorn red...Fantastic. 

Cadillac didn’t share paint palettes with the other divisions every time I’ve ever checked: 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s at least.

Here’s the darker red ‘77 Olds color (I think), and all other GM uses/names: 

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2 minutes ago, balthazar said:

Cadillac didn’t share paint palettes with the other divisions every time I’ve ever checked: 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s at least.

Okay.

But toward the late 50s, GM put a weird color on some of their bigger Olds and Pontiacs - a no cost option resembling the extra cost metallic paint that Velma had on her '78 Coupe de Ville that she beamed about - shown below on a Sedan de Ville of the same year.

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GM used to go all out with changing trim frequently back then - either they sold many more cars, they didn't pencil it out, or both.

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^ In my experience, it's very rare that GM ever re-used colors over significant amounts of time.

I thought I had an example; a one-year only color, Pontiac (and Olds/ Buick/ Chevy) had 'Skyline Blue' in '64. I know I read a piece on a '72 Pontiac where it was special painted that code paint... but it doesn't show up on paintref.com's cross-reference site. Must've been a true one-off in '72.

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In looking at '58 Pontiac colors, the one that looks closest to my eye to the Cad you pictured is 'Sunrise Coral', but it's a '58-59 color only. I think many people are under the impression that the automotive color palette is ultimately quite limited, when as a matter of fact it's enormous.

What is even closer to the Cad is Pontiac's '64 Sunfire Red, a lovely color... but it's a another one-year only, Buick/Pontiac-only color:

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 The Caddy pictured appears to be 'Light Cedar Firemist', but it's only a '79 Cadillac color. The Firemist paints were unique metallics, only on Cadillacs.

Cadillac had 20 colors in '79, with 6 of those being extra-cost Firemist metallics.

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3 hours ago, balthazar said:

^ In my experience, it's very rare that GM ever re-used colors over significant amounts of time.

I thought I had an example; a one-year only color, Pontiac (and Olds/ Buick/ Chevy) had 'Skyline Blue' in '64. I know I read a piece on a '72 Pontiac where it was special painted that code paint... but it doesn't show up on paintref.com's cross-reference site. Must've been a true one-off in '72.

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In looking at '58 Pontiac colors, the one that looks closest to my eye to the Cad you pictured is 'Sunrise Coral', but it's a '58-59 color only. I think many people are under the impression that the automotive color palette is ultimately quite limited, when as a matter of fact it's enormous.

What is even closer to the Cad is Pontiac's '64 Sunfire Red, a lovely color... but it's a another one-year only, Buick/Pontiac-only color:

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 The Caddy pictured appears to be 'Light Cedar Firemist', but it's only a '79 Cadillac color. The Firemist paints were unique metallics, only on Cadillacs.

Cadillac had 20 colors in '79, with 6 of those being extra-cost Firemist metallics.

Right, her Coupe de Ville (this lady was a character) was an extra cost Firemist color.  With that color, a burgundy landau, and a burgundy leather interior, she had every reason to be proud of it.  It would have been nicer if it had alloys - and Cadillac had them - instead of the wire wheels, which I've never really liked.

Okay, you steered me in the right direction.  It was a 1959 color on some Pontiacs.  Every once in a blue moon, I'd see one that was hanging on and being pampered to be a classic.  There was no color like it.

Here are some examples of those Pontiacs, across various body styles:

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convertible

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coupe

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sedan

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station wagon (this had to be the original paint)

It would be neat to see one in this "coral" color, as you mentioned, in excellent condition.  What would not be neat is having to drive one around in wet conditions with drum brakes at all 4 wheels.

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8 hours ago, Robert Hall said:

I remember those '76-77 Supremes being very popular when I was a kid..they were everywhere.

I always liked the '76-77 442 w/ the slopey grille and fastback roofline..

 

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They made one of these with that same sloped back lite and an opera window.  I liked it a little more.

Even better, they made a few Buick Century coupes with the canted grille and also with a formal notchback rear lite and an opera window.  Those were rare, since most of them also had the triangular window like you've shown above.

I am now lamenting the loss of rear wheel drive being the norm.  All these boulevardiers on a ladder type chassis/frame rode so well.  It was a bullet proof platform and they were easier to service.

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Here, you have corroboration of the legitimacy of schemata:

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a Volvo wagon, a Cal (Berkeley) sticker, a pro-Hillary sticker, and, the car was spotted in the Bay Area before the last election, possibly inside the San Francisco city limits. 

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20 hours ago, trinacriabob said:

It would have been nicer if it had alloys - and Cadillac had them - instead of the wire wheels, which I've never really liked.

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• The only Cadillac alloys in this period ('77-79) was on the FWD Eldorado ('79 and up). And you could get genuine wire wheels on the Seville Elegante. But the big cars either had hubcaps or wire wheel covers; didn't get alloys until it went FWD in '85.

• That Pontiac above looks like their version of what Buick dubbed 'Lido Lavender'.

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One thing I realized about vintage GM paints is that I was confusing Firethorn with Firemist...  Firethorn was a specific late 70s color, while Firemist was a style of paint--metallics?   I've seen reds and aquas, etc from the 60s-70s referred to as Firemist.   Something like that? 

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1 hour ago, ykX said:

Ford actually listened to its customers, which I think is great.

Ford Bronco will get a manual with the Sasquatch package after all

https://www.autoblog.com/2020/09/21/ford-bronco-manual-sasquatch-package/

 

This is probably my favorite new vehicle.

1 hour ago, Robert Hall said:

One thing I realized about vintage GM paints is that I was confusing Firethorn with Firemist...  Firethorn was a specific late 70s color, while Firemist was a style of paint--metallics?   I've seen reds and aquas, etc from the 60s-70s referred to as Firemist.   Something like that? 

I think, Baltahzar can probably tell us. 

I had my 70 Chevelle in high school repainted from white to Firethron Red, a Cadillac color supposedly. the body shop guy who did the painting said it was the same color as on olds and Buick, Baltahzar set that one straight. 

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Interesting first review of the 2021 Yukon Denali. I will say that I am tired of it being compared to smaller European luxury SUV/CUV's but then what else is there to compare it too. I do love the new interior on the Yukon Denali.

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Newest photo's show the true size of the Ford Maverick Mini Pickup with a Ford Ranger right behind it. additional views of the truck with the Ranger on the site.

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7 hours ago, Robert Hall said:

One thing I realized about vintage GM paints is that I was confusing Firethorn with Firemist...  Firethorn was a specific late 70s color, while Firemist was a style of paint--metallics?   I've seen reds and aquas, etc from the 60s-70s referred to as Firemist.   Something like that? 

 

On 9/19/2020 at 6:43 PM, balthazar said:

The Firemist paints were unique metallics, only on Cadillacs.

 

 

 

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Do you like the BMW X5 but want a better motor with more displacement? How about a GM 6.2L V8, AWD, 420 HP & 460 lb-ft of torque matted to a GM 8sp transmission!

VinFast, Vietnam first auto company has decided to start with a SUV of quality. With the challanges and expense of clean sheeting an auto, VinFast choose to go to Magna Steyr of Austria which redesigned the BMW X5 SUV for BMW. As a new auto company, they signed Magna Steyr and had Pininfarina work with them to build a 21st century SUV with a reliable V8 motor. 

VinFast SUV is called the President and comes loaded at the set price of $164,000.

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VW Commercial who makes the Amarok pickup on a proprietary platform has confirmed along with Ford that the next VW Pickup truck will move to Ford's Global Ranger Platform and possibly come to America.

https://www.motor1.com/news/444921/ford-ranger-advantage-vw-amarok/

To QUOTE the story: Ford Australia’s president, Andrew Birkic, told Car Sales the next Ranger already has the edge over the new Volkswagen Amarok. As a refresher, VW’s pickup will switch from its proprietary platform to Ranger underpinnings with the next generation. In fact, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles admitted recently the Amarok would’ve been discontinued had it not been for the tie-up with Ford.

Australian media is reporting the Raptor variant is earmarked for North America this time around, complete with a revamped 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 engine while other markets will get the amped-up truck with 2.0- and 3.0-liter diesels.

VW is preparing its own potent version of the Amarok that would carry the “R” suffix.

 

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21 minutes ago, David said:

Do you like the BMW X5 but want a better motor with more displacement? How about a GM 6.2L V8, AWD, 420 HP & 460 lb-ft of torque matted to a GM 8sp transmission!

VinFast, Vietnam first auto company has decided to start with a SUV of quality. With the challanges and expense of clean sheeting an auto, VinFast choose to go to Magna Steyr of Austria which redesigned the BMW X5 SUV for BMW. As a new auto company, they signed Magna Steyr and had Pininfarina work with them to build a 21st century SUV with a reliable V8 motor. 

VinFast SUV is called the President and comes loaded at the set price of $164,000.

Full story here: https://jalopnik.com/you-can-get-a-brand-new-bmw-x5-with-a-6-2-liter-gm-v8-e-1845132236

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Smokey and the Bandit themed SUV?

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8 minutes ago, daves87rs said:

Smokey and the Bandit themed SUV?

At least it is better looking than BMW version and a better more reasonable to repair engine. :D 

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Have to agree with AAA that the Active Driving assistance systems interfere with safe driving than help. Makes Drivers lazy.

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Historical Trends are showing the fall in gas prices that will be good for everyone. Lowest level in the last 12 weeks according to the AAA report.

  • The nation’s top 10 largest weekly decreases: Ohio (-10 cents), Kentucky (-7 cents), Indiana (-6 cents), Michigan (-5 cents), North Carolina (-5 cents), South Carolina (-5 cents), Wisconsin (-4 cents), Washington, D.C. (-4 cents), Tennessee (-4 cents) and Illinois (-4 cents).
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It's annoying living in IL with local fuel prices(87 octane) at $2.24/gallon and I can cross the river to Missouri and the last I saw last week was $1.79/gallon. I ride the bus to work though so I never take advantage of the much lower fuel prices... they just taunt me. 

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This damn thing is airborne.  I am fairly burned out on reading about Covid-19.  I wear a mask where I am supposed to (with some K95s I bought for more critical circumstances).  I have even flown a few times and not been exposed to it. 

Here's what we should know but many don't, based on what I've read within the last few days ... and months ago.  It's in the airspace that people with it had occupied that airspace.  They probably just were talking and breathing instead of sneezing. Its longevity is just estimates that no one really can pin down. The problem is that it's absurdly resilient or it wouldn't have caused this.  That's why healthy people at house parties, in classrooms, and at watering hotels who are hanging all over each other have gotten it.  The one thing I notice is how the average age keeps moving lower.

 

 

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I've been avoiding public enclosed spaces since March..really the only place I feel completely safe is in my house or yard... I'm hesitant to get on an airplane or go in a store or restaurant anytime soon.. 

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I've ranted against the profession of 'journalism' more than once here. I put the name in quotes because I feel it's strayed miles wide from it's purpose and guiding principals for many years now. Here's a perfect example :

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Now... I'll click on a 'chick link' to see what they might look like. Call it 'people watching'. But so many of these 'social / celeb' shorts do the very same thing; they post a photograph, then describe what's in the photograph. Duh, I'm reading; I have eyes. Then they top off their laborious 3 sentences with gushing praise, such as the above's "gave us major fashion inspiration". Damn, leopard skin & leather have been around for a solid 50 years now. And what exactly is the "fall look" about it??
Sewage water journalism; describing what a photo shows, then heaping priase on the mediocre.

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1 hour ago, balthazar said:

I've ranted against the profession of 'journalism' more than once here. I put the name in quotes because I feel it's strayed miles wide from it's purpose and guiding principals for many years now. Here's a perfect example :

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Now... I'll click on a 'chick link' to see what they might look like. Call it 'people watching'. But so many of these 'social / celeb' shorts do the very same thing; they post a photograph, then describe what's in the photograph. Duh, I'm reading; I have eyes. Then they top off their laborious 3 sentences with gushing praise, such as the above's "gave us major fashion inspiration". Damn, leopard skin & leather have been around for a solid 50 years now. And what exactly is the "fall look" about it??
Sewage water journalism; describing what a photo shows, then heaping priase on the mediocre.

Social Media is for sure NOT JOURNALISM. Not sure why so many people think it is. They all need to get out and live their own life rather than watch / follow someone else.

Who Cares About Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman and Especially their Daughter! Nothing of interest in years from them in the movie business and I do not care what they do in their social life.

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46 minutes ago, balthazar said:

I didn't check paintref.com, but this '76 Trans Am is supposedly 'Firethorn Red' :

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Regardless of the color, this, and '75, were my favorite Firebird years - a much improved front compared to '70 to '73, a wraparound rear back lite not found in '74, and without the pinched "Smokey and the Bandit" grille which began in '77.  Just right ...

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45 minutes ago, David said:

Social Media is for sure NOT JOURNALISM. Not sure why so many people think it is. They all need to get out and live their own life rather than watch / follow someone else.

Who Cares About Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman and Especially their Daughter! Nothing of interest in years from them in the movie business and I do not care what they do in their social life.

When one spends their formative years in SoCal, they either fall in love with media types ... or become averse to and burned out on hearing about everything they do.  Only a small amount of it is interesting and/or newsworthy. 

I have a fairly basic rule from years ago - I don't want anyone with an entertainment background who didn't cut their teeth on law school (or business school) and didn't cut some teeth again as a lawyer, in the military, and/or as a "professional" politician to be in important posts in public office ... with few exceptions.

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4 hours ago, trinacriabob said:

This damn thing is airborne.  I am fairly burned out on reading about Covid-19.  I wear a mask where I am supposed to (with some K95s I bought for more critical circumstances).  I have even flown a few times and not been exposed to it. 

Here's what we should know but many don't, based on what I've read within the last few days ... and months ago.  It's in the airspace that people with it had occupied that airspace.  They probably just were talking and breathing instead of sneezing. Its longevity is just estimates that no one really can pin down. The problem is that it's absurdly resilient or it wouldn't have caused this.  That's why healthy people at house parties, in classrooms, and at watering hotels who are hanging all over each other have gotten it.  The one thing I notice is how the average age keeps moving lower.

 

 

I am not getting a good feeling about this. I’ve already lost a few friends this year, and it’s not like they were old and sickly. It’s going to get much colder earlier this year for everyone not in the west and southwest. While there are lots of politics floating around, I would think more folks were err on the side of caution, just to be safe. With my asthma-I’m not taking chances. 

I think most folks are just done with this...period. But I always wondered if folks ever checked the history of stuff like this to see what happens-it’s not pretty! It it going to be a very rough end of the year.....I hope I am wrong.....

On a happier note, we might get more snow this year........

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OUCH, Ya just cannot stop STUPID from going 4x4ing. Stuck Wrangler on a bike trail.

https://www.thedrive.com/news/36651/theres-a-jeep-wrangler-dangling-off-a-cliff-in-california-after-some-fool-drove-up-a-bike-trail

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Gotta Love Custom Projects. Mercedes has nothing on this bad boy 6x6 Cadillac Hurst!

Powering this six-wheel-drive heavy metal album cover is a 6V53 Detroit Diesel engine

https://www.thedrive.com/news/36565/meet-the-detroit-diesel-powered-6x6-cadillac-hearse-that-rides-on-60-inch-mud-tires

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Garrett Turbo manufacture has filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy due to two issues. BIG BIG DROP in Auto Sales and BIGGER Yet is the Asbestos Liability Honeywell dumped on them in 2018 as Garrett discovered by Honeywell executive that used their spin off to jettison financial liabilities. As such Garrett has sued Honeywell to invalidate that clause in their spin off agreement.

To Quote the company:

"Although the fundamentals of our business are strong and we have continued to try to develop our business strategy, the financial strains of the heavy debt load and liabilities we inherited in the spinoff from Honeywell—all exacerbated by COVID-19—have created a significant long-term burden on our business," said Olivier Rabiller, president and CEO of the newly Switzerland-based firm

https://www.thedrive.com/news/36636/turbocharger-manufacturer-garrett-files-for-bankruptcy

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The power War is about to get even bigger as Whipple is brining out a new 3.8L Gen 5 super charger to power up your V8 engines. 

The story is stating the 2021/2022 Hellcat will have this, they do not say, but I have to think this could push the V8 to close to 1000HP 😮 

To quote:

Comments from Whipple on its Instagram post confirm that kits to fit its 3.8 to 6.2-liter, supercharged V8s from Ford's rivals are also in the works. One such kit will be offered as a straight upgrade to the factory 2.4-liter blower on FCA's Hellcat V8, which will soon power a trio of Dodges, not to mention the 2021 Ram TRX. Another will be compatible with the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon's more intensely boosted motor, and yet another will fit the Chevrolet LT4 found in the C7 Corvette Z06 and the Camaro ZL1 1LE.

https://www.thedrive.com/news/35883/whipples-new-3-8-liter-supercharger-is-like-steroids-for-your-coyote-hellcat-or-lt-v8

 

 

Wonder what ever happened to this 32 wheel bus, The Cyclops?

 

No thanks to this idiot and fugitive, he predicts that by 2022 Nissan will go Bankrupt.

https://www.thedrive.com/news/31927/fugitive-nissan-ceo-carlos-ghosn-predicts-nissan-will-go-bankrupt-by-2022

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What?  I don't believe that they ran out of names for hurricanes and have had to go to Greek letters.  Correct me if I'm wrong but I haven't ever heard of hurricanes with names like Helga, Guido, Latoya, and Hamid.

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9 minutes ago, trinacriabob said:

What?  I don't believe that they ran out of names for hurricanes and have had to go to Greek letters.  Correct me if I'm wrong but I haven't ever heard of hurricanes with names like Helga, Guido, Latoya, and Hamid.

RIGHT! Why not a Moses, Cain or Budda.

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WOW, Dunkin Donuts to Close 800 locations, 8% of their stores and push to a contactless store experience much like the Amazon Fresh stores on top of other changes. Pandemic is really going to change the interaction of how we shop, interact with others, etc.

https://www.eatthis.com/dunkin-major-changes/

https://www.eatthis.com/dunkin-closing-locations-for-good/?utm_source=msn&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=msn-feed

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3 hours ago, David said:

RIGHT! Why not a Moses, Cain or Budda.

Let's not forget possibilities like Abu (? spelling) from "The Simpsons."

1 hour ago, David said:

WOW, Dunkin Donuts to Close 800 locations, 8% of their stores and push to a contactless store experience much like the Amazon Fresh stores on top of other changes. Pandemic is really going to change the interaction of how we shop, interact with others, etc.

I like Dunkin' Donuts.  They have nicer stores in some suburbs and it's good to have your donut and coffee inside, much like it would be at Tim Horton's in Canada.

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35 minutes ago, trinacriabob said:

Let's not forget possibilities like Abu (? spelling) from "The Simpsons."

I like Dunkin' Donuts.  They have nicer stores in some suburbs and it's good to have your donut and coffee inside, much like it would be at Tim Horton's in Canada.

I like Dunkin also..have two within a mile of me, and a Krispy Kreme a bit farther away.  I wish I had a Tim Horton's nearby, oddly there are some in small towns like Coshocton, Ohio and in the Columbus metro area, but none in the Cleveland area.  But I get my 3 cups of Tim Horton's dark roast every morning from my Keurig....

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14 hours ago, David said:

Ouch, another toxic truck bits the dust.

One reason to go Electric!

On a positive note, this is gorgeous.

23 minutes ago, Robert Hall said:

I like Dunkin also..have two within a mile of me, and a Krispy Kreme a bit farther away.  I wish I had a Tim Horton's nearby, oddly there are some in small towns like Coshocton, Ohio and in the Columbus metro area, but none in the Cleveland area.  But I get my 3 cups of Tim Horton's dark roast every morning from my Keurig....

I brew my own at home, saves lots of money.

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44 minutes ago, Robert Hall said:

I wish I had a Tim Horton's nearby, oddly there are some in small towns like Coshocton, Ohio and in the Columbus metro area, but none in the Cleveland area.  But I get my 3 cups of Tim Horton's dark roast every morning from my Keurig....

There are some Timmys in small towns in North America and they seem to do well or they wouldn't be there.  Just like A&Ws would plant themselves in random small North American towns.

However, for the ambiance, you can't beat a Tim Horton's location for a hot drink and a fixed up bagel or a muffin in a Canadian resort area or an urban Canadian setting, eating and drinking with the "eh" or "allo" (how Francophones say hello) crowd.

22 minutes ago, A Horse With No Name said:

I brew my own at home, saves lots of money.

I go through a lot of tea bags at home.  But, every once in a while, it's great to get your coffee or tea in one of these places and enjoy the moment.

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8 minutes ago, trinacriabob said:

There are some Timmys in small towns in North America and they seem to do well or they wouldn't be there.  Just like A&Ws would plant themselves in random small North American towns.

However, for the ambiance, you can't beat a Tim Horton's location for a hot drink and a fixed up bagel or a muffin in a Canadian resort area or an urban Canadian setting, eating and drinking with the "eh" or "allo" (how Francophones say hello) crowd.

I go through a lot of tea bags at home.  But, every once in a while, it's great to get your coffee or tea in one of these places and enjoy the moment.

Yeah, I haven't been in a Dunkin or Tim's in years...I occasionally leave the house and go through the drive thru at Dunkin..   in the before time, my favorite get of the house and enjoy a breakfast place is Bruegger's Bagels...a large coffee and an everything bagel w/ bacon, egg and cheese was a favorite going back 20+ years--used to go to one in Colorado Springs, Denver, Phoenix, and now here.   When I was at MCI/Worldcom back in the late 90s, had a coworker that I used to meet up with at 6am at Brueggers once a week for breakfast..  I miss the simple pleasures of the before time.

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8 hours ago, trinacriabob said:

What?  I don't believe that they ran out of names for hurricanes and have had to go to Greek letters.  Correct me if I'm wrong but I haven't ever heard of hurricanes with names like Helga, Guido, Latoya, and Hamid.

Yeah, they've already gone through their regular A-Z names this season and looped around starting with Alpha then Beta...

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12 hours ago, Robert Hall said:

Yeah, they've already gone through their regular A-Z names this season and looped around starting with Alpha then Beta...

They should call one as Vladimir, I bet it will wipe out half of Florida ...

15 hours ago, A Horse With No Name said:

One reason to go Electric!

I think your forgot all these battery fires that go for hours and keep reigniting ...

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