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I found the Dittos print ad!

http://www.bermanphoto.com/ntzcsggdco1wpjzji8705w6qz8t9xl

They had these in all these goofy colors.  At this time, the guys were wearing Levi's corduroys in all these different colors, Hang Ten t-shirts, Clarks wallabees shoes, and Greg Brady hair.  Truly a forgettable time in American apparel and style.

 

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Just now, trinacriabob said:

I found the Dittos print ad!

http://www.bermanphoto.com/ntzcsggdco1wpjzji8705w6qz8t9xl

They had these in all these goofy colors.  The guys were wearing Levi's corduroys in all these different colors, Hang Ten t-shirts, Clarks wallabees, and Greg Brady hair.  Truly a forgettable time in American apparel and style.

 

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2 minutes ago, trinacriabob said:

I found the Dittos print ad!

http://www.bermanphoto.com/ntzcsggdco1wpjzji8705w6qz8t9xl

They had these in all these goofy colors.  At this time, the guys were wearing Levi's corduroys in all these different colors, Hang Ten t-shirts, Clarks wallabees shoes, and Greg Brady hair.  Truly a forgettable time in American apparel and style.

 

A bit before my time, but my sister remembers that era (she graduated from high school in '75).   I do remember the early 80s Jordache ads with Brooke Shields.  

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Have to say I agree with Allen Greenspan about 2019. Pay off debt and save, we are looking at bad times ahead.

http://fortune.com/2018/12/18/alan-greenspan-investors-run-for-cover-recession/

Ugly, Ugly Ugly! 

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Back to cars - when GM stole America's heart with its frameless door colonnade opera windowed coupes ... which had great engines and great transmissions and could go the distance.

1975 - last call for round headlights, but still sold like hot cakes - enter the inline 6 ... there weren't that many around ... they were usually the loss leader advertised for $ 3,999 and had no a/c ... this same year, Olds also released the 260 c.i. V8 and was dubbing it the "baby V8."  I think this was the last year for the bucket seats that swiveled out toward the door.

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1976 - a good thing gets even better ... over half a million of this model alone sold ... this was a cool color and they also had the real dark burgundy called "mahogany" at the same time ... back in the day when you could pick from close to 20 colors, free of charge ...

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I always liked the look of the '76-77 442 with it's laid-back waterfall grille..

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8 hours ago, dfelt said:

Have to say I agree with Allen Greenspan about 2019. Pay off debt and save, we are looking at bad times ahead.

http://fortune.com/2018/12/18/alan-greenspan-investors-run-for-cover-recession/

I'd like to know his basis for his claim of "on the verge of high inflation, high unemployment", when the inverse is the case. I also missed the mention of when/2019.
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19 hours ago, Robert Hall said:

A bit before my time, but my sister remembers that era (she graduated from high school in '75).   I do remember the early 80s Jordache ads with Brooke Shields.  

Haha.  Brooke Shields went on to become a Princeton University graduate.

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42 minutes ago, A Horse With No Name said:

 

I'd take the Bronco and Mach 1. 

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19 minutes ago, Robert Hall said:

I'd take the Bronco and Mach 1. 

You and me both!  That is such a wonderful era of Mustang.

29 minutes ago, trinacriabob said:

Haha.  Brooke Shields went on to become a Princeton University graduate.

She is a smart lady. I read part of the book she wrote on postpartum depression.  An admirable human being in some ways.

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Interesting technology, should save a ton of money and help the environment at the same time...

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Good review, not sure if we posted this elsewhere here. last few days have been a blur.

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She is one of my favorite people on the internet. Neat shop tour, she has lots of fun with her work.

She has no trouble getting dirty...look at the vintage truck at 4:10.

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19 minutes ago, balthazar said:

Short stroke 455, stock specs, running in the 12s (don't have an exact time).

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That is hot enough to get me thinking indecent thoughts.

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I saw the movie White Men Can't Jump for the first time. 

I was shocked to see some cool muscle cars in it...

Chevelle

1969 Chevrolet Chevelle

 

Charger

1971 Dodge Charger

 

Olds Cutlass Convertible

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Pontiac Trans Am

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I was mildly entertained by the movie. very 1990s dialogue.  Very 1990s  premise. (DUH! Made in 1992)  I enjoyed it but I have a feeling I enjoyed more because of the pleasant easter eggs that were these cars. 

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19 hours ago, A Horse With No Name said:

Interesting technology, should save a ton of money and help the environment at the same time...

Very cool tech, thanks for posting.

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1 minute ago, Robert Hall said:

That's pretty cool... 

Ford is doing some cool things lately that have mitigated my nasty (not sure why the eff I feel/felt that way) feelings towards them.

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