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I wouldn't have liked living in a black & white world..I like color :)  The 50s seem so far removed from the world I know...it may as well be the 1850s.   Now the late 60s-early 70s would have been fun, IMO--for the music, the cars, the culture..would have been a fun time to be a young engineer at a place like JPL, NASA, BBN, or SRI driving something like a  '69/70 Mach 1, '70 Challenger R/T or an early 911...

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I cannot even imagine the racism back in the fifties, ugh.

 

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WOW, Ford Recalling 1.48 million Pickups

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ford-motor-recall/ford-recalls-1-48-million-f-150-pickups-in-north-america-over-transmissions-idUSKCN1Q21SC

Lexus tops Dependability data while Fiat struggles at the bottom.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-autos-rankings-survey/lexus-tops-2019-dependability-rankings-fiat-struggles-idUSKCN1Q21J5

Awesome that Chevrolet is higher dependability than Mercedes-Benz

https://fingfx.thomsonreuters.com/gfx/editorcharts/USA-AUTOS-JDPOWER/0H001PBB84MY/index.html

Ghosn's compensation is getting poorer after the board decided to scrap his pay package due to current issues.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-nissan-ghosn-renault-salary/renault-scraps-parts-of-ghosns-pay-deal-idUSKCN1Q21MU

Interesting day in the Auto world.

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10 hours ago, dfelt said:

Is this the video?

yes

10 hours ago, oldshurst442 said:

(Even though those V8 sounds happen to come out ugly, crappy pick-up trucks)

You have no taste, but that's already been established.

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2 hours ago, dfelt said:

But would you have enjoyed the 50's pay scale, lack of tech, so many other issues with the 50's outside of our enjoyment of auto's?

MUSIC

You forgot about the music...

And I do not know if I could forgo all that we have today for the 1950s. It seems that some social problems still exist and never went away and some are actually accentuated...(that may seem to be a blemish for today's world...)

About the music, although I did not get to enjoy it when it was happening, I get to enjoy the magic and romance of rock-n-roll  on todays tech called youtube. And because I was a teenager in the 1980s, that same feel of what the 1950s may have been like, 1980s magic of 1980s movies, 1980s TV and 1980s music were lived by me.  Minus the cars of the 1980s. 

I wish we could tone down the social media mess...THAT would be as far as my complaints  could go with today.

I bitch about today an awful lot, but it aint all that bad. 

Im scared to how bad folk could use all this tech we got against us. Our freedoms may be at peril. 

But all the good things we could do with all this tech is just mind blowing. THAT would be a good thing. 

And if we want to reminisce about the good old days...well...guess what?

The internet is like a time machine. We could revisist and see any time period we want. Just by typing away what we want to see or hear about our past and press "enter".

Awesome stuff.

I dont think I could do away with that. 

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Of course- there's compromises no matter where you come down on the timeline. Internet stuff is cool, some of it anyway. More music; yep. Better entertainment; yep.

But there's a lot of little things that fall the other way. Not worrying about locking your door or your car. Much stronger sense of community/neighborly-ness. A fridge that lasts longer than 12 years. Quality construction. Only 3 potato chip flavors to choose from. People minding their own business where prudent. Cheap Tuckers.

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Never going to romanticize an era where anyone who wasn't a straight white male was dirt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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14 hours ago, balthazar said:

That's a ridiculous overstatement.

I understand the sentiment behind it, but yes, it is an overstatement.

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We cant erase our past mistakes. Only learn from them and to NEVER repeat them.

That goes for ALL humanity in all of its colours and cultures.

 

 

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Looks like Elmer went wild with a JC Whitney catalog. 

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13 minutes ago, Robert Hall said:

Looks like Elmer went wild with a JC Whitney catalog. 

Still love Ford products of that era though.

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Yeah, haven’t seen one in a few years.  I remember a couple nice 55-56 Fords at Barrett-Jackson a few years ago.  A Victoria with the tinted roof panel and a convertible.  

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13 hours ago, Robert Hall said:

Yeah, haven’t seen one in a few years.  I remember a couple nice 55-56 Fords at Barrett-Jackson a few years ago.  A Victoria with the tinted roof panel and a convertible.  

I always wanted a non glass roof Crown Vic. I had a chance to buy one cheap before prices on these got stupid.

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The Plexi-roofed Crestline/Crown Vic is the Skyliner, built '54-56 (in '56: 'Crown Victoria Skyliner'). The convert was the Sunliner.
The '56, with the roofline 'basket handle', is definitely the swankiest.

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On 2/6/2019 at 7:00 PM, ocnblu said:

Sad because I have a sudden limit on my ability to react to comments at Cheers & Gears.  My reactions convey deep meaning.  I am not a wordy guy, I like to keep things short and to the point, so this development is somewhat of a catastrophe.

Nothing should have changed with your account.

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38 minutes ago, Drew Dowdell said:

Nothing should have changed with your account.

Not sure what happened that day, I wasn't even on that much, let alone "react" a bunch of times.

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6 minutes ago, ocnblu said:

Not sure what happened that day, I wasn't even on that much, let alone "react" a bunch of times.

Maybe the EV gods are playing with you! ;) 

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Just now, dfelt said:

Maybe the EV tech nerds and dreamers are playing with you! ;) 

 

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Just now, Drew Dowdell said:

I can hear it rusting from here. 

I saw two on the road just today here in SE PA.

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