Those cars of my younger years
1967 Mustang.... Lee Iaccoca, father of the Mustang just passed away. Did you ever own one? I didn't but sorta wish I had, it was a cool car.
I mentioned in yesterday’s blog about getting the wrong parts from a parts house. Ask any man who has worked on his own car if he was ever given the wrong part. I would bet more than 95% have.
When I retired I spend a lot of time at a local one man parts house. A great guy. Several times customers came back, “Hey Bill these are the wrong brake shoes!” (etc)
“Let me check.” Bill would say. “Crap Tom, that car takes two types, I’m sorry dude, I gave you the wrong ones. Let me get the right ones.” Sometimes he would give the customer a tube of grease or small can of oil as a freebee.
After a few times I said, “Man that has happened to me more times than I can count.”
“Jack, I wasn’t straight with Tom,” I didn’t have the right shoes for his car, I knew those were wrong. So when he left I ordered the right ones and I would have them when he came back. If I had told him I didn’t have them, he would have driven into town to NAPA and got them. That is terrible, but it is the part’s business.”
I kinda understood, but I did tell him, “Man when you have only one car, and you tear the wheel down and the shoe doesn’t fit, you gotta put it all back together and drive back to get the right ones. I KNOW because I did it. There were times if I knew it was on purpose……..”
We were still friends, but my respect dropped. I was hurt.
But that is not the HURT Imma talking about. Remember a few blogs back I told of unusual/odd signs. Some of you had some good ones. We follow our antique GPS. On US29 we both cracked up, “HURT NEXT TWO EXITS”,
I told Sherry I refused to hurt at any exit today!
Yep, there is a Hurt, VA.
Note, Myra, I had to smile remembering the story of the renter naming the baby after your mom!!!!!
Krekel Custard and Hamburgers has used Chicken Cadillacs as their 'symbol' for years they are up to the '70s Caddy now methinks. (I do not get the connection???)
The banana car? this is a quote:
It had long been the desire of Steve Braithwaite, a native of England now living in America, to be the most ridiculous man in the world. Having a goofy pompadour haircut for many years was simply not enough and so he had to think big. "What sort of car would the most ridiculous man in the world drive" he asked himself one day "I know, a banana car" he answered.
I just collect the car photos. LOL