Dakotahound
dakotahound
2/18/20
11:43 AM
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The Opel GT is a great car. It handles well, and has ample power. I had a red one when I was 19, and drove it across the country from Pennsylvania with everything that I owned in the back - two guitars, a small World War II surplus tent, a sleeping bag, pillow, and a duffel bag full of clothes. I meandered for about Read more

2/15/20
10:15 AM
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This is the first one that I have seen but, if you Google “Short VW Bus,” a lot of them appear. Read more

2/15/20
9:07 AM
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Yes, it looked somewhat unstable. That rear engine would make the front end very light.

2/9/20
3:42 PM
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Yes, especially in the winter - lots of open beach, and the Tiki bars are not crowded:

2/9/20
1:08 PM
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She is probably having a great time. It is a bright, sunny day with temperatures in the low 70s; the beach is fairly empty; and parking is available everywhere.

2/7/20
2:46 PM
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Interesting - I didn’t know that. It is amazing that the chassis lasted until the 80s (20 years). The main thing that I noticed were the bumper guards, which were not on the original Studebaker.

2/7/20
1:58 PM
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I’ve wondered about that myself. The image has been updated several times over the past few years, and some of it has changed (there used to be more tanks), but FRED is always there.

2/7/20
1:51 PM
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As I am reading this, and looking at the B-47E Stratojet, the house is experiencing intermittent rumbling. They must be testing something really big at the Pinecastle Impact Range today (it is a practice bombing range). Pinecastle is about 30 miles from our house. About three times a year, we can feel the impacts. Read more

2/7/20
11:33 AM
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I have always thought that owning a restored classic would be fun, and my personal favorite is the Auburn 851 Speedster. That was before I got to ride in, and drive, some classics (a 1936 Ford Coupe and a 1957 Bel Air) - they were kind of awful. For driving, a resto-mod would, by far, be my preference. I am sure that Read more

2/7/20
11:26 AM
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I have always liked the design, although cooling must be a challenge with the solid front.

2/7/20
11:24 AM
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I have never seen a Jensen Interceptor, and have only ever seen one Jensen-Healey which, I know, is a completely different type of automobile.

2/7/20
10:47 AM
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Yes...I didn’t notice the key lock until you mentioned it. I was looking at the two black bumper guards.

2/7/20
10:28 AM
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You are lucky. I have only been up-close to an Avanti once. Most of my admiring has been from a distance (and photographs).

2/3/20
10:26 AM
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Riding Amtrak can be a great experience. The meals are surprisingly good and the service is usually more than satisfactory. As you stated, the cars are old, but they are generally in good condition. Trains often take routes where there are no highways, so the views can be excellent. Make sure to spend some time in the Read more

2/2/20
1:57 PM
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I used to travel to the Midwest (Ohio, in particular) for business on occasions and hear the Bob & Tom show during my trips. I never hear it here in Florida, but remember that it was funny.

1/23/20
4:37 PM
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Hey, I drove one of those for a while. The body was in pretty bad shape, and I really bought it for the engine to put in my 1963 Bus. You could shift it through all three gears, but it wasn’t a lot faster than just starting in third gear - at least, mine wasn’t. 

1/23/20
4:02 PM
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Yes, I agree, the WWII Museum is great. Be sure to watch the movie. It is narrated by Tom Hanks, and it is excellent.