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Old 05-26-2012, 04:59 PM
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I started the hate when the 5 MPH bumpers came in to play, cars were butt ugly, and the H.P. didn't help a bit. Moving to Ca. in 77 from the Midwest, the smog laws going back to 76 for present times, I have no use for anything newer than a 72. Other than the Corvettes after 82, I have a problem thinking of any newer cars that turn my crank. I still like to mess around under the hood, but fixing a car quickly and without a manual for vacuum lines, wiring, computer savvyness (is that a word?) I just don't want to do it. If I were to purchase a Cosworth Vega, the first thing I would do is modify the front bumper to make it look like it wasn't a cow catcher off a locomotive. The size of cars from 73 to 78, what were they thinking, they were huge! Most couldn't get out of their own way. Under appreciated? Maybe so, but when the kids that grew up with these cars start having a few extra bucks around, they are bound to be restored, a few of them, anyway. I was looking at my Hemming Muscle Machines mag, there was an article on the Formula Firebirds and SD 455, 73-74 models, 20k to 100k values. That's nutz! They were slugs, body style wasn't terrible and they handled well but I wouldn't walk across the street to see one. To each, their own. 72 was the last year I had any real interest. On a positive note, I could tell a Ford from a G.M. product from a Chrysler product, they were all ugly in their own unique way. Most days I have to look for a name badge anymore. I still feel like crossing 4 lanes of traffic to ram a VW beetle looking VW, I hate them with a passion! Rant Done! Dan
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