9:32 pm July 9, 2012, by David O'Brien
July 12th, 201211:25 pm
How about that steering wheel on the ‘misdirected’ T-Bird of 1966….it slid to the right so the driver had more room to exit cockpit….sequential turn signals…..1966! Not a sports car for sure, buta true classic and a beauty. IMO looked equally great in either black or white.
Corvettes and T-Birds small and sporty to begin with. Corvette stayed more or less true to the concept, Ford soon took the T-Bird in an entirely different direction. I hated that they did that — nolie
I’ve only seen pictures of the early ‘vettes, but you’re right – not only were they awesome too, but they never changed into the bigger, luxury car as T-Bird did.
Chevrolet’s from ‘59 to ‘61 got off track, but came back after ‘62. I had a ‘62 Impala convertible fully loaded and that was a very nice car, until a drunk hit my wife head-on in front of Lockheed. She barely made it and the car was a total loss.
July 12th, 201211:26 pm
Per Bill Shanks on Twitter:
I will be surprised if the Braves do NOT trade for a SS before tomorrow’s game. They are aggressively trying to bring in another shortstop.
July 12th, 201211:27 pm
yeah 58 was the first that i remember them. Chevy,Ford, Edsel etc
July 12th, 201211:30 pm
Shanks is seldom correct…he make bacon in macon….not big city writer….but you never know???
nolie, I grew up in Marietta until 1973, then moved to the southside of the ATL because I worked down there. I always wanted a SS 396 but could never quite swing it.
Steve from OH
psychopaths and sociopaths often are.even here, some of the most outlandish are obviously fairly intelligent
That’s really the hallmark of a sociopath–they’re intelligent and charming at first take.
Shanks has good Braves’ contacts. It is only when he tries to come up with original idea of his own about baseball that he reveals how little he still knows. If he says so they are prolly looking
July 12th, 201211:31 pm
i would like Scutaro here. I know he’s a better hitter than Wilson, who isn’t, and a pretty decent glove guy. Heck they need a bench guy anyways.
July 12th, 201211:32 pm
well if Bill Shanks said it, the opposite is probably true, bless his heart
July 12th, 201211:33 pm
I don’t understand us giving up much in value for a temporary SS, when we need a long term starter or LF.
true Steve, often somewhat less well organized than psychopaths, at least by some definitions.
of course some classify them as both pretty much the same thing too.
July 12th, 201211:34 pm
Pastornicky and Wilson in bed tonight unable to sleep.
Yea nolie, I don’t use the term sociopath/psychopath. Too loosey-goosey. They’re either antisocial or they’re not.
My mom drove a new 1959 Lincoln Premiere and it had a wild blue–maybe teal factory paint special ordered as my memory seems to recall.
July 12th, 201211:35 pm
prolly thinking this season for the most part right now ken. and they are likely waiting to see how Sheets performs as to pitching. Scutero would be nice but I read that the Rox want a lot
In same bed Count?
July 12th, 201211:37 pm
I heard they were in a Chattanooga Motel 6.
July 12th, 201211:38 pm
I always wanted a SS 396 but could never quite swing it. — kenhotlanta
My father lives next to a man, James, that went into a Chevy dealer in 1969 to look into purchasing a 396SS Camaro. As luck would have it, another customer had recently refused one because the factory made a mistake.
Instead of the shifter in the middle, it was on the steering wheel. ALL SS models had the shifter on the console. The salesman made an offer that James couldn’t refuse. He took it.
(To be cont’d, shortly)
July 12th, 201211:39 pm
Sheets is a long shot, but I hope lightening strikes for us.
The A Bomb
July 12th, 201211:40 pm
PREDICTION: The Braves will send Martin Prado to Gwinnett to become a shortstop, only to bring him back as a left fielder.
July 12th, 201211:42 pm
Used to trade my 81 Scirocco with a friend of mine with a 68 Camaro SS occasionally.
So stupid fast it was hard to make go straight which was not made easier by the 40 turn lock to lock steering or the stupid 4 wheel drum brakes.
Linkage was broken. If you missed a shift you had to pull over and reattach the shifter or something underneath the car. Good times.
Nova SSs ruled too.
and I had a 66 GTO that I loved. was a demo that had power seat and power windows, very unusual for that car back then. It was bronze and I liked the 66 best because of the vented rear light treatment, didn’t like the Judge near as much when they switched design
Don’t they make some mean Little Debbie cakes there in Chattanooga? Oh maybe that’s Moonpies–yepper, I heard that……and we’re leaving the Krystal chilli out of this diatribe.
July 12th, 201211:44 pm
Little Debbies? Gee I bet Mac loves Chattown then
July 12th, 201211:46 pm
@Count__Schemula…..on that car you just leave the darned thing in 3rd and drive it like an automatic.
July 12th, 201211:47 pm
count, and I almost took up for you when nolie was all over you earlier.
July 12th, 201211:49 pm
“count, and I almost took up for you when nolie was all over you earlier.”
We’re all grown up here. He was lying. That never sits well. Sorry for the fireworks.
July 12th, 201211:50 pm
we’re famous for our moonpies. I worked at the Chattanooga Bakery for a few months on the assembly line of moonpies.
July 12th, 201211:51 pm
Make no mistake this is it……you’re going no further….this it, is there a bromance at stake; no time could be better…..
July 12th, 201211:52 pm
not lying. never told one here in 6 years. if you are not who I think you are, you sure do an amazing impersonation, same phrases and all including needing a nap and some others. you are the one who lied about not insulting me, even Bat saw that.
July 12th, 201211:54 pm
how does that not surprise me Brian?? sigh
July 12th, 201211:56 pm
“Welcome to the real world….I said welcome to the real world…..where you are rushing like the wind; naked out/naked in……….”
July 12th, 201211:59 pm
so that is how it is. all you yocal locals are here. the focal blog is elsewhere.
my two cents. let sheets throw.
that is why they signed him.
if he gets nailed twice cut him.
nolie, I’m telling you right here, right now. I only post under this name.
I have no reason to use another name. None.
I come direct. Here and in real life. Always.
You keep sleuthing with your “phrase” analysis, but you’re wrong.
If I insulted you, it was after you accused me of things which again, I’m telling you are not accurate and that’s not ever going to sit well.
We’re still cool because I don’t hold grudges and 8th grade was a long time ago. Even longer for you old friend.
July 13th, 201212:03 am
“so that is how it is. all you yocal locals are here. the focal blog is elsewhere.”
It’s like the Hatfield and McCoys up in here! Mark Twain says the feud might be about some moon pies, but nobody quite remembers.
July 13th, 201212:04 am
Tater, not sure you will see this but your 6:48 was as good as it gets.
You are correct—the ‘focal’ blog turned into a leaping frog a while back…..if you need a little meat, just read between the lines…..all is really fine.
July 13th, 201212:05 am
kenhotlanta (sorry, had to get back to the GF)
‘69 Camaro SS, pt 2
James eventually sold the car to his brother and, then, bought it back. It’s in his garage as we speak. James was a body shop owner and had several employees.
As anal as he was with the work his customers received, you can imagine how well this Camaro looked over the years.
Right now, it looks BETTER than showroom. For one thing, today’s paints are better.
My father and I checked the value of this vehicle on NADA, after James turned down a $230,000 offer at a car show.
Of course, getting what it’s valued at is a whole different story, but it was listed under NADA, as being worth more than TWICE what he was offered.
James, who’s now retired and suffers from MS, couldn’t believe it. He only refused the guys 230k offer because he didn’t want to part with it.
Here’s the kicker; do you remember the mistake of James buying it in the first place – shift on the column instead of the console?
Well, there were only ELEVEN made that way in ‘69.
How many of those do you think are left? We haven’t been able to find that out, as of yet.
But the prices that NADA suggest, do not include this factory-foul up.
This car may be worth a whole lot more than almost a 1/2 million!
July 13th, 201212:07 am
so trade if for a shortstop Bobby
July 13th, 201212:09 am
“so trade if for a shortstop Bobby”
1/2 Mil is pretty much the MLB minimum.
matching 69 Camaro SS > Pastornicky
July 13th, 201212:10 am
yeah I guess I was joking…
July 13th, 201212:12 am
Kinda sad/weird that that is the truth.
Something as magnificent as a mint 1969 Camaro SS is worth about… 12 months of the Pastor.
uga was probably posting to himself for hours on the old blog.
July 13th, 201212:13 am
Bobby H: Great story and that may be the only one left with the column shifter. I remember they used Hurst shifters and you could power shift them and get a wheel every time. You or someone is sitting on a gold mine, prolly.
Hey, I’D trade it for a Braves’ shortstop in a heartbeat, but James is a Yankee fan, and I don’t think he’d agree to it.
July 13th, 201212:14 am
My dad had the ugliest brown 1973 Buick Skylark for years. He finallly got a new truck after the floorboard got a hole in it. He said he felt like the Flinstones on his way to work. LOL
July 13th, 201212:16 am
This Terrence Malick movie reminds me of an acid trip back in the day, only I don’t have any acid. ( and haven’t had any in over 30 years).
July 13th, 201212:17 am
Yeah, we (my father, James & I) were figuring what are the odds of someone having a 396SS in ‘69, and not having motor problems since then, or wrecking it.
The next time I visit my father, I’ll see if I can get James to bring it out of his heated (winter) garage. I’ll take a few pics of it so you can check it out. Great looking automobile!
July 13th, 201212:19 am
I thought the guy was a tiger fan, with the Detroit GM connection and the “heartbeat of America” right there rockin and rollin to a mighty health sum.
I reordered the DVD.
So, it’s a worthy watch?
LSD was easily the first drug I gave up. Too damn crunchy after a while.
July 13th, 201212:21 am
“Yeah, we (my father, James & I) were figuring what are the odds of someone having a 396SS in ‘69, and not having motor problems since then, or wrecking it.”
I have a pretty rare BMW now. I loosely keep up with the global wrecks. Probably about 20% of the total production so far.
Malick has great cinematography in all his flicks. Beautiful beautiful images
July 13th, 201212:25 am
count_, I had the opposite experience, I loved it, loved it, loved it. But I finally had to grow up and give up all of that stuff, and I have no regrets or remorse. Plus, I was able to relate with my kids when they encountered stuff like that years later.
July 13th, 201212:26 am
Bobby H: I would love to see the pictures.
I thought that was why we all did it ken, so we could relate to our kids decades later…
July 13th, 201212:27 am
I still watch Badlands every couple of years. I love the “Network” type thing there at the end.
Sometimes he acts like there’s something wrong with his bean. Hope nothing ever goes wrong with mine.
July 13th, 201212:28 am
nolie, the visuals were the main reason I said it would prolly be more enjoyable on acid. But this ain’t the 60’s and 70’s, is it. Time marches on.
July 13th, 201212:29 am
My bed is now a ‘beautiful image.’ Take care everyone….hope Timmy has the thing going strong 2morrow. Enjoyed the……………..?
nolie, yeah, good excuse…right.
July 13th, 201212:30 am
Chatttown, rare i come on here before thursday. i assure i do not tread elsewhere.
“count_, I had the opposite experience, I loved it, loved it, loved it.”
Oh know, my experiences were fine, but, it was def the first one I quit doing. Besides legal pharma Ecstacy/MDMA was emerging and was lots of fun and the girls liked it too.
July 13th, 201212:31 am
though i do read.
I have a pretty rare BMW now. I loosely keep up with the global wrecks. Probably about 20% of the total production so far. — count_schemula*
What do you mean by 20%? Per year, decade….
According to my dad’s neighbor, James, only 11 of these cars were made with that mistake in ‘69. Are you saying that you think 9 are left?
Oh know, lol
Oh no. haha that was a good one…
July 13th, 201212:33 am
count. if i was the pit boss i would tell you to take a brake.
you have become a rounder.
nolie, I think the real reason was to score with whatever chick we had hooked up with that particular night. Gosh, things were so free and easy back then, one of the reasons I have no regrets.
July 13th, 201212:34 am
“According to my dad’s neighbor, James, only 11 of these cars were made with that mistake in ‘69. Are you saying that you think 9 are left?”
Not that rare, lol. Not close. Never be worth crazy money, but, may do ok over time. Only about 4000 worldwide, which is pretty rare for this early 2000s BMW. It’s an easy car to wreck though, so, they drop slowly, like flies and it’s fun to keep up with them.
July 13th, 201212:35 am
yeah ken, penicillin could cure most anything around in those days….
July 13th, 201212:37 am
count_, I was out of the game by then, I missed out on Ecstacy/MDMA. Heard that was pretty great with the opposite sex.
nolie & ken.
uga says 87.
please chime in.
July 13th, 201212:39 am
Bobby H: I would love to see the pictures. — kenhotlanta
I’ll just put them on Photobucket or something. I should get some shots of that beauty, anyway.
He, James, has a friend that visits every now and then.
He only brings it out on nice days, but he has a ‘70 GTO, Judge (pretty sure that’s the year). Bought it brand new and never let it go.
NADA says that’s worth 160k.
I’d like to catch him over James when I’m taking pictures. His Goat is all white.
87 sounds ok to me. I think I said 84-88 at the beginning.
July 13th, 201212:42 am
uga, I think we’ll need 88 – 90.
July 13th, 201212:43 am
July 13th, 201212:45 am
count_schemula*: no comment: Must have been good.
July 13th, 201212:52 am
I hope you don’t mind my asking, and please feel free to say if it’s too personal to answer on this very public forum, but what is your “asterisk” for?
July 13th, 201212:54 am
schedule is easier.
July 13th, 201212:57 am
Very personal. It’s very hard to talk about.
Nah, it’s a joke.
Nolie said I posted under other names. So, I just added an asterisk to my name.
July 13th, 201212:58 am
If y’all ever get to watch Long Gone take the opportuinity. good minor league baseball movie with Billie Petersen
61 homers?? — nolie
That’s a posibility. Of course, he would have had to HIT 61 homers, first. Along those same lines, though, maybe he’s posting while using PED’s.
All of his comments are subject to being asterisked!
My dad still has his 62 Buick special convertible. Talked to someone today about shipping it here. Needs some work, but body and engine in good shape. Love that car.
uga: True, but the roster is not set at starter and SS. We are hoping for a trade or someone steps up.
July 13th, 201212:59 am
got 7 at home against the astros and padres in august. gotta take those.
I bet that would cost some bucks Woody
July 13th, 20121:00 am
nolie, that’s one of the best baseball movies ever.
It’s easy to see I’m not on steroids. Otherwise, I wouldn’t have been weak with my “s’s” !
anyone else watch duck dynasty?
“All of his comments are subject to being asterisked!”
Now this, I can get behind.
July 13th, 20121:01 am
Where’s VJ and Cab?
I watch Daffy Duck…but i like Bugs better
July 13th, 20121:02 am
It would nolie. About 1500 to get it from the west coast. Getting it to LA from Atlanta is the problem. Drive it, maybe. Have it trucked is pricey and a bit risky.
uga, my daughter raves about Duck Dynasty, she says it’s hilarious.
July 13th, 20121:04 am
ken, give it a try. it is really funny.
July 13th, 20121:05 am
Where’s VJ and Cab? — kenhotlanta
I’ve seen VJ this late, but not too often. Extremely rare to see cab here at this time. They pack it in early in that little hick-town they live in. Nothing to do, I guess.
Any thoughts on the Delgado minor choice that might be in the offing should the sheets thing work out?
there are companies that drive cars all over Woody. Memories would be more than worth the cost I bet
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