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As always, this is the place to talk about anything you want to talk about. For your amusement and edification, may I present a vintage non-digital gasoline pump, encountered (and refuelled from) a week ago in the bustling (not really)... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2014 at Car Lust
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The air show is an annual event held in early August. The 1977 edition featured performances by the Royal Jordanian Falcons and the USAF Thunderbirds. Bonus points for ID-ing the airplane. --Cookie the Dog's Owner (Photo obtained from the Station... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2014 at Car Lust
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This past weekend, my son Alex moved in to the dormitory to start his academic career at the University of Evansville. Move-in day at the University happened to coincide with the 39th Annual Frog Follies, a gathering of "pre-'49" street... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2014 at Car Lust
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The Imperial 400 Motel in Omaha, Nebraska, sometime in the 1960s. Are there any Imperials in the parking lot? Seems like there should be at least one, as a matter of principle. --Cookie the Dog's Owner (Photo obtained from the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2014 at Car Lust
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We close out the week with a dealer postcard from Willis VW in Burlington, New Jersey. --Cookie the Dog's Owner (Photos obtained from the Station Wagon Forum collection, contributed by member "GTW.") Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2014 at Car Lust
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A mall parking lot in 1982, filled with Car Lust favorites. See anything you'd like to put on your credit card? --Cookie the Dog's Owner (Photo obtained from the Station Wagon Forum collection, contributed by member "GTW.") Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2014 at Car Lust
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As of this year, the Ford Mustang, the prototype, archetype, and trope maker of the "pony car," has been in production for half a century. In all the discussion of the Mustang's golden anniversary, and its unquestionably important place in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2014 at Car Lust
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That driverless car revolution we were talking about at last week's picnic might not come as fast as some people have been predicting. MIT Technology Review reports that Google has its hands full getting its new-model autonomous cars to safely... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2014 at Car Lust
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It's too nice a day to stay inside, so we're going on a picnic. Come tag along and join the conversation. Saw an article last week that I wanted to pass along to you: "17 Ways Driverless Cars Could Change... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2014 at Car Lust
General Motors got a lot of mileage out of "In My Merry Oldsmobile," the first popular song with an automotive theme, to advertise Oldsmobiles. For a period of time in the early 1950s, the Olds ad campaign featured "Johnny" and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2014 at Car Lust
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Submitted for your consideration, a charming example of a Willys Jeep Station Wagon, the first all-steel wagon and the mother of all SUVs. This particular Willys was spotted and photographed on the streets of Rocky Ford, Colorado, this past Fourth... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2014 at Car Lust
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It's the height of summertime, so we've closed the Car Lust Garage early and loaded up the lemonade and sandwiches and gone on a picnic. Come join us at the park for potato salad and friendly conversation. (Photo from the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at Car Lust
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It's that top-down time of year. Here's the place to discuss your favorite summer driving topic. (Photo from the Station Wagon Forum, contributed by forum member "Jim68Cuda.") Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2014 at Car Lust
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For your carspotting pleasure this week, a set of three photos of new cars on railroad cars from the days before fully-enclosed auto-racks. --Cookie the Dog's Owner (All three photos come from the Station Wagon Forum, contributed by forum member... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2014 at Car Lust
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Where were you in '82? Whoever took this photo was in Port Chester, New York. See anything you might like to drive home with through the time portal? --Cookie the Dog's Owner (Photo obtained from the Station Wagon Forum collection,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2014 at Car Lust
David Buehler, who showed me around the old Templar Motors factory in Lakewood for the post I wrote last winter, was interviewed for last Sunday's episode of Cruise-In, a locally-produced car show. Here's the episode on YouTube; David and the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2014 at Car Lust
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For this week's installment, we have the fine mid-century modernist architecture of the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport, and a generous selection of mid-century wheels. --Cookie the Dog's Owner (Photo from the Station Wagon Forum, contributed by member "OrthmannJ.") Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2014 at Car Lust
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A scene in Los Angeles, roughly 1960 or so. --Cookie the Dog's Owner (Photo obtained from the SDC Forum, contributed by member Bob Andrews.) Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2014 at Car Lust
Join us out here on the front porch for some lemonade and car talk. You can steer the conversation in any direction you would like. This past week, there seemed to be a sudden burst of news activity concerning self-driving... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2014 at Car Lust
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Appropriate music here. --Cookie the Dog's Owner (Photo obtained from the Station Wagon Forum collection, contributed by member "Jim68cuda.") Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2014 at Car Lust
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The school year is ending, and the summer is upon us. This is the season for the traditional family vacation, in the form of a long car trip in a station wagon. Any plans for a long car trip this... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2014 at Car Lust
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For this week's edition, we bring you a series of photos taken in York Harbor, Maine, at the southeast end of the nation's vital Strategic Lobster Reserve, in the summer of 1981. --Cookie the Dog's Owner (Photos obtained from the... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2014 at Car Lust
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I was reading an op-ed article the other day which brought up the economic concept of "positional goods." As the author explained: A positional good is a good that people acquire to signalise where they stand in a social hierarchy;... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2014 at Car Lust
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May is the peak month for 8th grade school trips to Washington, D.C. With that in mind, we bring you a photo taken outside of the original Smithstonian Institute building sometime in the 1970s. Once you've identified the cars, take... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2014 at Car Lust
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Presented for your amusement, a photo from the parking lot at the Great Meadow Field Events Center in northern Virginia, taken at Saturday's Team America Rocketry Challenge national fly-off. As always, this is the place to talk about all things... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2014 at Car Lust