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Woody
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I’m bingewatching “The Crown” now on Netflix. What a story. George VI (Bertie as he was known) was thrust into the role of king when his older brother Edward VIII abdicated in 1937. He ruled through WWII and stayed in London during the blitz while his brother was governor of the Bahamas.
This would need to be sometime in 1973. The Talmadge committee was investigating Watergate
I remember “Ham & Limas” as the most reviled C-Ration in the army.
Toggle Commented Mar 4, 2021 on NO WORDS at STUMPTOWNBLOGGER
DG, some other interesting facts: all 1953 Corvettes were polo white/red interior. The early ones had the Bel Air wheel covers seen here. They also all had the powerglide 2 speed. They weren’t generally available to the public but instead went to prestige buyers in the hopes of building a cache of exclusivity that would spur sales (didn’t work). The ‘54 model was nearly identical save for more colors but had unsold units left at the end of the year. The marque was nearly axed in 1955 but the addition of the 265 V8 and a mid year 3 speed manual trans saved it. A better run business and GM would have cut its losses. Instead we have the least expensive most readily available sports car in the world.
Toggle Commented Mar 3, 2021 on NOTHING LIKE A VETTE! at STUMPTOWNBLOGGER
67 Cougar, nice car. I don’t think I ever saw one where the grill lined up correctly though.
The cars in the pic appear to be 1953 Nash Healys. They consisted of a Nash drivetrain, Healy chassis and a body by Pininfarina.
Toggle Commented Feb 19, 2021 on SAN FRANCISCO TREAT! at STUMPTOWNBLOGGER
She’s 33 years old in this picture. I believe Michelle Obama is the next youngest First Lady since Jackie and she was 45 when her husband took office in January 2009.
Toggle Commented Feb 19, 2021 on JACKIE ON VACATION IN ITALY at STUMPTOWNBLOGGER
The sad truth is that these places are closing because there just isn’t enough business to keep them open. Even New York City is down to a small fraction of the delis they once had. This one is a pastrami, corned beef any turkey breast on rye with mustard - a deli favorite.
Pretty cool they managed to get a German vanity plate with GM1959. Apparently this setup is from Nuremberg.
Toggle Commented Jan 22, 2021 on DARN COOL at STUMPTOWNBLOGGER
The ones with the redline tires are likely the HiPo 289 (it came standard with redlines). That red convertible GT with the rally wheels and redlines 4th from the bottom would be worth a small fortune today.
Toggle Commented Jan 20, 2021 on PONY PLANT IN MICHIGAN at STUMPTOWNBLOGGER
The price here is due to being on the water. Lakeside property, even for small 1950s houses like this one is through the roof. For reference, our new construction house in the Mountain Park neighborhood sold for $47,000 in 1971.
629 W Madison St. Now completely gentrified and modern.
Toggle Commented Jan 13, 2021 on CHICAGO SKID ROW at STUMPTOWNBLOGGER
I went to his last museum which was an old Walmart - phenomenal! (The current one is smaller, I believe it’s an old supermarket). I can’t describe the sheer volume of GM muscle cars this man had. They were in pristine condition too. He had many significant models like L88 Corvettes , LS6 Chevelles and and SS 409s. If you had a soft spot for late 50s, 1960s and early 70s muscle cars this was the Mecca.
Toggle Commented Jan 13, 2021 on CLICK THIS STORY! INTERESTING at STUMPTOWNBLOGGER
So, after deducting “all production costs, exploitation, shipping, miscellaneous expenses involved...” the *balance* will be divided 50/50. Seem like a good deal...for Col Parker.
Any car, any color $29.95
Toggle Commented Dec 18, 2020 on REMEMBER HIS ADS? at STUMPTOWNBLOGGER
If you go by their thermometer (140 degrees for rare beef) you could end up with your first family fight.
Elephant & Castle fish and chips at the end of the block.
Toggle Commented Dec 12, 2020 on 3rd & Washington at STUMPTOWNBLOGGER
Split Second was my favorite
DG, that whole stretch of Ogden though Downers and Westmont has modernized over the last 10 or so years. I’ve driven by the place almost daily for 19 years on my way to work. One by one those old buildings from the 30s, 40s and 50s have succumbed to the wrecking ball so we can have more strip malls, CVS pharmacies and 5Guys burger places (that’s what replaced Duellmans and pretty much all the buildings buildings Between it and the corner). I’m not a fan of dilapidated old buildings but I sure miss those old neon signs.
Toggle Commented May 28, 2020 on PLAYROOMS! at STUMPTOWNBLOGGER
I see the problem now
Toggle Commented Nov 23, 2018 on HOT SPOT IN SEVENTIES at STUMPTOWNBLOGGER
Stump, every website has one: a bitter, insulting participant that makes the atmosphere toxic for everyone. I personally have had enough of Joel’s insulting comments directed towards anyone with a differing opinion. Please have a discussion to influence his behaviour or ban him. Chuckle was more palatable.
Toggle Commented Nov 22, 2018 on HOT SPOT IN SEVENTIES at STUMPTOWNBLOGGER
Most young people who see this movie today are bored to tears. The film is plodding and the chase scenes can’t match what Hollywood put out with CGI. When I first saw this in the theater I felt my stomach going up and down during the chase scenes. It’s still my favorite and in no small part because it’s real driving. I still watch it on YouTube for time to time
Toggle Commented Oct 10, 2018 on BULLITT IS FIFTY YEARS OLD at STUMPTOWNBLOGGER
That Ford Falcon must have been a real chick magnet.
Gawd I thought Smithers was hot!
Toggle Commented Sep 16, 2018 on WKRP IN CINCINNATI at STUMPTOWNBLOGGER