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    Modified School Bus & Reatta; Treasures; Mcs

    * This seems to be true about treasures: search when young & find when old http://www.oldcarsstronghearts.com/2015/11/13/daily-dose-philosophy-fri-40/ Ever see an old school bus with a spoiler? This is not the bus children ride to school! http://www.oldcarsstronghearts.com/2015/11/13/friday-files-40/ I cannot say I have ever seen large wheels on a Buick Reatta, but 1st time for everything: http://www.oldcarsstronghearts.com/2015/11/10/twist-tuesday-40/ Pair of 2nd gen MCs (1973 & 1975) formerly owned by a friend: http://www.oldcarsstronghearts.com/2015/11/09/memory-monday-40/ & a MC SS model (1986) built & detailed by another friend: http://www.oldcarsstronghearts.com/2015/11/09/model-monday-40/ Cort www.oldcarsstronghearts.com pigValve, paceMaker, cowValve | 1979 Caprice Classic (awaiting new owner) "This might not be good" __ Chris Cagle __ 'What Kind Of Gone?'
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    Lifelong Journey On The Road...

    Ara & Spirit, I certainly understand. I know several people who are doing nearly the same thing as you ... taking a break from social media. It makes sense ... perfect sense. In some ways, we are connected more than we were in the past ... & yet, those same avenues to connections drive us farther apart. It is frustrating, aggravating & sad. Thoughts/prayers for your upcoming medical procedure(s). Cort www.oldcarsstronghearts.com pigValve, paceMaker, cowValve | 1979 Caprice Classic (awaiting new owner) "Why are we so blind to see that the ones we hurt are you & me" __ Coolio __ 'Gangsta's Paradise (Dangerous Minds)'
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    Us 20

    I live just blocks from US Route 20 ... & am disappointed to have to say I've never seen that website before ... or, if I have, completely forgot about it. I don't remember seeing anything about it in any of our city's literature, either. I'd love to become a member, but with no job for nearly 3 years & no income since September 2013, I can't exactly afford any "extra" costs. Maybe I'll contact them, though, & see if they have a partnership with Elgin or not. I've traveled US 20 in Illinois extensively, from where I live to the Illinois-Iowa border. I've also driven it in Iowa. In 2010, I drove parts of it on the east coast: https://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/NorEasterTrekRoadTripWed08042010Sun08152010 Then, in 2011, when I was on the west coast, I drove much of it in Oregon: https://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/CoastToCoastRoadTripFri06242011Mon07112011 Cort www.oldcarsstronghearts.com pigValve, paceMaker, cowValve | 1979 Caprice Classic (awaiting new owner) "I foolishly believed that you would always be there" __ Reba McEntire __ 'If I Had Only Known'
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    Lusting For Odd Dealership Names

    Yep, I've seen that ... dealerships (not just GM, tho!) being named by the town name. Guess that makes sense ... better marketing & gives people a better understanding or idea of location. HOWEVER ... it takes away the "personal feel".... Hmm ... I like that "grow old too fast & smart too slow". Hadn't heard/read that before, but ... it is true. Cort www.oldcarsstronghearts.com pigValve, paceMaker, cowValve | 1979 Caprice Classic (awaiting new owner) "I must be lonely" __ Matchbox 20 __ '3 am'
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    Vintage Ice Cream Truck! Clean Engine Bays?

    * These ice cream trucks seemed to be everywhere! http://www.oldcarsstronghearts.com/2015/11/02/monday-night-fun-39/ How clean are your vehicle engine bays? http://www.oldcarsstronghearts.com/2015/11/06/friday-files-39/ Cort www.oldcarsstronghearts.com pigValve, paceMaker, cowValve | 1979 Caprice Classic (awaiting new owner) "Don't underestimate the things that I will do" __ Adele __ 'Rolling In The Deep'
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    Nameplate History & Halloween Ready

    * I love following the lineage of nameplates, particularly when the history is so varied! The Mercury Cougar was a relative of the Mustang, Elite & Thunderbird: http://www.oldcarsstronghearts.com/2015/10/29/throwback-thursday-38/ Raining here, so may not see many trick-or-treaters; will see my Nephew & Niece later. Anyone cloak vehicle(s) in costumes? Ford Mustang, ready for Halloween: http://www.oldcarsstronghearts.com/2015/10/30/friday-photo-38/ Cort www.oldcarsstronghearts.com pigValve, paceMaker, cowValve | 1979 Caprice Classic (awaiting new owner) "I can't stop driving" __ New Radicals __ 'Someday We'll Know'
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    Old Family Photos & Car At A Track

    * A reader sent me pics of a 1973 Buick Century he used to own. I love seeing old family photographs like these. I have more pics of it cued for future feature, but this is the image that posted Friday, with a link to the view featured Monday: http://www.oldcarsstronghearts.com/2015/10/23/flashback-friday-37/ 1977 Pontiac Can Am, owned by a friend, at a Wisconsin track: http://www.oldcarsstronghearts.com/2015/10/25/sports-sunday-37/ Speaking of racing, cannot go wrong with the General Lee, with the flag on the roof! http://www.oldcarsstronghearts.com/2015/10/21/wednesday-ratio-37/ Cort www.oldcarsstronghearts.com pigValve, paceMaker, cowValve | 1979 Caprice Classic (awaiting new owner) "Hood slidin' like Bo Duke"__Dierks Bently__'What Was I Thinking?'
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    Custom Golf Cart & Name Car Day

    * I am not much of a golf lover, but I do enjoy tacos & maybe should drink some vodka, given so much these days! What custom golf carts have you seen? http://www.oldcarsstronghearts.com/2015/10/04/from-the-heart-105/ BTW, Friday, 10/02/2015, was National Name Your Car Day! Do you name your vehicles? This is my 1979 Caprice Classic earning its name: http://www.oldcarsstronghearts.com/2015/10/02/from-the-heart-103/ Cort www.oldcarsstronghearts.com pigValve, paceMaker, cowValve | 1979 Caprice Classic (awaiting new owner) "I knew she was a jewel in disguise" __ Kathy Mattea __ '455 Rocket'
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    Big 3 Green, Purple Stude & M-B El Camino

    Nor have I, Becky ... but this one ... I'd LOVE to see in person!!!! Cort www.oldcarsstronghearts.com pigValve, paceMaker, cowValve | 1979 Caprice Classic (awaiting new owner) "So many things, they come and go" __ Cher __ 'I Found Someone'
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    Big 3 Green, Purple Stude & M-B El Camino

    * 3 different shades of green by the Big 3: Ford Mustang, Buick Century & Plymouth Barracuda http://www.oldcarsstronghearts.com/2015/09/18/automotive-daily-243/ Ever seen a Studebaker in purple passion!? http://www.oldcarsstronghearts.com/2015/09/18/friday-files-35/ Yay or nay? Saw this Mercedes-Benz El Camino (labeled a Coupe Utility Vehicle) on a mini road trip with my cousin, 05/02/2015. http://www.oldcarsstronghearts.com/2015/09/20/automotive-daily-245/ Cort www.oldcarsstronghearts.com pigValve, paceMaker, cowValve | 1979 Caprice Classic (awaiting new owner) "Not sure if I shoulda put it in writing" __ Chely Wright __ 'Single White Female'
  11. * Oh to grab some money & go back in time to snatch up some of these! Which vehicle(s) do you most want from these vintage classified ads? http://www.oldcarsstronghearts.com/2015/09/19/automotive-daily-244/ These temperature readings may be just a tad bit on the cold side: http://www.oldcarsstronghearts.com/2015/09/24/seasonal-alert/ Probably not too many kids these days have enjoyed the fun of rolling down windows: http://www.oldcarsstronghearts.com/2015/09/25/rolling-fun/ Cort www.oldcarsstronghearts.com pigValve, paceMaker, cowValve | 1979 Caprice Classic (awaiting new owner) "Your chance has come & gone" __ JoJo __ 'Too Little Too Late'
  12. * 2 more of my automotive-related revised writings recently posted: #1, Stop Re-naming My Car! (a look at the revolving door of car names) http://www.oldcarsstronghearts.com/2015/09/14/daily-dose-mon-madness-35/ #2, Sparks That Tie? http://www.oldcarsstronghearts.com/2015/09/13/daily-dose-savvy-sun-34/ In another post, I asked what is inspirational: http://www.oldcarsstronghearts.com/2015/09/15/daily-dose-trivia-tue-35/ Me? I am partly inspired by my Nephew & Niece! Nephew (almost 7 years old) enjoyed an outing this summer to Freeport IL: http://www.oldcarsstronghearts.com/2015/09/11/daily-dose-philosophy-fri-34/ & Niece (nearly 3) loves to play with toys my sister & I had as kids: http://www.oldcarsstronghearts.com/2015/09/14/monday-night-fun-35/ Cort www.oldcarsstronghearts.com pigValve, paceMaker, cowValve | 1979 Caprice Classic (awaiting new owner) "The years go by & time just seems to fly, but the memories remain" __ Daughtry __ 'September'
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    Lifelong Journey On The Road...

    You are welcome, Ara ... good luck next week! Enjoyed reading your update, thank you for posting it. Cort www.oldcarsstronghearts.com pigValve, paceMaker, cowValve | 1979 Caprice Classic (awaiting new owner) "Is it stormy where you are?" __ Billie Myers __ 'Kiss The Rain'
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    Caddy Coupe, S&h Ranchero, Pink Fury Wagon

    * This definitely describes me; prefer luxury coupes, like this classic Cadillac, to crossovers: http://www.oldcarsstronghearts.com/2015/09/04/daily-dose-philosophy-fri-33/ What do ya think about this? Starsky & Hutch-style Ford Ranchero! http://www.oldcarsstronghearts.com/2015/09/08/twist-tuesday-34/ I wonder how effective this pink Plymouth Fury wagon would be as a so-called sleeper!? http://www.oldcarsstronghearts.com/2015/09/09/wild-wednesday-34/ Cort www.oldcarsstronghearts.com pigValve, paceMaker, cowValve | 1979 Caprice Classic (awaiting new owner) "You didn’t have to cut me off" __ Gotye __ 'Somebody I Used To Know'
  15. * It is sometimes ironic what inspires us. I was reviewing some old files & discovered a few articles I had written. Since then, along with re-writing some of those articles, I wrote an entry about a visit with my Nephew to Little Cubs Field (Freeport IL), which posted Friday, 09/11/2015 @ 10p US central. (My Niece will be featured in a post Monday, 09/14/2015 @ 10p US central.) A few other writing ideas have come to mind; just need to find a block of time to write; can’t be that hard, right!? Meantime, 2 of the revised writings revolve around (what else!?) cars. Respecting Others’ Vehicles is about 2 different instances I experienced regarding how strangers treat our cars: http://www.oldcarsstronghearts.com/2015/09/07/daily-dose-mon-madness-34/ Finding Long Lost Friends is about the car that started my automotive love affair & my to search for it: http://www.oldcarsstronghearts.com/2015/09/10/daily-dose-theory-thu-34/ Cort www.oldcarsstronghearts.com pigValve, paceMaker, cowValve | 1979 Caprice Classic (awaiting new owner) "There's a place for memories" __ Gary Morris __ 'Don't Look Back'
  16. * Been off the boards for over a week for a variety of reasons, partly because of not having time & partly because I had to sell my 1989 Caprice Classic Brougham: It was tough to sign over the title & watch it leave 09/01/2015. Life goes on, I know, & it is just-a-car, but selling really hurts. I still have my 1979 Caprice Classic sedan, for now. Meanwhile, a happier time, I took this pic of a 1957 Chevrolet (owned by a friend) in Barstow CA during my 2009 Route 66 road trip! http://www.oldcarsstronghearts.com/2015/09/01/tuesday-trip-33/ While I prefer the Caprice, the van would also work well for a road trip: http://www.oldcarsstronghearts.com/2015/08/28/daily-dose-philosophy-fri-32/ Not sure an 8-track app would work like this? http://www.oldcarsstronghearts.com/2015/08/29/daily-dose-sat-scoop-32/ Not your average overflow tank: http://www.oldcarsstronghearts.com/2015/09/01/from-the-heart-72/ Are you familiar with this Corvair license plate reference!? http://www.oldcarsstronghearts.com/2015/09/03/daily-dose-theory-thu-33/ Cort www.oldcarsstronghearts.com pigValve, paceMaker, cowValve | 1979 Caprice Classic (also soon to be sold) "Maybe things could work out right" __ Johnny Hates Jazz __ 'Shattered Dreams'
  17. * Perhaps the undercarriage of the General Lee is a safer view of the now (in)famous car?! http://www.oldcarsstronghearts.com/2015/08/24/model-monday-32/ This Ford Crown Victoria may have an identity crisis: squad or taxi! http://www.oldcarsstronghearts.com/2015/08/25/twist-tuesday-32/ A friend regularly sees this license plate on a 1968 Camaro: http://www.oldcarsstronghearts.com/2015/08/25/daily-dose-trivia-tue-32/ What have you seen? Some I have seen in IL over the years: WHAT V 8, Subaru Outback wagon BMW AT 40, Pontiac Grand Am GET IT UP, black HHR, driven by an older gentleman TUTH D K, Honda Civic coupe I FOR N I, black Hummer THE RT 66, VW TOODLN 1, Blazer RAUDI, Audi wagon CUB KRZY, Toyota minivan MINI HUM, Honda Element, with an "H3" graphic on the rear TULBOX 3, white Saturn L300 TRRRBO 2, orange Neon LV MAUI 1, blue Infiniti BBQ HR 1, maroon Acura SMOKD UP, yellow GTO Cort www.oldcarsstronghearts.com 1979 & 1989 Caprice Classics | pigValve, paceMaker, cowValve "You were only kidding yourself" __ Barbara Mandrell __ "Angel In Your Arms'
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    Favorite Scenic Place To Photograph Vehicles!?

    I understand what you mean. Can't say I have an absolute favorite spot, either. I have some "choice" "go to" spots, though! Cort www.oldcarsstronghearts.com 1979 & 1989 Caprice Classics | pigValve, paceMaker, cowValve "A concrete fascination scraping the edge of nothing" __ White Zombie __ 'Black Sunshine'
  19. * Name your favorite spot to take pics of your vehicles! http://www.oldcarsstronghearts.com/2015/08/16/sunday-scenery-30/ (A friend snapped this scenic photo near his home.) &, from this sign outside a place in Montana, inside or outside? http://www.oldcarsstronghearts.com/2015/08/15/daily-dose-sat-scoop-30/ Cort www.oldcarsstronghearts.com 1979 & 1989 Caprice Classics | pigValve, paceMaker, cowValve "I'm not scared now" __ Seether __ 'Fine Again'
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    The Great Race Movie & Cutlass Or Mc

    Ha, yes, I will. The clips were some a friend sent me ... I didn't search for them ... & they were about a song's length, so it wasn't too much time wasted. Cort www.oldcarsstronghearts.com 1979 & 1989 Caprice Classics | pigValve, paceMaker, cowValve "I see our time has gotten stale" __ Eve 6 __ 'Inside Out'
  21. * Has anyone seen this movie, TGR? I have not, but sounds like maybe I should! http://www.oldcarsstronghearts.com/2015/07/30/thursday-theatre-28/ A bit surprised the Cutlass received all the votes so far, shutting out the MC. Which would you choose!? http://www.oldcarsstronghearts.com/2015/07/30/thursday-survey-28/ Cort www.oldcarsstronghearts.com 1979 & 1989 Caprice Classics | pigValve, paceMaker, cowValve "You were history with the slamming of the door" __ Celine Dion __ 'It's All Coming Back To Me Now'
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    Model T's To Follow National Park To Park Highway

    Dave, Sure am wishing I lived out west to see this in person ... or even had the $$ to do a road trip to meet up with them somewhere along the way. Hope you are enjoying your time on the road. Cort www.oldcarsstronghearts.com 1979 & 1989 Caprice Classics | pigValve, paceMaker, cowValve "There is more than one way to say exactly what you mean to say" __ Fastball __ 'Out Of My Mind'
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    Yellowstone Model T Trip Help Needed

    Hey Dave, You are welcome! Glad that proved fruitful ... & appreciate you sharing that link. Looks like an awesome adventure ... sure wish I could go, too! Enjoy your drive!!!!! Cort www.oldcarsstronghearts.com 1979 & 1989 Caprice Classics | pigValve, paceMaker, cowValve "I could feel a sweet beginning" __ Vince Gill __ 'Cinderella'
  24. * I saw many interesting, cool & fascinating things & people when I traveled Route 66, September 2009, an experience I will never forget. From the evening of Day 10 of my journey, can you imagine meeting a semi at this bend-corner when this road had a lot of traffic!? http://www.oldcarsstronghearts.com/2015/08/18/tuesday-trip-31/ How many have owned multiple cars of the same nameplate? http://www.oldcarsstronghearts.com/2015/08/18/daily-dose-trivia-tue-31/ (I currently have 2 Caprice Classics!) A friend sent me this pic of the so-called Beetle Needle, apparently along Highway 18 in Ohio. Has anyone seen this in person!? http://www.oldcarsstronghearts.com/2015/08/18/twist-tuesday-31/ Anyone else have these as their 1st set of keys!? http://www.oldcarsstronghearts.com/2015/08/17/monday-night-fun-31/ Cort www.oldcarsstronghearts.com 1979 & 1989 Caprice Classics | pigValve, paceMaker, cowValve "Do you remember me, too?" __ Stereo Fuse __ 'Everything'
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    Yellowstone Model T Trip Help Needed

    That would be neat to meet up with them & snap some photos, Dave! Sorry, I hadn't heard about that, tho. If you haven't already, maybe you could try contacting local Model T clubs either in Denver CO or in the Yellowstone area to see if they know? Cort www.oldcarsstronghearts.com 1979 & 1989 Caprice Classics | pigValve, paceMaker, cowValve "See the light come over now" __ Moby __ 'South Side'
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