And, yet. So many have been eagerly awaiting the contest issue ~ what you call 'a pretty little picture book.' Apparently not everyone in the world views it the same way you do. For years, MCM has published a comprehensive contest issue as one of its 9 issues annually. Had you not noticed before? And . . . 80 pages! WOW! The usual issue consists of 58 pages. So, Issue 202 is nearly 50% larger than a typical issue? Not bad. The rest of us are happy. Can you be happy for us, Jimmy?
If not, just hang in there, Jimmy. The next issue will be back to usual non-contest content.
We had Dips - but only for staff and detective cars. Our patrol cars were Chrysler Newports. I held onto a screaming '78 Fury (like the AMT Monaco kit) as long as I could. It was originally a patrol car that was repainted to a cool dark red metallic. But its age caught up with it and when it was surplussed out, I inherited my Captain's Dip. It was a sweet ride, though, and by that time I figured I had to 'grow up' and show my maturity. LOL. The Dip did that for me. Less performance, but more luxury: cloth upholstery with wood accents, full wheel covers, vinyl roof, and lots of chrome. Celebritys as patrol cars?!?! OMG. Even worse than our earlier experiment with Buick Centurys. Talk about dogs that couldn't hunt!