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The Junkman

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    Steve Jung

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  1. They fired the Captain today. Hope your daughter is doing well. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8182077/Navy-relieve-commander-coronavirus-stricken-USS-Roosevelt-public-plea-help.html
  2. I always come back to this version. Still looking for a figurine of Slappy-I've got the car.
  3. I was looking about the internet when I found a site that displays user uploaded pdf files. There's a lot of chaff with the wheat but if you search for, say "mustang", it will come up with all kinds of stuff including car club newsletters, etc. https://www.yumpu.com/en/mustang or Corvette https://www.yumpu.com/en/corvette Play with it. Afterall, what else are you doing?
  4. Two days ago, Costco gas line in Rohnert Park, CA. Maybe not this one but honestly, how many screaming yellow Sunbeam 260ci Tigers are out there? BTW, it sounded potent.
  5. Just another Revell GT Lemans kit from my local (68 miles away) hobby shop. Now off to Indycals for some options.
  6. Ebay purchase of an opened Revell Corvette C7.R but missing the decal sheet. BUT(!!!) in the same mail delivery was two decal sheets from Indycals. 2001 Corvette C5.R with the post 9/11 markings (flag draped across the top/NYPD-FDNY logos on the nose) AND a C7.R sheet I had ordered just on a whim. Its all good.
  7. I got your answer right here, a current day version: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alvin_Straight
  8. Did anyone else notice the car in the original post looks like Stan Motts "Cyclops" in Road and Track? It had all the features, over 60 years ago.
  9. If you at all have the time, DO NOT miss the Blackhawk Museum. Especially if you like muscle cars, brass era cars, Italian coach built cars, Italian studio built cars, etc, etc. If you're traveling with a "shopper" the museum is located in a high end shopping center. For this kind of venue the tickets are almost laughably cheap @ $15 and less if you qualify for discounts. Last time I went (10 years ago) the Alfa Romeo B.A.T. 5 and a Shooting Brake done in a solid copper body were both on the floor. Exhibits rotate, just so you know. https://blackhawkmuseum.org/cars/ The California Auto Museum is located in Sacramento and although I haven't been there I hear good things. https://www.calautomuseum.org/
  10. The Junkman

    Car books...

    "Ford: The Dust and The Glory" by Levine was my first "car" book. I just thought cars raced and won or lost, not knowing the back stories. Vol 1 was magnificent but the later Vol 2 was not a worthy successor. Also add "Ken Purdy's Book of Automobiles"
  11. I don't have this kit but the box top shows that they are not dual tires but rather large singles. Might be a consideration. Back into my hole.
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    '68 Coronet.

    Or might I mention a '68 Coronet competitor? How about a newer-than-40-year-old molding of a 1968-69 Torino FB (yes!), sedan, or convertible (be still my racing heart). All in all not a Chrysler product that will not be named.
  13. Saturday at NNL West in Santa Clara Fujimi 911 Carrera RSR Turbo kit Studio 27 decal sheet for Ford GT #66 2019 Daytona 24 hrs (the white one with all the red stripes) HRM GT40 Engine and detail kit HRM 250GTO seat set HRM Corvette Grand Sport Nassau hood Clearly Scale ignition wire packs (blue and white) (vendor threw in a set of 3D printed Weber carbs-gratis) I was there either too early for deals or too late for full selection but am content.
  14. I recall a Ford Pinto commercial in the late '70s offering a comparison of the Pinto, a VW, and a Toyota Corona. One of their talking points was the advantage the Pinto had in "road hugging weight" over the others. Detroit never quite got the appeal of lighter, more economical cars back then.
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