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  1. "The world was on fire, and no one could save me but you, Strange what desire will make foolish people do... "
  2. Anybody want to take a crack at this one from last night?
  3. Nope... see below. That's the song! In my opinion, Jim Croce was one of, if not the, greatest storyteller in song that ever was. Here's another one: "You should have seen me with the poker man, I had a honey and I bet a grand, Just in the nick of time I looked at his hand... " ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I don't know about the rest of the players on here, but I'll only be putting up songs that got at least some regular airplay - no album cuts. I don't like making these things too hard. That's not to say they got a lot of airplay or even made the Top 10 at any given time, but they were probably Top 40 for at least a week or two. Nothing completely obscure. Everybody shoiuld have at least heard of the performers! For instance, this one was a member of a famous group before going solo.
  4. You nailed it... Flip side of "Corvair Baby"!
  5. "You're My Best Friend", by Queen "Knockin' On Heaven's Door", by Bob Dylan
  6. "Lodi", by Creedence Clearwater Revival Here's a muscle car song for y'all: "Forget about your Hemis and your GTO's, I got a new machine and she really goes, When I pass you on the drag strip you'll know darn well, You been beaten by a... " (I can't give you any more without giving it away!) I'll check back in tomorrow to see what I get from these three.
  7. "Before The Next Teardrop Falls" - Freddie Fender Let's try this one: "Hello honey, it's me, What did you think when you heard me back on the radio, What did the kids say when they knew it was their long-lost daddy-o... "
  8. "Baker Street", by Gerry Rafferty How about: "There's something in my eye, You know it happens every time, I think about the love that I thought would save me... "
  9. Shoot... Harry, why do you put up these "Gimme"s while I'm off doing other things??? The Mack Jr. was built for Mack by REO, to give Mack dealers something to sell in the light truck market.
  10. Doggone it - I go away for a few weeks... OK, months... and an easy one like this one comes up in the Auto I.D. game! One look and I said to myself, "That's a Marmon. A little searching should give me the specifics... "
  11. I'm pretty sure I know what it is (at least what make it is), and I can assure you that, if it is what I think it is, it looks pretty good up front but not as nice as it did in earlier years.
  12. I had the English Ford part, but I didn't have the Corsair part. BTW, Not to nit-pick, but my research shows it to be a '69 Ford CONSUL Corsair 2000E.
  13. To paraphrase the doctor in Munchkinland from "The Wizard of OZ": "Not only is it merely REAL, it's really quite sincerely REAL"!!!
  14. Hey, I enjoy rebuilding/restoring old built-ups and glue bombs I find on the cheap at yard sales, swap meets, Craigslist, eBay, etc. I've gotten some great models (many of them otherwise unobtainable annuals) for next to nothing. So if you happen to have any Corvairs Corvettes, or 2nd-gen Camaros in that box, send 'em on up to me. I'll give 'em a good home, and that'll give you more space for other things...
  15. I like John Force on a personal level... Hey, the guy IS downright likeable! His enthusiasm for the sport and life in general is contageous. Having said that, I remember a time 10 or more years ago when he drove a Chevy-bodied flopper. At that point I REALLY liked him. So, for me, it's good to see him part ways with the "Blue Offal" brand!
  16. Actually, from a looks standpoint, it would have fit right in with the evil cars in "Cars 2". The car itself was actually quite good at what it was intended for. And yes, I DO know what it is... REAL!
  17. Judging by the license plate (it looks like Pennsylvania GBF-3167 to me), that Rambler was a runnin', drivin' car within the last 6 years or so - That's when PA first issued the "G" series of license plates. Hate to see a classic car that someone used as a daily driver come to an end like this, but, BOY! you memorialize them SOOOOO well! (I figure it was a daily driver - otherwise it would have had an antique plate, right?)
  18. Real deal. I was going to answer Sam's question about how folks got into the back, but Skip took care of that already. This body style was called a "Rear-Entry Tonneau". In some cases (although I'm not sure if Ford worked it this way), the rear body section was seperate from the main car and could be removed. This looks a lot like a Runabout with the additional rear seating area.
  19. I often refer to "60 Years of Chevrolet" by George Dammann for information about MY brand. There is an updated "75 Years of Chevrolet" that I don't have, but Mr. Dammann passed on before he could offer any further updates. He also did titles on other American makes, but I'm not too familiar with them. The Consumer Guide titles as shown in Nick's 3rd photo above are great for getting model details right - they're full of high-quality photos of factory-stock cars. I've collected antique books for many years, both automotive and non-automotive topics. One of my favorite finds came from a flea market about 20 years ago - "The Practical Design of the Modern Motor Car", copyright date: 1914!
  20. I was thinking Fiat too, but I'm not familiar with the 125 range, and I've never even heard of the Samantha. Good one, Harry! And Mike, I'd never think you'd'a come right out with the answer. Frankly, I agree with your assessment - it DOES look like a cross between the Elan and a Triumph GT6!
  21. Cute, yes. Lotus Elan, not so much. I'm gonna have to do some research on this one...
  22. Good one, Harry. You stumped me this time around. I did a little research and found that it was made in Israel (not a surprise considering the name!), but the original series was built in England by Reliant. Better than half of the production was exported to the U.S., and it was sold in England under the name "Sabre". Personally I don't think it would be such a bad looking car if they would just ditch the HUGE optional front bumperettes.
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