"Around here, we had a "temporary" 1% sales tax that lasted over 20 years." The Garden State Parkway! When it was built in the early 1950s they said the toll would only last until the roadway was paid for! They forgot all about that promise!
A nice pair for sure! Back in the day my daily driver was a 1973 Barracuda, pretty much the Challenger twin. A few years ago I went to Canada on business and the rental car company decided to give me a new Challenger. I slid behind the seat and instantly I was taken back to my days with the Barracuda. The look and feel were really captured! The car I rented was bright red with black stripes. In the three days I had it, several people complimented me on the car. So a pretty Challenger does get noticed.
I had lunch today with my favorite aunt and uncle... the one with the red Tesla. I learned that my cousin, the one with the silver Tesla has ordered another one. The newest one that will do zero to sixty in something like two seconds.. So in September we will have THREE Teslas in the family, none of them mine!
Town gets ippity about that. Their rule is that you cannot put the pile out more than 24 hrs prior to pickup. And it would be my luck that they're watching us because I'm in a bit of a dispute with them right now. The town enacted a law that they bill all rental units a $500 annual license. No doubt passed when no one was looking. So because the tax bill comes to my primary residence in PA, they've assumed that my house in that NJ town is rented out. And they want me to send them $500 because they have to "police" rental units. It's all bull because it's a town of single family homes, not an absentee landlord area of multi-family slum or anything. I've told them twice in writing that the home is my second home and occupied by my family. I collect no rents and all the utilities are in my name. In fact I was there all weekend. They're wrong, but not going away easy. And they are childish enough to strike back at me with a branch pile violation.
"yes, a mid 70s high school 67 charger may be a neat group build idea..."
Funny thing is that early Chargers were never plentiful. I graduated in 1976 and don't remember a single one at my school. Back then Mopars hadn't come of age yet. I had two 1966 Valiants, one a slant six V100 2 door sedan and the other was a Signet 2 door hardtop with a 273 that went like stink! Even when I added a '65 Barracuda to the stable, they really got no respect back then! But the good part was that when you could find parts, they were cheap!
My rant of the weekend... I went up to our house in NJ on Friday and needed to do some yard work. My two daughters live in the house full time and are responsible for maintaining it. They have the lawn mowed, but the gardens had gotten overgrown. So I ask eldest daughter when the town is due to pick up branches and leaf bags next... she tells me that she thinks it's this coming week. She can't check right now because she has the schedule in her phone, and dropped her phone in the ocean, as in no phone. I check the town website, and they still have the 2013 schedule posted. So I spend all day Saturday clearing out gardens and cutting back trees etc. I make a pile out front bigger than my mini van. I'm pretty pleased with the results. A good day's work. Daughter goes and gets a new phone... first thing she notices... town isn't going to pick up until late September! So now I have to go back up there (2 hr ride) next Friday or Saturday and see how many van loads of debris I have. I will have to tote it all to the town yard. And if I knew September, I would've left all the branches up in the trees until then! Argh! Twice the work I signed up for!
It was rumored that when Okie bought the remnants of Johan at auction, one of the tools he bought was one of the Cadillacs. In the original brochure he did, he showed a 'rat rod' version of this car. No telling what happened between then and now.. or if he later discovered he had an incomplete tool.
Yea, pulling up a chair on this build too! I love modeling as a spectator sport! While you took advantage of the great weather for painting, I was up in New Jersey wrestling weeds at the house where my daughters live. Yea, did about a weeks worth of yard work in two days!
Great work Dan! That really looks super! And yes, there were '65 crew cabs. I'm not sure if they were factory or through a factory contractor. There were requirements in government contracts for them! I remember the US Army and Air Force having them back when I was an army brat in the 1960s.
My irk of the day? I made the mistake of looking at the Jeep website and now I have little Jeep ads following me everywhere I go on the Internet! And what irks me about it? They are all trying to sell leases.... Cherokee LTD 4x4 only $159 a month for 24 months. With a $4995 down payment. Um, isn't that a $367 a month lease, only you are paying more than half of it in cash up front? And now that they have a moron on the hook, they only give him 10,000 miles a year, so you know there's going to be a big fee for extra miles at the end! Stupid people fall for this stuff!