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Re: Justification for higher education?
> Unka Bart, there's a man that needs a ride inna Studillac... Not to mention
> a 300H. My dad usta restore Cords and V12 Cadiilac-Allards. There's a
> special feeling that comes from blasting a hole through the air inna 3 duece
> special order purple '60 Eldo.
Ain't it the truth. And just by the way, if you find someone with rides to give
in a Studillac... Yer Kindly ol' Unka Bart would dearly love one himself!
I envy our growing up in that environment (hell, I envy you just for growing-up,
When I was a freshman in H/S ('53/4), I lived in San Antonio. Along Broadway,
out by Ft. Sam Houston, there were Smith Motors, the largest sports car
distributor in the Southwest (where I saw the first 300 SL displayed in the US
in the summer of '53); just down the street a block or two, there were two used
Not your average used car lots, one of these specialized in Classics and had
several Cadillac V-12s and V-16s, an Auburn Boat-Tailed Speedster, and various
assorted similar Classics. The other, smaller lot specialized in what we'd call
"exotics" today; this place had three (!) (Spanish) Pegassos on the lot at once.
Pegassos, for you youngsters, were probably the rarest and most exotic high
performance cars of that day, costing between $20K-30K at a time when a Roller
or Ferrari would go for $12K-20K. They had OHC V-8s and true top speeds around
150! And *Luxury*!!!
And I'll never forget the thrill of stopping down at Lubby's famous sea-food
restraunt (also on Broadway, a couple of blocks up from Smith Motors) one
afternoon, in '52 or '53, and finding the entire team of bug- and mud-covered
road-race Lincolns, fresh from their victory at the Carrera Pan-America,
*parked* in the parking lot...
Yer Kindly ol' (misty-eyed) Unka Bart