Late Post For Labor Day Weekend

I have been suffering from multiple maladies for many months. (I realize that my affinity for alliteration might lead some to think of this great line uttered by Albert Brooks in one of my favorite movies, Broadcast News, “A lot of alliteration for anxious anchors placed in powerful posts.”) One of those maladies really disrupts my sleep. I awoke this morning at 2 AM and left the bedroom, which has been about par for the course in the last week or so. However, my wonderful wife grabbed me at 8 AM and suggested I lie down next to her in the bedroom. Sure enough, I fell asleep for three more hours. A shout-out to my wonderful wife!

The college football season starts in earnest today. Although I worked in major league baseball in one capacity or another for 20+ years, the team for whom I have rooted the longest is the Nebraska Cornhuskers football team. I have been a fan since 1970, before many of you were born. Yes, the fact they won the “national title” that year played a role in my becoming a fan, but something about the name “Nebraska” just seems magical to me and always has. Go Big Red!

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This is the car that will dominate the view from my office desk for the month of September. I admit I know nothing about the Vision SZR except that which I could find with an Internet search. I am not a big fan of what I call the “pod cars” like Pagani or Koenigsegg. I like a more traditional look with a long hood and short deck, but different strokes for different folks.

Although I am a LONG way from reaching the amount I will probably need, I have begun to save for my resto-mod C2 Corvette. No time like the present.

C2 Corvette

This picture from corvetteforum.com is of a 1965 resto-mod that looks stock, but that has modern mechanicals underneath. I might want to alter the looks slightly—I might have to depending on the size of wheels and tires—but this is a very good example of my dream car. This car is powered by a 480 HP LS3 fuel-injected engine with a 4L65E automatic transmission. It has power disc brakes by Wilwood and modern suspension. I love the period wheels and the side exhaust. I might want a stinger hood, which was only available on the 1967 Corvette and then, supposedly, only on big block cars. For the nth time from the movie Diner, if you don’t have dreams you have nightmares.

 

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