Saturday Stockpile

I hope readers don’t think pile of sh*t when they see today’s post title…

 

 

An update to yesterday’s post…we bottomed out at 29 degrees. I can’t really tell if less pollen was in the air and, for some reason, I didn’t think to check the pollen counts. It’s raining here today, which gives us a temporary reprieve, I think.

Yes, I have tried those nasal steroid sprays. All they do is make me very sick. I guess the immune system response in my nose goes to zero when I use them.

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You really have to look at this photo on a screen larger than the one on your smartphone. I think my wonderful wife and I were ascending Camelback Mountain in Phoenix.

The desert motif is not for everyone, nor does it have to be, but I have grown quite fond. NO ONE has a monopoly on good taste or good judgment.

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Obviously, a picture from the Mecum Glendale auction conducted last month, probably the last live car event for awhile. This is a 1965 Ford Mustang (duh) fastback or 2+2. The car hammered sold at $33,000 or $36,300 all in.

When I first “got into” cars–when my age was still in single digits or a LONG time ago–I was very fond of these. They occupied a prominent place in that hard-cover, black and white composition notebook of which I have written many times.

Speaking of early Mustangs:

 

 

The three photos were taken at the AACA Museum in Hershey, Pennsylvania. My wonderful wife and I are members although it is hardly next door.

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Speaking of Arizona automobile auctions:

 

 

This is a most impressive 1958 Pontiac Bonneville convertible from the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona in January, 2019. Note that the front of the hood reads “Bonneville” and not “Pontiac.”

In an ideal world where my wonderful wife and I had a higher net worth and/or I was adept at wrenching on cars, something like this would make a great Corvette companion. It certainly would be a nice contrast to a pair of C7 Corvettes.

The coronavirus situation has shut down the monthly car “show” that is sponsored by our local Corvette club, of which my wonderful wife and I are now members. As we live only about two miles from the site of the gathering we attend often. I doubt the May show will happen as it is always held the first Saturday of the month and we live in a state for whom the stay-at-home order has been extended through May 15. We can hope for June…

 

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2 thoughts on “Saturday Stockpile

  1. Love that desert image! It didn’t take me long to appreciate the beauty of the desert, but it took me over 60 years to discover it.
    Here’s to a return of those monthly car-type group gatherings. The ones I attend in Arizona were shut down before we left, and the ones here in ND (that I know of) won’t start for the season on time. We’ll just have to make do with what we can find online. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Stay safe, my friend.

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