Wandering Wednesday

As I write this, I am a little anxious as I have to have two wisdom teeth extracted this afternoon. Well, I guess I don’t have to have them pulled, but my dentist strongly recommended I have it done. No offense to dentists, but I still dislike dental appointments even though I dutifully go every six months.


From Why Evolution Is True I share links to three posts. (Post 1, Post 2, Post 3). The first two are about the state of Oregon eliminating all standards in reading, writing and math for getting high school diplomas and the lack of outrage by much of the media. The third is less than flattering about the 44th President. Once again, the author of this blog identifies as a liberal, but would probably have his membership revoked by the radical segment of the Democratic Party.


I hope I am not reaching the end of marginal utility of photos from Monterey. Perhaps the main attraction of the Mecum auction was this 1936 Delahaye Type 135 Competition Court Teardrop Coupe (I don’t need to capture online photos from Mecum!):



The pre-auction estimate on this car was listed at between $5 million and $6 million. I love Mecum auctions, but they have incentive to “goose” the pre-auction estimates, at least a little bit.

This 1936 Delahaye was bid to $4 million, but did not sell. Oh, how did I consistently get these close-ups of cars on the block? My wonderful wife and I sat in the front row every day.

It wasn’t that many years ago that I had no interest in pre-war cars (meaning pre-World War II), no matter how valuable they might be. I am now a big fan of many of these cars, like this 1936 Delahaye. That fandom doesn’t necessarily mean I would own one in the unlikely scenario where I could afford to do so.

On what genre of cars has your opinion changed over the years?






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