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.



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.



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.


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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