Thanks, please come back

Thanks primarily to Hemmings readers who clicked on this link (https://disaffectedmusings.com/2018/05/01/paean-for-pontiac/) that I included in a comment on a Hemmings post about old GM ads (https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2018/05/10/11-down-and-dirty-gm-action-ads-of-the-1960s/), yesterday saw a record number of views of this blog. Thanks, but please come back.

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From classicdriver.com a picture of a Maserati Kyalami, the “bastardized” version of the De Tomaso Longchamp that was produced when De Tomaso purchased Maserati. The resemblance to the Longchamp is obvious, but to me it is not a carbon copy. Do millennials even know what carbon paper is?

Don’t Take Anything For Granted

I had a medical procedure Thursday that required receiving anesthesia. Now, about 13 hours later, I cannot sleep. I have aches and pains all over and my stomach has decided to quit for the day so the last thing I ate (a tiny piece of chocolate covered halvah consumed 7 hours ago) is just sitting and laughing at me. Please don’t take your health for granted and please take care of yourself.

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As I have written before, in my previous blog I listed seven cars that made up my Ultimate Garage and listed about the same number of cars that just missed the cut. I am thinking of a similar set of posts here, but perhaps in more detail. What do you think? I would very much like feedback.

This car is always one of the first two I think of:

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From betterparts.org a picture of a De Tomaso Longchamp. If you couldn’t tell, I LOVE the way this car looks and in its day it was a high performance car. What is the first car you think of when you think of cars you would love to own?

Happy Birthday, Wayne Gretzky

I am not a hockey fan, anymore, nor have I been for a long time. However, I was a big fan of Wayne Gretzky during his halcyon days with the Edmonton Oilers when he was setting crazy records and the team was winning Stanley Cups.

Gretzky was known as The Great One, implying he was at the absolute top of the hockey pyramid. What car would occupy that spot for you? In my previous blog I wrote a series of posts called Ultimate Garage where I listed my seven favorite cars of all time (you know, one for each day of the week). This blog is too new and the readership is not robust enough, yet, for me to do this here, I think. However, here is a picture of a car that merits consideration for the title “The Great One” for me:

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Photo from bestcarmag.com. This is a De Tomaso Longchamp, which would be on my very short list to be considered “The Great One.”