Monday Mishegas

Well, at least I can root for a team in the Super Bowl. A San Francisco-Tennessee game would have been difficult for me to watch.

In the late 1980s, about five years after the Colts left Baltimore, I adopted the Chiefs as my AFC team, due primarily to the presence of Neil Smith and Derrick Thomas. I even bought a Chiefs tie that I wore regularly until I stopped wearing ties in 1992. (I didn’t even wear a tie at my wedding in 1999.) When the Ravens came into existence the Chiefs dropped to a distant #2 in my AFC hierarchy.

I was a fan of the 49ers when they were led by Joe Montana. However, after the President of the 49ers, Carmen Policy, made a statement in the 1990s that Baltimore football fans should forget about getting a team and should support the Redskins I ceased being a 49ers fan.

In addition, the 49ers interviewed me for a position as a consultant sometime around 2005, but it was obvious during the interview they had no intention of hiring me, but were just doing a favor for the person who had recommended that they interview me. Once again, I am no 49ers fan.

Go Chiefs!

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Mishegas: Yiddish word for craziness or foolishness. The way my mother used the word I also assumed it was craziness with a touch of chaos. I can’t even begin to spell the Yiddish word for chaos with the Roman alphabet.

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From Barrett-Jackson a picture of the car that represented the first 2020 Corvette with a VIN ending 001. Let me quickly add that it is not my intention to violate copyrights or any other property law. Barrett-Jackson auctioned the car for charity and raised $3,000,000 for the Detroit Childrens Fund when the car hammered for that price.

C/2 commented that the Bullitt Mustang hammered for a bigger price ($3.4 million). That is true, but I would argue it’s not an apples-to-apples comparison. The Bullitt Mustang is a car of infinite provenance, the most famous American car ever. The first 2020 Corvette doesn’t even exist, yet. If Steve McQueen had driven a C2 Corvette in the movie and it had a similar ownership story, I think it would have hammered for a similar amount as the Mustang. I’m not picking on C/2, just making a point.

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Also from the Barrett-Jackson docket in Scottsdale a picture of a 1955 Packard Caribbean convertible. One car doesn’t make a market, but this car selling for $39,600 all in seems “light” in comparison to the “market” value. Hagerty has been writing for at least a year that the value of these cars is declining. I’m sure 56PackardMan knows this, but I’ll write that the colors are White Jade, Fire Opal and Onyx. A 1956 Caribbean convertible was included in my Ultimate Garage 2.0. Please feel free to look at those cars whether it’s again or for the first time.

My wonderful wife and I commented more than once during the telecasts that a year ago we were at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale. The year has moved quickly. I suspect we will be living in the desert before the end of next year, the sooner the better.

 

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