Somber Sunday

The POS anti-Semite who shot up a Pittsburgh synagogue yesterday is a COWARD! It is the antithesis of heroism to arm oneself and to fire upon defenseless and unsuspecting people who are at worship.

I have long believed that anti-Semitism is more prevalent in the US than is reported. Many Jews think that they are a victim of their success. David has morphed into Goliath and no one roots for Goliath. On this topic Mark Twain once wrote, “It is the swollen envy of pigmy minds–meanness, injustice. Envy is a much more hate-inspiring thing than is any detail connected with religion.”

Here are some facts that might blow your (hopefully not pigmy) mind:

Jews comprise just two-tenths of one percent of the world population. They have been awarded:

37% of Nobel Prizes in Economics

26% of Nobel Prizes in Physics

25% of Nobel Prizes in Medicine

19% of Nobel Prizes in Chemistry


25% of Fields Medals, the ultimate honor in Mathematics

Jewish culture emphasizes education and work ethic. Too many people in the US think they are entitled to whatever they want just because they want it and are resentful and envious of others who have what they don’t. No one is owed anything just because they’re here! To all of the brain-dead, POS anti-Semites: Zolst Leegen En Drerd!


It seems disrespectful to write about an inconsequential car blog today. Oh well, sorry…many thanks to 56packardman for putting the link to yesterday’s post on the Studebaker Drivers Club forum and to SDC readers who visited Disaffected Musings yesterday, contributing to new daily “records” for views and unique visitors to this blog. Hopefully, some of you from the SDC will continue to visit this blog and, if you are so inclined, to post thoughtful comments. As I wrote to Steve Dallas, who has recently become a regular commenter, the more the merrier.

In general I am obviously appreciative for the overall increase in views/visitors this month, but I will continue to ask for “the sale.” If you like this blog, please keep reading AND please tell your friends and share the blog URL ( Thanks.


I cannot convey the happiness that I feel when I am watching a car auction and a car in which I have much interest appears for sale, like the Studebaker Gran Turismo Hawk that was the subject of yesterday’s post. That feeling is almost an out-of-body experience. Some would call it a sickness. Tomayto, tomahto…

What do you think about my ATOC Auction company idea? I can’t be the only person who thinks that too few car models are available at auctions. Yes, the auction companies are somewhat at the mercy of their consignors. Still, I really believe in a limit as to the percentage of total lots that can be the same model. I also don’t like the idea of reserves on cars. If you are afraid of the hammer price, then don’t sell your car at an auction.


From and Heartland Customs a picture of a 1966 Chevrolet Corvette restomod convertible. I tried to find a picture of such a car that was sold at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction earlier this year, but was unsuccessful.

Now that I have sold the Z4, the possibility exists that I could speed up the process of acquiring a C2 restomod by simply buying one at the Scottsdale auction next January. The one for which I tried to find the photo was close to what I wanted and it hammered for $75,000 meaning it cost the buyer $82,500 all in. Even with transportation costs and some modification to get the car even closer to what I want, that would be less expensive than a custom, built from the ground car and wouldn’t take 15-18 months to build.

What do you think?