my non vibe toy

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lavaman
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my non vibe toy

Post by lavaman » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:37 pm

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My father & me with his brand new 1977 delta 88 Indy pace car replica,one of 2401 made.I was 14
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Re: my non vibe toy

Post by lavaman » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:40 pm

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Which he left to me & I still have, currently with 9700 actual miles
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Re: my non vibe toy

Post by lavaman » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:51 pm

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Also my 1950 oldsmobile 88. My first car. I've had it since 1975, when I was12
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Re: my non vibe toy

Post by Caretaker » Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:30 am

Looking forward to seeing that '50 rollin' down the line at Mecum real soon :idea:
Live it up: There will be plenty of time to be old when you die.
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Re: my non vibe toy

Post by tpollauf » Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:52 pm

Man you really are a seriou car guru .... AWESOME !!! Sounds like your dad was heavily affiliated in the auto industry at some capacity and you clearly followed suit! Nice bio on yourself!
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Re: my non vibe toy

Post by lavaman » Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:05 pm

tpollauf wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:52 pm
Man you really are a seriou car guru .... AWESOME !!! Sounds like your dad was heavily affiliated in the auto industry at some capacity and you clearly followed suit! Nice bio on yourself!
Thanks, tpollauf, for the compliment. Cars are a bit of an obsession with me. My father & uncle (his brother in law) were the best bodymen & mechanics in this area from the 30,s through the 70's. They were also two of many unfortunate individuals to lose their shirts in a Tucker franchise in 1948. My father sold Hudsons with my uncle in the building they built for the tucker dealership from 48 to 51 when he left to start his own garage/body shop. He opened a used car lot in 1973 & also began teaching vocational auto collision that same year. He retired from teaching in 1984 & sold the car lot in 1989. He died of lymphoma in 1990. My greatest joy was working with him & learning from him. The acquisition of the oldsmobile pace car is a great story in itself & if I haven't already bored everyone to death, I would be glad to share that in another post

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Re: my non vibe toy

Post by SlammedNiss » Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:40 pm

Ok, how has nobody mentioned your stylish pants yet?? :lol:
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Re: my non vibe toy

Post by lavaman » Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:48 am

SlammedNiss wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:40 pm
Ok, how has nobody mentioned your stylish pants yet?? :lol:
I know, right? That was the in thing in those days. I also had a pair in red , white & blue plaid.
Big hair was in too, so I was a rebel with the buzz cut.
Pretty much my only choice though, my dad being an ex navy man.

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