Friday, March 6, 2009

New/Old 1965 Mustang in the Vintage Home!


I think I should post more on this blog- more "human interest" type stuff... just because! Health and fitness are not ALL of life- I mean, old Mustangs are important as well!

We got this car for Jane; she deserves a little something for putting up with:
me
the cats
Holly
the neighbors and friends (especially PAUL!)
weeds
global warming (HA HA!)

She has wanted "Sally", (Mustang Sally), ever since she was 12 at the NY World's Fair! FINALLY she has her "heart's desire": me.
Wrong: a 1965 Mustang, in Wimbledon White. Perfect in every way. Like me..

Wrong.

I always want vehicles that... are utilitarian! When I got my John Deere 650 tractor, I loved it so much,(since it could DO so much!), I thought, what could I get to drive around on roads, that would be just like it??

I bought a 1962 Ford F100 truck first. A dream come true! It could do so much WORK! And looked really cool- like Lassie's Dad's truck!

THEN, I bought a 1970 Jeep cj5. Even MORE tractor-like! And I could ride it around on my acreage, and pull a trailer, and accomplish real work!! COOL!!

Much,
much later, I thought: "What would Jane want?"

She
would not want anything "utilitarian"... for whatever reason, women desire cute, not ute.

I finally have it all figured out:

Men want what will accomplish the work goals they have set:
Saving money, plowing fields, mowing, getting around in bad weather, hauling heavy loads.
Kind of a Dwight Shrute short-list...

Women, by and large, want:

A Flying Carpet!

But,
it should also make them look good!

Kind of a tall order; but a 1965 Mustang (in Wimbledon White, preferably) fills the bill.


It "flies"them around, wherever they want to go- and enroute, they are "looking good!", they are aged, yet classically beauteous, and young guys are fascinated by their means of transport!!

A 1965 Mustang is a Magic Carpet!




I think I've proved my point!

J
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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

"Designer Jeans- Designer Pickups- Designer President"

Here is daughter Holly in our new/old Mustang- a REAL sports car! Nothing fancy, but CLASSIC!

I was thinking how we have gotten away from our roots: remember when a pickup truck was...
A TRUCK? Not a crazy, rather ugly vehicle that cost more than a luxury sedan?
Somewhere along the line, the humble, utilitarian pickup morphed into a ...designer pickup.

Like blue jeans: completely utilitarian, functional, and yet, somehow, cool for all that.
Along came designer, useless, ugly, ripped/distressed and decorated, all for MORE than the cost of fine dress pants!!

I saw in a car magazine, a reproduction of the 1966 fastback Mustang... looked great! *Just like the original"!

The only drawback: the new version had a "designer" brand NEW interior: engine, transmission, interior- all "state-of-the-art". $150,000 dollars...

A "designer" version of a classic sports car!

We have gone down the wrong (designer) superhighway: too much luxury, too much needless cost, too many "gew-gaws"!

And now, I'm afraid, we have even elected a...DESIGNER PRESIDENT!

Looks the part, acts the part,(superficially), and costs way more than any president, ever!

Like a classic pickup, he looks like a truck, kind of. But he is loaded down with frills, and appears unable to actually handle any real load of work!!

Sorry, but I am calling this like I see it.
J