An irrational fear that I have is that my future daughter (given the family’s track record, it’s gonna be a girl) will inherit her old man’s taste in vintage goodness. The thing is, vintage goodness for her will be stuff from the 2000s and 2010s, most of which I’ve cast aside, preferring to follow things from the latter part of the 20th century. It will be my duty to guide her through the good (Web 2.0, uhh… More Cowbell?), the bad (Web 2.0, reggaeton, Bay-formers, scripted reality TV, etc.) and the ugly (Web 2.0, famous-because-famous “celebrities”, Crocs, Venetian shade sunglasses, Lady Gaga’s influence in wardrobe). Yes, I’ll ty to see if she gets interested in some of the things her old man likes.
While making my General Lee post, I went through a number of clips. I wish I could share them all, but this one from 'The Great Santa Claus Chase' episode has some choice metal for sale in the background:
Which one of these beauties would you hazard a trip down to Hazzard for a test drive? Might wanna have 'em checked out by a reputable mechanic. I know one that might be crazy but he ain't dumb...
Picture this: a young kid is at home watching day-time TV during summer break. Then a commercial appears: an orange racecar without headlights and a pushbar flies across the air in various scenes. The kid is GLUED to the TV, trying to ID the car to no avail. Then it’s all over. Unlike other commercials, it never reappears. But the imagery is etched in the back of the kid’s subconscious, hoping that one day he’ll find more about it.
Let's see... "The third time is a charm," or is it "Strike 3, you're out!"?
The final installment of this trilogy is Nissan's competition to their own Sentra SE-R. That's because there were basically two of these... the NX1600, which had 110 horsepower, and the NX2000, with the engine found in the SE-R. The SE-R, of course, had a trunk.
Gone is the "Pulsar" name. The NX2000 gets a "Hot Hatchback" rating over its predecessors because it outperformed them in both power and handling. It went from being "sporty" to a downright proper machine.
We've been revisitingsome 80s gems here at CarLust these last couple of weeks, and before we head into the '90s, it feels right to share this period artwork that I've had stashed in my hard drive for some time now.
Yes, they're neither that many nor that hard to figure out for our seasoned veterans, but for the novice CarLust carspotter, it couldn't be a more perfect exercise.
When the 1986 Taurus hit the market, it turned car styling on its head. Gone instantly were straight line creases and wedgie shapes. Curves were now in, and oh yeah, were they!
This second generation Pulsar NX followed the trend, and looked so much better with a reskin. It also offered more FUN things like T-Tops and a removable hatch panel that left flying buttresses for strength. With the hatch gone, a small canopy covered the trunk area so your stuff didn't get wet or stolen... hopefully.
It also kept some of the old car. Flip-up headlights, boxy tail lights, and from the side, you could see enough of the old car to know what this one was. Good job, Nissan!
Thank you Art Fern, aka Johnny Carson, for those hilarious words (More or less). Your Tea Time Movies skits with the great Carol Wayne are both fondly remembered and sadly missed.
I think that skit was focusing on a used car dealer. And as you know, many used car dealers "Tote The Note" so you can buy there and pay there. Auto financing convenience at its best. Just don't miss a payment.
Totally unrelated, this fine auto sales establishment has many classic cars to pick from. Let's name some and take them home:
I want that one!
--That Car Guy (Chuck)
Image Credit: We got this low mileage beauty at PinImg.com.