The FIRST Special Edition Mustang

Fullscreen capture 7152018 51905 PM.bmpI was cashing a check at the bank recently, and the friendly teller lady had a picture of her ’66 Mustang right there.  I knew we had cars in common and that car obviously meant a lot to her, so I asked her about it.  She proudly told me it was a “High Country” Mustang; a car that I had never heard of. Continue reading

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Aunt Bee and her Studebaker

Fullscreen capture 5302018 113450 AM.bmpWe all know Aunt Bee (Beatrice) Taylor from The Andy Griffith Show.  She was a pivotal character, one that the show could not have survived without.  In fact, the show’s first episode is titled The New Housekeeper,” referring to Aunt Bee’s arrival at the Taylor home.  That episode set the stage for the show’s eight-year run, and we saw Aunt Bee in many episodes of the spinoff Mayberry RFD (1968-1971) and once on Gomer Pyle, USMC as well.  Oh, and the house used in “Mayberry RFD“?  Well, it was the same studio set used in “The Waltons,” but I’m digressing here. Continue reading

The Best Trucks GM Ever Built (Also known as “The Square Bodies”)

Chevy Truck 1 When the 1973 Chevrolet and GMC half-ton pickups were introduced, they were the first truly streamlined pickup trucks on the market.  And their timing could not have been better… imagine a pickup truck that was designed in a wind tunnel and introduced just in time for the first gas crisis.

What makes these the best trucks GM ever built?  Well, they were breakthrough vehicles–the first, in my opinion, of today’s modern pickups.  No previous truck had combined rugged workability and pleasing creature comforts like this before. Continue reading