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Posted By: Bruce Gibbins
Posted On: Saturday March 9, 2019 at 3:34 PM
I was going to answer, no, not really, Joop. But then the other five brain cells I
am fortunate to have then decided to fire up and with that I had an answer.
Now I've forgotten what the answer was, no wait a minute, here it comes back again.

It's cars of the 1930's and 1940's that I enjoy the most.
Its because it was cars from this era that were available to us young guys reaching our teens in the 1960's.
The cars were still in great condition many we bought were still in regular family use and were generaly well maintained.

I still own a 1939 Oldsmobile 60 Sedan just to keep it still going.

Boil all of that down and what you have is nostalgia.

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Message thread:

have you ever considered what it is why you like the cars you like ? (EOM) by Joop Gisbers #41139
Yes...beautiful designs & colors; very much nostalgia driven; love the by Jack Dodds #41139.1
What he said. My father helped build and drove a stock car along with my uncle the actual builder by Bruce Parsons #41139.1.1
Several reasons, my first love was my cousins 49 Olds 98 conv. by Ron Dietrich #41139.2
Agree that QC was much better with GM in the 50s. (EOM) by Jack Dodds #41139.2.1
So true re: ignition sounds. To me, Mopars had the most distinctive sound, well into the 70s. (EOM) by Al Dorado #41139.2.2
Yes....the starters and also the heat risers on Mopars. (EOM) by Jack Dodds #41139.2.2.1
The "Highland Park Hummingbird". (EOM) by Barry Levittan #41139.2.2.2
LOL! (EOM) by Bruce Parsons #41139.
I'm my father's son: smart, practical, reliable, then fun. (pic), by Ed Glorius #41139.3
I can no more explain why than I can explain why I find one women more attractive than another. (EOM) by Gary Rockwood #41139.4
Well....one reason would be the amount of noise they make. :-) (EOM) by Jack Dodds #41139.4.1
That could be a bit inconvenient for you, Gary. A night on the town could by Bruce Gibbins #41139.4.2
Not really, I am trained to not look at other cars when driving my sweetie. (EOM) by Gary Rockwood #41139.4.2.1
Yes. I will 'splain. by Al Dorado #41139.5
So you must have been pleased when it was totaled parked outside your house. by Jack Dodds #41139.5.1
You're correct! (EOM) by Al Dorado #41139.5.1.1
The basic design and shape. Chrome. Color. Engine and sound. (EOM) by Tim Kubiak #41139.6
I know exactly why...my Dad was a fan of luxury cars. by David Angeloni #41139.7
The common themes seem to be nostalgia and older members of the family... by John Roberts #41139.8
Not a family thing for me at all. It was FREEDOM to get away by Don Anderson #41139.8.1
Boy, I sure remember that feeling of freedom to go here, there & everywhere. (EOM) by Jack Dodds #41139.8.1.1
I was going to answer, no, not really, Joop. But then the other five brain cells I by Bruce Gibbins #41139.9
Yes I have. Great question. (EOM) by Christopher Moroni #41139.10
I grew up with a 1940 Bantam panel truck as our only car for years, by Dick Johnson #41139.11
Great story and memories, Dick. I enjoyed thd read. (EOM) by Bruce Gibbins #41139.11.1

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