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veyrongatti - speaking as a father, I'm actually very pleased that you don't know what a head shop is! Speaking as someone born in the early 1960s, I also recall experiencing some bliss *after* a visit to a head shop...

 

Yeah, our viewpoints change a bit as we grow up, don't they? smile_phones.gif

 

There used to be a cool one around here, that asides from the "head" stuff, also traded in used CDs, cassettes, VHS and videogame systems/cartridges. I loved that place back in the day.biggrin.gif

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Yeah, our viewpoints change a bit as we grow up, don't they? smile_phones.gif

Change? Try telling that to my wife. At least it's vapor now and the whole house doesn't smell "skunky" anymore.
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A video that's as close as you can get to driving a 458... in a video. Go full screen and turn it up. Cool stuff.

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When I lived in Wisconsin, I made friends with an electrical contractor who told me a story of the time that his local Datsun dealer nearly convinced him to "trade up" to a brand-new 240Z and trade in his 1964 289 FIA Cobra for the privilege. At the time it was just an old race car, but he sure has to be glad he turned them down. He's now got a guaranteed $1.2 extra in his pocket if he ever needs it, and that Datsun would've fallen to pieces anyways in the Wisconsin winter.

 

Other cars in his stable include a 288 GTO (which is why I asked about the one a few pages back), a 550M, a Mitsubishi factory rally car that he told the DMV was a replica, a Bullitt tribute and a matching '05, a CAV GT40 with Gurney-Weslake equipment, a 'Vette ZO6 Carbon Edition (that's one crazy Chevy), and an SLR Mclaren. It's been awhile since I've seen any of his stable, so I'm probably missing a few.


Crazy thing is for every guy like your friend there are a hundred going "I shoulda kept that  (fill in the blanks) car" . At the time very few people had the presence of mind to know what would become collectable.

 

A few years back I ran into a black on black E-Type  with 9K original miles. Bought by a serviceman new, brought home driven for a summer and garaged ever since. It was an amazing site to behold.

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Crazy thing is for every guy like your friend there are a hundred going "I shoulda kept that  (fill in the blanks) car" . At the time very few people had the presence of mind to know what would become collectable.

A few years back I ran into a black on black E-Type  with 9K original miles. Bought by a serviceman new, brought home driven for a summer and garaged ever since. It was an amazing site to behold.

Aww - that actually makes me sad. The car should have been driven then and it should be driven now!
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veyrongatti - speaking as a father, I'm actually very pleased that you don't know what a head shop is! Speaking as someone born in the early 1960s, I also recall experiencing some bliss *after* a visit to a head shop...

I have a question.  Would you ever let your daughter try the "Medicinal plants" from that shop, to let her experience it or something? Does your daughter know what a headshop is? Have you ever talked about the ye old times when you used to visit head shops? biggrin.giftongue.gif


Edited by veyrongatti - 8/8/13 at 5:02am
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A video that's as close as you can get to driving a 458... in a video. Go full screen and turn it up. Cool stuff.

That's the first one I've seen that wasn't red, black, or yellow.....what a beauty!

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A few years back I ran into a black on black E-Type  with 9K original miles. Bought by a serviceman new, brought home driven for a summer and garaged ever since. It was an amazing site to behold.

 

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Aww - that actually makes me sad. The car should have been driven then and it should be driven now!

 

We used to have a guy who'd come into the Shelby shop who would satisfy both of you. He had a black '68 GT500KR with 80K miles on it, but he did a Ziebart treatment when it was new and cared for the thing probably better than he cared for his kids. He'd bring it in occasionally to be serviced or get something checked out, and it was absolutely the most original car in the shop every time. I'll try to dig up some photos later...

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I have a question.  Would you ever let your daughter try the "Medicinal plants" from that shop, to let her experience it or something? Does your daughter know what a headshop is? Have you ever talked about the ye old times when you used to visit head shops? biggrin.gif
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We have told our kids not to be as dumb as we were at that age. It was a different time and both the legal and social ramifications of such things were very different.
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Patience is a virtue, we found a legally imported (more or less) Skyline R34 M-spec Nürburgring that was formerly owned by Paul Walker... w/ 42k mi (he's owned six R34s). In talks going back and forth right now.
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Patience is a virtue, we found a legally imported (more or less) Skyline R34 M-spec Nürburgring that was formerly owned by Paul Walker... w/ 42k mi (he's owned six R34s). In talks going back and forth right now.

Is it LHD or RHD?

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RHD, which is okay with me, I've adjusted now, thanks to the Fairlady. When I say "legally" I mean it was at the time it was imported, now it's a very different animal and I'm not 100% sure how that applies. redface.gif We're checking on it.



Edited by Magick Man - 8/8/13 at 11:23am
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I honestly don't really understand the lust for GT-Rs from the 80s and 90s, but more power to you if you like it. I'd rather have a Supra or NSX done up by a good shop because I find the R33 and R34 to be incredibly ugly. However, they are huge pieces of iconography.

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A lot of that is preference I guess, because I quite like the look of the R34, in fact I like it a lot more than the current GT-R. There's a little reserved "elegance" about it, like the NSX is some ways. I never was a fan of the Supra, nor the Z cars after the 280.
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Edited by veyrongatti - 8/8/13 at 6:45pm
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