Monday, May 25, 2015

Memorial Day 2015

 This year on our trip to Jefferson Barracks, only Eli could make it.  The other kids had events.  So, we visited my Dad's grave site, just Deanna, Eli, and myself.
We waited until the evening hours, as it's become quite the mad house during the day on Memorial Day....with over 190,000 buried here during the 150 years of it's existence, it sees a lot of action on this day.  It's fascinating to see the rows upon rows of head stones, and yet, many of the head stones you don't even see because they are flat, rather than upright.

My Dad would have loved my kids.  I've often imagined his interactions with them.  Then again, I'm thinking of him as I knew him in the 1980's.  He would be 97 this year, and even if he was in good health, it would have been hard for him to make it to this point.  But, one can dream.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Car Watching - 427 Cobra Replica

I love car watching in Chesterfield.  There is such a diverse array of vehicles for the eyes to feast upon.  This was a mean looking 427 Cobra replica.  Just take a gander at the license plate.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Car Watching - 1970 Plymouth Road Runner

I didn't catch this 9 year old son did.  Oh, so proud of him I am.

This is a 1970 Plymouth Road Runner.  Built on the venerable B platform in Chrysler's line-up, it shared the same basic underpinnings as the Belvedere.  But the Road Runner's were different.  It was meant to be a muscle car, stripped of heavy-weight luxury items.  It's base engine was a special 383, and one could order the 440 Six Pack, or even the mighty 426 small blocks, no sixes...just big block goodness here, folks.

Can you believe that the 1970 Superbird was built on this cars basic body?  Collector value aside, I'd take a Road Runner (or it's stable mate, the Plymouth GTX) any day.

Want to know the best part?  Many Road Runners were built here at the St. Louis assembly plant (others were built in a Detroit plant).

Monday, May 04, 2015

Car Watching - 1967 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible V8

 A beautiful example of a daily driver classic pulled into the lot at work the other day.  A 1967 Chevy Camaro Convertible with a V8 and manual transmission.  He had "383" badges on the fenders, so at the very least it's a nice big rebuild.
 This is no trailer queen, or collector car.  This guy drives it.  It's a great looking driver, too.  Color was great.
 Such clean front end on this baby.  Apparently, the owner has owned it for many, many year.
Interior was very nice as well, and I just wanted to get a shot of the manual transmission.