I like cars in general, red cars in particular, this beauty is a Ford Model A Truck on display at the recent Tulsa Auto Show. I love the yellow wheels, the black fenders, and running board, and all the chrome from the bumper, radiator, and headlights, to the rear view mirror.
Konvertible??? No, this week letter is K which stands for Karmann Ghia by Volkswagen. I have to tell you that as a youngster during the 1970’s muscle car era I sure did not understand why anybody would want one of these. I guess now that I’m old and dumb instead of young and dumb I can appreciate the styling and lines but I still don’t get paying a premium for a 60 horsepower engine. I just love the baby blue color of this car, the bright chrome bumper and the little turn signals.
I spotted this beauty at the Tulsa Auto Show on Saturday. Isn’t it a beauty.
The emblem on the hood is spectacular.
Saturday son and I went to the Tulsa Boat Show at the County Fairgrounds. I’m not in the market for a boat, I just like checking them out. Plus generally they have lots of RV’s and trailers to check out.
This beautiful Camaro was on display. I love these cars. I’d never buy one though. Can you imagine the insurance. If you want to buy it for me though I’d spring for the insurance.
Speaking of cars, did you watch the Super Bowl? (Wow I’m a silver tongued devil. How is that for a smooth transition?) I loved the Dodge Ram Truck Commercial featuring the voice of Paul Harvey. I think it may be the best commercial that I have ever seen.
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I snapped this shot at the Tulsa International Airport while returning on my last trip.
I know that some of you are going to want to know what kind of car it is and the only that I can tell you is that it is an old red car because I forgot to note what the make and model is. There is a good chance that one of my really smart and knowledgeable readers will know and let the rest of know.
All I knew was that it is red, and I like red cars.
I loved the truck and didn’t ever have a problem with it but I didn’t like 18 mpg mileage.
Plus we don’t go camping any more so I didn’t need to carry all the gear that it takes to go camping. Especially when you are an old fat guy like me that likes his comforts.
And I had been conferring with the family mechanic. To get all the recommended service done would have been quite a chunk of money, and I’d still have a truck with over a 100K miles.
The Soul doesn’t have the best mileage out there and it isn’t the lowest price, and it looks like kind of strange. I was all set to buy a Honda Fit but found out that to get satellite radio built in I would have to pay $2000 for a “Navigation Package” but that it would give me turn by turn directions. Sorry Honda, I’m a geocacher. I own four GPS’s. I got turn by turn directions out the butt. Bad move Honda!!!
But it is funky looking, I can plug my ipod to it, it has Satellite Radio. It has good power, its fun to drive. Lots and lots of safety features, and a great warranty. You sit upright, and I liked the dealer and the sales lady. It’s not a sedan. I kind of wanted an Austin Mini. This is my cheaper, more reliable, roomier, higher sitting up Austin Mini that I can plug my Ipod Touch into.
Plus it has a cool commercial. I don’t recall ever having seen the commercial but I am very good at tuning out commercials and boring people.
This commercial appeals to my
young, hip, urban, contemporary midlife crisis side.
Wish me well!
Last week SuperPizzaBoy and I snuck out to the Fairgrounds for the Car Show. There is nothing shinier than new cars under lights.
There is something about a nice two toned paint job that is really nice. They had the class two tones.
And the cute two tones.
And the utilitarian version
And the family values version
(I really like the coral color)
They even had two tone cars for a mid life crisis
Do you suppose that this Corvair pickup is unsafe at any speed?
(I didn’t even know that they made Corvair pickups.)
And how about this for cool?
Oh, and they had a bunch of shiny new cars at show with friendly salesman and models in short skirts, high heels, and big smiles. These old cars didn’t have any of that, they had old guys with lawn chairs.
Sweetie’s old 2003 Highlander needs either fixed or replaced. The heater and the air conditioning doesn’t work and the check engine light is on. Young SuperPizzaBoy has been kind of hard on the back seat.
So spend some money or get a new one? Who doesn’t like a new car. Lets go!!
Here she is at breakfast all set to go.
Off to Riverside Chevrolet we go. We are looking at Chevy’s Traverse. We had not looked at American cars in years but hey we are loyal American Republicans wanting to help our economy out. Our salesman is Eric. A very nice young man, an OU fan even.
Here is Eric showing Sweetie the car.
Later we go to the showroom to get brochure’s and stuff. You know what we find in the showroom.
Now that is what I call a family car! I could find a few geocaches with that thing. Is there anything prettier than a new car in a show room. Lets do some ciphering. That car is worth about four Traverses. Or about twenty 2003 Toyota Highlanders. I’m pretty good at ratios aren’t I? Problem is we have only one 2003 Highlander. Anybody know where I can get nineteen others?
Let’s check back with Sweetie to see how she is doing.
Looking at cars is FUN!!!!
So we end up fencing with Eric a little while. Then the sales manager shows up. He’s also a nice guy. We fence with him for a little while. We mention that we are going to look at Toyota’s. Hey they also have a Toyota Dealer, Riverside Toyota. Wow, good for them. Hey, and Eric can sell us one of those. Ready, Set, Go to the Toyota dealer with Eric in hot pursuit.
Ooops, sorry, we test drove on and don’t like the new Highlanders. Sorry Eric, gotta go! See ya!
So now we run to the Nissan dealer. We are going to check out the Murano. Cost is quite a bit more than the Traverse. But they are cool. Back up television cameras, ipod plug-ins (we played my Miles Davis. They didn’t want to hear Metallica). Blue tooth this and that, leather seats, dual moon roof, heated seats, safety features out the wazoo.
A really nice salesman, Simon, demonstrates the car for us. Lets see, only three Murano’s equal’s one Corvette.
Simon is cool. See’ya Simon. Time to go test drive a Honda CRV.
Hey we survived the first day of car buying. We don’t have a car yet. You know, lets just get the old girl fixed and drive her another 50K and see where we are at? I don’t know. Stay tuned.
Right now, I’m downing an adult beverage.