Ah, 1968. Back then, people called you grumpy if you were simply polite and quiet. Nowadays, everyone’s carrying coffee cups at work that have slogans emblazoned on them threatening to assault you if interrupt them before the coffee’s gone. And no one is called grumpy. The BSBFB hereby calls for a new era of good manners and quiet, polite discourse everywhere in public life. That way, we can stand out from the crowd when we act grumpy. It’s no fun when everyone’s doing it.
“Just two years earlier, Johnson had been released from a federal prison after serving eleven months for moonshining. ”
I know more about electric cars than Enron Musk, because I had an Aurora Thunderjet 500 racing set when I was a kid. It was a hand-me-down, so the steering wheel controller was snapped off, and you had to hold onto the jagged plastic stub to speed up and slow down. We had more, and better cars, too, but the original set contained a Mustang and a Corvette and that’s enough for any red-blooded kids to argue over.
Today’s console racing games are amazing. Gran Turismo lets you drive just about any car on just about any track against any kind of competition you like. However, it’s entirely imaginary. Taking those old Aurora Thunderjet 500 cars apart and putting them back together was more than half the fun. And you’ll never remember the smell of the Special Racing Oil from a Playstation game.
That’s a Lotus Cortina. It’s a neat little Car built by Lotus and Ford in the 1960s. If you’ve ever driven in a car from the early 1960s, you’d know that a lot of the sheet metal on display in this race car wouldn’t look out of place in the original. Cars back in the day had lots of metal showing.