So the Friday before last, September 30, was the last car cruise in Coralville, Iowa, and the last car show of any size until next spring. Naturally, I went. I’m trying something a little different, transcribing texts I sent to my friend in Texas, Jayson Coombes, on the show. He’s a fellow car nut and we text car show pics all the time, in season. So here we go, in chronological order. After, I went to a fantastic local pizza place in Iowa City, Pagliai’s Pizza, which was totally mobbed due to a Hawkeye game the following day. I don’t know, I thought you all might find it amusing. Enjoy. Continue Reading →
You know I love these. I think it goes back to two events. One, that my Aunt Candy and Uncle Don loved watching TBS back in the early ’90s, and two, the generosity of my dad. Continue Reading →
So if you follow Jack’s new venue, you have heard how he and Bark both are ordering the “Final Edition” Chrysler 300s. Which got me thinking about the Chryslers I loved: New Yorkers, LeBarons, Town & Countrys (the wagons with woodgrain, not the minivans, thank you very much) and of course, the Broughamiest M-body, the Fifth Avenue.
You know the routine. ’70s Cadillac. Klockau sees. Klockau goes nuts. And proceeds to do a quickie post. So here we go!
I’ve always loved the 1970 Cadillacs. This is largely due to a classmate in my early elementary school years, whose mom had a faded but still excellent gold 1970 Fleetwood Brougham with white top and white leather interior. Though it wasn’t pristine I found it extremely compelling. Continue Reading →
So spur of the moment I decided to go up to the lake since my folks were going to be visiting friends the next couple days. Yesterday was great and I was hoping Saturday would be the same.
But of course, Mother Nature, seeing me heading northeast on Highway 52, said “Screw you Klockau!” Continue Reading →
I don’t need to tell you I love the Nimitz Class 1971-76 GM B- and C-body land cruisers. But I’m especially enamored of the 1975-76 Pontiac Bonneville, Bonneville Brougham and Grand Ville Brougham.
So today the office closed at 1 PM, as usual on Fridays. It was kind of cloudy, so I wasn’t going to camp out on my postage stamp deck and read a novel with a couple gin and tonics. Continue Reading →
OK, I know I did that writeup of the ’70 Toronado GT recently, but since then, I keep running across nice ones for sale.
And forwarding them to pal Jayson Coombes, who kind of wants one now since his visit to the Olds Club of America show where the ’70 was residing. Continue Reading →