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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Vent Page LXV - The Mustang Version.....

SIXTY FIVE VENT PAGES!!! And what a lot of icons to choose from for edition 65!. The 65MPH speed limit could serve us here - or this could be the Senior Citizen Vent Page - 65 being the traditional age for retirement, etc....Maybe this could be the BIG E page, in honor of one of our greatest warships CVN-65 - the ENTERPRISE!......or we could even choose to honor the Hungarian gun - the AMD-65.

But no......let's face it...65 is best represented by the first of the Pony cars....the MUSTANG. (yes we know that some of the early versions of the 65 model were referred to as 64 1/2s, but the fact is they were all VINned with a "5", coding them forever as 65 models!)

Early Mustang advertising highlighted the low list price of the basic model $2368.00 - pretty cheap even then!


VENT PAGES are handy for posting of off-topic posts, rants, raves, rages, etc, which might not be appropriate on other threads where adults are having serious discussions. Childish rant? Need to call another poster a name? Just feel like spouting off?  Or even if you have something to say and there doesn't seem to be any other logical place to say it....THIS PAGE IS FOR YOU!
And, while our Mustang takes the front page for Vent Page 65....our page 2 honors go the the newly designed for '65 Chervrolet Corvair....and in particular, the Monza version......With the Camaro nearly two years into the future, GM had to make do with this rear engined little sporty version to compete with early Mustangs in show rooms.

18 comments:

Blogger said...

I bought the 65 new at the price mentioned. Loved the car. Sold it overseas for much more than I paid for after 30,000 miles.

Sarkazein said...

The '65 Mustang (on loan) was a great memory for a then 16 year old to drive to Virginia beach. It was a real head-turner and could be filled up for the price of 1 Obama gallon of gas now.

NewGuy said...

I liked the Mustang when it first came out but I wasn't going to give up my super cool 56 Vette that I was driving at the time.

A few years later I did get a 68 GT fastback...loved that car!

Sarkazein said...

NewGuy- I just found METV. I has re-runs of Route 66.

Sarkazein said...

It has re-runs...

NewGuy said...

Never heard of METV but I GOOGLED them.....looks like it's a cable thing? I don't have any cable access where I live. But, I do have internet and some of the same things are available on HULU and other similar sites....

Route 66 was a long time ago! In recent years I have motorcycled most of the old hiway in Texas and OK. Great trip and, while it's a shame to see some of the old gas stations, motels, abandoned and in bad repair, it is still a trip thru time!

Johnny Rico said...

Any stupid liberal socialist sheep wanna go at it? Oh that's right, you idiots can't form a simple arguement for which you've been banned. LOL!!! Surprised it took this long. Stupid is as stupid does!

POV, PLOP!, Matt, Happily Dumb, Mike D(ummy) and the rest of the cast of clowns have been beaten down into a mish mash of pure, utter failure. Good to see you dolts finally conceded. This means I officially WON!

Didn't Watauga Watch start censoring all conservative comments about 5 years ago? This site censors nothing except the broken record syndrome to which even a silly woman beating Muslim shouldn't be subject to. LOL!

Oh and how is it that you liberal dolts speak negatively of Christianity yet uphold and defend Islam which says it's ok to stone women, marry multiple wives, kill others who don't accept your religion, and force women to cover themselves? You dolts never answered that. LOL!!!


Your ole pal

Johnny Rico

PS Hows that hope and change working out for you slimy wastes?

Reader said...

Sark, what are your thoughts on Ted Cruz? I've been reading about him and he's looks like a pretty smart cookie.

guy faulkes said...

Our state and local representatives cold learn from this.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/02/24/by-all-means-leave-the-amazingly-blunt-response-one-state-rep-gave-a-citizen-who-wrote-him-opposing-concealed-carry-in-schools/

Sarkazein said...

Reader- I supported him in his campaign. I like him so far. The Left seems to fear him, which is a good thing. At this time I see him as only a good representative of the State of Texas.

Johnny Rico said...

New Guy,

So you're a Route 66 fan. That's great. Starting back in about 92, I started traveling the Mother Road beginning in Springfield, Illinois. So far, I've been from there to Ludlow, CA. I've found it's best to take an SUV as some alignments of the road can be rough. A motorcycle might be decent though. Those old gas stations and hotels were sure something back in the day. A couple years back I stopped by the "Roadrunner Retreat" east of Needles, CA and looked around. Very interesting stuff. Something I've come to recognize about Route 66 is the fact that all the businesses along that road were mom and pop owned. No corporations involved, and no government regulations to tell someone how to build something. Capitalism at its best.

NewGuy said...

Johny....Some of the best times I have had have been while riding a motorcycle.... Being "outside" on a bike keeps you more in touch with what's around you!

Route 66 is a nostalgia trip! And yes, almost all of the businesses along that route were "independent"...even the nationally branded gas stations were, most often, were leased and operated by locals.

The Interstate Hiway system, which killed Route 66, also signaled the beginning of the end for independent motels and "mom and pop" restaurants. Travelers were looking for consistency and familiarity in their food and lodging. Kemmons Wilson, (founder of Holiday Inn) was among the first to capitalize on this "standardization"......Travelers on the Interstate knew what to expect when they pulled into a Holiday Inn - and later several of the other national hotel operations which carved out shares of the market.

The independent roadside motels were put out of business when the interstate bypassed their locations.... and who among them was able to buy new property at Interstate exits and build new buildings to compete with the Holiday Inns.

Of course their is one exception that comes to mind..."South of The Border" on Hiway 301 in Dillon SC was able, thru political influence, to have I-95 rerouted to his location so as to keep the traffic flowing past his motel.

NewGuy said...

JR...This isn't specifically related to Rt 66.....but it is reminiscent of those times...

I thought you, and maybe others here, might enjoy a little trip back in time.

http://hipspics.freewebspace.com/gas/gas.html

guy faulkes said...

I would like to insert a more serious note.

Here is a Forbes article about the establishment, country club Republicans forcing a third party to be formed.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/realspin/2013/02/20/as-country-club-republicans-link-up-with-the-democratic-ruling-class-millions-of-voters-are-orphaned/


Mike D. said...

Hi all,

I just dropped by to say hello. I have a 7 month old boy now, so I don't have a lot of time to participate in online discussions. I have been focusing more on Facebook with the little time I have. My Facebook friends are a little less set in their patterns of thought than some who participate here, so I feel like I can actually change a few minds there, bring some logic to the conversation when some of my lefty friends are on a roll.

I see Rico is still fantasizing about me. That's good, I guess. I hope he keeps a damp towel handy to clean himself off.

Anyway, good to see that you're all still at it. Give 'em hell for me!

And Rico, if you want an 8x10 of me for personal use, just let me know! ;-)

Cheers, friends!

NewGuy said...

mIKE D. ...Dont be a stranger. I always like to hear your perspective on things!
And .....we hope the baby is doing well and will grow up learning to not depend on government handouts but to be self sufficient, industrious and successful!

Most of all, I pray that he will live in a country that rewards those issues and doesn't think "success" is something to be discouraged.

Anonymous said...

Several years ago, Williamson said that some conservatives were trying to take over Watauga Watch and shut it down because they said things that he couldn't argue with. To stop this, he censored the comments on his blog to the point nobody goes there. There are 6 comments on the entire site.

If shutting down the site was what the conservatives wanted to do, it looks like they did it with the help of Williamson.

Blogger said...

Mike D Congratulations to the new daddy. You wrote: “My Facebook friends are a little less set in their patterns of thought than some who participate here,” How can you be sure of this statement. Last month we had 3075 unique visitors, 1120 of whom were new. How many do you reach on your facebook. Remember very few people comment on anyone’s blog. But still they read it and think about it.

By the way Rico is a she not a he.