Last Call – I'm Sorry, I Can't Hear You…Edition


…over the sound of how awesome I look.
Who said the 1970s are dead? Not this guy.
[Image source: the 1970s]

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23 responses to “Last Call – I'm Sorry, I Can't Hear You…Edition”

  1. tonyola Avatar

    He looks like Howard Kaylan, the lead singer of the Turtles.
    <img src="http://img.skitch.com/20080622-1kb6ui786sq2w1nqq2fd9gikgh.preview.jpg"&gt;

    1. Smells_Homeless Avatar

      The guy…the car. They just look…so…happy togetheeeeeeerrrrrrr.

      1. zaddikim Avatar

        Dammit, you're farking evil.
        /earworm infestation

        1. tonyola Avatar
          1. zaddikim Avatar

            I'm not sure I'm fully comprehending what I just watched.Thank you?

  2. longrooffan Avatar

    FuManChu Moustache, Bell Bottom Slacks and Gold Kerchief be Damned…
    Give Me That Escort FoMoCo!
    I'd still be a Customer.

  3. Maymar Avatar

    I don't know if he's actually broken any laws, but these two want to have a word with him
    <img src="http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2007/11_04/cortina_468x471.jpg&quot; /img>
    I just want to go out drinking with the guy, I know there'd be stories.

    1. bzr Avatar

      The Ford Mexico man looks like a villain from one of the episodes, or a younger Ray Carling (or an older Chris Skelton, for that matter). I'd have to go through every episode and check…not like I needed a reason to, tho.

  4. zaddikim Avatar

    Life On Mars. British TV at its' best. Phil Glenister looks like he'd be able to drink heroic amounts of liquor before beating you at any game you'd care to mention.
    But not volleyball – volleyball's for poofs.

  5. PFG Avatar

    It's The Master from "Manos: The Hands of Fate!"

  6. ZomBee Racer Avatar

    have been researching old photos from the 70's in my never ending quest (obsession) to transform my old RV into an extra-large 70's Street-van/party-wagon. I find the occasional photo, but it hardy ever does the time justice. And there is one paint style I've never been able to find…
    What I remember most are the vivid colors. Not just on the Hot-Rods and at the car shows, but imports and domestics had them too. There were bare feet and long hair, lot's of denim, polyester and velour. Motorcycles, trikes, shortened vehicles, hippies in VW buses, muscle cars were still-shiny used cars. And don't forget the facial hair and bra-less dames.
    5 bucks would usually fill the tank in our 57 or 58 Fords with change back. LA was a toxic soup of smog and an Indian cried along the freeway. Cereal came with the coolest toys in the box, baking soda submarines, decoder-rings and sticky octopuses that crawled down the wall. Russia was ready to bomb us, but we had bomb shelters and monthly drills at school. Pay phones cost a dime and candy bars went up to a staggering 25 cents.
    Aunts and uncles always had red wine in bota-bags at music festivals, and everything seemed right out of easy-rider. Hell, it just about WAS. Growing up in the mountains where the hippies retreated after the fall of Haight-Ashbury probably warped me a bit, but I wouldn't trade it for the world. (I am currently wearing a Tie-dye Doobie Brothers T-shirt).
    I stumbled onto my very first car show in a park in the mid 70's when I was about 8. I remember looking at the metallic paint on dune buggies and the candies on the straight axle 40s & 50's cars, diamond-tuck interiors and chrome bits on the steel T-buckets. Everything had side-pipes. There were candy techniques that were amazing, and I've discovered how most of them were done except for the ONE I was looking for.
    Most of these images are stuck in my head where they can't really be shared with someone unless they were actually there. But by co-incidence one of my Midway shipmates just posted photos today of a 1972 San Fransisco car show that pretty much sums it all up. And as luck would have it, picture #31 is almost exactly what I was looking for. http://s780.photobucket.com/albums/yy84/jmakaiju/….
    He also posted photos from the 1972 drags at Freemont Raceway. Pure gold… http://s780.photobucket.com/albums/yy84/jmakaiju/….
    Enjoy! And yes, the 70's will never die…

    1. coupeZ600 Avatar

      Excellent!
      While I'm a bit older than you, thanks for the sweet ride! All the Muscle-Heads here are into Pick-Ups because it was all about Logging back then (how you carry a mill able log in a pick-up is beyond me), but they all like my little car.
      In Bisbee, my home-town though, things were a lot the same as you wrote, and we got a lot of the ex-pats from San Fran as soon as the Mines shut down
      Capn' Severe is from one town over, and on the Fourth of July we have a contest to see who can get the weirdest cars. I bagged 17 El Camino's and five Ranchero's, but he still ain't showing his cards (I guess I should post mine if I'm calling)

    2. IronBallsMcG Avatar

      I'm within a couple years of your age, but all I can think of now is baking soda submarines.
      I completely forgot about them, but now I'm fighting the eBay urge.

      1. tonyola Avatar

        Don't bother with eBay ripoffs. Amazon has them. http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00

        1. IronBallsMcG Avatar

          Ooo! Thank you! Wind-up divers, too!

  7. Rust-MyEnemy Avatar

    It's Ron Burgundy!
    I'll bet he has many leather-bound books and his apartment smells of rich mahogany…

  8. BGW Avatar

    This should be Benecio Del Toro's best role yet!

  9. Alff Avatar

    A few years and a few pounds later, he got to do the closing scence in Monty Python's The Meaning of Life.

  10. superbadd75 Avatar

    These were the early years for The Most Interesting Man In the World – before he was very interesting.

  11. engineerd Avatar

    I sat on the hood of my Explorer in that pose and bagged me a wife. True story.*
    *Not really.

  12. dukeisduke Avatar

    Instead of putting the words "Escort" and "Mexico" together, why not just call it a "Coyote"?
    /pronounced "kye-YO-tay"

  13. zaddikim Avatar

    Unless you're in Saskatchewan, and they annoyingly pronounce it 'Kye-yoat'
    /sigh
    /rant

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