Last Call: I Don't Think We're in Kansas Anymore Edition


Stockton California once went by the name “Mudville.” If that’s not sufficient indignity, the movie American Graffiti II was filmed in the City. Not American Graffiti mind you, but II, which sucked.  Stockton is also apparently not the place to go to get wishes granted, unless the wish is to be in Stockton, in which case it will have already come true.
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15 responses to “Last Call: I Don't Think We're in Kansas Anymore Edition”

  1. mdharrell Avatar

    I can see the potential for confusion. Oakland is only about 70 miles away from Stockton.
    http://www.matterhorn1959.com/blog1/fairylandoakland1.jpg

    1. 0A5599 Avatar
      0A5599

      San Francisco is about 80 miles away.
      http://gooddaynow.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/h77.jpg

      1. Synchromesh Avatar
        Synchromesh

        That’s the San Francisco of yesterday. Today’s SF is full of techie bros. But that doesn’t stop the car thieves. My cars got broken into 4 times in 2 years including when sitting in my building’s gates garage. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/11e26fd2aee59f085e65328cc2c58d08b22cb9dccdca00fa99ebadc90bc90204.png

  2. Batshitbox Avatar
    Batshitbox

    Continuous track ‘crawler’ tractors were invented in Stockton by the Benjamin Holt of the Holt Manufacturing Co. They proved themselves in civil engineering, on the Los Angeles Aqueduct, and in combat during WW1, where they hauled artillery. Merged with CL Best to form Caterpillar in 1925.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/98211287109520f0c2b24d81309ee34a4e46139a4ad4a4b92f3a763865e6d655.jpg

    1. Lokki Avatar
      Lokki

      They say necessity is the mother of invention….was Benjamin Holt able to escape from Stockton thanks to his tractor?

  3. Maymar Avatar
    Maymar

    Did someone steal the punctuation? Rough town…

  4. Marto Avatar
    Marto

    Pointless auto wondering:
    A little back I was wondering what the largest supercar was (XJ220 – widest, MC12 – longest and Veyron – fattest).
    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8370/8573599974_195b92eced_o.jpg
    Today I find myself wondering something else equally as vapid:
    What is the smallest five-door station wagon? Not hatchback mind, but station wagon. Is it the late 70s Civic – just 160 inches long?
    http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u490/MyOldHondaCivic78/1%20My%20Civics/A%201978%20Civic%201500%20CVCC%20Station%20Wagon/1978CivicWagonA.jpg

      1. nanoop Avatar

        With a little good will I see four doors.

        1. outback_ute Avatar
          outback_ute

          Sorry, I was just thinking about wagons and missed the 5 door bit. It is not far off with 4 doors at least.

    1. jim Avatar
      jim

      https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3a/Fiat_128_Rural.jpg
      The Argentinian market only Fiat 128 Rural was 385 cm or 151.5 inches long. In the rest of the world the 128 wagon was offered only with 3-doors.

      1. dukeisduke Avatar
        dukeisduke

        Why do I suddenly want one of those? Am I insane? I’ve always liked the 128.

    2. CraigSu Avatar
      CraigSu

      It’s a good thing you specified 5-doors. We wouldn’t want to have to revisit that whole shooting brake/break controversy again now, would we?

    3. Vairship Avatar
      Vairship

      The shortest 5-door wagon is probably a kei car such as the Suzuki MR Wagon: 133.7 inches long
      https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/86/Suzuki_MR_Wagon_X_4WD_MF33S_ZSF.JPG/280px-Suzuki_MR_Wagon_X_4WD_MF33S_ZSF.JPG

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