On the Road Again (Just before the big snow today)

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Comment by Jeff Kinzler on February 15, 2019 at 11:31pm

Tony,

Thank you.

Comment by Tony and Ginny 429 on February 15, 2019 at 9:28pm
Interesting to know the extensive restoration process you have been into for a good number of years and still on going
You have made a Silk purse out of a sows ear in a manor of speaking
The 64 Eldo being your prize and joy you sure have a real nice one for the time and effort ( long difficult and expensive ) you have put into her
She is beautifull

Enjoy
Comment by Tony and Ginny 429 on February 14, 2019 at 4:35pm
Jeff

Looks like the frustrated race car drivers were out early on the Southrn State Parkway with them waiting for the snow to come ---as well as you ---LOL !

Happy Classic Antique Cadillac Motoring
These guys are going to have to saw off there hard tops when the weather gets great --poor GUYS ! !!!!!!!!!!!!!


Enjoy
Comment by Jeff Kinzler on February 14, 2019 at 1:20pm

Clovis,

Thanks.  

Believe it or not there is still much more to be done including reinstalling the leather seat covers that weren’t done correctly, plating small parts that the shop forgot to send out and a better RF fender is needed due to poor body work. 

I remember the 65 Chevys they were great cars. Nice that you can still get new parts  

Comment by Clovis on February 14, 2019 at 12:26pm

That is a beautiful transformation Jeff, something to be proud of. 13 years in the making, now i don't feel so bad about my '65 impala at 5 years and going 

Comment by Jeff Kinzler on February 13, 2019 at 4:14pm

Tony

all true except I was out early on Sunday between 10:30 and 12:30

Interestingly the 69 Fleetwood 60 Special is within 3-4 inches of a Ford F-150 4 Door crew can. 

So perhaps Cadillac should have continued to make big cars just with more efficient engines. 

After all until the new turbo craze, we had 180 cu inch V6’s putting out as much work as the honking V8’s of the 60’s pulling 4500 lb SUV’s. Any V6 Toyota Camry and now a turbo Honda 4 would badly embarrass a 1964 GTO in acceleration and kill it in cornering and braking.  But nobody has the steel or the wood and leather of our Cadillacs until you hit the Rolls Royce/Bentley category.

BTW W O Bentley drove a V8 Cadillac (popping the clutch and smoking the tires outside the RR  factory) before he made his own cars. 

Comment by Tony and Ginny 429 on February 13, 2019 at 2:26pm
The entire road environment is so very different than when these cars were new as they were one of the biggest cars on the road and commanded authority because of that
Very many very large vehicles and trucks have changed that
More notieable to me being in the Scion XB which is on the smaller size cars on the road ( love driving that car )
The Pick Up trucks in all sizes are a big thing in the South
The wife wants a bigger car because of that

Been looking at the Cadillac SRX ( Suv ) the CTS coupe or the Sts a few years old with low mileage

Just read that 7 out of 10 vehicle buyers are buying Trucks and the others Suvs these days which is changing the car manufacturers models eliminating some passenger cars altogether
With passenger cars being eliminated and electric cars on the horizon the larger vehicles are here to stay again changing the driving experience to larger vehicles

Like the idea a lot of being a --two Cadillac family being a Cadillac crazy guy myself

My Dad use to say " after buying the New car the only thing left was to have the Antique you want "
He was always talking about --an early 60's Cadillac which he had 7 of ( all restored registered and turn key ) at the height of his car collecting years

His picture was in the dictionary -- next to : CAR GUY ( airplane and motorcycles as well ) And he looked like Erold Flin the star of the movie -- Captin Blood and najor Hollywood heart throb in its day ( atlethic action hero )
A hard Act to follow !!


Enjoy
Comment by Tony and Ginny 429 on February 13, 2019 at 1:53pm
Jeff

The last time i drove up to NY to visit the driving on the Southern State parkway was unreal to be a part of and view being out of state
What an eye opener
I felt like every frustrated race car driver was on the road testing there skills
The cutting in and out on bumpers was unreal
I used the parkway my entire 60 years living in NY often in my 65 Porsche convertible
I am sure that i was doing exactly that same thing when i lived there so i do Hear you loud and clean on the subject

Everyone is driving as fast as is possible and cutting in and out ( rush hour ) ----to get home to watch TV -----LOL !!!

If you can't fight them --you must join them --in the race home and not what you may desire to do being in your pride and joy Classic Antique 64 Elderado convertible

I know and feel your pain on the subject as you can see

Enjoy
Comment by Jeff Kinzler on February 12, 2019 at 9:02pm

Kevin,

Thank you. 

“We put a rose in every cheek.”

Does that perchance refer to Heironymus Bosch’s The Garden of Earthly Delights?

Comment by Jeff Kinzler on February 12, 2019 at 9:02pm

Kevin,

Thank you. 

“We put a rose in every cheek.”

Does that perchance refer to Heironymus Bosch’s The Garden of Earthly Delights?

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