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Old 03-30-2017, 03:20 PM
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Had both of my drivers in the annual Apache Wells car show in Mesa this past Saturday. Falcon Field airport across the street also had their annual car show at the same time, so the field of cars was divided. The AW one still drew over 160 cars. The only hardware I won was a sunburn, but they only had first place plaques for multiple classes.
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Old 03-30-2017, 04:12 PM
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Good to see that you got the car out to a show. Sad to say that unfortunately, many people don't care about Professional Cars, and even more don't like hearses specifically. I have been to cruises with my ambulance, and parked next to another car, that the owner will suddenly without any reason, start his car and move to another space. I can only assume that it is because the ambulance makes them uncomfortable. I believe that many people subconsciously associate our vehicles with events in their lives that they would prefer to forget. They never get to learn about the craftsmanship that goes into the building of a Professional Car, but will crowd around a lead sled in the next row, and marvel at the work and craftsmanship that went into creating that vehicle.
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Old 03-30-2017, 04:22 PM
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Good to see that you got the car out to a show. Sad to say that unfortunately, many people don't care about Professional Cars, and even more don't like hearses specifically. I have been to cruises with my ambulance, and parked next to another car, that the owner will suddenly without any reason, start his car and move to another space. I can only assume that it is because the ambulance makes them uncomfortable. I believe that many people subconsciously associate our vehicles with events in their lives that they would prefer to forget. They never get to learn about the craftsmanship that goes into the building of a Professional Car, but will crowd around a lead sled in the next row, and marvel at the work and craftsmanship that went into creating that vehicle.
So very true....
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Old 03-30-2017, 05:40 PM
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Interesting observation, Paul. Throughout the day, my Malibu drew much more attention than the Olds, which really surprised me.
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Old 03-30-2017, 09:17 PM
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Well Terry, it's a beautiful Malibu! The Olds is great too!
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......... but the Malibu is so incredibly common! Most people are like a bunch of sheep.... just a bunch of followers!
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just the opposite can be true also. the stageway I brought to Gettysburg got drooled over all the way out and all the way back. but in our group barley a nod. we see it for what it is a bottom end come on price car from a cut rate manufacture. not to knock the car it's a rare survivor but way more look at by the general public who don't know there pro car then but us that do. I did get bot the Pontiacs started and driven some this week. no early bird car shows up here.
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Ed,
I have always loved a freak and your 4-door '75 A-S Pontiac is definitely a freak! I would have been all over it!

You do need to dress up that '53 with a set of fender skirts! Do you need me to find you a set?
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Ok this is why Im really mad about Jacques Cartier who discovered the wrong part of America ... why Canada isnt Florida !! still a month before a ride, today march 31 I got the Poncho out for a 5 feets ride...

yes, the snow is real and higher than the beacon...

Can't wait to get a ride, shows begins around may 15 north here.
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Good to see that you got the car out to a show. Sad to say that unfortunately, many people don't care about Professional Cars, and even more don't like hearses specifically. I have been to cruises with my ambulance, and parked next to another car, that the owner will suddenly without any reason, start his car and move to another space. I can only assume that it is because the ambulance makes them uncomfortable. I believe that many people subconsciously associate our vehicles with events in their lives that they would prefer to forget. They never get to learn about the craftsmanship that goes into the building of a Professional Car, but will crowd around a lead sled in the next row, and marvel at the work and craftsmanship that went into creating that vehicle.
They're probably just thinking "No one's gonna look at my car with this beauty parked next to it."
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