Acid Flashback Thursday: Zombies Roaming in Phoenix

Things that will not die, part 412:

1979 Ford Fairmont Futura
ooo, stylish!

I thought i got rid of this goddam car in 1998, in favor of a Hyundai Accent.

It was another $1,000 ash advance and a trip to Parker Colorado to pick it up. It was the car I (re)started smoking in, once the wife had been baking #2 for a while.  Camel menthols – yee hah. AM radio, 200 cid in line 6 tractor motor and 3 speed auto.  Living the dream, commuting in Denver.
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Acid Flashback Thursday: 1979 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme

1979 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme
This is not your driver’s ed teacher’s Olds – oh wait, it is

It’s a slow, gloomy Tuesday commute, when out of nowhere, this cream-colored nightmare comes storming into view.

Not only is it exhibit A in how to take America’s most successful car of the day, the ‘77 Cutlass, make it smaller (good), even less powerful (bad), and less aggressive, by halving the number of lights (emasculatingly bad).  Then, for ’79, change the grille to make it even uglier. (Two fat sections per side instead of three more slender ones.) Read More