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  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moPosts: 11,327
    edited February 9

    C> @snakeweasel said:It means that instead of stating what my ride is in my signature I put picture of it there.

    Cool........but are you going to sign that way after every post? You'll use up too much internet space!

    Those are very popular cars in Florida...I see lots of them. I don't see lots of convertibles in Florida, but those are quite common. I see quite a few Caddies and Lincolns with phony convertible roofs. My wife pointed out a Caddie and she said that car is a convertible. I said, no it isn't, it has 4 doors on it.......it's a phony convertible.

    2012 535ix 2013 Audi A4 2013 Passat

  • abacomikeabacomike South FloridaPosts: 3,125
    @jmonroe said:
    "I give up. I like em, I like em !!!"

    I had a feeling you'd come to my way of thinking, jmonroe. Now wasn't that easy?

    2014 Mercedes Benz CLS 550 - best car ever! 2nd best car ever, my 1967 Corvette Stingray Coupe with 435 hp.

  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America: I70 & I75Posts: 17,705

    @oldfarmer50 said: Use to love them as a kid when we'd be on family outings in the country.

    I remember finding a book in our library of Burma Shave sayings along with a history and location list of some kind.

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  • cdnpinheadcdnpinhead Forest Lakes, AZPosts: 3,207

    @imidazol97 said: I remember finding a book in our library of Burma Shave sayings along with a history and location list of some kind.

    It's called "Verse by the Side of the Road," and I have a copy. I think it's still available from the usual sources. Our family very much enjoyed reading the Burma Shave signs on the long otherwise empty stretches of highway in New Mexico.

  • graphicguygraphicguy SW OhioPosts: 6,896

    @snakeweasel said:

    Snake.....COOL CAR!

  • jmonroejmonroe Pittsburgh areaPosts: 5,540

    @abacomike said: jmonroe said: I had a feeling you'd come to my way of thinking, jmonroe. Now wasn't that easy?

    In a way…almost like knowingly dousing down poison quickly so it won’t hurt you!

    jmonroe

    '09 Genesis V8 and '12 Legacy Limited 6 cyl

  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America: I70 & I75Posts: 17,705

    @cdnpinhead said: It's called "Verse by the Side of the Road,"

    IIRC, it tells how they planned and went around posting the signs.

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  • abacomikeabacomike South FloridaPosts: 3,125

    @jmonroe said: "In a way…almost like knowingly dousing down poison quickly so it won’t hurt you!"

    Poison is intended to "kill"! My limericks are intended to entertain. So based upon your response, it would seem that you look upon my limericks as a mere "death penalty"! Good grief, I didn't think they were that bad - but knowing you are "NEVER" wrong, jmonroe, I'll take your word for it!

    2014 Mercedes Benz CLS 550 - best car ever! 2nd best car ever, my 1967 Corvette Stingray Coupe with 435 hp.

  • abacomikeabacomike South FloridaPosts: 3,125

    @imidazol97 said: "IIRC, it tells how they planned and went around posting the signs"

    imidazol, that picture of the Bonneville or Catalina (can't tell which from the picture) sure is "LARGE"! Are you considering posting a "lifesize" image of that car in the near future? If so, it should take up several pages of space on the forum.

    2014 Mercedes Benz CLS 550 - best car ever! 2nd best car ever, my 1967 Corvette Stingray Coupe with 435 hp.

  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America: I70 & I75Posts: 17,705
    edited February 10

    @abacomike said: that picture of the Bonneville or Catalina

    Catalina. The clean beautiful lines. Compare to some cars today.

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  • abacomikeabacomike South FloridaPosts: 3,125

    @imidazol97 said: "Catalina. The clean beautiful lines. Compare to some cars today"

    I owned a 1969 Catalina in exactly that color with a black vinyl roof. I agree, that was when Pontiac built some sturdy and good looking cars. But on snow, those cars were awful - I did not have positraction so it slipped and slid all over the road. They had long wheel bases which also wasn't very good for traction on snow. But, yes, I really liked mine.

    2014 Mercedes Benz CLS 550 - best car ever! 2nd best car ever, my 1967 Corvette Stingray Coupe with 435 hp.

  • jmonroejmonroe Pittsburgh areaPosts: 5,540

    @abacomike said: Good grief, I didn't think they were that bad - but knowing you are "NEVER" wrong, jmonroe, I'll take your word for it!

    At least you are a fast study. Mrs. j is still in training.

    jmonroe

    '09 Genesis V8 and '12 Legacy Limited 6 cyl

  • jmonroejmonroe Pittsburgh areaPosts: 5,540

    @imidazol97 said: Catalina. The clean beautiful lines. Compare to some cars today.

    Hey, I got an idea. Do ya think if we said that was a ’66 Bonneville convertible, ‘isell’ would come stormin in here to correct us? Me mostly.

    jmonroe

    '09 Genesis V8 and '12 Legacy Limited 6 cyl

  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America: I70 & I75Posts: 17,705
    edited February 10

    @jmonroe said: that was a ’66 Bonneville convertible,

    It is a convertible. The style of the roof is a clone of the neat shape of a convertible, only it's done in metal. No rotting cloth. No scrubbing to remove mildew & mold.

    I'm actually against having pictures and other long things in a signature line. I saw someone else had implemented it so I thought I'd try it. I don't like seeing it take up vertical space. I think I'd rather see a random and infrequent picture.

    I recalled someone had mentioned how neat they thought it is to see a real original car without the usual add-ons commonly applied in the car show market. I was looking for a Pontiac near that color and year that is local and was almost original down to the tires practically. This might be it, but it has fender ornaments on top and an orange side marker light behind the front wheel. I have always loved the clean lines of those Pontiacs.

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  • jmonroejmonroe Pittsburgh areaPosts: 5,540

    @imidazol97 said: I have always loved the clean lines of those Pontiacs.

    I had three of them.

    My first new car was a ’66 Bonneville 2 door hardtop (not a convertible). It was real boat with dark blue metallic exterior and light blue cloth interior, no A/C and a 389 CID V8. It windowed for $4007. I don’t remember what I paid but I thought it was pretty good at the time, given I had hot pants for it.

    My second was bought used in 1977. That one was a ’75 Grand Prix with around 23K miles, burgundy exterior with a white landau vinyl top, white vinyl seats, and a 400 CID V8, this one had A/C. I bought it from a private party for 4K even.

    The third was also bought used, in 1995. That one was a ’95 Bonneville with 7200 miles, white exterior with grey cloth interior, had the 3.8 L V8, also had A/C. I think I paid $16,600 for it from the original selling dealer at the end of the day on a Friday. That’s the beast that couldn’t hold paint.

    jmonroe

    '09 Genesis V8 and '12 Legacy Limited 6 cyl

  • @mako1a - I saw your suggestion about making car shopping easier by offering a list of accessories that might be important to individual buyers. I think that's a great one, and the site design team is always asking for suggestions from our consumers. You should submit that to "contact us" so it'll get shuffled to the right team. https://help.edmunds.com/anonymous_requests/new

    Need help navigating? kirstie_h@edmunds.com - or send a private message by clicking on my name.

  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Posts: 11,563

    @driver100 said: Cool........but are you going to sign that way after every post? You'll use up too much internet space!

    Nope, my intentions was to see if it could be done and keep it up for a day or two, it's gone now.

    Those are very popular cars in Florida...I see lots of them. I don't see lots of convertibles in Florida, but those are quite common. I see quite a few Caddies and Lincolns with phony convertible roofs. My wife pointed out a Caddie and she said that car is a convertible. I said, no it isn't, it has 4 doors on it.......it's a phony convertible.

    Don't be too sure about that, there are companies that will turn your car into a ragtop

    http://newportconvertible.com/cadillac-ats-convertible/

    That being said there is a DTS I see every once in a while that was converted into a convertible.

    There are three types of people in this world. Those who are good at math and those who are not.

  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Posts: 11,563

    @cdnpinhead said: Our family very much enjoyed reading the Burma Shave signs on the long otherwise empty stretches of highway in New Mexico.

    When we went from Vegas to the Grand Canyon we decided to bypass the interstate and took Route 66. Along the portion we drove they had a few Burma Shave signs, my wife loved reading them and yelling"Burma Shave" when we passed the last one. Nearer to Chicago I live just a few miles off of 66, a distance south of us there was a Burma Shave signs there. But they have since dissappeared, which I think is sad.

    There are three types of people in this world. Those who are good at math and those who are not.

  • abacomikeabacomike South FloridaPosts: 3,125
    edited February 11
    @snakeweasel said:
    "...Burma Shave signs there. But they have since dissappeared."

    When I was 12 years old, my Dad drove the whole family to Miami from NYC for a vacation. He had a 1956 white Buick Roadmaster convertible with red leather interior, power windows, power seats, and a Fireball V8 under the hood. A truly beautiful ride.

    I remember driving down on US route 301 and US 1 through Lumberton NC and all those beautiful towns and villages down the eastern seaboard. About every 20 miles or so, there were Burma Shave signs, usually 6-8 every 500 feet or so. We used to read the signs out loud by taking turns to pass the time during those long days on the road.

    There were no interstates at the time so you were always driving through small towns and villages, many of them with speed traps.

    You'd have a stretch of road with a 60 mph speed limit and then, with only a few seconds notice, there was a 30 mph limit. I think Dad got 3 tickets driving through NC, VA, and GA.

    2014 Mercedes Benz CLS 550 - best car ever! 2nd best car ever, my 1967 Corvette Stingray Coupe with 435 hp.

  • mako1amako1a VirginiaPosts: 1,596

    @Kirstie@Edmunds said: mako1a - I saw your suggestion about making car shopping easier by offering a list of accessories that might be important to individual buyers.

    OK, Kirstie the request has been sent. Hope I didn't overdo it with 3 paragraphs.

    2013 Mustang GT, 2006 Silverado 2500 LT HD, 2001 GMC Yukon Denali

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