A NEW CYBER AGE: CAR GUYS CAN RACE VINTAGE DETROIT MUSCLE AGAINST TODAY'S SUPERCARS
My earliest recollection of a simulated driving game was in the arcade area at the original Olympic Lanes bowling alley. It was a primitive game that had a steering wheel and a small mechanical motion car that raced down a track that resembled a race- track only in the remotest sense of the word.
It was a crude game that lit up red lights and issued warning sounds when you left the approximation of a track and it was worth every dime that I pushed into its coin slot.
The ancient tracks were consistently predictable and eventually you could memorize every characteristic of the course.
BACK TO THE FUTURE: WE NEED TO PUT FINS BACK ON CARS
It would be fair to say that fins were born on the 1948 Cadillac and fizzled out in the 60s. The high water mark ran from the mid-50s to the very early 60s when fin cars dominated Detroit's automotive style
These days fin cars are very popular among collectors because their unique ready-for-takeoff appearance reminds many car guys of a space age time and place when fins were king and the space race was young.
IS IT TIME TO INVEST IN A COLLECTOR VEHICLE AND FORGET ABOUT WALL STREET?
The only consistent feature about the stock market is its inconsistency. The confusing variables that influence the rise and fall of shares are more complicated than the entire box set of 'Lost', and neither really and truly makes any sense.
So we are left with financial analysts that spin out a creative list of reasons why markets move upwards and downwards with such reckless abandon.
Shoveling with both hands does not necessarily make it true, but we have to trot out somebody to explain the inexplicable.
Meanwhile, back at the ranch, we have car guys that choose to invest in vintage internal combustion iron as part of their financial portfolio.
TRYING TO SAVE THE WORLD-ONE OLD RUSTY BUCKET AT A TIME
There is an inner demon that every car guy battles every minute of every day while he still has a pulse: an uncontrollable urge to save every broken and rusty old ride on the planet.
Common sense and hostile brides are the only known controls available to car guys for these afflictions.
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