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Old 10-30-11, 07:05 PM   #1
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As Seen on Today's Ride

My riding buddy Jeff and I went for a ride today after Sunday services. We rode south out of Fayetteville along U.S. 71 to Winslow and back.

We took a bio-break at the Brentwood rest area on the return leg. As we're sitting there discussing the economy, the wind, the temperature, chain lube, double vs. triple, the fit runners we saw earlier in the ride, the value of Avagadro's number to the 29th decimal place etc., he punches me and says, "Hey, what's that over there?" He's 11 years my junior.


Question #1. What is it?

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The massive power plant.


Jeff holding the bikes and talking with the proud owner while I shoot.


Question #2. What is the model year?
Question #3. What would be a modern-day equivalent that you've seen on the streets. I have a specific vehicle in mind.

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Old 10-30-11, 07:25 PM   #2
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It's a Crosley, I'll guess it's a 1947. Modern day equivalent (somewhat), an El Camino or Ranchero.
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Old 10-30-11, 07:29 PM   #3
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+1 - Crosley. My buddy owned one in high school - about 1955. We got 4 or more of us in it (not the pickup, however).


3. Maybe one of those Escalade pickup types?


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Old 10-30-11, 08:05 PM   #4
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Family across the street had one when I was a kid. My father-in-law had one long before I knew him or his lovely daughter.
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Old 10-30-11, 08:29 PM   #5
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OK. You guys are pretty quick. Hard to get anything by this group!

It is a Crosley. No one has hit the model year yet, and no one has gotten what I would consider to be a modern-day equivalent.

The owner drives it once per week. The engine is a 4-cylinder. It is nice and simple. I believe one could work on that engine in his/her Sunday-go-to-meetin' duds and not get dirty or wrinkled. He said it will do about 55 mph.
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+1 - Crosley. My buddy owned one in high school - about 1955. We got 4 or more of us in it (not the pickup, however).


3. Maybe one of those Escalade pickup types?

You do realise it costs more in gas to get that Escalade started and warmed up, then the Crosley cost to buy, back in it's day....... What I find interesting, is if you go out to buy a 5,000lb commercial truck, it comes standard with a diesel engine, but the Escalade doesn't....
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You do realise it costs more in gas to get that Escalade started and warmed up, then the Crosley cost to buy, back in it's day....... What I find interesting, is if you go out to buy a 5,000lb commercial truck, it comes standard with a diesel engine, but the Escalade doesn't....
And you did see the in my post?
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