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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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    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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    It's a Crosley, I'll guess it's a 1947. Modern day equivalent (somewhat), an El Camino or Ranchero.
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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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    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox View Post
    +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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    Quote Originally Posted by Wogster View Post
    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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