Wednesday, December 16, 2015

1954 Chevrolet Corvette Dashboard


Quoted from: wikipedia.org

“In 1954, only 3,640 of this model were built and nearly a third were unsold at year's end. New colors were available, but the six-cylinder engine and Powerglide automatic, the only engine and transmission available, were not what sports car enthusiasts expected. It is known that 1954 models were painted Pennant Blue, Sportsman Red, and Black, in addition to Polo White. All had red interiors except for those finished in Pennant Blue that had a beige interior. Order guides listed several options, but all options were "mandatory" and all 1954 Corvettes were equipped the same.

In the October 1954 issue of Popular Mechanics there was an extensive survey of Corvette owners in America. The surprising finding was their opinions in comparison to foreign sports cars. It was found that 36% of those taking the survey had owned a foreign sports car, and of that half, they rated the Corvette as better than their previous foreign sports car. 19% rated the Corvette as equal to their foreign sports car and 22% rates the Corvette as inferior. And while many were well pleased with the Corvette, they did not consider it as a true sports car. The principal complaint of the surveyed owners was the extensive body leaks during rain storms.”

While newer versions of the Corvette are popular still today, millions of people from around the world attend auto shows to see first hand what great workmanship looks like in these classic 1954 Chevrolet Corvettes.

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What's Wrong With Ted Cruz?


I was unable to watch the GOP presidential debate last night on CNN, but it appears Senator Ted Cruz from Texas did well.

Many Texans are very supportive of Cruz, but for some reason I just don't like the man. I've tried to figure out for a long time now why I don't like Cruz, but I can't put my finger on the reason.

Even after watching excerpts from last night's debate and hearing Cruz say all the right things, I still could not warm up to supporting him. Maybe that feeling will change, but who knows.

It is clear that democrats are excited right now watching all this GOP infighting, but if you read history this kind of a primary puts them in a much better position to win next year than Hillary Clinton.


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San Antonio Needs NFL Team


This year like many others, my wife and I vacationed in the beautiful city of San Antonio. We love it there and not just because of the River Walk and other great places to visit, but because most of the folks that call the Alamo City home are wonderful individuals.

Many San Antonio locals have told us how badly they want an NFL team to take up residency there. Now that the City of San Antonio is larger than Dallas, one would think the NFL would be eagerly making plans to offer an expansion team to the citizens there.

I have heard many times over the years that Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is a major stumbling block in this process, but I don't know for sure if that is true.

The more than one million people who call San Antonio, Texas home deserve an NFL team and I hope someday soon they will see that dream become a reality.

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