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    Can I have my car now, its the white chevy in the middle :eek:
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    The parking lot from hell! Can you imagine how that place would be if everyone wanted to leave at the same time? Fuckin' A!-MIKE:eek::eek::eek:
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    It's been a while since we last saw some big hair on the thread.
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    My first ex-wife
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    The mall at Christmas?
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    "Hey officer! I gotta get my car, its the red vw..." :)
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    Homewood was a nice neighborhood up to the 60s then it turned in a ghetto $hit hole now mostly empty lots now..
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    I quit counting red VW's at 10..... that must have been the most popular color back then.
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    Pix #33719, Departure Reservations required!

    ........Jack
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    You're giving me nightmares here!
    In 2000, I was running a car show at a Fairgrounds in Lockport, NY. A week of heavy rain actually made a major portion of the show field under water, or too soupy to use. But participants came anyways as there is a huge swap meet involved. We had one area high and somewhat dry, at least solid enough to use. We parked cars side by side, then down the aisles until we had about 140 cars on the show field, but gridlocked. Then we actually had to close the gate and turn cars away for over an hour. Then some of the early people said they wanted to leave.........
    Many had come for the swap meet, and once they covered that, they were ready to go. Some had other committments to go to, and no way could we find all the people to move their cars to let anyone out.

    Oh it got ugly............

    Spectator parking was even worse.........in back of the fairgrounds was spectator parking, an "in" road and an "exit" road. Traffic was backed up down the street so the local cops directed cars to go "in" the "exit road" they ended up nose to nose way in back and lined up out into the street.
    A couple of the turned away show cars went in that way, many got buried in the field trying to find a solid place to park. There was a 4 wheel drive tractor there, pulling cars all day.

    That was Saturday.......
    Then it rained all night into Sunday morning. The show field was under water completely, all swap meet vendors were afloat.
    But by 8:00 AM the sun was shining, and cars came from all over for the show and swap. We spent the day trying to get the vendors out........
    Bad memories.........and that picture had to bring them back.
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    Which one are you talking about?:)
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    My dad called places like Woolworth and Kress "the five and dime," as in, "Let's go down to the five and dime, I need pipe cleaners."
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    Steering columns and those big steering wheels would be thrust back, up under your chin, and drive your head up and backwards into the roof in such crashes. If the driver lived he was lucky. I remember driver's ed class in the '70s with highway patrol photos of drivers killed by steering wheels/columns thrust up and back by sudden-stop crashes.
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    "chinese fire drill"
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    The Dodge Brothers bakery truck photo from Kent, Washington in the first photo was posted earlier. Here is what the place looks like today in the second photo...
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    My favorite plane of WWII, the Lockheed P-38 Lightning was, IMO, one of the bitchin-est
    looking, tough and versatile machines of the war.:cool: The AWESOME photo here shows
    how all armament was concentrated in the single, central nacelle, making the P38 a
    flying buzz saw, accurate at up to a thousand yards, without the confusing converg-
    ence patterns that plagued other fighters. Luftwaffe pilots nicknamed this nemesis
    "fork-tailed devil.":eek: Besides four Browning 50s, they also carried a 20-mm Hispano-
    Suiza cannon specifically for antiaircraft purposes and could carry up to 2,000 pounds
    of bombs. First flown in January '39, the P-38 was the only plane in production
    throughout U.S. involvement in the war.


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    Here, THANKS to Wikipedia, 1st Lt H. A. Blood and an ordie examine ammunition for the 20 mm cannon.
    BADASS! :p (BTW, Wikipedia is in the middle of their annual campaign. I mention this because we
    utilize Wiki and many other sources on this popular HAMB thread. With the recession still on, I'm sure
    they could use ANY financial support anyone can spare. Just call up any subject on Wikipedia currently,
    and you can read Jimmy Wales' pitch. Thanks!)
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    Dramatic photo from a March 1944 capability test was apparently used for public information.
    According to Wikipedia, the Army Air Force cutline read in part, "Orlando, Fla. - Barely visible
    beneath the wings of a Lockhead P-38 Lighting are the deadly bombs with which this multi-purpose
    plane can blast enemy troops, ships and gun emplacements. As shown in recent demonstartion
    at the AAF Tactical Center, Orlando, Fla., the Lockhead P-38, now being used as a fighter-bomber,
    is capable of carrying bomb pay loads up to 2,000 pounds, thus affording the Allies another potent
    weapon for use against Germany and Japan in coming offensive."
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    Doubtful even the most trigger-happy allied pilot could mistake the explicit
    invasion scheme on this P-38, shot during pre-invasion maneuvers in the English
    countryside. Photo thanks to Wikipedia!
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    P-38s in formation over France
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    Cockpit of a P-38G
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    "Aw, shit! There goes one of my stripes!!!" :rolleyes:
    (Check the props.:p)
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    Limping safely back after a slug fest on Iwo Jima, this P-38 has the left
    engine out, a big hole shot through the right wing, and the right Allison
    is on fire. Takes a lickin' and . . . well, you know the rest! :D
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    Here, during peak demand, Lockheed moved P-38s outdoors
    for final assembly!
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    Just as at the end of WWI, once-precious war materiel was just useless impediment
    at the conclusion of WWII.:eek: Here, an amazing pic of P-38s piled up in an aircraft
    graveyard in the South Pacific.:(
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    OOPS! Oversight! All of the last five pix are THANKS to the P-38 National Association. They have a TON more great stuff on this exceptional fighter/bomber/strafer/etc./etc.!
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    Fighter bomber? But I thought you said 'Fighter/Sub'.:rolleyes:

    Doc.

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