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Open invitation to all who lived through or served during the cold war and can remember a world before computers.

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Comment by Thomas Blaszkiewicz on June 30, 2009 at 8:18pm
Harry,I remember when I was in Germany In1970 a Redeye buddy of mine had a little Volkswagen.No defrosters and no reverse!!But it got us to Ocktoberfest in Munich.
Comment by Sigmund Fertig on June 30, 2009 at 7:20pm

Hi Wayne, I was at a car show last week here in California and some guy had a Renault, I think it was a60's model, 4 doors itty bitty thing had the smallest 4 cylinder engine ive ever seen other than the 2 cylinder motor I had in my 72 Honda it was actually a 2 cylinder motorcycle engine that they stuffed in this little bitty Honda. The shifter ( stick shift ) was up on the dash. I'm small so I had no trouble fitting in it, can't imagine a large or tall person in one. It drove like a go-kart, I called it my pregnant roller skate. When I would go to the car shows in it and guys would ask what it had in it for an engine, I would tell them a blown Maytag or Singer.
Comment by Harry Warner on June 30, 2009 at 5:24pm
Jesse, consider yourself grandfathered in, and welcome.
Comment by Wayne Dixon on June 30, 2009 at 5:00pm
Harry, I started with a Ford Stick shift my self, till I got broad sided that ended that. When I went to Germany I had a two door Renualt, smallest car I ever owned. Too small to even to make love in. How bout that. I ended up that tour with a BSA, devil in the winter on those cobble stone roads.
Comment by Jesse Kelley on June 30, 2009 at 4:30pm
Thank you for the invite Harry, you do realize I am about 10 years behind you. But the way my CRS is, I think I qualify.
Comment by Harry Warner on June 30, 2009 at 4:11pm
Oh, those senior moments. I forgot what I was going to say.
Comment by Sigmund Fertig on June 30, 2009 at 4:08pm
Just joined cause I guess I fit. Was stationed in Bamberg fron 58/60 gyroed over with the 2nd cav replacing the 3rd in Feb. 58 from Ft. Meade Md. I remember pulling into Bremehaven Ger. thinking oh boy a foriegn country and the first thing I laid eyes on was a Pepsi sign, duh! came in on the U.S.S. Buckner left in 60 on th Rose or vise versa,can't remember which. I think they call it senior moments although I don;t consider myself a senior at 70 years young-not old.
Comment by Harry Warner on June 30, 2009 at 12:05pm
In the 50's it seemed you were either a Ford family or a Chevy family. We were Fords but that 57 Chevy was a real beaut. My first was a 49 Ford stick shift. No muffler...sounded great. Don't know if you have or watch Speed channel but 57 Chevy's are going for what houses cost now. If only......
Comment by Wayne Dixon on June 30, 2009 at 11:55am
Hey it worked that time. Hello Tom, you talk about only radio and no tv. I bought a floor model Grundic Radio which had all band and short wave, with turntable. I brought it home and sold to my cousin, you know it still works. 45 years ago. I still have some of my old 33 records from then. I loved to listen to Montavoni and the Big Band sounds, I guess I have about 140 of the old music.
Comment by Wayne Dixon on June 30, 2009 at 11:44am
I'll try again, the add comment would not load my other comment. Harry when I was stationed at Benning, a Lt. had one and being a corporal a new family, no money, he would let me borrow it to make grocery runs and take the family to the drive in movies. Loved it, drove like a charm. Same color as the one shown.
 

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