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Old 08-05-2009, 11:13 PM   #1
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Old 08-06-2009, 04:41 AM   #2
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Dear Legislature,
While you're banning holding cell phones while driving (no texting, no talking), be sure to add "no picture taking".
Some people just don't get the hint.

"lo-risk trader" but a maybe higher risk driver?... passes to take pictures rather than concentrating on the road, then slows down to be passed to take more pics.
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Old 08-06-2009, 04:07 PM   #3
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I've never heard of an accident that happened while someone was shooting a photo. There's certainly plenty of people doing it.
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Old 08-06-2009, 07:48 PM   #4
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Such a waste of a gorgeous day, a beautiful location and a car designed to take advantage of such! Oh, well, then it would eventually get worn out and have to be restored again.

Taking pictures while driving, and using cellphones while driving, have probably caused fewer accidents than arguing with loved ones while driving...
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Old 08-06-2009, 10:31 PM   #5
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Beautiful! Take it off the trailer and ENJOY the way it's supposed to be. It'd be the best place from which they can enjoy the car!

Love that part if the world! The bay area still feels like home to me...
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Old 08-06-2009, 10:51 PM   #6
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Dear Legislature,
While you're banning holding cell phones while driving (no texting, no talking), be sure to add "no picture taking".
Some people just don't get the hint.

"lo-risk trader" but a maybe higher risk driver?... passes to take pictures rather than concentrating on the road, then slows down to be passed to take more pics.
Excellent point!
I had enough trouble keeping on the black part of the road before I got the camera.
What you don't see is the bunch of photos of the inside of the door, pillars, floor, dash, blurred and shots of the sky as I point and shoot in the general direction.
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Old 08-07-2009, 10:03 AM   #7
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I agree about driving it instead of trailering it, and about arguments with loved ones.

Digital cameras make it very easy:
1. Rest camera on dash, aiming it by feel.
2. Glance at it like you might glance at the rearview. You don't need to hold it up to your face.
3. Press button.

I'm pretty good at aiming entirely by feel, never looking at the camera, too.
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Old 08-07-2009, 09:22 PM   #8
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And just to think, I could have bought one of those back in the early '80's for $5000. already restored. I've kicked myself several times for not buying it.
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And just to think, I could have bought one of those back in the early '80's for $5000. already restored. I've kicked myself several times for not buying it.
And you could have paid less than that for a NEW one in '55-'57!

I remember a customer I had back in the early '80s who had a '57 'bird. A professor at the local private university. His was NOT restored, just looked like an old car used every day. Faded red paint, no hubcaps, etc. He once told me that it was for sale...to the first person who came up with 400 Krugerrands. Several times what a 100-point restored one would have brought. Guess he figured if someone gave him that much, he'd gladly take it, get a restored one and probably a new car to go along with it.

Ahhh...all the old cars I coulda, shoulda, woulda and occasionally did buy back in the day...
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In some waiting room awhile back, I read an article about the growing subset of car collectors who don't want a restored car. Like other antiques, they want an auto with the patina of years.
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