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Jan 22, 2003 (2:25 pm)
WELL NOW...do we have anything more constructive to offer, or are we done? May I have a show of thumbs, please, on this topic?
#160 of 168 Distorting And Twisting My Words!
Jan 22, 2003 (2:31 pm)
I have had enough in here do just that to me. It is one thing when it is just another member. But when it is also the host, I have had it!
I have had enough of egos running riot in here! It is especially toward me. Find someone else to do it to. I have had enough!
Jan 22, 2003 (2:42 pm)
I have also had it with your sarcasm and attitude with me! Am I clear?
All you have to do is admit you were wrong with me. It is about my car. After that, I will listen to you about the cars I asked you about.
You try to act like you know it all. And you continue to remain unteachable. I would be in trouble if I acted like you do. I would feel lonely. Fortunately, I do not. I will state what I do know. And I will ask when I don't know.
We are in here to learn from and teach each other. It is not just to learn from you. But you can learn from us. It is if you keep an open mind. It is if you get humble and honest.
I do not want us to be at odds with each other. But I will stand my ground when I am right. It is like now. I am no doormat for you or anyone else in here. I hope I'm clear.
Jan 22, 2003 (2:49 pm)
Okay, last try:
What is the name of the book that we can find at Waldenbooks? We need a title here.
With whom did you speak at Ford Motor Company? We don't need a name here really, but a title will suffice.
Until you can furnish those two pieces of info, you really haven't given us anything concrete.
Jan 22, 2003 (2:51 pm)
Both my thumbs are down Shifty. If this is what it takes to revitalize the classics board, may it die a graceful death.
Jan 22, 2003 (3:00 pm)
So, anybody catch the Barrett-Jackson on TV? Talk about being a kid in a candy shop.
I get a kick out of Keith Martin's (love his Sports Car Collector Magazine) comments which are virtually the same with every year's broadcast. "The collector car market is strong and these early year sale prices are setting the tone for the rest of the market." Seriously, you can play the tape year after year.
While I have a lot of respect for Keith Martin, I still think Barrett-Jackson and the few other "trophy" auctions have little bearing on the values of cars that most of can afford and thus represents the bulk of the market. I could dead wrong, but the cars sold at Barrett-Jackson (which are best of the best) and the prices they command are so out of reach for most of us - at least me.
I would agree that probably Barrett-Jackson impacts values at the upper end of the value market $50,000 to $100,000 and more.
But, for a '68 Bonneville convertible? I have my doubts.
Jan 22, 2003 (3:07 pm)
I was watching it. I get hooked on it. One of the things that struck me was one of my favorite cars of all time, a Maserati Ghibli Spyder, going for around $90K. Immediately following that was a Yenko Chevelle that went for $125K! I know that the Yenko Chevelles are extremely rare. Well, I know that now. Before that I only ever heard of Yenko Camaros and Vegas. But it seems to me that it is still nothing more than a a Chevelle with a big motor and some other fine tuning. It just doesn't seem right that something like that can be worth more than a exotic car like a Ghibli.
Jan 22, 2003 (4:08 pm)
In all my time in Town Hall have I ever seen a person make a bigger fool of himself!
I'm waiting for someone to come clean here...
Jan 22, 2003 (5:16 pm)
yeah, you know I've suspected for sometime we are all getting our legs pulled, but it was a great show.
Anyway, we are just going around in circles, be it for real or in ject, so why don't we wind this topic up?
Shifty the Host