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MY RT 66 STORY

Chapter 29 (Pictures Delivered) is published....
_THAT’S THE HIGHWAY_ | When the Going is Good

[To read all, click "Route66" link, top left corner.]



STOP RE-NAMING MY CAR!

This editorial was fun to write, partly because I love history & timelines of cars, roads, etc. I suspect the fact that I enjoy timelines is part of the attraction/addiction I have to watching the brackets as teams advance & others are eliminated in the NCAA basketball tournament....

Cort Stevens
Editor/Reporter - CheersandGears.com
March 21, 2012


Toyota Camry. Honda Accord.

Since 1982 and 1976 respectively, these two models have evolved and changed with the times, without enduring a name change. Similar history can be traced for such entries as the Honda Odyssey. The first one wasn't much about which to write, but Honda persevered with the name and developed it into a top seller in its segment.

While some examples of continuous monickers don't celebrate similar history, the names have stuck. For instance, the Nissan Quest, first available in 1993 (with a re-badge model sold as the Mercury Villager), is today in its fourth generation even though none of the variations have particularly resonated with buyers.

Yet, American manufacturers have a knack for giving us a plethora of different names for virtually the same model. GM, Ford and Chrysler do this, perhaps too well.
READ THE ENTIRE ENTRY (& see a timeline graphic) HERE:
Stop Re-naming My Car!



Cort | 38.m.IL | pigValve + paceMaker + cowValve | 5 MCs + 1 Caprice Classic
CHD.MCs.CC + RoadTrips.hobbies.RadioShows.us66 = Cort's Web Pages
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FOLLOW-UP to STOP RE-NAMING MY CAR!

In case you missed it, Drew created this timeline graphic:


I have some possible follow-up ideas; this is just the tip of the iceberg. NO, this is not a "domestic bashing" article; that wasn't the intent. The article idea was mentioned almost a year ago. The more I thought about it, the more I wanted to write it ... partly because of my own disappointment in a certain division of GM that opted to turn the Celebrity into a monte carlo AND an impala, by way of the Lumina. Recently unemployed, I had time to dig into it; the more I dug, the more intrigued I was.

For the record, I've never owned a Toyota/Honda. My vehicles include 5 MCs (1972/1976/1979/1981/1987) & a 1979 Caprice Classic (w/NO connection to front-wheel drive).

For a "Reader's Digest" summary of my "car family", see this article I wrote for Motor Gnomes:
Pictures & A Family of Cars | Motor Gnomes

Pictures may be worth a thousand words, but they don’t share the complete tale. And, the complete tale might be a bit wordy, so a brief “Reader’s Digest” version….

1973. The newly-redesigned Monte Carlo was named Motor Trend Car Of The Year … and I was born. Coincidence? Fate? Ironic twist?


MY RT 66 STORY
All chapters, including NEW addition, #30....

1-4, Potential Sale; Arriving; Goodbye; Preparation:
_THAT’S THE HIGHWAY_ | When the Going is Good

5-8, The Letter; An Idea; A Return; Research & A Test:
_THAT’S THE HIGHWAY_ | When the Going is Good

9, The Drive & A Revelation:
_THAT’S THE HIGHWAY_ | When the Going is Good

10, Stall Tactic:
_THAT’S THE HIGHWAY_ | When the Going is Good

11-12, To Make Connections; Plans Verbalized:
_THAT’S THE HIGHWAY_ | When the Going is Good

13, Road Trip Rush:
_THAT’S THE HIGHWAY_ | When the Going is Good

14, Late Night & A Whistle:
_THAT’S THE HIGHWAY_ | When the Going is Good

15, Awakening:
_THAT’S THE HIGHWAY_ | When the Going is Good

16, Train & Memories:
_THAT’S THE HIGHWAY_ | When the Going is Good

17, Shopkeeper:
_THAT’S THE HIGHWAY_ | When the Going is Good

18-19, An Answer; Return Visit:
_THAT’S THE HIGHWAY_ | When the Going is Good

20, The Picture:
_THAT’S THE HIGHWAY_ | When the Going is Good

21, Shaping History:
_THAT’S THE HIGHWAY_ | When the Going is Good

22-23, Rebuilding Idea; Planning Stage:
_THAT’S THE HIGHWAY_ | When the Going is Good

24, Surprise Meeting:
_THAT’S THE HIGHWAY_ | When the Going is Good

25, A Long Meeting & A Visitor:
_THAT’S THE HIGHWAY_ | When the Going is Good

26-28, A Couple in a LTD; A Rude Awakening; Tale of Two Conversations:
_THAT’S THE HIGHWAY_ | When the Going is Good

29, Pictures Delivered:
_THAT’S THE HIGHWAY_ | When the Going is Good

30, Awkward Moments:
_THAT’S THE HIGHWAY_ | When the Going is Good



Cort | 38.m.IL | pigValve + paceMaker + cowValve | 5 MCs + 1 Caprice Classic
CHD.MCs.CC + RoadTrips.hobbies.RadioShows.us66 = Cort's Web Pages
"I can't remember who I was back then" __ Tim McGraw __ 'Red Ragtop'
 
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FOLLOW-UP to STOP RE-NAMING MY CAR!

In case you missed it, Drew created this timeline graphic:


I have some possible follow-up ideas; this is just the tip of the iceberg. NO, this is not a "domestic bashing" article; that wasn't the intent. The article idea was mentioned almost a year ago. The more I thought about it, the more I wanted to write it ... partly because of my own disappointment in a certain division of GM that opted to turn the Celebrity into a monte carlo AND an impala, by way of the Lumina. Recently unemployed, I had time to dig into it; the more I dug, the more intrigued I was.

For the record, I've never owned a Toyota/Honda. My vehicles include 5 MCs (1972/1976/1979/1981/1987) & a 1979 Caprice Classic (w/NO connection to front-wheel drive).

For a "Reader's Digest" summary of my "car family", see this article I wrote for Motor Gnomes:
Pictures & A Family of Cars | Motor Gnomes

Pictures may be worth a thousand words, but they don’t share the complete tale. And, the complete tale might be a bit wordy, so a brief “Reader’s Digest” version….

1973. The newly-redesigned Monte Carlo was named Motor Trend Car Of The Year … and I was born. Coincidence? Fate? Ironic twist?


MY RT 66 STORY
All chapters, including NEW addition, #30....

1-4, Potential Sale; Arriving; Goodbye; Preparation:
_THAT’S THE HIGHWAY_ | When the Going is Good

5-8, The Letter; An Idea; A Return; Research & A Test:
_THAT’S THE HIGHWAY_ | When the Going is Good

9, The Drive & A Revelation:
_THAT’S THE HIGHWAY_ | When the Going is Good

10, Stall Tactic:
_THAT’S THE HIGHWAY_ | When the Going is Good

11-12, To Make Connections; Plans Verbalized:
_THAT’S THE HIGHWAY_ | When the Going is Good

13, Road Trip Rush:
_THAT’S THE HIGHWAY_ | When the Going is Good

14, Late Night & A Whistle:
_THAT’S THE HIGHWAY_ | When the Going is Good

15, Awakening:
_THAT’S THE HIGHWAY_ | When the Going is Good

16, Train & Memories:
_THAT’S THE HIGHWAY_ | When the Going is Good

17, Shopkeeper:
_THAT’S THE HIGHWAY_ | When the Going is Good

18-19, An Answer; Return Visit:
_THAT’S THE HIGHWAY_ | When the Going is Good

20, The Picture:
_THAT’S THE HIGHWAY_ | When the Going is Good

21, Shaping History:
_THAT’S THE HIGHWAY_ | When the Going is Good

22-23, Rebuilding Idea; Planning Stage:
_THAT’S THE HIGHWAY_ | When the Going is Good

24, Surprise Meeting:
_THAT’S THE HIGHWAY_ | When the Going is Good

25, A Long Meeting & A Visitor:
_THAT’S THE HIGHWAY_ | When the Going is Good

26-28, A Couple in a LTD; A Rude Awakening; Tale of Two Conversations:
_THAT’S THE HIGHWAY_ | When the Going is Good

29, Pictures Delivered:
_THAT’S THE HIGHWAY_ | When the Going is Good

30, Awkward Moments:
_THAT’S THE HIGHWAY_ | When the Going is Good



Cort | 38.m.IL | pigValve + paceMaker + cowValve | 5 MCs + 1 Caprice Classic
CHD.MCs.CC + RoadTrips.hobbies.RadioShows.us66 = Cort's Web Pages
"I can't remember who I was back then" __ Tim McGraw __ 'Red Ragtop'
 

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