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Hi, I'm Darryll and I live in Pullman, Washington with my wife and two kids. I'm a licensed Architect and am employed as a Project Manager at Washington State University. In addition, I have my own business doing residential designs in the greater Palouse area. I am a self-taught pianist, song-writer and singer and am involved in the music department at my local church.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Cars of the '70s Revisitied

I saw a ’68 Camaro parked today. I had to stop in the parking lot and drool for a spell. Super sweet – totally stock except for some tricked out wheels and tires. Someone said it best when they said that the muscle cars from the late '60s and '70s looked like they were going 100 miles an hour when they were sitting still. The rakish lines, the diving hoods, the wide, flat backends. Two door sports cars with huge doors, and some frameless windows – awesome when open all the way.

My own Camaro that I used to own (all over this page :) ) looked pretty hot, too.

They have done a great job with the Camaro, Charger, Challenger and Mustang with reintroducing the retro versions of these beauties. I think that some people really hate these, and I can understand it for those who are purists. But these are really pretty hot cars.

I probably won’t be getting anytime soon. But – if I ever had enough money to buy my dream car, I but one of these.

Ok – back to reality.


TechnoBabe said...

I used to have a Chevy Malibu, soft blue color, 5 speed on the floor. No one could out run me at a stop light.

Blast from the Past said...

Sounds like a sweet ride, TechnoBabe! My Camaro was a 4 on the floor, had a 350 V8 and was a lot of fun to drive. I wasn't much into racing (even just at stoplights) but when I did stand on it, it was pretty impressive. Gave me that great :bury you in your seat" feeling.

Ah those days are gone...now it's just the sensible family car.

I need to get rich enough to financially realize a mid-life crisis and get me something that has some muscle in it...

Ally said...

My dad would love this. I love older cars, but not really a fan of American cars. Very cool!


LaraAnn said...

My parents had a 1976 Chevy Malibu station wagon. Dad put an 8-track player in it. I always wanted either a Camaro or a Trans Am when I dreamed of what kind of car that I wanted when I grew up. Wound up driving my Mom's 1984 Buick Century for a few years before getting a used early 80's Ford Mustang that turned out to be a lemon.

Blast from the Past said...

Yeah - the early '80s Mustangs were not very good cars.

Sounds like it's time for you to buy a new Mustang! I'm sure yo can justify it since you got burned the first time! Kind of an "I deserve this because I had a lemon the first time" argument!

I'll support you! (In spirit, not monetarily - sorry :))