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The Homer.
Tonight: Aerial View Auto Show!
As the son of a mechanic, I always took an interest in cars. I'm not alone. The biggest April opening in Hollywood history goes to a film where the cars are the stars: Fast & Furious 7.

I talk about cars the way some people talk about sports. But I've never had an auto show of my own... until now!

Tonight, join me for the first-ever Aerial View Auto Show (not to be confused with the New York International Auto Show, now at the Jacob Javits Center). as we try not to spin our wheels and get answers to these questions and many more:
  • Do you own a car?
  • If not, why not?
  • If so: which make and model
  • How did you decide what to buy?
  • What's most important to you: MPG, safety or style?
  • What's your best and worst car ever?
  • Who's you mechanic?
  • Most importantly, what's the greatest car song of all time?
Hit the gas and give a call 201-209-WFMU! Extra points if you call from your car.

Now check out these fine rides I ogled at the New York Auto Show...
Jeep Renegade Hood
Jeep Renegade
KIA Soul'ster Concept
KIA Electric Soul
Dodge Challenger Hellcat
Dodge Challenger Concept
Rolls Royce Drophead Coupe
Rolls Royce Wraith
Every Car I Ever Owned
Vw BeetleMy first car was a Volkswagen Beetle I bought for $95 from a friend's father. I was sixteen, just got my learner's permit, riding an orange and black Jawa Moped everywhere and Mike's old man offered me a non-running Bug for under $100. I bit, thinking I can fix it. I no longer remember what was actually wrong with the car. I can't even remember what color it was. Mike's father made it seem no big deal, dead battery? alternator shot? We got rope and tied the VW's front bumper to Mike's father's Ford back bumper and he towed me from North Lindenhurst to just south of Montauk Highway, a distance of maybe three miles. I was able to steer and brake but coming down my block, South 5th, something spooked me and I hit the brakes too hard. The Ford tore the VW's bumper clean off and I came to a slow rolling stop one hundred feet from my house. Mike's father got out of his car and yelled at me, right in front of John Watt's house. Then he helped me push the Bug to a spot in front of my house, where the damn thing sat until a few months later when my mother insisted I have it towed away. I got $50 for it from a local junkyard, not the first time I'd lose money on a car.

Mercury-Cougar-1967AMy second car was an orange-gold 1967 Mercury Cougar, the first year for the model. I paid Billy K. $300 for it a few months after the VW went south. It didn't have a single body panel without dents and the hood would fly up if you went faster than thirty. I had to use a bicycle cable to lock it closed. Locking and unlocking the hood quickly became a pain in the ass. That was the car I hit the school bus with. I was waiting at a light to make a left onto Railroad Ave. from Wellwood and gunned it when the light went green. The car didn't have a limited-slip differential (what's called "Posi-Traction" in a General Motors product) so it spun to the left smack dab into a school bus waiting for the light. The accident could've turned out much worse for me but the woman driving the bus was a good friend of my sister's and she pretty much let me off the hook. I don't even think she called the police...

1971 Plymouth Satellite Sebring Ad-1The Cougar lasted a little less than a year and then it was time to go searching yet again for another set of cheap, serviceable wheels. Because my brother Mario was a Mopar man (and a mechanic) I thought I should go with a Chrysler, Plymouth or Dodge. I found a 1971 Plymouth Satellite Sebring in the Pennysaver and paid somewhere around $500 for it. It was a sweet little ride - powered by the venerable 318 - and every time I jumped behind the wheel I felt like Richard Petty in his famous number 43 stock car. I had just put about $800 worth of work into the car when a kid in an AMC Pacer hit me head on as I headed to Music Land to buy a set of strings for my guitar. The bad news? The Satellite was totalled. The good news: I sued the kid in Small Claims Court and got my $800 back.

73Ply24813-1-1I set out to find another Satellite and ended up with a green '73, for around $700. The less said about that piece of crap.the better.

70Chr22BAfter the debacle of the '73 Satellite I went backwards in time yet again and scooped up a 1970 Chrysler Newport. It was cream with a black vinyl roof and the largest car I'd ever owned, even though it was a two door. The damn thing was fast, though: the 383 under the hood moved it along nicely. I was coming back from CBGBs one night when the power died, the car went dark and I was left sitting at the side of the road for a few hours waiting for a tow truck. There had been an electrical fire beneath the dashboard, all the wiring burnt up and my mechanic told me to get rid of it. I did.

I took a break from Mopars when I noticed my mechanic had a 1971 rust-brown 4-door Chevy Impala for sale for an obscene price: $100.1971Impala052504-2The Impala was the only car I've ever owned A) which had working air-conditioning and B) on which I actually MADE money. I drove it for six months or so and then got broadsided coming back from my friend Mike's house one night. The damage was confined to the driver's side rear door and the car was still very driveable but the other guy's insurance company still coughed up $600. The Impala suffered a cracked head not too long after and also ended up in the local junkyard.

66 CadillacI took the $600 and bought my one and only Cadillac: a black 1966 Sedan DeVille. It had something shy of 80,000 miles on it and was in nearly pristine shape. It had power everything and I installed a custom sound-system, a removeable Panasonic cassette deck and some Pioneer 6" x 9" speakers in the rear deck. The first tape I popped in was a Black Sabbath compilation tape and I still remember cranking that thing up as loud as it would go while banging my head to Supernaut. The Caddy got a lousy seven miles to the gallon and lasted me just about thirty days. I demolished it when I came around a bend on Woodhaven Blvd. in Queens and hit a four-foot-by-four-foot stack of Daily News Sunday editions, being unloaded from a van into the right lane by two guys, one of whom I thought I killed when he jumped out of the way. What can I say? It was four in the morning, the roadway was dark and I just didn't see them. Luckily, no one was injured and the cops were very nice - which is more than I can say for my mother. When I woke her up with my frantic phone call, she screamed into the phone, "DIDN'T I TELL YOU NOT TO DRIVE IN QUEENS?!"  I managed to talk my mechanic into driving out from Long Island and towing me all the way back. I sold the Caddy for parts, earning back $400.

1972 Fury CrashedAfter a detour into General Motors products I decided a return to Mopar was in order. Once again I scoured the Newsday classifieds (back then there was no craigslist, no eBay and - for all I know - nothing that remotely resembled the Internet) and before too long found a 1972 Plymouth Fury. It was a two-door, metallic brown with matching vinyl roof and a 360 under the hood. Six days after buying the car I was sitting at a red light at Jackson Avenue in Queens with my friend Paul when I was rear-ended by a Checker cab. I was knocked unconscious and if not for Paul's quick thinking - from the passenger side he reached over with his left foot and hit the brakes, while grabbing the steering wheel -  we probably would've both been killed. We crawled out the passenger door, falling into a spreading puddle of gas (good thing neither of us smoked!), shaking glass from our hair. The Checker must've been doing eighty, considering the damage done to the Fury. I sued the cab company, eventually garnering roughly $6,000, part of which I used to buy a...

68 New Yorker 1-2...1968 Chrysler New Yorker for sale a few towns over. I grabbed a set of old license plates, a stack of $100 bills and harangued my Aunt Isabel into giving me a lift to my potential new set of wheels. I took the New Yorker for a test drive and the owner made a point of cautioning me about the car's brutish acceleration and somewhat inadequate brakes. I loved the car's rakish yet classy styling - a two-door fastback, white with black vinyl roof, black vinyl interior, bucket seats, center console shift and power everything - so I peeled off $1000 and peeled away. It was like the Caddy but way cooler... and way faster. Ironically, I moved to New Jersey in that car and had lots of fun cruising all over the state, including a high-speed run out Route 80 to Waterloo, New Jersey to see Johnny Cash. I was on Route 80 again about a year later when the New Yorker's engine threw a rod. Not willing to spend what it would cost to get it fixed, I regretfully let it go and prepared to replace it quickly. Which is how I ended up with...

1974 Nova...a 1974 Chevy Nova. If I had time to shop around I probably would've bought something else. But I was commuting back and forth to a new job and couldn't afford to miss a day. The Nova was available locally and cheap at $700. Compared to the New Yorker it was bare bones transportation with a bench seat, column shift, power nothing and hideous maroon paint job. It did, however, have a 350 under the hood and moved even faster than the New Yorker, due to its lighter weight. I left rubber all over New Jersey in that Nova and only sold it (for $700, what I paid for it) when a friend of mine offered me a high-mileage 1979 Jeep Wagoneer for free.

1979Jeepwagoneer4DoorThe Wagoneer featured the short-lived Quadra-Trac four-wheel drive system (I still don't know exactly how it worked) was a cool two-tone blue and had a nasty habit of shattering rear windows if you closed the tailgate improperly. I probably replaced three or four windows on that beast before finally giving up on it a few years later in 1989.

P1010004I wanted another four-wheel drive vehicle and realized it was time to buy something new, rather than the rusted-out shit-boxes to which I'd grown accustomed. I arranged a bank loan and again took to the classifieds, locating a 1987 Jeep Wrangler in the northwest corner of New Jersey. It was a first-year model, Colorado Red with black interior, hard and soft tops and 31,000 miles on it, being sold by a young woman returning to college for her sophomore year. I paid roughly $8,000 for it, more than all the cars I'd previously purchased combined. I drove that Jeep for fourteen years, sinking ungodly amounts of money into it and finally letting it go after it caught fire on Route 1 & 9 Southbound, just over the Pulaski Skyway. I sold it on eBay and got a respectable $3,500 for it from a used car dealer in Scottsdale, Arizona (they shipped it out on in a railroad container).

1983 MbAfter the rough ride and handling of the Jeep I was ready for something more civilized. A friend owned a Mercedes Benz 300D Turbo-Diesel that I'd borrow when my Jeep was in the shop for extended periods (which it too often was). I liked the way the 300D handled, the layout of the interior and its compact size do I decided to find one for myself - which I did, on eBay. It's a 1983 (300D Turbo-Diesels were produced from 1981 to 1985) and my winning bid came in at $3,000. I took a train and two buses down to Deptford, New Jersey, slapped on my old Jeep plates and headed for the nearest motor vehicle office to make things legal.

Mbaccident1 About six months after buying the Mercedes I was involved in an accident while on my way to WFMU to do Aerial View. A young woman in a Isuzu Rodeo made a left in front of me and I caught the rear corner of her bumper with the right front quarter of my car. I went through an uphill battle with the insurance company but eventually got them to pay off properly. My mechanic said I should get the car fixed, that the engine and drivetrain were in great shape, so I did. I'm still driving it today and hope to hang on to it for many more years, though this past winter has taken its toll and the cancer of rust may finally send it to its final resting place. What's next? Good question. Maybe another 300D. Maybe another Jeep. Maybe, just maybe, an electric car...

Last Week: Presence
Last week's show practically made my head explode (see above). We tried to have a discussion of the different ways you acquire and listen to music, prompted by this new Tidal service from Jay Z. and the Pono player from Neil Young. Remind me never to try that again.

Here are some playlist comments:
  • I don't trust my ears to deliver great sounds anymore due to my own stupidity (lack of hearing protection worn, in my youth). So, I can't claim to be an audiophile. To me, CD is good enough. Digital downloads are usually good enough. Yes, I love vinyl, but I think its a romantic notion to me at this point. No plans for Pono or Tidal for me.
  • I wanna start a music streaming service that makes all audio sound like Rock & Roll being played thru a 1960's transistor radio! Who's with me? Yay!
  • Hi Chris and all! What I don't get about PONO is Lossless files are great quality, it really doesn't matter that they are digital. You can play lossless files in your car. What the hell is Neil Young talking about?
  • These days I listen to vinyl for a number of reasons, none of which have anything to do with fidelity. I'm fed up with CD's skipping, which is mostly my fault because I didn't take good enough care of them in my 20's...I find its easier to take care of vinyl simply because you can just throw them on a spindle and toss them around your car. I also like the limits of physical media. I get too overwhelmed by the infinite possibilities of the internet and digital media. I let WFMU sort through that and filter out the garbage for me.
  • if you grew up recording songs off the radio onto a realistic cassette recorder and listening to scratchy vinyl (like me) then these stoopid services aren't for you. well, me anyway. not to mention that jay z is an asshat.
  • Jimi Hendrix wouldn't been there; thats for freaking certain.
    Jack White has officially joined the ranks of these self aggrandizing ass wipes like Kanye West & Jay z, eck..
  • Wow. That anti-Pono video screed is really mean-spirited, and ultimately not actually a useful addition to the world. I don't actually understand the psychology of people who take it as their mission to be professional debunkers, especially those who specialize in making fun of any audio equipment they've made up their minds must not be worth buying - and they always, always make up their minds based on some theoretical consideration they're convinced is carved in stone, never based on actually listening to the stuff.
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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/7/15 6:01pm Greg from Bloomfield:

Evening, Chris and all!
  Tue. 4/7/15 6:04pm Marcel M:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/7/15 6:05pm dale:

greatest car song? well, the model t had tons of songs written about it so better ask mac the antique phongraph expert.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/7/15 6:06pm dale:

saw an older 500 SEL at a used car lot yesterday - should i check it out?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/7/15 6:11pm cosmic matrix:

chris, you DO have to pay for the electricity that CHARGES the car!
  Tue. 4/7/15 6:12pm spodiodi:

Greetings, Chris T. Nice show! Small detail: VW Beetles from that era were air-cooled -- no chance of a blown radiator on your old bug. Love the VDubs.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/7/15 6:12pm cosmic matrix:

i went to that car show with my friend jason cammisa in like 1990 or something.
  Tue. 4/7/15 6:13pm V Priceless:

Yay Tesla! Hey Chris!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/7/15 6:14pm Fuzzy:

No car no mo': my trusty Trek is truly tremendous!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/7/15 6:14pm dale:

my cars in order:
1974 amc hornet hatchback
1963 mercury monterey colony park station wagon
1988 jeep wrangler
1965 chevy pickup
1985 cadillac fleetwood brougham. (red exterior red leather and red opera roof)
1997 gmc sierra truck
2002 chrysler town and country van.

i keep cars a very long time
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/7/15 6:14pm common:

dont get a car. i would say.
  Tue. 4/7/15 6:14pm Marcel M:

Lord I hate the labeling as well... I have a client that CONSTANTLY refers to me as a millennial
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/7/15 6:15pm dale:

dumb double post
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/7/15 6:16pm Fuzzy:

First car: '68 Barracuda
Best car: '65 Buick Riviera (the Batmobile!)

Cost of living is super low with no car now!
  Tue. 4/7/15 6:16pm V Priceless:

All Mod Cons. Great record.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/7/15 6:17pm Fuzzy:

@Dale: had me a '63 C20 -- what a beast!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/7/15 6:17pm common:

74 hornet, dale! pretty sweet.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/7/15 6:18pm dale:

dudes - you need to undercoat - shoot the underside with a gallon of chainsaw bar oil thinned with kerosene. the sulpher in bar oil converts rust to a black oxide
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/7/15 6:18pm Greg from Bloomfield:

What I find most amusing is the implication that everything is PERFECT, and these hippies/slackers/millenials/flappers/etc. are going to ruin it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/7/15 6:18pm cosmic matrix:

the cosmic cruiser: 1997 subaru legacy L. the custom moonroof is no more so water comes right in. once the stereo was shorted out and wouldn't turn off!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/7/15 6:18pm Mike East:

I always seem to get Toyotas cuz they last a long time...also that's what my family always gets and I usually buy their old ones from them when they upgrade. I wish I were a car guy, but I'm not. All I care about is getting from point A to point B safely and using little gas. Just moved a block away from the train, though, so I'm driving much less.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/7/15 6:19pm chris:

I just got a car I've dreamed of owning for..ever! A VW Eurovan Camper. :-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/7/15 6:19pm dale:

fuzzy - i have a 63 one ton flatbed in the garage 290 straight six and 4 speed. didn't include it because i only drove it on the road a year or two. but it's a monster - 18 inch tires!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/7/15 6:19pm Mike East:

My Rav4 is the Ravi Shan-Car.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/7/15 6:19pm cosmic matrix:

my first car was a 1986 toyota tercel! grandma and grandpa's old car. the transmission was shot so i couldn't drive uphill.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/7/15 6:20pm dale:

hornet was a piece of garbage. rust holes you could put your head into
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/7/15 6:21pm dale:

nice chris - vanagon!
  Tue. 4/7/15 6:22pm Tom:

409 Beach Boys
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/7/15 6:22pm dale:

thunder road - robert mitchum
  Tue. 4/7/15 6:23pm spodiodi:

Hornet's were cool. Vanagons are cooler though (especially Westies.)
  Tue. 4/7/15 6:23pm V Priceless:

Great one, Dale!
  Tue. 4/7/15 6:24pm spodiodi:

Hot Rod Lincoln by Commander Cody
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/7/15 6:25pm dale:

always wanted the 95 caprice wagon with corvette lt1 engine
  Tue. 4/7/15 6:26pm spodiodi:

Escort GTs were cool.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/7/15 6:27pm Ikє:

I sold my '94 Honda Accord since I moved from NNJ to (non-hipster) Brooklyn a few months back, and it's just more trouble than it's worth. I like the subway. Why not rent a car if I want to go for a long jaunt to a non-transit-accessible town? I miss the tape deck though.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/7/15 6:28pm Polyus:

Highway Star - Deep Purple
  Tue. 4/7/15 6:28pm spodiodi:

Where in the heck is non-hipster Brooklyn? They just closed the last matzoh factory.
Avatar Tue. 4/7/15 6:28pm tonyb:

rock and roll by mitch ryder


i think it was the soundtrack for englishtown's raceway park
radio ads
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/7/15 6:28pm dale:

had a craig cassette deck that i wired into the hornet's speakers. awful. got a radio shack 40 watt cassette and made my own plywood speaker enclosures and stapled puke green shag carpet onto them. i put speakers from an old console stereo in them. loud and distorting.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/7/15 6:29pm Fuzzy:

@Dale: my penultimate car was a '85 Caprice wagon -- only had a 305 in her though, no Vette motor. "Retired" it on my last trip to Mexico back in '98....
  Tue. 4/7/15 6:29pm V Priceless:

Oh yeah, Polyus!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/7/15 6:30pm dale:

did you leave it in mexico, fuzzy? pull the plates off and say adios?
  Tue. 4/7/15 6:30pm V Priceless:

Cramps: Bend Over I'll Drive, or Sado County Auto Show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/7/15 6:31pm Polyus:

Also, I had three different hand-me-down Oldsmobiles between ages 16-20. Including a wagon, though not a Vista Cruiser, unfortunately. I sorta miss that brand.
  Tue. 4/7/15 6:31pm spodiodi:

V Priceless: fine songs.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/7/15 6:33pm dale:

ransom eli olds massed produced the first affordable car, before henry even. admittedly it was like a go kart
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/7/15 6:35pm Fuzzy:

@Dale: yeah, pretty much -- gave it to friends of mine.
  Tue. 4/7/15 6:35pm spodiodi:

I loved my Porsche!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/7/15 6:35pm dale:

hate the auto show - i hate waiting to check out a car while some guy has his little kids jumping around in it and they break all the knobs and levers off. and there's always guys who ask the models 'do you come with the car?'
  Tue. 4/7/15 6:36pm spodiodi:

There was a concept about 10 years ago for a new bus.
  Tue. 4/7/15 6:36pm spodiodi:

Westfalia = 4x4 (Vanagon)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/7/15 6:36pm dale:

vw's van today is a rebadged chrysler.
  Tue. 4/7/15 6:36pm V Priceless:

Vintage VW buses are a freakin fortune
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/7/15 6:37pm chris:

Synchro - 4x4 vanagon camper! yessh!
  Tue. 4/7/15 6:37pm spodiodi:

Chris, lookie here: http://www.plugincars.com/sites/default/files/volkswagen_microbus_concept_2001.jpg
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/7/15 6:37pm dale:

this guy had too many mushrooms.
  Tue. 4/7/15 6:37pm Marcel M:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/7/15 6:38pm chris:

yeah, that's it, spodiodi... i wonder if they're still gonna make it...
  Tue. 4/7/15 6:40pm spodiodi:

Love One Piece at a Time too. Amen.
  Tue. 4/7/15 6:41pm Jack:

Little GTO by Ronnie and the Daytonas
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/7/15 6:41pm dale:

lord won't you buy me a mercedes benz
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/7/15 6:41pm Polyus:

Someone played that Cash song just the other day - Uncle Michael maybe?
  Tue. 4/7/15 6:41pm JakeGould:

Mmmmm... Raisin Detra.
  Tue. 4/7/15 6:41pm LES:

Classic episode today ChrisT
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/7/15 6:41pm Fuzzy:

Highway Star FTW!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/7/15 6:41pm dale:

  Tue. 4/7/15 6:42pm spodiodi:

Detroit Rock City is pretty choice, in that it has lots of car samples. The KISS version is great, but the Dickies' cover is fine as well.
  Tue. 4/7/15 6:42pm Marcel M:

Cars that go boom by l'trimm haaaa
  Tue. 4/7/15 6:42pm GlennJ.:

Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen - Hot Rod Lincoln
  Tue. 4/7/15 6:42pm spodiodi:

Jeepster is great too.
  Tue. 4/7/15 6:42pm Eric:

greatest car film: Vanishing Point
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/7/15 6:42pm Ken From Hyde Park:

"Radar Love" from Golden Earring... yeah.
  Tue. 4/7/15 6:43pm spodiodi:

Amen, Glenn. That's two for HRL
  Tue. 4/7/15 6:43pm spodiodi:

Dad had a great Matador. Needed love, but what a beast!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/7/15 6:43pm Folsom:

Bitchin camaro
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/7/15 6:43pm Ryab:

Let's Talk About Cars by Butthole Surfers...But I've got a skewed perception, Chris, so....
  Tue. 4/7/15 6:44pm spodiodi:

Dead Milkmen forever.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/7/15 6:44pm chris:

yep, all that! you got it, Chris!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/7/15 6:44pm Carmichael:

I'm In Love With My Car by Queen.
  Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/7/15 6:44pm King Dean:

you can't forget about the five point O from Vanilla Ice Ice Ice Baby
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/7/15 6:44pm cosmic matrix:

i spent some time in a VW vanagon, oh yes
  Tue. 4/7/15 6:45pm Marcel M:

I want a VW GTI. Right now I have a Chevy express van, the really long 15 passenger one. 2013. Obviously only have this because I need it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/7/15 6:46pm cosmic matrix:

WOW, chris, what an incredible legacy of car history you've written! very cool!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/7/15 6:46pm cosmic matrix:

@marcel, who or what do you put in your huge van??
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/7/15 6:47pm Mike East:

anybody mention the Dictators - Cars and Girls? That's probably my favorite.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/7/15 6:48pm dale:

remember tom macahill''s wacky popular mechanix car reviews?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/7/15 6:49pm chris:

two seat, open top sports car
  Tue. 4/7/15 6:49pm Eric:

Gary Numan - Cars!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/7/15 6:49pm Mike East:

this rush is giving me flashbacks to HS
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/7/15 6:49pm chris:

Eric, FTW, buddy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/7/15 6:49pm Fuzzy:

No, Chris.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/7/15 6:50pm Ike:

@spodiodi, non-hipster Bklyn = Sunset Park. Tacos, hand-pulled noodles, banh mi, and homemade chorizo all around. Still some factories here too, incl. a pita chip factory next to a strip joint up in Green-Wood Hts/S. Slope. There's also Midwood, Kensington, Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst, Gravesend, etc. etc. etc. N-H Bklyn is legion.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/7/15 6:50pm the Master:

Baby You Can Drive My Car.
  Tue. 4/7/15 6:51pm V Priceless:

Oh. Under My Wheels - Alice Cooper, baby!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/7/15 6:51pm dale:

slow ride isn't about a car - it's about another kind of thing you ride.
  Tue. 4/7/15 6:51pm JakeGould:

That was me folks. Highway Star (Deep Purple) and then Slow Ride (Foghat). Rush got mentioned because hey... That band was my teen life.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/7/15 6:52pm Ryab:

You said it right man thanks. Haha
Avatar Tue. 4/7/15 6:52pm PortableAnarchy:

Chris register the car with QQ plates
My antique car insurance is $150 a year!
Avatar Tue. 4/7/15 6:52pm totallybiased:

Trans AM - Adrenalin O.D.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/7/15 6:52pm dale:

what's the car song about the old lady who can't get her nash rambler out of second gear?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/7/15 6:52pm coelacanth:

sweet 69 -babes in toyland.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/7/15 6:52pm chris:

sorry, Fuzzy! :D
  Tue. 4/7/15 6:53pm V Priceless:

Hey JakeG - nice one! Lotsa great suggestions, gang!
  Tue. 4/7/15 6:53pm JakeGould:

@Ike: Non-hipster Brooklyn is... Something.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/7/15 6:53pm Mike East:

@Ike - you better keep that on the downlow then...all those things sound like the type of thing that hipsters would flock to. I have no problem with hipsters for the record...its douchebag hipsters that are the problem. Same with most labelled groups.
Avatar Tue. 4/7/15 6:53pm totallybiased:

Rock n Roll Gas - Adrenalin O.D.
Avatar Tue. 4/7/15 6:53pm PortableAnarchy:

Autobahn by Kraftwerk! Sounds like a mercedes diesel starting up!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/7/15 6:54pm coelacanth:

detroit 442 -blondie
  Tue. 4/7/15 6:54pm JakeGould:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/7/15 6:55pm dale:

born to be wild is about a motorcycle life, no?
  Tue. 4/7/15 6:55pm JakeGould:

All car songs are about sex.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/7/15 6:55pm Polyus:

Speaking of Oldsmobile: Rocket 88 - Jackie Brenston / You're Gonna Get Yours - Public Enemy
  Tue. 4/7/15 6:55pm JakeGould:

All sex songs are about sex.
  Tue. 4/7/15 6:56pm djelrock:

Little Red Corvette by Prince
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/7/15 6:56pm coelacanth:

the most i ever got from a car was around 344,000 mi. (odometer broke around 320)
if i didn't make a bad decision on mechanics,it would've easily made it to 400,00.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/7/15 6:57pm Polyus:

Warm Leatherette - The Normal
Avatar Tue. 4/7/15 6:57pm totallybiased:

The Wanderers
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/7/15 6:57pm Ryab:

Mashin on the Motorway, DJ shadow!
  Tue. 4/7/15 6:58pm JakeGould:

Here is a Red Barchetta. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barchetta
  Tue. 4/7/15 6:58pm spodiodi:

Grindhouse: Death Proof
  Tue. 4/7/15 6:58pm JakeGould:

  Tue. 4/7/15 6:58pm spodiodi:

Mad Max
  Tue. 4/7/15 6:59pm spodiodi:

Road Warrior
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/7/15 6:59pm ░Ī Ҡ ℰ░::

@Mike East, true. So I try not to mention it too often.
  Tue. 4/7/15 6:59pm JakeGould:

  Tue. 4/7/15 6:59pm V Priceless:

Ha. Good one, Polyus! Great show, Chris! Thanks.
  Tue. 4/7/15 6:59pm JakeGould:

I do my best thinking on the bus.
  Tue. 4/7/15 7:00pm spodiodi:

Fun show, thanks Chris, all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/7/15 7:00pm Fuzzy:

His horn went Beep Beep Beep!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/7/15 7:01pm dale:

paeadise by the dashboard lights
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/7/15 7:01pm dale:

driver seat.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/7/15 7:01pm Fuzzy:

  Tue. 4/7/15 7:01pm spodiodi:

Dale knows.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/7/15 7:01pm dale:

sausalito summer nights
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/7/15 7:02pm dale:

pull up to the bumper
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/7/15 7:02pm Fuzzy:

  Tue. 4/7/15 7:02pm spodiodi:

Sex on Wheelz by My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/7/15 7:02pm Fuzzy:

Chevy Van
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/7/15 7:09pm dale:

ah, the great sammy johns song.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/7/15 7:10pm dale:

convoy doesn't count - the whole trucker area is off limits.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/7/15 8:40pm Ken From Hyde Park:

A list of my cars:
1966 Chevy Impala (our family car in my childhood days)
1982 Chrysler LeBaron (Dad picked it out for me)
1989 Ford Probe (most comfortable seats I've had)
1999 Mercury Cougar
2012 Ford Fiesta (first car I bought new)
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