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Once a year she is a *STAR*!! (Re: Billy-goat station wagon!!)
« Reply #225 on: September 09, 2018, 10:57:18 PM »
Dear WeatherCat automotive enthusiasts,

It is September and time for the Orinda Classic Car Show which was held yesterday.  The show wasn't as expansive as it has been in the past, but a certain rascally wagon still made her appearance and was a star!!



I put some extra effort in detailing the engine bay and she certainly looked as nice as any other car in the show.  Here is the view from the back:



Against the right edge of the photo is one of the two posters that tell the story of Biquette in our family.  These posters are getting really worn out, but I didn't have any time to do more then stuff them back together for the show.

The show had it usual collection of muscle cars and exotics.  The one car that I thought was interesting was this 1940 Lincoln 3-window coupe:



It was powered by a Flathead V-12 engine:



Here is the view from the other side:



There was a poster describing this car which I took a photograph of:



If you still have a hunger for some more classic car photographs, I have a SmugMug online gallery where you can get your classic car fix:

https://canebas.smugmug.com/ClassicandCustomAutomobiles/Car-Shows/2018-Orinda-Classic-Car-Show

You can even view it as a slide show if you prefer:

https://canebas.smugmug.com/frame/slideshow?key=jMhgFL&autoStart=1&captions=0&navigation=0&playButton=0&randomize=0&speed=3&transition=fade&transitionSpeed=2&clickable=1

The show is over and Biquette is already getting ready to go back to her normal household duties.  The floormat and egg crate boxes are back in her cargo area and her generic floormats are going back in instead of her matching carpet floormats that contribute to her "star-power"!

Such is the life of a 53 year old rascally wagon!

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]

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Re: Once a year she is a *STAR*!! (Re: Billy-goat station wagon!!)
« Reply #226 on: September 10, 2018, 06:30:13 PM »
Such is the life of a 53 year old rascally wagon!

Ah! To be a rascally 53-year-old again.... ;D

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Yeah, but in "car years" . . . (Re: Billy-goat station wagon!!)
« Reply #227 on: September 10, 2018, 10:08:45 PM »
Dear Grand and WeatherCat users who dabble in mathematics,

Such is the life of a 53 year old rascally wagon!

Ah! To be a rascally 53-year-old again.... ;D

Yeah but, . . . . 53 years old for a car . . . . . .

According to this Consumer's Reports story (and I quote:)

https://www.consumerreports.org/car-repair-maintenance/make-your-car-last-200-000-miles/

"The average age of all cars on the road is more than 11 years, up from about eight years in 1995, according to Polk research. "

Alas, this doesn't give a standard deviation, but at 53, Biquette has lived through (according to this number) 4.81 average lifetimes of 11 years.

Now according to this Wikipedia article about human life expectancy:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_life_expectancy

The average human life expectancy in the United States is somewhere around 80 years.  So Biquette in "car years" would be 4.81•80 or 385 years old!!

Anybody who was 380+ years old would feel a little out of place with those "youngsters" who aren't even 100.  I get the feeling, that even as a car, Biquette is somehow going through that. . . . .

The "interesting" results you can get with mathematics . . . . . .  [biggrin]

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]

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Re: FYI: I'm getting one assertive billy-goat station wagon!!
« Reply #228 on: September 10, 2018, 11:56:52 PM »
Very nice report on the annual show. Thanks for taking the time to write it up and for the photos. This specific thread continues to be one of my favorites.
Blick


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I certainly hope so! . . . (Re:Billy-goat station wagon!!)
« Reply #229 on: September 11, 2018, 09:53:20 PM »
Dear Blick and WeatherCat fans of automobiles in  ;) "deep time," . . . . . .

. . . . . This specific thread continues to be one of my favorites.

 [wink] . . . . . . Well I most certainly hope so!  After all this is a thread that is 385 years in the making! . . . .   lol(1)

Oh brother! . . . . .  [rolleyes2]

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]