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Do you remember . . .? (inspired by some questions from another mugger)

. . . when cars actually looked different from one another?       (and my own answer is part of my question)

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Posted - June 5


  • 23214

    As opposed to . . . 

    Designing with Restraints (or) Why Most Cars Look the Same - Smith House
      June 5, 2024 6:31 PM MDT

  • 10248
    Yes, I do. I remember when I didn't have to check the license plate to make sure I was getting into my own car. Cars also came in more colors. I could only choose from black, dark gray, white for my last new car.
      June 6, 2024 6:39 AM MDT

  • 23214

    I smiled all the way while reading.
    Thanks for answering.  ( My brother was SO, SO into cars -- growing up, he designed his own cars and identified cars all the time as our family traveled anywhere. I especially remember my getting all excited growing up when I saw an Edsel on the  road. Still get excited on rare occasions I see one. Had to include it as one of the three cars up there.)

    This post was edited by WelbyQuentin at June 7, 2024 8:18 PM MDT
      June 6, 2024 10:29 AM MDT

  • 17503
    I do.  I remember being able to ID the make of an oncoming car by the headlights at night. 
      June 6, 2024 1:03 PM MDT

  • 23214
    Yes! That, too!

      June 6, 2024 2:18 PM MDT
  • .

    The good ole days for sure.  I like them all because they have personality, however the convertible must be driven along the beach for the full effect of enjoyment.  This post was edited by . at June 8, 2024 6:04 PM MDT
      June 7, 2024 5:52 PM MDT

  • 23214
    I hadn't even noticed that one was a convertible, beleive it or not.
    I've just always been drawn to that car's design starting at  the doors, hood, and trunk and then down. ha.  :)
      June 8, 2024 6:07 PM MDT

  • 7666
    Would love to be driving down HWY 1 where Sunset Blvd ends, in that car, with the wind mildly blowing.  Of course the traffic is a real downer but I could suffer through it. 
      June 9, 2024 2:07 PM MDT

  • 23214
    Very cool!!  :)
      June 9, 2024 4:37 PM MDT

  • 7666
    I miss the ocean so darn much, sounds like you like it as well.  There is a little cove on Catalina Island that is great for snorkeling.  Can't believe I went there alone so many times, sure would not do that today. I love Catalina, certain times of the year is so quiet and peaceful.  The water in the bay at times, can be so still like glass, your voice carries a long way.  One reason I always wondered why no one said they heard Natalie Wood call for help.  Standing on shore you can hear voices of the people moored in sailboats, not clearly but you can hear them.

    This post was edited by . at June 9, 2024 5:29 PM MDT
      June 9, 2024 4:52 PM MDT

  • 23214
    Not particularly. I've never lived by an ocean. But I just picture it all very well what you wrote.  :)
      June 9, 2024 4:57 PM MDT

  • 7666
    The light dances off the water like little silver stars, the sound of the waves, the fog horn at night is comforting.  The multitude of birds, warmth of the sand and the smell of the sea are all delightful.  Used to love swimming in the ocean as well, not sure it would be safe for me now.  One big wave that could twist me around could end up a disaster for my back.  I do have the memories however.

    At one time I was a strong swimmer, however I never go in the ocean without my swim fins.

    This post was edited by . at June 10, 2024 4:45 AM MDT
      June 9, 2024 5:18 PM MDT

  • 1438
    yes !

    I watched a canadian show called 'rust valley restorers' , 

    Basically its a lunatic with 500+ vintage cars in his collection, collecting dusts and rust, and he basically pick any car he wants and restore them all to original condition.

      June 25, 2024 6:33 PM MDT

  • 23214
    Hey, thanks for answering!

    I've not heard of this show. I'm surprised that it might be a 'reality' show I'd actually watch.
    I just like looking at many of these cars.
      June 25, 2024 6:36 PM MDT

  • 1438
    yes, all they do is real, and its one of my favorite show, very fun to watch
      June 25, 2024 6:39 PM MDT

  • 3694

    There were far more manufacturers, most were largely independent, and the trade in complete cars was much less international.

    Now there are far fewer makers, in big groups, assembling very similar products with only cosmetic differences between many of the models.

    Though it doesn't stop their shady business of giving common parts designation-numbers unique to each model they fit, and pricing them accordingly....
      July 5, 2024 3:21 PM MDT