As promised at the start of the year, I wanted to add a few new sections to my blog. As I don’t have enough hobbies and interests to cover on here already, you see. The next new arrival is this – my Motors section. I should call it Me and Motors actually (for all you people who’ve had Sky a long time…)
You won’t find anything too technical here, as to be honest, I have no idea what horsepower is. Nor am I impressed with Audi or BMW – so don’t expect any posts relating to cars like that.
What I am interested in is Classic Cars. In particular, American Classic Cars. Even more specifically, classic American muscle cars from the late 60’s and early 70’s. The type of cars that I saw on television shows like Starsky & Hutch and The Dukes of Hazzard when I was a kid. The type of cars I had Matchbox and Corgi toy versions of.
Cars like this 1967 Mercury Cougar.
I saw this car in the local area recently and tailed it (just like a 70’s cop show). When it stopped I had a quick chat with the owner, and got this photo.
A fine looking car. Bright yellow, with a black top. Hidden headlights. The sort of car that makes me glad I’ve got Vanishing Point on DVD.
I did actually have a Matchbox toy of a Mercury Cougar, though it was orange if I remember. Still got it somewhere.
Stay tuned to Platinum Al’s Virtual Hot Tub for more exciting pics like this!