Reality and Sanity

June 24, 2006

A Love For the Deuce

Filed under: General Nonsense — Paul @ 8:38 am

Iowahawk posts a well-written summary story of the 1932 Ford, the first muscle car and arguably the most popular production car of all time, used by serious competitive NASCAR predecessors, youthful street dragsters immortalized in Beach Boys tunes, and unending hot rod permutations. Also the car of choice for Appalachian moonshiners and "Texas Bank Entrepreneurs" Bonnie and Clyde.

He also adds this prediction:

On a warm Friday night 75 years from now, long after today's appliance cars are all gone, I suspect you just might see a cold-fusion '32 Coupe cruising the streets. And it will still be the Fastest Car In the Valley. Forever, Amen.

If the outlawing of gas-powered engines in the distant future Neal Peart envisioned when he penned the lyrics to "Red Barchetta", it won't be a Barchetta hidden in the debris. No, it will be a Deuce.


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