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Mike13
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Demosthenes wrote:
Here's one for you. Who won both the NIT and the NCAA in the same year?
Didn't know that could happen.......?
Demosthenes
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Mike13 wrote:
Didn't know that could happen.......?
City College of NY...back in 1950. Good one on the baseball as well. I'm not a big baseball fan. I like playing just not watching, same with golf. If I put either of those on the TV (or Nascar) it's so I can take a nap.
"In liberal logic, if life is unfair then the answer is to turn more tax money over to politicians, to spend in ways that will increase their chances of getting reelected." Thomas Sowell
PittCountyPride
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Demosthenes wrote:
City College of NY...back in 1950. Good one on the baseball as well. I'm not a big baseball fan. I like playing just not watching, same with golf. If I put either of those on the TV (or Nascar) it's so I can take a nap.
I'm glad to hear someone else finds modern NASCAR b-o-r-i-n-g... You should have seen it in the "old" days, back when Richard Petty was trading body paint in the fourth turn with David Pearson and Cale Yarborough on the last lap, three abreast rushing toward the checkered flag at the 1971 Daytona 500... There was a time when NASCAR was e-x-c-i-t-i-n-g.... I loved the day of the 426 Hemi, before governors and mufflers.... Man, you haven't been to a real Nascar race if you've never been to a half mile track like North Wilkesboro or Hickory, or to the Rockingham Race......... I miss Coo-Coo Marlin, David Marcus, Bobby Allison, Junior Johnson, Fireball Roberts, Ned Jarrett, Buddy Baker, Benny Parsons, LeeRoy Yarbrough, Pete Hamilton, The Wood Brothers, Petty Enterprises, STP, Purolator, Truxmore Industries, ............
"My religious belief teaches me to feel as safe in battle as in bed. God has fixed the time for my death. I do not concern myself about that, but to always be ready, no matter when it may overtake me." Maj. Gen. Thomas J. Jackson, 1862.
Mike13
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PittCountyPride wrote:
I'm glad to hear someone else finds modern NASCAR b-o-r-i-n-g... You should have seen it in the "old" days, back when Richard Petty was trading body paint in the fourth turn with David Pearson and Cale Yarborough on the last lap, three abreast rushing toward the checkered flag at the 1971 Daytona 500... There was a time when NASCAR was e-x-c-i-t-i-n-g.... I loved the day of the 426 Hemi, before governors and mufflers.... Man, you haven't been to a real Nascar race if you've never been to a half mile track like North Wilkesboro or Hickory, or to the Rockingham Race......... I miss Coo-Coo Marlin, David Marcus, Bobby Allison, Junior Johnson, Fireball Roberts, Ned Jarrett, Buddy Baker, Benny Parsons, LeeRoy Yarbrough, Pete Hamilton, The Wood Brothers, Petty Enterprises, STP, Purolator, Truxmore Industries, ............
LOL.....Maybe it wouldn't be so b-o-r-i-n-g if you had your f-a-c-t-s straight.........Petty and Buddy Baker ( also driving a Petty Enterprises car ) went one, two at the 1971 Daytona 500.........'76 was when Petty and Pearson traded paint and wrecked each other on the last lap......'79 was when Cale Yarborough and Donnie Allison wrecked each other on the last lap and fought on live TV........Also, the restrictor plate was actually used at Daytona for all cars for the first time in yes, 1971........ I do agree with you that racing was great back then, but it could only be seen live at the track.......1979 Daytona 500 was the first race shown in it's entirety live on TV.........Today's NASCAR is a different sport but the coverage is outstanding.........
Mike13
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Oh, and North Wilkesboro is a 5/8 mile track......... ;-)
PittCountyPride
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Mike13 wrote:
LOL.....Maybe it wouldn't be so b-o-r-i-n-g if you had your f-a-c-t-s straight.........Petty and Buddy Baker ( also driving a Petty Enterprises car ) went one, two at the 1971 Daytona 500.........'76 was when Petty and Pearson traded paint and wrecked each other on the last lap......'79 was when Cale Yarborough and Donnie Allison wrecked each other on the last lap and fought on live TV........Also, the restrictor plate was actually used at Daytona for all cars for the first time in yes, 1971........ I do agree with you that racing was great back then, but it could only be seen live at the track.......1979 Daytona 500 was the first race shown in it's entirety live on TV.........Today's NASCAR is a different sport but the coverage is outstanding.........
Excuse me, Mikey. You looked it up and I was operating on memory... I was at Daytona at least six times in the late 60s and early to mid-70s... I will never forget the Dodge Daytona and Plymouth Superbirds in about '69 and '70... I remember looking at a brand new 426 Superbird for sale on the Brightleaf Motors (predecessor to Joe Haddock and East Carolina Chrysler) sales lot with my dad. Wish he had bought it... Probably worth $300K now...
"My religious belief teaches me to feel as safe in battle as in bed. God has fixed the time for my death. I do not concern myself about that, but to always be ready, no matter when it may overtake me." Maj. Gen. Thomas J. Jackson, 1862.
Mike13
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PittCountyPride wrote:
Excuse me, Mikey. You looked it up and I was operating on memory... I was at Daytona at least six times in the late 60s and early to mid-70s... I will never forget the Dodge Daytona and Plymouth Superbirds in about '69 and '70... I remember looking at a brand new 426 Superbird for sale on the Brightleaf Motors (predecessor to Joe Haddock and East Carolina Chrysler) sales lot with my dad. Wish he had bought it... Probably worth $300K now...
LOL......Mikey didn't have to look up much.......my memory's pretty good, too.........did want to make sure my facts were correct as I lose a brain cell from time to time- bahahahahahahahahaha......... Ah, the Mopar days........As with Baptists and Methodists, lol, my dad was a Chrysler man so Mikey was raised a Chrysler boy........loved Richard Petty.......Old man once had a '68 Dodge Dart with some kind of big ole V-8 engine...........holy cow was that thing fast.........I never got my hands on a muscle car back then.........lol, probably for the best....... One buddy had a '71 Challenger, stock 340 4 barrel........my best friend had a '73 Challenger with a 383 that had had some work done........VERY fast.......My favorite was always the '73 Charger.......love the lines.......Coolest car I ever rode in was a friend's dad's.......'69 Plymouth Superbird, 440 with a six pack carburetor......Petty blue with the big spoiler and nose cone......horn went " beep beep ".........
PittCountyPride
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Mike13 wrote:
LOL......Mikey didn't have to look up much.......my memory's pretty good, too.........did want to make sure my facts were correct as I lose a brain cell from time to time- bahahahahahahahahaha......... Ah, the Mopar days........As with Baptists and Methodists, lol, my dad was a Chrysler man so Mikey was raised a Chrysler boy........loved Richard Petty.......Old man once had a '68 Dodge Dart with some kind of big ole V-8 engine...........holy cow was that thing fast.........I never got my hands on a muscle car back then.........lol, probably for the best....... One buddy had a '71 Challenger, stock 340 4 barrel........my best friend had a '73 Challenger with a 383 that had had some work done........VERY fast.......My favorite was always the '73 Charger.......love the lines.......Coolest car I ever rode in was a friend's dad's.......'69 Plymouth Superbird, 440 with a six pack carburetor......Petty blue with the big spoiler and nose cone......horn went " beep beep ".........
Ditto for me... Dad was also a Chrysler/Plymouth/Dodge man and so was his son. My dream car, believe it or not, was a 1973 Plymouth Satellite Sebring, gold or lime green, the handsomest car on the planet... Never rode in a Superbird although a friend of mine, a Pitt County deputy, had one at one time -- Petty Blue... 440... My brother had a '70 Challenger 340... In high school, I had a girl friend who had an orange 1971 Plymouth 'Cuda with white interior, 383 with full racing cam... It would scat...
"My religious belief teaches me to feel as safe in battle as in bed. God has fixed the time for my death. I do not concern myself about that, but to always be ready, no matter when it may overtake me." Maj. Gen. Thomas J. Jackson, 1862.
Demosthenes
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You guys are making me miss my old Hemicuda. Black, geared low, and would run like a scalded cat.
"In liberal logic, if life is unfair then the answer is to turn more tax money over to politicians, to spend in ways that will increase their chances of getting reelected." Thomas Sowell
PittCountyPride
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Demosthenes wrote:
You guys are making me miss my old Hemicuda. Black, geared low, and would run like a scalded cat.
Whew... Hemi-cuda... Never had anything fast, until I was issued my first 440 Plymouth Gran Fury in 1977... Rolling tank.... Huge trunk and rear seat.... Four acres to turn it around...... 9.6 miles per gallon average... Top end UNLIMITED... Thanks, taxpayers... LOL. (Of course, I never exceeded 55, except in pursuit.)
"My religious belief teaches me to feel as safe in battle as in bed. God has fixed the time for my death. I do not concern myself about that, but to always be ready, no matter when it may overtake me." Maj. Gen. Thomas J. Jackson, 1862.

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