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Randy Maddocks
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Points well taken Campbell and Bear! My only response is I guess the notion of being surrounded by more steel at least gives me the perception of feeling safer, notwithstanding the lack of seatbelts, air bags, safety sensors, etc...

In my opinion, though, they were more imaginative with designs back then (as an example I am thinking of the Mustangs that came out in the 60's compared to later versions). They are considered classics for a good reason.

 
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Agree that compared to a good car of the 1960s, the current century's offerings are boring. Some people think that blandness in the car encourages people to drive more riskily. I don't know whether that is a correct notion.
But can you remember the bad cars from the 1960s?
 
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Campbell Ritchie wrote:But can you remember the bad cars from the 1960s?


Definitely! Those cars just screamed bad @ss!!! Muscle cars built for speed that sounded like a tank going down the road!

Referring back to aforementioned '67 Impala, I remember us kids piling into the back of the car, no seatbelts, no car seats - heck, sometimes my little sister would be sitting on mom's lap in the front, while dad took us wherever (not that he was a bad driver). Today he would be pulled over and likely hauled off to jail (or at the very least, been ticketed to Timbuktu and back).
 
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Three kids in the back seat and one on Mum's lap would be enough to lose you your licence in this country. And Mum would get a £200 fine herself.
I can remember old Morris vans with catches on the windscreen so you could open the windscreen. And wipers operated by the vacuum from the carburettor, which wiped slower if you put your foot down. And I survived sitting between the driver and the driver's door in a van. That was before the 1960s, though.
 
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When you think about it, it's a wonder us baby boomers survived childhood.

Sorry Jeanne, it appears I have side-tracked your original topic, but thanks for sharing it.
 
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Randy Maddocks wrote:Sorry Jeanne, it appears I have side-tracked your original topic, but thanks for sharing it.

It's fine. It turned into a second interesting conversation.
 
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Randy Maddocks wrote:. . . I have side-tracked your original topic, . . .
Slip‑roaded, surely, not side‑tracked. Or access‑roaded

That happens all the time; both face to face and on these fora discussions gradually veer off their original course. I did once drive a car with automatic lane following, which was reluctant to veer off its original topic.
 
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Thanks Jeanne!

Campbell Ritchie wrote:Slip‑roaded, surely, not side‑tracked. Or access‑roaded


Touché! Well put Campbell!

Campbell Ritchie wrote: I did once drive a car with automatic lane following, which was reluctant to veer off its original topic.


And another good one.  
 
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