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Oh, the last boxy New Yorker…
There is really strong negative influence on traffic driving this car. I drove a silver one on I-75 slowly around 65-70 for the limited mechanical condition, and there was an LH car in front of me. After that car realized I was behind him for an hour, ( following southbound on I-75 ) he shook me off as if in despair.
I drove that car to St Ignace in a snowy day having a stop at McDonald there, and there was a black Ford Crown Victoria with 2 kids on back seat, easily recognizable for the decoration plate on front. I drove back to Gaylord, Mi having a stop at Meijer, and somehow that Ford Crown Victoria popped up again. That couple roamed away with fishtail and disappeared.
I wonder how people around this one feels about it.
Going to assume that is the U.S.S Hornet based on the (CV) 12.
I had that same steering wheel only in a tan-like color on my 95 Voyager and the rubber started breaking down so I got a steering wheel cover.
USS Hornet Museum, Alameda, California – that’s an interesting reflection. I’m guessing the car is a Chrysler LeBaron of the 80s?
The car is some kind of Chrysler K car. There ain’t any pride there.
Can’t even begin to guess about the ship other than it’s a United States Navy Ship. That’s enough for me.There’s a whole heap of pride there.
CV-12 replaced the original CV-8, lost at Santa Cruz Islands after being hit several times by Val dive-bombers & Kate torpedo bombers. The USN was totally outclassed in torpedo technology, which the Japanese developed heavily starting in the late ’20s. They were also better at night fighting, hence the Allied defeat at Savo Island.
Yes. The original Hornet, CV8, was an Enterprise-class carrier, which was famous for launching B-25 bombers off Japan to bomb Tokyo early in 1942 under Doolittle. And was lost in October 1942 at the Battle of Santa Cruz, off Guadalcanal.
CV-12, the floating USS Hornet museum of today, was an Essex-class fleet carrier of the same name that also served in WWII, and later in the Korean War and Vietnam.
Yorktown Class as class name is denoted by the name of the first ship in the class. CV-5 Yorktown, CV-6 Enterprise, CV-8 Hornet.
My picture. I thought I might get a shot of the interior of the Dynasty. That car recently showed up in the ship’s parking owned by someone on the ship. When I saw the image on the computer I decided to keep it because of the reflection of the ship in the background. Since I have been restoring the ship every week for the last 17 years, first a torpedo bomber and now the sole person taking care of the Island superstructure for the last 13 years, I do take a lot of pride in that.
In fact there is a very dedicated small group of volunteers who have done amazing work on the ship compared to how she looked in 1998. Both aircraft restoration doing great work on a Wildcat today and ship restoration from compartment to compartment. This past week saw me help out with the brake job on an aircraft tug, mount a new tire and the assembly onto the A-4 Skyhawk, then sweep down the Island top to bottom before back to chipping paint in my endless procession from one level to the next. There is my own web site under usshornet-cv12 and the Naval Warfare Forum on the World Affairs Board where this is chronicled. Think of her like the Golden Gate Bridge as the work never ends.
Wow, what a shot! Good job!
I toured the ship when we still lived in the area, a fascinating ship and the restoration process is a remarkable achievement, good job! (Heck I may even have seen you working, who knows, I was the guy in shorts, about 6 foot 1 inch, short hair if you remember me walking by). They even host overnight events for some groups with kids which would be neat. A great way to spend an afternoon (or morning) in the Bay Area, obviously similar in some aspects but still very different from the Intrepid in NYC.
If not a Dodge Dynasty… could it be a Spirit, Acclaim or Imperial?
Looks like the steering wheel of some mundane later 80s- early 90s FWD Pentastar sedan.
Has to be Dynasty, I believe Imperial had digital dash standard (Maybe NYer or FWD F.A. Unless they had digital too…)
as the comments above, it’s a Dynasty.
But for the imperial, some of them rolled off the assembly line with regular dashboard somehow, like this one.
Wow, While that generation of Imperial was not exactly high volume, There were quite a few in my suburban Pittsburgh neighborhood and having “Broughamance”, I took note of them and all the ones I seen personally had digital instruments (not a fan of digital inst.) I’m guessing analog gauges on Imps are quite rare in post 1975 era!
It’s far from common, any Imperials. Usually they come with digital dash but cars had wider variates before in terms of equipment.
Oops… Posting before reading.
I gotta stop that. Lol
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