James Dean Dodges '50 Ford, Goes On To Save African Children

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What if James Dean's Porsche 550 Spyder had missed that Ford Custom at the intersection of State Routes 46 and 41? According to South Africa's Allan Gray Investments, Things Would Have Been Different.

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If only Dean had had more time, he'd have been like Paul Newman… only better! He wouldn't have messed around with boring ol' Datsuns, instead sticking with Porsches, and he'd have solved Africa's economic problems simply by stepping from his helicopter. Well, probably not, but at least we get to see this cool alternative ending to the famous Porsche-versus-Ford wreck. Thanks to the reader who sent in this tip; I'd give you a hat tip, but your identity has been washed away like the bits on my recently deceased hard drive.

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FrankGrimes
Frank Grimes

If he had lived longer (which I wish he did I like his movies) There wouldn't be stupid crap speculating on what his life would be like taking time away from looking at flipped jeeps. Also there wouldn't be nostalgic morons selling crappy art featuring him with Marilyn Monroe at some 50's diner, with mystical names like "The Lat Ride" #jamesdean