If you weren't already tipped off by the millions of dollars being withdrawn from 401Ks from here to Calabasas, the annual Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach auction started last night and runs through Saturday. If you go to check out the cars and the Benjis, ask for Jimmy. He'll be the one in the scowl:
If you write-up the first night of the B-J PB, you better mention how it sucked and how this sucking was very much related to the high idiocy factor of those two fucking announcers. The one guy, that i believe was on the right (according to the dolby 6.1) used the phrase "yet another truck motor that was placed in a passenger car to increase sales" at LEAST three times in reference to Chevy big block — and not even especially "trucky" engines. He was talking about the 396 and 409 and such. I mean if it had been the ford FE, then maybe, but the CBB? Oh, and get this, he cited the tri-carb set up as the reason and the disp. as the reasons why it was "actually a truck motor. The last time I checked the bump-stickwas a little more important than either when it came to such designations. . .Come-on. He also referred to the two-tone paint scheme of a classic 'Merican ride (A goddamn Impala, I believe — guess which side of this fence I fall on) as "a euro-style two tone" as if he was speaking about a modern sport compact or custom "V-dub."
And he completely backhanded the Blue Oval throughout the show. Maybe that's why I'm pissed. . . Nah, the Fords just weren't selling to the mediocre crowd of south Florida whales and red-necks that were snapping up the not-very-interesting fare like it was manna.
No, Jimmy is not happy.
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