Car prom.

Hunter Thompson ain’t seen nothin’ like this.



Posted at 7:42 pm in Detroit life, iPhone |

20 responses to “Car prom.”

  1. alex said on January 13, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    The Dart’s got a flashy butt too.

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  2. JWfromNJ said on January 13, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    That’s not the way I recall the Dodge Dart I had in my youth. Very envious of you tonight.

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  3. beb said on January 13, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    So, what,you can’t take a full length picture of the new Dart?

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  4. Connie said on January 13, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    I thought it would be a pic of our hostess in her evening wear.

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  5. jcburns said on January 13, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    Nancy has a dress exactly like the one in the first picture.

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  6. Crazycatlady said on January 13, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    Car Prom or Car Porn? lol

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  7. MarkH said on January 13, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    OK, Nance, that’s close enough, thanks. I wanted shots of the Alfa display, but the Dart with its Giulietta underpinnings works. But couldn’t you have at least gotten a full shot?

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  8. coozledad said on January 14, 2012 at 8:42 am

    That young woman’s dress appears to be made from soft Corinthian leather. I wonder if Daimler bought the Cordoba overstock.

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  9. Dexter said on January 14, 2012 at 9:35 am

    good one cooze, as I speak from authoritative experience: I was the regretful owner of a Chrysler Cordoba, which would go into a helicopter spin-out at first snow. But oh my, the Corinthian leather, now that was suh-weet.
    Seriously, that car was a hazard. Once I was a stop sign and it wouldn’t go…instant transmission failure, and generally, one of the two worst cars I ever owned.

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  10. Maggie Jochild said on January 14, 2012 at 10:17 am

    My dad briefly owned a souped-up Dodge Dart while I was in high school, a purchase he made without my mother’s consent. He let me drive it to town one day, and urged me to “Let it all go”, reaching a speed of 135 mph on that rural two-lane blacktop. I was 15 years old. When Mama found out, the car was sold within the week. Mostly it scared me. Mostly.

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  11. brian stouder said on January 14, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Maggie – that is a great story. The fastest car I ever had was a 1971 Olds Cutlass with the Hurst/Olds package of goodies. I specifically recall that the automatic transmission was a console shifter; you could put it in “D” and drive normally, or else slide the shifter over to the right and then you could manually shift from 1 to 2 to 3, clutchless.

    I am genuinely ashamed to say that I had that car somewhere north of 90 mph on Rudisill Blvd one evening (a spectacular LACK of judgement on my part), in an effort to stay ahead of something or other (might have been a Porsche, but who knows).

    I had that car for 6 weeks. Then, one afternoon after school, I was headed south on Calhoun, taking three friends home and going less than 35 mph, and an insurance salesman in a brand new Ford Granada coming north on Calhoun turned left directly in front of me (the better to get into the McDonalds that used to exist there, across from Southgate). I tee-boned him and the Cutlass was dead and the Granada was grievously wounded, but everyone was OK and McDonalds gave us free icy cold Coke while we waited for the cops and the wreckers and so on.

    By way of saying, I was a very lucky young feller, when it came to learing about cars and how fast things can go wrong.

    Aside from that, I love love love the pics Nancy put up from the car show. As they say in the song – ohhhh baby – you knooooow what I like!,,7632993-19780830,00.html

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  12. Jakash said on January 14, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    Your comment (#53) yesterday and the link were very interesting. Obviously, my remark about the Thomas case was wrong, as I was unaware of that evidence. Which actually makes Brisbane’s question about being truth vigilantes seem even more pathetic. And what a bizarre choice of terms “vigilantes” is in that context, to begin with.

    Oh, and Fallon’s Tebowie (#57) was pretty entertaining…

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  13. Dorothy said on January 14, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    MAGGIE! Welcome back!

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  14. Maggie Jochild said on January 14, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    Thank you, Dorothy. I am thrilled to be home, with excellent home care now thanks to an innovative new program being tried locally, PT, a good hospital bed, and my blood sugar under excellent control. I have utterly embraced a complete change in my eating habits, with gratifying results. Still furious that it took nearly dying to get the services I needed — I know I’m lucky, as well as being trailer-trash determined not to let the system ignore me out of existence. And there are still social workers out there who will do whatever it takes to help folks like me.

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  15. moe99 said on January 15, 2012 at 3:22 am

    Good for you Maggie. It’s great to have you back!

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  16. coozledad said on January 15, 2012 at 9:20 am

    Does this mean they won’t be airing the Republican dead fetus ads during the Super Bowl?
    You’d think the Digiorno pizza people would be threatening to pull their sponsorship if the networks cave to Randall Terry and his fellow death fetishists.

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  17. coozledad said on January 15, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    Colbert’s SC ad. John Lithgow voiceover:

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  18. caliban said on January 16, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Little black dress and pearls, Mondo, nancy,

    tres chic,

    snex suav, keedo.

    Mighty nice on the just quote atracrive,

    you look good girl. How do we say

    / You rock the dress. And th pearls are perfect. I’m not being an ahole, I think you look terrific,

    wuou do look good Nancy,

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  19. caliban said on January 16, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    No shit dumbass, I thought you looked great.
    with the dress and the pears, sorry if I can’t give a compliment. I thought you looked great.

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  20. nancy said on January 16, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    Well, thanks, Cal. I ‘preciate it.

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