Yeah I did watch that Leno show!
I enjoyed Jay taking over since Johnny Carson left the tonite show. The late shows of today so totally SUCK!!
It was quite interesting hearing Jay show it after I only read books about it.
Same with how much they were so involved with American progress and how poorly they were often treated.
Like how Henry Ford early on and Bill France later on treated them especially.
Yeah sure speeds got crazy but wasn't that what it was all about?! I was also surprised how Jay was such a fan of Chrysler products with all the more elite vehicles he has amassed in his collection.
You wrote of alot of information I was aware of but typing on this little phone gets tiresome and I kept it short.
That and I always have something going on here that tugs my devotion away for long periods in the middle of writing so it gets tiresome to try to find my way back.
The price of being Grandpa
That and my fat fingers causes problems on this dainty, touchy stupid little phone!
You did a great job Ed in helping educate that Chrysler wasn't just some 3rd rate company. The Dodge Boys were quite the parts makers for Olds and Ford in the early days. People are surprised to hear that as they had the best foundry around! And how the first motors in the Fords were DODGE BROTHERS made engines!
I love that fact and make Ford guys cringe to that historical truth.
They were just often screwed by many entities. Emissions laws, the banned Superbird though Fords Talladega started the aerodynamics on steroids war.
Chrysler wasn't one to cry like Ford and GM people did. They said oh YEAH?!!😀
The TRUE American spirit!
And NASCAR is no longer what it once was when Chrysler left. My Dad and I watched it back in the day together. But once it lost Chrysler I don't watch it.
Especially with Toyota in it. BARF!
I bet the old moonshiners are spinning in their graves about it too!🤠
On the government loan not only did they pay their government loan back ahead of schedule it was the first time in our history our government actually made a damn profit.
And the stars behind the wheels over the decades like The King Richard Petty and Big Daddy Don Garlits which I love to show people who don't have any idea of racing history. My grandfather instilled that in me because he was a big DeSoto fan from back in his day and he loved to educate the Camaro and Mustang boys a lot. That's all they ever flapped about when I was a kid.
When I was 6 I used to build tons of models during bad weather.
It helped me learn about cars, tanks, planes, ships and spaceships.
I became very detail oriented and knowledgeable by studying about them while building them. I would get high marks doing studies and book reports on things that involved them like manufacturing and WWII history.
My grandfather didn't like Henry Ford. He called him some very bad names! He said Henry admired Hitler and and had goons beat on his own employees! And treated the Dodge Brothers like crap also.
My grandfather was one who didn't forget the details.
He was happy to see me buy my first car on my own before I had a license and immediately begun working on it myself!
He offered to help me get my first car but I turned him down while thanking him for the offer. He'd enjoy watching me under my '66 Barracuda making progress on my own by day and reading the manual by night.
He would say later he wouldn't have to worry about my future with the path he saw me on. Rolling up my sleeves and getting it done through self sufficiency.
Love of working with my hands, the want to know the history and my attention to detail. I say that's why I like Jay Leno.
Dude is RICH yet he does the same.
He gets hurt and is back at it. The love of the hobby. The love of the history and the attitude towards the details! Too bad kids of today don't have that so much anymore. It's quite sad when a modern mad can't find the dipstick on a car!🤣
The elites want to destroy it all.
If my grandfather was alive today he would be mad as hell.