Thursday, May 15, 2014

Memory Lane

Saw this picture on EBAY of the Sanyo CX-8006r calculator/recorder and it reminded me of the one I received for Christmas in 1972 or 73 as a young teenager.

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Back In Time...

The 'Tillie' card from First Atlanta -

If your banked with The First National Bank of Atlanta (later to become First Atlanta) back in the 70/80's, I am sure you will remember 'Tillie the All Time Teller'. It's funny - even 30 plus years later, I still refer to the ATM as the 'Tillie'

Monday, May 05, 2014

Re-Opening Next Month

That's right...The 'Polaris' restaurant atop of the Hyatt Regency Atlanta in Downtown Atlanta is slated to reopen in June.

 As part of a field trip back in 1970, our 7th grade class visited/toured the Hyatt Regency and had a Coke in the Polaris restaurant. At the time the view was amazing as your could see in all directions. I am sure that with all the tall building that have been built along side the Regency, the view is much more limited today. Even seeing the hotel from the freeway is so much more difficult that it was back in the 60/70's.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Friday, April 11, 2014

Dogwood Festival

The 78th annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival is this weekend at Piedmont Park. Perfect weather is expected for the event. Enjoy!

Complete information can be found here - Atlanta Dogwood Festival

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Atlanta Skyline - January 1970

This photograph from the Georgia State University archives shows the skyline of Downtown Atlanta as it looked back in 1970. The camera is looking West atop what is now known as Freedom Parkway.

This is what you see when passing along this stretch of road today...

Monday, March 17, 2014

Morning Coffee Listening To WABE 90.1 FM

I enjoy starting out my day listening to the fine folks @ WABE  90.1 FM and NPR's 'Morning Edition'.
Love listening to Steve Goss, the host of 'Morning Edition' on WABE. I remember the voice from his early days at 'PEACH' (WPCH) and their Easy Listening/Soft Rock station from the 80's.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Spring Is Just Around The Corner...And So Is The Severe Weather

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Spring of 1964 - Mustang Takes The Nation By Storm

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

NEW 1973 Pinto Wagon - $2,273.00

That's Right - Back in 1973 one could buy a brand new Ford Pinto Wagon for just a little over two thousand dollars. Add basic options like an Automatic transmission ($170), Air conditioner ($363) AM Radio ($59), White side-wall tires ($28) and a luggage rack ($46) the total MSRP price was still shy of $3,000. The 'Squire' (wood siding) model as pictured below fully equip went for around $3,600.

If you desired something much bigger back in 1973... the starting price for a full size Ford Galaxie 500 Country Sedan station wagon was about $4500.

While these prices might seem very low, one must keep in mind that the median household yearly income back in 1973 was only $9,200. Today that figure is around $50,000 per year.

Source : 'Car Buying Made Easier' 1973 edition

Monday, January 13, 2014

Top 20 Selling Cars/Trucks In 2013

The final numbers are in and little has changed - The Ford F-Series pick-up truck is once again the top selling vehicle in the United States in 2013. Ford Motor Company sold 763,402 pick-up trucks during the year, a increase of over 18% as compared to 2012. This is the 32nd year in a row the Ford F-Series has held this honor and is now going on 37 straight years as the top selling truck in America. Coming in second once again this year is the Chevrolet Siverado which saw its sells increase by nearly 15% over 2012 with a total of 480,414 units sold. The last time Chevy beat out Ford in truck sells was way back in 1976.

 The top selling car in the United States in 2013 was once again the Toyota Camry which had sells of 408,484. Just behind Toyota was the Honda Accord with a little under 367,000 units sold. Coming in 5th this year was the Ram Pick-up which saw its sells increase by a whopping 21% over the prior year selling well over 355,000 trucks. As last year, the Ram was the only Chrysler product to make it in to the 'Top 20' list.

 The balance of the 'Top Sellers' for 2013 are listed as follows; 6th - Honda Civic (336,180) 7th - Nissan Altima (320,723) 8th - Honda CR-V (303,904) 9th - Toyota Corolla (302,180) 10th - Ford Escape (295,993) 11th - Ford Fusion (295,280) 12th - Chevrolet Cruze (248,224) 13th - Hyundai Elantra (247,912) 14th - Chevy Equinox (238,192) 15th - Ford Focus (234,570) 16th - Toyota Prius (234,228) 17th - Toyota RAV4 (218,249) 18th - Hyuandai Sonata (203,648) 19th - Chevrolet Malibu (200,594) 20th - GMC Sierra (184,389)

 Source: Reuters

Monday, December 23, 2013