Happy Elvis' Death Day

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  • Deepsouth Deepsouth on Aug 17, 2008

    A time and place long ago when fins ruled. I actually like the style of the GM cars of that era. On a side note, a neighbor down the street has a new car in his driveway. He told me he drove a new Cadillac CTS and a new Hyundai v-6 Genesis. He drove home the Hyundai over the Cadillac.

  • Pahaska Pahaska on Aug 17, 2008

    Years ago, about 1964, I flew the C-123 with the AF Reserves out of Memphis International Airport. We used to shoot assault landings on a dirt field along the boundary of the airport. These short, dirt field landings are pretty spectacular to watch with great clouds of dirt churned up by the reversing props, so much that the landing roll was done substantially on instruments. Elvis used to park in a little lot on the airport boundary and watch us. We would often see his Cadillac there. Some of the fellows drove out one day and met him. He was super friendly and thought pilots were absolutely great.

  • Bjcpdx Bjcpdx on Aug 17, 2008

    Fascinated by the whole clip and equally fascinated by the voice talent. Did she know how to sell elegance or what? This cultivated manner of speech was practiced by a great many female celebrities of that era. jimmy2x: good guess with Kitty Carlisle, but I remember her voice as being a little higher overall. I vote for Arlene Francis. Anyone else? Oh, and the car is cool, too.

  • Joeaverage Joeaverage on Aug 18, 2008

    ALOT better than the 20 second commercials that tell the consumer nothing about the product. Okay, the car can slide sideways on the desert. Okay, the truck and drive up a bumpy road or perhaps survive a load of building materials dropped from ten feet - of course the bed will look like @#$% afterwards... Okay, the luxury car is good for 15 mph speed zones downtown...