By on February 6, 2010

Here’s some Saturday morning pictorial randomness to start out the day. Shall we have a thetruthaboutbuses theme today? I’m very fond of them. These folks living in this lot have a pretty wide variety of transportation options ready to roll, right down to the Cozy Coupe. They’re probably off riding their gas powered skateboard.

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21 Comments on “Curbside Classic Outtake: Covering All Transportation Bases...”

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    The Cozy Coupe remains the best car I have ever owned. It went everywhere I wanted, never broke down, and ran on the limitless power of a young boy’s energy and imagination.

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      ^^^ FTW…

      The Cozy Coupe in the picture reminded me that I have to buy one for my 1 year old baby.

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      Stay tuned Theodore. Some of the tinfoil-hat-wearers out there will have you believe that you’ll soon be driving a Cozy Coupe once again, thanks to one conspiracy or another.

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      Courtesy of AP and Fox News:

      A classic toy car is being inducted into an auto museum in Cleveland – and it outsold every other car in the U.S. in 2008.

      On Saturday, it will take its place next to historically significant automobiles at the Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum.

      The Cozy Coupe sold 457,000 units in 2008, topping the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord. In the ’90s, it outsold both the Accord and Ford Taurus.

      It would land in the top-20 best-selling models of all time, if considered, having sold more than 10 million units in its 30-year history.

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    I worked as a Purchasing Agent for Neoplan USA and several other bus manufacturing companies for about ten years. Absolutely the most fun jobs and best people I’ve had the pleasure of working with my entire career. And it really opened my eyes to the incredible boondoggle that is government controlled public transportation. If ever there was something that needs to be privatized in this country, public trans in general and buses in particular are right up there in the top five.

    I love those buses.

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    “Here’s some Saturday morning…” What time is over there? I’m up because of the annoying neighbors with their very loud music. And it’s 3:00 here.

    Is that a Daihatsu Charade in that pic?

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    Instead of calling it the thetruthaboutbuses theme, why not just call it the continuation of the Eugene Tourist Board theme that has dominated this site for some time now.

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    They’re probably off riding their gas powered skateboard.

    Nah, they more likely have an electric skateboard.

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    Stinking dirty hippies…

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    Can the bus still move under its’ own power?

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    Dude, I have an ’84 International School bus for sale. Diesel, automatic, 171k mi.

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    Awesome picture! True Americana. This reminds me of a typical front yard in rural Southern Oregon. Except replace the red flames with a Confederate flag theme. You’re fortunate, in some parts of the country you couldn’t take a picture like this without having someone with a shotgun come out and chase you off.

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    The thetruthaboutbuses theme is a great idea.
    Cars are great but buses should not be ignored.

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    DougJP >Instead of calling it the thetruthaboutbuses theme, why not just call it the continuation of the Eugene Tourist Board theme that has dominated this site for some time now.

    I’m with DougJP on this stuff. I love it. I would hope the local chamber of commerce is not blind to this aspect of Eugene’s charm.

    btw, Doug, does JP stand for Jamaica Plain? (which would explain why you like this Eugene theme)

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    I took it to mean DougJP was expressing frustration at CC taking up so much space here on TTAC.

    I’m conflicted on this myself. I love CC and Paul’s writing style. My age slots in right between Paul’s and David Holzman’s. These stories are wonderful trips down memory lane because I fondly (or not so fondly) recall most of the cars featured when they were new or at least used and a still-common sight.

    Still, I’m wondering if CC should be split off as a separate, companion website. There are so many cars Paul has “in the can” as he said, and it seems the only way to do the series justice is to have a separate site. This way, TTAC could concentrate more on issues of today in the fashion of Robert Farrago’s hard-hitting style. This doesn’t mean that articles giving the historical context of today’s issues should be avoided; on the contrary, such a context is needed to understand where we are today in so many cases. (The GM Deathwatch series provided a good example of this.)

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    I am very fond of CC, but it may be too catholic. But then I thought RF did too many death watch pieces.

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