Friday, February 10, 2012

’60 Impala

Translation of the car’s sound: let’s cruise down the shore flipping off Priuses.

What should be playing on the radio.

Or like a recent night heading toward the lit Philly skyline with Gene Vincent and Eddie Cochran blasting.

A better look, at a stock version I like better.

Another close look, and on the road.

Yeah, a 283 survivor (original) car, a daily driver, not a racer. Perfect.

Today in 1960:
  • Jack Paar, the host of “The Tonight Show,” had walked off the set on this day, in protest of censorship. NBC had started taping the show, and had begun editing out any segment that it determined was inappropriate for “live” television. NBC had cut out a joke about a “water closet” (bathroom), and afterwards Paar was so upset that he left the set and did not return to work for a month. From here.
  • No. 1 on the US charts: ‘Teen Angel’, knocking down Johnny Preston’s ‘Running Bear’ and replaced by Percy Faith’s ‘Theme from “A Summer Place”’.
  • Archbishop Egidio Vagnozzi, Apostolic Delegate in the United States, announced Pope John XXIII’s appointment of Archbishop Celestine J. Damiano as the third Bishop of Camden.
  • Cardinal Stepinac died.

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