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Car Crazy? It may be inherited

Hello, My name is Bob and I'm automotively addicted.  Or so it would seem anyway.  I love cars. Street rods, original classic cars, most forms of racing, exotic cars,  they are all great!

I know that Lane Bailey promotes a large portion of his business as selling garages with a house attached.  I totally understand the concept! My dad collected classic cars while I was young and he one of the finest collections anywhere.  But garaging was always a problem. When we moved to Atlanta -Sandy Springs he checked with Fulton county zoning was was ecstatic to learn they would  allow a 20 car garage!  The neighbors weren't as thrilled as he was, but that is a topic for another blog. Lets just say that 8cylinder Bugatti's with open staight pipes blowing down Riverside Drive didn't go over so well.

Below is an ad that my dad did for Champion spark plugs back in the early 70's

Champion spark Plugs

When my folks bought that house in 1969 they paid $88,000 for it.  They added some living space and the garages.  At that time my dad worked in downtown Atlanta and nobody could believe he paid that much for a home OTP (outside the perimeter)!  That house is on the market now for $2.9 Million.  It has been extensively remodeled and updated and the garages are long gone.  I guess the next few owners didn't have any automotive addictions.

 

Below is a copy from the Atlanta Journal Cobb Extra on a (short lived) automotive venture of mine. it was a long time ago as evidenced by the fact that I have hair LOL.

Cobb Extra Aug 14, 1980

Anyway growing up around this I have a lot of my own car stories.  I'll dig up some photos and or memories and some more in the future. While I'm on a roll here a few ideas for future blogs.

 

Do the Clampetts live here?

Over Monteagle at 100

A Scary trip back from Hershey

The 400 Autobahn

In the pits at AMS

Though a ditch in a TR4

Mustangs and me

My first car

Cobras at speed - Road Atlanta

My moms kid hauling limo

Are you automotively addicted?  Stick around.  I have plenty of localism and real estate stuff to write on, but I think I am inspired to share with those who are also addicted. 

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