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From: OldAIMGuy5/23/2019 8:53:24 AM
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I read the book, "Art of Racing in the Rain" several years ago (maybe a decade). It was thoroughly enjoyable to read and now it's been made into a movie. It comes out August 9, 2019.
Trailer: youtu.be
Something for me to look forward to in a movie.
Tom

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To: OldAIMGuy who wrote (3095)5/23/2019 11:12:17 AM
From: J.F. Sebastian
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Wow! Had no idea it was going to be a film. Loved that book.

It was especially poignant to me because the story is set near where I live.

Thank you for the info. It's rare that I care to see movies on opening night, but I'd definitely do so for that one.

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From: Heywood405/23/2019 10:16:49 PM
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Almost 180K on my 2002 Tundra and the first big repair is just happening now. I'm replacing AC evaporator, condenser and receiver/dryer due to corrosion. Until now, all I've done to it is replace tires at about 70K intervals, and brake pads at about the same frequency. I've never had a car that required less maintenance. Toyota replaced ball joints and O2 sensors in recalls during the early years at no cost, but this is the first real repair it's needed.

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To: robert b furman who wrote (3086)5/25/2019 4:51:30 PM
From: Fast Eddie
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Hi, long time lurker here. I had a friend that attended GMI around your era. Visited him a few times and he came to visit me at MSU because that's where the girls were. I always was jealous of the cool cars you guys were able to drive, thanks to your work/study schedule. I was sporting a '66 Bug at the time. Does the name Jim Formica ring a bell? He was engineering and worked at GM, then eventually retired from Saturn.

Eddie
PS. I've now got a '68 Vette, L88 tribute car.

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To: OldAIMGuy who wrote (3091)5/27/2019 10:48:57 AM
From: Fast Eddie
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George Harrison's song "Faster", written after his year traveling with and hanging around with the F1 guys, including Niki

youtube.com

RIP Niki, you were the Master of going faster.

NotThatFast Eddie

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To: Fast Eddie who wrote (3098)5/27/2019 11:01:41 AM
From: robert b furman
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HI Eddie,

Great car. No Jim doesn't ring a bell .

Half of the students were A section and half were B section - so we only knew half of the students.

L88's are just awesome.

Girls were in small quantity at GMI.

Good to meet you.

Bob

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To: robert b furman who wrote (3100)6/23/2019 7:23:23 PM
From: OldAIMGuy
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Hi Bob, Re: Corvette Color for 2019..............



Road America picked up three of these to use as Pace Cars for this year. They couldn't resist with the paint color being "Elkhart Lake Blue."
gmauthority.com

It's one of the nicer Blues to come on the Corvette along with Le Mans Blue (2007) and Daytona Blue (1964).

A great race today at R.A. Not much competition for 1st but the next 5 were excellent to watch. I was impressed with Scott Dixon spinning on Lap 1, dropping to dead last and then coming back to claim 5th. Nice Drive!
Tom

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To: OldAIMGuy who wrote (3101)6/24/2019 11:56:04 AM
From: robert b furman
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Hi Tom,

That is a nice blue.

I ct trees and weed wacked.

Trying to get 40 acres in a "manicured " look vs wild and over run.

The joys of a country gentleman. LOL

Bob

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From: miraje6/25/2019 9:30:13 AM
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With apologies to the Beach Boys, we'll have no more "fun, fun, fun" as California takes the dune buggy away..

hemmings.com

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From: kidl7/3/2019 12:14:39 PM
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Lee Iacocca, auto executive who saved Chrysler from bankruptcy, dies at 94

news.yahoo.com

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