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    Quote Originally Posted by GTeglman View Post
    Jarell,

    I'll welcome you should you ever decide to pay Denmark a visit, and since you agree with me there will be no fist fighting, but only beers and driving on twisty b-roads (maybe not in that order, though), and we can go on tracks where you do not only turn left

    Cheers
    I'll get there one day Anders. I was there once when Dad was in the Army. We were based out of Frankfort Germany. I was there when the "Wall" went up. Dad is the reason for all this. We bought home, (Stateside) an Opel Kadette. That car carried us all over Europe. That started me down this long road, until I ended up with My Gt. Jarrell
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    Quote Originally Posted by soybean View Post
    I'll get there one day Anders. I was there once when Dad was in the Army. We were based out of Frankfort Germany. I was there when the "Wall" went up. Dad is the reason for all this. We bought home, (Stateside) an Opel Kadette. That car carried us all over Europe. That started me down this long road, until I ended up with My Gt. Jarrell
    Jarell old chap, you are welcome any time. If you where in Frankfurt, Germany when the Berlin wall was build (1961), and even have a clear memory of that horrible event, I guess you are slightly more vintage than my 54 years.

    We have twisty B-roads in DK that will make any American faint in disbelieve...- roads where the GT just comes alive and where you have the biggest smile on your face because it's just massive fun. I guess that Highway 46 in North Dakota must be the most dreary place to drive a GT, even flat out

    I lived in Chicago in 2000 for a short period. We drove from Chicago to Lake Louise (CA) to go skiing, and visit family, who at that time lived in Calgary. It was one of the best road trips ever.

    Cheers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dmcbrass View Post
    Covington
    Okay.. with the small colonial style building in the 3rd pix, no sign of a mountain, and the tall pines, I wold have guessed Williamsburg.

    BTW, those tags were sticker-validated up to 1984.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vehicl...es_of_Virginia
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    Quote Originally Posted by GTeglman View Post
    Jarell old chap, you are welcome any time. If you where in Frankfurt, Germany when the Berlin wall was build (1961), and even have a clear memory of that horrible event, I guess you are slightly more vintage than my 54 years.

    We have twisty B-roads in DK that will make any American faint in disbelieve...- roads where the GT just comes alive and where you have the biggest smile on your face because it's just massive fun. I guess that Highway 46 in North Dakota must be the most dreary place to drive a GT, even flat out

    I lived in Chicago in 2000 for a short period. We drove from Chicago to Lake Louise (CA) to go skiing, and visit family, who at that time lived in Calgary. It was one of the best road trips ever.

    Cheers.
    Anders, We, (Mom and Dad), rented from a German Family. The Schaffers. We lived upstairs in a small apartment. I'm 64 soon to be 65.
    That night, (The Wall went up), Herr Schaffer and my father were drinking a beer, when the Air Raid siren went off. Herr Schaffers face turned white, He headed for the basement, as he was in Dresden when we Firebombed it. A 2 person M.P unit, picked Dad up that night and he went on base. They came and got my Mother and myself the next day. We went on base, and I was given a set of Dog Tags to wear, stating that I was an American citizen. I have those tags still.
    I was given another set years later. After a week on base, Mom and I were sent home to the States where we resided from then on. Take care, Jarrell
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    Omg ii!

    just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water. OMG II!
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    It does look different, but not for an Opel My first car I learned to drive was a 1959 Chevrolet Bel Air 4-door. Rather than tails, we called them wings. This car was huge with a lot of glass Very large trunk. It was a three speed on the column or tree as referred to back in the day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rrossjr View Post
    Hopefully those Dagmars
    really light up.
    Must I ask my wife
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    Quote Originally Posted by okieopel View Post
    just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water. OMG II!
    https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2014/1...kanzler-coupe/
    That is what you get after 4 bottles of Absinthe.

    In the original ad for the Kanzler Coupe the text :"For the bold individualist..- who demands the best" Should have been "For the tasteless peasant..- who think he is royal"

    It's even more scary, because they meant business. Sweeeeet child of Mary, I'm glad the success was limited.
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    Quote Originally Posted by soybean View Post
    Anders, We, (Mom and Dad), rented from a German Family. The Schaffers. We lived upstairs in a small apartment. I'm 64 soon to be 65.
    That night, (The Wall went up), Herr Schaffer and my father were drinking a beer, when the Air Raid siren went off. Herr Schaffers face turned white, He headed for the basement, as he was in Dresden when we Firebombed it. A 2 person M.P unit, picked Dad up that night and he went on base. They came and got my Mother and myself the next day. We went on base, and I was given a set of Dog Tags to wear, stating that I was an American citizen. I have those tags still.
    I was given another set years later. After a week on base, Mom and I were sent home to the States where we resided from then on. Take care, Jarrell
    Jarrell, I too, was posted near Frankfurt during those troubling times. Was in a HAWK unit at Hanau and we all thought that the balloon was going up at that time. Every field soldier in Germany suddenly got new M-14 rifles during that time, and they were hauling trainloads of new M-60 tanks into our base from the states every week. However, it all quieted down into a stalemate over a period of months. Interesting times!
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    Quote Originally Posted by soybean View Post
    Wow!! A small world indeed. My son used to play in a band "NexFaze" out of the Danville area. We used to go to Covington, to play the Outdoor Pavillion, for the Steel Workers and their Annual Festivities. The lead singer was from Covington. His name was Jeff Craft. He had a lot of kin people still there in Covington. A very pretty place it is too. Take care, Jarrell
    I had a brass ensemble that played in that pavilion a couple of times. There are a lot of “Crafts” in the area. I didn’t Know Jeff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Manta Rallier View Post
    Okay.. with the small colonial style building in the 3rd pix, no sign of a mountain, and the tall pines, I wold have guessed Williamsburg.

    BTW, those tags were sticker-validated up to 1984.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vehicl...es_of_Virginia
    Not sure what you mean by sticker validated up to 1984, but Virginia was still updating their plates annually with a sticker when I left in 2007. As for the color, they probably only used a few different colors which would mean that green was used in many years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dmcbrass View Post
    Not sure what you mean by sticker validated up to 1984, but Virginia was still updating their plates annually with a sticker when I left in 2007. As for the color, they probably only used a few different colors which would mean that green was used in many years.
    Sticker-validated means that sticker's are used to keep the plates current year after year (as opposed to getting brand new plates each year). By 1984, you HAD to turn in this old plate series and get new physical plates of a later series, as they would no longer give you new stickers for this older plate series.

    And stickers are still used here... I have plates on one still-on-the-road truck from 2003 that have a >1/8" thick layer of stickers in each upper corner LOL

    So, if I may ask, did you work at Westvaco, or up around Hot Springs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Manta Rallier View Post
    Sticker-validated means that sticker's are used to keep the plates current year after year (as opposed to getting brand new plates each year). By 1984, you HAD to turn in this old plate series and get new physical plates of a later series, as they would no longer give you new stickers for this older plate series.

    And stickers are still used here... I have plates on one still-on-the-road truck from 2003 that have a >1/8" thick layer of stickers in each upper corner LOL

    So, if I may ask, did you work at Westvaco, or up around Hot Springs?
    Westvaco

    Went across Afton mountain on I 64 hundreds of times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dpre View Post
    It does look different, but not for an Opel My first car I learned to drive was a 1959 Chevrolet Bel Air 4-door. Rather than tails, we called them wings. This car was huge with a lot of glass Very large trunk. It was a three speed on the column or tree as referred to back in the day.
    Very nice, and what's a trunk? Never heard of one. Not on a Gt. On a Manta, Yeah man, it has a trunk, and room for 4 too. Jarrell
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dmcbrass View Post
    Westvaco

    Went across Afton mountain on I 64 hundreds of times.
    Yeah, and came out at the Steel Plant? Going across the river, Plant is on right, a little further, road to Pavillion is on the left. Beautiful Country, heck of a rainstorms though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dmcbrass View Post
    Westvaco

    Went across Afton mountain on I 64 hundreds of times.
    I'll assign you the credit for getting rid of most of the smell LOL. In a strong NW winter wind, it used to get over the mountains all the way to Salem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Manta Rallier View Post
    I'll assign you the credit for getting rid of most of the smell LOL. In a strong NW winter wind, it used to get over the mountains all the way to Salem.
    That’s the smell of money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpringGT View Post
    Jarrell, I too, was posted near Frankfurt during those troubling times. Was in a HAWK unit at Hanau and we all thought that the balloon was going up at that time. Every field soldier in Germany suddenly got new M-14 rifles during that time, and they were hauling trainloads of new M-60 tanks into our base from the states every week. However, it all quieted down into a stalemate over a period of months. Interesting times!
    Interesting times indeed. I wasn't old enough at the time to understand what was going on around me.
    In later life,I realized what had happened. Mom and Dad passed away in 89 and the Wall came down in 91. I wish they had been here to see it. Dad would have been happy. He would tell me a little about his "Visit" to the wall in later years. He went to see the wall with my "Uncle Frank" Lillyman."Uncle Frank" turned out to have something to do with an "Agency",what I do not know, and was never told. "Uncle Frank" and Dad were friends back when Dad came to Italy. That was sometime during WW2, Dad told me about Anzio, and Monte Casino. What Dad was doing, there? I was always told he was regular Army and have no reason to doubt it. I digress, but anyway they went to see the wall. Dad said they climbed into an Observation Tower, and looked both ways out into a scene of desolation. All the buildings were gone and a strip of land was there with a high Barbed Wire Fence and an Observation Tower on the other side. Dad said they got the binoculars out, and looked at them and they were looking at Him. Wow.
    Yeah, i have been places, seen things, never realizing that at times, I was seeing History being made.
    I later had the opportunity to visit another place and "See the world, how to make friends." The rest doesn't need to be said. I'm sure you understand what I'm saying. Anyhow, take care and we'll see you, Jarrell
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    I never thought I would see the Berlin Wall come down in my lifetime.... one of the most important events of my life. I've never been there and likely never will but it was an important move towards human liberty. I think it ought to be celebrated worldwide every year.

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    Those fins look too small to have come off a 59 Cadillac?
    Perhaps they were chopped down to make this eldorad-opel?
    Not exactly my style, but it looks pretty well done. Hopefully those Dagmars
    really light up.

    I asked my wife today if she knew about that car.
    But Dagmar have no idears for it.

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