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We had scanners to keep track of the police. Thankfully helicopters were not as ubiquitous then as they are now.


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*picturing you lot as extras in 'American Graffiti'.

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wouldn't be far from it - more like Dazed n Confused Shades LOL



the 70's...

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Cool.
That wuz my last day at school too.
'Til I went to college of course.
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I didn't imagine you'd have Cricket bats over there that long ago though.
You colonials might not be as backward as we first thought.


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- HF_SlowHand
wouldn't be far from it - more like Dazed n Confused Shades LOL



the 70's...


Dazed and Confused in high school in the mid-'70's was nothing like my experience of it....being a 24 Y.O. freshly minted combat veteran with a desire to study being unleashed on the coed population who were more used to dealing with 20 year old males who mainly focused on binge-drinking beer and trying to impress the girls. Trust me, 3-4 years doesn't sound like much, but a 24 year old veteran seriously back is school is a whole order of threat magnitude above the beer-swigging, newly away from home 19 year old when it comes to competing for the attentions of the coed part of the class structure.


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Lucky sob!

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I didn't imagine you'd have Cricket bats over there that long ago though. You colonials might not be as backward as we first thought.


Well, now - that is how a Yank uses the Cricket bat but we learned from you all..


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LOL!
Who'd have thought House would evolve from that.

In Paris just now.
Just had a Fillet Mignon in my hotel restaurant and toasted y'all over it with a Bud'.
25°C tomorrow, apparently.
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Because I know you're dying to know the rest of the story (and because I've never scanned these pics before)...here's how the run with our C Gas Dragster did against a top class Gasser body....

\"Sneaky\"%20Pete%20Robinson's%20SOHC%20Ford%20car.%20With%20Kalitta,%20he%20was%20one%20of%20the%20two%20top%20Ford%20racers.%20I%20don't%20recall%20if%20this%20was%20one%20of%20the%20\"jack\"%20cars%20or%20not.%20With%20this%20meet%20(this%20is%20the%20same%20race%20at%20Bristol,%20Sept.%2070%20as%20the%20Garlits%20and%20C%20Gas%20car%20pics),%20he%20secured%20the%20AHRA%20All-American%20at%20Bristol. Pete%20was%20killed%20in%20a%20nasty%20crash%20with%20the%20guardrail%20at%20Pomona%20the%20next%20year. In%20the%20modern%20day%20of%20luxo%20transporters%20that%20are%20full-bore%20luxury%20coaches%20with%20tents%20out%20the%20side,%20even%20the%20top%20teams%20back%20then%20showed%20up%20with%20ratty%20pickups%20and%20flatbed%20trailers%20for%20their%20cars. I'm%20not%20sure,%20but%20I%20think%20this%20was%20Chris%20\"The%20Greek\"%20Karamesines%20dragster,%20also%20at%20Bristol.

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