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Found these two black & white photos on line. This looks exactly like the small Yamaha Shop where I bought my very first motorcycle. A brand new 1971 Yamaha JT1 Mini Enduro, same as the add/poster on the shop wall. That day is so etched in my mind that I can actually remember the smell in the air of that shop full of brand new bikes. I am currently refurbishing two of those JT1s right now. I own and ride a 1970 CT175 like the ones lined up in this shop. Tell me that day didn't leave a lasting impression....
 

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Thought I'd add a couple of my "Ancient History" pics, that I found when cleaning out my Mom's house, after she passed away. Didn't know they even existed. First pic is of me, my two brothers, and longtime friend, on the way to school (my senior year, 1966). Second pic (you've already seen in an earlier post), is me, on my way to Sub School, New London (Aug. '67). Hard to believe this was 52 yrs. ago
 

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Thought I'd add a couple of my "Ancient History" pics, that I found when cleaning out my Mom's house, after she passed away. Didn't know they even existed. First pic is of me, my two brothers, and longtime friend, on the way to school (my senior year, 1966). Second pic (you've already seen in an earlier post), is me, on my way to Sub School, New London (Aug. '67). Hard to believe this was 52 yrs. ago
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Is that a Rambler station wagon in the background?
We had a white one and later a light brown Chevy II.

Here are some old pictures of mine from 67' - 72'. :grin2:
 

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Yep, a Rambler wagon (my Mom's). The beast of burden and test vehicle for three fledgling new drivers ( me and my brothers ). My father had a 4dr. Rambler sedan, which was sacred to him, so we seldom had a chance to drive it. Imagine... a 2 Rambler family... U.G.H.H.H.:eek:
 

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Ramblers and Scramblers

Yep, a Rambler wagon (my Mom's). The beast of burden and test vehicle for three fledgling new drivers ( me and my brothers ). My father had a 4dr. Rambler sedan, which was sacred to him, so we seldom had a chance to drive it. Imagine... a 2 Rambler family... U.G.H.H.H.:eek:
Ok, this is weird. I too grew up being carted around in a early 60s white Rambler station wagon. I clearly remember the radio didn't work, but it made loud static noise with a frequency that matched the engine RPMs. So I would crank it up and tell my dad to floor it!

Do you think there is some tie between Ramblers and Scramblers?
 
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Lee do you recall what the car was on the left side? It looks like it would've been newer than the 66 date referenced on the photo. It looks like a Chrysler product. There are no body lines on the door panel, but the crank open vent window makes me think of the 68 Plymouth Satellite that my parents bought as their first brand new car.
 

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Lee do you recall what the car was on the left side? It looks like it would've been newer than the 66 date referenced on the photo. It looks like a Chrysler product. There are no body lines on the door panel, but the crank open vent window makes me think of the 68 Plymouth Satellite that my parents bought as their first brand new car.
I'm guessing 66' Malibu, but I was only 1 at the time. LOL
 

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Lee do you recall what the car was on the left side? It looks like it would've been newer than the 66 date referenced on the photo. It looks like a Chrysler product. There are no body lines on the door panel, but the crank open vent window makes me think of the 68 Plymouth Satellite that my parents bought as their first brand new car.
I was thinking that very same thing, Schu, a Chrysler product.
 

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