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Once-in-a-Lifetime Find: 1969 Ford Mustang 428 Drag Pack Convertible Is 1 of 8

When Kirt Fryer got a chance to buy a 1971 Mustang convertible, he didn't let international travel hold him back. He packed up and hit the road for Calgary, Alberta, Canada, from his home in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The fish on the end of this line was a big one: a 1971 Drag Pack Mustang convertible, which fits Fryer's mantra that goes like this: "It's a big-block, it's a Mustang, it's a convertible, then it's pretty rare."

Of course, rarity is relative. Every 1971 Cobra Jet convertible is rare, but what is super-rare is a convertible with the Super Cobra Jet, which these days collectors refer to as Drag Pack convertibles.

The same step up from Cobra Jet to Super Cobra Jet is a huge one with the 1969-1970 428 big-block convertibles. It's just that Fryer is well known as a 1971-model enthusiast, so he was extremely disappointed when he could not make a deal on the 1971 convertible, which was a real-deal Drag Pack Mustang. Then the seller surprised him.

"We're talking and he says, 'Well, I got another Mustang convertible you might be interested in, and I'll make you a little better deal on that. '"

Read more (Includes photos): https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/classic-cars/once-in-a-lifetime-find-1969-ford-mustang-428-drag-pack-convertible-is-1-of-8/ar-BBOfzqI?ocid=spartandhp

True Holy Grail Barn Find, 1969 Drag Pack Mustang Convertible, One of 8

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Thu Oct 18, 2018, 02:55 AM (9 replies)

Hundreds Speak Against Rollback Of Clean Car Standards At Public Hearings

The US DOT and EPA recently held three days of hearings in Fresno, Dearborn, and Pittsburgh on the Trump administration’s proposal to reverse existing federal fuel efficiency and emissions standards, and members of the public had a chance to comment.

Hundreds of people, including physicians and health advocates, former EPA officials and technology entrepreneurs, environmental advocates and local officials, testified against the plan, vastly outnumbering the handful that came out in support. Even representatives of automakers and the aluminum industry opposed the effort to water down the standards.

A former EPA analyst who spent years working on emissions policy testified that the technical analysis for this proposal was the “most biased and dishonest” he had witnessed in his 40-year career at the agency.

The DOT’s own Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) concluded: “The Proposed Action [the Trump administration’s rollback proposal] and alternatives are projected to result in an increase in energy consumption, an increase in most criteria pollutant emissions…Overall US health impacts associated with air quality (mortality, asthma, bronchitis, emergency room visits, and work-loss days) are anticipated to increase across the Proposed Action.”

Read more: https://cleantechnica.com/2018/10/17/hundreds-speak-against-rollback-of-clean-car-standards-at-public-hearings/

The hazardous effects of tailpipe emissions are concerning (Image: Charged)

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Thu Oct 18, 2018, 02:11 AM (3 replies)

The Daily Show: Trump Defends Saudi Arabia Against Murder Allegations to Secure Arms Deal

Trump is deciding in plain sight whether to punish Saudi Arabia for the apparent murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and risk a $110 billion arms deal, or continue to liken the allegations against Saudi Arabia to the plight of Brett Kavanaugh.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Wed Oct 17, 2018, 11:40 PM (2 replies)

Stephen Colbert - Monologue and Opening - 10/16/18

Trump Gets Mean With Stormy, Stormy Fires Back

When Donald Trump goes low, Stormy Daniels goes, 'Hi, tiny!'

Tucker Carlson Can't Go To Restaurants Anymore

After his recent complaint about getting heckled while dining out, the Late Show introduces a new chain restaurant specifically catering to Tucker Carlson.

Melania Trump: Most Bullied Person In The World

In her first exclusive interview since her first exclusive interview, First Lady Melania Trump discusses her mission to end bullying... against her.

There's A Raccoon On The Loose In Washington!

The Late Show obtained footage of the rabid raccoon that has been wreaking havoc on the Washington, D.C. area.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Wed Oct 17, 2018, 03:56 AM (2 replies)

Stephen Colbert: Guest CNN Anchor Brooke Baldwin Describes Hurricane Michael's Eerie Aftermath

CNN anchor and 'American Woman in Politics' creator Brooke Baldwin was one of the first journalists to witness the devastation in Mexico Beach, Florida.

Brooke Baldwin: Republicans Aren't Embracing Women

'American Woman in Politics' creator Brooke Baldwin wants to dedicate the next chapter of her career to giving women voices.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Wed Oct 17, 2018, 03:48 AM (3 replies)

The Daily Show: Saudi Arabia Floats an Excuse for Jamal Khashoggi's Disappearance

Saudi Arabia tests out an excuse for journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance, Trump latches on, and Michael Kosta weighs in on the mechanics of mutually beneficial lies.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Wed Oct 17, 2018, 12:05 AM (0 replies)

Stephen Colbert - Monologue and Opening - 10/15/18

Trump's Conspiracy Theory About A Saudi Journalist's Death

There's a Donald Trump conspiracy theory for everything. Here's who he's blaming for the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Donald Trump Denied That He's A Denier

Donald Trump scored the denier's hat trick on '60 Minutes' by refuting man-made climate change, North Korean human rights violations and Russian election interference.

Donald Trump Owes Elizabeth Warren A Million Bucks

Elizabeth Warren now gets to select the charity of her choice that she'd like Donald Trump to stiff.

Stephen's Interview Of Donald Trump's '60 Minutes' Interview

Stephen sits down for a wide-ranging interview of Leslie Stahl's wide-ranging interview of Donald Trump.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Tue Oct 16, 2018, 04:02 AM (10 replies)

The Daily Show: Elizabeth Warren's DNA Test - Between the Scenes

Trump said he’d donate $1 million to charity if Elizabeth Warren took a DNA test to prove she’s part Native American… so she did.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Tue Oct 16, 2018, 12:00 AM (0 replies)

The Daily Show: "Cornerstore Caroline" Falsely Accuses a 9-Year-Old Black Boy of Sexual Assault

In this week’s edition of white people calling the cops on innocent black people: A woman has earned the nickname “Cornerstone Caroline” for accusing a 9-year-old boy of sexual assault after his backpack brushed up against her in a Brooklyn deli.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Mon Oct 15, 2018, 11:45 PM (1 replies)

The Daily Show: Trump Plays Victim & Fox News Cries "Mob"

After Brett Kavanaugh's controversial confirmation to the Supreme Court, Fox News gins up fear among their viewers by casting peaceful protests as violent, angry mobs.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Mon Oct 15, 2018, 11:35 PM (0 replies)
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