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Safe Find | California Car Wash Safe Revisited

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I was recently back in the Bay Area and once again found myself at Lozano’s Car Wash in Mountain View, which has a classic Americana design that resonates throughout California.   Here is where I first stumbled upon an antique safe and decided to create the “Safe” category for The|Coinologist.  This safe was manufactured by the Cary Safe Company of Buffalo, NY.  I would say it is no worse for ware, though the fun dog magnet has seem run off.  Check out other Coinologist “Safes” posts here.

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

January 26, 2012 at 7:26 am

1980 Mercury Capri RS

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Most people have a love affair with their first car, and I am no exception.  Looking through the classified ads day after day, waiting for the day I was able to take my drivers test, which I did pass the first time!  After looking at MGB’s, Fiat X19’s, and Triumph TR6’s all cars which would have been cool to drive, but a nightmare mechanically, and no fun in the Ohio winters.  I found a 1980 Mercury Capri RS in The News Herald, one test drive and everything came together.  So coming across this TV ad for my first car, was a good find, and gets a “Cool Stuff” stamp.  Keep in mind this car was five years old when I bought it and I certainly couldn’t have pulled off the leisure suit as well.  My car was black with neon green accents and badges, pictured below.

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

April 28, 2011 at 4:28 am

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BMW ART CARS

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The BMW ART CARS have always been a fascination of mine.  I can remember seeing them as a young lad and wondering what had someone done to these cars.  Now that I am older and wiser I can see the beauty, the history, and the statement these cars make.  Seventeen cars in total, the vision a French race car driver had in 1975 would become an iconic run of masterpieces.  BMWdrives is a great site to visit and view all the ART CARS, and to find out anything and everything there is to know about BMW.

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

February 18, 2011 at 2:18 am

ICON-Handmade in Los Angeles

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I found the next addition to my dream garage.  The ICON CJ3B is based upon the flat fender Willys Jeep.  These vehicles are handmade in Los Angeles, and have all the brute and brawn you would need for any off-road excursion.  They offer a variety of different models for your personal “get out of the city” experience.  Take a look at the brochure and pick yours out today!

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

December 22, 2010 at 8:08 am

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