Abandonflip wrote:MuZak wrote:Tartan? you mean that plaid skirt thingy???No, that's a kilt. Tartan is the cloth kilts
are made from.
Like I said.. a plaid skirtPlus-fours? WTF is that????You might refer to them as 'golf knickers'
Hmm... well I never was much for golf...
I did think knickers were entiely another
thing, however..and perhaps this website will help:http://www.pazzogolf.com/
^^^good lord... ^^^There's certainly some "effetery" going on there.
I might choose another word in the case of that
website... dimentia might be an appropriate choice.Remember, in the 1960's cars like Aston Martin's were not considered 'sportscars' - these were lesser contraptions like MG's and Austin-Healey's. The Aston was a "gentleman's sporting carriage" and very much the preserve of the wealthy landed gentry, who were unlikely to wear jeans.
Lets face it, Aston Martins are a very special thing.
I think most know that.
Photos don't really "tell the tale" ....gotta see em
in the flesh to fully appreciate.
Most of us don't dare to even dream of getting a
ride in, much less a chance to drive one.
MGs and the like, did eventually get a bad name
(here in U.S. I mean) due to associations,
however rightly or wrongly, with things
related to the above mentioned website.
That, and the fact that fathers came to hate them,
Because their daughters liked the guyz who drove
Here, the wealthy landed gentry wore
precicely that... jeans and decrepit boat shoes
and the like, specifically to distance themselves
from their british counterparts... in some cases
their cousins .....because they desperately wanted
to NOT be regarded by everyone else, in the
way the British gentry was regarded here.
They were seen as rediculous and worse.
Have another look at that website.
De classe was the fashion back then.
I was laughing my butt off reading that
back and forth re: cars...
My comments were meant to point out the
classic stereotypes in an ironic sort of way.
Now, about that futuristic
The one that essentially answered my thread
How `bout some of the scholarly knowledge
demonstrated in the car thread...
No one has mentioned if they worked well!
No doubt they had a major cool-factor, but how
did they preform??
Were they outa-site expensive for the time,
or were they attainable.... by those of us who can
only admire from affar, things like Aston Martins?