Per previous posts, you know I am a talk radio nerd. Yes, we even traveled almost 2 hours to watch Glenn Beck (see the June 11, 2007 post). Well, Sunday Rett and I were on our way to Meijer and I, of course, had on talk radio. It was Motor Trend Weekly.
They were asking the question, "In 1999, what was voted the car of the millennium?" I knew it was one of two vehicles, the VW Bug or Model T. They gave an 1-800 number so Rett dialed fit or me. As I pulled into the Meijer parking lot, they answered, asked my first name and put me on hold. My ear to the phone and Rett's to the speaker in the Jeep, we listened.
The radio host said "And we have Tony, where are you from?"
I said "Richmond, Indiana."
He said, "Ah, the heartland." He then asked, "What was voted the car of the century in 1999?"
I said "The VW Beetle."
I was wrong. He said, "Oh sorry" and then there was an buzzer.
My brush with national stardom was over. I know this was a national show because the rest of the callers (I was the 2nd one by the way) were from all over the USA. The answer was the Model T by the way.
Speaking of Model T's, they only came in black. I have a black car, my 1969 Nova, pictured below (any excuse to post a picture, especially of a car).
Many of you may remember this Ride. It is my first car and I have had it since I was about 14.
Anyway, I hope everyone is having a good week. I am unwinding this evening after a long day which ended with a city council meeting, nothing too eventful. You can catch the re-run of my stellar performance at the meeting on WCTV Channel 11 if you are really bored. :)
Ok, I have bored you all to death and you will probably never read our blog again since I ramble about totally meaningless stuff....
Have a good week.