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  • fomoco59
    Super-Experienced
    • Jun 10 2005
    • 729

    Where we live

    How about a thread showing our car in the area we live ? You know, something that displays the scenery in the immediate area.... whether it's the city, flatlands, mountains, etc.
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    Mike Lemmon
    '59 Raven Black Hardtop

    http://www.tbirdregistry.com/viewdat...tryNumber=2461
  • Petrolhead
    Experienced
    • Jul 2 2007
    • 403

    #2
    Good idea Mike, being down here in New Zealand it'd be great to see where fellow American, Canadian, Swedish, Aussie, Dutch and other nationality T-birders live.

    I'll get the ball rolling. Here's my '62 at Sunkist Bay, Beachlands, Auckland, New Zealand. We're on a small peninsula about 40 minutes drive from Auckland City, and 20 minutes drive to my work at Manukau City.
    I've lived in Beachlands since I was 14 (now 46), and had the same house since I was 18 (not big on change). when I first moved to Beachlands it was a tiny community, no footpaths, and 80 percent small holiday homes (we call them 'baches', might be your equivalent of cabins?)
    Today it's growing into one of the more desirable (snobby) coastal areas to live in Auckland, is becoming overpopulated (around 3000 people now) and Auckland's urban sprawl has gobbled up the countryside to within ten minutes of home.
    Today house prices range from entry-level two-bedroom cottages at NZD $480,000 (US$330,000) through to one million plus. The average house sale price last month was NZ$479,000.
    The beaches are still lovely and under-utilised which is great. I often take my kids fishing of the wharf shown in the photo, and there's small boat ramp where we put in a 14ft powerboat and head out for a fish.
    The harbour is called Hauraki Gulf, and the Island you see behind the wharf is Waiheke.
    In the other pic, the volcano Rangitoto is extinct(fortunately)
    We have quite a few 'petrol heads' in the area, mostly with American cars, and every second year the local engineering shop hosts a classics day that attracts 30 or so cars.
    These pics were taken a year ago, the week my Tbird arrived from san Diego.
    New Zealand's clean, green and a great place to live, all it needs is more old American cars, more car events through the winter months, and at least one medal at the Olympics (:
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    • Petrolhead
      Experienced
      • Jul 2 2007
      • 403

      #3
      Oh, show-off time - did I mention the fishing?

      We don't often catch much, but this is a 10lb snapper my youngest son caught last summer, just 100 metres off the coast where we live. A fine eating fish.

      Sorry, a bit off topic, but a proud dad!
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      • Guest

        #4
        Looks great. and the car to!

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        • Guest

          #5
          Seattle Washington

          The great Northwest,
          Mid 30's F in the winter and low 80's F summer.
          Mild seasons but does rain alot,but keep it green.
          I was born here and probably will spend the rest of my time here.
          when I was a boy the tallest building was the Smith tower (tallest west of the Mississippi at the time).Now a needle in the haystack.
          Thats the famous Space Needle with a revolving restaurant (terrible food nice atmosphere) in the background home of the 62 Worlds Fair.Puget Sound in the foreground where I cruise in my Searay and catch the world best Salmon and Dungeness crab.
          Pop. approx. 1.8m
          Home of Boeing, Microsoft,The Seahawks (football) Mariners (baseball) , El Guapo and Chiquita.

          Last edited by Guest; August 14, 2008, 05:39 PM.

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          • Guest

            #6
            Mike
            Great I am going to a show this weekend that will be a Westport Ky on the Ohio river the town has a pop of at least 287. There will be a parade to start the day off and there will most likely be as many farm tracoter as cars in it there will also be a river boat that will take tours up the river many different booths will try to get a good picture.

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            • Petrolhead
              Experienced
              • Jul 2 2007
              • 403

              #7
              Originally posted by El Guapo
              I was born here and probably will spend the rest of my time here.

              Hi EG
              Do you live close to the city centre? Cool photo, lI ike the contrast of greenery on one side, and the city next to the water on the other.
              what's that structure on the edge of the water, at the far left of the photo? The port?
              Your comment about the restaurant... I heard there's going to be a restaurant on the Moon; the food's good, but there's no atmosphere!

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              • Anders
                Super-Experienced
                • Jan 19 2008
                • 2213

                #8
                Showed here is Ruth on the mainland of Gothenburg ( Göteborg ), just under The "Älvsborgsbron" bridge ( ), that take me to the island of Hisingen ( Right side on city-pic ) every morning, while going to work. When I was a kid, Gothenburg was one of the biggest shipyards in the world. Not much left of that, so all cranes is replaced by expensive sea-side appartments....
                At Volvo, where I work, we have people from all places on earth. People from a lot of different European countries, Aussies, Yanks, Mexicans, Chineese and more. I was born here, so I´m one og the few who never needed to move here
                Gothenburg is located on the west coast of Sweden. Home of Volvo, SKF, Frölunda Indians & GAIS. Most famous person from Gothenburg is Ingemar Johansson, World heavy weight champion 1959. He had a Squarebird ! Gothenburg is 2:nd biggest city in Sweden with a population of approx. 900.000 people.

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                Last edited by Anders; August 14, 2008, 06:42 PM.
                sigpic..."Lil darling Ruth":)
                http://www.tbirdregistry.com/#33158

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                • Petrolhead
                  Experienced
                  • Jul 2 2007
                  • 403

                  #9
                  Hi Anders
                  You're fortunate to live in such a beautiful place.
                  I visited Sweden very briefly probably 15 or so years ago. I was working for a New Zealand automotive magazine and was lucky to be invited to the launch of the new Saab 900 (sorry, competing brand I know!). We flew 11 hours to LA, then on to Copenhagen where we had half a day and the night. We then flew the short flight to Sweden, met with Saab and drove hundreds of miles through stunning countryside. We went to Trolhatten (can't spell), looked through the engine plant, then that night we had dinner alongside a river in (could have been the one in your photo), just as a whole lot of hot air balloons drifted over the city. It was incredibly beautiful. The next day was back to Copenhagen, on to LA, then home (about 22 hours if I remember correctly).
                  Do you take Ruth to work much? Bet she creates a lot of interest.
                  Last edited by Petrolhead; August 14, 2008, 09:11 PM.

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                  • dgs
                    Super-Experienced
                    • Feb 13 2003
                    • 962

                    #10
                    This is at a church near my home in Columbus OH. I need to get it downtown and get some pics there, but it doesn't look much different than any other mid size city. Maybe take it to OSU in front of the horseshoe ...

                    DGS (aka salguod)
                    1960 Convertible - Raven Black, Red leather
                    www.salguod.net

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                    • scumdog
                      Super-Experienced

                      • May 12 2006
                      • 1528

                      #11
                      I live in the same country as Petrolhead - only about a 1,000 mile drive s to the south!

                      The plus: Better scenery, fewer people, better roads to cruise on, more open space.

                      The minus: That's it, minus - the temperatures are always colder!!

                      Great for ski fans, the scenery is spectacular too.
                      A Thunderbirder from the Land of the Long White Cloud.

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                      • Anders
                        Super-Experienced
                        • Jan 19 2008
                        • 2213

                        #12
                        Originally posted by Petrolhead
                        Hi Anders
                        You're fortunate to live in such a beautiful place.
                        I visited Sweden very briefly probably 15 or so years ago. I was working for a New Zealand automotive magazine and was lucky to be invited to the launch of the new Saab 900 (sorry, competing brand I know!). We flew 11 hours to LA, then on to Copenhagen where we had half a day and the night. We then flew the short flight to Sweden, met with Saab and drove hundreds of miles through stunning countryside. We went to Trolhatten (can't spell), looked through the engine plant, then that night we had dinner alongside a river in (could have been the one in your photo), just as a whole lot of hot air balloons drifted over the city. It was incredibly beautiful. The next day was back to Copenhagen, on to LA, then home (about 22 hours if I remember correctly).
                        Do you take Ruth to work much? Bet she creates a lot of interest.
                        From Coopenhagen, you landed here in Gothenburg ( Landvetter Airport ), and Trollhättan is 1 hours drive into the country. The river starts here and goes up to the biggest lake we have in Sweden ( Vänern ), passing Trollhättan on it´s way up.
                        Welcome back anytime

                        Funny with our Aussie and New Zealand friends ( I was always a HUGHE Denny Hulme fan, and most probably the only Swede who was happy to see him overtake our own Ronnie Peterson for the´win at the Swedish Grand Prix 1973...), as they describe the waether, as they have winter when we have summer, and colder is south when here, it´s north
                        Last edited by Anders; August 15, 2008, 05:16 AM.
                        sigpic..."Lil darling Ruth":)
                        http://www.tbirdregistry.com/#33158

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                        • fomoco59
                          Super-Experienced
                          • Jun 10 2005
                          • 729

                          #13
                          Very interesting stories and pics !

                          I live in a small town in the Southern Tier of NY, near the PA border. It's part of the "Triple Cities", one being Endicott, which is the birthplace of IBM. Founder TJ Watson lived here. The town grew around the downtown factory since the 1920's (pictured). My dad and I both retired from IBM. I was born in Endicott, but now live across the river in Vestal, close to the bridge pictured. It's a beautiful area, still primarily a manufacturing area, home to Binghamton University, hockey and baseball farm teams. Once, the shoe mfg capital (Endicott-Johnson Shoes) it is the Carousel Capital of the world (six functioning locally). Also the birthplace of Dick's Sporting Goods. The Dick's Senior Golf Open is held here. IBM sold it's home factory in 2002 and I went back to work for the new investors, Endicott Interconnect (a two mile drive).

                          Lots of hills and valleys to test out those drum brakes!! Cruise-ins every weekend draw literally hundreds of local cars (too many Chevy's). It's a short season tho...long, cold winters.
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                          Mike Lemmon
                          '59 Raven Black Hardtop

                          http://www.tbirdregistry.com/viewdat...tryNumber=2461

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                          • Penelope
                            Super-Experienced
                            • Mar 4 2008
                            • 670

                            #14
                            Fantastic stories and great pics. I cant take a photo of Penelope here in my hometown cause she lives 2500km's south...but next trip down I wil take a pic of her by the river close to our house down there.

                            Anders, me beimg a BMW man,I was impressed by Denny Hulme also, and how about the way he died in the middle of race - didnt even scratch the car, just parked it slowly by the wall - what a man, what a gentleman.

                            Bill
                            sigpicBill
                            Thunderbird Registry 21903 & 33405

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                            • Guest

                              #15
                              Hay DGS
                              Do you go to the Punkin Run car show at Clermount Co. Fair grounds that is put on by Fastuque Rod&Custom Car Club.Oct. 3-4-5. We go on Sunday last year there 50/50 was about $24,000.00 for Sunday only , there was some where 1200 cars on Sunday.For the last 3 yrs we have come up from LaGrange Ky.

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