Archive for May 20th, 2014

BUY A SPECIAL CAR FOR A SPECIAL DAY

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(FoxNews) – An ultra-rare 1971 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda Convertible is set to cross the
block at the Mecum Auctions event in Seattle on Saturday, June 14th, just in time for pop’s special day that Sunday.

One of only two built for the U.S. that year with a 4-speed manual transmission and Mopar’s legendary 426/425 hp V8 engine, the immaculately restored drop-top has
a numbers-matching motor and nearly all of its original bodywork intact.

The car also features a Shaker hood, Dana 60 rear end with 4.10 Super Track Pak,
26-inch radiator, power brakes and a backstory almost as colorful as its Bright Blue 
paint.

According to Mecum, it was purchased new by a “famous cartoonist” who later sold
it to someone in Oregon. Some years later, however, it was confiscated in a drug
bust and ended up at a police auction in 1999, where it went for a then record 
price of $410,000.

 

 

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TODAY IN HISTORY ~

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Camille Bohannon

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May 20, 1927

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHER, 68 TODAY

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Cher (Cherilyn Sarkisian)

Cher is known as the Goddess of Pop and has sold over 100 million records 
records and won Billboard’s Artist of the Year Award in 2002.She gained fame
as a member of the duo Sonny and Cher with Sonny Bono. A 2005 solo career
tour consisted of 325 stops and grossed over $200 million.

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Sonny and Cher

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ARTIST’S FIRST COVER ON THIS DAY IN 1916

ROCKWELL'S FIRST COVER

At  the age of twenty-two, artist Norman Rockwell’s first cover painting appeared on
”The Saturday Evening Post”. His last painting for the Post was published in 1963, marking the end of a publishing relationship that had included 321 cover paintings.

 

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Norman Perceval Rockwell


(February 3, 1894 – November 8, 1978)

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