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(Fox News) – A replica of the Wagon Queen Family Truckster from the classic
1985 comedy film “
Vacation was auctioned this past weekend for $100,100.

The wood-paneled green machine crossed the block at the Barrett-Jackson

It’s based on a 1981 Ford LTD rather than a 1979 Country Squire, like the
movie car was, but is an otherwise convincing recreation that includes
Wagon Queen badging and offensive graffiti on the rear fender.

The price paid was pretty remarkable, considering a car purported to be one
of the five that were built for the film received a high bid of just $35,000 at a

2013 Mecum Auctions event
. That car’s authenticity was not confirmed, but
one that was definitely used in the making of the movie is on display at the
Historic Auto Attractions museum in Roscoe, Ill., which might make for a
good destination for the owner of the Barrett-Jackson car.

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt (January 30, 1882 – April 12, 1945)

Often referred to by his initials FDR, Roosevelt was a political leader who
served as the 32nd
president of the United States from 1933 until his death
in 1945. A
Democrat, he won a record four presidential elections and became
a central figure in world events during the first half of the 20th century.

Franklin Roosevelt directed the federal government during most of the Great
, implementing his New Deal domestic agenda in response to the
worst economic crisis in U.S. history.

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Harry S. Truman (left) and Franklin D. Roosevelt.

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President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicates Timberline 
Lodge at Mt. Hood in Oregon on Sept. 28, 1937.
(The Oregonian)

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Mike Joy (left), Darrell Waltrip and Jeff Gordon.

(Fox News) – Fox Sports NASCAR analyst Darrell Waltrip has announced that
he will retire at the end of the network’s broadcast season.

Waltrip was a member of the Fox Sports NASCAR team when it first went on
the air in 2001, when he helped call the
Daytona 500 that was won by his
brother Michael, but is mostly remembered for the last-lap accident that
took the life of Dale Earnhardt.

Fox Sports CEO & executive producer Eric Shanks said “Darrell has been
the heart and soul of the Fox NASCAR booth since day one, so it’s incredibly bittersweet to know this is his final season.”

Waltrip, a 3-time series champion, said he has been talking about the decision
with his family for several months.

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Darrell Waltrip (far right) with #17 Tide Chevrolet Monte Carlo & Race Team along with transporter.

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Doris Day (Doris Mary Ann Kappelhof)

Popular singer and retired romantic comedy film actress Doris Day received
an Academy Award for her performance in the 1959 movie “Pillow Talk” with
Rock Hudson. She fibbed about her age so she could sing professionally
with big bands. In 1989 Doris Day was given the
Cecil B. DeMille Award for
lifetime achievement in motion pictures. In 2004, she was awarded the
Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush for her work
on behalf of animal welfare.
Since her retirement from films, Doris Day has
lived in
Carmel-by-the-Sea, California where she has many pets and adopts
stray animals.

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Radio Station KFI-AM Original Transmitter

KFI is an AM radio station in Los Angeles, California, owned and operated by iHeartMedia. It received its license to operate on March 31, 1922 and began operating on April 16, 1922, and after a succession of power increases,
became one of the United States’ first high-powered,
clear-channel stations
operating today with 50,000 watts and airs a talk radio format with news

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The first KFI studio in 1922 located in Earle C. Anthony’s Packard dealership at Tenth and Hope in Los Angeles.

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KFI Radio 640 transmitter and tower on Trojan Way in La Mirada

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