Wednesday, October 13, 2010

General Patronage

A lot of people in my part of the woods, say it was fun to grow up in the 70’s and early 80’s. Maybe because life and expectations were simpler then: thus most were so easily pleased. At that time, pleasures can be derived out of simpler consumer goods and visual entertainment. Back then, the television was tops in home leisure. I guess by now it would be the PC/laptop/netbook/ipad or whatever one would call it; with Facebook, YouTube…and blogging constituting the shift to infotainment. But then again, that would be another story…. so back to the simpler days!

For most of us (youngster then) gear-heads, the TV was a source too of simplistic enjoyment of car-related shows. Of this genre, the Dukes of Hazzard was king of the hill! A fantastic mix of hot cars, palatable stars and car stunts made it an epic hit. Never mind that there was nary a ‘thick’ plot. With “General Lee”, Daisy, and a huge dose of wild driving week after week in it, were more than enough good reasons to waste away part of my youth in televiewing. My patronage was sealed forever!




11 comments:

Kin said...

Hi komenda,

Nice & great movie car.I only watch the movie once but i more attracted to Jessica Simpson.Can't take my eye off her.
I finally find out the secret behind Erwin Komenda.

Very nice collection.

Congratul...

Thanks,
Kin.

komenda said...

Hi Kin,
It's always wonderful to see a film in which one of the stars, is a car :-) Haha!!!! And of course including the fairer kind, all the more pleasing to see.
Thanks!
Erwin

Marcjan Minipassion - 1:43 said...

Hi Erwin. Good stuff You got there!

komenda said...

Happy to hear from you :-)
Appreciate it Marcjan, Thanks!

danielh said...

almost forget that car until you've posting the pictures, it's automatically brings back the memories...hehe

by the way, what's the scale and manufactur by whom?

thanks and nice photo!!!

komenda said...

It's by Johnny Lightning in 1/64ish scale ;-)
Thanks Danielh! Happy you liked the photos :-)

komenda said...

Hi Kin,
BTW you solve the riddle of my psuedonym ;-) my secret is revealed (haha). You're very smart :-)
Happy you did the research!
Cheers!
Erwin

JDMike's Diecast Site said...

ohhh now this is a surprise! :-)
great car indeed, i think i just sold mine. but i'll be keeping my old "starsky and Hutch" car, the Ford Gran Torino, another icon car from the 70's. hope to see more Erwin! :-)

komenda said...

Happy to note Mike :-) the car you've mentioned was indeed part of my fav list back then. Actually it is up to now. We can include another Ford, the Capri from the MI5 Brit TV series :-)

JDMike's Diecast Site said...

Oh yeah!! how can i forget Bodey's car, its super nice, and also the Ford Granada from the "Equalizer"

and i think i still have my Green Hornet car somewhere? hmmm?

komenda said...

Glad you've collected those film related cars :-) they surely bring back good memories. I like that Green Hornet cars. By the looks of it Mike, we started being gearheads much early in our youth ;-)