Friday, August 16, 2013

Concours de Flop

Well, as you well know, this weekend is the Pebble Beach Concours.

The "Buzz" on the street is the Castle 601. If you don't know what that means, google it!

The Xtians went to Hawaii to do good and they did well. Very well.

The 1921 Duesenberg Straight 8 Model A #601 sold to - that's right - a former Xtian missionary. Who else could buy a $7,500 'running chasis' and have a Cinderella Royal Coach wanna-be added to it?

Oh, to be frank, it wasn't just Xtians, the JWs were into it also.

I could go on... Richard Baker has a white "7 series" BMW.

"In 1979 the abbot acquired a $25,000 white BMW. Followers dutifully bowed their shaved heads when he motored past. Though Tassajara was earning more than $100,000 a year and Greens was operating in the black, annual deficits climbed to $155,000."

BTW, $25,000 was more than I earned during the entire 1979 tax year working full-time in a union job at top scale!