> classic vintage and antique machine in the house had a name.I do believe I will name this Wizard "Chevy 409"
DH said at one time they had a song about that car.
He was singing it to me this morning.
- --- Helen <grampy@...> wrote:
> everyChev Impala with a 409CC engine. A real 'muscle car'.
> > classic vintage and antique machine in the house
> had a name.
> > Sally
> I do believe I will name this Wizard "Chevy 409"
> DH said at one time they had a song about that car.
> He was singing it to me this morning.
> Hi! Yep, back in the early 60's. Song was about the
- Beach Boys song 409 flip side of Surfin Safari album, Song about a car
with a 409 Cubic Inch Displacement engine(CID), Recorded post 1962
after they changed their name to The Beach Boys, Most cars from the mid
1950's to early 1960's had Tail Fins, It was the style, Makes perfect
sense that sewing machine manufacturers would copy the fin styling into
their design, I am suprised that more did not use automotive styling
and badge with names of cars similar to the Fleetwood Bernie posted
Those were the days
(snip)> Hi! Yep, back in the early 60's. Song was about the
> Chev Impala with a 409CC engine. A real 'muscle car'.
> Bill Eaton
"She's real fine, my 409,
She's real fine, my 409,
Ah, I could go on and on with that song..one of my
favorite car songs from the days of my youth.
I've always felt very fortunate to have grown up
during the 1950's and 60's fantastic music, great
cars, wonderful sewing machines, etc. It truly was a
wonderful era to have have grown up in...probably the
One of these days, I hope to score a chromed
"Fleetwood" script from a junked Cadillac for the case
top on my finned "Fleetwood", sewing machine.
I actually once owned a white 1975 Cadillac
Fleetwood Broughham. Nineteen feet-six inches of
rompin' stompin' Detroit iron. That car had 500
cubic-inch Cadillac V-8 in it, and as I recall, the
curb weight was 5856 pounds....pretty close to three
With it's monstrous V-8 engine, I didn't pass
too many gas stations without stopping in to fill 'er
up, but man-o-man, what a car that was! That car was
like riding in a Boeing 747 on the freeway/Interstate!
Regards, Bernie....A Little Bit South of Grass Valley, CA
'Son of a Singer Man'