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« on: January 24, 2009, 04:45:55 AM »

Be sure to read the latest SAACgacity (the semi-regular column on www.saac.com).

"The March of Technology"

The changes that new technology can bring have been the topic of recent discussions around SAAC HQ. In this edition, Rick Kopec talks about the digital age and how film and VCRs have moved from forefront to history in a very short time.

>Click here to read the latest SAACgacity<

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« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2009, 05:14:29 AM »

Nice write up, ironic that it was written by a guy who had trouble typing out one lines in the chat room the other day  Hysterical  Chug a Lug


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PS: Rick, 400 video cassettes of what  Wink

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« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2009, 05:48:33 AM »


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PS: Rick, 400 video cassettes of what  Wink

Wha'da'ya' need?  Grin

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« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2009, 07:41:21 AM »





Come on now, Rick has nothing but "State of the Art" equiptment at SAAC-HQ.

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« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2009, 11:26:43 AM »

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Come on now, Rick has nothing but "State of the Art" equiptment at SAAC-HQ.

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Now that's funny!  Sorry, I'm in the technology business

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« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2009, 09:33:28 AM »

I know what he means about taking pictures carefully back in the olden days. One time I was taking pictures of my 67 fastback and I thought I'd taken the perfect picture. But 3 days later when the pictures came back, I'd forgotten to notice the light pole way in the background. Looked like an f'ing mushroom sticking out of the roof of my car.

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« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2009, 03:18:11 PM »

 Yes, I would like your Shelby Collection of 400 videocassettes.  What is the shipping cost to zip code 85048?   Thanks!

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« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2009, 03:48:57 PM »

Nice write up, ironic that it was written by a guy who had trouble typing out one lines in the chat room the other day  Hysterical  Chug a Lug


Bill S.

PS: Rick, 400 video cassettes of what  Wink

Bill:

I guess I will never hear the end of my debut and subsequent retirement from the Chat Room, all within about 5 minutes. For the record, I did not have trouble typing out one-liners. The chat format just isn't for me. I think (and type) in long paragraphs - not one line sound bites. In my opinion, chat rooms and text messaging with their lack of upper and lower cases, punctuation and those insipid abbreviations (LOL, WTF, IMHO, AFDKC, etc) are one of the reasons for the current decline of mature and thoughtful communication in this country. It will only get worse.

Actually, I was only half-joking about my video collection. I never watch the darned things. They contain everything Cobra/Shelby/GT40 related I was able to grab over a period of time when I was grabbing. Before DVDs, of course. Movies, TV shows, conventions, you name it (no porno). Who has the time to go through them, even in fast forward?

There might not even be 400 there - that was just an estimate. What are they worth?

Rick

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« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2009, 07:23:22 PM »

What are they worth? Unless they ARE porn, with Traci Lords, not much. Shocked

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« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2009, 07:31:51 PM »

A hum. The good ones are worth a trip to the slammer. She could be as young as 14 in them. I hereby testify that I in fact never saw any of those. I only heard about it in my weekly Church group meeting.

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« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2009, 12:14:41 AM »

I too taped a lot of video through the '80s and '90s. It was fun to rewatch at the time but I haven't viewed, or added to, the collection in 10 years. But when I moved house recently I found my old home movies. I'd converted my 8mm movies to VHS when that was introduced. My dad bought me a camera in the mid '70s. I filmed what I was interested in - street machines and muscle cars. I filmed the local shows as well as the big nationals that Car Craft magazine staged at Indy. After not seeing them for so long its great to go back and see them again. The hair, the fashions, and the cars were so different. The heavy hitters had straight axles and ladder bars. If the tyres were too wide they stuck out. Couldn't get wide street rubber, not a problem, just run slicks. And the muscle cars looked so good. Of course they did, they were only 10 years old. They weren't being restored yet so most had mag wheels fitted. But I can see the novelty wearing off again and these films being stuck back in a box. Friends are at me to convert them to digital but as someone who is yet to buy a DVD player or cell phone I don't see that happening. Although I do wonder what will happen to the history we've all captured.

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« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2009, 07:58:56 AM »


Actually, I was only half-joking about my video collection. I never watch the darned things. They contain everything Cobra/Shelby/GT40 related I was able to grab over a period of time when I was grabbing. Before DVDs, of course. Movies, TV shows, conventions, you name it (no porno). Who has the time to go through them, even in fast forward?

There might not even be 400 there - that was just an estimate. What are they worth?

Rick

Well, if one of the tapes is a Purolator commercial, that alone I would think is priceless!

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« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2009, 05:04:47 AM »

I spent most of the past winter converting many VHS tapes to DVD. I recieved most of the tapes from fellow SAAC members. Watkins Glen vintage races since 1988 & some SAAC conventions. Total about 80 DVD's.

Some of the tapes were not in very good condition. But they are on DVD now.

I was surprised at the change - early events - Shelby's, Cobra's were driven to the events & at the events.
Now very few are at the events & even fewer driven to the events. I am glad that I got to go to a lot of the early events and drove my Shelby's there & back home. I did ENJOY the drive.

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« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2009, 05:18:27 PM »

Rick, You make some great observations in both of your articles. I do think though that the " parallel universe" theorem was first put forth by Theodore Kizinsky.  Cheesy

Keep up the great articles and website. I do have one request though......I'll have the Large Family bucket Kindly make it with slaw and all the fixin's aaaand don't forget the biscuits.  Cheesy Cheesy




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« Reply #14 on: April 05, 2009, 03:33:50 PM »

In my opinion, chat rooms and text messaging with their lack of upper and lower cases, punctuation and those insipid abbreviations (LOL, WTF, IMHO, AFDKC, etc) are one of the reasons for the current decline of mature and thoughtful communication in this country. It will only get worse.

Rick

Rick,

I thought that I may be the only person that feels this way!  You are correct!

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