On Mon, Jan 30, 2023 at 7:03 AM Charlie Moger <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Those Corvette pictures revved up my mental wayback machine. Back when I was a baby radio promotion guy in the 80’s, I worked at an ABC radio station in Houston: 97Rock. It was my first big-time radio gig—and, at the time, it was hard getting bigger than ABC. Your pictures dusted off memories of the frame-off restored Corvettes we gave away. Yeah. Found ‘em. Restored ‘em. Gave ‘em away. Did I mention ABC did things in a big way?
During my time there we gave away a ’63 and ’65 like the ones the wizard’s buddy bought. The ’65 was a joy to drive; we installed a nitrous pump for added thrills. The ’63 was a hound. First year of the Sting Ray and the only split-window. It was so unreliable we gave it away on a trailer with a short-bed pickup to pull it — all three with matching Cragar mags and BFGoodrich White Letter Radials. They were such audacious prizes that they earned us center spot at the annual Autorama in the AstroHall where the winner’s name was drawn at random from all the postcard entries received. Seems a lifetime ago. It was the best of times in radio and nobody knew it. Thanks for the ride.