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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Re: Who Doesn’t Love a Maverick?

posted by on October 16 at 15:00 PM


From Wikipedia:

Early models lacked a true glove box to save on costs, but the glove box was added in 1973…. Some of the exterior paint options had unusual names, such as Anti-Establish Mint, Hulla Blue, Original Cinnamon, Freudian Gilt, Thanks Vermillion, […] Dresden Blue, Raven Black, Wimbledon White, and Candyapple Red.


By Craig Worrell:

I was getting tired of “maverick” being bandied about like EVERYONE and their dog is a maverick. And yes, it’s Jim Garner.

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Everyone noticed the suddenly more giant thing on the maverick's face right? It wasn't just me? It seemed to be pulsing! Do we know what's going on with that? Did he comment on that?

Posted by sepiolida | October 16, 2008 3:06 PM

Oh, so awesome. I learned to drive on one of those, it was my grandma's old car and she didn't drive it much at that point. I didn't know the name, but it was RED and had a pushbutton start bypass retrofit.

I kinda miss it.

Posted by JK | October 16, 2008 3:16 PM

It's his new running mate, Ima Goiter.

Posted by Bethany Jean Clement | October 16, 2008 3:18 PM

I once went along to buy a Maverick that didn't run for my broke friend. The seller said it ran fine until he washed the engine, and then quit on him. He tried taking the distributor out and drying it, but it didn't work.

So he agreed to let us take it off his hands for $250. Then I popped the hood, undid the distributor bolt and turned the distributor 180 degrees, put it back, and we drove away.

I am such a huge fucking smart ass.

Posted by elenchos | October 16, 2008 3:18 PM

My friend had that exact car when we were younger. Compared to the Volare I had at the time, that things might've well as been a GTO.

Posted by Dougsf | October 16, 2008 3:35 PM

Wasn't Craig Worell a relief pitcher in the late '80s?

Posted by laterite | October 16, 2008 3:40 PM


Posted by Craig | October 16, 2008 3:49 PM

here's a tip, google image search "maverick chaosmen", i'd post a jpeg link but then there'd be that whole "NSFW" kerfuffle, and it just ain't worth it.

Posted by pissy mcslogbot | October 16, 2008 3:55 PM

My grandmother drove one of those for about 15 years - I don't know what the official color was called, but it fell somewhere between butterscotch and pumpkin, with a fat white stripe that went up the hood, over the roof, and down the trunk lid.

And yeah, didn't have a glove box. Forgot all about that.

Posted by COMTE | October 16, 2008 4:18 PM

lol @7 - Sorry, first thing that came to my mind!

Posted by laterite | October 16, 2008 4:32 PM

I drove a Maverick. It was yellow with lots of rust spots. I used to accelerate shopping carts with it. You hold onto the cart as you pickup speed. At 35 mph you let go and turn the car away. The cart hits a curb and flips in the air. Good times.

Posted by snarky | October 16, 2008 4:49 PM

Other times I would drive through rich neighborhoods with big lawns which didn't have curbs. They would put their trash out in plastic barrels. If I swerved at the right speed I could propel the barrel(s) clear to the middle of the lawn. Yeeehaw.

Posted by snarky | October 16, 2008 4:54 PM

My first car was a 71 Mav! Red with mags... the engine died whenever I jumped it, like Dukes of Hazard.

Posted by kyle [TCBITR] | October 16, 2008 4:58 PM

My mom used to drive me to kindergarten in a spinich green one....while singing the theme song to "Maverick". I was nearly named Brett/Bart.

Posted by yucca flower | October 16, 2008 5:07 PM

I had an old 4-door 73 mav - shit brown with the steel awning things over the side windows. Ugly as sin and smoked like a chimney, but it had a V8 under the hood, and when you put the hammer down, it pushed you right back in your seat. Good times.

Posted by Providence | October 16, 2008 5:07 PM

I sent that idea into Busted Tees weeks ago and haven't seen a royalty check (or free shirt) yet.

Posted by daytrpr | October 16, 2008 6:58 PM

Holy shit. My first car was a 75(?) light blue Maverick. That car was legendary. I once packed in 15 drunk teenagers, including me at the wheel. Somehow made it out of my teens without crashing it once.

Posted by Sean | October 16, 2008 9:12 PM

My first car was a 1970 Ford Maverick. Got it for $100 in 1999 from a lady who bought it from the original owner, a priest, back in the '80s. Only had 70,000 miles on it. Really fun car to drive around, until the trunk fell off.

Posted by Ryan | October 16, 2008 9:23 PM

My sister and I shared a dark green Maverick in High School. It is the car I learned to drive in.

It had a horrible squeak in the front end, and the heater never worked. It was an old piece of garbage. Much like McCain.

Posted by kerri harrop | October 17, 2008 12:12 AM

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