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A blast from the past!

THROWBACK THURSDAY (CAR)

1987 AUDI 5000CS TURBO

1987 AUDI 5000CS TURBO QUATTRO

With this type of vehicle, I usually saw middle age to older white individuals drive this around town. Anyone know different? Needless to say, I didn’t see much of this around my community in Maryland, but when I saw it in D.C. that is all I saw driving it.  So growing up with that type of complex and social parody, you automatically think that only white people can afford these type of cars.  Such a horrible way to be, but growing up in a place or community that thinks that way it rubs off on you.

1987 CHEVROLET CORVETTE

1987 CHEVROLET CORVETTE

The only time I saw this car around was when I would visit my late grandmother’s house in her NW Washington, D.C. neighborhood and play with my first cousins’ Barbie silver corvette when playing with certain girl toys wasn’t a taboo.  Don’t recall seeing this car alot, but I’m pretty sure some of you did.

1987 FORD MUSTANG GT

1987 FORD MUSTANG GT

You don’t see these around here much anymore, but some people are trying to keep the lifeline alive.  If you ask me I like the 1960’s style Mustang and if I was going to buy a Mustang in its current framework, I would want to get only the Shelby style.  If I am going for a muscle car I want all the whistles to go along with it.

Henry Scott

THROWBACK THURSDAY (CAR)

1987 ACURA INTEGRA

1987 ACURA INTEGRA

How many people of their early twenties and teen years have heard of this vehicle, let alone seen it?  Well, I think a number of us in our thirties and older, maybe even people in their late twenties, have heard of this vehicle and actually seen it.  Going through my high school years, between 1993-1997, I knew of a few people that actually made it their mission to go out and buy this car.  I never really had much interest in this type of car since it was a two door and it seemed like every young black person I knew would have this as their car at one point.  A friend, who lived at the cul-de-sac in our neighborhood, owned a nice gold one, which only seemed to be owned by a lot of young black men with tinted windows, and with his driving style ended up wrecking it. Of course, other versions came out into the nineties.

I wonder how many of you remember owning one, knew someone who owned one and always wanted one, but never got it?

Henry Scott

THROWBACK THURSDAY (LIFE)

LIFE IN 1987 – PART I

(A) FINAL FANTASY VIDEO GAME:

I suppose true video game heads would or should know about when Final Fantasy was released for the first time in 1987 by Square in Japan for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES).  It was released on December 18, 1987 and was considered a success selling over 400, 000 copies on its original release and over 2 million copies worldwide in subsequent releases.  Numerous series and soundtracks have followed to make this a successful series.

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(2) UNITED STATES POPULATION (ESTIMATION):

244.6 Million

(3) KIDNAPPING:

Some may remember this incident of Terry Waite being kidnapped in Beirut.  He was taken on January 20th just eight days after he originally arrived in Beirut to negotiate the release of hostages being held by Islamic Jihad.  He wasn’t released until November 18, 1991 just shy of four years of solitary confinement. He was one of many hostages that were kidnapped and held in the Middle East.

terry-waitePicture was taken in April 1993.