I regret that the original Baldwin Motion closed it's doors the year I was born, so I did miss it in their heyday. My family moved to Baldwin, N.Y. in the 60's so I do have uncles and my grandfather that remember that place well. The place changed hands a few times but always kept the same name. I used to drive by there twice a day on the bus to school. A friend of mine and I checked them out in the 90's, they had 2 modded drag Grand Nationals out front and some 80's/90's camaros also.
I just recently found out about the book and bought it 2 weeks ago. Very nice detail and the pictures remind me of my hometown.
I actually have 2 of the brown/white Ertl BM Chevelle in my avatar. One has diecast cancer, the other wasdicovered broken by Ebay retailer after I bought it and a few other cars, so he just shipped it to me for free. It is weird becasue I can't find any cancer on it, but it is snapped at the A pillars(?) I have most of the ERTL BM cars, but the newer Hwy 61 ones seem to be much nicer. I just wish HWY 61 expanded their BM offerings, like the Ko-Motion, Vega, 442, Cobra's etc...
Ok you are rolling up to a major red carpet event( Grammys, Oscar, Espy's etc.) what are you rolling up in? Luxury, Exotic, Massive earthmover dumptruck, Batmobile, Bigfoot, anything you name it.
I think my choice would be a 1969 Baldwin Motion Corvette with totally open exhaust, Lemans Blue. Or maybe the Batmobile from the first two movies.
Yes I am classless.
I like the way you think Smokey. I was actually thinking of this the other day. We (almost) always see celebs pull up in luxury and exotic cars. Would'nt it be cool if we see one pull up in a legendary muscle car to get people talking. I can here Joan Rivers saying "what the hell is a Baldwin Motion?, do they sell them on Rodeo drive"
I grew up in Baldwin, NY, so I am all for props to my old town.
I would pull up in a custom dragster vintage ice cream truck, towing a custom convertible Partridge Family bus full of hot babes.
[/quote]Wow I would have loved to be that close to Motion back in the day, I know I would have bought one.
The book by Marty Schour about BM is reallly good, but I am sure you have it. Really like your avatar to, I have that 69 Chevelle and I think it is so sharp even if it is a little old.