1968 Corvette

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The 1968 Corvette sported all-new styling and was based on the Mako Shark II concept car.

The design was bold, but it seemed most Americans approved as production was up from the previous year. The new ‘Vette introduced hidden windshield wipers and removable T-Tops on the Coupe models and a new 3-speed automatic replaced the old 2-speed. Wheels were one inch wider and the rear roll center was lower allowing the car to corner and hug the roads with more ease.

Under the hood, the Corvette gained several new engine options, and the rare L88 was still available with just 115 being sold.

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Patti Smith/Robert Mapplethorpe

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Of all the artists who shaped #Patti’s persona, Bob Dylan was her fave. She allso totes liked the 19th-century poet Arthur Rimbaud.

The two artists out of the book “Just Kids”, and that book was pretty cool. Patti Smith wrote it after a very special friend died, and “Just Kids” captures a moment when #Patti and #RobertMapplethorpe were young, inseparable, perfectly bohemian and unknown, to where a #touristy couple in Washington Square Park spied them in the early Autumn of 1967 and argued about whether they were worth a #snapshot. (How rude) The woman thought they looked like artists. The man disagreed, saying dismissively, “They’re just kids.”
Anyways they became artists, lovers, and lived that New York life. But Patti became a singer when she was 28 and “Horses” came out. And she had a hit single “because the night” on the #radio. Pattismith is definitely one of my influences.
But Robbert Mapplethorpe died in his forties, and he thought people weren’t going to remember him, so she wrote this book. You should read it.

Janis Joplin

Pearl became her biggest seller, holding down the #1 position for nine weeks in 1971. It included “Me and Bobby McGee,” a song written for her by ex-lover Kris Kristofferson. A portrait of a countercultural love affair, sung by #Janis as an affectionate, road-weary country blues, “Me and Bobby McGee” perfectly captured the bohemian spirit of the times. The powerful performances on Pearl, including “Move Over,” “Half Moon” and “Get It While You Can,” hint at what might have come from #Janis had she not died at 27.

20140323-193620.jpg #Janis about that Colt 45 life here. Oh ya girl love vintage #pics