It all started so innocently. I wanted to sell
my prize 1978 Corvette Pace Car, one of 2 that I have remaining from when I had a valid driver's license LAST YEAR.
I bought the car in February or March (I cannot remember because I misplaced the title and didn't register it until last Friday).
It doesn't really matter to me WHEN I got it as much as WHERE I got it from. I bought it from deep East Texas in Texarkana
from a guy that I liked instantly on Ebay. His name is Bryan Poe.
To "feel me" a little you need to understand my history. My dad
was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas and I vividly remember us stocking up on Burger Chef burgers and iced sodas for our long
road journeys to Pine Bluff from Austin in the 1960s. There were no IH20s or super highways to travel... We took back
roads thru the heart of the KKK south on each trek. I remember the COLORED ONLY bathrooms and every place they were.
What's really sad is that I remember those times with heartfelt fondness...
Digressing a bit, I also remember walking in downtown Austin and, even
though Jim Crow was always alive and well, everyone GREETED each other regardless of race. That doesn't happen too much
anymore and that is some of what I miss most... The respectfulness that has been lost by the wayside replaced by people who
not only don't know each other but have no desire to care about whatever's happening around them either. It's like the
North REALLY invaded the South and won.
People up North are KNOWN for their callous-coldnesses toward others.
Back to my sale today I had a bunch of emails asking questions about the
car I first listed 2 days ago but none offering a specific amount. It was a feel-out period for all of us.
That's one of the reasons I hate selling because I hardly ever "feel out"
a seller. I see the car, I either want it or I don't and I bid until I win or lose. Most of these people are "Watchers"
and last minute bidders. People like that cause people like me to suffer big-time anxiety attacks because "Just bid
and buy it already" is my attitude, especially when I am selling a car that is so gall-darnit RARE. 1978 L82 hipo engine
with manual transmission, cloth & leather, yellow spare rim, original condition, never wrecked and GREAT running
show winning PACE CAR. What's to consider? You either want it or you don't.