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Dallas Drives: the cars used in the series

Discussion in 'Dallas - The Original Series' started by Mel O'Drama, May 30, 2017.

  1. Lastkidpicked

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    @KayLloyd I've been enjoying your posts, and didn't mean to leave you out. Glad you liked it!
     
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    Well, we often play Jeff Foxworthy on the cassette deck in that truck!

    And yes, I did say cassette deck. Not all of us a president of Ewing Oil.
     
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    I figured that must be you, LKP! I wasn’t sure if you were talking about the truck at the end or Pam at the new Braddock disco!
     
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    That was so cool! Thanks for the video, Lastkid!

    So that was you talking in that?

    If it was I don't know if you've ever told us what part of Texas you're originally from. I like trying to guess where people are from by the way they talk. I know you've told us you've spent a lot of time in the Dallas area. but I think I heard a little bit of West Texas accent there too..But I'm no expert, it's just a guess.
     
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    You are right! The Odessa-Midland area.

    My friends and I notice our accents come and go depending on where we spend time. When we're out in the country hauling hay like in the video, we are with people who speak with a steeper accent and we fall into our old accents as well.

    If I spend too much time in Dallas, I tend to lose my accent. Dallas is banking city, and most folks who work in the industry came from the coasts and don't have a Texas accent.

    Just to add an additional layer on this, the seven sisters along with all larger independent oil companies are based in Houston. For those Texans living in Houston, it is a point of pride to maintain a deep accent and a bit of a drawl. It's almost as if to say, "We hire people from all over the world, yet we have kept our Texas accents and traditions."

    Here is a Dallas vs Houston joke I heard at the diner last night:

    Dallas guy: "I own a ranch that is so big, it takes me an entire day to drive my truck across it!"

    Houston guy: "Yeah. I had a truck like that once."

    BWHAHAHAHAHAHA! I love it!
     
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    Ha ha! That's a great joke!

    Wow, so you're from the Odessa-Midland, area huh? Odessa was the setting of the movie Friday Night Lights, wasn't it?

    I think Mike Judge, creator of King Of The Hill, is from west Texas. Hank Hill sounds very west Texan, like maybe he's from Amarillo.

    What you've described, about how people's speech, their accents, changing depending on where they've been recently spending their time is something I've heard other people say too. I like that there are different accents in different parts of the country. It helps give each place its own unique character. I hope we never lose that, to where everybody would sound the same in every part of the country.

    It seems to me another TV series needs to be made, one titled "Houston."
     
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    LMK could have told Ray that Sam Gurney’s bull in Odessa wasn’t for sale and prevented the big Garnet McGee fight!

    (I think it was a name like Sam Gurney, close to that, anyway)
     
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    I’ve read an interview with David Jacobs where he admitted he didn't know much about Texas when he wrote the pilot and was first developing the show, and if he had, the show would have been Houston (oil town) instead of Dallas (banking town)
     
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    Then the world may have not had Matt Houston...

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    ..... it would have been Matt Dallas. :confused:
     
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    ok, that's pretty much the greatest post in the history of the internet!
     
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    [​IMG]

    And even in Mark Graison's car! Almost like something from a dream.
     
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    and the mustache... that's too much to be coincidence! Which came first, Matt Houston or Mark Graison??

    edit: to answer my own question, Matt Houston debuted September 26 1982 and Mark Graison debuted January 7 1983 - was Dallas copying a show inspired by Dallas and Magnum, P.I.?
     
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    Matt Houston came first (1982) as he had the Excalibur and Mark Grayson (1983) had the Zimmer. Mustached men and their neo-classic cars were all the rage in 1980's TV. :cool:
     
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    In case you didn't see this in the ABC's of Dallas.

    Mark Graison's baby pic:
















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    Just imagine if there was a crossover between Dallas and Matt Houston where Matt Houston was a rival to Mark Graison for Pam's affections. A dashing Texas-born oilman and LA private investigator verses a suave millionaire businessman. I'm willing to bet Michelle Stevens' skirt :p that if they met at Pam's house these two fine gentlemen would throw-down and both would be in the pool. :box: An opportunity missed. :rolleyes:
     
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    Hey everyone: This isn't about Dallas, sorry, but I'm asking because the people in this thread really know cars! So, if someone could answer it, I'd appreciate it :)

    The 1988 or 1989 Nissan 300ZX Turbo with t-tops, was my favorite car - some of you probably remember that car. My question is: What would be the closest thing to a brand new car today to that car, whether it's made by Nissan or anyone else, and how much does it cost?
     
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    Nissan still make the Z-car. 2019 is actually the 50th anniversary.

    The current model is the 370Z.

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    Prices start at just over $30k, but I imagine it would be at least 50% on top of that for a higher spec model.

    No T-bar these days though.
     
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    Thanks! I remember them costing between $30,000 and $35,000 for the higher spec model in the early 90s.
     
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    Nice pictures. Here's a picture of a 1989 300ZX Turbo

    1989-nissan-300zx-turbo.jpg

    Also, here's a link to a 1990 300ZX Turbo that sold in March of this year for $32,000! It only had 6,000 miles on it. https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1990-nissan-300zx-twin-turbo-20/
     
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