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-Jr- WEDNESDAY >> MARCH 23, 2016 >> THE GRIDLEY HERALD Question or comments? Contact Editor Lisa Van De Hey at Ivandehey@gridleyherald.com Powered By DID YOU ]I[J~TOW Drivers have paid $15 billion to repair pothole damage in the past five years for an average cost of $3 billion a year. More common than wheel bearing and suspension damage is a ruined tire or damaged rim. CARS WE I EMEMBER By Greg Zyla The car was a real bummer for mileage and perfor- owned today. More Content Now mance. My wife grumbled about the tough steering. You can have your '57 Chevys. I preferred my Plym- She couldn't turn corners with it! outh by a mile. It was way ahead of everyone else in hanks everyone for the overflow of letters on So, my Air Force buddy and I went to the local Mt. styling but because Chrysler started using thinner my column about the 1958 General Motors Hollyjunkyard and picked up a power steering pump metal and the body style didn't drain water offtoo well model year designs, which I felt were the along with a four-barrel carb and intake manifold. It they were prone to rust. worst of the decade. Here are two differing opinions ended all problems and ran great and steered easy. I bought a 1965 Mustang 2+2 fastback and it turned on the subject. We kept that monster until the 1964 Malibu SS Con- out to be the worst car I ever owned. I called it the "BIC vertible came out. It was a nice car but a real bummer disposable car: Nothing was repairable on it. Every- Agrees that 1958 General Motors models for quality. We dumped that one for a 1966 Impala SS thing had to be replaced when something went wrong. were the worst hardtop. That was a beauty and it held up well. I can't figure out why so many people think Mustangs Q:GregllovedyourarticleinCanton(Ohio)Reposi-KeeponwritingandI'llkeeponreading. DaveU., are so great. I tried again with a1969 fastback, but it tory about the design of the 1958 cars. I totally agree. Massillon, Ohio was the same. After owning two 1957 Chevrolet convertibles and A: Thanks D'ave, you sure are one great GM loyalist I also bought a 1967 Corvette coupe while in Chicago then moving on to a 1958 Impala hardtop, it was a big and have owned some fine machines, the summer of 1967. -This was my second favorite car. let down for sure. The '58 styling wasn't too awful but I owned it until just four years ago. I'm still in deep the engine for that weight was pitiful. My Impalahad Reader feels the 1958 car designs were depression I ever sold it. I had 140,000 miles on it when I sent it down the road. a 348-V8 with two-barrel carb and no power steering! superb . m --- .m --. --. ,i Q: I came across your recent article The worst year Oh, I had some problems with it, mainly because of the 1950s decade? Everyone has their own ideas and from time to time I pushed it too hard. I had the 350- I Special 0fiery, I owned a 1958 Pontiac Bonneville convertible, which I had a timing gear come loose once, and some gears my opinion is 180 degrees opposite of yours, horse 327 in it, and one cylinder pushed a little oil. I I bought offthe showroom.turntable at a dealer in ny wore out in the differential. But it was made to go fast, hometown, Chicago, at age 18. This is the one car I and I enjoyed it very much. wish I still owned today. It was incredible. I made many Guys my age now seek to own their favorite 1950s car. 1709 Highway99 1 lng trips in it with my family t0 Califrnia' Canada Check out the prices on a1958 Impala or Bonneville. and back and forth to my hometown many times. I There must be some reason they are bringing in such astounding prices at Mecum Auctions. My favorite have owned several 1950s era cars, but the Bonneville model year for Chevy was 1955 as those little Belair Gridley, CA 95948 1 remains my favorite. It was fast, rode smooth and was two-door hardtops were the best. very reliable. 846 4724 i also owneda1955Plymouthcon~eertible, whichi Well, those are my opinions on the cars of my youth. " raced at Oswego Raceway, in Oswego, Illinois. So hot To each his own, and I really enjoyyour work. Bob T., I I had to take off the line in second gear or it would New York. A: Bob, great letter and thanks so much for your just sit there and spin the tires. But it was not one of input. I agree those 1958 models bring nice money at I This Coupon is Good for One Lube, Oil and Filter Change, my favorite cars. A Mulit-Point Inspection, Tire Rotation and CAR WASH! ! I also owned a 1957 Plymouth Sport Fury. the auctions and feel your pain on the sale of your 1967 I loved driving.that car although the weak part was Corvette. Factory Trained Technicians for Professional and Friendly Service the torsion bar suspension as it was prone to failure sometime. But it is another of the cars I wish I still - Greg Zyla writes weekly for More Content Now and other Gatehouse Media publications. Write him We Service All Makes and Models with your collector car, auto nostalgia or old-time auto Local Courtesy Shuttle Tires Alignment racing questions at 303 Roosevelt St., Sayre, Pa. 18840 Brakes Batteries or email at greg@gregzGtla.com. Please Call for an Appointment i i ~ i ~ i~: i ! Wheels Shocks Gridley Country Ford Service Department FIND US ON ]1742 HWY 99, GRIDLEY Offer Expires 6-30-16 1146'2553 If you would like to be included in the Community Calender, email herald.rachel@gmail.com a week before your event/service Book drive for Max's Miracle Kids Tax deductible donations can put a smile on a child's face by providing new books for children at: www.youcaring.com/books4maxmiraclekids Gridley Lions Club annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, March 26 at Vierra Park * 11 a.m. SHARP Miracle Ranch Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, March 26 in Biggs * 1 p.m. Chicken and Bean Feed Gridley Titans Booster Club will hold a drive thru Chicken and Bean Feed April 9 from 5 to 8 p.m., at the Gridley Moose Lodge. Dinner is $12 and will include a half chicken, beans; rice and a salad. Call Jesse Ryan for ticket information (530)682-6573 16 at Portuguese Hall in Grid- ley. More info coming soon Live Oak's Relay for Life April 16 Gridley's Relay For Life April 30 "Swing Into Spring" Golf Tournament Fri- day, April 15, 2016 at Table Mountain Golf Course Oroville. Call 846-4808 for more infor- mation. Churches, service organizations and viduals are asked to volunteer Saturday, April 23 at 8 a.m., at the Butte County Fairgrounds Comcast Cares at Gridley High Saturday, April 30 starting at 8 a.m. Calling for all volunteers possible Biggs Street Dance fund raiser for Fourth of July fireworks Save Friday, May 13 for the annual Biggs Street Dance Friday to dance to Journey trib- ute band. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. Hot dog and hamburger meals will be served. Entrance is $5, dinner extra. The event will be held in front of the Colonia Hotel on B Street Gridley's Farmers Market Gridley's Farmers Market starts Tuesday, May 17 at Orchard Hospital from 5to 7 p.m. Run Around the Rice Race Around the Rice in Biggs Saturday, May 21, 2016 followed by Red Suspenders Day Festivities with parade starting at 11!30.a.m. Gridley Recreation's Track and Field Meet (formerly known as Hershey Track and Field Meet) will be held Saturday, April 16 at the Grid- ley High School Track. Registration will open March 1 through April 11 and pre-registration is a must at the Gridley Recreation Office, 194 Washington Street Monday through Friday 9-3 p.m., call 846-3264 for more information. Hit Pitch & Run in Gridley Gridley's Hit Pitch & Run is Sunday, April 24 noon at Vierra Park Majors Field. Contact Cindy at Gridley Rec, 846-3264 or Gr!dley Recreation facebook. Book club offered at Gridley Library If you are interested in joining a once a month self directed book club stop by or call the library in Gridley to sign up. Members will decide the day and time to meet, make the book selections and lead the discussions. Call 846-3323 to sign up. Paperback books for sale at Gridley's Gridley Friends of the Library offers an on- going paperback book sale in the lobby of the library at just 25 cents each. Pre-owned books are welcome along with hard back books as long as they are in good condition. U-Jam Fitness Turn it Up for the ultimate fitness dance party Tuesdays at 6 p.., at the Gridley Recre- ation Center in Vierra Park. First class is free, $3 per class after. Pinewood Derby Races The Annual Gridley Recreation Pine Wood Derby Races will be held Saturday, May 21 dur- ing the Red SuspeJqders Festivities with car check in at 12:30 following the parade and rac- es starting at 1 p.m. Kits are $6 and only kids purchased from the Recreation Department are eligible. Narcotics Anonymous Annual Kids Fishing Derby for a big work-day. Several projects are being The Gr,dley Recreatoln wlll host the An- planned including spnnkler installation paint in s will be held at St T,moth s E ,sco al -I- m, . ' " : " . ' ' ' " - nual Kids Fishing Day Saturday, May 14at Gray ' g " ' Y' P P ;m mg flowers planted trees trimmed etc Church 410 Jackson Street ever II .... Lodge from 7 a.m., to noon for ages 1-16 years , Y: : II | of age. For more information call 846-3264. Sunday, 7 p.m., Wednesday, 7 p.m., Thurs- !1 | . day, 7p.m., Friday, 7p.m. II i i i,/: i!,. i ii i:::,:,ji ili, ,,, :,: i'V ! Call 1-877-669-1669 for more information: i