Were you fortunate enough to grow up in the 80's?

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A little KC and the Sunshine Band every now and then is a good thing! 😉
Oh, ouch. Sorry, any time I hear that name or recognize one of their tunes, the radio goes off.

Sadly, some good bands broke up in the 80s -The Cars in 88, Eagles in 80, and others. (I can understand the situation with The Cars - Ric was a jerk)

The 80s was also a decade of decline for American cars - most are quite forgettable. (I own one of the exceptions)





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Oh, ouch. Sorry, any time I hear that name or recognize one of their tunes, the radio goes off.

Sadly, some good bands broke up in the 80s -The Cars in 88, Eagles in 80, and others. (I can understand the situation with The Cars - Ric was a jerk)

The 80s was also a decade of decline for American cars - most are quite forgettable. (I own one of the exceptions)
No doubt, the cars of the 80’s were not the best, but like the music, some timeless masterpieces emerged.

Starting with this one for me:

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Shit, I just remembered Magnum P.I.!

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Bonus fun-fact: George Lucas originally wanted Tom Selleck to play Indiana Jones, but CBS wouldn’t allow him because of his commitment to Magnum P.I.

Can you imagine?!
 

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Parachute pants! Half shirts and everything was done BY THE POWER OF GRAYSCULL!!! It’s just the He-Man in me.. lol
Don’t forget rolled up pants Swiss watches and I forget the name of the checkered shoes but not vans. Levi’s were big.. preps vs stoners ..

Fun times and the best of times.. no worries for the most part.
 

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No doubt, the cars of the 80’s were not the best, but like the music, some timeless masterpieces emerged.

Starting with this one for me:

8EE05A0C-EC7F-4656-8E29-0101DEAFB7BA.jpeg


Shit, I just remembered Magnum P.I.!

63058AEC-8320-44ED-8739-380D895D1C03.jpeg


Bonus fun-fact: George Lucas originally wanted Tom Selleck to play Indiana Jones, but CBS wouldn’t allow him because of his commitment to Magnum P.I.

Can you imagine?!
Ya proved my point about most American cars - with the BEAUTIES you posted here. OMG, I'd love to have Magnum's (or rather, Robin's) car from those days even today.

I actually watched TMNT with my kids in the late 80s. Goofy cartoon.
 

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Sorry for the long post but damn this thread is right on time. With the current state of the world, it always feels great to go down the nostalgia escape hatch. Born in 72, my wife in 71 (and I never let her forget who's oldest :). We have different musical tastes, but both agree on 80's. I was a bit more into new wave and early hip hop, while she's a bit more hair metal and pop, but we have a ton of common ground in 80's music.

Used to love Magnum PI as a kid. Some channel was running all of them in the spring-early summer and I was immediately transported back to 1983-86 watching them. Was big into any of the shows starring cars; Spencer for Hire, Greatest American Hero, Night Rider, even Dukes of Hazzard!

In an automotive sense, I actually think performance cars were beginning a come back during the 80's, especially during the later years of the decade. Mustangs started to get quick again around 85 and by 87, the "5.0" Fox body was making it's bones. Going head to head with the Camaro (I-ROC-Z anyone?). Don't forget the fun Japanese cars of the time too: Mazda RX-7, Nissan (still Datsun in the early 80s I think) 280Z, and the Toyota Supra (My Dad had an 84 model). Also, used cars from the 60's that go for 5-6 figures today were still cheap. My first car was a 65 Mustang Coupe with a 289. Pretty plain Jane, but everything to me. My best friend had a 67 with a 302. We'd spend hrs wrenching on them, then take a stopwatch and go out to see if 0-60 times had improved. Did our share of street racing as well, thank god we didn't hurt ourselves or anyone else, a minor miracle really.
 

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Oh, ouch. Sorry, any time I hear that name or recognize one of their tunes, the radio goes off.

Sadly, some good bands broke up in the 80s -The Cars in 88, Eagles in 80, and others. (I can understand the situation with The Cars - Ric was a jerk)

The 80s was also a decade of decline for American cars - most are quite forgettable. (I own one of the exceptions)
Yeah, but 80’s kids didn’t own 80’s cars In the 80’s. We owned 60’s cars, which were awesome.
 

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My wife and I watched Fast Times at Ridgemont High last night. Not a bad documentary. i Remembered the many Pat Benetars at school and turned up collars.

There is that one memory. Ah... if only we could really go back.
 

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Born in 71. Grew up in small town Michigan. 80's were great. Sad to see what my kids (13 and 16) are growing up with. Trying to give them as much experience as I had, but its tough.
Duck, Rabbit, and Pheasant Hunting after school with your buddies. Having your own flat bottom boat at 12 years old and just make sure stay close to shore in heavy winds. All of the kids on our couple of streets (12 of us varied in 3 years between oldest and youngest) Parents were all teachers in the same school district and we could hang out at anybody's house anytime we wanted.
Yup, miss those days.
 

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